Big Damn Heroes
Chronic Illness Community Asks
✚: Do you have an official diagnosis or diagnoses? What are they?
☓: Do you believe in self diagnosis?
☯: Are there any disorders or conditions you think you might have that you aren't diagnosed for?
✞: Do your religion and your mental health have anything to do with one another?
✡: How much do you tell your family about your mental health? How do they feel about it
✤: When were you first diagnosed?
★: Are you currently seeking help from a mental health professional? Do you like them or dislike them?
✱: What's your opinion of the mental health system in your country?
❤: Does your diagnosis/disorder/whathaveyou affect your romantic life at all?
♫: Have you turned to music to help you cope? What's your favorite music for this purpose?
☮: Do you describe your moods or different aspects of your diagnosis with certain terms that other people might not know? Explain.
ø: What are some of the best and worst comments you've gotten in relation to your illness?
✎: How does your illness affect your work or school?
✿: How does being neuroatypical affect your day do day life?
☢: What's your opinion on medication?
☁: What are the hardest and easiest parts of your condition for you?
ϟ: What misconceptions do you see a lot about your condition?
ⓣ: How do you feel about tumblr's view of mental illness?
▼: Do you believe in ableism towards people with mental disabilities?
☠: How serious/significant do you consider your disorder? Why?
♡: How do you feel about people putting their illnesses in their sidebars/freely advertising them?
♋: What's your favorite self care thing to do?



the phrase “curiosity killed the cat” is actually not the full phrase it actually is “curiosity killed the cat but satisfaction brought it back” so don’t let anyone tell you not to be a curious little baby okay go and be interested in the world uwu

See also:

Blood is thicker than water The blood of the covenant is thicker than the water of the womb.

Meaning that relationships formed by choice are stronger than those formed by birth.


Color palette tutorial time!

This is by no means the Only Way To Pick Colors—it’s just a relatively-simple method I use sometimes.  I’ve found it works pretty well, almost regardless of what colors you pick—as long as you can keep them organized by those light/dark warm/cool categories, and make sure one category takes up a significantly higher proportion of page space, it usually turns out pretty good!

Frida Kahlo de Rivera (July 6, 1907 – July 13, 1954; Magdalena Carmen Frieda Kahlo y Calderón) was a Mexican painter, born in Coyoacán.

Perhaps best known for her self-portraits, Kahlo’s work is remembered for its “pain and passion”, and its intense, vibrant colors. Her work has been celebrated in Mexico as emblematic of national and indigenous tradition, and by feminists for its uncompromising depiction of the female experience and form.

Her work has also been described as surrealist, and in 1938 André Breton, principal initiator of the surrealist movement, described Kahlo’s art as a “ribbon around a bomb”.

During her lifetime, Frida created some 200 paintings, drawings and sketches related to her experiences in life, physical and emotional pain and her turbulent relationship with Diego. She produced 143 paintings, 55 of which are self-portraits. When asked why she painted so many self-portraits, Frida replied: “Because I am so often alone….because I am the subject I know best.” 

She also stated, “I was born a bitch. I was born a painter.” (x)



if u were dating a FBI agent and you dumped him.

he would be ur fed ex 

I hope the NSA people scanning my blog got a chuckle out of that

BIG FUCKING SURPRISE the rheumatology center at u of m has STILL not called me to make my appointment even though they were supposed to call today at the latest

And I’m just really anxious because I’ve been trying to find a place that takes my insurance for so long and I just gave up on trying to find somebody local and its great that I’m going to be getting great care and I want to move to AA in a few years anyways but like, I need to get my health under control. These diseases have taken over my life and I just can’t fucking live like this anymore. So I’m feeling super impatient. I know they’re busy helping other people who have it just as bad as me but… I just need a doctor who can actually help me.


If enough people are interested, I am thinking of starting a second tumblr page for a movie night or movie club for spoonies. Basically the idea is that once or twice a month we watch a certain movie at the same time and we could use the instant messaging system in Skype to chat about the movie as we are watching or write posts about the movie on Tumblr and tag them with a certain tag so we can read them as we watch. Would anyone want to do this? We could also do it for TV shows

I’m so fucking down!


Anyone have any tips for shaving with fibro/sensitive skin??

I have tried just about everything (nair, just about every sensitive skin shaving cream/product on the market) and nothing has seemed to help the irritation and pain I feel after shaving. It lasts for about a day afterwards but is really bad for a few hours. I don’t care if people shave or not but personally like it better and want to keep being able to shave. And nothing is working, urgh. So ideas?

I’ve never been able to shave anything without major misery and pain and irritation. I waxed for a while, but it’s still unpleasant and expensive. Some people have success with getting threaded, but that was worse than shaving for me. So, I discovered feminism and asked myself if I wanted to shave for the right reasons, and gradually I just stopped trying to fight my body and just let it grow! I’m about a million times happier now, and I think the bush is coming back into style anyways. So maybe consider just not shaving, it’s totally a valid option. (Or maybe threading would work! Or maybe try using a sugar scrub before and after.)

Who could argue with this?


My favorite line in Harry Potter. 

Just a slight diversion



My favorite line in Harry Potter. 

Just a slight diversion


i’m always seeing these girls with these beautiful ass breast and girls with this smooth skin and girls with these different colored eyes. and girls whose curls are always so perfect… along with their brows…

fuck that.

here’s to the girls that can’t master a twistout just yet. the girls with oily skin. and pimples here and there. girls with two week overdue brow appointments. the average girl who despite her disability still tries to feel beautiful. 




Favorite DC relationship » Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy. 

Amazing how one episode in an animated series sparked this oddly fitting coupling that’s still going strong after all these years.

Adorable bisexual ball of sugar and the plant controlling lesbian who is in love with her <3 



Magikarp drawstring bag, it turned out so cute! It’d be a great cosplay accessory or dice bag!

Crochet pattern available here and here



Archie, Clockwise and Norman


I haven’t gotten swimming in eight years - despite LOVING it - because of how self-conscious I was about being in a swimsuit. I finally got back into the pool today and decided that such a momentous occasion deserved a selfie. (Also because, you know, I’m hot.)
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I haven’t gotten swimming in eight years - despite LOVING it - because of how self-conscious I was about being in a swimsuit. I finally got back into the pool today and decided that such a momentous occasion deserved a selfie. (Also because, you know, I’m hot.)

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