Big Damn Heroes

terminallyg33k:

Anybody else constantly have problems finding specialists who will treat you? It took me forever to find a rheumatologist because I would call, make an appointment, but as soon as they asked what the appointment was for they suddenly “don’t treat fibromyalgia patients”, and…

You too! I literally had to call like thirty places before giving up and going to the U of M rheumatology center (I didn’t want to go there initially because it’s over an hour away).

doloresjaneumbridge:

Some snaps from my Harry Potter Reread - Part 1 [Part 2]

nastjastark:

Hermione is always a pure source of motivation when it comes to studying, which I really need at the moment. So, dear followers, stay strong, you’ll pass all exams you need  ( ´∀`)ノ~ ♡
which i can’t say about myself omg school is killing me

nastjastark:

Hermione is always a pure source of motivation when it comes to studying, which I really need at the moment. So, dear followers, stay strong, you’ll pass all exams you need  ( ´∀`)ノ~ ♡

which i can’t say about myself omg school is killing me

rachelisaflameprincess:

bendydicks:

considerthishippie:

Instead of just looking up into the sky, you’re actually gazing down into the infinite cosmic abyss, with only gravity holding you onto the surface of the earth.

oh

i was not prepared for that

thingsamylikes:

browneyedtrickster:

Favourite Audrey Ramirez Quotes

Audrey doesn’t get NEARLY enough love. It’s Edwardian period, yet she’s a genius Hispanic engineer who wears overalls, has adorably little meaty arms, doesn’t take any crap from boys, runs a mechanic business with her father and her sister is a prize fighter.
Cool Disney female characters don’t have to be princesses, folks.

notyourexrotic:


This week, India became the first Asian nation to reach Mars when its orbiter entered the planet’s orbit on Wednesday — and this is the picture that was seen around the world to mark this historic event. It shows a group of female scientists at the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) congratulating one another on the mission’s success. The picture was widely shared on Twitter where Egyptian journalist and women’s rights activist Mona El-Tahawy tweeted: “Love this pic so much. When was the last time u saw women scientists celebrate space mission?” In most mission room photos of historic space events or in films about space, women are rarely seen, making this photo both compelling and unique. Of course, ISRO, like many technical agencies, has far to go in terms of achieving gender balance in their workforce. As Rhitu Chatterjee of PRI’s The World observed in an op-ed, only 10 percent of ISRO’s engineers are female.This fact, however, Chatterjee writes, is “why this new photograph of ISRO’s women scientists is invaluable. It shatters stereotypes about space research and Indian women. It forces society to acknowledge and appreciate the accomplishments of female scientists. And for little girls and young women seeing the picture, I hope it will broaden their horizons, giving them more options for what they can pursue and achieve.” To read Chatterjee’s op-ed on The World, visit http://bit.ly/1u3fvGZPhoto credit: Manjunath Kiran/AFP/Getty Images

- A Mighty Girl

notyourexrotic:

This week, India became the first Asian nation to reach Mars when its orbiter entered the planet’s orbit on Wednesday — and this is the picture that was seen around the world to mark this historic event. It shows a group of female scientists at the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) congratulating one another on the mission’s success. 

The picture was widely shared on Twitter where Egyptian journalist and women’s rights activist Mona El-Tahawy tweeted: “Love this pic so much. When was the last time u saw women scientists celebrate space mission?” 

In most mission room photos of historic space events or in films about space, women are rarely seen, making this photo both compelling and unique. Of course, ISRO, like many technical agencies, has far to go in terms of achieving gender balance in their workforce. As Rhitu Chatterjee of PRI’s The World observed in an op-ed, only 10 percent of ISRO’s engineers are female.

This fact, however, Chatterjee writes, is “why this new photograph of ISRO’s women scientists is invaluable. It shatters stereotypes about space research and Indian women. It forces society to acknowledge and appreciate the accomplishments of female scientists. And for little girls and young women seeing the picture, I hope it will broaden their horizons, giving them more options for what they can pursue and achieve.” 

To read Chatterjee’s op-ed on The World, visit http://bit.ly/1u3fvGZ

Photo credit: Manjunath Kiran/AFP/Getty Images

- A Mighty Girl

Bella: I know what you are
Edward: say it
Bella: ... problematic

bananaantics:

Reblog for asks OR just fill it all in! Let’s bring this spoonie community even closer by learning more about each other! Tag it as “30 questions for a spoonie” cause I want to read them all!

  1. What’s your name & age range (if comfortable answering)?
  2. What is/are your diagnosis?
  3. How long…

buffygif:

(make me choose): alwaysbelieveinfairies asked: willara or woz?

storyofagayboy:

***URGENT PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT***
Grindr, a popular app for gay men, now carries an urgent warning for users in Egypt. According to many sources, Egyptian authorities are posing as LGBT people on various social media sites to identify and arrest homosexual people. The app is urging users in the region to proceed with extreme caution, especially when identifying themselves or arranging meetings/hookups. While so far the focus seems to be on gay men, all LGBT people in the area should be cautious. Reports show that Egyptian police have carried out violent raids on private homes which lead to the arrests of several gay men. These men were then subjected to disturbing medical “exams.” Police also raided an LGBT party last year, violently arresting many and sentencing them to up to 12 years hard labour. While homosexuality is not illegal in Egypt, athorities are using sexual deviance, debauchery and insulting public morals as terms for the crackdown. Many claim this fresh attack on the LGBT community is lead by President Abdel-Fattah Al-Sisi who wishes for his country to be more Islamic.
For all of my LGBT friends here on tumblr, please be extremely careful as this situation develops. Remember to clear your search history, use private browsing if possible, and be extremely cautious with who you talk to online.

storyofagayboy:

***URGENT PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT***

Grindr, a popular app for gay men, now carries an urgent warning for users in Egypt. According to many sources, Egyptian authorities are posing as LGBT people on various social media sites to identify and arrest homosexual people. The app is urging users in the region to proceed with extreme caution, especially when identifying themselves or arranging meetings/hookups. While so far the focus seems to be on gay men, all LGBT people in the area should be cautious. Reports show that Egyptian police have carried out violent raids on private homes which lead to the arrests of several gay men. These men were then subjected to disturbing medical “exams.” Police also raided an LGBT party last year, violently arresting many and sentencing them to up to 12 years hard labour. While homosexuality is not illegal in Egypt, athorities are using sexual deviance, debauchery and insulting public morals as terms for the crackdown. Many claim this fresh attack on the LGBT community is lead by President Abdel-Fattah Al-Sisi who wishes for his country to be more Islamic.

For all of my LGBT friends here on tumblr, please be extremely careful as this situation develops. Remember to clear your search history, use private browsing if possible, and be extremely cautious with who you talk to online.

arminsarmy:

marielovesgroban:

Don’t forget we have to wake up Green Day tomorrow.

Ok just a reminder to everyone: If you’re planning on tweeting billie joe armstrong “wake up” or something tomorrow, DON’T. The song is about his father’s death and so it’s really personal and treating it like a joke isn’t the right thing to do. Plus he’s asked so many times for people to stop and no one listens so yeah. Please don’t do that.

blackcatmermaid:

okay bless whoever made this art this is beautiful oh my goodness

blackcatmermaid:

okay bless whoever made this art this is beautiful oh my goodness

From 18 to 22 you meet a lot of temporary people.
(via tattyz)

angryfeminism:

I still don’t get weaponized femininity…like?

"eyeliner sharp enough to kill a man?" no that eyeliner helped the man because the man fucking owns the beauty industry and created an entire culture based on shaming women who don’t wear the eyeliner

Hey! So, I have MRSA. I have multiple breakouts right now, and I am really, really depressed about it. It makes me feel sad and disgusting, and so many online resources are absolute fear-mongering bullshit, so I wanted to reach out to you. I know it's silly, but I'd love to talk to someone who knows what I mean. I also wasn't sure if it was appropriate for me to talk about it as a chronic illness, or to talk about spoons- the terms feel right to me, but I don't want to assume. hope you're well!

Hi! I’m so glad you messaged me. I know exactly how you feel, it’s not silly at all. My body image has definitely taken a big hit. And my boils (sores? Whatever?) are on my inner thighs so it looks like an std and my girlfriend doesn’t care but I just don’t feel sexy at all. And I just can’t seem to get them to go away. Ugh! MRSA sucks! How long have you had it?
As a chronically ill person (fibromyalgia, polyarthralgia, CFS, hypermobility, orthostatic intolerance, asthma, cubital tunnel syndrome, etc.) I am not really sure if mrsa is truly chronic. I think it depends. I know it can cause fatigue, and a lot of people have reoccuring breakouts. And it definitely has a stigma. For me, I have so many other problems that I don’t really notice anything other than the sores. But it might impact your life hugely. The spoon system is mostly for fatigue and pain, sometimes anxiety or other mental illnesses, so if your MRSA causes or exacerbates those, then I say go ahead and use it if it helps you. You should use any tools you can to cope! It’s not gonna hurt anything, and the spoonie community is pretty accepting. I hope that helps! Sorry for the freaking wall of text. I got excited. Feel free to message me anytime! I’d love to have somebody to talk to about it.