Janelle Monae Is Flawless and Beyoncé Is An Electric Lady

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I’ve written about how I am a big fan of both Janelle Monae and Beyoncé and that I really enjoy their recent albums, The Electric Lady and BEYONCÉ, and I articulate on them via a womanist lens. Thus, it was only a matter of time before I discussed them together then. Of course I do view…

3 months ago 351 ♥
Why Is It So Hard for You to Use the Gender Pronoun I Prefer?

Dirty secret: I can switch pronouns for folks fairly easily but along with some numbers and names, the lesser used pronouns I would happily use when folks ask for them fall into micro stroke brain holes. So I apologize, every time and ask to use they/them/their if he or she is not desired. It is not lack of will, just the randomness of blood clots that took info instead of my life. Hey, it took my kids’ SocSec numbers, too, so at least you know I kept it with important stuff!

(Source: projectqueer)

3 months ago 23 ♥
PatientC: Ally Maintenance and Upkeep

My meager offerings on allies, ally-ship, and oppressed - ally interaction.

http://patientc.blogspot.com/2013/12/ally-maintenance-and-upkeep.html

4 months ago 1 ♥
fatbodypolitics:

monroeinabox:

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[GoFundMe]
Hello everyone. On Friday, December 13, 2013, my older brother Chris was brutally attacked at work. He works for a tourist hotel in Port Maria, Jamaica, his country of birth and where he lives now. He barely escaped with his life.[trigger warning: graphic violence]Four armed men entered the hotel where he works. Employees ran out screaming, fearing for their lives. One of the men had a gun. One of the men had a machete. The other two were ready to fight. Fear filled the air. My brother handles information technology for the hotel. He was in his office working peacefully that day. All of a sudden, the men busted in. While the hotel has security at night, there is none during the day which impacted everyone’s safety. The men may have known this. They came for computers and anything of value. They jumped on my brother. Four men versus one man. His life was on the line. He could not run away but had to fight his way out of there. He did. He wanted to live. He managed to get the gun away from the most dangerous of the four men (which is amazing to me that he lived; so thankful). While he wrestled and fought two men on the ground as one gathered the goods, the other used the machete and chopped his hands, fingers, and head. He managed to escape. Body hurt. Bleeding. Pain. He got a taxi and went to hospital. The area near the hotel is desolate so he couldn’t walk to one. His hands and head are severely damaged. He needs extensive hand surgery by extremely skilled people. He has ligament, tendon, nerve and bone damage. His thumb had to be re-attached. He has a massive scar on his head as well. He’s dealing with severe inflammation and we are worried about staph infection and gangrene.Why I created this campaign is that he is not insured and my family cannot cover all of the costs needed to not only take care of his surgery (which we need to happen immediately), but also for him to survive on. He’s a man who cannot work anymore because he can no longer use his hands for now. He has a long road of surgery and recovery ahead of him. We need the money for the surgery IMMEDIATELY. We need consistent funds for him to be able to survive as he goes through therapy for a while, as well. We need your help, love and support. Please [DONATE] and SIGNAL BOOST this if you cannot afford to donate. No amount is too small. Thank you. Take care. ❤

I am 97% sure this is fake. This is not how someone with a reattached thumb would be bandaged. Secondly, they are using scotch tape for the bandages…..

Um excuse me? What kind of sick fuck would seriously question a story like this? Did you even think before attempting to challenge this story? Clearly, you didn’t even read the full story or see that they are raising MONEY so that her brother is able to get the treatment he needs.
If you took a moment to think critically about the fact that he is in Jamaica and is uninsured, you would have possibly come to the conclusion that he can’t even afford to get treatment that would be considered standard in the US. Though “standard” in the US varies based on someone’s location and funds they have access to as well. Also, you clearly have no clue what clear medical tape looks like.
I also want you to take a moment to realize that you are attempting to undermine efforts by someone to make sure that their brother is getting the help he needs. Help he needs because he was brutally attacked when he was trying to save his own life.
I’m 100% sure you’re disgusting.

+1,000. Some evil clown is making a concerted effort to derail, delegitimize and generally fuck with this effort to get someone healthcare that they need to survive. It is bad enough to be critically injured and worried about how able-bodied you might be when the healing is done, no one needs some jealous douche trying to make sure you cannot even ask for help.
I had only forwarded the effort the other day, because I am on a fixed and insufficient income but I am going to do my best to donate the next time I get paid. I am looking at things to put off or whatever needs to be done to do it. If you heart is not motivated by the original story, then take some of your angst out on the troll by donating!

fatbodypolitics:

monroeinabox:

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[GoFundMe]

Hello everyone. On Friday, December 13, 2013, my older brother Chris was brutally attacked at work. He works for a tourist hotel in Port Maria, Jamaica, his country of birth and where he lives now. He barely escaped with his life.

[trigger warning: graphic violence]

Four armed men entered the hotel where he works. Employees ran out screaming, fearing for their lives. One of the men had a gun. One of the men had a machete. The other two were ready to fight. Fear filled the air. My brother handles information technology for the hotel. He was in his office working peacefully that day. All of a sudden, the men busted in. While the hotel has security at night, there is none during the day which impacted everyone’s safety. The men may have known this. They came for computers and anything of value. They jumped on my brother. Four men versus one man. His life was on the line. He could not run away but had to fight his way out of there. He did. He wanted to live. He managed to get the gun away from the most dangerous of the four men (which is amazing to me that he lived; so thankful). While he wrestled and fought two men on the ground as one gathered the goods, the other used the machete and chopped his hands, fingers, and head. 

He managed to escape. Body hurt. Bleeding. Pain. He got a taxi and went to hospital. The area near the hotel is desolate so he couldn’t walk to one. His hands and head are severely damaged. He needs extensive hand surgery by extremely skilled people. He has ligament, tendon, nerve and bone damage. His thumb had to be re-attached. He has a massive scar on his head as well. He’s dealing with severe inflammation and we are worried about staph infection and gangrene.

Why I created this campaign is that he is not insured and my family cannot cover all of the costs needed to not only take care of his surgery (which we need to happen immediately), but also for him to survive on. He’s a man who cannot work anymore because he can no longer use his hands for now. He has a long road of surgery and recovery ahead of him. 

We need the money for the surgery IMMEDIATELY. We need consistent funds for him to be able to survive as he goes through therapy for a while, as well. 

We need your help, love and support. Please [DONATE] and SIGNAL BOOST this if you cannot afford to donate. No amount is too small. 

Thank you. Take care. ❤

I am 97% sure this is fake. This is not how someone with a reattached thumb would be bandaged. Secondly, they are using scotch tape for the bandages…..

Um excuse me? What kind of sick fuck would seriously question a story like this? Did you even think before attempting to challenge this story? Clearly, you didn’t even read the full story or see that they are raising MONEY so that her brother is able to get the treatment he needs.

If you took a moment to think critically about the fact that he is in Jamaica and is uninsured, you would have possibly come to the conclusion that he can’t even afford to get treatment that would be considered standard in the US. Though “standard” in the US varies based on someone’s location and funds they have access to as well. Also, you clearly have no clue what clear medical tape looks like.

I also want you to take a moment to realize that you are attempting to undermine efforts by someone to make sure that their brother is getting the help he needs. Help he needs because he was brutally attacked when he was trying to save his own life.

I’m 100% sure you’re disgusting.

+1,000. Some evil clown is making a concerted effort to derail, delegitimize and generally fuck with this effort to get someone healthcare that they need to survive. It is bad enough to be critically injured and worried about how able-bodied you might be when the healing is done, no one needs some jealous douche trying to make sure you cannot even ask for help.

I had only forwarded the effort the other day, because I am on a fixed and insufficient income but I am going to do my best to donate the next time I get paid. I am looking at things to put off or whatever needs to be done to do it. If you heart is not motivated by the original story, then take some of your angst out on the troll by donating!

Project For Awesome livestream begins at 12pm EST!

fishingboatproceeds:

I’ll be hosting the first few hours of the Project For Awesome livestream, which begins in just under ten minutes! The Project For Awesome website is now open for submissions and voting over at projectforawesome.com

4 months ago 192 ♥
arewomenhuman:

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[GoFundMe]
Hello everyone. On Friday, December 13, 2013, my older brother Chris was brutally attacked at work. He works for a tourist hotel in Port Maria, Jamaica, his country of birth and where he lives now. He barely escaped with his life.[trigger warning: graphic violence]Four armed men entered the hotel where he works. Employees ran out screaming, fearing for their lives. One of the men had a gun. One of the men had a machete. The other two were ready to fight. Fear filled the air. My brother handles information technology for the hotel. He was in his office working peacefully that day. All of a sudden, the men busted in. While the hotel has security at night, there is none during the day which impacted everyone’s safety. The men may have known this. They came for computers and anything of value. They jumped on my brother. Four men versus one man. His life was on the line. He could not run away but had to fight his way out of there. He did. He wanted to live. He managed to get the gun away from the most dangerous of the four men (which is amazing to me that he lived; so thankful). While he wrestled and fought two men on the ground as one gathered the goods, the other used the machete and chopped his hands, fingers, and head. He managed to escape. Body hurt. Bleeding. Pain. He got a taxi and went to hospital. The area near the hotel is desolate so he couldn’t walk to one. His hands and head are severely damaged. He needs extensive hand surgery by extremely skilled people. He has ligament, tendon, nerve and bone damage. His thumb had to be re-attached. He has a massive scar on his head as well. He’s dealing with severe inflammation and we are worried about staph infection and gangrene.Why I created this campaign is that he is not insured and my family cannot cover all of the costs needed to not only take care of his surgery (which we need to happen immediately), but also for him to survive on. He’s a man who cannot work anymore because he can no longer use his hands for now. He has a long road of surgery and recovery ahead of him. We need the money for the surgery IMMEDIATELY. We need consistent funds for him to be able to survive as he goes through therapy for a while, as well. We need your help, love and support. Please [DONATE] and SIGNAL BOOST this if you cannot afford to donate. No amount is too small. Thank you. Take care. ❤

Please reblog and donate if you can!

arewomenhuman:

gradientlair:

[GoFundMe]

Hello everyone. On Friday, December 13, 2013, my older brother Chris was brutally attacked at work. He works for a tourist hotel in Port Maria, Jamaica, his country of birth and where he lives now. He barely escaped with his life.

[trigger warning: graphic violence]

Four armed men entered the hotel where he works. Employees ran out screaming, fearing for their lives. One of the men had a gun. One of the men had a machete. The other two were ready to fight. Fear filled the air. My brother handles information technology for the hotel. He was in his office working peacefully that day. All of a sudden, the men busted in. While the hotel has security at night, there is none during the day which impacted everyone’s safety. The men may have known this. They came for computers and anything of value. They jumped on my brother. Four men versus one man. His life was on the line. He could not run away but had to fight his way out of there. He did. He wanted to live. He managed to get the gun away from the most dangerous of the four men (which is amazing to me that he lived; so thankful). While he wrestled and fought two men on the ground as one gathered the goods, the other used the machete and chopped his hands, fingers, and head. 

He managed to escape. Body hurt. Bleeding. Pain. He got a taxi and went to hospital. The area near the hotel is desolate so he couldn’t walk to one. His hands and head are severely damaged. He needs extensive hand surgery by extremely skilled people. He has ligament, tendon, nerve and bone damage. His thumb had to be re-attached. He has a massive scar on his head as well. He’s dealing with severe inflammation and we are worried about staph infection and gangrene.

Why I created this campaign is that he is not insured and my family cannot cover all of the costs needed to not only take care of his surgery (which we need to happen immediately), but also for him to survive on. He’s a man who cannot work anymore because he can no longer use his hands for now. He has a long road of surgery and recovery ahead of him. 

We need the money for the surgery IMMEDIATELY. We need consistent funds for him to be able to survive as he goes through therapy for a while, as well. 

We need your help, love and support. Please [DONATE] and SIGNAL BOOST this if you cannot afford to donate. No amount is too small. 

Thank you. Take care. ❤

Please reblog and donate if you can!

4 months ago 8567 ♥
If you could one thing to say to Caitlin, or Benedict, or Martin, or all three, what would you say? I'm just curious.

mildredandbobbin:

(you’re not going to quote me on this are you? ;)  )

To Martin and Benedict I would say: I am so sorry you had to do that, it must have been very uncomfortable and I’m absolutely mortified my work was shown to you. It certainly wasn’t done with my permission. I write for myself and my friends in fandom, it was never intended to be shown to you, let alone to be shoved down your throats. For the record that work was taken out of context and was set years after the reunion but it doesn’t matter you shouldn’t have had to see it anyway.

To Caitlin? Thank you for spoiling something I found joy in. Thank you for humiliating me, taking my writing out of context without permission, belittling it and using it to embarrass actors who I deeply admire. Thank you for tainting the one thing sometimes that gets me through the day when I have two screaming kids, someone’s drawn on the walls in their own poo, and I have to drive through peak hour traffic yet again because my husband’s forgotten his glasses for work. Thanks for that support, Caitlin. 

As I said earlier: I hope Caitlin Moran understands that she was hurtful and unprofessional, that in fact she used her position of privilege to belittle and humiliate, and that she leaves us in peace to enjoy what we enjoy.

And lastly (as I also said earlier):

What gets me is that this is probably the only interaction I will ever have with those two actors. I’m not going to go to a premiere, I’m not going to go watch the filming, I probably won’t ever go to a convention, I’m not going to send fan mail, I don’t even reblog paparazzi photos. I certainly don’t send them links to my fics and ask them read them.  I just want to sit here at home enjoying the show, buy the DVDs, pay to see their movies and share my love of it all with other fans, minding my own business. So that’s it, the one bit of contact I have with them, and it’s about humiliation and mockery.

Thank you so fucking much Caitlin Moran. :)

On the bright side I cannot, cannot get over the wonderful outpouring of support and all the lovely words people have sent me, not just from this fandom. You are all so kind and lovely. Thank you xo

Asked by Anonymous

4 months ago 5154 ♥
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