I like art and writing and shiz! I will post art sometimes, but not often cuz I'm a busy, tired, cranky college student. Sometimes it will be fanart (whatever my phase is atm), and other times it will be concept art for my own crappy stories! And maybe I'll post stuff from school sometimes too, if I'm feeling like endorsing myself. Okay, I talk too much. *cries*

 

rebelliousmom:

manhatingfeminist:

More people are concerned with why women stay in abusive relationships than why men are abusing women

real talk

(Source: manhatinglesbian)

pokemon-global-academy:

lyssorz:

Look what my sister found in my grandparent’s freezer.

Those chicken nuggets are 14 years old…Do not eat them without BBQ sauce. 

pokemon-global-academy:

lyssorz:

Look what my sister found in my grandparent’s freezer.

Those chicken nuggets are 14 years old…Do not eat them without BBQ sauce. 

aliscenkhaw:

MULAN concept art, if you guys know who the artists are please tel me so I can credit them. thx!

animalrights-humanlefts:

cellulite and stretch marks are okay
cellulite and stretch marks are okay
cellulite and stretch marks are okay
cellulite and stretch marks are okay
cellulite and stretch marks are okay

"Should parents read their daughter's texts or monitor her online activity for bad language and inappropriate content?"

mildlyamused:

daeranilen:

daeranilen:

Earlier today, I served as the “young woman’s voice” in a panel of local experts at a Girl Scouts speaking event. One question for the panel was something to the effect of, "Should parents read their daughter’s texts or monitor her online activity for bad language and inappropriate content?"

I was surprised when the first panelist answered the question as if it were about cyberbullying. The adult audience nodded sagely as she spoke about the importance of protecting children online.

I reached for the microphone next. I said, “As far as reading your child’s texts or logging into their social media profiles, I would say 99.9% of the time, do not do that.”

Looks of total shock answered me. I actually saw heads jerk back in surprise. Even some of my fellow panelists blinked.

Everyone stared as I explained that going behind a child’s back in such a way severs the bond of trust with the parent. When I said, “This is the most effective way to ensure that your child never tells you anything,” it was like I’d delivered a revelation.

It’s easy to talk about the disconnect between the old and the young, but I don’t think I’d ever been so slapped in the face by the reality of it. It was clear that for most of the parents I spoke to, the idea of such actions as a violation had never occurred to them at all.

It alarms me how quickly adults forget that children are people.

Apparently people are rediscovering this post somehow and I think that’s pretty cool! Having experienced similar violations of trust in my youth, this is an important issue to me, so I want to add my personal story:

Around age 13, I tried to express to my mother that I thought I might have clinical depression, and she snapped at me “not to joke about things like that.” I stopped telling my mother when I felt depressed.

Around age 15, I caught my mother reading my diary. She confessed that any time she saw me write in my diary, she would sneak into my room and read it, because I only wrote when I was upset. I stopped keeping a diary.

Around age 18, I had an emotional breakdown while on vacation because I didn’t want to go to college. I ended up seeing a therapist for - surprise surprise - depression.

Around age 21, I spoke on this panel with my mother in the audience, and afterwards I mentioned the diary incident to her with respect to this particular Q&A. Her eyes welled up, and she said, “You know I read those because I was worried you were depressed and going to hurt yourself, right?”

TL;DR: When you invade your child’s privacy, you communicate three things:

  1. You do not respect their rights as an individual.
  2. You do not trust them to navigate problems or seek help on their own.
  3. You probably haven’t been listening to them.

Information about almost every issue that you think you have to snoop for can probably be obtained by communicating with and listening to your child.

Information about almost every issue that you think you have to snoop for can probably be obtained by communicating with and listening to your child.

frankyocean:

sophielostandfound:

hugheslair:

sansaofhousestark:

a show is only as good as its filler episodes

and avatar: the last airbender was on a whole other level

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this was what a filler episode SHOULD be, it may not have furthered the plot, but it did highlight the characters and deepen our understanding of them

This was actually my favorite episode