- 10:35 pm
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public toilet seat is cold
public toilet seat is warm
- 7:54 pm
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Dear people of Tumblr,
I don’t usually reach out in this manner, but I figured I would give it a go. My aunt, a special education teacher, is looking for donations to provide her kindergarden and 1st grade class with ipads.
As she wrote in her proposal,
"Can you imagine what it’s like to have something to say and no way to say it? What if no one could figure out what you needed or wanted most of the time?
My Kindergarten and 1st grade students with autism struggle with communication every minute of every day. My class is a special education class with 10 students with autism and cognitive delays. Our program services students from 17 different school districts.
Currently we are using mostly pictures and objects to help our students communicate their wants and needs. An IPAD mini would allow us to use different apps that would facilitate communication for our students. My students will be less frustrated by being able to communicate via the iPad with me. We would also be able to use it across all areas of curriculum. The case would keep the IPAD mini safe from falls or bumps.
Donating to this project will impact my classroom in such a positive manner. The students will have multiple ways to get across information and learn to communicate with us. I truly feel that it will diminish much of the frustration we see daily due to not being able to communicate.”
I wanted to get this out here, not only because she is family, but because education and communication are such important factors in our world and I want more than anything for these kids to receive the tools to make their experience all the better.
I understand that donating is hard, especially when you are students. But if you could spread the word maybe we can make it happen!
Thank you for your time, you can find the link to the site here
- 7:51 pm
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Protests are going in Ferguson today. I’m not really following along because honestly I cried for like two hours last night about personal stuff and my brain is full up today, but the following is a list of Twitter users I know are currently active on site if you’re interested:
- 7:48 pm
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You can spend minutes, hours, days, weeks, or even months over-analyzing a situation; trying to put the pieces together, justifying what could’ve, would’ve happened… or you can just leave the pieces on the floor and move on.
- 7:29 pm
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Can a thin person have body image struggles? Can a thin person be at war with their self-image? Can a thin person hate to look in the mirror?
And does that suck?
But the difference between these negative feelings and fatphobia is this: The only person worrying about whether or not I’m meeting beauty standards is me.
And that’s not the same for fat folk.
When you’re not thin, other people on the beach actually do take offense. When you’re not thin, people really do think that you shouldn’t be in a bathing suit. When you’re not thin, people really do make your body their moral obligation.
And while your internal struggle is real and significant, the point is: You might hate your body, but society doesn’t.
That’s thin privilege.
Let’s Talk About Thin Privilege — Everyday Feminism (via samanticshift)
You ain’t got people legitimately denying you job and educational opportunities because of the fact that you are thin.
You will not have people taking your picture in disgust and have them use it as ‘motivation’ to not be like you.
You are represented in all forms of media in an overwhelmingly POSITIVE light.
Plain and simple. There is no place in this world where thin people are not put up as the ideal.
So can we stop acting as if someone being individually teased for being skinny is the same as the systematic way that fat people are told their bodies are always wrong because morality?
I have no bone to pick here except that when my autoimmune disease was at its worst, I was constantly accused of being “disgusting” and “on crack.” And no, it is not the same. Being skinny is not as bad as being overweight in terms of public perception. But it’s also not always held up as the ideal.
I’m prepared for the flack I’m about to get here. And I apologize for derailing and I know a lot of people who like me aren’t going to like me anymore.
But I was called disgusting every day. And I was accused of being on crack every day. The thing is, that while being overweight is obviously a much more difficult thing to deal with in society, being underweight isn’t necessarily awesome either. That’s all I’m saying. None of us can win. None of us. And that’s a real issue too.
- 7:28 pm
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when none of ur internet friends are online
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