yourpersonalcheerleader:

Reject the notion that you are supposed to be at a certain place by now.

Don’t measure yourself to some colloquial set of social constructions. 

i feel small; but so are stars from a distance.
ten word poem, i.  (via vedere-paul)

(Source: somniloquencee)

Never apologize for burning too brightly or collapsing into yourself every night. That is how galaxies are made.
Tyler Kent White (via allwereallyneedisweed)

Well, the rest of the day has been better than the fuckery of the morning like holy shit dude in a CURCH?? but now it is time for like, an hour of homework and snacks

FOR MY FIRST ADVENTURE I GUESS I’LL GET SOLICITED FOR SEX

IN A FUCKING CATHEDRAL IN FRONT OF AN ICON OF THE VIRGIN MARY HAVE YOU NO FUCKING SHAME

WHAT THE ACTUAL FUCK

montparnaughty:


"For those who know me, you'll know that you never forget my name – "Chain, like the word," I say when I introduce myself. "You can remember because I'll always be wearing one."
While Chain is who I am, was, and will continue to be, the name itself didn't come about until about two and a half years ago, during the transition of my gender identity. Since then, it's been the only name I used, and has become firmly embedded in my sense of self. However, my legal identity – and thus, all official identifying documentation – remains associated with the name assigned to me at birth, which I no longer use or conflate myself with. The disparity between my legal and personal identities can cause confusion, mix-ups, missed deliveries, personal embarrassment, and many other undesirable side effects... but mostly, the strongest association with my previous name is that of dysphoria, and its continued presence will only grind down on my psychological state for time to come. 
Because of that, I'm gearing up to petition the court for a legal name change, which will allow me to affirm my identity on social, legal, and financial documents and anything else that may come up henceforth, giving me at last the freedom to have a legal identity that matches my personal one. The only roadblock from here on out is this: the filing fee. To petition the court, you must submit a first-time filing fee with your submitted paperwork, and in California, my state of residence, that fee is $435. 
While this is a pittance compared to, for example, gender-affirmative surgeries, the acquisition of safe shelter, and so forth, the small amount would make a world of difference to my life, happiness, and well-being. Unfortunately it's a small amount that, as an accelerated-track full-time college student, cannot afford to be taken out of my personal budget. 
For this reason, I'm turning to the Internet for help. A very small donation each from enough people could turn this process from a possibility into reality, and I would be forever grateful for anyone who could spare a few dollars to help me get there."
Donate here if you can spare!

So, I’ve created a fundraiser page on www.youcaring.com, a website that allows people to donate to any individual cause that needs help. As written above, I really need a legal name change to affirm my identity, especially as I want to begin making connections soon that will foster my future career… as my authentic self, not whom the paperwork claims me to be. 
There’s a lot of good causes and donation posts out there and under no circumstances are you obligated to help out, but I think (hope) I have a really attainable goal if enough people can share just a little. If you do have the time and a few dollars to spare, therefore, I would be phenomenally grateful for your support in helping me reach my goal. And even if you can’t, sharing with someone who can or signal boosting would be a great help, if you’re willing. Otherwise, I’d be grateful just for your well wishes! 
Thanks to anyone who can and love to anyone who can’t~
- Chain

montparnaughty:

"For those who know me, you'll know that you never forget my name – "Chain, like the word," I say when I introduce myself. "You can remember because I'll always be wearing one."
While Chain is who I am, was, and will continue to be, the name itself didn't come about until about two and a half years ago, during the transition of my gender identity. Since then, it's been the only name I used, and has become firmly embedded in my sense of self. However, my legal identity – and thus, all official identifying documentation – remains associated with the name assigned to me at birth, which I no longer use or conflate myself with. The disparity between my legal and personal identities can cause confusion, mix-ups, missed deliveries, personal embarrassment, and many other undesirable side effects... but mostly, the strongest association with my previous name is that of dysphoria, and its continued presence will only grind down on my psychological state for time to come. 
Because of that, I'm gearing up to petition the court for a legal name change, which will allow me to affirm my identity on social, legal, and financial documents and anything else that may come up henceforth, giving me at last the freedom to have a legal identity that matches my personal one. The only roadblock from here on out is this: the filing fee. To petition the court, you must submit a first-time filing fee with your submitted paperwork, and in California, my state of residence, that fee is $435. 
While this is a pittance compared to, for example, gender-affirmative surgeries, the acquisition of safe shelter, and so forth, the small amount would make a world of difference to my life, happiness, and well-being. Unfortunately it's a small amount that, as an accelerated-track full-time college student, cannot afford to be taken out of my personal budget. 
For this reason, I'm turning to the Internet for help. A very small donation each from enough people could turn this process from a possibility into reality, and I would be forever grateful for anyone who could spare a few dollars to help me get there."
Donate here if you can spare!

So, I’ve created a fundraiser page on www.youcaring.com, a website that allows people to donate to any individual cause that needs help. As written above, I really need a legal name change to affirm my identity, especially as I want to begin making connections soon that will foster my future career… as my authentic self, not whom the paperwork claims me to be. 

There’s a lot of good causes and donation posts out there and under no circumstances are you obligated to help out, but I think (hope) I have a really attainable goal if enough people can share just a little. If you do have the time and a few dollars to spare, therefore, I would be phenomenally grateful for your support in helping me reach my goal. And even if you can’t, sharing with someone who can or signal boosting would be a great help, if you’re willing. Otherwise, I’d be grateful just for your well wishes! 

Thanks to anyone who can and love to anyone who can’t~

- Chain

Coming from a state champion baker:

docholligay:

If y’all use a decent box mix and use melted butter instead of vegetable oil, an extra egg, and milk instead of water, no one can tell the difference. I sure as hell can’t. 

Also, if you add a little almond extract to vanilla cake, or a little coffee to chocolate cake, it sends it through the roof. 

This concludes me attempting to be helpful. 

saotome-michi:

I leave Tumblr for half a day and then find Hong Kong all over my dash.

All I have to say is

  • I am very suspicious of people saying “stop a second Tiananmen Square Massacre happening” because wow way to conflate the two and ignore the different factors in each. Not to…
therumpus:

The Rumblr’s in-house astrologer, Madame Clairevoyant, presents her latest dispatch from the stars:
Aries: This week, you can see the whole world around you with new eyes; this week, everything can look different. There are things that you’ve known for too long to really see them, and there are people you’ve taken for granted, and there are dreams inside your own heart that you’ve been ignoring. Try to slow down for a minute. Try to let your feet guide you, try to believe your own eyes. You can look around, you can reevaluate the things you thought you knew, you can see your world clearly, you can let strange new love blossom in your heart.
 Taurus: This might be a week for being a little quiet, it might be a week for letting yourself get distracted, it might be a week just to sit and listen to the world move around you. This week can be full of unexpected moment, unexpected joy, things you could not have even dreamed up on your own. Try to listen to the birds in the morning, listen to the radio, listen to the traffic outside. Try to listen to the stories your friends tell you; try to take their advice.
 Gemini: Maybe you’ll feel a new burst of energy this week, and maybe you’ll feel a change, and maybe you’ll feel some wild need inside of you. It’s a week for just growing toward the sun, it’s a week for angling all your body and your thoughts toward the light. Think of yourself as a plant, as a tree, as something with all the green wisdom of the world in your own body. You don’t have to keep growing straight up into the sky. Growing strong and strange can be enough.
 Cancer: There are so many things you don’t know and so many futures you can’t see, and this might bother you this week, it might scare you, it might get under your skin. It’s going to be a week for uncertainty, and this is not a bad thing. It’s going to be a week for believing what you need to believe, even when there’s no proof, just a feeling in your stomach. It’s going to be a week to walk to the park, to look at the sky, to sit and live and wait and see.
 Leo: You might feel some fire start to burn in your blood again this week, you might start to feel some new energy taking hold of you, you might start to feel like you’re finally in motion again, like the world is new. You might feel moved to quit your job, to drive across the country, to change your name, and even if you can’t do these things, it’s okay to daydream all day long. There is motion in your dreams, there is motion in your words, there is so much world for you. There’s so much you can do.
 Virgo: This week might be full of a strange bright electricity. It might be a week for storms in the afternoon, thunder that wakes you up at night, lightning that rips branches off the trees on your street. It won’t be bad and it won’t even be scary, just a sign that there’s a charge in the air, that the weather is changing, that good strange days are coming. Stay inside as much as you have to. Drink a cup of tea and watch the rain on your windows and wait for a change
 Libra: This is a week for working to love the place where you are, it’s a week for working to love the place that’s your home, it’s a week for feeling your feet on the ground and the world moving all strange and sweet around you. It’s a week for taking long walks, it’s a week for talking to your neighbors, it’s a week for returning your library books. You can let the town you live in love you back, if you want. You can find a feeling of rootedness, if you want.
 Scorpio: This is a week for spending time with people you love, with people who make your eyes sparkle, with people who make you generous and kind. This is a week just for being with the people you love, even if it sounds too simple, even if it sounds like it could not be enough. You can let your thoughts slow down just a little, this week. You can let your muscles relax. You can spend your days with people who bring out the self that you like best, and for now that can be enough.
 Sagittarius: It’s going to be okay, this week, to let yourself be ruled by curiosity. It’s going to be okay just to wait and to see what’s going to happen next. If you really let curiosity bloom all bright and weird in your heart, it can open up whole universes, it can open new futures, it can let you see the world so strange. Try to let your curiosity make you brave. Let it make you generous. Let it help you to see with an honesty that could haunt your dreams.
 Capricorn: This week you might feel strange and you might feel scared and the world might seem too full of noise for one person to live in. Try to remember that you have everything you need. You have dreams that could fill up the whole sky, and you have days full of sunlight, days full of motion, days full of possibilities. You can walk away from every bad thing. You can build a house to live in, all warm and sweet. You can keep singing all through the night and all through the morning.
 Aquarius: The world might offer you so many choices this week, it might show you so many possibilities, it might dazzle you with all of the lives you could have. This is a gift, but it might not always seem that way. This is a gift, but not an easy one. You have to keep moving, this week. You have to rely on your own sense of balance. When there is no map, you have to rely on your own self. Listen to songs that make you feel brave enough. Listen to Nicki Minaj.
 Pisces: If you start to forget who you are this week, if you start to forget how to live, try to see yourself through other people. Try to see yourself through the friends who believe in you most. Try to see the ways you glow and shine in other people’s eyes. There are so many ways to live and so many ways to see; spend your days with people who help you remember this. You can rebuild your confidence. You can relearn how to love your own self. You can remember the magic in your bones and the light in your heart.
Today’s image was made specially for Madame Clairevoyant by Jen May.

therumpus:

The Rumblr’s in-house astrologer, Madame Clairevoyant, presents her latest dispatch from the stars:

Aries: This week, you can see the whole world around you with new eyes; this week, everything can look different. There are things that you’ve known for too long to really see them, and there are people you’ve taken for granted, and there are dreams inside your own heart that you’ve been ignoring. Try to slow down for a minute. Try to let your feet guide you, try to believe your own eyes. You can look around, you can reevaluate the things you thought you knew, you can see your world clearly, you can let strange new love blossom in your heart.

Taurus: This might be a week for being a little quiet, it might be a week for letting yourself get distracted, it might be a week just to sit and listen to the world move around you. This week can be full of unexpected moment, unexpected joy, things you could not have even dreamed up on your own. Try to listen to the birds in the morning, listen to the radio, listen to the traffic outside. Try to listen to the stories your friends tell you; try to take their advice.

Gemini: Maybe you’ll feel a new burst of energy this week, and maybe you’ll feel a change, and maybe you’ll feel some wild need inside of you. It’s a week for just growing toward the sun, it’s a week for angling all your body and your thoughts toward the light. Think of yourself as a plant, as a tree, as something with all the green wisdom of the world in your own body. You don’t have to keep growing straight up into the sky. Growing strong and strange can be enough.

Cancer: There are so many things you don’t know and so many futures you can’t see, and this might bother you this week, it might scare you, it might get under your skin. It’s going to be a week for uncertainty, and this is not a bad thing. It’s going to be a week for believing what you need to believe, even when there’s no proof, just a feeling in your stomach. It’s going to be a week to walk to the park, to look at the sky, to sit and live and wait and see.

Leo: You might feel some fire start to burn in your blood again this week, you might start to feel some new energy taking hold of you, you might start to feel like you’re finally in motion again, like the world is new. You might feel moved to quit your job, to drive across the country, to change your name, and even if you can’t do these things, it’s okay to daydream all day long. There is motion in your dreams, there is motion in your words, there is so much world for you. There’s so much you can do.

Virgo: This week might be full of a strange bright electricity. It might be a week for storms in the afternoon, thunder that wakes you up at night, lightning that rips branches off the trees on your street. It won’t be bad and it won’t even be scary, just a sign that there’s a charge in the air, that the weather is changing, that good strange days are coming. Stay inside as much as you have to. Drink a cup of tea and watch the rain on your windows and wait for a change

Libra: This is a week for working to love the place where you are, it’s a week for working to love the place that’s your home, it’s a week for feeling your feet on the ground and the world moving all strange and sweet around you. It’s a week for taking long walks, it’s a week for talking to your neighbors, it’s a week for returning your library books. You can let the town you live in love you back, if you want. You can find a feeling of rootedness, if you want.

Scorpio: This is a week for spending time with people you love, with people who make your eyes sparkle, with people who make you generous and kind. This is a week just for being with the people you love, even if it sounds too simple, even if it sounds like it could not be enough. You can let your thoughts slow down just a little, this week. You can let your muscles relax. You can spend your days with people who bring out the self that you like best, and for now that can be enough.

Sagittarius: It’s going to be okay, this week, to let yourself be ruled by curiosity. It’s going to be okay just to wait and to see what’s going to happen next. If you really let curiosity bloom all bright and weird in your heart, it can open up whole universes, it can open new futures, it can let you see the world so strange. Try to let your curiosity make you brave. Let it make you generous. Let it help you to see with an honesty that could haunt your dreams.

Capricorn: This week you might feel strange and you might feel scared and the world might seem too full of noise for one person to live in. Try to remember that you have everything you need. You have dreams that could fill up the whole sky, and you have days full of sunlight, days full of motion, days full of possibilities. You can walk away from every bad thing. You can build a house to live in, all warm and sweet. You can keep singing all through the night and all through the morning.

Aquarius: The world might offer you so many choices this week, it might show you so many possibilities, it might dazzle you with all of the lives you could have. This is a gift, but it might not always seem that way. This is a gift, but not an easy one. You have to keep moving, this week. You have to rely on your own sense of balance. When there is no map, you have to rely on your own self. Listen to songs that make you feel brave enough. Listen to Nicki Minaj.

Pisces: If you start to forget who you are this week, if you start to forget how to live, try to see yourself through other people. Try to see yourself through the friends who believe in you most. Try to see the ways you glow and shine in other people’s eyes. There are so many ways to live and so many ways to see; spend your days with people who help you remember this. You can rebuild your confidence. You can relearn how to love your own self. You can remember the magic in your bones and the light in your heart.

Today’s image was made specially for Madame Clairevoyant by Jen May.

oh my god guys do you see what’s on that bus help I’m actually here???

oh my god guys do you see what’s on that bus help I’m actually here???

inkblackwings:

gentle reminder that if you are a creator in fandom, you have SO MUCH worth outside of what you create.  let it be a thing you enjoy doing, not a yardstick by which to measure your worth.

Okay everyone, I’m going to bed for like, two hours before i have to get back up and get my butt to the train station so i can go to Spain. See you all later. <3

Feminism is not about who opens the jar.

It is not about who pays for the date. It is not about who moves the couch. It is not about who kills the bugs. It is not about who cooks the dinner. It’s not even about who stays home with the kids, as long as the decision was made together, after thinking carefully about your situation and coming to an agreement that makes sense for your particular marriage and family.

It is about making sure that nobody ever has to do anything by “default” because of their gender. The stronger person should move the couch. The person who enjoys cooking more, has more time for it, and/or is better at it should do the cooking. Sometimes the stronger person is male, sometimes not. Sometimes the person who is best suited for cooking is female, sometimes not. You should do what works.

But it is also about letting people know that it is okay to change. If you’re a woman who wants to become stronger, that’s great. If you’re a man who wants to learn how to cook, that’s also great. You might start out with a relationship where the guy opens all the jars and the girl cooks all the meals, but you might find that you want to try something else. So try it.

maddehhey:

PLEASE LISTEN 

Peaceful student protesters in Hong Kong are being tear gassed and pepper sprayed. They are protesting pro-democracy rights and simply want they’re voices to be heard. 

You can read all about the situation here 

Too many times peaceful protesters have been victims of police brutality in an attempt to silence them. This needs to stop before some even more serious damage can be done and by that I mean the loss of lives. 

Pictures via BBC World News