Thursday, September 18, 2014
So incredibly stoke that this book is out! I’m hoping we can add it to the required readings list for work so that all of our success coaches, counsellors, family support workers and the like can have it as a resource. Thanks Kristin and Dannielle for putting this out there. I think it’s going to save a lot of relationships and families.. I really, really do.

So incredibly stoke that this book is out! I’m hoping we can add it to the required readings list for work so that all of our success coaches, counsellors, family support workers and the like can have it as a resource. Thanks Kristin and Dannielle for putting this out there. I think it’s going to save a lot of relationships and families.. I really, really do.

Sunday, August 31, 2014 Tuesday, July 29, 2014
maybeedmonton:

"EDMONTON – After two fires in the span of nine months, the Bissell Centre Thrift Shoppe had lost everything.
“It’s been hard,” said spokesperson Devin Komarniski.
“We were just recovering from the first fire and getting our operations dialed in again. We are not only selling items there to create revenues to support the programs and services here in the inner city but also, it’s our sorting centre for free clothing here in the Community Closet that goes to those who are homeless who have nothing.”
More than 100,000 articles of clothing and household goods were destroyed, but Monday, the organization launched a two-week online campaign to #RestoreBissell.”

Please reblog or donate if you are in the Edmonton area! My colleagues and I donated a bunch but I think there is more we can still do!

maybeedmonton:

"EDMONTON – After two fires in the span of nine months, the Bissell Centre Thrift Shoppe had lost everything.

“It’s been hard,” said spokesperson Devin Komarniski.

“We were just recovering from the first fire and getting our operations dialed in again. We are not only selling items there to create revenues to support the programs and services here in the inner city but also, it’s our sorting centre for free clothing here in the Community Closet that goes to those who are homeless who have nothing.”

More than 100,000 articles of clothing and household goods were destroyed, but Monday, the organization launched a two-week online campaign to #RestoreBissell.”

Please reblog or donate if you are in the Edmonton area! My colleagues and I donated a bunch but I think there is more we can still do!

Friday, July 25, 2014

knightscrest:

if u have a crush on me i have one question: what made u lower ur standards so much

(Source: frightscrest)

Wednesday, April 23, 2014
maybeedmonton:


Edmonton is worst city in Canada to be a woman, study says

Women lag behind in wages, domestic violence and political representation

"Edmonton is the worst city in Canada to be a woman, according to a study that examined money, violence, political leadership, health and education.
Of the five areas measured by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, Edmonton fared badly in three — wages, domestic violence and political representation.
In fact Edmonton had the largest gap in employment incomes.”
Read more here and here.

maybeedmonton:

Women lag behind in wages, domestic violence and political representation

"Edmonton is the worst city in Canada to be a woman, according to a study that examined money, violence, political leadership, health and education.

Of the five areas measured by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, Edmonton fared badly in three — wages, domestic violence and political representation.

In fact Edmonton had the largest gap in employment incomes.”

Read more here and here.

Sunday, April 20, 2014

btmegan:

pottersgal71:

crystallized-velvet:

unbuttoningfeminism:

oliviatheelf:

lizywkim:

starryeyedlunatic:

fucksociety95:

this picture should have more then the amounts of notes it has, this shows us that not ever thing is “picture perfect” and that behind that smile and those eyes there is fear . So i beg you to please reblog this instead of a pair of shoes, someone smoking a blunt, and clothes … because this picture is literally worth 1,000 words 

This is insanely powerful.

As someone who grew up in an abusive household, I will never fucking fail to reblog this. People pull bullshit all the time over people getting abused. They make it to where it’s covered up, the victim’s fault, or they don’t care about it. This is happening RIGHT NOW and could be happening to your own neighbor, mother, sister, brother, grandparents, teachers, mail-deliverer. Anyone.  IT is a nightmare. 

Wow

If I remember correctly this is a norwegian newspaper commercial about speaking up for the weaker ones.

Some people don’t know better to speak up either…my mother abused me and my sisters and as a child she would tell us that if we told that it would be worse, that I’d live in a garbage can and that we would be worse off without her. How was I, at 8 years old, supposed to know any better than what she was telling me? 

wow powerful :(

Powerful image.

(Source: awayfromearth)

Monday, April 7, 2014

radiumcandy:

joannablackhart:

yamino:

tristifere:

himteckerjam:

intersectionalfeminism:

Acephobia in the LGBT+ Community from the documentary (A)sexuality. 

It is just…so fucking weird how threatened people feel when it comes to Asexuality.  I still can’t wrap my mind around it.

I’m so happy this post is being reblogged by LBGT+ people who aren’t asexual. I keep on reading posts by non-ace LGBT+ people of support to the ace community, and of being stunned by this reaction by a movement which should know better than to judge. AND THAT MAKES THIS ACE SO FREAKING HAPPY. The woman in the first photo expresses my sentiment. I know I belong in the queer/LGBTQIA movement. I want to belong. But I just don’t know if I’m welcome. I’m so happy that there are so many people on Tumblr who do not fall into the catagory of outright refusal of asexuality.

I know not a lot of people understand asexuality. And I know there’s confusion about it, about our experiences, and about how we fit in the movement. But let’s talk about this. Let’s have this conversation.

I mostly don’t delve into the ace tags, but I hear there’s a lot of ace-hate that and I really don’t get it.  I don’t understand how asexuality is threatening.

You know what I (as a queer ace-spectrum person) find most threatening?  Getting unwanted sexual unwanted advances from both queer and straight people. I’ve gotten them from people of all spectrums and it always makes me profoundly uncomfortable, and often unsafe.  It just boggles my mind how people are upset by the concept of asexuality.  That’s like getting really mad at someone who isn’t hungry.  What’s the point?  Just shut up eat your own sandwich. (And stop chewing on me.)

Wow, the fuck the people in those images.

Nobody has the right to disrespect anybody else’s sense of self. It may not be for, you but that does not give you the right to be an asshole.

We really need to push more for LGBTQIA+ to be a standard, instead of just LGBT, especially considering that even the B and T are already invisible in much of the community.

Not supporting some of us = not supporting all of us.

Who does asexuality threaten? 

What’s your damage if someone is asexual? Is that some kind of shattering blow to your ego, that someone may not want to have sex with you? Do you need reinforcement for your sexuality so badly that you feel the need to shun someone just because they don’t share it?

Pathetic and hypocritical.

Saturday, April 5, 2014

I JUST WANT A NEW TATTOO FOR MY QUARTER LIFE CRISIS!

Is that too much to ask? 

Please?

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Reblog if it is 104% okay to come to your ask and just say ‘Hi can we be friends and then start asking you random questions.

(Source: gxylien)

Sunday, February 23, 2014

farahhhh:

imperfectwriting:

I went to the mall, and a little girl called me a terrorist. 

My name is Ela.  I am seventeen years old.  I am not Muslim, but my friend told me about her friend being discriminated against for wearing a hijab.  So I decided to see the discrimination firsthand to get a better understanding of what Muslim women go through. 

My friend and I pinned scarves around our heads, and then we went to the mall.  Normally, vendors try to get us to buy things and ask us to sample a snack.  Clerks usually ask us if we need help, tell us about sales, and smile at us.  Not today.  People, including vendors, clerks, and other shoppers, wouldn’t look at us.  They didn’t talk to us.  They acted like we didn’t exist.  They didn’t want to be caught staring at us, so they didn’t look at all. 

And then, in one store, a girl (who looked about four years old) asked her mom if my friend and I were terrorists.  She wasn’t trying to be mean or anything.  I don’t even think she could have grasped the idea of prejudice.  However, her mother’s response is one I can never forgive or forget.  The mother hushed her child, glared at me, and then took her daughter by the hand and led her out of the store. 

All that because I put a scarf on my head.  Just like that, a mother taught her little girl that being Muslim was evil.  It didn’t matter that I was a nice person.  All that mattered was that I looked different.  That little girl may grow up and teach her children the same thing. 

This experiment gave me a huge wakeup call.  It lasted for only a few hours, so I can’t even begin to imagine how much prejudice Muslim girls go through every day.  It reminded me of something that many people know but rarely remember: the women in hijabs are people, just like all those women out there who aren’t Muslim. 

People of Tumblr, please help me spread this message.  Treat Muslims, Jews, Christians, Buddhists, Hindus, Pagans, Taoists, etc., exactly the way you want to be treated, regardless of what they’re wearing or not wearing, no exceptions.  Reblog this.  Tell your friends.  I don’t know that the world will ever totally wipe out prejudice, but we can try, one blog at a time.  

this is so perfect in absolutely every single way.

Important. I hope that tumblr takes this and runs with it.

(Source: olentaalla)