I am a dreamer, a writer, a runner, a Girl Scout, a sister and an over-achiever. I am entranced by the power of words. I enjoy a challenge, travelling, questioning, and competing.

I am slightly obsessed with Superman, media representation, Girl Scouts, Supernatural, good books, women's studies, LOTR, Sherlock, rugby, super heroes, dark and evil characters, and running. That is mostly what I blog about.
Asexual. Slytherin. INTJ.

 

Anonymous asked
why am i such a waste of spcace?????

butimstillbeautiful:

mental-health-advice:

Hi love,

You’re not a waste of space!

You deserve to take up as much space as you need, more than you need even. There’s no limitation on your ability or on what you deserve. You’re fantastic, and I’m sorry that you would ever feel otherwise or ever be made to feel differently.

I’m a really strong believer in taking up as much space as I can. Sometimes we’re denied space, pushed out of spaces, told we’re not allowed to do what we need to, told that we don’t deserve to have the most basic of necessities. Sometimes it’s ourselves who tell us this. But that’s wrong.

It’s so wrong on every level. You deserve space. Your existence does not need justifying, you do not have to perform certain actions in order to deserve to exist. You’re allowed to exist as you do, without qualification.

The universe is full of space. Big light years worth of empty space. You’re not wasting space, you’re making it alive. Of all the atoms in the cosmos and all of the empty space, you atoms ended up perfectly arranged here. That’s brilliant, and that’s so important.

Love and hope,
Lee

this is so inspiring

Read this> then read it again before you go to bed. Then read it again tomorrow. Then print it out and stick it to your mirror and read it before you face the day. Make a copy for your wallet, and read it whenever someone makes you feel too loud or too big or too much to handle. (You are none of these things.) Read it until the words are seared on the back of your eyelids. Read it until you can quote it at whim. Then read it one more time. Read it.

the-world-is-a-corner:

shadowstep-of-bast:

carpeumbra:

No you don’t understand how frustrated I am that we always depicted the Apostles as old men, especially when it comes to during-Jesus-alive stuff.

They were probably late teens to early 20s, given the time and the description and some Biblical passages.

They were not ancient old men with long ass beards and wrinkles at the Last Supper.

They were young adult rebels with a cause.

where my punk-rock apostles at

And none of them were WHITE.

“Interestingly, not one of the chosen 12 disciples was a scholar or rabbi. They had no extraordinary skills. Neither religious, nor refined, they were ordinary people, just like you and me.”

thekneegrope:

i don’t want mary to be redeemed i don’t want her to have shot sherlock to protect john or anyone else i don’t want a sad backstory i want mary to be ruthless and cunning and manipulative and as vindictive as possible i want john to have been a pawn in her game i want her to actually have an arc that doesn’t revolve around any man please PLEASE LET MARY BELONG TO NO ONE BUT HERSELF

was-that-a-pun:

superpunch2:

Mars is the only planet in the solar system solely inhabited by functioning robots.

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was-that-a-pun:

superpunch2:

Mars is the only planet in the solar system solely inhabited by functioning robots.

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sometimes when I’m reading fanfiction, i get really annoyed when everyone is gay, because that is totally ridiculous and  unrealistic, but then i remember that in canon,everybody is straight. so…carry on

buttonpoetry:

Jared Singer and Omar Holmon - “Uncle Daycare”

"I always hated kids until I fell in love with yours."

Performing for NYC-Urbana during prelims at the 2014 National Poetry Slam. Subscribe to Button on YouTube!

Watched this film called Kumu Hina at a Film Festival today. It’s a fantastic look at Mahu (transgender people) and Hawaiian culture.

Imagine a world where a little boy can grow up to be the woman of his dreams, and a young girl can rise to become a leader among men. Welcome to Kumu Hina’s Hawaii.

or, for a longer description:

At a time when gender non-conforming people are marginalized and mistreated the world over, Kumu Hina presents an intimate portrait of a proud and confident mahu (transgender) teacher who is passing on ancient Hawaiian culture and traditions to her students as she searches for love and a fulfilling romantic relationship in her own life.

Over the course of a momentous year, Hina inspires a tomboyish young girl to claim her place as leader of a boys’ hula troupe, culminating in a rousing year-end performance at their inner city public charter school, and takes a chance at happiness when she marries an unpredictable young man from Tonga who finds it difficult to adjust to life in modern Honolulu.

As the trials and tribulations of Hina’s journey unfold, her Hawaiian roots and values give her the strength and wisdom to persevere, offering viewers a rare glimpse of island life that tourists rarely see and an understanding of the true meaning of aloha — unconditional love and respect for all.

Some Kick-Ass Films Directed and/or Written by Women, About Women, Starring Women

Evergreen: A young girl seduced by a boy's affluent, seemingly idyllic family, goes to extremes to gain acceptance and escape her poverty-stricken homelife.

Awakenings: The victims of an encephalitis epidemic many years ago have been catatonic ever since, but now a new drug offers the prospect of reviving them

Salaam Bombay! a young boy is abandoned at the circus and told not to return home until he has 500 rupees. He sells tea, and befriends a heroin addict and the daughter of a prostitute.

The H is Silent: portrait documentary exploring the personal struggles of a young gender-bending New Yorker as he prepares to go out in drag

Bottled Up: Fay's perfect life is crashing down because her daughter Sylvie has an addiction to pain medication that is rapidly becoming too intense to control.

Back to the Dust: A born-again Jehovah's Witness' comes undone after her non-believing daughters force her to admit she's not the mother she's pretending to be.

Vagabond: Follow the last weeks of a French woman as she smokes hash with an old man, falls for a Tunisian laborer and works beside him pruning grape vines, stays with a couple shepherding goats, meets an agronomist trying to save plane trees, gets tipsy with an old woman, and has an offer to appear in porn films

F to 7th: An internally homophobic gay struggles to find herself in a world where sexuality and gender have left her old-fashioned lesbianism behind.

Hounddog: A drama set in the American South, where a precocious, troubled girl finds a safe haven in the music and movement of Elvis Presley. (Stars Dakota Fanning)

Virgin: When a teenager finds herself pregnant, with no memory of having had sex, she determines that she is carrying the child of God.

SPLiT: the story of one woman's mythic journey to claim her own darkness and stop putting it into the hands of her abusive lover

The Slope: NYU grad students Ingrid Jungermann and Desiree Akhavan created and played characters based on themselves (and with the same names) and they say all of the things lesbians and bisexual women have thought, said or wanted to say, but couldn’t because of political correctness.

Lemon: Documentary of ex-con turned spoken word artist Lemon Andersen

Point Break: An FBI agent goes undercover to catch a gang of bank robbers who may be surfers.

Awakening (Coming Soon): feature-length documentary about the role of women in the Arab uprisings

The Hill: Reality TV Series that follows the sometimes quirky, sometimes intense professional lives of people on the staff of Representative Robert Wexler, Democrat of Florida.

All About Abe: documentary / biography of Abe Pollin

Love and Anarchy: When a friend is murdered by the Facists, a melancholy farmer takes up residence in a Roman brothel as he and an anarchist prostitute plot to assassinate Mussolini

Circles: After a tragic accident, a young girl struggles to maintain perspective as she treads in a shallow pool of obligation. Spiraling into the heights and depths of despair, she stops participating in the world in the usual way.

Kumu Hina: The struggle to maintain Pacific Islander culture and values within the westernized society of modern day Hawai'i. It is told through the lens of a Native Hawaiian who is both a proud and confident transgender woman (mahu) and an honored teacher and community leader

Kate Bornstein is a Queer and Pleasant Danger: rollicking public performances and painful personal revelations from and artist and activist who inhabits a space between male and female

Evaporating Borders: vignettes that passionately weave the themes of migration, tolerance, identity and belonging

The Night Porter: After a chance meeting at a hotel in 1957, a Holocaust survivor and the Nazi officer who tortured her resume their sadomasochistic relationship.

The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum: A young woman's life is scrutinized by police and tabloid press after she spends the night with a suspected terrorist.

Desperately Seeking Susan: A bored suburban housewife, seeking adventure to her life, accidentally gets hit on the head, wakes up with amnesia, and is mistaken for a free-spirited New York City drifter named Susan.

Big: When a boy wishes to be big at a magic wish machine, he wakes up the next morning and finds himself in an adult body

Want more? Here's a list of 1,400 films directed by women: https://mubi.com/lists/films-directed-by-women

unbelievable-facts:

Google hires a flock of 200 goats regularly to chew away the grass in their lawns rather than using land-mowers.

At our Mountain View headquarters, we have some fields that we need to mow occasionally to clear weeds and brush to reduce fire hazard. This spring we decided to take a low-carbon approach: Instead of using noisy mowers that run on gasoline and pollute the air, we’ve rented some goats from California Grazing to do the job for us (we’re not “kidding”). A herder brings about 200 goats and they spend roughly a week with us at Google, eating the grass and fertilizing at the same time. The goats are herded with the help of Jen, a border collie. It costs us about the same as mowing, and goats are a lot cuter to watch than lawn mowers.

unbelievable-facts:

Google hires a flock of 200 goats regularly to chew away the grass in their lawns rather than using land-mowers.

At our Mountain View headquarters, we have some fields that we need to mow occasionally to clear weeds and brush to reduce fire hazard. This spring we decided to take a low-carbon approach: Instead of using noisy mowers that run on gasoline and pollute the air, we’ve rented some goats from California Grazing to do the job for us (we’re not “kidding”). A herder brings about 200 goats and they spend roughly a week with us at Google, eating the grass and fertilizing at the same time. The goats are herded with the help of Jen, a border collie. It costs us about the same as mowing, and goats are a lot cuter to watch than lawn mowers.

ghost-of-bambi:

luckyladybutterfly:

velvetonions:

there needs to be a cooking show in which tv chefs go into student flats or houses and have to cook a full 3 course meal only using ingredients and equipment they can find in the kitchen

#HOW AM I SUPPOSED TO COOK ANYTHING WITH DORITOS AND INSTANT NOODLES#THEY DON’T EVEN HAVE A SAUCEPAN.

They do have a saucepan, but someone’s eating cereal out of it.

(Source: queerodactyl)

paradoxes-for-breakfast:

reasons why halloween is the best holiday:

  1. you are not obliged to visit your relatives
  2. you are not obliged to get gifts for anyone
  3. people will give you candy for absolutely no reason other than halloween
  4. its the only day when its socially acceptable to go out in public dressed like a penguin

(Source: caesarzeppeliofficial)