Family: *says something racist*
Family: *says something sexist*
Family: *says something homophobic*
Family: *makes fun of people with tattoos*
Family: *tells you why you’re bad at life*
Family: why don’t you wanna spend time with us?
I honestly think people forget that the church and state are supposed to be separate. Give me one non-religious reason against same sex marriage. One non-religious reason against stem cell research. One non-religious reason against safe abortions. Go ahead.
I’ve been saying this for YEARS.
Sometimes I still worry if I don’t pass.
the US is unreal like girls cant wear shorts to school, you can literally lose your job for being gay, and unarmed black children are brutally murdered on the regular but old white ppl r still like “what a beautiful country. i can freely carry a gun for no reason and some of our mountains look like presidents. god bless”
I have to share the awesome app I use to negate this issue!
it’s called Medisafe and it’s a free app available in the app store or on google play and it allows you to input all your medications and:
-choose the shape, color, and dosage of each medication (including indicating if it’s an injection or a pill or an inhaler)
-notate the dosage and/or # of pills
-each time of day/night it needs to be taken
-add food or other special instructions
-schedule refill reminders
-add a med-friend (someone who will be notified if you forget to take it!)
The interface is great and i’ve found it very easy to use. You can also add meds to take “as needed” so you can indicate that you’ve taken an out-of-time painkiller or booster pill etc.
When it’s time to take your pills it uses the text-notifcation noise on your phone to alert you- so it’s lowkey, but (usually) unmissable. When it’s time, you have the option to snooze, dismiss, or take pills. OR you can just shake your phone to indicate that you’ve taken them (I usually either snooze or shake the phone).
It tracks your progress too and you can export yourself an excel spreadsheet of your pill taking to give your physician etc if needed.
You can set the snooze time manually, the maximum number of alarms, all kinds of things- you can set your own alert sound too if you don’t want it to use your text-notification.
I am TERRRRRRRIBLE about remembering pills (seriously, I forgot for 3 weeks). I haven’t missed a dose since I started using it and it’s fantastic.
S I G N A L B O O S T
I know a lot of folk have trouble with this so this could be super helpful!
Anonymous said: Do you guys have any templates for emailing counselors/teachers about preferred name/pronouns?
Zak: We have a few suggestions about this floating around, but here’s an example of what a letter might look like for a college student:
"Dr. [Blahblahblah], I am a student in the [11:30 MWF] section of your [Philosophy of Tumblr] class. I am writing to let you know that although my name is [Jane Smith] on your roster I prefer to be referred to as [John Smith] and with [he/him/his] pronouns. Thank you for understanding and please let me know if you have any questions. I look forward to your class! Thanks for your time, [John]"
That’s basically the letter that I sent to my professors when I was in college. This article on the Ohio University website provides some additional advice on coming out, and recommends briefly explaining your gender identity and whether or not you’re open about talking about it in class. They also recommend providing some resources for the professor to look over. These are good suggestions, although they may or may not be necessary depending on the situation. I’d recommend going with whatever makes most sense and feels most comfortable for you. Interestingly, some schools like Mizzou have a professor notification letter that can be sent out anonymously on your behalf in order to inform professors that they may have a transgender student in one of their classes. This might be something to look into if you’re interested.
If you’re in k-12, I’m not entirely sure what to include in your email. When I was in high school students never emailed teachers. Things may be different these days. The way I would’ve gone about it in k-12 would’ve been to go see the teacher in the morning before school started, during their free period, or after school was over where I could explain things to them face-to-face. As a side note, if you’re in college and you know the professor personally or are in a smaller class you might want to go to your professor’s office hours and explain things to them face-to-face. It’s up to you and you should use your judgement.
i really wish tumblr wasn’t so unforgiving because it’s resulted in this overly cautious environment where everyone is deathly afraid to be unintentionally offensive
there is no surefire way to avoid offending someone, offensive content varies from person to person and there is absolutely no way to satisfy everyone
and because of that you shouldn’t have to walk on eggshells. make mistakes, learn from them, have a good time.
this was a good post