Study finds some LGBT youth of color more likely to attempt suicide

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"I won’t beg someone to love me. I learned long ago that there is no use in hopeless pleas of trying to make someone stay. I am too good to chase someone who does not know my worth and I am too wild to keep waiting for someone who doesn’t acknowledge my value. I want to be loved unconditionally. I shouldn’t have to fight so hard for it. I do not have the time to prove to someone that I am worth it. I shouldn’t have to prove any of that; I am worth more than that."

Ming D. Liu, A Story A Day #138 

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riotingfeminist:

kanakaknowledge:

OHA 29th #4 Kirena~ Navajo Tribe USA

At the May 29, 2014 OHA Public hearing in Kalihi a Native American woman showed up and shared some of her thoughts on why Kanaka Maoli shouldn’t be federally recognized by the United States. 

this is super interesting commentary

riotingfeminist:

brighellamagellan:

crowmunculus:

rightbetweenthemoonandmars:

I’ve put this off as long as possible but I am very very scared for my dog and I need to ask for help.

as my followers might remember, back in January Baelfire, my service dog, started having seizures. I took him to the vet, they looked him over and x rayed him and said they didn’t know what was happening and that if he had more seizures I should come in again. I had just switched him onto a new food and there were people online saying their dogs had also had seizures on that food, so I put him back on his old food and it seemed like things got better. 

That was January. In June, Bae had three more seizures. He hasn’t had one since as of July 24, thank god. But his behavior has rapidly changed - my roommate said he seems more like a five month old puppy than a three year old dog. He’s shaking his head a lot and whining more and holding his ears funny, and at one point apparently (my roommate told me this, I was gone at the time) seemed to forget where he was or who my roommates were and cowered in the corner for a while before returning to “normal”. My roommate who’s a trainer spoke to a vet-tech friend of hers and apparently she said the signs point to a brain tumor. I can’t in good conscience allow him to continue working as my service dog with his health being this bad.

I can’t at this point afford vet care for him. Right now I have about 50 dollars for the next two months after rent and utilities are paid, and that has to cover my food as well as his. I can possibly do it in September when my financial aid comes in, but I am very afraid that it will be too late by that point. If you have even a couple of dollars you can drop in my Paypal, or if you could signal boost this post, I would appreciate it a lot.

please please please help aaron and his puppy if you can, they are both Very Important and not having a good time of things right now :(

Signal boosting

aaron is such an amazing person and they and baelfire really need this.

womensliberationfront:

"All the girls go to their shoots high on something, whether it’s painkillers, weed, ecstasy, or cocaine."


"I was hanging out with a veteran male performer, who I knew was sadistic, but what he did to me that night…I was not expecting."

"Through the course of my porn career, I had to go to the emergency room several times. I had several instances where I cried on set because of the pain."

"I am simply thankful to be alive, unlike porn star Taylor Summers, who was KILLED during a BDSM shoot."


SEXUAL SADISM IS AS OLD AS PATRIARCHY. It is not remotely “progressive”, leftist, or “liberating”- it is a primary pillar of male supremacy. We at WoLF are anti-pornography, anti-male violence, and pro-healthy sexuality. We are for the total liberation of women

http://womensliberationfront.org/

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My Friend Is Being Abused: What Do I Do?

riotingfeminist:

wocrecovery:

bebinn:

If you think your friend is being abused by their partner, but they haven’t said so themselves, there are still some things you can do.

From Lundy Bancroft’s Why Does He Do That? (free PDF):

  • Tell them that you don’t like the way they are being treated and…

most of my friends when they found out that i was being abused, gave me the same ultimatum: leave him or our friendship was over. that successfully left me with no friends for the entirety of my abusive relationship and i think probably was a big factor in why i stayed with him so long, because i had nowhere else to go. it is so important to support your friends decisions in abusive situations and not demand change

This is so, so, so important. So many psichological, sociological, safety, and practical problems exist with getting out of abusive relationships. It’s not as easy as “Oh, I’m done, I’ll just break up and stay with my friends.” That course of action may land them dead or beaten and homeless.