Top 5 Courses I Want to Attend at USW
- TV & Film Set Design
- Visual Effects & Motion Graphics
- Film Studies
They are all BA (hons), 3-year full time study and I would, of course, prefer to get accepted to no. 1, but the other four are very good runner ups. If you didn’t know about my wish to work in the film industry, I huess you’ve figured it out now.
You can pretty much do whatever you want with these (as long as you’re not selling them, please)
If you’re interested, I’ve got them available in my RedBubble shop
Shoutout to khannemara for the idea!
[EDIT: I fixed the star, it was a bit uneven in the original]
The nerve!….This goes out to all the spoonies.
“My name is Emelie Crecco, I’m 20 years old and I have cystic fibrosis. CF affects the lungs (as of many organs in the body) because of this I have a handicapped sticker. I’m not one to “abuse” the sticker, meaning I use it when I’m having a “bad day” (some days its a little harder to breathe). Today was HOT so I needed to use my sticker. I was running errands all day around my town, I pulled into a handicapped spot, placed the sticker in my mirror and continued into the store. Upon returning to my car I found a note written by someone, it said “Shame on you, you are NOT handicapped. You have taken a space that could have been used by an actually handicapped person. You are a selfish young lady.” I was LIVID. How can someone be so ignorant and cowardly? They clearly saw me walk out of my car, why not approach me? Not all handicaps are visible. I would love for you to share this story. It would help spread awareness for CF, but it would help open people’s minds to what handicapped really is.
Thank you for your time”
A friend of mine fell over 20 feet and basically broke half his ribs, punctured his lung, broke his arm in three places that required many surgeries to fix and messed up a nerve in his leg. He had to walk with a cane for a long time after it and some lady in a restaurant thought he was just walking with a cane for the hell of it and she ripped it from his hands and grabbed his messed up arm and shook him and told him he was an awful human being for pretending to be handicapped. What the fuck people?
This is what real ableism looks like.
I have ulcerative colitis, an autoimmune disorder which causes my body to attack my colon, and I qualify for one of those stickers. I’m scared to get one, though, because I look healthy and whole.
A mutual friend of mine’s mother has severe fibromyalgia (that gives her a handicapped pass) and as she was walking to her car after buying her groceries, a man actually lunged at her and started yelling at her about her “not looking handicapped”. It left her mother shaking and crying, of course, and it just makes me so angry how awful and ignorant some people can be.
Not all handicaps are visible
Can I just pin this sentence on every lamppost all over the planet please
I get this all the time with my knee problems if i’m not wearing my supports
Re-blogging because a similar thing happened to me. I have MS and most of the time LOOK completely healthy even if I’m struggling. One day collecting my kids from school I parked on the opposite side of the road to a double driveway. It was safest place I could park without obstructing anyone and without having to walk too far. I put my disabled badge in the window and when I got out this woman came out from the house with the double driveway and started to have a go at me. “I’m fed up with you lazy mothers blocking my driveway.” I repeat I was not blocking her driveway. I pointed this out and that I have a badge. She didn’t care she wanted me to move my car. I told her that the only place I could move it to was too far for me to walk without discomfort. She didn’t care.
At this point another mother who knew me ran up and calmly told the woman that if she really wanted me to move my car perhaps she could take my MS as well. :)
Symbols in the Ace Community:
With only 1% of people in the world being asexual(according to one study), it can be a bit difficult to find other people within the ace community during our daily lives. Not many people like to openly express their sexuality, especially in the day and age we currently live in. Because of this, many communities have certain items/colors that serve as symbols so that members of these communities can easily communicate/relate with other members. With that being said, the ace community is no exception to this!
Here are some of the symbols that are commonly used in the ace community:
The Asexual Flag
The asexual flag is one of the most iconic symbols within the ace community. Each color represents a specific item within the community:
- Black: Asexuality
- Gray: Gray-A and Demisexuality
- White: Sexuality
- Purple: Community
The AVEN Triangle
The AVEN Triangle is a symbol that AVEN (Asexual Visibility and Education Network) uses to represent themselves. Over time, it has come to be a common symbol to represent the ace community, as well. For more information on this symbol and what it stands for, please go here.
Cake is a common symbol/tradition/joke within the ace community. It was first used on the AVEN forums to welcome newcomers to the community and chatrooms. Since then, it has become an informal symbol, of sorts, with many members referencing it by saying such things as “Cake is better than sex.”
The Black Ring Around the Middle Finger of the Right Hand
Having a black ring on the middle finger of your right hand is a subtle way of showing others in public that you are part of the ace community.
Ace of Hearts and Ace of Spades
The ace of hearts and ace of spades are used in the asexual community to represent romantic orientation of asexuals (due to members referring themselves as “ace”). The ace of hearts card is used to represent romantic asexuals while the ace of spades card is used to represent aromatic asexuals. Not all people within the asexual community use this method; however, there are some who do.
My oldest sister have been visiting me for a few days, that’s why I’ve been completely absent here.
PHOTOGRAPHY: Color Studies - Pink by Carissa Gallo
Color Studies: Pink is a stunning photography series by Portland-based photographer Carissa Gallo, aiming to document her recent obsession with a multitude of muted colors.
Prayers to all of the people in that town. This is bullshit anyone is treated like this. It is fucking 2014 get ur shit together.
"We all bleed red but whos blood is in the streets?"