Leah's Stuff

netflixgurl:

That face you make when you find weird shit at stores, and then offer it to your friend.

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Me to Michelle at EVERY GLITTERY SHIRT at the thrift store.

This reminds me of the time Annie and I went to a con and somebody was trying WAAAY too hard to hit on Annie and I was just like UHHHH NOOOOOOOOOO.  (in this scenario, I am the cat in the front.)

This reminds me of the time Annie and I went to a con and somebody was trying WAAAY too hard to hit on Annie and I was just like UHHHH NOOOOOOOOOO.  (in this scenario, I am the cat in the front.)

importantbirds:


Pritchard was impatient for head scretchies so he head-butted my fingers.

YA dun’t need writ such the essays when HEAD SCRATCHEM abound!  Hemwerp?  NO SUCH!  Esseys?  ABSOLUTE NON juts a squingler of squitchem right

importantbirds:

Pritchard was impatient for head scretchies so he head-butted my fingers.

YA dun’t need writ such the essays when HEAD SCRATCHEM abound!  Hemwerp?  NO SUCH!  Esseys?  ABSOLUTE NON juts a squingler of squitchem right

darkillumination:

The woman stopped between questions to comment on my answers and lie. “Oh, you’ve taken birth control. Let me tell you how that causes cancer and is the same a medication abortion.” I was told abortion would scar me for the rest of my life — would damage all of my future relationships and leave me “haunted.” I was told the pill could cause breast cancer, that condoms are “naturally porous” and don’t protect against STIs, and that IUDs could kill me. She lectured and lied to me for over an hour before I even received the results of my pregnancy test.

Also interspersed in the deception were subtle judgments of my life decisions. “So you do have some scruples about you,” she said at one point, referring to my low number of sexual partners. One of the most disturbing comments came when I was pressed about the sexual experience leading to my visit, the reason I supposedly needed a pregnancy test in the first place. I told her an all too common story of acquaintance rape. I had been at a party, I said, severely intoxicated and unable to consent, “I didn’t remember anything… I just wished it hadn’t happened.” Her response made it clear that the situation was my fault, “Oh so he took advantage of you. Well just don’t do it again sweetie; just don’t do it again.” It made me sick. 

It only got worse after a positive pregnancy test.

Please read this. This is so important. Even though I know most of these facts, seeing it on paper being told by a pro-choice person, it’s a 100x more scary and real.

When you are 13 years old,
the heat will be turned up too high
and the stars will not be in your favor.
You will hide behind a bookcase
with your family and everything left behind.
You will pour an ocean into a diary.
When they find you, you will be nothing
but a spark above a burning bush,
still, tell them
Despite everything, I really believe people are good at heart.

When you are 14,
a voice will call you to greatness.
When the doubters call you crazy, do not listen.
They don’t know the sound
of their own God’s whisper. Use your armor,
use your sword, use your two good hands.
Do not let their doubting
drown out the sound of your own heartbeat.
You are the Maid of Untamed Patriotism.
Born to lead armies into victory and unite a nation
like a broken heart.

When you are 15, you will be punished
for learning too proudly. A man
will climb onto your school bus and insist
your sisters name you enemy.
When you do not hide,
he will point his gun at your temple
and fire three times. Three years later,
in an ocean of words, with no apologies,
you will stand before the leaders of the world
and tell them your country is burning.

When you are 16 years old,
you will invent science fiction.
The story of a man named Frankenstein
and his creation. Soon after you will learn
that little girls with big ideas are more terrifying
than monsters, but don’t worry.
You will be remembered long after
they have put down their torches.

When you are 17 years old,
you will strike out Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig
one right after the other.
Men will be afraid of the lightening
in your fingertips. A few days later
you will be fired from the major leagues
because “Girls are too delicate to play baseball”

You will turn 18 with a baby on your back
leading Lewis and Clark
across North America.

You will turn 18 
and become queen of the Nile.

You will turn 18 
and bring justice to journalism.

You are now 18, standing on the precipice,
trembling before your own greatness.

This is your call to leap.

There will always being those
who say you are too young and delicate
to make anything happen for yourself.
They don’t see the part of you that smolders.
Don’t let their doubting drown out the sound
of your own heartbeat.

You are the first drop of a hurricane.
Your bravery builds beyond you. You are needed
by all the little girls still living in secret,
writing oceans made of monsters and
throwing like lightening.

You don’t need to grow up to find greatness.
You are stronger than the world has ever believed you to be.
The world laid out before you to set on fire.
All you have to do
is burn.

littleanimalgifs:

squidscientistas:

One of our squid in the Nyholm Lab.
Support our squid! https://experiment.com/projects/how-do-bobtail-squid-choose-their-glowing-bacterial-partner
Donate $20 to our research and you can name a squid :D

Please take some time to read their experiment page and donate. :3

Eeee!

littleanimalgifs:

squidscientistas:

One of our squid in the Nyholm Lab.

Support our squid! https://experiment.com/projects/how-do-bobtail-squid-choose-their-glowing-bacterial-partner

Donate $20 to our research and you can name a squid :D

Please take some time to read their experiment page and donate. :3

Eeee!

bornofanatombomb:

professorthorgi:

diaday:

You 

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should

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really

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start

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reading

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comic

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books

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like

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right

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now

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I

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second

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that

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statement

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seriously

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read

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more

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comics.

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You’ll

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thank

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me

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later

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I

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promise.

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Agreed.

sosuperawesome:

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