"You don’t always win your battles, but it’s good to know you fought."
Lauren Bacall (via wordsnquotes)
Anonymous asked:
I recently had consensual sex with my boyfriend. I don't regret it or anything like that but... I feel guilty. If my sexual abuse was so bad, shouldn't I be less happy about sex?

selfcareafterrape:

Here’s the thing- sexual abuse/rape- aren’t sex.

For some of us it is some of us… it’s similar enough to still give us troubles enjoying it- or that it reminds us of it.. and others are able to make a clear distinction. Some are only able to do this with a partner who is careful and that they got to know, and others were able to make the distinction right off the bat.

It doesn’t mean that your sexual abuse wasn’t as bad as mine or anyone elses- it just means you were able to make that distinction.

And that’s… awesome. and I’m glad you’re able to do it. Especially if you had a good time. It’s no reason to feel guilty.

Take care of yourself, okay?

http://wild-blooms.tumblr.com/post/95404658010/the-gryffindor-from-gallifrey-ok-so-ive-been

the-gryffindor-from-gallifrey:

Ok so I’ve been seeing a ton of those ‘we need more representation at hogwarts’ posts and I was like hell why not more Jewish representation at Hogwarts (and like everywhere else but that’s another story). No like imagine though
  • parents calling/or I guess…
"As Arnold points out, there is an otherwise inexplicable shift in direction in the Piccadilly line passing east out of South Kensington. “In fact,” she writes, “the tunnel curves between Knightsbridge and South Kensington stations because it was impossible to drill through the mass of skeletal remains buried in Hyde Park.” I will admit that I think she means “between Knightsbridge and Hyde Park Corner”—although there is apparently a “small plague pit dating from around 1664” beneath Knightsbridge Green—but I will defer to Arnold’s research.

But to put that another way, the ground was so solidly packed with the interlocked skeletons of 17th-century victims of the Great Plague that the Tube’s 19th-century excavation teams couldn’t even hack their way through them all. The Tube thus had to swerve to the side along a subterranean detour in order to avoid this huge congested knot of skulls, ribs, legs, and arms tangled in the soil—an artificial geology made of people, caught in the throat of greater London."

London and Its Dead

i read shit like this and think what could my imagination possibly have to add

like how do i write something about london that’s weirder than london already is?

(via weunderstandthelights)

teaquila:

why can’t periods just last for like an hour, like okay you’ve made your point, I’m not pregnant you can leave now

irisnectar:

Bed, Bath & Beyonce

irisnectar:

Bed, Bath & Beyonce

"Writing and reading decrease our sense of isolation. They deepen and widen and expand our sense of life: they feed the soul. When writers make us shake our heads with the exactness of their prose and their truths, and even make us laugh about ourselves or life, our buoyancy is restored. We are given a shot at dancing with, or at least clapping along with, the absurdity of life, instead of being squashed by it over and over again. It’s like singing on a boat during a terrible storm at sea. You can’t stop the raging storm, but singing can change the hearts and spirits of the people who are together on that ship."
orplid:

Cambridge, England - painting of Clare College Bridge

orplid:

Cambridge, England - painting of Clare College Bridge

kosherqueer:

some things i don’t give a shit about:

  1. straight people’s opinions about pride
  2. john green “reclaiming” the anne frank house “for love”
  3. larry’s storyline

montparnah:

the worst part about going back to school is the sudden and constant presence of heterosexuals

"What I really wanted the women to get out of our time (how ever brief) together was that they were IMPORTANT. That their bodies deserved to be seen, that what they perceive as faults are simply THEM, and are neither right nor wrong. That showing their bodies won’t innately cause them harm. That their breasts won’t cause damage to those around them, or their bellies or thighs either. That their nudity, while making them vulnerable, does not make them at fault. And that lastly, their bodies are their vehicles through life, and to treat them with kindness. I hope that came across."
sleeping-horizontally:

holdingmythoughtsinmyheart:

what a beautiful person

And to the introverted theatre kids, public speakers with social anxiety, and florists with allergies. 

sleeping-horizontally:

holdingmythoughtsinmyheart:

what a beautiful person

And to the introverted theatre kids, public speakers with social anxiety, and florists with allergies. 

wizardgrum:

straight people feeling left out over queer representation is my favorite form of comedy