Let me tell you about this woman.
I saw her walking down the stairs and away from the convention center on Sunday at Anime Expo. For those of you who do not know, she’s cosplaying as Sophie from Howl’s Moving Castle. I asked to take her picture and she happily complied. After, she told us that it’s hard to her to find cosplays because she’s in her eighties.
This woman is over 80 years old and she’s cosplaying, going to conventions, and being amazing.
Props to this wonderful woman for her wonderful cosplay and time.
THIS LADY WAS WONDERFUL
I want to be her when I grow up
QI (E Series - Espionage)
it’s worth mentioning that those friends were people in high places in the government. (via hicockalorum)
Again I say: I’m doing this one day and Imma laugh when you people head for the hills.
haha so awesome
I’m breaking my hiatus (again) but this time it’s for a really serious reason.
TO ANYONE IN THE MARYLAND-BALTIMORE-DC-VA-DELAWARE AREA:
I HAVE TWO CATS IN NEED OF GOOD HOMES!!
I have been taking care of these cats for this girl all summer and she came to pick them up today. When she got here, she told me she as going to drop them off at the shelter because she couldn’t take them to her new apartment. I noped the fuck out and told her I would find good homes for them because these cats do no deserve to die.
Both cats are litterbox trained.
The cat who’s gray with white socks and nose is male, about 9-10 months old so he still has some kitten tendencies. Sometimes he runs around the house chasing some imaginary thing and will squeak after it. He LOVES cuddling and is a purring machine. He doesn’t mind being held and loves chasing things on strings. All around bundle of love and he loves to know what you’re up to.
The tabby is a girl, about a year and a quarter old. She’s independent, but loves a good head scratch and will sometimes follow you around the house and beg for food when you’re cooking in the kitchen. Her face is a bit strange since she has a small muzzle (which makes her eyes look really big and cute), her paws are large for her size and her fur is longer than the regular shorthair cat, so she’s extra fluffy and basically an eternal kitten. Doesn’t mind being held and will allow you to scratch her tummy when held like a baby but if you’re playing with her and she rolls onto her back and you tickle attack her tummy, she will grab your hand in her paws and play nip at it.
I will provide some food and toys and a litterbox to the first one who adopts them.
Please help me find homes for these cats. They are total sweeties. I live in Baltimore, so message me if you would like to adopt one.
If you can’t adopt or don’t know anybody who can, please signal boost!!! I can’t let these cats go to the city shelter.
Sweet babies! ;A; If I weren’t a college student halfway across the country I would adopt them, but hopefully someone else can!
I know I’ve told this story before, but my abusive ex refused to let me take birth control. I was on the pill until he found them in my purse.
I went to the Student Health Center—they were completely unhelpful, choosing to lecture me about the importance of safe sex (recommending condoms) instead of actually listening to my problem.
Then I went to Planned Parenthood. The Nurse Practitioner took one look at my fading bruises and stopped the exam. She called in the doctor. The doctor came in and simply asked me: “Are you ready to leave him?” When I denied that I was being abused, she didn’t argue with me. She just asked me what I needed. I said I need a birth control method that my boyfriend couldn’t detect. She recommended a few options and we decided on Depo.
When I told her that my boyfriend read my emails and listened to my phone messages and was known to follow me, she suggested to do the Depo injections at off hours when the clinic was normally closed. She made a note in my chart and instructed the front desk never to leave messages for me—instead, she programmed her personal cell phone number into my phone under the name “Nora”. She told me she would call me to schedule my appointments; she wouldn’t leave a message, but I should call her back when I was able to.
And that was it. No judgment. No lecture. She walked me to the door and told me to call her day or night if I needed anything. That she lived 5 blocks from campus and would come get me. That I wasn’t alone. That she just wanted me to be safe.
I never called her to come to my rescue. But I have no doubt that she would have come if I had called. She kept me on Depo for a year, giving me those monthly injections in secret, helping me prevent a desperately unwanted pregnancy.
I cannot thank Planned Parenthood enough for the work they do.
The colorful secret of a 1,600-year-old Roman chalice at the British Museum is the key to a supersensitive new technology that might help diagnose human disease or pinpoint biohazards at security checkpoints.
The glass chalice, known as the Lycurgus Cup because it bears a scene involving…
biggest fast food strike yet…is happening across the country today…workers in 60 cities…walked out of their fast food (and, in some cases, retail) jobs. The workers are calling for a living wage of $15 an hour and for the right to form a union without intimidation or retaliation…In every strike, workers cite a simple fact: They cannot live on the $7.25 or $8 they are paid, especially with unpredictable part-time schedules that make their paychecks vary wildly from week to week…
Rev. Dr. Otis Moss, III
WELP! He said this on an episode of The Melissa Harris Perry Show. And it was EPIC. When he got to "marriage has been under attacked ever since men viewed women as property and children as trophies of sexual power" I almost fell outta the couch!
He is in support of marriage equality though some Black patriarchal clergy are not. The White supremacist stereotype that only Black people are homophobic is always challenged by Black voices like his and others.
This time and one other time, Cornell West on an episode of Real Time With Bill Maher (who I don’t like but he does have guests on that I am interested in from time to time; Kerry Washington shined on his show, for example) acknowledged male privilege.These are the only two times I’ve seen this on television.
The fact that this happened on television by Black men meant something to me. Even though I’m not theist like them and even though I don’t always agree with Cornell (or how he’s shaded MHP before), I appreciated the acknowledgement. I did. And this isn’t to compare them with other men who ALSO ignore male privilege in patriarchy, by the way. Just sayin’. Thanks to them for that.
Taystee’s return inspired so many feelings: sadness that she got locked up again, happiness that she was back on the show, delight that her and Poussey could be besties again. But the conversation between Taystee and Poussey in the library was perhaps the series’ most intentional indictment of the system in the entire season, in which Taystee recalls the impossibility of “starting over” after prison. She had no place to live, clothes to wear or food to eat. It was impossible to find a good-paying job, and check-ins with parole officers loomed ever-present.
As described in depth in Michelle Alexander’s The New Jim Crow, former prisoners with drug offenses on their record face insurmountable challenges. They may find themselves ineligible for food stamps, public housing (or any housing), federally funded health and welfare benefits and federal educational assistance — demerits which hit especially hard for mothers with children and for women of color, who already suffer discrimination in those sectors with or without a record. “Once labeled a felon, the badge of inferiority remains with you for the rest of your life, relegating you to a permanent second-class status,” Alexander writes. “Today a criminal freed from prison has scarcely more rights, and arguably less respect, than a freed slave or a black person living ‘free’ in Mississippi at the height of Jim Crow.” Many will lose the right to vote or to hold a driver’s license.
Taystee, who owes the prison “$900 in fees,” is not alone with that type of debt — upon release, former inmates often are required to pay fees for parole or probation, jail book-in fees, jail per diems for pretrial detention, pre-sentence report fees and so many more. Missing a payment could land you back in jail.
Securing post-incarceration employment is really really really really hard. Employers are biased against applicants with criminal records, and prison time leaves gaps in employment history, training and education. Jobs requiring minimal training, like factory work, are sparse in this economy, leaving only the service sector. Those who fail to get a job or return to the underground economy in desperation will usually end up back in prison.
This is the best article on oitnb. Pls read the full thing!!
Jessica Williams proposes applying New York’s Stop and Frisk policy to Wall Street bankers.
Everyone if you have a moment please watch this video. Please my big sister needs it for school
Hi guys! I’m Jocelyn’s big sister LaDonna! I was accepted to Cleveland State University as a Biology - Medical Technology major for the upcoming fall semester. I have recieved enough financial aid to attend but I have to present all of my previous transcripts to the financial aid department before i can receive any of my financial aid money. I still owe Miami University $2000 and I cannot receive my transcripts until I pay them in full. i am trying to raise money to pay for my transcripts so I can achieve my dream of graduating from Cleveland State University and becoming a medical technologist. All donations and support is appreciated! Thank you so much! And if you have any questions or if you want to see proof of anything feel free to contact me at miss-lalathegreatest.tumblr.com or Jocelyn. Thanks guys.
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