she sat in the water for like an hour, just staring at the water peacefully
I have one really photogenic cat and one idiot
it took me a minute to figure out that the one lying on its back wasn’t supposed to be the photogenic one
"respect the dead"
not if they were horrible people
death doesn’t absolve you.
we all die. that doesn’t suddenly erase your history.
can we please stop treating high school drop outs like they’re the scum of the earth that’ll never amount to anything?? because it’s fucking tiring and rude and gross. it’s not the end of the world and school is not for everyone
I think maybe it’s holiday fatigue? Like if Christmas stuff goes out in October then they’re tired of it by November and then actual Christmas is less fun and special. Also I wonder if money insecurity and gift expectations have a role here.
I suppose. especially since it’s nearly impossible to escape.
it just bugs me when people yell at/criticize other people for getting christmas cheery “at the wrong time” or whatever
like just let people have fun (within reason. no cycling through the same 20 christmas songs over and over again for weeks at a time when you have work with/be with other people)
I remember replying to your post last year about it and was like yeah I love Christmas bring on Christmas early I’ll celebrate it all year >:)
right on ;D
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I get upset because I’m badly allergic to fake pine and cinnamon scents so the earlier winter holiday stuff goes out the earlier I can’t shop safely. But I’m an outlier here.
I understand that, and that really sucks
I’m complaining more about people that have to shit on other peoples holiday parade just because they can’t seem to deal with other people celebrating holidays outside of their designated days or something
like what does it matter if some people want to start christmas preparations/festivities 3 weeks early?
and like, I’m not even a fan of Christmas, but still, if people want to make the most out of it im not going to bah humbug them
I’m writing a policy for the clinic I work at that basically intends to cover a few things with regards to transgender patients and I was wondering if any of my trans followers of any identity would like to reblog/comment/send me asks telling me:
1. what kinds of things would help you feel comfortable and safe in a waiting room setting? What about the exam room setting?
2. what things make you feel uncomfortable or unsafe in a waiting room setting? What about an exam room setting?
3. how important is it to you to have all personnel use your proper name (rather than birth/legal name) and pronouns?
3.1. If you are not “out” or don’t publicly use your pronouns/name or present/publicly transition, are there any things you can think of which would lessen anxiety? (Such as being offered the chance to request an intake examiner of a certain gender without necessarily having to disclose your own?)
4. Have you ever had any poor, uncomfortable, hostile, or triggering encounters in a clinic setting?
4.1. In particular, are there any that you believe could have been prevented with proper staff training?
4.2. Are there any situations in which you believe you received lower quality healthcare than a cis person would have received? For example, has a healthcare provider ever foregone any essential or routine physical exams upon identifying you as a trans patient?
4.3. Has a provider ever acted inappropriately whether in speech or in body language? Have they ever asked offensive or prying questions regarding sexual history/health, overall health, or genital/reproductive health?
4.35. Has your health provider ever wasted appointment time asking you questions relating to your sex organs, gender identity, transition/intent to transition, or other topics when you were seeking medical care unrelated to those topics?
4.4. Has your provider ever neglected to ask routine questions regarding sexual history/health, overall health, or genital/reproductive health? Have they ever rushed through your exam leaving you inadequate time to voice your health concerns?
5. Have you ever overheard or been directly subjected to verbal abuse, gossip, transphobic/cissexist comments, casual use of slurs not directed at a patient, or other inappropriate conversation of any kind between any staff on-site (whether or not it was directed at you)
I might ask some more later but here’s part 1! Anon asks should be on and i will not publish any of these whatsoever. If you’d like to answer via email, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org! Reblogs are greatly appreciated!
here is a great website that outlines a lot of ableist language that people still use today, as well as talks about WHY these words are ableist and gives alternative words to use.
please read this page and phase ableist language out of your daily conversations, it does make a difference.