this is so powerful and true.
What Would You Do?: A transgender woman is insulted by a man at a diner. This is a really great segment they did where a trans woman, played by a real trans woman, is insulted and ridiculed by a man (played by an actor, of course) while she serves him at a diner. You’d be surprised at how many people butted in to defend her.
So much faith in humanity restored.
Fucking great how they supported her.
I may need to watch this show more often.
well, this is beautiful
That last guy though. He was going to sit there for as long as it took to make sure Kevin didn’t attack Carmen. He even said he had a good catholic upbringing. Catholics aren’t really known for their acceptance, and for him to not only defend her, but protect her, is just…wow.
A word to the wise:
My girlfriend: I’m going to wear my heels out to the bar tonight!
Me: Maybe you should change into sneakers because walking.
My girlfriend: Never! They’re so cute and comfortable!
*Ten minutes of walking*
My girlfriend: My pinky toe is a dead thing.
Me: We can grab a cab home so you can change.
My girlfriend: Oh no that’s fine I can do it.
*A few hours and many drinks later*
With new friends, we walk several miles.
My girlfriend: *wearing my sneakers*
Heels: *in someone’s backpack*
A year ago (yesterday) I managed, despite my stammering, to ask Sierra to be my girlfriend. In the grand scheme of things, a year isn’t so long, but a lot can happen in a short amount of time and a lot has. I am so in love with this woman it’s overwhelming and I hope that everyone gets to experience this because nothing can compare to the feeling of knowing that someone loves you as much as you love them. To all you guys who are waiting for someone to come into your life, be patient because there’s someone out there who’s going to love you and treat you well no matter who you are. Don’t settle for someone who doesn’t make you happy because you think no one else will care for you. There’s so many people in the world that over population has caused severe poverty and hunger and all these people have love in them so there’s someone out there for you. Life can be hard and super complicated but things have a way of working out for the better.
Keep your head up because it’s going to be so worth it when you find what you’ve been looking for and you’ll be so strong by the time you get there. I don’t think life ever flattens out like people make it out to but there’s all sorts of ways to look at things and if you find a good perspective you can see the good in most of the bad. And it’s ok to have bad days or months, just because you feel bad for awhile doesn’t mean it will stay that way or that all your hard work is gone.
I have had little to no relationship with my dad for the last 18 years or so of my life (I’m 22). Over the past year or so communication has increased from twice a year to once every couple of months. That being said I was pretty used to him forgetting it was my birthday and hearing my mom on the phone in the other room giving him a reminder call. Today he texted me and he spelled my name wrong, I’m a little dumbfounded. I can tolerate the absence of him from my life I guess, but how am I supposed to be ok with my own father not knowing how my name is spelled. It seems trivial when I write it out like this but what the hell Mark.
Voronitsyna is a former glossy magazine photographer, now confined to her bed in a suburb of Moscow with rapid-onset multiple sclerosis. When the fires engulfed western Russia in 2010, killing dozens of people, burning down thousands of homes, and destroying millions of hectares of forest, Voronitsyna watched the official broadcast media claim that everything was under control. A blogger on the popular site, Livejournal.ru, she quickly began organizing information about which regions needed what kind of help, and when. Acting as a kind of traffic cop, she dispatched volunteers with supplied to areas where local firefighters were overwhelmed, lacking basic equipment such as pumps and hoses due to years of official neglect. “[During the fires] it became obvious to a large part of Russia’s citizens that they couldn’t count on the government,” she says.
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