I would frame and hang these in my house in a heartbeat.
SEE THE THING IS, he said, BIG GIRLS LEAVE MORE SPACE FOR ME TO GRAB AHOLD OF
i’m not your handlebars
SEE THE THING IS, she said, BIG GIRLS ARE BETTER THAN SKINNY ONES BECAUSE MEN DON’T LIKE BONES
other girls are not graveyards
SEE THE THING IS
a baby girl isn’t beautiful because somebody is gonna hold her
i mean we all wanna be loved but i want her to
a baby girl isn’t beautiful because a man’s fingertips can dig
bruises into her hips, she’s beautiful because
she just is
in nature we don’t say a flower is beautiful
when somebody wants to pick it
in fact we say that nature’s beauty is at the height of purity
when it would destroy you to even touch it
SEE THE THING IS
i would rather be an ocean of danger and deep black and
thick mermaid thighs rather than
a body you want to cruise across
i would rather be the night sky and crush ribs with a suffocating sense that we are all small and purposeless
rather than a landscape of freckles someone happens to think
are akin to constellations
i would rather be storms and lightning and a bright sun rising, i
would rather make you quake in your boots than get your heart
i would rather be beautiful like a cold spring stream:
not beautiful because you said so
but beautiful because
i am me.
Sooo one of my mom’s colleagues and her kids went missing a few days ago, and like we didn’t know she was missing until we saw a missing notice posted on Facebook
… She’s not actually missing tho, she’s in hiding. From the exact same people who posted that missing notice, and who she definitely doesn’t want to be found by.
So a reminder to please please check this kind of thing before you share missing notices.
Ughhhh okay I work in a law enforcement field where we deal with a lot of missing persons and here’s why I don’t share things like this without a link to a LE press release or major national news outlet. IF IT DOES NOT HAVE A SOURCE, YOU COULD BE ENDANGERING SOMEONE’S LIFE.
LET ME REPEAT: IF IT DOES NOT HAVE A VERIFIABLE, LEGITIMATE SOURCE YOU COULD BE ENDANGERING SOMEONE’S FUCKING LIFE.
I know you think you are helping. I know you think a “signal boost” is the right thing to do. BUT PLEASE VERIFY BEFORE YOU SHARE.
Double goes for missing minors!!!!!!!!Predators and abusers put out things like this to get information on the whereabouts of their victims.
And don’t forget that just because a person is disabled doesn’t mean they aren’t being abused and trying to escape their abusers. In fact, disabled people are even more likely to be abused.
Very important addition.
"This is my first cabbage! You know, a lot of times they’re kind of soft, but this one is sold! It’s going to be good eatin’!"
"What are you going to make with it?"
"Well, this one I’m giving to my parents. You have to give the first one away or you just spoil the whole spirit of gardening."
This is the most victorious photo of cabbage ever captured.
YESSSSSSSS MA’AMMM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I’M TRYNA GET LIKE YOU!!!!!!!!!!
First off, you’re an idiot. Secondly, the plural of university does not have an apostrophe, it’s universities. Now that we have your shortcomings out of the way, let’s address the real problem.
College athletes are held to near impossible standards. All they have time for is practice, playing and school. The mandatory hours you have to put in, in order to meet requirements leaves you no time to fit in a job. So now on top of the mental stress keeping your GPA up, the physical stress of practicing and playing, you also are flat broke. Yes, you put in more work than most of the country and you do it for free.
Not only can you not have a job, but they have insane rules about you making any money at all. It is completely illegal to receive any type of benefits from people. That means even if a rich guy appreciates your play on the field, and sees you struggling, he can’t give you a car to make life easier, or money for clothes to at least look good. You can’t even sell your own shit! Johnny Manziel and Terrell Pryor were both under investigation for selling their own autographs. Pryor didn’t even make money off of his. He traded them for tattoos and he was suspended and forced to leave school to attend a supplemental draft where he wouldn’t be eligible to make half the money he would in the real draft.
Division 1 college sports are a billion dollar empire. They are so lucrative that the prize for predicting a perfect bracket is 1 billion dollars. Could you imagine being the backbone of a billion dollar business, but struggling to eat. But I guess it’s fair if you get the empty promise of a degree that might not be worth the paper it’s printed on by the time they hand it to you.
and, a lot of times, they live in shitty dorm arrangements, asking for extra meals off their buddies. 4 am lifting, 8 am study halls, class all day and practice at night… like, we should be giving athletes some kind of stipend.