One day you will wake up and there won’t be any more time to do the things you’ve always wanted to do. Do it now.
Animation of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Coonley Playhouse stained glass
In den letzten Tagen wurde rauf und runter, vor allem auf Facebook, ein Video von 2012 geteilt, mit dem eine amerikanische jüdische Künstlerin auf das Lied “This Land is Mine” das ewige Abschlachten in dem Landstrich, in dem heute wieder Israel liegt, darstellt. Dieses Video ist auf so vielen Ebenen unerträglich, dass es fast schwer ist, irgendwo anzufangen.
The nerve!….This goes out to all the spoonies.
“My name is Emelie Crecco, I’m 20 years old and I have cystic fibrosis. CF affects the lungs (as of many organs in the body) because of this I have a handicapped sticker. I’m not one to “abuse” the sticker, meaning I use it when I’m having a “bad day” (some days its a little harder to breathe). Today was HOT so I needed to use my sticker. I was running errands all day around my town, I pulled into a handicapped spot, placed the sticker in my mirror and continued into the store. Upon returning to my car I found a note written by someone, it said “Shame on you, you are NOT handicapped. You have taken a space that could have been used by an actually handicapped person. You are a selfish young lady.” I was LIVID. How can someone be so ignorant and cowardly? They clearly saw me walk out of my car, why not approach me? Not all handicaps are visible. I would love for you to share this story. It would help spread awareness for CF, but it would help open people’s minds to what handicapped really is.
Thank you for your time”
A friend of mine fell over 20 feet and basically broke half his ribs, punctured his lung, broke his arm in three places that required many surgeries to fix and messed up a nerve in his leg. He had to walk with a cane for a long time after it and some lady in a restaurant thought he was just walking with a cane for the hell of it and she ripped it from his hands and grabbed his messed up arm and shook him and told him he was an awful human being for pretending to be handicapped. What the fuck people?
it’s important to remember that we’re talking about a group of people who have higher rates of mental health problems, suicide, and domestic violence than either heterosexual, or lesbian and gay people. This invisibility takes a real toll on people’s lives, and is even putting lives at risk.
There are also increasing numbers of people experiencing themselves as non-binary in terms of both their sexuality (e.g. bisexual, pansexual, or queer) and their gender (e.g. genderqueer, gender fluid, or bigender). There are very few portrayals of this in the media so far, but the Facebook recognition of multiple genders suggests that this will probably be something that is talked about a lot more in the coming years, as it challenges the idea that sexuality and gender are binary.
Know that under no circumstances is it ever acceptable to grab someone’s body (e.g. a wrist, an arm) to emphasize his weight.
Don’t mention weight. Unless you’re genuinely concerned for someone’s health and well-being, don’t tell him he needs to eat more.