johnlock? no. john locke. right to property. social contract. classical liberalism.
I’ve had enough.
I’m so sorry you felt you needed to do this. It is really awful what some people think they can say to other people! Any feeling you have is justified, it is unbelievably short sighted to believe that because “you do it to yourself” you are not allowed to feel frustrated or depressed. I admire all of the work you make and all of the things you say.
It takes immense guts to make videos of yourself being so honest and put them in the public. I think you are an incredibly brave woman. Honesty is the hardest thing in this world today and I think people who are consistantly positive about trich are not being fully honest with themselves.
I have struggled with trich for about 13 years now. I remember first pulling hairs and playing with them when I was about 9 and my mum and friends would try and stop me and I had no idea what I was doing or that it was even a disorder.
I have come to terms with the fact that my hair is always going to be strange lengths and I will never have the flowing locks that Cheryl Cole does.
I hope you find some peace from all of this soon, you brave and honest woman.
This this this this 1000000x this!
I feel like we ladies with trich are all very beautiful (obviously, LOOK at us) and strong and wonderful in our own ways. Sure, we have uneven hair and funny partings and sore fingertips from pulling, but we have our strength and our weakness and that’s what makes us pretty damn amazing.
What we also have, however, is the right to admit when we feel a bit down or hopeless or like our trich is a negative part of our life. We ALL have that right because we all feel that way sometimes. Every single one of us has looked in the mirror at our latest bald patch and thought ‘I’m not going to beat this’. And it’s not a nice thought. It’s not a nice place to be. But it’s not an island. It’s not undiscovered territory. We’ve all been there.
To tell someone that they should feel relentlessly positive 100% of the time is unfair. To tell someone that they should feel that way because they are a ‘symbol’ or a ‘beacon of hope’ for the community is AWFUL. To shape someone into your idol - someone who has never set herself up to be inspirational, but has set herself up to be a human being who shares a large part of her life with others - and then complain when she doesn’t act the way you want her to is senseless, insensitive and selfish.
We’re all human. We’re all fallible. We all feel like failing sometimes, and that’s OK. It’s OK to not always be fine. What’s NOT OK is making someone feel bad for being upset or negative, because you’re telling them off for being human, and if that’s not hypocritical then nothing is.
It’s our fragilities that make us human and they should be celebrated as much as possible, not ignored or scorned. Shame on anyone who’s ever made someone feel bad for feeling bad.
Anwen, OP and Rebecca, I love you all very much.
DAILY REMINDER THAT IT’S OKAY TO HATE THE PEOPLE WHO’VE TREATED YOU BADLY AND IT DOESN’T MAKE YOU A BAD PERSON
Everyone, I’m elated to tell you that Tumblr will be joining Yahoo.
Before touching on how awesome this is, let me try to allay any concerns: We’re not turning purple. Our headquarters isn’t moving. Our team isn’t changing. Our roadmap isn’t changing. And our mission – to empower creators to make their best work and get it in front of the audience they deserve – certainly isn’t changing.
So what’s new? Simply, Tumblr gets better faster. The work ahead of us remains the same – and we still have a long way to go! – but with more resources to draw from.
Yahoo is the original Internet company, and Marissa and her team share our dream to make the Internet the ultimate creative canvas. I couldn’t be more excited to have her help. We also share a vision for Tumblr’s business that doesn’t compromise the community and product we love. Plus both our logos end with punctuation!
As always, everything that Tumblr is, we owe to this unbelievable community. We won’t let you down.
movies based off books are bad but books based off movies are so much worse
i reblog this every single time
“Here’s to the Night” - Eve 6
This song, on repeat, until I fall asleep.