madeofpatterns:

things that need to stop:

  • fights over whether it’s speaking or nonspeaking autistics who are terrible at understanding the world and respecting other people as real

things that need to happen:

  • acknowledging that this is a destructive and untrue stereotype about *all* of us

no one is an aspie superdetective who can only do academics because they are too broken to people.

no one is a low functioning autistic too autistic to understand anything beyond their own hand, either. 

Everyone learns. Everyone relates. Everyone communicates. And everyone has major gaps in their understanding of the world. All of us.

We should all be in this together. 

(via k-pagination)

Love Sorrow

observando:

Love sorrow. She is yours now, and you must
take care of what has been
given. Brush her hair, help her
into her little coat, hold her hand,
especially when crossing a street. For, think,

what if you should lose her? Then you would be
sorrow yourself; her drawn face, her sleeplessness
would be yours. Take care, touch
her forehead that she feel herself not so

utterly alone. And smile, that she does not
altogether forget the world before the lesson.
Have patience in abundance. And do not
ever lie or ever leave her even for a moment

by herself, which is to say, possibly, again,
abandoned. She is strange, mute, difficult,
sometimes unmanageable but, remember, she is a child.
And amazing things can happen. And you may see,

as the two of you go
walking together in the morning light, how
little by little she relaxes; she looks about her;
she begins to grow.”

Mary Oliver, Red Bird

teacupnosaucer:

neptunain:

heteronormativity for dummies or, “why homophobes aren’t the only problem”

You will not believe the shit I get for correcting people when they talk about my daughter like this. Just stop fucking assigning sexualities to babies jfc straight people

I’ve got this sort of thing horrifically internalized. I still call baby boys flirts (but at least now I catch myself after the fact and gawk at myself in shock). I called my own son a flirt occasionally when he was tiny. It really is distressing how quickly we fall into the default with gender and sexuality when it comes to our kids.

(via trans-carlos)

bisexual-books:

It’s time for another Bisexual Books giveaway!  You know you could use a little romance so our friends at riptidepublishing are here to help us out!  

You could win all the fantastic goodies pictured above:

  • A Riptide tote bag, bookmark, magnet, and pin with their “Read the Rainbow” slogan
  • this awesome notepad memo carrying case thing.  Like seriously this thing looks super useful.  
  • two of their m/m romance books, Resistance: Power Play by Cat Grant and Scorpion by Aleksandr Voinov
  • two tumblr stickers
  • and a bi pride flag sticker!

Now all the boring rules stuff:

  • This giveaway is open to everyone (yes international friends this includes you).  
  • You must be following us here at bisexual-books to win
  • You must reblog this post (likes don’t count for this one sorry guys).   
  • You can reblog as many times as you’d like
  • But no giveaway blogs  
  • Winners will be chosen August 10th at 8pm CST

And don’t forget to enter our other two awesome giveaways — one for bisexual comics and the other for bisexual YA!

(via trans-carlos)

queenfattyoftherollpalace:

Queenfattyoftherollpalace’s bath bomb giveaway!
I know a lot of you have been interested in my bath bombs but can’t afford to spend money on non-essentials, so I want to give you a chance to win some and treat yourself!
What I’m giving away:
A set of my Harry Potter house themed bath bombs. 
This includes one of each:
honeysuckle scented Gryffindor bomb
rose & sage scented Slytherin bomb
midnight pomegranate scented Ravenclaw bomb
lemon & honey scented Hufflepuff bomb
Now for the rules!
Be following me. There’s no point in doing a giveaway for my followers if the winner isn’t following me. Yes, I will check.
Likes count, reblogs count.
US only, because of shipping costs. 
The giveaway will end August 20th.
If you don’t win but still want some bath bombs, you can buy them from my storenvy, sweetwaterbath.
If you have any questions please message me.

queenfattyoftherollpalace:

Queenfattyoftherollpalace’s bath bomb giveaway!

I know a lot of you have been interested in my bath bombs but can’t afford to spend money on non-essentials, so I want to give you a chance to win some and treat yourself!

What I’m giving away:

A set of my Harry Potter house themed bath bombs. 

This includes one of each:

  • honeysuckle scented Gryffindor bomb
  • rose & sage scented Slytherin bomb
  • midnight pomegranate scented Ravenclaw bomb
  • lemon & honey scented Hufflepuff bomb

Now for the rules!

  • Be following me. There’s no point in doing a giveaway for my followers if the winner isn’t following me. Yes, I will check.
  • Likes count, reblogs count.
  • US only, because of shipping costs. 

The giveaway will end August 20th.

If you don’t win but still want some bath bombs, you can buy them from my storenvy, sweetwaterbath.

If you have any questions please message me.

(via dykevibes)