LONG AND ANONYMOUS. YOUR WISH IS MY COMMAND. You are a warrior in spirit. Your hair is soft and you like your own callouses because they make you feel strong. When you get up every morning you are only too aware of the challenges you will have to face, and some days go better than others. You don't always eat healthily, but you enjoy wholesome foods when you can get it. You are a human, you are good at being a human.
HOW DID YOU KNOW
shit anon, who the heck are you? those are like, relatively intimate details. do you know me in the physical realm?
I’m honoured you think I am good at being human. Thank you.
hey friend you are not too big or too small your legs are not gross and your tummy is definitely not gross. look down!!!! u are an abstract cosmic entity contained in some skin and muscle and bone!!!!! do u eVEN KNOW HOW COOL THAT IS?//?
“I tell my students, ‘When you get these jobs that you have been so brilliantly trained for, just remember that your real job is that if you are free, you need to free somebody else. If you have some power, then your job is to empower somebody else. This is not just a grab-bag candy game.’”—Toni Morrison (via ethiopienne)
You mentioned pancakes--what are your thoughts on waffles? French toast (do you call it that or do you call it eggy bread or a third option I have not thought of?)?
I love waffles. I have this weird bias though. I went to England when I was 16 and bought a waffle from a street vendor. It was splendid and warm and just perfect. I have not found a waffle of similar quality anywhere in North America.
So I guess I only like English waffles? XD
French toast is delicious. I love having cinnamon in it.
Obviously maple syrup can go on all these breakfast foods.
I’m amused that my anons are asking me about food. In the physical world, I am known to have a hearty appetite.
“This isn’t your typical love story…” opens the trailer for a movie about a white, heterosexual, cisgender, able-bodied, middle class, and likely loosely Christian couple who find each other through serendipity and a very small amount of actual work.
“I know a lot of creative people and perhaps by correlation I know a lot of people who struggle with depression. They have told me (and they’ve told the world) how depression sits there, implacable, and drains the color out of the world until no success or joy matters. I believe them, and it becomes increasingly evident that no matter who you are or what you’ve achieved, that depression is a good liar and can make you believe none of it matters.
I know and love too many people with depression to believe that it’s something that’s shameful to talk about or to acknowledge. I want them alive and I want them here with us. If you have depression I want you alive and here with us. Don’t let the moment take you. Don’t be afraid to get help. The people who love you want you here. Believe it.”—
No matter what problems you are dealing with, we want to help you find a reason to keep living. By calling 1-800-273-TALK (8255) you’ll be connected to a skilled, trained counselor at a crisis center in your area, anytime 24/7.
At sixteen, I worked after high school hours
at a printing plant
that manufactured legal pads:
stacked seven feet high
as I slipped cardboard
between the pages,
then brushed red glue
up and down the stack.
No gloves: fingertips required
for the perfection of paper,
smoothing the exact rectangle.
Sluggish by 9 PM, the hands
would slide along suddenly sharp paper,
and gather slits thinner than the crevices
of the skin, hidden.
Then the glue would sting,
till both palms burned
at the punchclock.
Ten years later, in law school,
I knew that every legal pad
was glued with the sting of hidden cuts,
that every open lawbook
was a pair of hands
upturned and burning.
I feel really bad about asking for any help, but this is an issue that’s really bothering me. If you feel good about donating a few dollars, that’s cool and I’d be so happy if you did! But otherwise, I’d super appreciate it if you could maybe share this.
Hi! My name is Loren and I’m a 31 year old trans woman. I’ve been on HRT (hormone replacement therapy) for two years. It’s done amazing things for my body and my self-confidence. Unfortunately, there are issues that prevent the medications I take from working as effectively as they can.
Why I’m trying to get an orchiectomy: Right now, my testosterone is about thirty times higher than it should be. As you can imagine, this is not something I want, and it isn’t helping with my physical transition. In fact, it causes me a great deal of stress every day. My testosterone is so high because the medication I use to control it, (spironolactone,) also lowers blood pressure. My blood pressure has always been very low, so my doctor will not prescribe me an adequate dose to control my testosterone. Doing so would make my blood pressure dangerously low, causing me to black out frequently, among other physically dangerous side-effects. I have tried a number of alternative methods to control my testosterone, but the only thing that will be truly effective is for me to remove my testicles, an operation called an orchiectomy.
Why I’m asking for $3237: -An orchiectomy in my area costs $2700 -I imagine I’ll probably have to take time off work to recover, so I’m asking for an additional $300 to cover expenses while I’m at home, not making money. -The $237 covers the 7.9% gofundme will take from any donations.
I’m asking for help raising money because my monthly income and monthly expenses are about equal. I work as a server, in a state with a depressed economy, where waitstaff are paid $2.65/hr + tips. Saving has been difficult, and I’d really like to take care of this physical issue as soon as I can.
Loren is awesome! Send her some $$$$ for necessary medical expenses!