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Oct 21, 2014 / 82,930 notes

strugglingtobeheard:

73r:

rrosequartz:

destructive-creature:

"At Rio Americano High School in Sacramento CA, a student named Dejza, was violently assaulted by a vice principal, Matt Collier, for attempting to take back a piece of art with a political message that the administration didn’t like. She was put in a chokehold and slammed against the desk. When she tried to resist this unlawful abuse of authority, she was slammed and held onto the ground. Matt Collier laid on top of her, crushing her with his weight. Dejza could not breathe, and begged Collier to get off of her. Luckily, another faculty member came in and ended the situation. Dejza went to see a doctor for severe whiplash, and yesterday was her first day of physical therapy. Despite this being blatantly wrong and illegal, the administration has put her on suspension for resisting, and Collier was not disciplined. On the fifth day of her suspension, she will attend a meeting held by bias members of the administration to determine if she will be expelled.

They have tried to silence anyone who speaks out on social media, but today we have gathered in person for a silent sit-in protest.

Dejza has been wronged, and brutalized, and now she is receiving punishment. They’ve tried to silence her. They’ve tried to silence us.” -Grant Wright 

One of my friends Grant posted this on facebook and even though im not in Sacramento I want to help. This girl has been mistreated by a full grown man who may never be punished. I want to help spread awareness. So please, spread this around. Let people know that this is NOT okay. The more support we have, the better. 

i’m so proud to have been a part of this today but you guys please please please please reblog/spread this around any way you possibly can it’s so important and her story needs to be heard by people outside of our city because what this man did is so so so incredibly far from okay

arrest Matt Collier. protect and redeem Dejza.

Jesus. Much love and solidarity I hope you receive justice!!!

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frickhead:

ATTENTION EVERYONE IN THE LA AREA!!
My cousin, TALLON, was reported MISSING today. He is an AUTISTIC BLACK TEEN AND IS COMPLETEY NON-VERBAL. HE DOES NOT RESPOND TO HIS NAME. This young man went out for his daily bike ride, unattended, and did not come back. Tonight, HE IS IN LA BY HIMSELF. He is 6’0, 200lbs, and was last seen wearing a white t shirt and khaki shorts. PLEASE SIGNAL BOOST!!
Oct 21, 2014 / 57,860 notes

frickhead:

ATTENTION EVERYONE IN THE LA AREA!!

My cousin, TALLON, was reported MISSING today. He is an AUTISTIC BLACK TEEN AND IS COMPLETEY NON-VERBAL. HE DOES NOT RESPOND TO HIS NAME. This young man went out for his daily bike ride, unattended, and did not come back. Tonight, HE IS IN LA BY HIMSELF. He is 6’0, 200lbs, and was last seen wearing a white t shirt and khaki shorts. PLEASE SIGNAL BOOST!!

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Oct 21, 2014 / 1,241 notes
sic-vita:

“Far be it from me, my dear sister, to depreciate such pleasures. They would doubtless be congenial with the generality of female minds. But I confess they would have no charms for me. I should infinitely prefer a book.” ― Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice
Oct 20, 2014 / 68 notes

sic-vita:

“Far be it from me, my dear sister, to depreciate such pleasures. They would doubtless be congenial with the generality of female minds. But I confess they would have no charms for me. I should infinitely prefer a book.”

― Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

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frozeninshame:

memeguy-com:

A helpful guide

I can’t reblog this fast enough
Oct 20, 2014 / 164,726 notes

frozeninshame:

memeguy-com:

A helpful guide

I can’t reblog this fast enough

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druidthunderwarrior:

loki-has-a-tardis:

This is honestly the best poster I have found in a while supporting breast cancer awareness. I am honestly so sick of seeing, “set the tatas free” and “save the boobies”. There is no reason in hell a life threatening, life ruining disease should be sexualized. “Don’t wear a bra day,” go fuck yourselves. You’re not saving a pair of tits, you’re saving the entire package: mind, body, and soul included. Women are not just a pair of breasts.

This is important! 
Oct 20, 2014 / 285,044 notes

druidthunderwarrior:

loki-has-a-tardis:

This is honestly the best poster I have found in a while supporting breast cancer awareness. I am honestly so sick of seeing, “set the tatas free” and “save the boobies”. There is no reason in hell a life threatening, life ruining disease should be sexualized. “Don’t wear a bra day,” go fuck yourselves. You’re not saving a pair of tits, you’re saving the entire package: mind, body, and soul included. Women are not just a pair of breasts.

This is important! 

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did-you-kno:

Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is a Mexican holiday that begins on October 31st, but it’s the opposite of Halloween. It brings families together to honor the dead, while Halloween is about scaring spirits away.  Source
Oct 20, 2014 / 4,868 notes

did-you-kno:

Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is a Mexican holiday that begins on October 31st, but it’s the opposite of Halloween. It brings families together to honor the dead, while Halloween is about scaring spirits away. Source

Oct 20, 2014 / 598 notes

Anonymous said: do you have any resources on deaf muses/characters? please and thank you!

rphelper:

First let me clarify that you should say “characters who are deaf/hard of hearing.” It’s an honest and very common mistake (even amongst those who are deaf), but people-first language is important. Just doing my part in letting you know! :~)

Here are some resources:

As for my unsolicited writing advice: please be sure to make your character more than just “the deaf character.” Give them interests, goals, motivations, fears, and a personality just like you would any other character. They are a character who just happens to be deaf. This part of them will impact their background and personality significantly, but don’t make it all they are about.

I hope this helps!