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jrvmajesty:

QUEER, ILL, & OKAY, a performance series exploring the intersection of queerness and chronic illness will take place on July 5th & 6th at DfbrL8r, but WE NEED YOUR HELP!

We are into the second week of our Kickstarter to raise completion funds, which among other costs like venue fees and tech professionals, will ensure our artists get paid. Artists like those below and artists like those yet to be announced. 

Show support, share the love today: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/joevarisco/queer-ill-and-okay

Photographed by IAMKIAM Studios

silversarcasm:

[Gifset: Laverne Cox speaks at the GLAAD media awards, she says,

"Each and every one of us has the capacity to be an oppressor. I want to encourage each and every one of us to interrogate how we might be an oppressor, and how we might be able to become liberators for ourselves and each other."]

femmeanddangerous:

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(Source: fuckyeahlavernecox)

severussnake:

talk-to-trees:

mirrorwoman:

annieelainey:

TOP 5 SHYB Frequently Asked Questions:

4) How do I overcome my fear of being seen/fear of visibility?

Here are some activities that in my experience have helped! 

Growing up incredibly shy, I was always afraid that people would see me and be offended by the fact that I looked different from everyone else. I was afraid that they would see me and think that I was ugly. After recovering from anorexia during my freshman year of high school, I realized that I should not only learn to accept myself for who I am and how I was made but also LOVE myself for my individuality. Once you are able to love yourself and take pride in who you are, other people will begin to love and respect you as well. 

this girl extremely wise and beautiful and has a lovely voice. great video :)))

HEY HEY HEY THIS IS AMAZING AND IMPORTANT AND SHE IS RIGHT IT ALL COMES DOWN TO PRACTICE IT GETS BETTER YOU JUST GOTTA KEEP CHALLENGING YOURSELF 

i-need-that-seat:


For structures that have no entry steps, ConvertaStep also makes ramps of three sizes that come in a manual as well as automatic version.
(via ConvertaStep | Wheelchair Accessibility | Ramps | Convertastep - Freedom In Mobility)

This welcome mat converts into a fully accessible wheelchair ramp. Beautiful and functional design. I want it.

i-need-that-seat:

For structures that have no entry steps, ConvertaStep also makes ramps of three sizes that come in a manual as well as automatic version.

(via ConvertaStep | Wheelchair Accessibility | Ramps | Convertastep - Freedom In Mobility)

This welcome mat converts into a fully accessible wheelchair ramp. Beautiful and functional design. I want it.