ed-free-maggie:

Dedicated to those who spend the night wondering whether or not they deserve to take up the space they long for. Do not measure yourself in emptiness when your worth is infinite.

ed-free-maggie:

Dedicated to those who spend the night wondering whether or not they deserve to take up the space they long for. Do not measure yourself in emptiness when your worth is infinite.

(via khypheneight)

dissociativegifs:

When someone you’ve come out to starts referring to alters by their names and asking who’s out.

(via insanegerman)

cosmicspread:

my ultimate goal is to be at peace with myself, eliminate toxic feelings and elements and energies from my life, unlearn negative and harmful practices and thought patterns, stop checking for people that don’t check for me, create a space for myself that is nurturing for growth so that i may generate loving energy for myself and for others, nourish my spirit and balance my energies, i have big dreams and i deserve to live a life i love and let that love radiate

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ace-thefinalfrontier:

This is a text post reminding you that your feelings and identity are valid and real, and that you are not broken, or wrong, or less than anyone else because of it.

You are lovely and wonderful and just the way you are meant to be right now.

*gives you a hug and kiss on your head*

(via knight-0f-d00m)

awkward-fallen-angel:

spooniestrong:

electricarc:

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Been playing with this concept for a while.

I love this. So much.

this should be posted everywhere

awkward-fallen-angel:

spooniestrong:

electricarc:

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Been playing with this concept for a while.

I love this. So much.

this should be posted everywhere

(via knight-0f-d00m)

"When you understand that, what you’re telling is just a story. It isn’t happening anymore. When you realize the story you’re telling is just words, when you can just crumble up and throw your past in the trashcan, then we’ll figure out who you’re going to be."

— Chuck Palahniuk, Invisible Monsters (via feellng)

twloha:

"Healing doesn’t mean the damage never existed. It means the damage no longer controls our lives."
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twloha:

"Healing doesn’t mean the damage never existed. It means the damage no longer controls our lives."

(via Pinterest

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thefaultinourspoons:

If someone makes a negative post about their experience with a chronic illness, don’t call them out for it.

Some people are still at the point where they haven’t accepted their illness, hell, I accepted my illness two years ago yet yesterday I had an emotional breakdown, and if I wanted to post…

did-system-of-jeff:

lb-lee:

medievalpoc:

autistpsyche:

you should check out #AcademicAbleism on twitter, if you haven’t already. 

To secure the future of STEM and all fields of academia, we need to create better and more inclusive spaces for ALL students. Too many academic fields are openly hostile to disabled students, and this desperately needs to change.

This actually hits close to home for me.  In college, we were encouraged to sabotage our own physical and mental healths for the whims of professors who could not have given less shits over our existence.

See, there was a friend of ours who was in Japanese classes a year below us.  When her verbal exam was coming up, she got pneumonia.  There was absolutely no give to the system.  They told her she had to do the verbal exam, NOW, no delays or retakes, or flunk the course.

She performed her exam with pneumonia, staggered home, and collapsed in the hall.  She couldn’t make it into her room and just lay there outside her door until she found the strength to go inside.

Nobody said anything.  To us, this was totally normal.  I even felt this disgusting schadenfreude, about my own goddamn friend, because in my twisted mind, succumbing to pneumonia during school was just a sign of moral failing.  At this time, I was using dissociation, starvation, and overexercise to maintain my GPA, and I looked awful, but I took sick glee in how nobody ever remarked on how sick I was.  I thought it meant I was a morally superior human.  I believed that anything involving the body was a mere distraction from the important things, like grades.  Like that fucking mattered in the grand scheme of things.

We quit school midway through our master’s, and I have never regretted that decision.  When I am in school, I am a shitty, sick person, and I don’t think any disability program on earth could help with that.

Wow, meanwhile in England I’m currently finishing up my first year at uni with a long extension because my DID (an subsequent ED, depression and anxiety) meant we couldn’t get everything in on time… and my course said they never gave extensions.

America really is shit… or my uni is just exceptionally good… Middlesbrough does seem to be really randomly good with mental health.

Scarlet

Halfway through out sophmore year, we were in an auto accident and couldn’t walk, let alone move, without throwing our back out as it had suffered some pretty severe damage. Our professors were completely unforgiving. Although we couldn’t be in a car without panicking to the point of fainting they made no accomodations and gave no exrensions. And this was a smaller community college where we hardly obtained our degree before moving to Atlanta to go to SCAD.

I don’t understand why America thinks that running things markedly more incompetently makes it such a special snowflake. School system, healthcare, government, etc etc.

Oh and speaking of healthcare - almost five years later we are still going through the lawsuit for that accident where they want to compensate us less than $1,000 when we have over $15,000 in debt.

Yay America.

Adam

(via loveiswhereeveryoulook)

"Never apologize for how you feel. No one can control how they feel. The sun doesn’t apologize for being the sun. The rain doesn’t say sorry for falling. Feelings just are."

— Iain S. Thomas (via hellozela)

(Source: onlinecounsellingcollege, via dumblond101-things)