Tumblr is my safe space.
I have been with tumblr since the beginning. That’s right. I’m an old-timer. I’ve stayed for a very clear reason. I am able to say things here that I can’t in most other venues of my life. I’m able to express myself more openly and honestly here than anywhere else. On tumblr, I have met people who make me feel less alone and far more ‘normal’ than I ever...
Each time I’m asked to tell about myself, I find myself starting the same way:...– Kelsey Danielle, “I Was Told to Write an About Me and This is What Happened” (via commovente)
Despite it all, we turned Jesus’ message into a reward-or-punishment contest...– Richard Rohr (via azspot) This accurately sums up my approach to my faith-in-action, and my feelings on an afterlife-focused spirituality.
Oh, hi new followers!
Education Dare Day
adiemtocarpe: girlcanteach: When was the last time you cried in class? When Charlotte died in “Charlotte’s Web”. We are rehearsing the play version right now, and EVERY TIME she dies the entire class looks at me to see if I’m going to shed a tear. I usually do. When this year’s students asked me what it was like during the lockdown in 2009 when a gunman shot to death 14 people...
EDD: If your students from this year had to...
adiemtocarpe: itssnix: Mine would say “She’s crazy, but she really loves us and she loves Jesus.” “She dances and sings when she thinks we aren’t looking, and she talks about dogs a lot.” Most of my kids would say something like, “A headscarf-wearing Muslim woman who listens to house music and thinks Nacho Libre is one of the funniest movies ever — and she actually talks to us...
famous bisexual people
concentrationandromance: just because it gives me warm feelings… Read More
Awkwardly watching my friends’ divorce play out in Facebook status updates. I love them both so much. This sucks on so many levels.
Diary of a Wimpy Kid is seriously one of the...
Yet another reason why I so prefer young adult fiction over the adult genre.
Linguists identify 15,000-year-old... →
Researchers identify two dozen words whose sound and meaning have survived the past 15,000 years.
This morning, a seventh-grader told me that she...
Seriously. I can’t make this shit up.
What if people told European history like they... →
theboyprincessdiaries: “If your textbook of North American history goes into the details of the Middle Ages, the Reformation and Renaissance, the Silk Road, and European monarchies, and you don’t include equal description of the Mississippian coalescence and dispersal, Haudenosaunee-Algonquian relations, the Woodlands, trans-plains, and southwestern trade systems, the Mexica conquests and the...
all the fictional women you hate: If media covered... →
jahanzebjz: Yet another massacre has occurred in the historically war-torn region of the Southern United States – and so soon after the religious festival of Easter. Brian McConkey, 27, a Christian fundamentalist militiaman living in the formerly occupied territory of Alabama, gunned down…
Apparently it is Teacher Appreciation Week.
As a teacher, I would like a full week where no one calls me a “dumb bitch” — students, parents, pundits, or politicians. Please and thank you.
thinkbrit: Clocking In, Clocking Out →
adiemtocarpe: writteninthekitchensink: On my very first day of student teaching, my cooperating teacher gave me three pieces of advice: arrive early, don’t leave as soon as you’re contractually allowed to go, and leave with something in your hand every single day, even if you know you’re not going to do… School hours are 8:00 - 3:15. I get there at 7 everyday. Now that I have a dog, I leave...
Well, since I’m awake, I may as well paint my nails. Cherry blossom pink, since my cherry tree finally bloomed over the weekend.
It is half past two in the morning and I am wide awake. Eating Girl Scout cookies, drinking a glass of wine, and watching Wallander. This is a regular occurrence. Apparently my body has decided it wants a premodern sleep cycle (a few hours after sunset, then awake for a couple of hours, then sleep again until dawn). I would be 100% okay with that if my job didn’t require me to wake up at...
BREAKING: First pro male athlete comes out as gay →
gaywrites: Jason Collins, 34-year-old center in the National Basketball Association, is the first openly gay athlete in major American sports. He wrote this piece for Sports Illustrated detailing his decision: I’m a 34-year-old NBA center. I’m black. And I’m gay. I didn’t set out to be the first openly gay athlete playing in a major American team sport. But since I am, I’m happy to start...
Yes, I Really Am Bisexual. Deal With It. →
jenneric: great piece that hits on the fact that being bi isn’t about who you’re with (Do gay or straight people stop being gay or straight — liking people of the same sex or opposite — when they’re single?)
dorkstrider: do i even have a sexuality at this point or is it literally just “oh yes i’d kiss you”
I lost a friend to suicide last night.
Just found out this morning. I am a mess of shock, sorrow, and anger. My whole body and soul feel beaten and sore.
Biphobia (It does exist) →