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August 2014
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uptownzurban:


Please!!! I encourage anyone who follows me or sees this to sign this petition. My city is under a lot of distress right now for this wrongful doing. Here is the link to sign the petition… https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/mike-brown-law-requires-all-state-county-and-local-police-wear-camera/8tlS5czf

uptownzurban:

Please!!! I encourage anyone who follows me or sees this to sign this petition. My city is under a lot of distress right now for this wrongful doing. Here is the link to sign the petition… https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/mike-brown-law-requires-all-state-county-and-local-police-wear-camera/8tlS5czf

August 2014
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jamesdeenhateclub:

i think it’s important that myself and other white ppl remember that we can not even begin to truly understand the pain and trauma of what is happening in ferguson, nor can we grasp the anger and sadness black communities experience due to this situation. all we can do is stand in solidarity, listen, and not derail or take the focus away from the true face of racism and white supremacy.

August 2014
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Petition: Please Enact New Federal Laws to Protect Citizens from Police Violence and Misconduct 

thechanelmuse:

I love good police officers. I have them in my immediate family. Like all civil servants they are underpaid and under-resourced for a difficult job.

However, a long and completely avoidable history of violence by police officers has killed too many innocent civilians, caused a destructive level of mistrust in the community, and is causing a rising tide of anger, frustration, and despair among millions of good people.

This petition is for Amadou Diallo - shot at 41 times. An innocent, hardworking man simply reaching for his wallet, Diallo should be alive today.

This petition is for Sean Bell - shot at over 50 times and killed on his wedding day. 

This petition is for Oscar Grant - handcuffed with his hands behind his back for breaking a fight on the subway - Oscar was shot in the back and killed by a police officer while sitting down.

This petition is for Chavis Carter - arrested for marijuana, searched, handcuffed with his hands behind his back, and put into the back of a police car. Chavis is then said to have somehow killed himself with a gun. 

This petition is for Wendell Allen - just 20 years old - police busted into a house and shot him in the heart - killing him. He wasn’t who they were looking for.

This petition is for Eric Garner - choked to death on YouTube for the entire world to see. While the coroner has deemed his death a homicide, we must change the laws to prevent this from ever happening again.

This petition is for these men, and for many other unarmed men and women who have been killed by the police. It is unacceptable for the police to serve as JUDGE, JURY, and EXECUTIONER. The recent murders of Eric Garner, Michael Brown and John Crawford this past month at the hands of police have so inflamed communities across the country that we believe we are reaching a tipping point of anger.

It is our hope to channel this collective anger into effective policy solutions that will not only make life safer for citizens, but will restore confidence in police, and bring hope to hopeless families and communities devastated by these egregious acts of violence.

Our 5 Policy Solutions Are As Follows:

1. The shooting and killing of an unarmed citizen who does not have an outstanding warrant for a violent crime should be a federal offense.

2. Choke holds and chest compressions by police (what the coroner lists as the official cause of death for Eric Garner) should be federally banned.

3. All police officers must wear forward-facing body cameras while on duty. They cost just $99 and are having a signficant, positive impact in several cities around the United States and the world.

4. Suspensions for violations of any of the above offenses should be UNPAID.

5. Convictions for the above offenses should have their own set of mandatory minimum penalties. The men who killed Diallo, Bell, Grant, Carter, Garner, and others all walk free while over 1,000,000 non violent offenders are currently incarcerated in American prisons.

These federal actions are in the best interest of our country. We will direct our anger, our dollars, our votes, and our voice to seeing them happen all across the country. 

SIGN THE PETITION

August 2014
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medievalpoc:

Medievalpoc Presents: History of POC in Math and Science Week, 8-3-14 through 8-9-14!

Medievalpoc’s first Patreon Milestone Goal has been reached, and the History of POC in Math and Science Week is happening soon! This all-new themed week will focus on the contribution of people of color to the fields of mathematics, science, physics, medicine, natural philosophy, and much, much more!

There will be a focus on primary documents with interactive elements, visual and documentary evidence, innovators and their biographies, and notable personages of color from the Islamic Golden Age, Medieval Europe, African Empires and Universities, Asian images and texts, and discussion about early modern globalization regarding how this knowledge traveled.

If you have an article, image, document, or commentary you would like to submit, here’s your chance to weigh in on this topic! Please use the “Math and Science Week” and any other relevant tags for your submission, and I look forward to hearing about your favorite mathematicians and scientists of color!

#yeeees   #science   #history   #signal boost   
August 2014
03
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mgann-morzz:

McDonald’s worker arrested after telling company president she can’t afford shoes.

"A woman who has been employed by the McDonald’s Corporation for over 10 years says she was arrested last week after she confronted the company president at a meeting and told him she couldn’t afford to buy shoes or food for her children.

Nancy Salgado, 26, told The Real News that she felt like she had to speak out during McDonald’s USA President Jeff Stratton’s speech at the Union League Club of Chicago on Friday for the sake of her children.

“It’s really hard for me to feed my two kids and struggle day to day,” she shouted as Stratton was speaking. “Do you think this is fair, that I have to be making $8.25 when I’ve worked for McDonald’s for ten years?”

“I’ve been there for forty years,” Stratton replied from the podium.

“The thing is that I need a raise. But you’re not helping your employees. How is this possible?” Salgado asked.

At that point, someone approached Salgado and informed her that she was going to be arrested.

She later recalled the encounter to The Real News’ Jessica Desvarieux.

“The strength was very powerful, like, just remembering the face of my kids, like I say, you know, just simple things like I can’t provide a pair of shoes like everybody else does, sometimes every month, or anything like that,” she said. “And he needs to know we are what all the employees at McDonald’s are going through. We’re struggling day to day to provide our needs in our houses, things for our kids. And it’s just–it gets harder and harder with just the poverty wage they have us living in.”

“They just told me, you know, well, you’re being under arrest because you just interrupted, you trespassed the property. You’re just going to go to jail,” Salgado added. “And what I remember just telling them, ‘well, like, so, because I have to speak out my mind and I had to tell the president the poverty wage I’m living in, that’s just against the law?’ You know, just be able to speak up your mind and say, you know what, I can’t survive with $8.25? It’s just — it’s ridiculous that I’m going to get arrested. You know.”

Salgado, who is still working at McDonald’s, said she had her hours cut following the arrest and feared further retaliation.

“The CEOs make millions and billions a year and why can’t they provide enough for their employees?” she wondered.”

I think that this is beyond awful for many reasons. People can’t afford to live off of the wages that they are given currently, and can’t even speak out against it. I know tumblr is great for spreading important news like this, so please help me get the word out to support this woman.

August 2014
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thicccc:

hi all i’m trying to get a $20k scholarship for next year. i pay for college on my own and i also have living expenses, so having this scholarship would relieve me of a TON of debt and allow me to focus on paying for just my living expenses for the year. all you have to do is click on this link and sponsor me for the scholarship. please sponsor me and reblog this!!

July 2014
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femalefernando:
We don’t know where she is and we’re hoping she is safe so please look out for her and go visitwww.bringalexhomesafe.com
to help donate and raise awareness. We won’t give up until you’re found and home safe and sound in peace. We love you Alex.
Sources

femalefernando:

We don’t know where she is and we’re hoping she is safe so please look out for her and go visitwww.bringalexhomesafe.com
to help donate and raise awareness. We won’t give up until you’re found and home safe and sound in peace. We love you Alex.

Sources

July 2014
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Current Medievalpoc Patreon Creator Goals Include Print Shop, Lesson Plans, Book  

medievalpoc:

Many readers have asked whether or not this material is available in other formats- most often whether or not I offer prints or have written a book. Since I have set up the Patreon page for Medievalpoc, I have been listening to feedback from all readers (not just Patrons), as to what you would like to see happen in the future.

With this in mind, I’ve created new Patreon goals for this project, and invite you all to take a look at them. I’m committed to having clearly stated goals for Medievalpoc, with input from readers and Patrons on which kinds of formats they would like to see this project take. I will include a short description of each goal here, listed in the order they would happen with sufficient patronage.The first Milestone Goal, History of POC in Math and Science Week, has already been achieved and will begin on August 3rd.

I invite you to have a look at the Patreon page for a bit more information about them, and once again, thank you for your readership and your feedback.

Additional Database Membership: increased access to images and documentation from interdisciplinary academic sources; more posts with better pictures.

Medievalpoc Print Shop: Informational and Educational posters and print materials with works from Medievalpoc.

Educational Materials and Lesson Plans: I will develop these materials for download for educators who want to increase diversity in their curricula.

Print Shop Expansion: I will make more available in the Print Shop, including clothing, printed educational materials, and rare or licensed images.

Medievalpoc Goes Full-Time: I will be able to work on these projects full-time, and begin work on a Medievalpoc book, which I will pitch to publishers and/or crowdfund printing fees myself.

All of the above projects are aligned with Creator Goals to keep Patrons informed and involved with the process. I want these goals to be achievable and sustainable, and I welcome your feedback.

July 2014
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blowingwinds:

I’m usually not the one to ask for help but this time I just can’t look away. Below there’s a plea for help from a wonderful Lithuanian girl, Liucija, who’s suffering from a rare degenerative disease, Generalised Torsion Dystonia (wiki page on Torsion Dystonia here). The only way to improve her rapidly progressing condition is a Deep Brain Stimulation procedure (wiki page here).If there’s is any way you could help Liucija, do not hesitate to do so. Every little thing matters and your help would be more than appreciated. Please spread the word. Original post on facebook here.

Where you are, I am there too… these words reflect what is very important to me at the moment.Hello. My name is Liucija. I am a 23 year old psychology student at the Vytautas Magnus University in Kaunas, Lithuania. When I was 10 years old, I was diagnosed with a rare degenerative disease – Generalised Torsion Dystonia. It all started with the spasm in the right hand when I was writing (Writer’s cramp). When I learned to write with my left hand, the spasm spread into the left hand too. A few years later, I started feeling spasm in my right leg and later – in my left leg (inversion with plantar flexion). This affected my walking, which became uncoordinated and extremely challenging.As time passed by, it was harder and harder to write and walk. I had to invent new ways to study at school and university. The computer helps to some extent but gradually my spasms are getting worse and worse. Now I can use only my left hand to type. My walking is also getting worse all the time – gradually involving my torso, back, feet and toes, and it limits my active lifestyle a lot.I was very happy to be able to draw and dance, despite all my symptoms. These two things helped me to cope with this disease and difficulties caused by it, to express myself through music, dance and creativity. They helped me to relax and gain more strength to fight it with. (Please see some of my artwork and dance shows in the links below.) However, even these two things are being gradually taken away from me… Now the easiest form of self-expression is photography. I love wandering in the forest and going to towns on my electric bike and noticing little “miracles” through the lens. But now I find even cycling on electric bike very challenging and tiring.My condition is rapidly getting worse. In the last 2 years, spasm has spread to my neck. I often lose my balance and sometimes fall which results bruising and breaking my bones. I need to do something to stop this disease from progressing and improve my health. I have tried different medicine and Botox injections to the deep muscles of my legs, but they have had little effect.The only way to improve my condition is DBS (Deep Brain Stimulation) surgery, which requires great precision and expertise. This spring, I was consulted by neurosurgeon-neurologist Prof. Joachim Krauss in Hanover, Germany. He has specialized in Dystonia treatment by DBS surgery since 1987 and has already done around 700 DBS surgeries. In his opinion, DBS surgery could improve my symptoms by 90 percent.After my extensive research about the surgery and its results and consequences on the patients, and my consultation with Prof Krauss, I booked myself in for the surgery on October 20th, 2014.The surgery costs 35,000 Euro. I sincerely ask you for your help and support – whether it would be a donation towards my surgery or any ideas on how to raise some money towards it. Your every gesture will mean a lot to me and will be so much appreciated.Please share my message with everyone you know and let me know if you know somebody who I could personally approach for help.Thank you for any help you can provide me with.
Yours faithfully,Liucija Tamulyte
Donations can be made byPayPal:julija.tamulyte@gmail.com (Julija is my sister who will transfer all collected donations to my Lithuanian account in October)
Or 
Bank Account (Lithuania):Name: Tiberiados BendruomeneCode: 19208 2153Address: Baltriskiu km., Zarasu raj., LithuaniaAccount Number: LT 80 4010 0403 0000 1124Bank: AB DnB Nord bankasPurpose: Donation for Liucija surgery
Or
Bank Account (UK) (my sister Julija):Name: Julija TamulyteBank: HSBCSort Code: 40-05-00Account Number: 45119960Purpose: Liucija surgery
P.S. You can see the symptoms of my disease when you click on these links:Walking no 1Walking no 2Writing
My creative work:PaintingDance 2013Dance 2014

blowingwinds:

I’m usually not the one to ask for help but this time I just can’t look away. Below there’s a plea for help from a wonderful Lithuanian girl, Liucija, who’s suffering from a rare degenerative disease, Generalised Torsion Dystonia (wiki page on Torsion Dystonia here). The only way to improve her rapidly progressing condition is a Deep Brain Stimulation procedure (wiki page here).If there’s is any way you could help Liucija, do not hesitate to do so. Every little thing matters and your help would be more than appreciated. Please spread the word. Original post on facebook here.

Where you are, I am there too… 
these words reflect what is very important to me at the moment.
Hello. My name is Liucija. I am a 23 year old psychology student at the Vytautas Magnus University in Kaunas, Lithuania. When I was 10 years old, I was diagnosed with a rare degenerative disease – Generalised Torsion Dystonia. It all started with the spasm in the right hand when I was writing (Writer’s cramp). When I learned to write with my left hand, the spasm spread into the left hand too. A few years later, I started feeling spasm in my right leg and later – in my left leg (inversion with plantar flexion). This affected my walking, which became uncoordinated and extremely challenging.
As time passed by, it was harder and harder to write and walk. I had to invent new ways to study at school and university. The computer helps to some extent but gradually my spasms are getting worse and worse. Now I can use only my left hand to type. My walking is also getting worse all the time – gradually involving my torso, back, feet and toes, and it limits my active lifestyle a lot.
I was very happy to be able to draw and dance, despite all my symptoms. These two things helped me to cope with this disease and difficulties caused by it, to express myself through music, dance and creativity. They helped me to relax and gain more strength to fight it with. (Please see some of my artwork and dance shows in the links below.) However, even these two things are being gradually taken away from me… Now the easiest form of self-expression is photography. I love wandering in the forest and going to towns on my electric bike and noticing little “miracles” through the lens. But now I find even cycling on electric bike very challenging and tiring.
My condition is rapidly getting worse. In the last 2 years, spasm has spread to my neck. I often lose my balance and sometimes fall which results bruising and breaking my bones. I need to do something to stop this disease from progressing and improve my health. I have tried different medicine and Botox injections to the deep muscles of my legs, but they have had little effect.
The only way to improve my condition is DBS (Deep Brain Stimulation) surgery, which requires great precision and expertise. This spring, I was consulted by neurosurgeon-neurologist Prof. Joachim Krauss in Hanover, Germany. He has specialized in Dystonia treatment by DBS surgery since 1987 and has already done around 700 DBS surgeries. In his opinion, DBS surgery could improve my symptoms by 90 percent.
After my extensive research about the surgery and its results and consequences on the patients, and my consultation with Prof Krauss, I booked myself in for the surgery on October 20th, 2014.
The surgery costs 35,000 Euro. 
I sincerely ask you for your help and support – whether it would be a donation towards my surgery or any ideas on how to raise some money towards it. Your every gesture will mean a lot to me and will be so much appreciated.
Please share my message with everyone you know and let me know if you know somebody who I could personally approach for help.
Thank you for any help you can provide me with.

Yours faithfully,
Liucija Tamulyte

Donations can be made by
PayPal:
julija.tamulyte@gmail.com (Julija is my sister who will transfer all collected donations to my Lithuanian account in October)

Or 

Bank Account (Lithuania):
Name: Tiberiados Bendruomene
Code: 19208 2153
Address: Baltriskiu km., Zarasu raj., Lithuania
Account Number: LT 80 4010 0403 0000 1124
Bank: AB DnB Nord bankas
Purpose: Donation for Liucija surgery

Or

Bank Account (UK) (my sister Julija):
Name: Julija Tamulyte
Bank: HSBC
Sort Code: 40-05-00
Account Number: 45119960
Purpose: Liucija surgery

P.S. You can see the symptoms of my disease when you click on these links:
Walking no 1
Walking no 2
Writing


My creative work:
Painting
Dance 2013
Dance 2014

July 2014
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blowingwinds:

I’m usually not the one to ask for help but this time I just can’t look away. Below there’s a plea for help from a wonderful Lithuanian girl, Liucija, who’s suffering from a rare degenerative disease, Generalised Torsion Dystonia (wiki page on Torsion Dystonia here). The only way to improve her rapidly progressing condition is a Deep Brain Stimulation procedure (wiki page here).If there’s is any way you could help Liucija, do not hesitate to do so. Every little thing matters and your help would be more than appreciated. Please spread the word. Original post on facebook here.

Where you are, I am there too… these words reflect what is very important to me at the moment.Hello. My name is Liucija. I am a 23 year old psychology student at the Vytautas Magnus University in Kaunas, Lithuania. When I was 10 years old, I was diagnosed with a rare degenerative disease – Generalised Torsion Dystonia. It all started with the spasm in the right hand when I was writing (Writer’s cramp). When I learned to write with my left hand, the spasm spread into the left hand too. A few years later, I started feeling spasm in my right leg and later – in my left leg (inversion with plantar flexion). This affected my walking, which became uncoordinated and extremely challenging.As time passed by, it was harder and harder to write and walk. I had to invent new ways to study at school and university. The computer helps to some extent but gradually my spasms are getting worse and worse. Now I can use only my left hand to type. My walking is also getting worse all the time – gradually involving my torso, back, feet and toes, and it limits my active lifestyle a lot.I was very happy to be able to draw and dance, despite all my symptoms. These two things helped me to cope with this disease and difficulties caused by it, to express myself through music, dance and creativity. They helped me to relax and gain more strength to fight it with. (Please see some of my artwork and dance shows in the links below.) However, even these two things are being gradually taken away from me… Now the easiest form of self-expression is photography. I love wandering in the forest and going to towns on my electric bike and noticing little “miracles” through the lens. But now I find even cycling on electric bike very challenging and tiring.My condition is rapidly getting worse. In the last 2 years, spasm has spread to my neck. I often lose my balance and sometimes fall which results bruising and breaking my bones. I need to do something to stop this disease from progressing and improve my health. I have tried different medicine and Botox injections to the deep muscles of my legs, but they have had little effect.The only way to improve my condition is DBS (Deep Brain Stimulation) surgery, which requires great precision and expertise. This spring, I was consulted by neurosurgeon-neurologist Prof. Joachim Krauss in Hanover, Germany. He has specialized in Dystonia treatment by DBS surgery since 1987 and has already done around 700 DBS surgeries. In his opinion, DBS surgery could improve my symptoms by 90 percent.After my extensive research about the surgery and its results and consequences on the patients, and my consultation with Prof Krauss, I booked myself in for the surgery on October 20th, 2014.The surgery costs 35,000 Euro. I sincerely ask you for your help and support – whether it would be a donation towards my surgery or any ideas on how to raise some money towards it. Your every gesture will mean a lot to me and will be so much appreciated.Please share my message with everyone you know and let me know if you know somebody who I could personally approach for help.Thank you for any help you can provide me with.
Yours faithfully,Liucija Tamulyte
Donations can be made byPayPal:julija.tamulyte@gmail.com (Julija is my sister who will transfer all collected donations to my Lithuanian account in October)
Or 
Bank Account (Lithuania):Name: Tiberiados BendruomeneCode: 19208 2153Address: Baltriskiu km., Zarasu raj., LithuaniaAccount Number: LT 80 4010 0403 0000 1124Bank: AB DnB Nord bankasPurpose: Donation for Liucija surgery
Or
Bank Account (UK) (my sister Julija):Name: Julija TamulyteBank: HSBCSort Code: 40-05-00Account Number: 45119960Purpose: Liucija surgery
P.S. You can see the symptoms of my disease when you click on these links:Walking no 1Walking no 2Writing
My creative work:PaintingDance 2013Dance 2014

blowingwinds:

I’m usually not the one to ask for help but this time I just can’t look away. Below there’s a plea for help from a wonderful Lithuanian girl, Liucija, who’s suffering from a rare degenerative disease, Generalised Torsion Dystonia (wiki page on Torsion Dystonia here). The only way to improve her rapidly progressing condition is a Deep Brain Stimulation procedure (wiki page here).If there’s is any way you could help Liucija, do not hesitate to do so. Every little thing matters and your help would be more than appreciated. Please spread the word. Original post on facebook here.

Where you are, I am there too… 
these words reflect what is very important to me at the moment.
Hello. My name is Liucija. I am a 23 year old psychology student at the Vytautas Magnus University in Kaunas, Lithuania. When I was 10 years old, I was diagnosed with a rare degenerative disease – Generalised Torsion Dystonia. It all started with the spasm in the right hand when I was writing (Writer’s cramp). When I learned to write with my left hand, the spasm spread into the left hand too. A few years later, I started feeling spasm in my right leg and later – in my left leg (inversion with plantar flexion). This affected my walking, which became uncoordinated and extremely challenging.
As time passed by, it was harder and harder to write and walk. I had to invent new ways to study at school and university. The computer helps to some extent but gradually my spasms are getting worse and worse. Now I can use only my left hand to type. My walking is also getting worse all the time – gradually involving my torso, back, feet and toes, and it limits my active lifestyle a lot.
I was very happy to be able to draw and dance, despite all my symptoms. These two things helped me to cope with this disease and difficulties caused by it, to express myself through music, dance and creativity. They helped me to relax and gain more strength to fight it with. (Please see some of my artwork and dance shows in the links below.) However, even these two things are being gradually taken away from me… Now the easiest form of self-expression is photography. I love wandering in the forest and going to towns on my electric bike and noticing little “miracles” through the lens. But now I find even cycling on electric bike very challenging and tiring.
My condition is rapidly getting worse. In the last 2 years, spasm has spread to my neck. I often lose my balance and sometimes fall which results bruising and breaking my bones. I need to do something to stop this disease from progressing and improve my health. I have tried different medicine and Botox injections to the deep muscles of my legs, but they have had little effect.
The only way to improve my condition is DBS (Deep Brain Stimulation) surgery, which requires great precision and expertise. This spring, I was consulted by neurosurgeon-neurologist Prof. Joachim Krauss in Hanover, Germany. He has specialized in Dystonia treatment by DBS surgery since 1987 and has already done around 700 DBS surgeries. In his opinion, DBS surgery could improve my symptoms by 90 percent.
After my extensive research about the surgery and its results and consequences on the patients, and my consultation with Prof Krauss, I booked myself in for the surgery on October 20th, 2014.
The surgery costs 35,000 Euro. 
I sincerely ask you for your help and support – whether it would be a donation towards my surgery or any ideas on how to raise some money towards it. Your every gesture will mean a lot to me and will be so much appreciated.
Please share my message with everyone you know and let me know if you know somebody who I could personally approach for help.
Thank you for any help you can provide me with.

Yours faithfully,
Liucija Tamulyte

Donations can be made by
PayPal:
julija.tamulyte@gmail.com (Julija is my sister who will transfer all collected donations to my Lithuanian account in October)

Or 

Bank Account (Lithuania):
Name: Tiberiados Bendruomene
Code: 19208 2153
Address: Baltriskiu km., Zarasu raj., Lithuania
Account Number: LT 80 4010 0403 0000 1124
Bank: AB DnB Nord bankas
Purpose: Donation for Liucija surgery

Or

Bank Account (UK) (my sister Julija):
Name: Julija Tamulyte
Bank: HSBC
Sort Code: 40-05-00
Account Number: 45119960
Purpose: Liucija surgery

P.S. You can see the symptoms of my disease when you click on these links:
Walking no 1
Walking no 2
Writing


My creative work:
Painting
Dance 2013
Dance 2014

July 2014
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zarryficexchange:

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An anonymous exchange of Zarry works. The exchange will consist of you writing a fic for someone based on prompts that they have provided, along with someone else writing a fic for you based on your requests!

It’s meant to be fun and to bring more fic into the Zarry pairing, since as we all know, there is never enough.

Sign Ups: Starting now! Ending the 23rd of July! Apply here!! x (need help? Click here x)

It’s going to be anonymous exchange until all submissions are posted, therefore it gives each work a shot at being read and enjoyed without the burden, or boost, of an author’s name. With that being said, writers must keep quiet about their prompts and prompter until all names are revealed, to help maintain the anonymity of the entire exchange.

Dates: Sign ups are already started and will end July 23rd. It’ll take a few days to get everyone matched and to get assignments sent out, from there you will have until October 1 to complete your assignment. 

Rules can be found here! x

Any questions? Please ask! And help spread the word! 

July 2014
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#signal boost   #apiary   #apiaphobia tw   #food tw   #nsfr   #science   #bees   
July 2014
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emo1d:

can someone please gif the moment when george shelley and louis tomlinson shake hands in this video as its my favourite thing ever recorded and i’ve never seen a gif of it and i’d really like it as my sidebar so yeah if you do it can you tag me in the post so i can find it thank u!!!1

(its in this video about 4 seconds in https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AvOrkoZexLQ

July 2014
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jedishywalker:

Guys, we have raised $295 in ONE day for classrooms across the country looking to add The Hunger Games to their libraries! Have you donated yet? Here’s how to get involved:
1.) Log on to our campaign page at DonorsChoose.org, and select one of the projects listed. (All of the classrooms on our campaign page are looking for at least one copy of The Hunger Games.) Link to the Books For Tributes campaign page.
 2.) Donate to one (or many!) projects. Make sure to leave the hashtag #books4tributes in your comment for the classroom. 3.) SHARE the campaign page, this page, and our twitter feed with your friends, family, people on the street! Our goal is to fulfill all the requests on our list before Mockingjay Part One hits theaters this fall!
Also check out our twitter and facebook pages for more updates!

jedishywalker:

Guys, we have raised $295 in ONE day for classrooms across the country looking to add The Hunger Games to their libraries!

Have you donated yet? Here’s how to get involved:

1.) Log on to our campaign page at DonorsChoose.org, and select one of the projects listed. (All of the classrooms on our campaign page are looking for at least one copy of The Hunger Games.)

Link to the Books For Tributes campaign page.

2.) Donate to one (or many!) projects. Make sure to leave the hashtag #books4tributes in your comment for the classroom.

3.) SHARE the campaign page, this page, and our twitter feed with your friends, family, people on the street! Our goal is to fulfill all the requests on our list before Mockingjay Part One hits theaters this fall!

Also check out our twitter and facebook pages for more updates!

July 2014
05
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adoreboys:

My friend’s sister has an extremely rare disease and the family needs donations so they can give her the care she needs. 
"Liz is living with a very rare disease called Spinocerebellar Ataxia (Type 17). Here’sanother article. She desperately needs a high level of delicate and loving care to meet her daily needs. Living at home with 7 other siblings, it is impossible to offer Liz the undivided attention she requires. Our family has tried tirelessly to keep her at home for the past 7 years, but her needs are growing, and our strength and emotions are waning. In the past few months, Liz has declined to a new level, and it is becoming very apparent we are not able to meet her needs anymore. She frequently cries out in the night in pain, she is unable to keep herself upright, and swallowing has become very difficult. 
With the threat and talk of Liz’s government-funded Personal Support Worker (PSW) hours being cut from 35hrs/week to 21hrs/week, we need to find another option. Even with 35hrs/week of support, our family (Liz included) have been barely staying afloat. After desperately reaching out to our government for help asking for relief and better care for her, we have been met with a collection of ministries and organizations saying “Sorry, we can’t help you.” (The Ministry of Health, The Department of Social Services, to name a few, have all rejected our requests to get better care of Liz.).  Many friends, family, and strangers have felt a deep desire to help our family in crisis, but we have often responded with a blank stare, not knowing how to receive help, or what kind of help to even ask for.  After stumbling across a safe-haven — a 24/7 care facility for young people with severe disabilities, we have found the perfect home for our beautiful Elizabeth. The Sunbeam Lodgeis a family-owned, private home nestled in the trees. It operates with a full set of of staff, nurses, and medical professionals who have a heart for young people in desperate need with rare and unique disabilities. 
What We Need
Because the government refuses to help fund Elizabeth’s care at the Sunbeam Lodge we are asking for YOUR help to get her there.
We would like to get her there for six months, a grand total of $40,488
All funds will go to paying for Elizabeth to stay at the Sunbeam Lodge for as long as we can keep her there. Our goal is 6 months, but we’d be thrilled to exceed our goal. 
In the event that Liz passes away during her stay, the remaining funds will be used to cover her funeral costs and will be saved in anticipation for care for her younger brother who has the same disease as her and is already showing the same severe symptoms Liz did early on.
The Impact
The difference you can make in Liz’s life, and in our family’s life is incredible, we hardly know where to begin describing the impact it would make.
Liz would be in the care of nurses and professionals who love her 24/7 (so when she wakes up in the middle of the night with intense pain and cramping, there will be nurses ready to help her!)
Liz would be surrounded by young individuals just like her
Liz would feel safe in a home-like setting where she would get her own decorated room, but would receive up-to-date medical care for pain management
Liz would be able to receive MORE love from our family because the incredible weight and strain of caring for her has been removed from our shoulders and we can devote our energy to giving more love
The remaining children at home would be able to grow up with more attention and focus from their parents
The list goes on…
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Coming together to raise funds to get Liz to The Sunbeam Lodge will mean that you have helped keep her in a place where her medical, physical, and emotional needs are being met constantly.” 
You can find more information and donate here. The family has currently reached 36% of their goal. Even if you can’t donate please reblog this to spread the word. I have seen tumblr raise enough money for a fan made harry potter film so please pull through to give this girl and family an easier life.  

adoreboys:

My friend’s sister has an extremely rare disease and the family needs donations so they can give her the care she needs. 

"Liz is living with a very rare disease called Spinocerebellar Ataxia (Type 17). Here’sanother article. She desperately needs a high level of delicate and loving care to meet her daily needs. Living at home with 7 other siblings, it is impossible to offer Liz the undivided attention she requires. Our family has tried tirelessly to keep her at home for the past 7 years, but her needs are growing, and our strength and emotions are waning. In the past few months, Liz has declined to a new level, and it is becoming very apparent we are not able to meet her needs anymore. She frequently cries out in the night in pain, she is unable to keep herself upright, and swallowing has become very difficult. 

With the threat and talk of Liz’s government-funded Personal Support Worker (PSW) hours being cut from 35hrs/week to 21hrs/week, we need to find another option. Even with 35hrs/week of support, our family (Liz included) have been barely staying afloat. After desperately reaching out to our government for help asking for relief and better care for her, we have been met with a collection of ministries and organizations saying “Sorry, we can’t help you.” (The Ministry of Health, The Department of Social Services, to name a few, have all rejected our requests to get better care of Liz.).  Many friends, family, and strangers have felt a deep desire to help our family in crisis, but we have often responded with a blank stare, not knowing how to receive help, or what kind of help to even ask for.  After stumbling across a safe-haven — a 24/7 care facility for young people with severe disabilities, we have found the perfect home for our beautiful Elizabeth. The Sunbeam Lodgeis a family-owned, private home nestled in the trees. It operates with a full set of of staff, nurses, and medical professionals who have a heart for young people in desperate need with rare and unique disabilities. 

What We Need

Because the government refuses to help fund Elizabeth’s care at the Sunbeam Lodge we are asking for YOUR help to get her there.

  • We would like to get her there for six months, a grand total of $40,488
  • All funds will go to paying for Elizabeth to stay at the Sunbeam Lodge for as long as we can keep her there. Our goal is 6 months, but we’d be thrilled to exceed our goal. 

In the event that Liz passes away during her stay, the remaining funds will be used to cover her funeral costs and will be saved in anticipation for care for her younger brother who has the same disease as her and is already showing the same severe symptoms Liz did early on.

The Impact

The difference you can make in Liz’s life, and in our family’s life is incredible, we hardly know where to begin describing the impact it would make.

  • Liz would be in the care of nurses and professionals who love her 24/7 (so when she wakes up in the middle of the night with intense pain and cramping, there will be nurses ready to help her!)
  • Liz would be surrounded by young individuals just like her
  • Liz would feel safe in a home-like setting where she would get her own decorated room, but would receive up-to-date medical care for pain management
  • Liz would be able to receive MORE love from our family because the incredible weight and strain of caring for her has been removed from our shoulders and we can devote our energy to giving more love
  • The remaining children at home would be able to grow up with more attention and focus from their parents
  • The list goes on…

Coming together to raise funds to get Liz to The Sunbeam Lodge will mean that you have helped keep her in a place where her medical, physical, and emotional needs are being met constantly.” 

You can find more information and donate here. The family has currently reached 36% of their goal. Even if you can’t donate please reblog this to spread the word. I have seen tumblr raise enough money for a fan made harry potter film so please pull through to give this girl and family an easier life.