If you have endured a great despair,
then, you did it alone;
getting a transfusion from the fire,
picking the scabs off your heart,
then wringing it out like a sock."
Anne Sexton, from Courage
Anonymous said: My friend hasn't been eating. I don't know what to do
Make sure that your friend knows you are there for them, and that you are there to talk about anything that might be bothering them or things that they are experiencing/thinking/feeling. Please try not to be overbearing or intrusive, and try not to sound like you are accusing them of anything. If you wish to approach them about your concerns, refrain from commenting on their specific behaviors or symptoms (food, eating, weight changes) and go for something like, “I am concerned because I feel that you have been acting differently lately, is there anything on your mind?” or something like that. Don’t react strongly to noticing changes in eating habits; this can be very uncomfortable and also be triggering stronger disordered habits in response.
I hope your friend finds the support and positive environment they need.
En route to California to watch the sun rise through some redwoods.
"I cannot help thinking that there is something to admire in everyone, even if you do not approve of them."
"Desire makes everything blossom; possession makes everything wither and fade."
Marcel Proust, from Les Plaisirs Et Les Jours
"Glaciers move in tides.
So do mountains.
So do all things."
John Muir, Letters from Alaska
I wish people were more open and honest about their feelings toward each other.
heteronormativity for dummies or, “why homophobes aren’t the only problem”
You will not believe the shit I get for correcting people when they talk about my daughter like this. Just stop fucking assigning sexualities to babies jfc straight people
i fucking hate when people/parents see a cute kid and they say stuff like “OH IM IN TROUBLE!” or “GONNA HAVE TO GET A SHOT GUN WHEN SHE TURNS 16.” like WTF are you even talking about.
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