Brittany Simon

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humansofnewyork:

"She wanted to wear her Hello Kitty dress. So we compromised."

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Asker Anonymous Asks:
What do you think of England?
brittanysimon brittanysimon Said:

I’ve never been there, but I’d like the visit :) Seems like a cool place.

Not sure if that’s the kind of answer you were seeking, but there you go.

Have a great day!
Brittany

willow-wanderings:

thebicker:

^^^^^HOW PRIVILEGE WORKS.

YES THIS IS EXACTLY IT.

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photojojo:

Unlike the majority of public spaces, the beach is one of those spots where most people are comfortable bearing all.

In Comfort Zone, photographer Tadao Cern captures the moment when sunbathers have completely fallen asleep.

Humorous Portraits of Sleeping Sunbathers

via Feature Shoot

seraphica:

Kim Kelley-Wagner has two daughters who were adopted from China. In everyday life, they have been subjected to horrid statements from people - to their faces, to their mother as they stood by her, etc. In this photo collection, shared on her blog, Kim and her daughters (Lily and Meika) put these ignorant cruelties front and center. [x]

"I have tried to explain to my daughters that people do not say these things to be mean, they say them out of ignorance, which is why I am sharing some of them. Words are powerful, they can become tools or weapons, choose to use them wisely."

This hurt my heart, hard. Ignorance might be bliss for some, but for others it can kill (words matter).

(via queerfat)

carry-on-my-wayward-butt:

""but that book character has blue/grey/light eyes so obviously they’re white!!"" ://///

I had to read that a few times before realizing what the quoted person was trying to say. Obviously, eye color doesn’t dictate whiteness. I know this from my interactions with people who aren’t white, like my family. It’s interesting how I take things like that for granted.

(via queerfat)

If there is a God, He will have to beg my forgiveness.
A phrase that was carved on the walls of a concentration camp cell during WWII by a Jewish prisoner  (via -theperfectmistake)

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tinyhousedarling:

Moreover, he noted that “parts of his major textbook, The Making of America, present a systematically racist view of the Civil War,” adding that a “long description of slavery in the book claims that the state [of slavery] was beneficial to African Americans and that Southern racism was caused by the ‘intrusion’ of northern abolitionists and advocates of equality for the freed slaves.”

In The Making of America, Skousen included an essay by Fred Albert Shannon, in which he argued that “if [black children] ran naked it was generally from choice, and when the white boys had to put on shoes and go away to school they were likely to envy the freedom of their colored playmates.”

If only this was The Onion, but alas, it is not.
Asker Anonymous Asks:
How do you feel about the word cunt?
brittanysimon brittanysimon Said:

I use it. I’m a context person, so that matters in all use of words.

stop calling bi, poly, and pan girls lesbians 2k14

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thisisableistasf:

Last time I made a post like this, I got a few scattered messages of support, but it got overwhelmed by reblogs of doubt and hate.

My name is Dana, and I need your help.

I am a nonbinary (androgynous gender fluid), bisexual person. They/them pronouns please.

I have been diagnosed with inattentive ADHD, GAD, depression, PTSD, Bipolar II, IBS, and gastritis.

I currently live under the roof of my emotionally, verbally and in the past, physically abusive parents. My parents know the various things I’ve been clinically diagnosed with and they themselves are neurodivergent too, but they’re very ableist. I’ve been threatened with homelessness, I’m made to pay bills even though (seen above) I have less than $200 to my name.

Pictured above are my balances, my appointment card for my next appointment with my psychiatrist and therapist, and my credit card balance. I’ve been paying the minimum payment for months now, and the interest rates are adding up. That balance is for gas and medications.

I’ll find out this week if I managed to get a good job with a close friend. But the money in my accounts right now is all I have left. I’ve scoured every corner of the house, every purse and wallet, every hiding spot. This is all that’s left.

Every donation, every penny helps me enormously. You can find me on PayPal at Qtbugdrs.

If you can’t donate, please please signal boost. Thank you very much for reading.

(via queerfat)

Why don’t they just to pack up and move somewhere else then?

Junior Economics students on third world people  (via shitrichcollegekidssay)


“Oh, geez, why didn’t I think of that?” - People in the third world.

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Asker Anonymous Asks:
I'm sorry but that last post threw me off.your basically saying the same old "both sides are to blame!!1!!"story when clearly the fault lies with the Israelis. Even if the Palestinians had the ability to murder almost 1000 people and destroy entire neighborhoods, like Israelis do to them, it would still be an act of resisting cruel occupation
brittanysimon brittanysimon Said:

Please, do not justify this war to me. You won’t win me over. Hamas needs to be stopped. Palestine and Israel need to grow up and learn to respect each other and the planet.

Asker thisismar Asks:
Death A few days ago I had depressing realization of my own mortality. The fact that one day this person that I've tried to become, the good things I've done, will be gone forever. The fact that one day the people that love me will have to deal with never seeing me again. I will no longer be, or the fact that if it doesn't happen to me first, it will happen to all my closest friends and family. It's a very depressing and heartbreaking thought. It's reality but I'm having a hard time. Any advice?
brittanysimon brittanysimon Said:

First: Learn to accept it.
Second: Remember: Life is hard because the planet is filled with diverse people, animals and plant life. Happiness will always be hard to attain because there will always be someone trying to stop you from meeting your goal.
Third: Remember: You can be strong. You can be in control. You can have choices. They won’t always be easy choices, but they’re still choices.

I lay in bed every night and make a list of reasons to wake up in the morning. Make your list. Live your life. Enjoy the time you have.


I wish you luck, happiness and peace.
-Brittany Simon