I’m a true lesbian now. I have a plaid shirt.
the first step is acceptance
one time a boy tried to pull my hijab off
i punched him in the face
closed fist, short swing, right in the jaw
there is a point where you stop trying to educate people and start making the consequences of their racist bullshit real fuckin clear.
See this right here brings up some interesting points. Yes, people who do the whole, “That picture was hanging on the wall crooked and I literally can’t stand it omg I have to straighten it I’m like so OCD” and don’t actually mean they have OCD, and that is appropriative and harmful. But I think this person here proves that sometimes we tend to police our own community too harshly. Many people don’t have access to healthcare, so they simply can’t get a diagnosis from a professional. Does that mean they don’t have that mental illness? Absolutely not! They could still have a mental illness, they just don’t have a doctor to confirm it or tell them which one. “It you’re bipolar, why don’t you get treatment?” Many people can’t for various reasons! If they are still under the custody of their parents, and their parents don’t believe in MI, or think it can be cured by exercise, thinking happy thoughts, praying, etc, then they don’t have a chance to go somewhere to get treatment. If they don’t have the financial means for medication, then they don’t have a chance to get treatment. If they don’t have the financial means for a therapist, then they don’t have a chance to get treatment. If they don’t have transportation, or the financial means to transportation (bus fare, money to put gas in the car), then they don’t have the chance to get treatment. There are dozens of other reasons as to why someone doesn’t have access to a diagnosis or treatment, and we shouldn’t look down on them for it. It’s “just really rude” of this anon to make ableist assumptions that everyone can get treatment, and that it’s as simple as going to the grocery store where you can just pick out what you need, pay for it, and leave completely satisfied. There are a lot of complicated nuances to the mental health industry that make things much harder than “just go get treatment.” So the message to my followers is this: before you bash someone for self-diagnosing, think carefully. Are they appropriating an illness, or do they have legitimate symptoms and cause to think they might have the illness? Are they being harmful to the MI community, or do they have a legitimate illness with no access to treatment?
TL;DR- don’t jump to conclusions as to why someone didn’t “just get treated,” and don’t automatically assume someone who is self-diagnosing is appropriative
A Tibetan Monk blesses the deer that gather around him and someone snaps a picture. Upon viewing the picture they notice a rainbow had appeared.
pretty sure this is the happiest picture I’ve seen in a long time
magic is real
I like how much this matters