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Ferguson -2014

I blinked one day and when I opened my eyes, it was normal to have an American army battling Americans on American streets. No one even calls it a war. But it is.

Don’t forget this crazy shit actually happened.

Don’t forget this shit is STILL happening

This looks like a goddamn movie, it shouldn’t be happening

sixpenceee:

sixpenceee:

Qian Hongyan was just four when she lost both her legs. A speeding trucker left her for dead as she crossed the main road in her village of Zhuangshang in southern China. 

For nearly two years Qian was immobile as she didn’t even have enough of her body left to sit up in a wheelchair. Doctors said her only hope of being able to move by herself again would be extensive surgery to allow her to be fitted with prosthetic limbs.Her parents couldn’t afford this treatment. 

Qian’s granddad Yuan came up with a simple but effective treatment to get her moving again. He took a basketball the village boys had discarded and cut a hole just big enough for tiny Qian to fit into, padded the inside with stiff floor mats from his car, then propped her up inside. All of a sudden Qian was able to stabilize herself and was able to by move herself by rolling the ball in any direction she wanted. She supported herself using wooden handles. 

From that day on Qian would not be stopped by any obstacle. She went back to school, started to play with her friends again, and started to get back the life of any girl her age. She began professional swimming training in 2007 and defied the odds of her double amputation to become one of the first members of the Yunnan Youth Swimming Club.

She won three gold medals in last year’s Yunnan Para Games and took a gold and two silver medals at the National Swimming Championship for the Disabled (Under 18) in 2009 before continuing impressively at this year’s Para Games.

SOURCE

I should have added this in the original post but after attention in the Chinese press, Qian traveled to Beijing to receive free artificial limbs at the China Rehabilitation Research Center, a center that has been providing help to the disabled in China for over 20 years. At 18 years old she is ready for her full adult prosthetics. 

Sexualities/Genders (And Other Terms One Should Know)

  • Heterosexual:

    Male-identifying individual sexually attracted to a female-identifying individual, and vice-versa.

  • Homosexual:

    Someone attracted to someone of the same gender as themselves.

  • Bisexual:

    Sexually attracted to two or more genders.

  • Polysexual:

    Sexually attracted to many genders, but not all.

  • Pansexual:

    Sexually attracted to all genders. (this and bisexual, and sometimes polysexual, are often considered to be the same thing and different people may simply identify as any one of them due to their own personal reasons)

  • Demisexual:

    Sexually attracted to people only after forming a bond with them first.

  • Asexual:

    Having no /sexual attraction/ to others; having no desire to have sex.

  • Heteroromantic:

    Male-identifying individual romantically attracted to female-identifying individuals, and vice-versa.

  • Homoromantic:

    Attracted romantically to the same gender.

  • Biromantic:

    Attracted romantically to two or more genders

  • Polyromantic:

    Attracted to many genders (but not all)

  • Panromantic:

    Attracted romantically to all genders

  • Demiromantic:

    Romantically attracted to people only after forming a bond with them first.

  • Aromantic:

    Having no /romantic attraction/ to others; having no desire to be in a romantic relationship.

  • Polyamorous:

    Someone who is attracted to, and is comfortable with being in a relationship with more than one person at a time.

  • Transexual/Transgender (Term depending on generation and location):

    An individual who identifies as a gender other than the one they were assigned at birth to be. Often shortened to trans

  • Cisgender:

    Someone who identifies as the gender that they were assigned as at birth. (ex. matches their birth certificate) Often shortened to cis

  • Intersex:

    Someone who has ambiguous genitalia that doesn't fit into our strict dichotomy of uterus or testes. Often forced into surgery to correct their genitals at a very young age, causing psychological and physical harm later in life

  • Nonbinary:

    Outside of the gender binary of male and female. (Can be used as an umbrella term or as its own identity)

  • Genderqueer:

    Outside of the gender binary. (**This is not an umbrella term like the post said before I edited it! Do not use this as an umbrella term for nonbinary individuals, simply use 'nonbinary'. Queer is considered a slur and not everyone likes to be associated with the word)

  • Agender:

    Someone who feels gender neutral, or someone who experiences a 'lack' of gender.

  • Bigender:

    Someone who identifies as two separate genders.

  • Trigender:

    Someone who identifies as three separate genders.

  • Genderfluid:

    A gender that changes, or is 'fluid'.

  • Demigirl:

    Identifying partially as a woman, but not wholly.

  • Demiboy/guy:

    Identifying partially as a man, but not wholly.

  • Dmab:

    Designated Male at Birth.

  • Dfab:

    Designated Female at Birth.

  • Amab/Afab:

    Same as dmab/dmab, except with 'assigned' instead of 'designted'.

  • Camab/Cafab:

    Same as previous, except prefixed by 'coercively', to highlight the lack of choice.

  • Reblog to inform! And if there's any I missed or anything that should be clarified, please message me! Always looking to expand the proper vocab. :

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  • **I edited this post because it used some archaic and incorrect terms/definitions, and needed more terms added to it. -Vivian Mareepe

adventuresofcesium:

From the Columbia disorientation guide (x)

With the Emma Sulkowicz story going viral, everybody knows about the Columbia administration’s inaction in the face of sexual assault. What not everybody knows is that my school strictly enforces that students must take a swim test in order to graduate. This is a collage/poem about the backwards priorities of our Ivy League institution. 

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sailor-goon91:

huffingtonpost:

German Ad Doesn’t Need Words To Speak Volumes About Supporting Your Kids

Being a teenager is hard. But the German home improvement chain Hornbach knows having parents who go the extra mile to show their support can make a big difference.

Watch the full commercial that will sum those awkward high school years perfectly here. 

(Source: Hornbach

I love this so much.

my brother and I saw this on the TV in one of the coffee shops in Amsterdam

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mangomartyr:

loodletooboodleroodlesoodle:

santullianal:

This honestly made me tear up. Imagining how great he must have felt that his planned worked and choosing that risk paid off.
I also feel like him and the model have such good chemistry, they’re always so kind and loving to one another.

Holy shit what did he do?? That’s rad as hell!

Since the runway was going to have simulated rain, he wanted to make the outfit become colorful because of it rather than deflect it. He sewed dye into the seams and once the rain hit it the dye ran! Very simple but super effective. He was one of the two winners of that challenge.

Absolutely brilliant. Holy shit.

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