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let’s keep a really good thing going for everyone that enjoys the talents of so many great writers and for the writers that have a great place to share their work.
It’s pretty common for people to use disability metaphors like “That guy is crazy!” or “This weather is so bipolar” without giving it a second thought. It’s important to realize how these words and metaphors can affect people with disabilities and perpetuate stigmas surrounding mental health. If you’ve never thought about the impact these words can have, you’re in luck because this chart provides some common disability metaphors and easy alternatives!
ps. Special thanks to m-arkiplier for inspiring me to create this graphic! (and for his permission to use his post) For more info on why it’s important to be conscious of the metaphors we use, check out this HuffPost article ”10 Reasons to Give Up Ableist Language.”
Torn Apart / Bastille ft. Grades
The Stateville, N.C. Record & Landmark newspaper today gave free publicity to the Ku Klux Klan, printing their flyer for a racist white-power rally in Harmony on the front page.
Activists in Raleigh/Durham and Charlotte are working with the local community to organize a counter-demonstration on Saturday. Details will be posted as soon as they are available.
In the meantime, give the bosses at the Record & Landmark a piece of your mind.
222 E. Broad St.
Statesville, NC 28677
Publisher Tim Dearman
• E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
• Phone: (704) 761-2925
Editor Dave Ibach
• E-mail: email@example.com
• Phone: (704) 761-2926
The paper’s parent company is Media General
333 E. Franklin Street
Richmond, VA 23219
It Is What It Is | Blood Orange
I am too sad to sleep.
I have just been so upset about being here because I can’t go home and it just is really hard to deal with because my family is so important to me. I can call any of my immediate family members and talk for an hour. And I’m so lucky to have them all I just miss them so much. And this is all Collin’s fault because he likes to get really fucking emotional too early and I am now a wreck because I miss him and the rest of my friends so much.
It’s like there always has to be something here, you know? At home we can lay on the couch (all four of us) and the biggest issue is what movie we should watch for the night. And I miss laughing. So bad.
This year has just been bad. The sophomore slump is real and out there. I appreciate my friends here, I do. But my friends from home are like a blanket who keep me warm on a cold day. That sounds so fucking lame, but it’s true.
Regardless, I know my friends have been trying to help and sympathize with me about what’s going on. Kristen/Sabrina are the people I talk to most about everything and they really have made things a bit easier. But it’s still hard and I just need a break.
One more month.
All That Matters - Justin Bieber