1. Notes: 264335 / 21 hours ago  from brandipbenton (originally from imnotjailbait)

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    microraptoria:

    Source. This is a real thing. It’s happening.

    HIV Has Been Cured in a Child for the First Time

    HIV Cure: New Drug ‘Vacc-4x’ May Become First Functional Cure Against the Virus

    The Man Who Had HIV and Now Does Not

    This is HUGE news, and of course no one is talking about it because it is not a part of popular culture. For the first time in the history of the world, there is a possible preventative cure for one of the most deadliest viral diseases to have entered the human gene pool. There is hope for those who have been diagnosed with a disease that may have given them only 20 or so years to live. This breakthrough in the science/pharmaceutical community means that other viral diseases and genetic mutations that were once incurable are now on the table for complete eradication. I’m absolutely seething that no one is talking about this on the news 24/7.

    and while this is hella important, herpes is getting complex to the point there is no cure or no way to work with it.

    I really need both of these to go viral.

    !!!! THIS IS REALLY IMPORTANT !!!!

    (Source: imnotjailbait)

  2. Notes: 84816 / 3 days ago  from brandipbenton (originally from tedx)

    tedx:

    Watch the whole talk here »

    Leslie Morgan Steiner was in an abusive relationship, though at first she didn’t realize it. In a talk at TEDxRainier, she tells the disturbing story of her relationship, correcting misconceptions many people hold about victims of domestic violence, and explaining how we can all help break the silence.

    If you or someone you know is facing domestic violence or an absuive relationship, you can find a list of resources here. The U.S. National Sexual Assault Hotline is 1-800-656-4673 (HOPE), and RAINN offers a secure online hotline.

  3. Notes: 7930 / 4 days ago  from brandipbenton (originally from words-of-emotion)
     
  4. Notes: 13739 / 5 days ago  from brandipbenton (originally from theartofanimation)
  5. Notes: 3335 / 6 days ago  from micdotcom

    micdotcom:

    9 human rights tragedies the world needs to stop ignoring

    It’s a tragically long list: missing women, ethnic cleansing and spreading diseases. Pick any country — including the United States — and there’s most likely a tragedy you’ll uncover that seriously violates international laws and standards. While unleashing international outrage can sometimes hurt more than it helps, there are some situations where it can make a real impact. 

    Here are 9 that deserve more attention | Follow micdotcom 

  6. Notes: 1292 / 6 days ago  from brandipbenton (originally from naimabarcelona)
     
  7. Notes: 350560 / 1 week ago  from brandipbenton (originally from splitterherzen)
    "Why do you put your self esteem in the hands of complete strangers?"
    - Helena Bonham Carter (via qoldlush)

    (Source: splitterherzen)

  8. Notes: 777 / 1 week ago  from micdotcom

    micdotcom:

    19 examples of how the Internet has rallied behind rape victim Jada

    Social media has often been a bane for victims of assault and cyber bullying because of graphic public shaming. But instead of turning away and ignoring the problematic memification of rape culture, thousands rallied online in solidarity with Jada, supporting her efforts to reclaim her narrative and condemn rape in all its forms.

    Read more | Follow micdotcom 

  9. Notes: 159 / 1 week ago  from sayingimages
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  10. Notes: 3375 / 1 week ago  from brandipbenton (originally from fromonesurvivortoanother)
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    People can forgive toxic parents, but they should do it at the conclusion—not at the beginning—of their emotional housecleaning. People need to get angry about what happened to them. They need to grieve over the fact that they never had the parental love they yearned for. They need to stop diminishing or discounting the damage that was done to them. Too often, “forgive and forget” means “pretend it didn’t happen.”

    I also believe that forgiveness is appropriate only when parents do something to earn it. Toxic parents, especially the more abusive ones, need to acknowledge what happened, take responsibility, and show a willingness to make amends. If you unilaterally absolve parents who continue to treat you badly, who deny much of your reality and feelings, and who continue to project blame onto you, you may seriously impede the emotional work you need to do. If one or both parents are dead, you can still heal the damage, by forgiving yourself and releasing much of the hold that they had over your emotional well-being.

    At this point, you may be wondering, understandably, if you will remain bitter and angry for the rest of your life if you don’t forgive your parents. In fact, quite the opposite is true. What I have seen over the years is that emotional and mental peace comes as a result of releasing yourself from your toxic parents’ control, without necessarily having to forgive them. And that release can come only after you’ve worked through your intense feelings of outrage and grief and after you’ve put the responsibility on their shoulders, where it belongs.

    "
    - Susan Forward, Toxic Parentscreatingaquietmind)

    (Source: fromonesurvivortoanother)

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