Here’s to a week for the unconventional before and after photos, National Eating Disorder Awareness Week. For most of my life, I’ve been heavier, and consequently shamed and belittled for my weight.  When I started college, however, I weighed 103 pounds, was eating 400-600 calories a day, doing about 90 minutes of cardio daily, and most importantly, I was anorexic. I was 15 pounds underweight, but no one thought to say anything because they were too busy applauding me for my unnatural weight loss. This is me calling them out. This is my telling them they were wrong. This is me thanking my real life and tumblr friends for everything they have done to get me to the wonderful place I am today. So fuck you traditional pictures of “healthy”, I may be fat, but I beat my eating disorder. 

stay excited!

10th September, TuesdayReblog


MLK on “moderate Whites.”

Also known as “shit White folks NEVER quote of MLK’s.”

"The average prison sentence for men who kill their intimate partners is 2 to 6 years. Women who kill their partners are sentenced, on average, 15 to 17 years. A pair of Maryland cases vividly illustrates this inequality in sentencing. In one case, a judge in Baltimore County, Maryland sentenced Kenneth Peacock to 18 months for killing his unfaithful wife. The very next day, another judge in the same county sentenced Patricia Ann Hawkins to three years in prison for killing her abusive husband. Significantly, the prosecutor in the Peacock case requested a sentence twice as long as the one imposed, while the prosecutor in the Hawkins case requested one-third of the sentence imposed.”  “As many as 90% of the women in prison today [2008] for killing men had been battered by those men.” ~ The Michigan Women’s Justice & Clemency Project
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Memoirs About Mental Illness ↘


Agorafabulous! (2012) by Sara Benincasa
The author, a comedian and blogger, explores her experiences with agoraphobia and depression. 

An Unquiet Mind (1995) by Kay Redfield Jamison
The author, herself a psychologist, chronicles her own struggles with bipolar disorder. 

Bitter Medicine (2010) by Olivier and Clem Martini
Olivier, a graphic artist, and Clem, a playwright, create a graphic memoir about their family’s struggle with schizophrenia. 

Blue Genes (2008) byChristopher Lukas
The author explores his family history of depression, bipolar disorder, and suicide. 

The Center Cannot Hold (2008) by Elyn R. Saks
The author tells of her experiences with schizophrenia while also becoming a professor of law and psychiatry.

Darkness Visible (1990) by William Styron
The celebrated author of Sophie’s Choice explores his experience with depression. 

Drinking: A Love Story (1997) by Caroline Knapp
The author tells of her long battle with anorexia and alcoholism. 

Electroboy (2003) by Andey Behrman
The author’s story of bipolar disorder and electroconvulsive therapy. 

Girl, Interrupted (1993) by Susanna Kaysen
Kaysen, diagnosed with borderline personality disorder, chronicles her two-year stay at a psychiatric hospital at age 18. 

Girl in Need of a Tourniquet (2010) by Merri Lisa Johnson
The author’s struggle with borderline personality disorder. 

Hurry Down Sunshine (2009) by Michael Greenberg
A father’s look at his daughter’s struggle with bipolar disorder. 

Just Checking (1999) by Emily Colas
A mother’s story of OCD. 

Loud in the House of Myself (2012) by Stacy Pershall
The author’s story of eating disorders, bipolar disorder, and borderline personality disorder. 

Lucky (2002) by Alice Sebold
The author chronicles the trauma she experienced after she was raped in college, and the depression and substance abuse that followed. 

Marbles (2012) by Ellen Forney
A graphic memoir about the author’s experiences with bipolar disorder. 

Monkey Mind (2012) by Daniel Smith
The author’s battles with anxiety. 

Passing for Normal (2000) by Amy S. Wilensky
The author’s story of Tourette’s syndrome and OCD. 

Prozac Nation (1994) by Elizabeth Wurtzel
Wurtzel chronicles her experiences with depression and substance abuse during her college and young professional years.

The Quiet Room (1996) by Lori Schiller
The author tells of her seven-year long journey through psychiatric hospitals and halfway houses in her battle with schizo-affective disorder.

Running With Scissors (2003) by Augusten Burroughs
The author chronicles his childhood in which his mother sent him away to live with her psychiatrist. 

Skin Game (2000) by Caroline Kettlewell
The author explores her story of self-harm throughout her young adult life. 

Sickened (2003) by Julie Gregory
The author tells the story of her abusive mother’s experience with Munchausen by proxy  disorder. 

Stalking Irish Madness (2008) by Patrick Tracey
The author attempts to unravel his family’s history of schizophrenia after the disorder plagues two of his sisters. 

Unholy Ghost (2002) edited by Neil Casey
An anthology of writers on depression. 

Wasted (2009) by Marya Hornbacher
In this Pulitzer Prize-nominated book, the author tells of her 14-year struggles with eating disorders. 

Welcome to My Country (1997) by Lauren Slater
The author, a psychologist, chronicles the stories of her patients and connects them with her own experiences with mental illness. 

When Rabbit Howls (2002) by Truddi Chase
The author tells her story of dissociative identity disorder through her alters. 

18th June, TuesdayReblog
What race are you?
  • black people: black
  • white people: 2% greek 9.1% german .0000032% russian 92% irish 49% french 100% blue eyed devil
  • asian people: not chinese
26th May, SundayReblog
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Texas Law Student Creates Plastic Gun That Fires Real Bullet From 3-D Printer | PBS NewsHour | May 6, 2013 ↘ 7th May, TuesdayReblog

Brother Sun, Sister Moon, 1972