I talk at length about my stint in the hospital and the impacts of someone who has diagnosed severe depression.

TW: Depression, Medical/Hospital, Suicidal Thoughts, Self-Harm, Blood.

Outside of the first two of those triggers, I mostly only make brief mentions of the rest. For those of you that might want to avoid that, there is a stop sign symbol that appears on the right side of the video a bit before each of those parts – simply mute the video and wait until the stop sign goes away, then unmute. Or, if you wish, do not watch the video until you’re in a better place – that’s the whole point.

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The fantastic cat cafè Temari no Ouchi (translated to ‘strange cat forest’) in Tokyo looks like something out of a Studio Ghibli anime.

The cats have ample space, and if they feel overwhelmed they can easily run to the back, where there’s a staff-only section. You can choose to just sit and play with the cats, or order something. 

The food will be decorated according to the current season in addition to being kitty themed.

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monoceroy:

fun fact nonbinary ppl with boobs, nonbinary ppl who like their boobs, and nonbinary ppl who want boobs are cool and valid and just as nonbinary as ppl w flat chests and deserve to have a good time all the time

please reblog this its important

Non binary does not equal vaguely masculine

More accurately, nonbinary does not automatically mean white, thin, flat-chested and completely “androgynous”. 

Nonbinary people don’t have a “look” because we can literally have any appearance. You might meet the most feminine person you’ve ever encounter in your whole life, and they could still be nonbinary.

I struggle with this shit all the time because, by society’s standards, my body is very female-presenting and it sickens me how most people wouldn’t even consider me as nonbinary.

This is a trip to my eye doctor. I have an appointment tomorrow at 9:30a, and it isn’t that far from my house – a bit under 10km (~6 mi) away, or a twelve minute car ride during rush hour traffic.

Via bus? 1h 12m with 19 minutes of walking included. Oh, and it’ll be -9C (~16F) outside, because this is winter in Wisconsin. Same for the trip back.

The way the bus works here, there aren’t any direct routes over there, so I have to make two transfers at two different transfer points. My eye doc is east-southeast of where I live, but my route goes east, then north, transfers, east again, then south pretty far, then north again to backtrack, then far too far east, then north, then transfers, then backtracking west, then south until it lets me out. I have to walk from there about bit over a kilometer (0.7mi).

So when people ask me why I take cabs everywhere when I’m such a supporter of public transit, this is why; my time is worth more then nine dollars an hour and the transit outside of downtown Madison is garbage. Certainly better than nothing, but sometimes not by much. I’m frequently faster on foot than via bus. :(

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harpieladies:

An ad about understanding autism that changes as you move

I looked into the organization that made this ad (national autistic society) and found out that their website actually features posts written by autistic people to persuade people that rather than “curing” autism, the differences among people should be celebrated and theyre primarily recommended to parents learning with new diagnoses :^)

“I’m not naughty, I’m autistic” would’ve changed my life as a kid.

okay but can we also just appreciate how accurately they managed to visually represent what overstimulation feels like?

This ad is 11/10 ??

Accessibility success of the day #19

This is a great example of how we might spread autism awareness without spreading ableism. Good to see that some organizations get it right. 

My teachers always thought I was a bad child and were constantly punishing me for stuff I couldn’t control. Turns out they were actually just ableist fuckheads who didn’t want to deal with me.