Hi there all! My name is Sarah. I am 21 years old, learning & growing & evolving on this roller coaster I call life.

Soo fandoms are as follows: I am a Potterhead, Whovian, Nerdfighter, and Starkid. Among the many shows I watch, my favorites would be Avatar the Last Airbender, Legend of Korra, Elementary, Supernatural, Merlin, Game of Thrones, Once Upon A Time, The Vampire Diaries, Sleepy Hollow, Orange Is The New Black, and Teen Wolf.

I am genderqueer and pansexual, and I strongly advocate for human rights. Intersectionality within feminism is a must. Having an open mind is important to me.

I absolutely love learning. Reading, singing, ceramics, Tae Kwon Doe, dancing, and the theatre are my passions. I only now am realizing how helpful interdisciplinary art forms are in the healing process. I have been doing art all my life, so it didn't even occur to me how very useful it can be. I hope to one day be a positive force in the struggling community I live in. In the mean time, I want to be a healing force within the tumblr community, among other social media outlets.

I consider myself a spiritual person, and though I identify as Pagan, my principles and values come from many different cultures and religions. I believe that we are all deeply connected to this beautiful world, and I think it important to appreciate what Mother Nature has given us.

Love and light to all, and may you all have joyous days ahead.

Peace, kindness, and sun salutaions!



 

E for ‘Exceeds Expectations.’ And I’ve always thought Fred and I should’ve got E in everything, because we exceeded expectations by just turning up for exams.

George Weasley, HPOotP (via moniker-d)

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Being born a woman is an awful tragedy. Yes, my consuming desire to mingle with road crews, sailors and soldiers, bar room regulars—to be a part of a scene, anonymous, listening, recording—all is spoiled by the fact that I am a girl, a female always in danger of assault and battery. My consuming interest in men and their lives is often misconstrued as a desire to seduce them, or as an invitation to intimacy. Yet, God, I want to talk to everybody I can as deeply as I can. I want to be able to sleep in an open field, to travel west, to walk freely at night.

Sylvia Plath

fuck every single time that last line gets quoted without the rest

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The story of Cassandra, the woman who told the truth but was not believed, is not nearly as embedded in our culture as that of the Boy Who Cried Wolf—that is, the boy who was believed the first few times he told the same lie. Perhaps it should be.

In her cover essay on silencing women in the October 2014 issue of Harper’s, Rebecca Solnit once again proves that she is one of our era’s greatest essayist – further evidence here and here. (via explore-blog)

cranky harry potter feels

roachpatrol:

where is the harry potter fic where harry has to deal with the fact that ginny weasely is deeply fucked over by childhood insecurities and trust issues from her family and then by her terrible first year at hogwarts and then by her terrible sixth year of hogwarts she was the ringleader of organized guerilla rebellion against a crushing occupationist force when she was sixteen. SIXTEEN.

she is not harry’s happy ending. she was a child in the shadow of her parent’s war and she got her first wounds from it when she was eleven and alone and she carried those scars forward into battle again and again—when she was fourteen, when she was fifteen. she grew up violent and angry under terrible pressure and she’s never going to be anyone’s reward.

i want to see harry fucking realize that. i want to see him wake up at night with her wand at his throat and love her anyway. i want to see him make her sandwiches when her hands are shaking too bad from curse damage to hold utensils. i want to see him get the fuck over himself and earn her. 

Anonymous asked
Okay, well now you have to do Sirius and touching people.

melancholymoony:

  • sirius is starved for people to touch him, he’s like a fucking dying man
  • at first when he shows up at hogwarts he’s standoffish and kind of a prick because he doesn’t really understand that his parents aren’t concrete example of the wizarding world
  • that when people touch you it doesn’t have to hurt
  • so he snaps at people when they get too close to him and he tenses every time somebody puts a hand on his shoulder
  • and eventually james just hauls him off to his parents and is like FIX THIS POOR LAD
  • and they dote on him of course they dote on him but sirius is so confused when they both give him hugs (mr prongs gives him very gruff, back-slappy, manly hugs, mrs prongs hugs like she’s afraid sirius will melt if she lets go)
  • and eventually they just wear him down and sirius black, scourge of gryffindor, turns into a cuddler
  • he’ll throw himself into james’ lap after a quidditch match (YOU’VE QUITE SEDUCED ME WITH YOUR MANLY PROWESS, POTTER, NOW YOU MUST ASK FOR MY HAND), he wrestles good naturedly with peter, he’ll run his fingers through remus’ hair when he feels prickly and irate and sometimes it’s the only thing that can calm remus down
  • when sirius black puts an arm around your shoulders it makes you feel triumphant, when he knocks your elbow and grins, you feel like nothing can hurt you
There’s almost too much beauty in this one picture. Daaaamn 😜

There’s almost too much beauty in this one picture. Daaaamn 😜

"The tone of [Ebola news] coverage seems to be increasing fear while not improving understanding." -Rutgers-Eagleton poll director

mediamattersforamerica:

A disturbing poll reveals that many Americans who follow Ebola media coverage closely are more misinformed about the virus than people who don’t: 

Measuring the rising anxiety among news consumers, a Rutgers-Eagleton poll of New Jersey residents found that 69 percent are at least somewhat concerned about the deadly disease spreading in the U.S.

The truly strange finding was that people who said they were following the story most closely were the ones with the most inaccurate information about Ebola. The more information they consumed about the dangerous disease, the less they knew about it. How is that even possible?

And a more recent Harrison poll revealed this

"Three out of four of those polled said they are concerned that people carrying Ebola will infect others before showing symptoms themselves."

Given that this "is a medical impossibility," since the virus can only be passed from a person with symptoms to another, it makes one wonder:

What’s going to be more difficult: Protecting the country from the Ebola virus, or protecting our citizens from false claims about Ebola, which lead to a severe public misunderstanding of the facts and unnecessary fear?

KATANGA’S FORGOTTEN CHILDREN

During the 1970s, an increased demand for copper and cobalt attracted Japanese investments in the mineral-rich southeastern region of Katanga Province. Over a 10-year period, more than 1,000 Japanese miners relocated to the region, confined to a strictly male-only camp. Arriving without family or spouses, the men often sought social interaction outside the confounds of their camps. In search of intimacy with the opposite sex, sometimes resulting in cohabitation, the men openly engaged in interracial dating and relationships, a practice mostly embraced by the local society. As a result, a number of Japanese miners fathered children with native Congolese women. However, most of the mixed race infants resulting from these unions died, soon after birth. Multiple testimonies of local people suggest that the infants were poisoned by a Japanese lead physician and nurse working at the local mining hospital. Subsequently, the circumstances would have brought the miners shame as most of them already had families back in their native Japan. The practice forced many native Katangan mothers to hide their children by not reporting to the hospital to give birth.

Today, fifty Afro-Japanese have formed an association of Katanga Infanticide survivors. The organization has hired legal council seeking a formal investigation into the killings. The group submitted official inquiry to both the Congolese and Japanese governments, to no avail. Issues specific to this group include having no documentation of their births, since not having been born in the local hospital spared their lives. The total number of survivors is unknown

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thebigsisteryouneveraskedfor:

Gisella Perl was forced to work as a doctor in Auschwitz concentration camp during the holocaust.
She was ordered to report ever pregnant women do the physician Dr. Josef Mengele, who would then use the women for cruel experiments (e.g. vivisections) before killing them.
She saved hundrets of women by performing abortions on them before their pregnancy was discovered, without having access to basic medical supplies. She became known as the “Angel of Auschwitz”.
After being rescued from Bergen-Belsen concentration camp she tried to commit suicide, but survived, recovered and kept working as a gynecologist, delivering more than 3000 babies.

thebigsisteryouneveraskedfor:

Gisella Perl was forced to work as a doctor in Auschwitz concentration camp during the holocaust.

She was ordered to report ever pregnant women do the physician Dr. Josef Mengele, who would then use the women for cruel experiments (e.g. vivisections) before killing them.

She saved hundrets of women by performing abortions on them before their pregnancy was discovered, without having access to basic medical supplies. She became known as the “Angel of Auschwitz”.

After being rescued from Bergen-Belsen concentration camp she tried to commit suicide, but survived, recovered and kept working as a gynecologist, delivering more than 3000 babies.