rhiannon mcgavin, 16, levitating cat enthusiast
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happiestbackslider:

i put up this video late last night and im rly proud of it, check it out~

i think i’ve read probably every draft of this video and i too am proud of it

In the 1890s, when Freud was in the dawn of his career, he was struck by how many of his female patients were revealing childhood [sexual] victimization to him. Freud concluded that child sexual abuse was one of the major causes of emotional disturbances in adult women and wrote a brilliant and humane paper called “The Aetiology of Hysteria.” However, rather than receiving acclaim from his colleagues for his ground-breaking insights, Freud met with scorn. He was ridiculed for believing that men of excellent reputation (most of his patients came from upstanding homes) could be perpetrators of incest.
Within a few years, Freud buckled under this heavy pressure and recanted his conclusions. In their place he proposed the “Oedipus complex,” which became the foundation of modern psychology… Freud used this construct to conclude that the episodes of abuse his clients had revealed to him had never taken place; they were simply fantasies of events the women had wished for… This construct started a hundred-year history in the mental health field of blaming victims for the abuse perpetrated on them and outright discrediting of women’s and children’s reports of mistreatment by men.
― Lundy Bancroft (via toxicwinner) ←

"why is shane dawson still working? his hair looks like it needs to be circumcised" my mom weighs in on youtube celebrity culture

teapotsahoy:

nonasuch:

This appears to be a movie in which Batman is a manic pixie dream girl.

I… I think I’m in favor of this? The shortie gloves and tap shoes are probably what put it over the top for me.

confused… but I think… I’m into it?

get to know me meme : 5 female crushes
+ natalia kills - ”the word that most describes me and everything about me is perfectionist. and when you wanna be perfect, you wanna be the best you kill it. so I am natalia kills.”

classicladiesofcolor:

Anna May Wong's Certificate of Identity, August 18, 1924, National Archives at San Francisco.

She was born Wong Liu Tsong in 1905 in Los Angeles to a Cantonese-American family that had lived in America since at least 1855. However, being an American didn’t matter in a time when people of Chinese descent were being heavily legislated against. Beginning in 1909, any people of Chinese descent entering or residing in the US, regardless of the country of their birth, had to carry a Certificate of Identity with them at all times. Even at the peak of her fame, Wong still had to carry papers like the one above to prove she was allowed to be here. Read the rest of the article.

doodlemealive:

Bunnies Against Biphobia stickers!

Bi-pride flag color themed, of course ♥

You can get them here

i’m about to leave for ballet but imagine a project runway version of hamlet

"what did we do last year when it got this hot?" "you cried every day and shoved an ice tray down your shirt" "right"

poppoppopblowblowbubblegum:

ketubah from bucharest, romania, 1840

grangrdangr asked: what do you say to yourself in times when you don't feel that confident about yourself? I am having one of those phase, and can't seem to take a step back...

hermionejg:

Sorry, grangrdangr. I am also in one of those phases and desperately trying to tell it to fuck off.

So firstly, I try to identify what exactly it is I feel rubbish about. It tends to be more specific than just, I don’t feel confident today. This isn’t fun but it helps me move away from the I DON’T FEEL CONFIDENT BECAUSE I AM HORRIBLE EVERYTHING IS AWFUL pov towards SOME THINGS ARE AWFUL. e.g.: I feel incompetent, I feel ugly, I feel lonely, I feel like people hate me/I’ve upset them/I’ve disappointed them.

Secondly, (if possible) identify how those things are operating. I tend to get stuck in cycles of these sorts of thoughts, but there are times when it’s just one nagging thing in the background, or if I do a particular task/action/inaction then I get sucked into it. Sometimes I just have to let it run its course. (I’m sure there’s a better way and this presupposes the awareness that it’s a temporary thing, but yeah.)

Thirdly, I follow these little routines:

1. I moisturise and hydrate. Honestly, I don’t know what it is about moisturising and hydrating but they make me feel so much more at peace. Also, putting on freshly laundered clothes, sleeping in fresh sheets, etc. These actions pull me out of the lethargic aspect of feeling shit.

2. I go for a walk or a run. It doesn’t have to be a long one, 15 minutes will do. On rainy days like today it’s not always possible, or if you feel particularly shit at 2am it’s not always possible, but fresh air helps.

3. I tell myself (and here you have the right to laugh at me if you wish) that smart people who love me are going to have my back. Yes, that’s a line from TWW but it has been enormously helpful in my development. It means you don’t have to pinpoint exactly who loves you but it’s a general assertion of some kind of confidence in how things will turn out, not because of your personal capability but because of who you are. Even if you don’t believe it at first, you get there, and suddenly this weird little TV mantra has all sorts of power.

4. I do my very very best to be kind to myself. It’s okay to not feel confident but it’s not necessarily a permanent thing. Give yourself time to get back to that place. Recognise your progress. Be kind to yourself.

oliviatheelf:

Jean Paul Gaultier’s Witches and Familiars
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