NO THANK YOU HUMAN.
Whenever I get sick my body craaaaves blueberries and coconut water like there’s no tomorrow.
Listen to your body, it knows what it needs to help you through whatever ailment you may be facing.
|—||My mother, around 2003. This ended up becoming my senior quote in 07 ♥|
I’m freAKING OUT MAN where is vegansmustbestopped they can’t be gonE THEY HAVEN’T STOPPED VEGANS YET THEY CANT BE GONE
What?? You think because you got your vegan henchmen to take my tumblr down, that I would give up? NO WAY, MAN!!! I will not rest until your kind no longer exist in this amazing, kick-ass world that my kind think is totally awesome and that your kind is completely fucking up.
You don’t stand a chance against my numbers. My army is filled to the brim with people who are scared shitless of change and also feel like they are the oppressors and the victims all at the same time. I’ve got BILLIONS on my side to win this battle.
You may have the likes of Einstein, Pythagoras, Da Vinci, Tolstoy, and Gandhi on your side, but they are no match for mmmm….bacon. Sure, that may not seem like a big deal hearing it just once, but how about hearing it another 818941585411621891 times with the same exact tone of undeserved originality? Yep..that’s right. Your force field will crumble.
Good luck. You are going to need it!
DO NOT DISMISS A SOMETHING A CHILD IS PROUD OF. LOOK AT IT. POINT SOMETHING OUT AND TELL THEM YOU LOVE IT. IF A CHILD DRAWS YOU A RAINBOW, TELL THEM YOU LOVE HOW IT HAS RED. THEY WILL THINK “WOW. IT DOES HAVE RED. THEY LOVE HOW I PUT RED IN IT. I PUT RED IN IT. AND THEY NOTICED.” MAKE SURE YOUR CHILD KNOWS YOU ARE PROUD OF THEM.
A 5-year-old boy with an inoperable brain tumor has one wish for his birthday: a box full of birthday cards with his name on them.
Danny Nickerson, from Foxboro, Massachusetts, was diagnosed with an inoperable and chemotherapy-resistant tumor this past October. He has stopped going to kindergarten during therapy, and gets lonely, according to his family.
"He can recognize his name now," the boy’s mother Carley Nickerson told ABC News. "When he saw his name on the package from magical fairies on Easter, he was so happy."
Nickerson says personalized cards make Danny happy, and has opened a P.O. box to collect letters from well-wishers.
Doctors say less than 10% of children diagnosed with Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma, like Danny, live beyond 18 months.
"I don’t really believe in that," Nickerson says. "He is doing great. Every day is a blessing for us."
Danny has received about 40 letters so far, and his birthday is on July 25th.
Letters can be sent to:
P.O. Box 212
Foxboro, MA 02035
LET’S FUCKING DO THIS!
DO THE THING.
This might be slightly lengthy, but I just want to kind of reassure or at least explain how I feel about this issue. I wanted to publish this as well because it is a really common question!
I understand that not everybody can ‘go vegan’ in terms of their diet. And many people have actually messaged me about this, very upset or worried that I’d lash out at them for something they can’t necessarily control. As someone with a chronic health condition myself, I really do understand that what works for some people, doesn’t work for others. And this goes for the same conditions too - some people might have the same issues and can happily go vegan, whereas others with those same conditions really struggle. Anybody who believes that all bodies are the same, and that all health issues are the same in every sufferer, is wrong and very unsympathetic.
There are lots of ways we can approach this, in order for you to still help animals and to still make a big difference in their future. Depending on your individual circumstances, it may even be possible that you don’t need to *entirely* rule out veganism in the future. Sometimes, with enough research and enough understanding of what makes us ill and what is good for us, we can find that veganism - or vegetarianism - is possible. For example, certain nutrient deficiencies can be managed very well on a plant-based diet. Myself, I have found that my type 1 diabetes is controlled a lot better since going vegan. So it’s worth checking what others have experienced by trying out veganism, and talking with your doctor or nutritionist :)
For people who would be very sick or otherwise in danger if they ate a plant-based diet, there are plenty of other aspects of veganism that they can pursue; remember that veganism is a lifestyle and a set of moral beliefs and values, not simply a diet. Being unable to maintain a plant-based diet might not make you ‘vegan’, but helping animals in each of the other aspects is definitely a positive thing.
If you can’t go plant-based, here are some ways to help animals in desperate need of people to fight for them:
- Commit to replacing your favourite leather jacket, fur trim coat or woolly jumper with an animal-free option. You can either wear yours out and then replace when needed, donate to a charity, sell it and then give the money ‘back’ to the animals via a sanctuary donation, or depending on the material used you can even give to a shelter and it can be used as bedding and comfort blankets :)
- Change your make up to cruelty free ones. Remember that some ‘cruelty free’ make up still contains animal products, such as carmine; gelatine; honey; beeswax; carmine; lanolin; whey solids, etc. If you can’t eliminate animal products in your diet, why not eliminate them from your bathroom cabinet? There are FABULOUS alternatives to everything - from toothepaste to men’s cologne to hairspray - and we are all happy to point you in the right direction.
- Visit sanctuaries, shelters, farm rescues etc and give them a nice donation to help the animals, rather than visiting zoos and aquariums. There are some great shelters out there. I have a list of USA ones on my blog and am planning on making them for other countries when I get the chance!
- Adopt animals instead of buying them from breeders or puppy-mill-supplied pet stores. If you can’t adopt, maybe you could welcome a friend temporarily into your home by fostering. If not, maybe you could sponsor an animal at a sanctuary (I “have” a pig, turkey and horse so far!), or even volunteer some of your time to help them out! You could donate too if you’re able to, but if not, then you could educate others instead by making posts about them, encouraging people to attend open days or to adopt from that place, or even fundraise and educate the public with a cute little stall if you wanted :)
- Help fight against animal testing, circuses, rodeos, and other forms of exploitation - this can be from simply signing petitions and emailing MPs, to rallying out there and letting your voice be heard, distributing leaflets etc. You can do as little or as much as you are able to, it all helps! Even posting and sharing things on social media such as tumblr helps to educate others on subjects they may not have known about.
- Advocate for spay and neuter and help to educate others on the benefits. If you’re able to, try and help trap, neuter and release strays on your block!
- Encourage your neighbourd to get more animal-friendly. Maybe you could host a charity street party, veggie bbq, quiz night etc and donate the money to a local sanctuary?
- Perhaps you could limit your animal consumption, such as having meatless mondays, going vegetarian (if possible), or switching dairy to plant-milk alternatives.
Here are just a few ideas, hope this helps x
Also, there really isn’t an illness out there that requires the consumption of every single type of animal product and forces you to eat beef, pork, chicken, turkey, fish, honey, eggs, dairy, gelatin, etc. or else you’ll get sick and die. I suggest you find out what it is in particular that your body needs and zero in on that. You may be surprised and find out that whatever deficiency or illness you have can indeed be compatible with a vegan diet, and that you might just need a whole lot more of one particular kind of plant food than the average person. However, if there really is some kind of animal product that you literally must eat, then just eat that one kind of animal product and try to be as vegan as possible otherwise. I think the biggest mistake people can make is assuming that because one or two small requirements force them to consume animal products, that means they should throw their hands up altogether and just indulge in all the animal products, not even trying to eat a 90% or even a 75% vegan diet.
Go vegan and stay vegan or shut your god damn mouth about animal rights
August 3rd is the first western new york annual VegFest and the Tofurky Trot (ps Esther’s parents will be there! Maybe even Esther herself ^-^) and the city of Buffalo is now officially recognizing - from here on out - August 3rd as Vegan Day.
I’ve seen more drugs behind the brick walls of my private college than I have ever even heard of back home in my hood.
I remember seeing this short film a long time ago. Basically, this little machine sees a television with a pretty doll face. She wants to be just like what she sees on t.v, and changes her appearance. The standards get higher and higher (literally), but she tries earnestly.
You can see what happens in the end.This video leaves a powerful message about how our standards of beauty are too high and soon it becomes out of reach.
As one of the comments of the video says
"She was original but she died a copy."