Wearing a red dress that’s passed through three feminists (s/o suzy melissa and maria) and listening to tampons and tylenol over and over… menstruation, i have won
The beach in my experience is far and away the best place to have fibromyalgia bc yr basically just alternating between a full body ice pack and a full body heating pad
My facebook dashboard is 65% baby pictures, one day old is too young for the internet
Knowing your own darkness is the best method for dealing with the darknesses of other people.
¡Oh mar, no esperes más!
Déjame amar tus brazos con la misma agonía
con que un día nací.
Dame tu pecho azul,
y seremos por siempre el corazón del llanto…
yes, i’m a little late with this one since it’s no longer ‘barely july’ and we’re even square past the ides of july. it’s because i’m not a pro yet so it takes me days to draw FEET, let alone angled feet, let alone feet that are supposed to be wearing hi-top sneakers or keds or nine west scrunch booties. so yes, it took me DAYS to outfit those background characters in that first panel. but this is why i quit my job. to do this. lol. to draw anonymous strangers with compelling footwear. hehehe…even though i worry about money sometimes, i’m having the best summer ever. i hope you are too!!
quitting yr job is v important
There’s only one difference between you and me
When I look at myself, all I can see
I’m just another lady without a baby
No matter how hard I try to be just one of the guys
There’s a little something inside that won’t let me
No matter how hard I try to have an open mind
There’s a little cop inside that prevents me
Those who remain on welfare must forego parenting for work programs and job searches. One of the women singing outside the White House on Monday is a grandmother. She currently watches her two grandchildren while her daughter fulfills welfare’s work program, spending eight hours a day searching for a job. For those forty hours, her daughter receives $631 each month to support herself and her two children. In the meantime, the grandmother’s job caring for the children all day is not recognized, let alone renumerated, as work.
But past and present welfare mothers, as well as family members and supporters, have been fighting to change this dire reality and to have mothering (and other caregiving) recognized as work. They continue to advocate for the RISE Out of Poverty Act which pushes to reduce poverty by actions such as increasing benefits to meet families’ basic needs, ending the lifetime ban for those with drug felony convictions, and allowing mothers to refuse jobs below minimum wage or at work sites on strike or lockout. It would also require states to provide benefits for families who are at risk for having their children removed because of poverty.
The Act will also allow caregiving to count as work activity, noted Pat Gowens of the Welfare Warriors. Rather than requiring mothers to leave their children for up to eight hours to search for work elsewhere, the Act would recognize parenting as their work activity: “We’ve taken to the streets to demand recognition of motherwork as work—for recognition and for pay.”
yes tamara… this woman is amazing
Some periods of our growth are so confusing that we don’t even recognize that growth is happening. We may feel hostile or angry or weepy and hysterical, or we may feel depressed. It would never occur to us, unless we stumbled on a book or a person who explained to us, that we were in fact in the process of change, of actually becoming larger, spiritually, than we were before. Whenever we grow, we tend to feel it, as a young seed must feel the weight and inertia of the earth as it seeks to break out of its shell on its way to becoming a plant. Often the feeling is anything but pleasant. But what is most unpleasant is the not knowing what is happening. Those long periods when something inside ourselves seems to be waiting, holding its breath, unsure about what the next step should be, eventually become the periods we wait for, for it is in those periods that we realize that we are being prepared for the next phase of our life and that, in all probability, a new level of the personality is about to be revealed.
"people always talk about how you’re gonna regret lost love, but when i look back, i always regret the relationships i stayed in too long." -my 65 year old coworker’s love advice
yo maleficient made me cry like three times mother daughter shit gets me every time but like p.s. if you can’t fix yr mom, it’s ok I guess, maybe