"Don’t fool yourself. English isn’t inherently superior, or easier to learn, or more sonically pleasing. Its international usage comes from forceful assimilation and legacy of colonialistic injection. It isn’t a deed that one should take pride in."
- my uncle left this comment on his friend’s Facebook status, a white British man who was bragging about how easy it is to be a native English speaker when trekking to different nations. (via commanderspock)

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princessblogonoke:

Anxiety & Helping Someone Cope. 
I didn’t want to make it overwhelming or too long remember, so I kept it to the main points that benefit me greatly when I’m experiencing an attack.
40 million of Americans alone suffer with anxiety; it’s a horrid feeling when you know someone just wants to help you but you cannot even construct a simple sentence at the time, so please share this in hope that it benefits even just 1 person. Muchos love. 

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Anonymous asked:

Do you know any good resources for learning social skills (and learning to read social cues)? Everyone else seems to talk and interact with ease, but for me it's really confusing. I really like talking with and being around other people, but I always feel like I'm doing it all wrong and I get anxious. (Even on the internet!)

Fat Tumblr Girl Sans Real Problems Answer:

mentalillnessmouse:

I’m attaching a link we have on our helpful for resource page. I think it’s directed toward autistic people (which im NOT saying you have but its something they struggle with so there’s resources that may help you)

Here is a online self help book that has some self help tips and information on social skills training.

Our anxiety often gets in the way, so dealing with your anxiety will help you feel more comfortable with other people. Chances are you’re not doing it all wrong, even if that’s how it feels.

I hope that book can be of some help!

-Lina

the-sea-also-rises:

Some days—-okay, most days—-I don’t know how to be myself. I’m just so angry because I let people in the past try to mold me into what they wanted just because they said they loved me. I’m so terrified of criticism that I’d rather be uncomfortable—-even in pain—-than inconvenience or disagree with anyone else. I feel inaccessible, even to myself.

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One of the main reasons that I can’t always ‘live in the moment’ is that I’m constantly trying to avoid conflict. My unfortunate reflex probably comes from the fact that my whole life has been one argument after the next, and I’ve internalized all the suffering and confusion I had as a kid and teenager. I didn’t want to express myself when I knew everyone was going to tell me that I’m wrong and should do what they say. It’s like that Bright Eyes song, Laura Laurent:

But do you know we’re in high demand, Laura, us people who suffer because we don’t take to arguing and we’re quick to surrender.

I wake up in a state of panic, cold sweats, ready to puke my stomach lining, and afraid that I’ll never be self-aware and happy. Reality is too grim, and fear casts a shadow over my life, like the Seattle skyline during winter. And I wish I could slow down, I really do. I wish I could wake up one morning and believe that I’m worth these words, this lying heart, these clumsy hands, and this shame colored flesh; I feel like I’ve been hiding a side of me that I no longer talk to because I’m not prepared to hear all the things it has to say.

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- When you can’t live in the moment - j.b. (via youshouldacceptchaos)
"I’d try to explain that it’s not really negativity or sadness anymore, it’s more just this detached, meaningless fog where you can’t feel anything about anything — even the things you love, even fun things — and you’re horribly bored and lonely."
- Allie Brosh (via raspberrymilk)

allie brosh

feminaspie:

does anyone know of any etsy stores etc run by autistic people that sell reasonably priced weighted blankets? most of the places i’m looking at atm are run by nonautistic people, feature puzzle pieces on their website, and are very much geared towards parents/teachers/carers etc, and tbh if i’m gonna shell out a load of money for a blanket i’d rather support an actual autistic person :/

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tbearlupin:

Dear able-bodied citizens of Planet Earth,

Wheelchair users cannot be held responsible for bodily harm that comes to those who sneak up behind our wheelchairs and start pushing us without warning or permission.

Proceed with caution, and thank you for your understanding.

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