why do you live in your body like you will be given another? as if it were temporary. you starve it, you let anyone touch it, you berate it. tell it that should be completely different. you tug at your soft flesh, wish it thinner, wish it gone. you fall in love with those who praise the way it sighs under their hands, but who praises the way it holds up your weight, even when you are falling apart?
— warsan shire (via warsanshire)
A racist woman is not a feminist; she doesn’t care about helping women, just the women who look like her and can buy the same things she can. A transphobic woman is not a feminist; she is overly concerned with policing the bodies and expressions of others. A woman against reproductive rights — to use bell hook’s own example, and an issue close to your heart — is not a feminist; she prioritizes her dogma or her disgust over the bodies of others. An ableist woman is not a feminist; she holds some Platonic ideal of what a physically or mentally “whole” person should be and tries to force the world to fit inside it.
Hi. I’m a disabled woman and I’m trying to get health insurance so I can get the care that I need and hopefully be able to work again so I can support myself.
I found out I can get health insurance through the University I attend for like $950 per term. Would anyone be willing to donate and/or reblog this so I can raise money? I need $950 by April 1st.
I have endometriosis which makes me bed ridden most of the day due to back and stomach problems. The gynecologist I talked to wanted me to get an IUD but I can’t do that right now because of my PTSD that was worsened when I was sexually assaulted a year ago. And also I’m afraid anyways because I’ve gone completely crazy when I’ve been on birth control in the past. I’m considering going in for a laparoscopy which is a type of mild surgery and would be a way for me to get treatment without having to take hormones.
but basically, I need insurance so I can talk to professionals and figure out what my options are and how to get better.
anyways, a big thanks to anyone who can donate and/or reblog <3