St. Crispen's Day Speech
The following is an except from Shakespeare’s Henry V. Horribly outnumbered, the King rallies his troops before a huge battle on the holiday known as St. Crispin’s Day. (This is my favorite piece of writing. It inspires me when I am feeling down.) WESTMORELAND. O that we now had here But one ten thousand of those men in England That do no work to-day! KING....
I am an invisible man…. I am a man of substance, of flesh and bone, fiber...– ~Ralph Ellison, The Invisible Man, 1952 Prejudice blinds the eyes as sure as darkness.
An anthropologist proposed a game to the kids in an African tribe. He put a...– via Tom Hughes and Muhammad Saleem Khalid on G+
War and Peace
If you verbally attack me or my way of life, and I stand up for myself, it’s not whining, ranting, or complaining. It’s self-defense. I will not be someone’s punching bag or target practice. Other than that, I fully believe in live and let live.
Don't ever hesitate. Reblog this. TUMBLR RULE....
The original post only has US helplines. I've added UK helplines underneath. It would be great if people could add numbers from everywhere in the world.
Depression Hotline: 1-630-482-9696
Suicide Hotline: 1-800-784-8433
Trevor Project: 1-866-488-7386
Sexuality Support: 1-800-246-7743
Eating Disorders Hotline: 1-847-831-3438
Rape and Sexual Assault: 1-800-656-4673
Grief Support: 1-650-321-5272
Runaway: 1-800-843-5200, 1-800-843-5678, 1-800-621-4000
Exhale: After Abortion Hotline/Pro-Voice: 1-866-4394253
Child Abuse: 1-800-422-4453
Samaritans (for any problem): 08457909090 e-mail email@example.com
Childline (for anyone under 18 with any problem): 08001111
Mind infoline (mental health information): 0300 123 3393 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mind legal advice (for people who need mental-health related legal advice): 0300 466 6463 email@example.com
b-eat eating disorder support: 0845 634 14 14 (only open Mon-Fri 10.30am-8.30pm and Saturday 1pm-4.30pm) e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
b-eat youthline (for under 25's with eating disorders): 08456347650 (open Mon-Fri 4.30pm - 8.30pm, Saturday 1pm-4.30pm)
Cruse Bereavement Care: 08444779400 e-mail: email@example.com
Frank (information and advice on drugs): 0800776600
Drinkline: 0800 9178282
Rape Crisis England & Wales: 0808 802 9999 1(open 2 - 2.30pm 7 - 9.30pm) e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Rape Crisis Scotland: 08088 01 03 02 every day, 6pm to midnight
Some Italian numbers, I'm sorry they're not all.
Telefono Amico (for support in case of depression, solitude, all kind of emotional needs): 199 284 284 (every day, 10am - 24pm)
Telefono Azzurro (for kids and teenagers): 1 96 96 (24h a day, 365 days a year); 114 (for immediate danger, 24h every day)
Antiviolenza Donne (for women victims of any sort of violence): 1522 (24h every day)
Alcolisti Anonimi (Alcoholics anonymous): 06 66.36.620
Kids Help Phone (Canada) 24/7, anyone under 20, any problem: 1-800-668-6868
I used to think the worst thing in life was to end up all alone. It’s not. The...– Robin Williams
blankslate: what it is like to live with an... →
blankslate: 1. no one ever congratulates you for doing the really difficult things like driving on the freeway or getting out of bed or staying alive 2. every friendship you make is a countdown to the moment when they finally can’t deal with the missed calls and canceled hangouts every friendship is on a…
The story goes that Gautama the Enlightened One was camped on the outskirts of a...
Each Day, A Victory
The world has a thumb, And I was born under it. Pressing down on me, Until I couldn’t breathe. It came down in inches, In little lines, like, “No one will love you, If you don’t love yourself, first.” That must be what happened, then As an infant in the cradle, I didn’t know that I existed, And so, I didn’t love myself. That must have been the reason, And the...
I Love That Note →
They always thought it beautiful, When they shook and shook her world They always thought her lovely The imprisoned, snow-globe girl. Some, being curious, Would start the snow to dance- But no one ever gave her More than a passing glance. Tired of living in that way She pushed and pushed herself She made it to the very edge Of her worn and polished shelf. She thought to fall from up on...
When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love...– ― Mahatma Gandhi
(Darwin) pointed out how, in numberless animal societies, the struggle between...– http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Social_Darwinism Yay compassion!
Reblog this if you are literally suprised when...
So strange to be deemed a slut for self-identifying as polyamorous. My husband and I have been together for almost 9 years now, married for almost 5, and we have never, ever been with anyone else since we began our relationship. We have had a more “monogamous” relationship, for far longer, than most of the people making these judgements. However, just entertaining the notion of a...
Sometimes I’ll get a crush on someone. It doesn’t mean I want to marry them, sleep with them, or even to kiss them. It means my physiology does. If I don’t make a move, if I don’t tell you my feelings, it is because I don’t want you to know. Reading my poetry and seeing yourself there is no reason to assume I want to be with you. My poetry is a catharsis, and I...