robothugscomic:

New Comic!

Warning: This comic references self harm.

Harm Reduction! Woo!

I’m into any kind of mental health tool that gives power back to a person. Mental illness can be very disempowering; it feels like you have no control over your thoughts and feelings. Unfortunately, getting treatment for mental illness can also feel like you’re giving up control, as doctors and medications and diagnoses just sort of happen to you, and that’s if you’re able to access mental health services safety and successfully.

I love harm reduction models because they’re basically like ‘hey, that thing you’re doing that you want to do less of? You don’t have to stop right away. Let’s just try to give you a little more control about how that happens, ok? Let’s explore some options’.

Options are always good.

"Women are the ni****s of gender," the email said. "If you killed yourself, I wouldn’t even fuck the corpse."

I blinked at my phone, fighting simultaneous urges to hurl my phone across the room in anger and cry. Later that day, someone texted me my address — telling me they’d “See me when I least expected it.”

I haven’t been out to my car at night by myself since January 2nd.

My name is Brianna Wu. I lead a development studio that makes games. Sometimes, I write about issues in the games industry that relate to the equality of women. My reward is that I regularly have men threatening to rape and commit acts of violence against me.
No skin thick enough: The daily harassment of women in the game industry | Polygon (via goldenfreezeover)

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verycuriousnocure:

During World War II, Josephine Baker served with the French Red Cross and was an active member of the French resistance movement. Using her career as a cover Baker became an intelligence agent, carrying secret messages written in invisible ink on her sheet music. She was awarded the Croix de Guerre, and received a Medal of the Resistance in 1946. In 1961 she received the highest French honor, the Legion d’Honneur awarded by then President Charles de Gaulle.

Our loss, U.S.A….

If you don’t admire the shit out of J. Baker, who was also pretty openly bisexual and adopted NINETEEN children in addition to the badassery mentioned above, I want you to go sit in the corner and think about your life choices.

um she was also a huge civil rights activist and her refusal to perform for segregated audiences at major clubs that were fallin over themselves to book her helped de-segregate vegas performance venues

aaaand she had a pet cheetah

aaand she slept with Frida Kahlo.

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