I Had A Botched Breast Reduction (And Went Back For a Second Surgery) [xoJane]

I knew recovery would be a difficult, but no one mentioned this kind of uncharted territory. And once everything finally healed, my boobs didn’t look normal at all. My scarring was so substantial and intense, I looked I’d been put back together using modeling clay. Every time I looked in the mirror, I was ashamed that this happened.  

Listening to Welcome to Night Vale (19B - The Sandstorm)

A dangerous sandstorm threatens Desert Bluffs. Plus, baseball opening day, a look at financial news, and Kevin finds himself in a strange new place.

Weather: “Eliezer’s Waltz” composed by Larry Cardozo and Ron Fink, and performed by The Ventura Klezmer Band venturaklezmerband.com

Music: Joseph Fink

Logo: Sarah Melville, sleepingbasiliskdesign.blogspot.com

Produced by Commonplace Books. Written by Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor. Narrated by Kevin R. Free. More Info: welcometonightvale.com, and follow @NightValeRadio on Twitter or Facebook.

Listening to Welcome to Night Vale (19A - The Sandstorm)

A dangerous sandstorm threatens Night Vale. Plus, baseball opening day, a look at financial news, and Cecil finds himself in a strange new place.

Weather: “Eliezer’s Waltz” composed by Larry Cardozo and Ron Fink, and performed by Disparition.

Music: Disparition, disparition.info

Logo: Rob Wilson, silastom.com

Produced by Commonplace Books. Written by Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor. Narrated by Cecil Baldwin. More Info: welcometonightvale.com, and follow @NightValeRadio on Twitter or Facebook.

Listening to Welcome to Night Vale (19A - The Sandstorm)

A dangerous sandstorm threatens Night Vale. Plus, baseball opening day, a look at financial news, and Cecil finds himself in a strange new place.

Weather: “Eliezer’s Waltz” composed by Larry Cardozo and Ron Fink, and performed by Disparition.

Music: Disparition, disparition.info

Logo: Rob Wilson, silastom.com

Produced by Commonplace Books. Written by Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor. Narrated by Cecil Baldwin. More Info: welcometonightvale.com, and follow @NightValeRadio on Twitter or Facebook.

2 Years After Meeting My Son, I am Finally, Officially His Legal Mother [xoJane]

We loved our son before we even met him, from that first agency call when we knew only his age and name.

The Smithsonian Decides LGBTQ History Rightfully Belongs in a Museum, Adds It to Their Collection [The Mary Sue]

The best way to stop people from being hateful or fearful of something is to educate them about it, and the Smithsonian is taking steps to help the LGBTQ community by bringing their history to light. They’re adding hundreds of pictures and documents detailing LGBTQ history to their collection at the National Museum of American History.

Who Thinks Race Isn't a Big Deal in Ferguson? [Bitch Media]

Because we live in a culture where whiteness has historically been considered the norm, white Americans can more often than not wander through our days and lives simply not thinking about race.

Everything You Think You Know About Poverty Is Wrong [xoJane]

I’ve come home to the yellow eviction notice on the door, and lived out of a van for awhile, and I never once looked “homeless.”
I’m an adult, but not like a real adult

anyone between the ages of 18 and 25 (via prettyboystyles)

Can we change the cutoff to, like, 37? Cause I’m almost 25 and adulthood is the monster under the bed. (via crazytarawitch)

I’m 30 and nowhere near being a real adult. I’d be ok with changing the cutoff to 40.

Reading Helped Me Overcome A Racist Upbringing [BOOK RIOT]

Being a reader meant that I had outside influence where very little would otherwise have existed. I grew up in a town that was over 90% white and could probably count the number of African-Americans I met in the eighteen years before I went to college on two hands. Through books, though, I met a lot of people that I never would have met in person; more importantly, I saw struggles that I never would have experienced in my own body.