no worries, I had only told a couple of people as I was afraid of miscarriage… I still am, but the doctors seem to think my little parasite is doing well. I didn’t want to be the girl who cried baby, but soon ultrasounds and already prenatal vitamins and, yes, morning sickness. 

thank you for the congrats. after trying for so long, it happened by accident. life is funny, but I can’t claim to get its sense of humor.

no worries, I had only told a couple of people as I was afraid of miscarriage… I still am, but the doctors seem to think my little parasite is doing well. I didn’t want to be the girl who cried baby, but soon ultrasounds and already prenatal vitamins and, yes, morning sickness.

thank you for the congrats. after trying for so long, it happened by accident. life is funny, but I can’t claim to get its sense of humor.

gaywrites:

Pakistan has its first pro-LGBT children’s book. In February, Pakistani blogger and artist Eiynah ‘Nice Mangos’ created an illustrated blog post called “My Chacha Is Gay,” about a boy named Ahmed and his gay uncle. With the help of a crowdfunding campaign, she raised enough money to publish the post as a children’s book.

“The treatment of LGBTQ people in Pakistan is incredibly unjust, as is the treatment of most minorities, or anyone that doesn’t fit the expected mould,” Eiynah told BuzzFeed in an email. “The concept of LGBTQ rights does not exist in any large-scale mainstream way. People are isolated from family, friends and loved ones over things like this. It’s no way to live… Admittedly we are not as extreme as countries like Iran in our homophobia, but that doesn’t mean the situation is not horrendous. I’m still working on getting “My Chacha Is Gay” into Pakistan, but that is proving to be quite a challenge, not unexpectedly.”


View the whole book at BuzzFeed or order it here. This is seriously beautiful. 
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gaywrites:

Pakistan has its first pro-LGBT children’s book. In February, Pakistani blogger and artist Eiynah ‘Nice Mangos’ created an illustrated blog post called “My Chacha Is Gay,” about a boy named Ahmed and his gay uncle. With the help of a crowdfunding campaign, she raised enough money to publish the post as a children’s book.

“The treatment of LGBTQ people in Pakistan is incredibly unjust, as is the treatment of most minorities, or anyone that doesn’t fit the expected mould,” Eiynah told BuzzFeed in an email. “The concept of LGBTQ rights does not exist in any large-scale mainstream way. People are isolated from family, friends and loved ones over things like this. It’s no way to live… Admittedly we are not as extreme as countries like Iran in our homophobia, but that doesn’t mean the situation is not horrendous. I’m still working on getting “My Chacha Is Gay” into Pakistan, but that is proving to be quite a challenge, not unexpectedly.”


View the whole book at BuzzFeed or order it here. This is seriously beautiful. 
Zoom Info
gaywrites:

Pakistan has its first pro-LGBT children’s book. In February, Pakistani blogger and artist Eiynah ‘Nice Mangos’ created an illustrated blog post called “My Chacha Is Gay,” about a boy named Ahmed and his gay uncle. With the help of a crowdfunding campaign, she raised enough money to publish the post as a children’s book.

“The treatment of LGBTQ people in Pakistan is incredibly unjust, as is the treatment of most minorities, or anyone that doesn’t fit the expected mould,” Eiynah told BuzzFeed in an email. “The concept of LGBTQ rights does not exist in any large-scale mainstream way. People are isolated from family, friends and loved ones over things like this. It’s no way to live… Admittedly we are not as extreme as countries like Iran in our homophobia, but that doesn’t mean the situation is not horrendous. I’m still working on getting “My Chacha Is Gay” into Pakistan, but that is proving to be quite a challenge, not unexpectedly.”


View the whole book at BuzzFeed or order it here. This is seriously beautiful. 
Zoom Info
gaywrites:

Pakistan has its first pro-LGBT children’s book. In February, Pakistani blogger and artist Eiynah ‘Nice Mangos’ created an illustrated blog post called “My Chacha Is Gay,” about a boy named Ahmed and his gay uncle. With the help of a crowdfunding campaign, she raised enough money to publish the post as a children’s book.

“The treatment of LGBTQ people in Pakistan is incredibly unjust, as is the treatment of most minorities, or anyone that doesn’t fit the expected mould,” Eiynah told BuzzFeed in an email. “The concept of LGBTQ rights does not exist in any large-scale mainstream way. People are isolated from family, friends and loved ones over things like this. It’s no way to live… Admittedly we are not as extreme as countries like Iran in our homophobia, but that doesn’t mean the situation is not horrendous. I’m still working on getting “My Chacha Is Gay” into Pakistan, but that is proving to be quite a challenge, not unexpectedly.”


View the whole book at BuzzFeed or order it here. This is seriously beautiful. 
Zoom Info

gaywrites:

Pakistan has its first pro-LGBT children’s book. In February, Pakistani blogger and artist Eiynah ‘Nice Mangos’ created an illustrated blog post called “My Chacha Is Gay,” about a boy named Ahmed and his gay uncle. With the help of a crowdfunding campaign, she raised enough money to publish the post as a children’s book.

“The treatment of LGBTQ people in Pakistan is incredibly unjust, as is the treatment of most minorities, or anyone that doesn’t fit the expected mould,” Eiynah told BuzzFeed in an email. “The concept of LGBTQ rights does not exist in any large-scale mainstream way. People are isolated from family, friends and loved ones over things like this. It’s no way to live… Admittedly we are not as extreme as countries like Iran in our homophobia, but that doesn’t mean the situation is not horrendous. I’m still working on getting “My Chacha Is Gay” into Pakistan, but that is proving to be quite a challenge, not unexpectedly.”

View the whole book at BuzzFeed or order it here. This is seriously beautiful. 

(via liquidwindartist)

Some the questions didn’t have appropriate options for my quasi-revolutionary stances…

* Should the government raise the federal minimum wage?Yes, and make it a living wage AND adjust the wage level according to inflation AND cost of living increases every year.
* Should able-bodied, mentally capable adults who receive welfare be required to work?Yes, doing a task for money is a JOB not slavery; or they must be enrolled in education with minimum standards, i.e. grade requirements.
* Should the U.S. reduce corporate income tax rates?OH FUCKING HELL NO! Bring back the corporate rates pre-1950’s, and no deductions for corporations. They wanna be ‘people,’ then they can pay taxes like people.(I did not enter it like this on the survey so that it might have a chance at actually being read… because, despite my outward demeanor, I am an optimist.)
* Should federal government limit funds to public schools that do not meet performance standards?No! All public education funds collected should be EQUALLY distributed to schools, and schools with greater needs, such as not meeting standards or a large number of students, should receive MORE funding, not less.
* Should every person purchasing a gun be required to pass a criminal and public safety background check?Yes, require strict background checks, psychological testing, and training even for private transfer of ownership between family members.
* Should illegal immigrants be offered in-state tuition rates at public colleges within their residing state?Yes, as long as they pay taxes, and grant financial assistance and scholarships.
* Do you support stronger measures to increase our border security?No, and adopt an open border policy, and make it easier for immigrants to access temporary work visas.

The question remains: how did I get 7% with the repub(e)licans?

Some the questions didn’t have appropriate options for my quasi-revolutionary stances…

* Should the government raise the federal minimum wage?
Yes, and make it a living wage AND adjust the wage level according to inflation AND cost of living increases every year.

* Should able-bodied, mentally capable adults who receive welfare be required to work?
Yes, doing a task for money is a JOB not slavery; or they must be enrolled in education with minimum standards, i.e. grade requirements.

* Should the U.S. reduce corporate income tax rates?
OH FUCKING HELL NO! Bring back the corporate rates pre-1950’s, and no deductions for corporations. They wanna be ‘people,’ then they can pay taxes like people.
(I did not enter it like this on the survey so that it might have a chance at actually being read… because, despite my outward demeanor, I am an optimist.)

* Should federal government limit funds to public schools that do not meet performance standards?
No! All public education funds collected should be EQUALLY distributed to schools, and schools with greater needs, such as not meeting standards or a large number of students, should receive MORE funding, not less.

* Should every person purchasing a gun be required to pass a criminal and public safety background check?
Yes, require strict background checks, psychological testing, and training even for private transfer of ownership between family members.

* Should illegal immigrants be offered in-state tuition rates at public colleges within their residing state?
Yes, as long as they pay taxes, and grant financial assistance and scholarships.

* Do you support stronger measures to increase our border security?
No, and adopt an open border policy, and make it easier for immigrants to access temporary work visas.

The question remains: how did I get 7% with the repub(e)licans?

they just don’t get it

cephalopoet:

Sure, it was just a few nasty looks from one person… but then… in looking around I started to notice other things. “the devil is in the details,” and he walked right into the tear created on Friday. He brewed over the weekend, and now he’s making a new hellish home in my chest.

this sensitivity, it never gets turned down. it never isn’t blasting to over-analyze every word and emotion… it’s just how I am… but I made the mistake of thinking someone really understood. they might empathize, even be truly sympathetic, but understanding is more than comprehension… it’s a shared perspective on a similar/same experience.