bodies require food
bodies require rest
bodies require attention
bodies require patience
important people to remember when talking about trans issues (that people forget about a lot or brush under the rug):
- trans people who aren’t out
- trans people who can’t afford transition (medical or otherwise) and want to transition
- trans people who can’t transition because of family (at least for a while)
- non-passable trans people who want to pass as a certain gender
- trans people who aren’t out online and feel uncomfortable outing themselves online
- dmab nonbinary people
Adrianne Haslet-Davis dances again for the first time since the Boston terrorist attack last year.
When the bombs went off at the Boston Marathon finish line, Adrianne Haslet-Davis lost the lower half of her left leg in the explosion. She’s a ballroom dance teacher, and she assumed she would never dance again. With most prosthetics, she wouldn’t.
But Hugh Herr, of the MIT Media Lab, wanted to find a way to help her. He created a bionic limb specifically for dancers, studying the way they move and adapting the limb to fit their motion. (He explains how he did it here.)
At TED2014, Adrianne danced for the first time since the attack, wearing the bionic limb that Hugh created for her.
Hugh says, “It was 3.5 seconds between the bomb blasts in the Boston terrorist attack. In 3.5 seconds, the criminals and cowards took Adrianne off the dance floor. In 200 days, we put her back. We will not be intimidated, brought down, diminished, conquered or stopped by acts of violence.”
Amen to that, Hugh.
"The Rape Poem to End All Rape Poems."
One of the best pieces of group spoken word poetry I’ve ever seen. WATCH IT.
And I told you to be patient
And I told you to be fine
And I told you to be balanced
And I told you to be kind
Forget-me-not, Aldridge, England
All Original Photography by http://vwcampervan-aldridge.tumblr.com
So I drove by my school tonight and
Dude wtf I was driving home amd I saw this and I wanted to take a picture of this but I didn’t want to turn around, this is cool someone else wanted to snap this too cool