sycamore

Ask me anything   My story   Time to leave?   My Goals   Daily Diary 2014   

Rosie, 19, 5'8",
Obsessed runner,
Horse lover,

I'm a proud survivor of an abusive relationship, and committed to raising awareness and hope for anyone involved in one. I am always here, any time of the day or night, for anyone who is going through an abusive relationship <3

Currently not exercising as I try to raise my bf% before I go back to uni :)

"...recovery fixes your life, you just have to choose it" - Michelle K.

CHOOSE RECOVERY, CHOOSE LIFE ❤️

"Cakes have gotten a bad rap. People equate virtue with turning down dessert. There is always one person at the table who holds up her hand when I serve the cake. No, really, I couldn’t she says, and then gives her flat stomach a conspiratorial little pat. Everyone who is pressing a fork into that first tender layer looks at the person who declined the plate, and they all think, That person is better than I am. That person has discipline. But that isn’t a person with discipline; that is a person who has completely lost touch with joy. A slice of cake never made anybody fat. You don’t eat the whole cake. You don’t eat a cake every day of your life. You take the cake when it is offered because the cake is delicious. You have a slice of cake and what it reminds you of is someplace that’s safe, uncomplicated, without stress. A cake is a party, a birthday, a wedding. A cake is what’s served on the happiest days of your life. This is a story of how my life was saved by cake, so, of course, if sides are to be taken, I will always take the side of cake."
Jeanne Ray  (via elauxe)

(Source: the-healing-nest, via laugh-a-latte)

— 37 minutes ago with 71641 notes
http://queenkatiee.tumblr.com/post/93194545254/so-i-saw-an-article-on-facebook-about-how-a →

queenkatiee:

So I saw an article on Facebook about how a “straight white guy festival” is an outrage.

Why? Why is that an outrage?

We all know damn well a “gay, Asian man” or “Trans black woman” festival would be celebrated.

At no point does a gathering of straight white males imply that nobody else can…

— 2 days ago with 38 notes
cryptfly:

asperqueer:

asksecularwitch:

greatmoustachesploosh:

foxinu:

nsfwjynx:

the-pink-mist:

There was a split second there where his like, “wait, what? bro what are you doing?” 
On more serious note, PTSD dogs for veterans are so fucking therapeutic. They’re like the one person you can spill your guts to and never worry about ever being judged or have that secret divulged. There are times when I definitely prefer the company of a dog over a human. 

Therapy animals save lives.

These dogs are even still so much more amazing. They check rooms before their handler enters, so they can clear it to help the person feel safe. Like in the gif, they are there when panic attacks or nightmares occur, to be something for the person to help ground themselves on, or yes just to turn on the lights. Even more amazing, many people are able to reduce their medication when they have a PTSD service dog there to help them. These dogs are useful for not just veterans, but also victims of abuse, accident trauma, natural disasters, and others. Their training allows them to be useful in situations where medical assistance is needed, as well. Some PTSD dogs are trained to recognize repetitive behaviours in handlers, and signal the handler to break the repetition and stopping the behaviour and possibly injury. 
Service dogs in general are just awesome. Remember to respect any that you see out in public. They are not there for you to walk up to and play with, even the puppies!

I was reading an article of a service dog helping a person with schizophrenia. she stated that when she was seeing or hearing things and notices the dog is not reacting in any way, then she is able to ground herself, realizing what she was experiencing was not real and could work through it easier and is more able to ignore the delusions. And she pointed out she feels more comfortable with a service dog as well because well, dogs don’t judge and get angry for things like this

I teared up about this whole post to be honest.

i’ll never not reblog this post. it is so important.

I cried a little about this

cryptfly:

asperqueer:

asksecularwitch:

greatmoustachesploosh:

foxinu:

nsfwjynx:

the-pink-mist:

There was a split second there where his like, “wait, what? bro what are you doing?” 

On more serious note, PTSD dogs for veterans are so fucking therapeutic. They’re like the one person you can spill your guts to and never worry about ever being judged or have that secret divulged. There are times when I definitely prefer the company of a dog over a human. 

Therapy animals save lives.

These dogs are even still so much more amazing. They check rooms before their handler enters, so they can clear it to help the person feel safe. Like in the gif, they are there when panic attacks or nightmares occur, to be something for the person to help ground themselves on, or yes just to turn on the lights. Even more amazing, many people are able to reduce their medication when they have a PTSD service dog there to help them. These dogs are useful for not just veterans, but also victims of abuse, accident trauma, natural disasters, and others. Their training allows them to be useful in situations where medical assistance is needed, as well. Some PTSD dogs are trained to recognize repetitive behaviours in handlers, and signal the handler to break the repetition and stopping the behaviour and possibly injury. 

Service dogs in general are just awesome. Remember to respect any that you see out in public. They are not there for you to walk up to and play with, even the puppies!

I was reading an article of a service dog helping a person with schizophrenia. she stated that when she was seeing or hearing things and notices the dog is not reacting in any way, then she is able to ground herself, realizing what she was experiencing was not real and could work through it easier and is more able to ignore the delusions. And she pointed out she feels more comfortable with a service dog as well because well, dogs don’t judge and get angry for things like this

I teared up about this whole post to be honest.

i’ll never not reblog this post. it is so important.

I cried a little about this

(Source: 4gifs, via beginn--again-happy-strong)

— 3 days ago with 241896 notes

castielangelofthetrenchcoats:

i swear, sometimes i just want to quit this website because of how ignorant some people are

(Source: batmanisagatewaydrug, via allmyprettylittlethoughts)

— 4 days ago with 198853 notes
"Those who use the big lie of ‘rape culture’ to promote their politics have more in common with rapists than they know; both use the pain and fear of women to their own advantage."
— 6 days ago with 157 notes
You Can’t Blame Thin People

snowflakegaveyard:

You can’t blame thin people if you feel bad about yourself 

You can’t blame thin people if your doctor told you to loose weight 

You can’t blame thin people if there aren’t enough plus sized clothing 

You can’t blame thin people for beauty standards 

You can’t blame thin people if you aren’t in a relationship 

You can’t blame thin people for your problems 

(via thatsnotthinprivilege)

— 1 week ago with 164 notes

cheshireinthemiddle:

"lol Kill all men"

image

"Check your privilege"

image

I really don’t think men need abuse shelters.”image

"I’m being oppressed!"

image

"Yes all men!"

image

"It’s impossible for a woman to be sexist"

image

"Body shaming is wrong you fat virgin neckbeard!"

image

"I bet you believe in misandry too lol"

image

"Feminism is improving the lives of men too."

image

(via antifem-cutie)

— 1 week ago with 329 notes

softluck:

giemma:

jennifer lawrence is homophobic, biphobic, transphobic, has made fun of people with mental disorders, acts like shes the only actress in hollywood who doesnt have anorexia, and people ignore that and praise her as a positive role model i fucking give up

(a fuckton of sources)

(via antifeministgirl)

— 1 week ago with 52616 notes
pactsoflionsandmen asked: Hey, what do you know about this Kendall jones girl that's been making the rounds lately? The one who apparently killed lions tigers and elephants, is it relatively the same deal as the girl who was last photographed posing with a dead lion that you explained was for tourism and legal?


Answer:

naturepunk:

Prettymuch. Kendall Jones’s hunts in Africa are made possible only through very closely-regulated hunting programs. All funds go back to conservation efforts to keep the parks running when eco-tourism alone isn’t enough. Unlike National Parks in the USA, which get supplemental funding from taxpayers, reserves in Africa are largely privately-owned and don’t get any means of funding outside of the revenue they rake in as the result of tourism - And trophy hunting. 

Each animal killed by paying hunters is predetermined as a target by park guides prior to the hunt. They pick animals which are too old or sick to reproduce, or which have been causing too many issues with locals. The elimination of these animals actually benefits the park ecology, so why not make some money in the process? 

Let’s take a look at how much money Kendall’s various hunting adventures have brought to the table. A simple Google search for “Cost of African Safari hunt” brings up the following numbers.

African male lion - $30,000.00

Bull elephant - $42,000.00. 

Leopard - $25,000.00. 

Hippo - $13,000.00. 

Buffalo - $15,000.00. 

Wildebeest - $1,000.00. 
 
White springbok - $15,000.00

Blesbuck - $950.00. 

Kendall has taken at least one of each of the following animals. Given this, we can calculate that she has likely spent AT LEAST $127,000.00 on trophy permits alone. This does not cover the cost of CITES permits, accommodations, and guide fees for each hunt, nor do I have the time or patience to look through all of Kendall’s trophy photos to determine how many of which species she’s killed on her various hunts. In total, the amount that she’s generated for Africa’s parks is likely much, much more. 

Point is, I doubt that the animal rights activists calling for Kendall’s demise have donated anywhere near as much money to wildlife in Africa as Kendall has singlehandedly. Awkward.


Hunting also benefits indigenous people, who are often given the meat from hunters’ kills, and even the World Wildlife Fund recognizes the importance of regulated trophy hunts! 

Also, for the record, the rhino that Kendall is posing next to in her most recent hunting photos is not even dead - she shot it with a tranquilizer gun so that a conservation group could give it a radio collar and vet care. She is literally working side-by-side with the people who make a living protecting these animals.

In short, you don’t have to like what Kendall is doing, but please educate yourself on the topic before making bullshit remarks. And keep in mind that just because you’re not okay with trophy hunting doesn’t mean that Kendall needs to adhere to your ideologies; her beliefs regarding animal life are different from yours, and probably mine, too, but so long as it’s legal and provides much-needed income to protect the rest of the animals on the reserve, she’s still doing a hell of a lot more for the continued survival of the species than anyone complaining about it on the internet. 

— 2 weeks ago with 2166 notes

colinthecomiccunt:

kajiraraven:

mentorsinviolencepreventionucf:

Know the warning signs. Don’t wait until it’s too late.

This is very important. Please read this. Often women in abusive relationships do not have the means to escape, it isn’t their fault. Others can help be recognizing domestic violence and helping put a stop to it. 

(via size10plz)

— 3 weeks ago with 16084 notes

first time I saw the number on scale in like 4 years i think

fuck life

fighting restriction

— 4 weeks ago
necessaryveganism:
Since female mammals can only produce milk during and after pregnancy, we shove long steel devides into their vaginas with our bare hands once a year to inject them with bull semen.
The calves are taken away after birth to prevent them from drinking the milk that will be sold to the public.
The male calves are sent to the veal industry where they are kept in small stalls or tiny crates. Minimal to no movement is allowed; this prevents muscle development, which keeps their flesh extra tender for your enjoyment.
The machines suck the cows dry several times a day - most of these cows have severe infections, and the pus gets sucked out along with the milk.
A single cow emits more environmentally harmful gases than a car. 
Some cows spend their entire lives standing on concrete floors; others are crammed into massive mud lots.
Cows have a natural lifespan of about 25 years, but the conditions they now live in lead to disease, lameness, and reproductive problems that render cows worthless to the dairy industry by the time they are four or five years old, at which time they are sent to the slaughterhouse.
We are the only species to drink milk after infancy.
Cow’s milk is the number one cause of food allergies among infants and children. 
Milk and other animal products may lower your lifespan more than smoking.
Now you know.
10 fun facts about eggs

"we shove long steel devides into their vaginas with our bare hands once a year to inject them with bull semen" 
No the technicians must wear gloves, you idiot, that&#8217;s not sanitary&#8230;
&#8220;most of these cows have severe infections, and the pus gets sucked out along with the milk&#8221;
Only very few cows get Mastitis in a herd, and this is caught very quickly, severely infected cows do not contribute milk 
The pus is caught in the filter of the milking apparatus and does not enter the milk
"suck the cows dry several times a day"
twice MAXIMUM not &#8220;several&#8221;
"four or five years old, at which time they are sent to the slaughterhouse"
more like 8-10 years old, then culled - not necessarily sent to the slaughterhouse 

**Thank u bullshitting vegans spreading liez**

necessaryveganism:

  1. Since female mammals can only produce milk during and after pregnancy, we shove long steel devides into their vaginas with our bare hands once a year to inject them with bull semen.
  2. The calves are taken away after birth to prevent them from drinking the milk that will be sold to the public.
  3. The male calves are sent to the veal industry where they are kept in small stalls or tiny crates. Minimal to no movement is allowed; this prevents muscle development, which keeps their flesh extra tender for your enjoyment.
  4. The machines suck the cows dry several times a day - most of these cows have severe infections, and the pus gets sucked out along with the milk.
  5. A single cow emits more environmentally harmful gases than a car. 
  6. Some cows spend their entire lives standing on concrete floors; others are crammed into massive mud lots.
  7. Cows have a natural lifespan of about 25 years, but the conditions they now live in lead to disease, lameness, and reproductive problems that render cows worthless to the dairy industry by the time they are four or five years old, at which time they are sent to the slaughterhouse.
  8. We are the only species to drink milk after infancy.
  9. Cow’s milk is the number one cause of food allergies among infants and children. 
  10. Milk and other animal products may lower your lifespan more than smoking.

Now you know.

10 fun facts about eggs

"we shove long steel devides into their vaginas with our bare hands once a year to inject them with bull semen" 

  • No the technicians must wear gloves, you idiot, that’s not sanitary…

most of these cows have severe infections, and the pus gets sucked out along with the milk”

  • Only very few cows get Mastitis in a herd, and this is caught very quickly, severely infected cows do not contribute milk 
  • The pus is caught in the filter of the milking apparatus and does not enter the milk

"suck the cows dry several times a day"

  • twice MAXIMUM not “several”

"four or five years old, at which time they are sent to the slaughterhouse"

  • more like 8-10 years old, then culled - not necessarily sent to the slaughterhouse 

**Thank u bullshitting vegans spreading liez**

(via fruitasticharlotte)

— 1 month ago with 7306 notes

officialunitedstates:

attention all vegans:  please get off of the internet immediately.  your cell phone, computer, or other device is most likely powered with energy that originated from a helpless animal.  log off immediately and burn your cell phone, computer, or other device

(via fitness-fits-me)

— 1 month ago with 1077 notes

sicilianbxtchwithlonghair:

sherrocked:

todayis-nevertoolate:

little-uno:

thatstoomainstream:

It’s weird how in animals seeing ribs/collar&hip bones is considered sick or even abusive, but in people that’s considered beautiful.

This may have just changed my life.

This is the best thing I’ve ever read.

This is the post which helped me beat anorexia.

Damn

(via suckmysass)

— 1 month ago with 244484 notes