scarfy:

I feel that old familiar embrace of depression creeping up. I want to tell it to leave here but a small part of me wants it to stay. Stay, something I know well. Just stay here with me.

"To say “Just have the baby” is to say “Just risk a prolonged illness, surgery, and the loss of your income when you have a lot of new expenses.” It’s to tell someone casually that they should sign up for the possibility of experiencing more physical pain and agony than they thought a person could live through, and maybe having a great deal of it continue for days, weeks, months, possibly even years."

Just Have the Baby? A New Mom Reveals Why There Is No ‘Just,’ and Not Necessarily Any Justice Either

Also, what’s always ignored here is mental health. Pro-lifers love to claim (although there is no evidence for this) that abortion “causes” poor mental health, but actually, what’s likely to cause poor mental health is the stress, stigma, and terror of an unplanned pregnancy, especially when you lack the privileges of the white upper-class able-bodied cis ladies who are usually touted as examples of “successful” teen moms.

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Being pregnant when you WANT to be pregnant is miserable. I have carpal tunnel syndrome and high blood pressure now, it’s hard to stand and walk, I can’t sleep and I’m too fatigued to do anything meaningful during the day. I spent weeks 6-13 throwing up every single day and was lucky that my place of employment took pity on me and gave me ample time off to take care of myself. Pregnancy is not just something you do. It is hard and dangerous and expensive and should never be forced upon anyone who doesn’t truly want it.

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miketooch:

jadekittykat:

miketooch:

oinonio:

Can we please stop pretending it is possible to live on minimum wage?

Only if we also stop pretending Andrew Jackson isn’t slowly getting closer and closer to crawling out of the money to get us…

i..

If I ever have any regrets, my addition to this post will never be one of them.

miketooch:

jadekittykat:

miketooch:

oinonio:

Can we please stop pretending it is possible to live on minimum wage?

Only if we also stop pretending Andrew Jackson isn’t slowly getting closer and closer to crawling out of the money to get us…

i..

If I ever have any regrets, my addition to this post will never be one of them.

(Source: questionall, via pooki-chu)

Why is it that even on days I have so many successes (got a promotion/raise at work, helped out and was there for someone I love, made dinner instead of eating out) I still struggle so hard with my self worth?

I measure so much self worth on my baby, and that’s a lot of responsibility for a tiny person. As always, I need to find my validation within.

eschaton-disaster:

nerdad and well-behavedwoman
ameliahidesthetardis:

Screw that.

ameliahidesthetardis:

Screw that.

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irrayditation:

bUNNY

inaPOCKET

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emmaleah:

laurajmoss:

Fresh out of the water, newborn sea lion pups roll in sand to protect themselves from the blazing sun in San Cristobal, Galapagos Islands.

emmaleah:

laurajmoss:

Fresh out of the water, newborn sea lion pups roll in sand to protect themselves from the blazing sun in San Cristobal, Galapagos Islands.

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mymodernmet:

Lifestyle photographer Grace Chon recently turned the camera on her 10-month-old baby Jasper and their 7-year-old rescue dog Zoey, putting them side-by-side in the some of the most adorable portraits ever.

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