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Posted 1 day ago

Marissa Alexander denied 'stand your ground' hearing



Marissa Alexander has been denied a new Stand Your Ground hearing. Yet again, Florida refuses to free this survivor of domestic violence, fails to support women’s right to self defense, and continues to support anti-black racism in the judicial system. Her new trial is still scheduled to begin Dec 8th.

Marissa needs your voices and support more than ever!
Standing Our Ground Week of Action is still on!
July 25-Aug 1: LET’S TAKE ACTION!

This is so fucked up.

Posted 3 days ago

Popular antidepressant Effexor recalled: What you should do






Patients taking the antidepressant Effexor (venlafaxine) should be aware that the drug manufacturer Pfizer has issued a recall of one lot of the medications after they discovered one bottle contained a heart drug used to treat atrial fibrillation.

The medication found is Tikosyn that was discovered in one bottle of Effexor XR. The heart medication could cause abnormal heartbeat that could cause symptoms of dizziness, sweating, pallor and fainting.

Patients should check their antidepressant for lot numbers 130142 and V130140, with expiration date of October 2015. Also recalled is Effexor XR with Greenstone lot number V130014, which expires in August 2015.

The antidepressant recall includes two lots of Effexor XR® 150 Mg Extended-Release Capsules and one lot of Greenstone’s Venlafaxine HCl 150 Mg Extended-Release Capsules.

The FDA warns the interaction between the heart drug Tikosyn and venlafaxine “could be fatal”.

Hi friends - if you know anyone who might use the medication, please reblog/signal boost

well fuck i’ll have to check mine when i get home

Boost this!

Yo, check with your Pharmacy as well, give them a call/go to the store and ask. When these things happen all pharmacies get the notices and check their products (mostly cause we gotta ship ‘em back) Also, you only need to be careful if you’re getting the actual bottle and not amber vials. 

Effexor and Tikosyn look waaay different and any tech/Pharmacist would probably have noticed. We open the bottles, pour out the pills and count them. Believe me, someone probably would have been secretly playing that “One of these things is not like the other.” game. 

Venlafaxine kind of looks like Tikosyn? But not really, and since there’s no generic Pfizer’s name is literally on the pill so…

Posted 6 days ago



For the past few months, I have been promoting commissions on Tumblr because I’m going through a fairly dark stage in my life. I’ve just started living out on my own and I’m in a town where it’s near impossible to get a job anywhere. At this point in time, it would be futile to get a summer job since it wouldn’t last very long, so my only method of income is through commissions. I’ve created signage for my regular hand drawn and pixel commissions, but yielded little to no interest. Other people on Tumblr are in a similar spot as I am, relying only on commissions as a means of keeping up with bills and getting food to eat. It’s approaching the middle of the month and I currently have $38 to my name, just a little over $200 short of my intended goal.
And no matter how many times I post my information, no matter how many times I bring up these offers, no matter what I do and how I go about presenting it…there’s not a lot of people who are interested. There’s honestly no point in posting these kinds of journals if nobody’s going to take time to realize that there’s artists who need money to survive. It sickens me that some people out there can be apathetic, not caring that someone out there with potential could be facing starvation or homelessness because they’re not given a chance.

This is my job. This is a labor of love and it’s the only thing that will keep me afloat. It helps me buy food. It helps me buy things I need to take care of myself. It helps me keep a roof over my head. I NEED COMMISSIONS IN ORDER TO SURVIVE. IF I DON’T I WILL BECOME HOMELESS. I HAVE NOWHERE TO GO IN THIS TOWN AND I WILL PROBABLY DIE IF I END UP ON THE STREETS. I don’t know how else to explain this.

Unless I start seeing results for potential new commissions, this will be the last journal I am going to make. Otherwise, this is no longer worth my time and effort to promote commissions here on Tumblr. I’m tired of asking nicely. HELP ME.

Regular Commission info
Pixel Commission info

I’d be a real bastard if I didn’t reblog this.

Posted 1 week ago




Dashcon raised $17,000 for a shitty ball pit.
I only need $350 to help save my cat.

I will give you an extra hour in the ball pit if you help me save my cat.

Thanks to everyone spreading this around!!! I have just about half of the money I need now! Keep reblogging and donating if you can!

Posted 1 week ago

i made a gofund me to get me to the mountains


i dont really expect anyone to donate to this because there are more important things to donate to but i am sad and really need a bit of time in the mountains, but i cant afford to do so as my job only allows me to work very part time during the summer. i have figured out i could get to glacier national park (i chose this as it is a mountain range the train goes to + i cant drive cause of my disabilities + it has a hostel) and back for $90 each way, and can find a hostel near there for $40/ night.  if i stay 4 nights there this will be $160 + $90 + $90 = $340 + $30 for me to buy bear spray so i don’t die = $370.   i can mostly pack food but i will need to buy some stuff to pack so $50 for that = $420.  add $40 in case things cost more than expected / for taxes = $460 which is the amount i requested. (hopefully i did the math correct)

definitely dont feel obligated to do this but if you can afford it and want to help me id appreciate it so much?

Posted 2 weeks ago

Black nb queer person in need of help — signal boost plz




My friend Chelle is in desperate need of help, monetary or otherwise. She has two rescue kittens she needs to feed, in addition to being able to feed themself and pay bills, as well as have transportation money to get to job interviews and possible jobs themself. 

They moved to NYC to go to school, after realising that their at-the-time home situation was going to disappear. They enrolled at NYU, and now due to the scammy nature of the financial aid office, the total lack of care the administration feels towards their students, she is struggling to make ends meet in Brooklyn.

NYU cut their aid, only offered only loans, and became more and more vague and unhelpful when it came time to discuss a financial aid package, her well being, etc. At one point, they retroactively took away Chelle’s pell grant and added that debt on top of the loans she had to take out to even attend. The situation is desperate, and with no family to fall back on, they really need help from the community. The only “positive” right now is that — God willing — their loans will come in in July. It’s just a matter of making it until then. 

Chelle is a Black 19 year old nonbinary queer living in poverty. She is a phenomenal writer, an extremely talented artist, honest, so incredibly bright and one of the sweetest, funniest, best people I’ve met. They suffer with various mental health issues that exacerbate the situation and make existing even more difficult than it already should be.

But this shouldn’t matter, because whether or not someone “deserves” help is beside the point. We have a young Black nb queer struggling to survive, exhausting their spoons every day by just existing, and in a financial hell. They need help. They need a little support right now to be able to stand back on their feet after being screwed over by people who shoulda been helping her out. 

They’ve asked me not to link their blog, but their Amazon is here and is her Paypal. 

I know shit is rough, but she’s literally subsisting off like, fuckin’ listerine strips for meals. Anything at this point will help, any monetary donation big or small, any purchase from her Amazon wishlist.

Again, this is their PAYPAL ( and here is their AMAZON WISHLIST. Please signal boost and help. 

Here is a list of finances they need:

******$112 for a pass, as she is going back to school in a month.********* (This is really important for mobility and independence)
$500 for rent
$150 for bills
$50-$100 for food/cat expenses

I saw some post about some potato kid or some shit and I wanted to re-signal boost this again. It’s still relevant, and I’ve gotten a lot more followers recently.

Please reblog, please send even $5 like. My friend is in a fraught living situation and needs help. 

Signal boost the hell out of this, people. And give what you can if you can!

(Source: dykescully)

Posted 2 weeks ago

my surgery fundraiser




hi, im tumblr user jobhaver aka rebeka refuse. im posting a surgery fundraiser on this website today for facial feminization surgeries. i want to be able to afford feminizing surgical procedures for my face because i experience extreme dysphoria about my face.

the way my face looks is my number one source of dysphoria and it interferes with my life often. for quite a long period of time i refused to leave the house at all because i didn’t want anyone to see my face. i get extremely upset often, often to the point of tears, when i see my face in mirrors or photographs. i get extremely anxious when people look at me, even sometimes people who are very close to me, because i dont want them seeing my face the way that i see it.

the primary reason i stopped working in the service industry and started doing ‘adult work’ was because i wasn’t making a living wage before and so it would have been impossible for me to afford the surgery i needed to treat my dysphoria and feel comfortable with how i looked and less anxious and self conscious about it.

i have been working in the adult industry for approximately a year now and have escalated my involvement into more and more risky forms of sex work multiple times, each time fueled by an experience of intense dysphoria and despair over being no closer to my goal of being able to afford surgery for myself. despite the fact i am trying to do just about every form of adult work i can think of and am capable of doing, and am now making a living wage, i still am no closer to my goal of saving for this surgery.

i really need help with this, because its theoretically an obtainable thing that can treat my dysphoria, and because it has been out of my reach for so long. the fact that despite so much effort to further my career in the adult industry i am still nowhere closer to getting these procedures has been extremely depressing. im not food unstable or homeless or anything like that anymore, but this is something that i need badly and have needed badly for years and can’t afford.

please donate a little bit if you can afford it and if not please signal boost this for me. thank you so much <3

please help out my friend jobhaver if you can, and signal boost any which way.

when i started telling people in mid-2013 i didn’t know what i wanted to be but i was done being a dude, she was there. i don’t remember my exact thought process but she was funny and smart and kind of a sweetheart in ways that are obvious and in ways that aren’t obvious. i was really happy to have her be part of it. when i thought i was going to be a lady, i told her and she told me to call her.

we talked on the phone for hours about relationships, about makeup - how to steal, how to wear - and about resources and community dynamics in portland. in particular, jobhaver was the one who told me where to call to get help finding a doctor on the informed consent model, who told me what i could expect from spiro and estradiol based on the anxieties i had about my body and the things i wanted different, and who encouraged me to do shit i wanted to do, but also helped me find ways to do them.

if it wasn’t for jobhaver, i wouldn’t be who i am. i can’t say for absolute certainty if i’d even be out to anyone at this point. she’s been there for me beyond that, at times i’ve been sad or paranoid or angry or miserable.

the amount she’s trying to raise is far, far less than what she’s produced bringing people like me and my friends together, being there for us when we’re in need, and encouraging us in doing things heteropatriarchy scorns.

she’s been a wonderful friend to have, and she’s my Trans Mom, and i love her, and i think it would be really wonderful if she had the money to get ffs.

help her out however you can!

please help goth girl jobhaver get so much money

Posted 2 weeks ago
Posted 2 weeks ago

Please help


God, I never thought I’d have to do this. I am absolutely desperate. I’ve been trying so hard to fight through this and stay strong, but I just can’t anymore.

My fiance lost his job two months ago. He was unfairly terminated because the company had a change of management, and they decided to clean house. He wasn’t the only one caught in the crossfire, but it’s sure as hell effecting us. He’s been trudging through hell and highwater to find a job, but there isn’t much out there. We’ve been denied for every program we’ve applied for. We are out of options.

It would be fine if it were just he and I, you know? Even with our animals. But we have no idea how we’re going to feed our kids. Taye is a growing 6 year old and Zane is a disabled 12 year old (with cerebral palsy) who needs a high calorie diet and has very specific needs.

We can’t afford toilet paper. We can’t afford pull ups and wipes for Zane. We can’t afford anything, and I am absolutely terrified.

Anything will help. A signal boost will help. Reading this helps. Thank you.

Posted 2 weeks ago

Please help.


I’ve lost my source of income, and I need some help until I can figure out something else. I’m disabled, mentally ill, and basically alone. My needs are few, but without income, I’m afraid I won’t be able to meet them.

Donate to on Paypal if you can afford to. Please make a note that it’s for lichgem, since it’s not my Paypal. 

If you can’t afford to help, please signal boost. Thank you.

Posted 2 weeks ago



Yo, this is more than just disgusting, it’s illegal. It’s against the law to alter and distribute personal pictures without their permission; and it’s especially against the fucking law to create false porn with it. That’s slander, defamation, libel; whatever you want to call it. Not only that, but to release their private information? They should be going to jail for this

And they can, if the pictures they take are of minors. And you know that some of them will be; people as young as 13 use this website. You don’t have to be much smarter than a 4channer to understand that making porn of an underage person is bad fucking news.

Here’s what you can do:

Leave a tip about this to the fbi. Provide screencaps like this one as evidence. You have to put in your personal info, but it’s no more than having to fill out a survey. It’s worth it; and they already have that info anyway.

Report it to inhope.

Report it to the Internet Crime Complaint Center.

Illegal content report hotline.

Some resources for people who’s pictures have been taken/photoshopped, or people who have been doxxed.

How to remove libelous information online.

Info on the Defamation Removal Law.

Legal guide to defamation.

Some more info on your rights.

Legal resources.

Please remember to also strongly encourage tumblr itself to take swift actions against this. Their users are in danger; they owe it to us to protect us. Contact them at or and tell them what is happening, asap.

Please, spread this around, and ask your followers to do the same. If you have sideblogs, put this there, too. Feel free to also make similar posts to this one and put them in as many tags as possible. eople need to know what they can do to protect themselves.

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Posted 2 weeks ago



my fellow cripples, i need some help.

i just got moved at work and am at the furthest point in the building from the bathroom. even with my cane, the round trip is just too painful and exhausting. i’d ask to be moved, but i’ve been moved to an amazing group that where i clearly stand the best chance of success that i’ll get here.

i need recs for a folding wheelchair i can keep at work that is as inexpensive as possible, because i’m hella poor. please help out. if you don’t know of any, just signal boost for me.

thank you.


Posted 3 weeks ago




I have been a cat owner my whole life and I literally never knew that tiger lilies and stargazers were also highly toxic to cats.  Even drinking the water from the vase that lilies are in can kill the cat!  I brought in a tiger lily from our yard today and just thought to look it up and found out (and of course removed the lily from our house as soon as I saw).  How scary!

Other toxic flowers for cats:

  • Amaryllis (Amaryllis sp.)
  • Autumn Crocus (Colchicum autumnale)
  • Azaleas and Rhododendrons (Rhododendron sp.)
  • Castor Bean (Ricinus communis)
  • Chrysanthemum (Chrysanthemum sp.)
  • Cyclamen (Cyclamen sp.)
  • English Ivy (Hedera helix)
  • Kalanchoe (Kalanchoe sp.)
  • Lilies (Lilium sp.)
  • Marijuana (Cannabis sativa)
  • Oleander (Nerium oleander)
  • Peace Lily (Spathiphyllum sp.)
  • Pothos (Epipremnum aureum)
  • Sago Palm (Cycas revoluta)
  • Spanish thyme (Coleus ampoinicus)
  • Tulip and Narcissus bulbs (Tulipa and Narcissus sp.)
  • Yew (Taxus sp.)

Important info for cat friends!!!

Posted 4 weeks ago


[Image: A photo of a two-year-old boy holding a red stick, looking into the camera.]


A SWAT team blew a hole in my 2-year-old son — Alecia Phonesavanh

June 24 2014

After our house burned down in Wisconsin a few months ago, my husband and I packed our four young kids and all our belongings into a gold minivan and drove to my sister-in-law’s place, just outside of Atlanta. On the back windshield, we pasted six stick figures: a dad, a mom, three young girls, and one baby boy.

That minivan was sitting in the front driveway of my sister-in-law’s place the night a SWAT team broke in, looking for a small amount of drugs they thought my husband’s nephew had. Some of my kids’ toys were in the front yard, but the officers claimed they had no way of knowing children might be present. Our whole family was sleeping in the same room, one bed for us, one for the girls, and a crib.

After the SWAT team broke down the door, they threw a flashbang grenade inside. It landed in my son’s crib.

Flashbang grenades were created for soldiers to use during battle. When they explode, the noise is so loud and the flash is so bright that anyone close by is temporarily blinded and deafened. It’s been three weeks since the flashbang exploded next to my sleeping baby, and he’s still covered in burns.

There’s still a hole in his chest that exposes his ribs. At least that’s what I’ve been told; I’m afraid to look.

My husband’s nephew, the one they were looking for, wasn’t there. He doesn’t even live in that house. After breaking down the door, throwing my husband to the ground, and screaming at my children, the officers – armed with M16s – filed through the house like they were playing war. They searched for drugs and never found any.

I heard my baby wailing and asked one of the officers to let me hold him. He screamed at me to sit down and shut up and blocked my view, so I couldn’t see my son. I could see a singed crib. And I could see a pool of blood. The officers yelled at me to calm down and told me my son was fine, that he’d just lost a tooth. It was only hours later when they finally let us drive to the hospital that we found out Bou Bou was in the intensive burn unit and that he’d been placed into a medically induced coma.

For the last three weeks, my husband and I have been sleeping at the hospital. We tell our son that we love him and we’ll never leave him behind. His car seat is still in the minivan, right where it’s always been, and we whisper to him that soon we’ll be taking him home with us.

Every morning, I have to face the reality that my son is fighting for his life. It’s not clear whether he’ll live or die. All of this to find a small amount of drugs?

The only silver lining I can possibly see is that my baby Bou Bou’s story might make us angry enough that we stop accepting brutal SWAT raids as a normal way to fight the “war on drugs.” I know that this has happened to other families, here in Georgia and across the country. I know that SWAT teams are breaking into homes in the middle of the night, more often than not just to serve search warrants in drug cases. I know that too many local cops have stockpiled weapons that were made for soldiers to take to war. And as is usually the case with aggressive policing, I know that people of color and poor people are more likely to be targeted.  I know these things because of the American Civil Liberties Union’s new report, and because I’m working with them to push for restraints on the use of SWAT.

A few nights ago, my 8-year-old woke up in the middle of the night screaming, “No, don’t kill him! You’re hurting my brother! Don’t kill him.” How can I ever make that go away? I used to tell my kids that if they were ever in trouble, they should go to the police for help. Now my kids don’t want to go to sleep at night because they’re afraid the cops will kill them or their family. It’s time to remind the cops that they should be serving and protecting our neighborhoods, not waging war on the people in them.

I pray every minute that I’ll get to hear my son’s laugh again, that I’ll get to watch him eat French fries or hear him sing his favorite song from “Frozen.” I’d give anything to watch him chase after his sisters again. I want justice for my baby, and that means making sure no other family ever has to feel this horrible pain.

Alecia Phonesavanh is the mother of Bounkham Phonesavanh, nicknamed “Baby Bou Bou.” She and her family live in Atlanta. For more information about Bou Bou, go to

Posted 4 weeks ago


Hello tumblr.

I’ve noticed that a lot of y’all are really into the hit Netflix show Orange is the New Black. Now, I’m not going to bore you with any prison abolitionist rant here. I just have a request.

You know how Miss Claudette doesn’t get letters? How Tricia says that her friends used to write her a lot in the beginning but tapered off? How Piper mentions that the only mail she got that week was a card from her grandma? Well these are all fairly accurate things for real prisoners.

If you love this show and your heart hurts for them, that’s fine. Just please consider taking the time to get a prisoner penpal.

There are hundreds of lists of prisoners who need penpals. One of the best resources in the world is black and pink’s database of queer and trans prisoners. That’s at:

I could go on and on about how important this is, but if you’ve watched OITNB, you should already know. Please consider sharing just a few minute of your life every month with someone who could really use it.