I forced Hamphrey into doing cosplay
Hey folks, this is not your typical post about incorrect quotes.
I want to address a serious issue today, and most of you probably know what’s been going on in the US.
The killing of George Floyd started another serious and necessary debate on Police brutality in the states. (And I think not just there. Every country is affected in some way or another.)
My heart doesn’t ache, no. My heart is bleeding and crying out of pain about what has been going on for days now. What people have been going through for years and years. This is not the first case of police brutality against POC, nor the second, and it probably isn’t the last one.
It happened so many times already that I can’t count them all. Our world has lost so many beautiful souls to this never-ending issue. Additionally to this, we lost so many brothers and sisters of color who were part of the LGBTQ+ community too. Even though it is pride month, I can’t enjoy and celebrate it as much as I want to.
But now is the time to act. Now more than ever!
We all have a voice, and I’m sure as hell using mine.
And I want you to do the same.
40 Ways you can help right now shows you different techniques and approaches to support the #blacklivesmatter movement in various forms.
Everyone’s able to do something. Even if you don’t have the money to donate, or you’re not from the US, share articles, draw attention to it in some way. Being silent about this puts you on the side of the offenders.
I understand that I will never understand. However, I stand with all of you!!!
Credit goes to @sfbucketlist on instagram for these 40 ways you can help right now.
HEALTH DISCLAIMER FOR PROTESTERS OR ANYONE PLANNING TO PROTEST:
Right now, protesting is extremely important in order for there to be change. Our voices - especially black voices - NEED to be heard. However, COVID-19 is still very prominent, with 1.85 million confirmed cases (and counting) in the United States as of June 1st.
While macing, tear gas, and rubber bullets defy the front facing dangers of protesting, the possibility of danger via illness shouldn’t be undermined. These posts serve as refreshers to STAY SAFE and prioritize not only your health, but the health of other protesters and close family as COVID continues to grow.
If you went to a protest or are about to go to a protest and are beginning to feel sick, STAY AT HOME.
Regular cold symptoms such as coughing, sore throat, headaches or congestion have the possibility of developing into COVID-19. As much as it sucks, isolate yourself for AT LEAST two weeks or until you’re certain you don’t have COVID to make sure you aren’t endangering other protesters and placing them at risk.
If you think you caught COVID and have current health conditions such as asthma or respiratory issues, call your healthcare provider. Ask for a VIRAL TEST.
If you have no gloves, even though it’s already a given, make sure to WASH YOUR HANDS for at least 30 seconds to a minute after EVERY protest you attend! COVID can live up to 24 hours on cardboard and up to two to three days on plastic and stainless steel!
If you do have gloves, wash your hands BEFORE and AFTER putting them on. According to WHO, a recent study demonstrated that 52.9% of glove removals resulted in contaminating either skin or clothing. By washing your hands before and afterwards, it doubles hand hygiene performance rates and reduces infections by up to 75-80%.
Try to minimize the usage of latex gloves! Their intended purpose is to be used ONCE while sterile and are known for cross-contamination and the spread of disease.
According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), facial hair such as stubbles, beards, mustaches or sideburns will get in the way of the face piece sealing surface on respirator masks. Anyone who plans to wear a respirator mask should shave to ensure a good fit!
Tight masks can also create skin irritation. It’s recommended to gently wash the face with soap and water, pat it dry, and apply a healing balm to try to decrease the possibility of abrasions!
Be sure to carry around alcohol-based hand sanitizer and wash your hands if given the opportunity!
If you’re unable to go out and protest, what you can do is:
- Spread the word online!
- Sign petitions!
- Call and text numbers such as FLOYD (55166)!
- Donate to organizations such as Reclaim the Block, North Star Health Collective, The Bail Project and countless others!
Stay safe and keep fighting! BLM!
with pride month starting soon i just want to remind americans that there are other countries in the world with different lgbt histories and rights. don’t generalize, don’t make assumptions and demands and don’t assume your country’s experiences are universal. some of us still lack the most basic human rights that western countries get to enjoy, thus being able to take the next step in demanding for further equality. we don’t have that. our lgbt communities don’t fuction like yours do, weren’t “founded” by the same people as yours. our internal and external struggles differ from yours, etc. so when you post something like GAY MEN ARE THE MOST PRIVILEGED GROUP EVER WHAT ABOUT TRANS WOMEN WHO GAVE YOU YOUR RIGHTS — do make sure to note how american this take is. thanks
I love Harv’s Island
bitches will bring a million things to do on a train ride or long car trip and then spend the entire time looking out the window and daydreaming. i’m bitches
bitches will plan a million things to do during self-isolation and then spend the entire time mindlessly scrolling through social media. i’m bitches
I didn’t know cheetahs meow I’ve always thought they roar my whole life has been a lie
Ok but the other one is purring so hard
If I ever don’t reblog this assume I’m dead
Fun fact: technically, because of its inability to roar and its ability to purr, the cheetah is not a ‘big cat’ (or Great Cat) - they are still classified as Lesser Cats.
Also you haven’t heard anything until you hear them cheep.