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pleatedjeans:

The mayor of Mississauga, Canada is a badass. via

Hazel McCallion, everbody.

92 years old,

34 years in office,

$0 in debt

$700 million in reserve

Eight prime ministers

One truck.

But women aren’t strong leaders… OH WAIT.

Now I’m sure somebody’s gonna tell me something but

  • supports a Palestinian state
  • supports Aids CHarities
  • told her city well if we cant get money y’all need to pay taxes and maintains a 76 approval rating
  • nick named Hurricane Hazel
  • and is so boss lady that she don’t run she’ tells  folks to give that money to charity

I will always reblog this lady.

This woman is officially my new hero.

In regards to the flooding in the GTA yesterday, she apparently said that she hasn’t seen rain like that since her neighbour Noah was building a boat.

She could all the US a thing or two!

stocking-fiend:

Being openly Trans is not always accepted, and sometimes can cause life changing injuries.

On 1/18/2014, I was attending a friends birthday party. I was dressed my best, having a wonderful time with a good friend and the birthday girl when all of a sudden Gangam Style started playing. We put down our hookah’s and headed for the dance floor to have some fun, just as it should be!

Rumors had been going around through the place that I was trans (FTM) and some people did not take too kindly to that. But, I thought nothing of it and made myself have a wonderful night.

Up until the end of the song. After busting a move and killing it on the dance floor, the last line of the song played and I was shoved hard into the dj booth and caused to loose my footing and land horribly wrong on my left leg. I had blacked out from the pain and was carried outside to see an ambulance in the parking lot.

I spent 7 hours in the ER having Xrays, shots of Morphine and my best friend by my side. I left to be told I had torn the ligaments and tendons in my leg. If you’re unaware of this injury, it can take months to heal. And I would know. 7 years ago it happened to my right leg so I have experienced this before as a child. The difference is, now I’m an adult. 

And this injury caused me to lose my job as a server leaving me with no income nor any way to pay for my bills and months of Physical therapy that I will have to endure.

I’m opening donations and commissions to help pay for all of my bills because in America, nothing is cheap nor is it easy. 

My paypal is theprinceisawake@Live.com and any donation will recieve a free drawing.

I also have set up a plan on Indiegogo!

http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/torn-ligaments-and-tendons-but-a-happy-heart/x/6118035

Even if you can’t help, please reblog and show your support. 

wired:

theatlantic:

Poverty Is Literally Making People Sick Because They Can’t Afford Food

Income inequality is making us sick.
Well, it’s not making all of us sick. Only the poorest of us. That’s what a new paper in Health Affairs by Hilary Seligman, Ann Bolger, David Guzman, Andrea López, and Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo found they looked at when people go to the hospital for hypoglycemia (low blood sugar).
The basic idea is that people struggling to make it paycheck-to-paycheck (or benefits-to-benefits) might run out of money at the end of the month—and have to cut back on food. If they have diabetes, this hunger could turn into an even more severe health problem: low blood sugar. So we should expect a surge of hypoglycemia cases at the end of each month for low-income people, but not for anybody else.
Read more. [Image: Reuters]


"In other words, poorer people don’t need more care at the end of the month for every kind of condition. Just the ones that get worse when you don’t have enough to eat.” [Emphasis added]
Poverty begets illness which begets medical bills which begets poverty. It’s a cycle, but it doesn’t have to be that way.

wired:

theatlantic:

Poverty Is Literally Making People Sick Because They Can’t Afford Food

Income inequality is making us sick.

Well, it’s not making all of us sick. Only the poorest of us. That’s what a new paper in Health Affairs by Hilary Seligman, Ann Bolger, David Guzman, Andrea López, and Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo found they looked at when people go to the hospital for hypoglycemia (low blood sugar).

The basic idea is that people struggling to make it paycheck-to-paycheck (or benefits-to-benefits) might run out of money at the end of the month—and have to cut back on food. If they have diabetes, this hunger could turn into an even more severe health problem: low blood sugar. So we should expect a surge of hypoglycemia cases at the end of each month for low-income people, but not for anybody else.

Read more. [Image: Reuters]

"In other words, poorer people don’t need more care at the end of the month for every kind of condition. Just the ones that get worse when you don’t have enough to eat.” [Emphasis added]

Poverty begets illness which begets medical bills which begets poverty. It’s a cycle, but it doesn’t have to be that way.

baljitksingh:

I started this project by being inspired by Jamie C. Moore's work. She photographed her daughter who dressed up as five amazing women who made their mark in history. And so, I decided to do the same and make it around women of the arts. 

As much as we are surrounded by art in every aspect of our life, the arts I believe doesn’t always get the recognition it deserves. From my personal experience at home, the idea of a career in the arts wasn’t a “real” job and was told it would get me nowhere…especially as a women. I wanted to help open up people’s minds and expand the term of what art is. Art isn’t just painting or photography but it can be everything from music to writing to performing. There are tons of unbelievable people in the arts but I chose these eight influential ladies who I feel can empower young girls everywhere.

- Baljit Singh

When Beyoncé Samples Your TED Talk, This Is What Happens to Your Book

queeniman:

brittaniebest:

metaphoric-jizm:

catchstds:

The History of Twerking

this gave me chills

*snaps* 

This Is on point!!

OMGGGG THEY SAID THE NIIKO IN SOMALIA

beautifulsouthasianbrides:

Editorial from Vogue India

I’d really love to just wear this every day. 

beautifulsouthasianbrides:

Editorial from Vogue India

I’d really love to just wear this every day.