Ello's World

Be the hero of your own story

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chibird:

No one should be left without a kind heart to listen to them. If you’re happy to listen to people, feel free to let your followers know! I always try to respond thoughtfully, and I will do my best to reply to any incoming messages.

chibird:

No one should be left without a kind heart to listen to them. If you’re happy to listen to people, feel free to let your followers know! I always try to respond thoughtfully, and I will do my best to reply to any incoming messages.

(via isanah)

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A Way Back From That Hurt

roxanegay:

It has rained all day. It is dark outside. I don’t mind. It seems appropriate.

I wrote an essay for The New York Times about the beach. It’s humor. I mention this because I have already received an e-mail, from a stranger, explaining to me why I am wrong about the beach. Thank you.

Here is…

Brilliant!

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lickystickypickyshe:

The Turkish company Pugedon has recently introduced a vending machine that’s an innovative way to help both the environment and our furry friends. It releases food for the city’s stray dogs and cats every time a plastic bottle is deposited, and it allows people to empty their water bottles for the animals as well.

This wonderful service operates at no charge to the city because the recycled plastic pays for the cost of food. So, with a little financial investment, the simple machines do a lot of good. They provide a steady source of sustenance to the animals, many of which rely on caring residents to regularly feed them. It also encourages people to make a habit of recycling and help conserve our environment for future generations.

(Source: mymodernmet.com, via laughterkey)

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poeticrican:

grrrls-fighting-back:

"My name is Michael Hunter. I was diagnosed with leukemia in June 2013 & was told on June 11, 2014 that I only have a few months left to live if I can’t find a donor. Please help me with my biological family or a donor match! I was born in Columbus, OH 3/1/1985 at Doctor’s North Hospital and given the name Christopher Brown. Please share"
Michael is a friend, I’m asking that you all take the time to share this. He desperately needs a bone marrow donor and there is very limited number of African American donors. Without a donor Michael is going to die.
Michael was adopted and does not know his birth family. We know he has a half brother but have no information about him.
He does not specifically need an African American Donor but because of all of the things that factor into finding a match (blood type, dna tissue etc.) , someone of similar descent is more likely to be a closer match.
If anyone knows anything about Michael’s birth family or if you would like to see if you are a match, please privately message me. I can put you in touch with him and his caregivers directly!
We hope through spreading awareness we can either find his birth family whom he does not know or find a donor match. Michael lives in the Cincinnati, OH area. Please dont just like this or scroll past. Please share this! You could save his life!

BOOST. Its so hard for Black people to find donors.

poeticrican:

grrrls-fighting-back:

"My name is Michael Hunter. I was diagnosed with leukemia in June 2013 & was told on June 11, 2014 that I only have a few months left to live if I can’t find a donor. Please help me with my biological family or a donor match! I was born in Columbus, OH 3/1/1985 at Doctor’s North Hospital and given the name Christopher Brown. Please share"

Michael is a friend, I’m asking that you all take the time to share this. He desperately needs a bone marrow donor and there is very limited number of African American donors. Without a donor Michael is going to die.

Michael was adopted and does not know his birth family. We know he has a half brother but have no information about him.

He does not specifically need an African American Donor but because of all of the things that factor into finding a match (blood type, dna tissue etc.) , someone of similar descent is more likely to be a closer match.

If anyone knows anything about Michael’s birth family or if you would like to see if you are a match, please privately message me. I can put you in touch with him and his caregivers directly!

We hope through spreading awareness we can either find his birth family whom he does not know or find a donor match. Michael lives in the Cincinnati, OH area. Please dont just like this or scroll past. Please share this! You could save his life!

BOOST. Its so hard for Black people to find donors.

(via lauriehalseanderson)

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Anonymous asked: In your post about diversity in writing; you wrote that not including POC is bad, but there are areas without POC. I still remember the surprised feel when I saw a person that wasn't pale like milk the first time in my life. I was already close to puberty. (Family was poor, so no travels abroad.) Writing about my home, my childhood or similar things would feel unnatural for me to have POC in them. I don't know how to feel about this, since I don't want them to feel left out.

Dear Anon,

I’m actually really glad you asked this question because I wrote this post before the WNDB campaign started. I would love to redo that post to change POC to include all marginalized people because LGBTQIA and people with disabilities and all different religious backgrounds come in all colors. So when I talk about adding diversity to everyone’s writing, I truly mean ALL diversity, not just POC. And I have a feeling that while you might never have seen a POC growing up, I’m sure you have met someone in your life who is underrepresented and needs a voice in literature.  So thank you for asking this question and letting me clarify this point. It is a really important one for me.

Best,

Ellen

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disneyvillainsforjustice:

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7.23.14

George Takei describes the moment when he and his family were sent to an internment camp.

"Another scene I remember now as an adult is every morning at school we started the day with the Pledge of Allegiance to the flag…there was the American flag flying over the camp but I could also see the barbed wire fence and the sentry towers pointing at us from my schoolhouse window as I recited the words ‘With liberty and justice for all’." - George Takei, The Daily Show (July 24, 2014). 

Full Episode (apologies, The Daily Show website does not have the best video player). 

To Be Takei documentary official website. 

- Mod Dawes Sr. 

(via mzchristie)