Everything has its time...

Hello, my name is Caitlin, and life is weird

lotv:

I hope this makes some of you in a better mood. Because I’m feeling quite over the day. But this helps a bit. 

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nofreedomlove:

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"Image Credit: Carol Rossetti

When Brazilian graphic designer Carol Rossetti began posting colorful illustrations of women and their stories to Facebook, she had no idea how popular they would become. 

Thousands of shares throughout the world later, the appeal of Rosetti’s work is clear. Much like the street art phenomenon Stop Telling Women To Smile, Rossetti’s empowering images are the kind you want to post on every street corner, as both a reminder and affirmation of women’s bodily autonomy. 

"It has always bothered me, the world’s attempts to control women’s bodies, behavior and identities," Rossetti told Mic via email. "It’s a kind of oppression so deeply entangled in our culture that most people don’t even see it’s there, and how cruel it can be."

Rossetti’s illustrations touch upon an impressive range of intersectional topics, including LGBTQ identity, body image, ageism, racism, sexism and ableism. Some characters are based on the experiences of friends or her own life, while others draw inspiration from the stories many women have shared across the Internet. 

"I see those situations I portray every day," she wrote. "I lived some of them myself."

Despite quickly garnering thousands of enthusiastic comments and shares on Facebook, the project started as something personal — so personal, in fact, that Rossetti is still figuring out what to call it. For now, the images reside in albums simply titled “WOMEN in english!" or "Mujeres en español!" which is fitting: Rossetti’s illustrations encompass a vast set of experiences that together create a powerful picture of both women’s identity and oppression.

One of the most interesting aspects of the project is the way it has struck such a global chord. Rossetti originally wrote the text of the illustrations in Portuguese, and then worked with an Australian woman to translate them to English. A group of Israeli feminists also took it upon themselves to create versions of the illustrations in Hebrew. Now, more people have reached out to Rossetti through Facebook and offered to translate her work into even more languages. Next on the docket? Spanish, Russian, German and Lithuanian.

It’s an inspiring show of global solidarity, but the message of Rossetti’s art is clear in any language. Above all, her images celebrate being true to oneself, respecting others and questioning what society tells us is acceptable or beautiful.

"I can’t change the world by myself," Rossetti said. "But I’d love to know that my work made people review their privileges and be more open to understanding and respecting one another."

From the site: All images courtesy Carol Rossetti and used with permission. You can find more illustrations, as well as more languages, on her Facebook page.

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'Kill Your Curiosity' (haHAha I'm just filling this in from boredom as I know no-one would ever ask me anyway)

  • 1. Last kiss
  • Oliverrr
  • 2. Last phone call
  • I think it was my mother
  • 3. Last text message
  • Oliverrr
  • 4. Last song you listened to
  • ELO Mr Blue Sky!
  • 5. Last time you cried
  • oooh Saturday, Sunday, Monday, think I survived okay since then
  • HAVE YOU EVER:
  • 6. Dated someone twice
  • nope
  • 7. Been cheated on
  • noo!
  • 8. Self harmed
  • nope
  • 9. Lost someone special
  • oh yes I have, my grandad's loss is still hitting me hardest
  • 10. Been depressed
  • yes. and it's crap.
  • 11. Been drunk and threw up
  • once, wasn't fun
  • THIS YEAR HAVE YOU:
  • 12. had sex
  • hmm kinda haha
  • 13. How many people have you had sex with this year?
  • well wouldn't be anyone but Ollie
  • 15. Made a new friend
  • many a new friend, uni innit
  • 17. Laughed until you cried
  • I imagine so, definitely been with many people as they have!
  • 18. Met someone who changed you
  • I think everything changes us, so I'd say yes
  • 19. Found out who your true friends were
  • I found out who would still talk to me at uni, but I don't think that means others weren't true friends
  • 20. Found out someone was talking about you
  • probably many a time!
  • 26. What did you do for your last Birthday
  • revised for my exam the next day -.- saw Maya though, and my sister the day after, and then a while later Ollie gave me a birthday week which was cute, and eventually saw my family
  • 27. What time did you wake up today
  • half ten.... but then I had second sleep
  • 29. Name something you CANNOT wait for
  • would have been steam show but that's just gone. Eventually being free to see my friends I guess
  • 30. Last time you saw your all of your siblings at the same time
  • about 1.5 minutes ago
  • 31. What is one thing you wish you could change about your life
  • my anxiety issues, and however lamely, having to live far away from Ollie during term time
  • 32. What are you listening to right now
  • Doctor Who (Fear Her) on da telleh
  • 33. When is the last time you had sex?
  • bit nosy eyyyyyy
  • 34. Who's getting on your nerves right now
  • right now I think I'm all good actually
  • 35. Most visited webpage
  • facebook like a loser
  • 36. Favorite colour
  • red!!
  • 37. Nicknames
  • oh many, mainly variations on my name (Caity, Linny, CaityCurly etc) but also some random, like Wimpy
  • 38. Relationship Status
  • Taken yo
  • 39. Zodiac sign
  • Aquarius
  • 40. Male or female
  • female
  • 41. Primary school
  • St Mary's
  • 42. Secondary School
  • ABK
  • 43. High school/college
  • Medina/ Island Innovation
  • 44. Eye color
  • Brown
  • 46. Height
  • 5'3''
  • 47. Do you have a crush on someone
  • Oh I guess I quite like Ollie ;)
  • 48. What do you like about yourself
  • Intelligence I guess. And that I don't give in to pressure or social norms unnecessarily
  • 49. Piercings
  • ears, it hurt
  • 50. Tattoos
  • never, ow
  • 51. Righty or lefty
  • right
  • FIRSTS:
  • 53. First piercing
  • ears at like 14, no more
  • 54. First best friend
  • girl called Kaya at 3/4 haha, then Elizabeth, then Harry, they all left one by one (but years later Harry came back!)
  • 55. First hookup
  • I don't really get it, but I imagine Ollie only
  • 56. First TIME THE NUMBERS DON'T FOLLOW, HOW HORRIBLE (and it isn't even the first time)
  • RIGHT NOW:
  • 59. Eating
  • I am not, but I am hungry and can smell dinner!
  • 60. Drinking
  • I have no drink
  • 61. I'm about to
  • have dinner hopefully!
  • 62. Listening to
  • Doctor Who, you already asked
  • 63. Waiting for
  • food! and not being in a long distance relationship most of the time, and to hug my friends
  • YOUR FUTURE:
  • 64. Want kids?
  • I do indeed
  • 65. Get married?
  • yes please
  • 66. Career
  • mad scientist! changing the world for the better
  • WHICH IS BETTER:
  • 67. Lips or eyes
  • eyes
  • 68. Hugs or kisses
  • hugs
  • 69. Shorter or taller
  • taller
  • 70. Older or Younger
  • either
  • 71. Romantic or spontaneous
  • they're not exclusive surely
  • 72. Nice stomach or nice arms
  • not bothered, so long as the arms hug me and the stomach is healthy
  • 73. Sensitive or loud
  • sensitive (but not too quiet)
  • 74. Hook-up or relationship
  • relationship
  • HAVE YOU EVER:
  • 76. Kissed a stranger
  • nope
  • 77. Drank hard liquor
  • I suppose (I am clueless)
  • 78. Lost glasses/contacts
  • never for good, but for short times often
  • 79. Had sex
  • how many times
  • 80. Broken someone's heart
  • I suppose in small ways
  • 82. Been arrested
  • course not!
  • 83. Turned someone down
  • yas
  • 84. Cried when someone died
  • oh so much
  • 85. Fallen for a friend
  • I'd say so
  • DO YOU BELIEVE IN:
  • 86. Yourself
  • not as much as I should
  • 87. Miracles
  • I wish more so they were possible
  • 88. Love at first sight
  • to some degree I guess you can judge if a person could be good, but not really, as things need to develop to find out
  • 89. Heaven
  • yes
  • 90. Santa Claus
  • of course
  • 91. Kiss on the first date
  • if you wanna of course!
  • 92. Angels
  • no, I don't think so
  • 93. How would you label yourself?
  • without labels, people don't need to be labelled to be themselves, it's stupid
  • 94. Someone you pray everyday for?
  • my grandad. Though I suppose in some ways it's more praying to him
  • 95. Did you sing today ?
  • I probably sing at least some parts of songs every day
  • 96. Who from all your exs have you cared the most about?
  • I have not a single ex
  • 97. If you could go back in time, how far would you go?
  • If I could find why I am sad I would go there to change it. But otherwise I wouldn't
  • 98. Out of everything in the world what do you wish for?
  • I wish for peace and I wish for happiness. For myself and for the world
  • 99. Are you afraid of falling in love?
  • I was, but when it happened it was wonderful
  • 100. Do you like the way you look?
  • I have no reason not to. It should dictate nothing. But sometimes it can be hard

I’m rather fed up of never really feeling okay

oodwhovian:

Had Christopher Eccleston and Billie Piper not done so well in the first series there wouldn’t be a 10th, 11th or 12th Doctor. Respect the first series and don’t skip it. 

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