We had a lot of trouble with western mental health workers who came here immediately after the genocide and we had to ask some of them to leave.
They came and their practice did not involve being outside in the sun where you begin to feel better. There was no music or drumming to get your blood flowing again. There was no sense that everyone had taken the day off so that the entire community could come together to try to lift you up and bring you back to joy. There was no acknowledgement of the depression as something invasive and external that could actually be cast out again.
Instead they would take people one at a time into these dingy little rooms and have them sit around for an hour or so and talk about bad things that had happened to them. We had to ask them to leave.
~A Rwandan talking to a western writer, Andrew Solomon, about his experience with western mental health and depression.
From The Moth podcast, ‘Notes on an Exorcism’. (via jacobwren
(Source: facebook.com, via spiralred)
Vampires who look and dress like fourteen-year-old budding goth kids because no one will ever believe that they’re actually vampires, no matter what they might see or hear.
Vampires wearing bad plastic fangs and tacky red contacts everywhere they go and telling people to call them things like “Lord Bloodfang McDarkness the Third” and “Salacia, Mistress of the Night”.
::falls over laughing::
I really love this. O_O Harry Potter inspired floating candles. These were made from paper towel rolls and battery LEDs. So insanely easy! The link has TONS and tons of ideas for an entire Harry Potter themed party, including menu ideas and lots of DIY decor. Definitely worth checking out. See it all here.
AAAAAAH OMG kittythegrimm
"YOU’LL SEE!!!! THEY’LL ALL SEE!!!"
Mz 007- Important
I’ve listened to this at least 10 times since reading about it on For Harriet yesterday.
I’m so here for a fat black woman declaring herself important, exuding self confidence, and owning her truth.
Here for this movement!
this is hella catchy