If you need an aunt to visit, I live in Southern California. If you need a ride, an escort, someone to go with you to a doctor's appointment, I'm your aunt. If you need a care package, I'll put one together for you. If you just need to talk, I am here for that too.
okay i normally don't like to ask this- but due to life sucking and I am very low on money- can anyone help me out? I need to get some food and I don't have the money to support that at the moment- if anyone can help please do. Maybe like 20 bucks or so..?
You can help here if you can. If not can you spread this around?
I know!!! It made me so happy to see my two favorite characters interact like a family. 💕
The Five and Klaus interactions were amazing this season. It made me so happy. Klaus whining ‘no Five don’t leave’ Five responding ‘No Klaus, I’m leaving’, Five giving the karaoke mic to Klaus and choosing him for the duet, sitting at the bar and talking over each other about their recent, respective experiences. They were just always ready to talk and/or listen to each other. And the best example of that was that road trip, which was one of my favorite parts of the whole season.
I mean aside from ‘We’re gonna crash!’ ‘I don’t care! No twine no birth mother!’ which was fucking gold, the moment where they’re at the ball of twine and they just take a moment to talk was so touching. Five asks Klaus about his birth mother. He’s genuinely interested in what he has to say and his reasoning behind the trip. And by the end of the conversation, Klaus tells Five he’s glad he came along and he’s a good brother. And he is. It was so nice to see Five finally be appreciated, and by his soft expression, he felt good about it too.
This season seemed to have less fight scenes for the sake of exploring what family truly is, and it started with that scene of Five and Klaus. They talk over each other a bit, but together they end with ‘What’s the point?’. Because they understand. They’re on the same page.
Also…this trip is when we see Five genuinely smile for the first time in a bit, so I just loved it so much. Klaus going ‘Love you too little dancer!’ also deserves an honorable mention. That whole scene just. Had me in my fucking feels.
i know that a lot of people on tumblr aren't here for current events and largely use it for escapism but for the people who live in the US, the overturning of roe v wade is a HUGE deal. people are going to die - marginalized people who aren't rich and white and can't afford to have safe abortions or to leave the country.
not only that, but this is just the start. clarence thomas is already talking about overruling things that prevent states from banning contraceptives and queer sex and marriage. we are fucked unless some sort of revolution happens but this country is so set in its ways of "just vote" and demonizing any sort of actual movements for change that there feels like little chance this will happen.
please pay attention. donate money towards abortion funds when you are able to, donate to bail funds for those protesting these bans.
helpful reminders + ways to support abortion seekers in the US right now
some thoughts/reminders based on what i’ve seen on social media today:
this decision doesn’t just impact women! it impacts anyone who has a uterus! say what you mean and mean what you say, your words have weight and meaning! (glad we could clear that up)
grieving is normal. having big, messy, unwieldy feelings is normal. taking the time to recognize and sit in those emotions is important. wanting to protest is good. wanting to change things is great. being in touch enough with your emotions to recognize that you’re experiencing trauma is just as important.
everyone processes differently. my reaction may not look like your reaction, and yours might not look like the reactions of your friends/family members. many people have jobs/situations that preclude them from taking the sort of actions they’d like to in response to this/other social injustices they’ve seen recently. hold space for those people, the people sticking it out in places where they can’t speak their minds for the sake of creating a better place for those who come after them.
the people in the U.S. didn't ask for this. CNN polled americans after the draft opinion leaked in early may, and at the time 59% of respondents said that they'd support congressional legislation codifying nationwide abortion rights. I know it's easy to make fun of the U.S. by calling us a dumpster fire or saying you're glad your country didn't do this, but know that there are real people on the other side of the globe from you who are reeling from the whiplash of swiveling their gaze between children being gunned down in their schools and the supreme court attempting to delegitimize reproductive rights. it's not a joke for them, particularly not for those who fall into multiple minority communities and will now be facing the brunt of this ruling head-on in more ways than one.
for fucks sake. donate to abortion healthcare providers. not just PP (we love them too, but the smaller ones need the most help). learn how to support yourself/your friends in the event that you need to get an abortion and don’t live in a state where it’s protected. spend time/money investing in the protection of the rights of the groups that found out halfway through the morning that they have fewer rights than family members only one generation above them. grieve with them. care for them. act just as loudly as your words and posts.
Some helpful links re:putting your money where your mouth is below the cut
National Abortion Federation (the largest national, toll-free, multi-lingual Hotline for abortion referrals and financial assistance in the U.S. and Canada, providing callers with accurate information, confidential consultation, and referrals to providers of quality abortion care)
National Network of Abortion Funds (direct donation to over 90 local abortion providers, allows you to customize your donation amount + direction)
The Abortion Privacy Guide (how to safely search for abortion access from a device)
Abortion Finder (comprehensive directory of verified abortion service providers)
Repro Legal Helpline (help with specific, legal questions about an abortion experience)
Mayday Health’s Twitter Thread and Plan C (directions on how to request abortion pills for at-home abortion access)
Donations4Abortions (resource to help you find local funds to support from state to state)
Indigenous Women Rising (abortion fund for all indigenous people who are seeking abortion services)
The Brigid Alliance (national abortion fund that arranges/funds all aspects of the abortion process no matter where the person seeking the abortion is located)
I Need An A (provides personalized, up to date info on how to get an abortion)
MA Hotline (licensed healthcare providers to answer medical questions during an at home miscarriage/abortion)
Exhale Pro-Voice, Connect and Breathe (post-abortion counseling services)
Reprocare (emotional support during medical abortion process)