Annabeth's voice caught on the word friend. Percy was a lot more than that. Even boyfriend really didn't cover it. They'd been through so much together, at this point Percy was part of her--a sometimes annoying part, sure, but definitely a part she could not live without.
ummmmm i was not having a very good day and i was stuck in a loop for most of it, but i finally got going a few hours ago and managed to bring some recycling out to my car and cook some mac and cheese and do laundry
i texted with my cousin earlier today and it was nice to hear from her. i haven’t seen her in a while, and she said i can come over whenever i feel ready, and that made me happy
my favorite thing in the world is how every single human culture, together or independently, created its own version of Pancake. everyone took one look at frying pans and were like “holy shit i have the BEST idea”
Something I don't think I've ever seen discussed much:
The intersection of poverty & fatphobia is fucking hell. I have literally been told that periods of food insecurity and malnutrition were "blessings in disguise" so I could "use up some of that fat."
People in poverty are often fat, and food insecurity is a massive concern when you're impoverished--but all people see is the fat. It's somehow funny when fat people are desperate for food and clean clothes and hygiene items.
If you stink because it's been months since you could do laundry? People act like the smell is because you're fat. If your hair is dirty because you can't access a shower, people act as if you're dirty because you're fat. If you're starving, people will look at your stomach and assume it must actually be digesting a feast, just because you're fat.
Fat poverty is scary, brutal, and doesn't really seem to get much visibility, because the stereotype of what impoverished and hungry people looks like tends to skew waifish.
reminder that things like carbs and fats and oils--those are GOOD things. those are valuable things that have served humans well for thousands of years. those are fundamental things that keep us alive and healthy. the issue is that our current food system gives us unprecedented access to those foods, and not enough access to the other types of foods we need to balance them out. a balanced diet is a diverse diet.
most of us don’t need to eat less, we need to eat differently. and the diets of millions of individuals--that’s not a reflection of personal choice, that’s a reflection of our food systems, and the governments and corporations that control them. if you want people to make better choices, first give people access to better choices.