(If you want something tagged, or to talk, or anything, go ahead and ask!)
Natalie Dormer for Face Up'Face Up' is part of the charity's global Because I Am A Girl campaign, which aims to champion girls' rights across the world. Through it, Plan hopes to ensure that all girls can live safe from violence, gain an education, marry who they wish and have their voices heard. The primary focus of the campaign is to end Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) and prevent child marriage in a generation. Currently, more than 3.5 million girls are at risk from FGM across the globe, and a young girl is forced into marriage every two seconds. (x)
since it’s almost october aka halloween month i just wanna remind people to take extra care to tag things like horror, blood, gore and other halloween related things for those of us who don’t deal well with a lot of those
also spiders. tag your fucking spiders.
Biology’s cruel joke goes something like this: As a teenage body goes through puberty, its circadian rhythm essentially shifts three hours backward. Suddenly, going to bed at nine or ten o’clock at night isn’t just a drag, but close to a biological impossibility. Studies of teenagers around the globe have found that adolescent brains do not start releasing melatonin until around eleven o’clock at night and keep pumping out the hormone well past sunrise. Adults, meanwhile, have little-to-no melatonin in their bodies when they wake up. With all that melatonin surging through their bloodstream, teenagers who are forced to be awake before eight in the morning are often barely alert and want nothing more than to give in to their body’s demands and fall back asleep. Because of the shift in their circadian rhythm, asking a teenager to perform well in a classroom during the early morning is like asking him or her to fly across the country and instantly adjust to the new time zone — and then do the same thing every night, for four years.
Protect nonbinary teens at all costs because literally everyone is constantly invalidating their identities or policing their gender and gender expression.
You go, nonbinary teens. Continue being majestic and wonderful and you in your gender journey.
things to never make fun of:
- mental illnesses
- eating disorders