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Forgive me, readers, it has been some time since my last confession. If you are friended to me on the face book you will know that I have been moving house and beetling up and down to Brighton, to …
Alison Moyet - END of Event Hove 29th April 2014 -
The End Of night on 29th April was created with the express purpose of raising funds for Rise UK. http://www.riseuk.org.uk ‘End Of’ is the brainchild of Juli…
Thank you to everyone who has contributed to the preparations towards the event. End Of raised at least £12,000 for RISE, enabling them to continue to do the work they do supporting victims of domestic violence.
One of my dear friends has been struggling with a string of low spoons days lately, which inspired me to create this spoons meter so they could quickly and wordlessly convey how they were feeling that day. It works on a scale of 0 to 5, where five spoons means: “Hey, I’m feeling good! Let’s go out and see people and kick ass and crush the patriarchy!” and zero spoons means: “Spoon levels critically low - DO NOT ENGAGE”
I figured this might be useful for other spoonies struggling with chronic illness or disability, so I’m making it freely available! The meter itself is small enough to fit nicely in a blog description or anywhere else you may wish to conspicuously display your current spoons level.
You can download the full set here or check the user-friendly sidebar code here. It’s totally free to use (although, of course, credit and a note to let me know would be lovely!) Even if you don’t need this, please consider reblogging in case one of your followers might find it useful.
May all your spoons be polished and your silverware drawer be full! =3
My cruel stepmother's abuse cast a long shadow over my childhood -
Chrissie Thomas was five when her widowed father remarried – and her new stepmother began a relentless round-the-clock campaign of terror against her
Iraq poised to legalize marriage for girls as young as 9 -
The law ‘sets the ground for legalized inequality.’
Vanessa Austin Locke: End Of | The Latest -
“On 29 April 2014 Julie is calling time on domestic violence and raising money for Sussex-based charity RISE, which has had its funding cut. She’ll be doing this with the help of some of the hottest tickets in journalism, literature, film and TV, including Her Royal Womanness Caitlin Moran. Told you the ticket was hot!”
Sunday on the Riviera. Mid March, I suppose by now we’d be calling it spring. But, you know, there wasn’t a proper winter, so it’s sort of snuck up on us. And now, if it isn’t raining or cloud covered it’s blasting sunshine.
For the first time in a long time I took the dog up Tottenham Marshes, or at least just beyond the allotments and had a sit in the sunshine.
I hesitate to say I was…
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Clare's law letting women know if partner has abusive past rolled out -
Domestic violence disclosure scheme is rolled out across England and Wales on International Women’s Day
Good Morning, Sunshine!
Apparently this has been the wettest winter in 200 years. I’ve certainly been migraining more or less solidly since the August Bank Holiday, and the past couple of days of sunshine have been a welcome respite.
When I surface I take a look around at what is going on and hope to God there’s nothing I need to have done, need to be doing, should have done, ought to have done…
Yesterday I did a bit…
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END of Domestic Violence -
The fundraising event draws near… and we have 830 likes on the facebook page.
Come ahead and give us a like!
elaine4queen turned 5 today!
Thanks for all the likes, follows, reblogs etc. I know I don’t post a lot of original content apart from having my wordpress blog piped through here, but I still love my tumblr. So much so that I have another one which is the tumblr for my new blog about language http://mnemonicmujer.tumblr.com/ and I also made a tumblr last year for the upcoming event raising money for RISE, http://theendofproject.tumblr.com/
I hope that Yahoo don’t mess around with tumblr too much, it’s a lovely place and I’m glad to have spent the past 5 years following amazing people like darksilenceinsuburbia yama-boto workman, and Austin Kleon as well as many others.
July 23, 1967 - February 2, 2014
Crying crying crying.
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