I'm surviving my own Apocalypse

My name is Sara. Im finding my way back slowly, but I know I will eventually get there.

June 15, 2014 at 8:12am
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imsorryimovedtoaidanturnerspants:

looksomewhereelse:

I was wearing this outfit today to a grocery store when I made a baby smile. I was wearing this outfit today when I threw my head back and laughed, when I sang in the car with my family, when I filled it with yummy food to keep it healthy.
I was wearing this outfit today to a grocery store when I overheard a woman telling her young daughter who was pointing and laughing that I would get what’s coming to me. I was wearing this outfit today when a woman told a man that it was the wrong kind of attention and that I was asking for someone to get me. I was wearing this outfit today when the same man stared at my body longingly and then agreed with the woman that I was asking for an attack.
I was not wearing this outfit when I was raped. I was wearing a size XXL hoodie and a pair of my mom’s sweatpants, much to the shock of the friend I told after, who asked what she’d been taught to ask: “What were you wearing?”. I feel so terrible for the little girl whose mother was teaching her at the grocery store that she deserved to be assaulted if she dressed comfortably for the weather, which was climbing above 80 degrees, or for an injury, which called for a brace and a boot that doesn’t allow room for long pants, or for her body, because it’s hers and she can put on it what she damn well pleases. I feel terrible for the man who will look me up and down as though I was a 5 for $20 steak deal he might purchase and will immediately after speak to a presumable stranger about the violent fate I deserved. I feel terrible for the woman with fabulous hair who feels she can express herself but refuses to let me do the same.
Summer is coming up. It’s hot outside. I have an injured ankle, and a tight boot and brace to wear on one leg. I will not dress uncomfortably to protect complete strangers who are so offended by an expanse of skin that they console themselves by predicting my next rape.
Stop perpetuating slut-shaming and thus perpetuating a culture of excused rape. Stop perpetuating slut-shaming and thus perpetuating a culture of insecurity, inherent shame, and body image distortion which can cause an innumerable amount of incredibly dark issues nearly impossible to overcome.
My body is mine, and I love it. It is the house I live in, with which I will someday create a family, with which I run and dance and hold the strong lungs I use to sing. I refuse to be ashamed of it for any reason, especially the reason being that this culture which glorifies sex and punishes those who have it, which encourages being sexy and then preaches that sexy girls ask for attack, has taught its people that my stomach is a sin.
Please think twice this summer before you choose to say anything at all to or about anyone who wears something they choose to wear. Please think twice before you say that a girl deserves to be raped for wearing shorts. Please try and catch yourself when you think things like that. Please be courteous and gentle and loving, and spend your effort tackling real problems. My stomach and legs are not a real problem.

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imsorryimovedtoaidanturnerspants:

looksomewhereelse:

I was wearing this outfit today to a grocery store when I made a baby smile. I was wearing this outfit today when I threw my head back and laughed, when I sang in the car with my family, when I filled it with yummy food to keep it healthy.

I was wearing this outfit today to a grocery store when I overheard a woman telling her young daughter who was pointing and laughing that I would get what’s coming to me. I was wearing this outfit today when a woman told a man that it was the wrong kind of attention and that I was asking for someone to get me. I was wearing this outfit today when the same man stared at my body longingly and then agreed with the woman that I was asking for an attack.

I was not wearing this outfit when I was raped. I was wearing a size XXL hoodie and a pair of my mom’s sweatpants, much to the shock of the friend I told after, who asked what she’d been taught to ask: “What were you wearing?”. I feel so terrible for the little girl whose mother was teaching her at the grocery store that she deserved to be assaulted if she dressed comfortably for the weather, which was climbing above 80 degrees, or for an injury, which called for a brace and a boot that doesn’t allow room for long pants, or for her body, because it’s hers and she can put on it what she damn well pleases. I feel terrible for the man who will look me up and down as though I was a 5 for $20 steak deal he might purchase and will immediately after speak to a presumable stranger about the violent fate I deserved. I feel terrible for the woman with fabulous hair who feels she can express herself but refuses to let me do the same.

Summer is coming up. It’s hot outside. I have an injured ankle, and a tight boot and brace to wear on one leg. I will not dress uncomfortably to protect complete strangers who are so offended by an expanse of skin that they console themselves by predicting my next rape.

Stop perpetuating slut-shaming and thus perpetuating a culture of excused rape. Stop perpetuating slut-shaming and thus perpetuating a culture of insecurity, inherent shame, and body image distortion which can cause an innumerable amount of incredibly dark issues nearly impossible to overcome.

My body is mine, and I love it. It is the house I live in, with which I will someday create a family, with which I run and dance and hold the strong lungs I use to sing. I refuse to be ashamed of it for any reason, especially the reason being that this culture which glorifies sex and punishes those who have it, which encourages being sexy and then preaches that sexy girls ask for attack, has taught its people that my stomach is a sin.

Please think twice this summer before you choose to say anything at all to or about anyone who wears something they choose to wear. Please think twice before you say that a girl deserves to be raped for wearing shorts. Please try and catch yourself when you think things like that. Please be courteous and gentle and loving, and spend your effort tackling real problems. My stomach and legs are not a real problem.

This. Spread this like wild fire.

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May 25, 2014 at 11:11pm
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juhubhealth:

Blow your MIND” Tomato Basil Pasta! - No Straining, just Stirring All you need: Pasta, Tomatoes, Veggie Broth, Olive Oil, and Seasonings (details below)Throw it all in the pot, INCLUDING the uncooked Pasta, and cook! - Bring it to a boil, then reduce to a simmer. The starch leaches out of the pasta and makes a rich, warm sauce for the noodles. The other ingredients cook right along with the pasta
Recipe Ingredients:12 ounces pasta (I used Linguine)1 can (15 ounces) diced tomatoes with liquid ( I used zesty red pepper flavor)1 large sweet onion, cut in julienne strips4 cloves garlic, thinly sliced1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes2 teaspoons dried oregano leaves2 large sprigs basil, chopped4 1/2 cups vegetable broth, about 2 regular size containers (regular broth, NOT low sodium)2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oilParmesan cheese for garnish or any vegan cheeseDirectionsPlace pasta, tomatoes, onion, garlic, basil, in a large stock pot. Pour in vegetable broth. Sprinkle on top the pepper flakes and oregano. Drizzle top with oil.Cover pot and bring to a boil. Reduce to a low simmer and keep covered and cook for about 10 minutes, stirring every 2 minutes or so. Cook until almost all liquid has evaporated – I left about an inch of liquid in the bottom of the pot – but you can reduce as desired .Season to taste with salt and pepper , stirring pasta several times to distribute the liquid in the bottom of the pot. Serve garnished with Parmesan cheese.Source

juhubhealth:

Blow your MIND” Tomato Basil Pasta! - No Straining, just Stirring 

All you need: Pasta, Tomatoes, Veggie Broth, Olive Oil, and Seasonings (details below)

Throw it all in the pot, INCLUDING the uncooked Pasta, and cook! - Bring it to a boil, then reduce to a simmer. The starch leaches out of the pasta and makes a rich, warm sauce for the noodles. The other ingredients cook right along with the pasta

Recipe Ingredients:
12 ounces pasta (I used Linguine)
1 can (15 ounces) diced tomatoes with liquid ( I used zesty red pepper flavor)
1 large sweet onion, cut in julienne strips
4 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
2 teaspoons dried oregano leaves
2 large sprigs basil, chopped
4 1/2 cups vegetable broth, about 2 regular size containers (regular broth, NOT low sodium)
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
Parmesan cheese for garnish or any vegan cheese

Directions

Place pasta, tomatoes, onion, garlic, basil, in a large stock pot. Pour in vegetable broth. Sprinkle on top the pepper flakes and oregano. Drizzle top with oil.

Cover pot and bring to a boil. Reduce to a low simmer and keep covered and cook for about 10 minutes, stirring every 2 minutes or so. Cook until almost all liquid has evaporated – I left about an inch of liquid in the bottom of the pot – but you can reduce as desired .

Season to taste with salt and pepper , stirring pasta several times to distribute the liquid in the bottom of the pot. Serve garnished with Parmesan cheese.

Source

9:53pm
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juhubhealth:

Blow your MIND” Tomato Basil Pasta! - No Straining, just Stirring All you need: Pasta, Tomatoes, Veggie Broth, Olive Oil, and Seasonings (details below)Throw it all in the pot, INCLUDING the uncooked Pasta, and cook! - Bring it to a boil, then reduce to a simmer. The starch leaches out of the pasta and makes a rich, warm sauce for the noodles. The other ingredients cook right along with the pasta
Recipe Ingredients:12 ounces pasta (I used Linguine)1 can (15 ounces) diced tomatoes with liquid ( I used zesty red pepper flavor)1 large sweet onion, cut in julienne strips4 cloves garlic, thinly sliced1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes2 teaspoons dried oregano leaves2 large sprigs basil, chopped4 1/2 cups vegetable broth, about 2 regular size containers (regular broth, NOT low sodium)2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oilParmesan cheese for garnish or any vegan cheeseDirectionsPlace pasta, tomatoes, onion, garlic, basil, in a large stock pot. Pour in vegetable broth. Sprinkle on top the pepper flakes and oregano. Drizzle top with oil.Cover pot and bring to a boil. Reduce to a low simmer and keep covered and cook for about 10 minutes, stirring every 2 minutes or so. Cook until almost all liquid has evaporated – I left about an inch of liquid in the bottom of the pot – but you can reduce as desired .Season to taste with salt and pepper , stirring pasta several times to distribute the liquid in the bottom of the pot. Serve garnished with Parmesan cheese.Source

juhubhealth:

Blow your MIND” Tomato Basil Pasta! - No Straining, just Stirring 

All you need: Pasta, Tomatoes, Veggie Broth, Olive Oil, and Seasonings (details below)

Throw it all in the pot, INCLUDING the uncooked Pasta, and cook! - Bring it to a boil, then reduce to a simmer. The starch leaches out of the pasta and makes a rich, warm sauce for the noodles. The other ingredients cook right along with the pasta

Recipe Ingredients:
12 ounces pasta (I used Linguine)
1 can (15 ounces) diced tomatoes with liquid ( I used zesty red pepper flavor)
1 large sweet onion, cut in julienne strips
4 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
2 teaspoons dried oregano leaves
2 large sprigs basil, chopped
4 1/2 cups vegetable broth, about 2 regular size containers (regular broth, NOT low sodium)
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
Parmesan cheese for garnish or any vegan cheese

Directions

Place pasta, tomatoes, onion, garlic, basil, in a large stock pot. Pour in vegetable broth. Sprinkle on top the pepper flakes and oregano. Drizzle top with oil.

Cover pot and bring to a boil. Reduce to a low simmer and keep covered and cook for about 10 minutes, stirring every 2 minutes or so. Cook until almost all liquid has evaporated – I left about an inch of liquid in the bottom of the pot – but you can reduce as desired .

Season to taste with salt and pepper , stirring pasta several times to distribute the liquid in the bottom of the pot. Serve garnished with Parmesan cheese.

Source

9:48pm
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its-easier-than-you-think:

Vegan Fried Potatoes with Veggies
Ingredients:
Small white & red potatoes
Broccoli
Carrots
Garlic
Celery
Salt & Pepper (lots!!)
Onion Powder
Cayenne peppers
Olive Oil
Instructions:
Chop potatoes into small quarters. Over medium heat, place 2 tablespoons of olive oil into a large frying pan. Add potatoes, stir occasionally. Chop carrots & celery and add to pan. Add chopped broccoli, salt, pepper, onion powder, & cayenne peppers to the potato mixture. Add a small amount of water to the pan if the mixture is sticking. Fry until potatoes & veggies are soft.
Enjoy :)

its-easier-than-you-think:

Vegan Fried Potatoes with Veggies

Ingredients:

  • Small white & red potatoes
  • Broccoli
  • Carrots
  • Garlic
  • Celery
  • Salt & Pepper (lots!!)
  • Onion Powder
  • Cayenne peppers
  • Olive Oil

Instructions:

Chop potatoes into small quarters. Over medium heat, place 2 tablespoons of olive oil into a large frying pan. Add potatoes, stir occasionally. Chop carrots & celery and add to pan. Add chopped broccoli, salt, pepper, onion powder, & cayenne peppers to the potato mixture. Add a small amount of water to the pan if the mixture is sticking. Fry until potatoes & veggies are soft.

Enjoy :)

April 7, 2014 at 10:38am
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Reblogged from modcloth
modcloth:

A colorful cake for your next party. 

modcloth:

A colorful cake for your next party. 

March 15, 2014 at 6:06pm
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Maybe CeCe has a Twin! →

pretttylittletheories:

It has been confirmed by Sasha Pieterse and Tammin Sursok that someone has a twin sister in the show (and it’s NOT Ali!).

What if it’s CeCe? The past few weeks everyone’s trying to figure out who’s in Ali’s grave, and a twin of CeCe’s makes sense!

Mrs. DiLaurentis didn’t actually identify the…

Shit makes sense, and the little girl that Hannah’s mom had seen on Halloween. That’s got a be the one that’s in the grave!

February 4, 2014 at 9:55pm
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January 27, 2014 at 12:27pm
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January 26, 2014 at 8:21am
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abimr95:

Diy on We Heart It.

abimr95:

Diy on We Heart It.

8:21am
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motleymakery:

Make this sturdy, lined 40-minute tote:
Free Pattern and Tutorial from The Purl Bee.

motleymakery:

Make this sturdy, lined 40-minute tote:

Free Pattern and Tutorial from The Purl Bee.