micro-self

"I look up at your macro-skies, dark and enormous,
your handmade sky-jewelry,
Moon and stars mounted in their settings.
Then I look at my micro-self and wonder,
Why do you bother with us?
Why take a second look our way?"
[Psalm 8:3-4 MSG]

Twenty-something. I love Jesus and people and animals. Vegan. Scientist. Soon to be graduate student. My hobbies include baking, drinking tea, and cuddling my cats.



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When your brother-in-law kills an animal 500 feet from your house, and the rest of your family gets really excited about it :/

gcnjustin:

Okay, let’s get this straight, once and for all.

Christians are always going to be at odds with “the world” in certain ways. The Bible calls us to humility, sacrifice, and generosity, and there will always be people who will take advantage of that. There will always be forms of persecution…

Oh my gosh, he gets so much right here.

Many white Americans of good will have never connected bigotry with economic exploitation. They have deplored prejudice but tolerated or ignored economic injustice.
Martin Luther King Jr., “Why We Can’t Wait” 1964.  (via whitecolonialism)

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veganoptionfail:

The Onion knows what’s up. 

xenasocialjusticewarriorprincess:

ungrammaticholiday:

yggdrasilly:

christmasblogger:

Penguin falls down resulting in best sound ever [x]

oh my god

NOOOOOOO

"UGHHHH"

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micro-self:

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fagcity:

gnometeeth:

A possum broke into an Australian bakery and ate so many pastries it couldn’t move. This is how they found him.

I live for this post

whatever we’ve all been there

tru punx

Is that really what possums look like in Australia?

Okay. Did some research. Apparently Australian possums and American opossums are different. Who knew?

disjunct:

fagcity:

gnometeeth:

A possum broke into an Australian bakery and ate so many pastries it couldn’t move. This is how they found him.

I live for this post

whatever we’ve all been there

tru punx

Is that really what possums look like in Australia?

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vegan-pizza:

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I used to think vegans were joking about this, but literally 9 out of 10 people I talk to about being vegan say they “just couldn’t give up cheese.”

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wilderskin:

Supermodel Karlie Kloss was photoshopped to look less thin for a Numero campaign. There are so many things wrong with this.  Models are forced to be incredibly thin to fit a certain aesthetic, but when they do, they’re so emaciated that they have to be photoshopped to not look sick.

Robin Hardy, a former creative director at Vogue, has commented on the practice of photoshopping to cover up the aesthetic and health costs of extreme thinness:

At the time, when we pored over the raw images, creating the appearance of smooth flesh over protruding ribs, softening the look of collarbones that stuck out like coat hangers, adding curves to flat bottoms and cleavage to pigeon chests, we felt we were doing the right thing…

But now, I wonder. Because for all our retouching, it was still clear to the reader that these women were very, very thin. But, hey, they still looked great!

They had 22-inch waists (those were never made bigger), but they also had breasts and great skin. They had teeny tiny ankles and thin thighs, but they still had luscious hair and full cheeks.

Thanks to retouching, our readers… never saw the horrible, hungry downside of skinny. That these underweight girls didn’t look glamorous in the flesh. Their skeletal bodies, dull, thinning hair, spots and dark circles under their eyes were magicked away by technology, leaving only the allure of coltish limbs and Bambi eyes.”

Ahh I never new this got so much attention! Yay! This kind of thing getting awareness makes me so much happier than that other picture…

I’ve never heard of this before, but this is SO INCREDIBLY telling. We all know of models being photoshopped to look thinner, but in reality some of these people are so thin to the point of unhealthiness that people in power, not wanting to show the public what has been done to these models, purposely reverse-photoshop them to look healthier, because God forbid we be forced to come to terms with the overwhelming pressure we put on women to be thin.

Just….wow. Can’t even handle this right now. 

^From my personal blog, hopefully that made some sense and didn’t come across as problematic. 

This makes me cry.

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