anyone who makes you feel guilty for your happiness or who mocks the things that you’re proud of is manipulative and emotionally abusive and you don’t owe them shit
Protip: If someone ever tries to invalidate your emotions, go into an “invalid” rage and bite their face off.
sometimes I forget that Americans have to pay for university upfront like what the fuck is that are u guys ok
No we’re not okay.
We’re not okay at all.
I’ve had just about every advantage thrown my way for someone in my tax bracket and my family still has a hard time affording my college education.
I can’t imagine how many people are denied the opportunity not because of talent but because of injustice.
Hermione must have had a crazy good time when she went back to Hogwarts to do her final year, all that library time without having to worry about Harry’s imminent death or whether him and Ron were going to fail every single subject they were taking, like it must have been pretty fucking blissful
Anonymous asked: Did you admire any of the people who went to your high school?
Yes! I still do :) Really all of my friends were friends in part because they showed me a side of themselves that was somewhat wounded — like we all are, to some extent — but still persevered, still did their best to be awesome. I couldn’t talk about everyone, but here are a few people who I either really admire and/or have I have interesting reasons for.
Olivia. She was not (and, I imagine, still isn’t) perfect by any means, but considering that I was one of the friends she felt closest to and I treated her like shit, she was clearly given the short end of the stick a lot of the time. I miss her.
Tori. Anyone who knew me in highschool needs no explanation.
Simon. Simon also put up with a lot of shit. He was always really nice to us — he’d let us crash at his place, hang out, drive people places. A chill dude, lots of talents, boundless energy, works his butt off. I’m honestly surprised he’s not crazy.
David Dereak. A drama king? Yes. Loved the center of attention? Absofuckinglutely. But even though being gay and different helped him get a lot of attention, it takes a lot of guts to own your sexuality like he does. He definitely faced a lot of “bad press”; I think his confidence is what won anyone who needed winning over.
There were lots of studious kids like Kevin B. and Mike M. who were really smart, but didn’t have quite the natural knack for school that I used to.
I’ve been trying to finish this for a while, and i’m just gonna stop. I could easily list several more.