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    Growing up with your starters

    Artist:  esasi8794 / Twitter


    The captions are also really cute, although they mostly describe what’s in each photo:

    Bulbasaur: Somehow, nomming on my clothes… has become a weird habit of theirs.

    Venusaur: That hasn’t changed now that they’ve grown, but they’re very gentle.

    Charmander: It’s my first attempt, but I made a plushie so that he wouldn’t get lonely.

    Charizard: That plushie seems to be his favorite even now.

    Squirtle: Squirtle’s a bit timid and hides behind me at the smallest things.

    Blastoise: Looks like they’re scared of the first Pichu they’ve seen. You’re not really hiding!


    This is adorable


    You forgot these!!!


    I’m disappointed that these were left out


    This Thread


    Read it.  Read it all.

    Like DAMN.




    The Uncle Ben logo is a real guy. He wasn’t named Ben. He was a waiter at s restaraunt some Ad Guy frequented, and they used his image for the brand without ever letting him see a penny of it. I don’t know whether the “uncle” part of his name is a slavery theowback like this person said, but that information wouldnae surprise me. Either way it’s an insanely fucked up story.


    This makes me so fucking infuriated and upset I fucking swear. Change did not come soon enough and there’s still so much to be done.


    "Stop scrolling and please help me spread the word, because if I've landed on your page you're most likely either a black woman or someone who cares about black women and the simple phrase I'm about to share could help save a black woman's life.

    Doctors are to black women what police officers are to black men. That may seem controversial but I believe it to be true and I speak from personal experience.

    If you've seen this TikTok you know that a 2016 study showed that 50% of medical students and residents thought that black people couldn't feel pain the same as white people.

    And we learned from this video that because of a 1999 study, to this day, there's a black correction factor for the creatinin levels in black people's kidneys, meaning we're less likely to recieve a kidney transplant if needed.

    So if you go to a doctor, feel you aren't getting proper treatment or they refuse the treatment you've requested, say to them the following:

    I will need you to document on record that you are refusing the treatment (or medicine) I've requested, and the reason you are doing so."


    This works. I have used it in other situations. If medical staff have to document and take responsibility and be on the hook legally for doing shady shit they behave much differently.

    If you weren’t already going to spread this advice because black women are at risk, then spread it because it’s applicable to everyone else as well, including you reading this.

    But particularly women, and especially black women.

    ‘Race and racism is a reality that so many of us grow up learning to just deal with. But if we ever hope to move past it, it can’t just be on people of color to deal with it. It’s up to all of us – Black, white, everyone – no matter how well-meaning we think we might be, to do the honest, uncomfortable work of rooting it out. It starts with self-examination and listening to those whose lives are different from our own. It ends with justice, compassion, and empathy that manifests in our lives and on our streets.’ — Michelle Obama