I’m raising money to provide my plus-sized unhoused clients with warm clothing for the impending Chicago winter. Their size needs are almost entirely overlooked and they have virtually no access to what they need. If you cannot donate please share the post so we can get it in front of someone who can 🤍


    Walmart is recalling nearly 4,000 bottles from a line of aromatherapy spray products linked with a bacterial disease outbreak. A bottle of “Better Homes & Gardens Lavender & Chamomile Essential Oil Infused Aromatherapy Room Spray with Gemstones” tested positive for B. pseudomallei, a rare and sometimes deadly bacteria that causes melioidosis.



    Current as of October 22, 2021


    When I saw the headline I thought it would be something like Staph, not fucking Burkholderia pseudomallei. B. pseudomallei is put on the “tier 1 select agent” list because it has strong potential as a bioterror weapon. Also on that list are Bacillus anthracis (anthrax) and Yersinia pestis (black plague).


    I really appreciate the 20 dollar Walmart gift card in exchange for being exposed to that


    If you were exposed to this, don’t accept the gift card and definitely don’t sign anything. There is almost certainly going to be a lawsuit and Walmart’s lawyers might try to argue that the gift card constitutes a settlement and anyone who took it isn’t entitled to anything else.


    Recall Date: October 22, 2021

    The aromatherapy room spray was sold at about 55 Walmart stores nationwide and online at walmart(dot)com from February 2021 through October 2021 for about $4.

  • 84140411421 Better Homes and Gardens (BHG) Gem Room Spray Lemon and Mandarin
  • 84140411422 Better Homes and Gardens (BHG) Gem Room Spray Lavender
  • 84140411423 Better Homes and Gardens (BHG) Gem Room Spray Peppermint
  • 84140411424 Better Homes and Gardens (BHG) Gem Room Spray Lime & Eucalyptus
  • 84140411425 Better Homes and Gardens (BHG) Gem Room Spray Sandalwood and Vanilla
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    I am baffled and astonished at how the actual fuck the manufacturing process for some perfume with rocks in went wrong enough to produce an actual bioweapon. So yeah, this needs a lawsuit and a really serious investigation.


    I’m sorry Black Plague?

    As in The Bubonic Plague

    As in the very deadly disease that wiped out a quarter of Europe’s population?

    How the fuck does it get in ESSENTIAL OILS


    Not bubonic plague this time, fortunately - the bacteria in this one cause melioidosis, which is a nasty infection with symptoms similar to TB, which it’s often misdiagnosed as, and which can be fatal if untreated. The reason why I say “fortunately” is that it’s nowhere near as infectious as black plague - human to human transmission of melioidosis is pretty rare, and it’s usually caught by exposure to contaminated water. There won’t be an outbreak here if the product recall goes according to plan.

    This does make me suspect that something went very wrong with water treatment in the factory that made this, and makes me worry what other microbes might be in its products.

    Also: if you have these products, it’s really important that you take them back to the shops. Do not throw them in the bin or pour them down the sink, that’ll risk the bacteria getting into the water supply.

    the māori party has created a petition to change the official name of the country from new zealand to aotearoa. this is an incredibly important step in the verbal decolonisation of our whenua, of taking away the colonial name which was forced on us and giving us back the traditional te reo māori name which has important cultural meaning.

    anyone can sign the petition, its not just limited to people in aotearoa!! please sign and share, we need to show parliament that there is a real interest in returning our country to tangata whenua!!!

    I know hashtag campaigns/petitions are considered largely worthless, as advertisers are in charge of what gets made: but petitions like this can generate media interest and media interest can grow into more.

    This is one of the very few shows out there with a diverse cast, diverse characters, a queer-centric story filled with women of all stripes: a lesbian lead (who may or may not be immortal), a 300+ year old Army General kept young by a gaggle of "biddies" (think a shorter, militant Lady Dimitrescu), a Black woman president (Sheryl Lee Ralph is amazing), the general's former mentee-turned-terrorist-with-a-point (think Callisto from Xena), to her mentee, an orphan who rejects her training for true love.

    It's a huge story that, like Marvel's cinematic universe, has many connections that audiences will find familiar but new at the same time. From witches with mutant-like abilities, to alternate dimensional realities (a cloud-like mycelium is home to the souls of dead witches), this show has a lot of ambition, but needs time to unfold as it could.

    Give it a chance and help keep it alive.

    [I know lots of Clexas will see this: The 100 got seven seasons of insulting garbage to its queer fans; Motherland doesn't insult anyone. It's smart, dark, funny, clever and has a heart. Wayhaughts and Supercorps? These witches don't need brooms to fly and the supernatural elements are in line with all you've seen and more. Tomorrow night is the season 2 finale. I hope you can tune in and binge it on Hulu if not.]

    We deserve good things (sisterhood, found families, sentient fungi, girls kissing, anti-heroes, Captain Anacostia Quartmain). This is one of them.


    “Nondisabled people using amenities originally designed for disabled people does nothing but improve our lives”


    I feel like it shouldn’t be a hard one to figure out, but apparently it is:

    If an resource designed to cater to disability is limited, then don’t use it if you’re not disabled - like the limited number of disabled parking spaces or disabled toilets; if you use one, then someone who needs that resource won’t have access.

    But if a resource is not limited, then more use will encourage more production. So use it! Buy it! Gluten free food became cheaper and more widely available after it became a fad diet, and now it’s easier for coeliacs to buy the food they need. Stim toys like fidget cubes became widely available and common use when they became a fad.

    The less niche something is and the more commonly used something is, the easier it will become to obtain.

    Because of my last post. I really wanna advocate for disabled and chronically ill people like myself again.

    Don't give us unsolicited advice.

    If you wanna understand better

    This article sums it up pretty well

    Atlanta photographers Regis and Kahran Bethencourt think of themselves as “dream makers.”

    That’s because the couple makes kids’ wildest dreams come true in portrait shoots. The results are conceptual, highly stylized photos of children dressed as visions plucked straight from their imaginations.

    The Bethencourts hope the portraits transcend the typical images of beauty.

    “We get so many amazing ideas,” Kahran told NPR’s Morning Edition.

    Jhene Santana Brown, 15, a client from Providence, R.I., wanted to become a fairytale lion.

    “I just loved lions and my favorite movie is Narnia,” Brown said. “So I wanted it to be fierce but also soft and kind.”

    Twelve-year-old Whitcliff McKnight, a client from Smyrna, Ga., had a session that involved three distinct costumes. The inspiration: “renaissance man.” That’s what his mom calls him.

    “The first [portrait] comes from my love of travel and foreign languages and the arts,” McKnight said. “The athlete theme comes from the sports I play, including soccer and basketball. And the futuristic type of theme comes from my love of video games.”

    Mermaid: Alaya Barton                                

    The shoots are affirming, says Dr. Terica Barton of Tampa, Fla, whose 8-year-old daughter, Alaya, transformed into an underwater mermaid for her portrait. 

    “I think it’s absolutely important for little African American children and children of all races just because it shows them and highlights their beauty, it highlights their difference,” Barton said. “And sometimes it’s difficult in this country raising children that aren’t the majority and instilling in them the beauty and their differences and making them celebrate their differences and their culture.”

    General: D'Zion Thompson                                

    (left to right) Drummer: Evan “Jazz” Wright Futuristic Girl: Raine Douglas Futuristic Girl: Legend Pearl                                

    Albinism Awareness Activist: Ava Clarke                                

    That beauty is encapsulated in Glory: Magical Visions of Black Beauty, which features more than 100 photographs.

    “We really wanted to shatter the conventional standards of beauty for Black kids. We highlighted a variety of kids across the African diaspora,” Kahran said. “We bring to life past, present and future visions of Black culture.”

    Each child in the book has their own unique backstory: an 8-year-old who is already a neuroscience expert, a 10-year-old DJ and a little girl who learned to read at the age of 1.

    Activist: Trinity Simone                                

    Baroque Princess: Zoe Polley-Flowers Dolls: Naija Alcantra & Aileen Vasquez Lion’s Mane: Farouk James                                

    Futuristic Girl: Nevaeh Camara                                

    Cajun Barbie: Koryn Moore Reading Doll: Nailah Stallworth Little Miss Flint: Mari Copeny                                

    Pilot: Aa'Zion Dawkins   

    “We were noticing all these kids that we were running across on a daily basis who just didn’t have the platform,” Kahran said. “And so we definitely want to be able to use our platform to highlight them and highlight their excellence and highlight everything that they’re doing so that the world can see kind of this Black excellence on display.”

    And that is, simply put, Regis says, “being yourself unapologetically.”


    Guys my friends dog just hit by a car please please anything helps please



    I am following back anyone who dms me a donation receipt. Please if you can’t give at least spread this around, if they can’t get the funds they’ll have to put her down.

    😔 wish we could’ve gotten more of this wonderful cast

    So my fiancé and I set up a YouTube channel. We have a few videos so far. It’ll mainly consist of us doing drag makeup and conversations on various topics. There is also videos of past performances and videos we’ve made during Covid.

    So my fiancé and I set up a YouTube channel. We have a few videos so far. It’ll mainly consist of us doing drag makeup and conversations on various topics. There is also videos of past performances and videos we’ve made during Covid.

    So my fiancé and I set up a YouTube channel. We have a few videos so far. It’ll mainly consist of us doing drag makeup and conversations on various topics. There is also videos of past performances and videos we’ve made during Covid.

    So my fiancé and I set up a YouTube channel. We have a few videos so far. It’ll mainly consist of us doing drag makeup and conversations on various topics. There is also videos of past performances and videos we’ve made during Covid.