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    Why I Did the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, Part II →

    Sometimes you just want to write a little update and then, oops, you write way more than that. Here are some thoughts I’ve had on the ALS ice bucket challenge since my first post last week.

    — 2 days ago
    #ALS  #ALS Association  #amyotrophic lateral sclerosis  #MND  #motor neuron disease  #Lou Gehrig's Disease  #awareness  #activism  #charity 
    A memorial, in three parts


    When a graduate student tells a professor how he’s doing:


    When you successfully field a question during your comprehensive exam:


    When someone hates on academia:

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    RIP Robin Williams.

    — 5 days ago with 63 notes
    I'm an Introvert →

    It took me a long time to be ok with being an introvert. But I’ve found that understanding my own needs have helped me with relationships, work, and family. “Hey world, I am what I am!”

    — 5 days ago
    #introvert  #introversion  #sensing  #thinking  #judgment  #ISTJ  #Myers-Briggs  #personality 
    ALS Ice Bucket Challenge →

    My fiancé did the thing! And there are cats. Don’t worry, the cats are fine. 

    — 5 days ago
    #ALS  #ALS Association  #ALS Ice Bucket Challenge  #ice bucket challenge  #awareness  #activism  #amyotrophic lateral sclerosis  #Lou Gehrig's Disease  #family 


    Janet Mock on Beyoncé’s feminism.

    We can be sexual, sexy and flawless while advocating and fighting and educating and uplifting and critiquing and challenging and giving and everything.

    Full video:

    (Source: thequeenbey, via lexcanroar)

    — 6 days ago with 31700 notes
    Why I Did the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge →


    I wrote this post explaining why I did the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. There are problems with the campaign, but it has also done a lot of good. In addition to the challenge, I donated a little to the ALS Association. I think you should, too. Because ALS sucks.

    UPDATE: on Thursday, The ALS Association had raised $4 million since the Ice Bucket Challenge began. Today, they’re at $11.4 million. That’s pretty damn excellent.

    — 6 days ago with 3 notes
    #ALS  #ALS Association  #ALS Ice Bucket Challenge  #awareness  #activism  #Lou Gehrig's Disease  #amyotrophic lateral sclerosis 

                                     Light ‘em Up, Up, Up, Up…


                                         Light ‘em Up, Up, Up, Up…

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    — 6 days ago with 14552 notes