¡Hola! Estoy aprendiendo español y necesito practicar mucho. ¿Puedes ayudarme aprendar? Solomente conoco un poquito y quiero aprender mucho mas!

So.... I got a perfect score on my final paper, so thank you all for helping with my research! I broke the data down a couple different ways and read several articles and studies, and what it comes down to is there is definitely a statistically significant increase in the number of people who are autistic and non-cisgender. How much varies by the study and the age of the participants, but it's definitely there.

For simplicity and to stick with the definitions, anyone not cisgender was put into the transgender category when I hashed the data.

Thank you again! I couldn't have done it without you!

Urgent question for #queer members of the Fediverse: Do you know of any resources for giving a presentation to small kids (1st and 2nd grade, to be precise) about #LBGTQ issues? I was asked by a local international school to do just this, tomorrow! This group of #children has already been introduced to concepts of #gender and different kinds of #families. I plan to read "What Riley Wore" to them, and maybe also "I Am Jazz!" and "Stella Brings the Family." #boosts appreciated! 💖

#Poppies in #stormy #weather. That was worth getting soaked through to the bone. Taken almost three weeks ago, but processing took a while (all are #panorama shots stitched together from up to 13 images)#photography #landscapephotography
Free wallpapers available via patreon and ko-fi.com/s/95559b16f6

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Apparently Adam "Batman" West was once asked on a TV programme why he had a fragrance added to his home heating fuel. He replied: "Because I'm very rich and I like the smell of cinnamon." #goals

From the comments to an IG post which featured this photo of Adam West, which I found most thought-provoking and which I offer up for your consideration. [CW: ec, half-naked Adam West – or your money back]

Does one of your cisgender relative became suddenly obsessed with transgender people? Do they talk about them all the time? Are they developing a fixation on trans people’s genitals? Did they start stalking people talking about transgender issues on social networks?
They may be suffering from Rapid Onset Transgender Obsession (ROTO).

My favorite O Brother, Where Are Thou? trivia is that George Clooney had his Kentuckian dad record all his lines so that Clooney could listen to and memorize them with the proper accent. When Clooney showed up for filming and started saying his lines, the Coens were like "dude what is wrong with you, why aren't you saying the swears?" and that is when Clooney realized his dad had substituted all the swears with gosh darns and shoots.

Hey there universe!

I'm working on data collection for my final project for my last class in my associate's degree in Sociology. I'm looking at the possible link between autism and gender, and I've set up a short, two question survey. It's completely anonymous and no personal data will be collected. Can you please take my survey, whether you're neurotypical or not, and whatever your gender? It would be really awesome if you shared my link too if you're comfortable doing so.


I did it you guys! I'll share the professional photos when I get them but (when I finish one 5 week class over summer) I am a college graduate! It's just two Associate's degrees but after 20 years of trying, I succeeded. I am so fucking proud of myself. Here's a terrible selfie I took with my mom at the grad walk. I can't wait for the next part of my journey in education!

Constant reader, it did not go well. He didn't allow them to anesthetize him at all and came home a few hours later without anything other than the pre-meds being administered.

Thursday we went back, this time with my mom and his brother Tejón. We spent a couple hours sitting on the floor in a big soft blanket hanging out like we were at home, talking, petting the boys, playing on our phones. We were finally able to calm him enough that they could place the IV catheter and anesthetize him for his dental procedure.

I spent way more than I wanted to but at least now I know how mouth and teeth are really strong and healthy and clean and his broken tooth isn't causing him pain.

The tech who handled him and took him into the treatment area almost made me cry because she treated him just like he was a scared little boy and not just a dog. She was so sweet to my scared pup.

If anyone in the Antelope Valley area of California needs a good small animal vet, Quartz Hill Veterinary is the best. They're not the cheapest but they are amazing and love your pets like they were their own.

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I took my doggo to the vet this morning to have a broken tooth pulled, check his other teeth, and trim his nails. He's terrified of the vet and was shaking like a leaf and lots of nervous drooling. I know he's in good hands but I'm still so anxious. His brother Tejón is upset and worried too. They're 5 years old and they've only ever been apart when they were neutered.

I graduated high school in 1999, so 23 years ago. I was really struggling with my mental health, my grades were shit, but I finished on time.

That fall I started going to my local jc studying automotive tech. Got a handful of classes under my belt but having to furnish my own project cars was too expensive so I dropped out.

2003 my school talked me into studying computer graphics, and said I would be super hireable. A $2400 loan, and I completed all my classes except one art class and my math requirement, which at that time was beginning algebra. I failed the math 6 times before I decided it wasn't worth the damage it was doing to my mental health.

Dropped out again. Was diagnosed with bipolar and borderline personality disorder. Took about a year before I got good about my meds but finally saw improvement.

5 years ago I started therapy. I met with my therapist who was amazing every week for a year. We worked through so many things, including my just ended 8 year relationship with a manipulative and emotionally abusive jerk.

3 years ago, I took my therapist's advice and started working with the Department of Rehabilitation to help build job skills. I haven't worked since 2008 because of my mental health. I started taking classes at a different jc with the goal of becoming a medical lab tech.

This March I found out I had been misled about the requirements to get into the MLT program and I didn't qualify to apply because I missed a B in one class by less than 1%. I met with a career counselor who took one look at my transcripts and asked if I had considered the social sciences instead because this whole time I've been taking Sociology classes on the side for fun with perfect scores. I've also been learning Spanish.

Anyway, to finish off this story, on June 2nd, I will be graduating with two associates degrees, and after I finish one 5 week summer class, I will be ready to move on to working on my Bachelor's degree in Sociology.

The math issue? I finished beginning and intermediate algebra, and statistics with good grades! I actually loved stats.... lol. My Spanish still isn't great, but in a pinch I can get by with it... lol.

I'm not sure what kind of work I'm going to look for when the time comes but I'm really excited that eventually I'll be qualified to help people, which is all I've really wanted.

If you're still reading, thank you for making it to the end. I never thought I would be here today. I picked up my cap, gown and tassle yesterday. I don't think I've ever been this happy in my life and i don't really have anywhere to share this, so here I am. 👩🏻‍🎓🎊🎓

Well... hi. I'm a Sociology major about to graduate at the ripe old age of 41 to transfer to CSUB and get my BA in Soc. with a focus on Social Work. I also make really cool stuff and have some amazing pets whom I love dearly. I'm also tattooed and pierced and am desparately trying to find a musical instrument I can actually play. Attached are my doggos in tattoo form.

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