Today you are you, that is truer than true.
#Beachday (Taken with Instagram at Saint Augustine Beach)

#Beachday (Taken with Instagram at Saint Augustine Beach)

random DC art

random DC art

lianamaris:

Things that cannot screen for breast cancer and things that can.
And for those who are yelling about PP not doing mammograms, “screenings” are not just mammograms.  ”Screenings” are also breast exams, which are the first line of defense. Those breast exams are done every time a woman has a pelvic exam, which she needs in order to get birth control or STI testing. Get it together. Semantics do not change the facts. 
For more information on supporting REAL pro-women organizations, check out this great article by Kaili Joy Gray.  

lianamaris:

Things that cannot screen for breast cancer and things that can.

And for those who are yelling about PP not doing mammograms, “screenings” are not just mammograms.  ”Screenings” are also breast exams, which are the first line of defense. Those breast exams are done every time a woman has a pelvic exam, which she needs in order to get birth control or STI testing. Get it together. Semantics do not change the facts. 

For more information on supporting REAL pro-women organizations, check out this great article by Kaili Joy Gray.  

A great teacher can offer an escape from poverty to the child who dreams beyond his circumstance. Every person in this chamber can point to a teacher who changed the trajectory of their lives. Most teachers work tirelessly, with modest pay, sometimes digging into their own pocket for school supplies - just to make a difference. Teachers matter. So instead of bashing them, or defending the status quo, let’s offer schools a deal. Give them the resources to keep good teachers on the job, and reward the best ones. In return, grant schools flexibility: To teach with creativity and passion; to stop teaching to the test; and to replace teachers who just aren’t helping kids learn.
President Obama (via apsies)

incognerdo:

Pretty neat article.

Our school has notoriously low parental involvement, which sucks just as much as helicopter parents. 

Calling home and getting the “they’re your problem until 3 PM” is a tough cookie to swallow.  We give parents the tools to be involved.  We call home with absences, give them access to student grades, and they still blame us for stuff that happens between 7 am and 3 pm.  I asked one parent how I can make their children care about school when it is clear their guardians can’t even bring themselves to do the same.  I was simply told it is my problem and was promptly hung up on.