nonbinary people who are okay with gendered pronouns/names are still nonbinary and if a nonbinary person tells you they’re okay with gendered pronouns then it’s really not your place to say that their gender identity is less valid because of that, even if you yourself are nonbinary. Gender is different for everyone and there’s no “valid way” to be a certain gender the only validation you need is your own.
You can be proud of your sexuality and still in the closet for your own safety. Not everyone you know has to know that you’re not straight for you to be a ‘good’ queer/gay. Protecting yourself from homophobes is not ‘contributing to the issue’. Do not come out into a dangerous situation with no support network or without any financial independence. If you think someone might out you, don’t tell them shit.
I don’t care if it’s not actually a “trigger” by definition, if I post something that has content you are uncomfortable with, let me know and I will tag that shit so fast because I think everyone has the right to have an enjoyable time on this website, end of story.
Hey you guys, so Ms. Kaljo reached out to me on twitter about a predicament she seems to be stuck in. So I’m asking for a favor from all of my followers to help a fellow American hijabi sister out, and sign/spread this petition! It only takes less than thirty seconds to do it!
“Hi, everyone! My name is Indira Kaljo, and I am a 26-year-old professional basketball player. I started playing basketball in America at the age of nine after my family was forced to leave our home in war-torn Bosnia when my grandparents were murdered for being Muslim. My love for the game has allowed me the chance to get an education at Tulane University and to play professional basketball overseas.
I recently decided to wear a hijab full-time because I am so profoundly in touch with my faith at this point in my life. Unfortunately, I became very disheartened after learning that the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) bans the usage of head covering during competition.
I worked my entire life - and overcame incredible odds - to pursue my dream of playing professional basketball. Now FIBA says that I have to choose between my dream and my faith - a faith my grandparents died for. I find this policy to be incredibly discriminatory, and I started this petition to ask FIBA to remove its ban of headgear during games.
There are many talented players worldwide who have been unfairly denied the right to play in any FIBA competition. They’re also being denied employment opportunities. Take my friend Bilqis Abdul-Qaadir, the first female basketball player in NCAA history to wear a hijab. She’s an outstanding player, but she may never play basketball overseas due to this rule. It’s heartbreaking for me because she’s just another victim of this policy.
I have witnessed sport’s awesome power to transcend barriers, but FIBA wants to keep them up in this case. If I’m not allowed to wear a hijab, why are some players allowed to display tattoos of their faiths without discrepancy? Look, I want FIBA to follow FIFA’s lead here. FIFA had a two-year provisional period allowing for head covering in 2012 then ended its ban altogether in March. Why is FIBA so far behind in doing the right thing here?…”
“The national flower of Korea is the mugunghwa, • Unlike most flowers, mugunghwa is remarkably tenacious and able to withstand both blight and insects. • This word accurately reflects the enduring nature of Korean culture, and the determination and perseverance of the Korean people.”
Recently there has been word going around about a girl at one of Bangtan’s fan meetings in Europe who called Jimin some cruel things to his face during the hi-touch event. Although this claim has recently been debunked as a possible rumor, Jimin has faced these cruel and inaccurate comments since debut. It isn’t unknown among fans that Jimin often seems to struggle with confidence in himself despite being the handsome, talented, kind, and all-around beautiful individual that he is.
The 무궁화 (Mugunghwa) Project was created to give Jimin the love and encouragement that he deserves and that the fans feel for him, to reassure him of the effect and importance he holds to all of us. By completing this project, we hope to show our love and wish for Jimin to withstand the cruel and harsh comments and continue to grow and stand out like a beautiful 무궁화 flower.
To show that we hope for Jimin to have as much strength and endurance against difficult things as the 무궁화, we’ll fold pink origami flowers and write messages of encouragement on the inside or positive words that describe Jimin on the outer petals. When completed, you may email firstname.lastname@example.org and I will give you my address to send it so I can compile the flowers with the rest of the package.
origami tutorial(you do not need to use this exact tutorial as long as the origami is a lotus)
Write a letter to Jimin — it can be anything positive; his importance to you, his impact on your life as a fan, any encouraging words, whatever you’d like to say as long as it is positive. All letters will be monitored by me for appropriate content and then compiled into a message book. You can send letters and messages to email@example.com where I will give you a confirmation email that it has been received. Letters and messages may potentially be translated but it is not yet decided. Please make sure your message or letter is written in Korean or English. If you would like to write a hand-written letter, you may email firstname.lastname@example.org and I will give you my address to send it so I can compile it with the rest of the package.
baetan is in charge of this portion of the project.
The original post with directions on how to participate can be found here
“Overview: The video will hopefully be a huge compilation of fan videos, spliced together by yours truly and a couple of trusty friends in the film industry who can actually edit videos, but for that to happen, we’re gonna need fanvids first! And that’s where we can use yourhelp!
It’s real easy, all you need to do is follow this link to the script/list of questions, and record yourself answering them.
Next, please use this website to upload/send the video (click skip and then I agree) to this email address (hover over for the link). Be sure to include your name so I can put you in the credits!
And that’s it! Super easy :)
A few technical notes: You can record with whatever you want, but if you are recording with your iPhone, make sure to use the back-facing camera, aka the ones you take regular pics with, not the front-facing camera because the regular camera is more HQ, and Lightworks Studio, the program we are using to edit, doesn’t import videos below a certain frame rate :) But that’s for us to worry about, so just make sure you’re recording with either the regular camera on your iPhone or a digital camera, or even a DSLR if you have one :) The more HQ the better.
That’s it! More details will come out as the project progresses. And please, even if you’re not going to record/send a vid, please please reblog to spread the word! We need as many vids as possible so please participate if you can! :D”
Give a small gift to Jimin — nothing excessively large and within a reasonable size limit. Plushies are fine but they must be small. If you have a gift you would like to give to Jimin, you may email email@example.com and I will give you my address to send it so I can compile it with the rest of the package. Please provide your name and country so I can put it on your gift. If there are too many gift submissions, submissions on gifts will be capped.
Suggestions on what gifts to give Jimin as a gift from the whole of fans (essentially a gift from the entire project) will be decided and purchased with potential donation money.
Donations will be used towards purchasing any gift items decided by the fans in the poll. You may donate as little as any amount of cents and $1.00. Donations must be in USD.
To proceed with a donation, it is required that you have a PayPal account.