“Most things will be okay eventually, but not everything will be. Sometimes you’ll put up a good fight and lose. Sometimes you’ll hold on really hard and realize there is no choice but to let go. Acceptance is a small, quiet room.”— Dear Sugar (via creatingaquietmind)
“When fat is just a descriptor it takes the power away from those who want to hurl an insult. When I’m having a business meeting with someone I’ve not met I tell them “I’m a short, fat, brunette”. Plenty of people have told me “Oh, don’t call yourself fat!” but nobody has ever said “Oh, don’t call yourself brunette!””—
Rape Crisis/Victim Support:0845 30 30 900; hide your number by first dialing 141
Rape Crisis Federation-Wales and England:0808 802 9999
Beat (Eating Disorders):0845 634 1414
OCD UK:0845 120 3778
No Panic (Panic & Anxiety helpine):0808 808 0545
Get Connected (general problems for those under 25):0808 808 4994,
They also have an online service at www.getconnected.org.uk
I have websites that list a lot of hotlines <a href="http://defyodds.tumblr.com/post/28231902441/comprehensive-hotline-number-list">here</a>. Namely sexual assault lists for Australia, and two international directories. There are 3 for domestic violence (including one for kids and teens), and 2 international sites for depression and suicide (and one specifically for Canada).
1) Hot Peach Pages is an international Domestic Violence Directory. I promise this is a legit and extremely useful website. The site explaining their name: "Hot" for hot-lines, crisis-lines, and "Peach Pages" like in the phone book (i.e. white pages, yellow pages, blue pages)… [survivors] could tell each other about it without having the name of the resource label their conversation if they didn’t want it to.
“I am telling women to not be afraid to go out wearing their veils. And by paying the fines, I am neutering the law, rendering it inefficient and pointless, showing that it doesn’t work. It is a humiliation for the politicians.”—
Rachid Nekkaz has set up a million euro fund to pay fines for women who choose to wear the full Islamic veil in countries, like France, where it is against the law to do so in public.