Unconditional Love Will Heal the World

Originally posted on Culture of Awareness:

GagaiiBy Wes Annac, Culture of Awareness

If we have love, we have everything we could ever need and we no longer have to search for something that’s always with us. Love might seem distant or unattainable here on earth, and the lack of love we see in the world results from a lack of love in our own hearts and the hearts of everyone who struggles to find any real joy or happiness.

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The Start of My Advocacy Journey

Source: The Start of My Advocacy Journey

5 Practical Tips for Young Adults with Autism Seeking Employment…Ron Sandison

Source: 5 Practical Tips for Young Adults with Autism Seeking Employment…Ron Sandison

Measuring Out My Life in Coffee Spoons–In Which I Tackle Pain

Source: Measuring Out My Life in Coffee Spoons–In Which I Tackle Pain

Surviving Survival–In Which I Talk about PTSD

Originally posted on dearlilyjune:

Dear Lily June,

If it were in my ability to do so, I might shield you from this world in some kind of steel bubble until you had made it through any variety of disaster, catastrophe, trauma, or loss that might truly shake you to your foundation. I’d say if you can make it through the first odd seventy-years of your life, from then on it might be smooth sailing.

In all likelihood, you will indeed live through something you never thought yourself capable of surviving. Some will say, “Whatever doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.” Some opt instead for “All this, too, shall pass.” The truth is, some moments send cracks splintering through you, and they do not leave your memory no matter what you do. Some moments will stalk you like a second shadow; they destabilize your center and wholeheartedly change you. These changes are not always for the worse…

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Stuttering Silence–In Which I Differentiate Between Good and Bad Secrets

Source: Stuttering Silence–In Which I Differentiate Between Good and Bad Secrets

TIME Magazine Ruined Herpes Journalism. Here’s How To Fix It.

Originally posted on My business is generally pleasurable.:

coverIn 1982, TIME Magazine published a very special cover story: “The New Scarlet Letter.” In five dense pages full of salacious personal anecdotes and some incredibly horrifying doctoral testimonies, TIME set the standard for herpes journalism. I read the entire piece with my friend (and this site’s editor) Gabe Rosenberg so that you don’t have to. Because you shouldn’t. It’s really bad.

Special shoutout to my dad, who found an original copy of the publication on eBay for my birthday. The article is available online behind a paywall here. I’m including scans of sections of the article to provide context.

Ella: What’s your initial reaction to this bad boy?

Gabe: That whoever wrote and researched this piece (COUGH MAUREEN DOWD COUGH) has some great hatred for the “sexual revolution” and wanted to make it seem like herpes was God’s great reckoning for women’s sexual freedom. You see that in the…

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