Wednesday, April 9, 2014

almostnormalboy:

Hey folks so I found my old first binder that doesn’t fit anymore and that I’ve only worn like 1 week before receiving another. So I’ve decided to make a giveaway. 

Rules: 

  • U don’t gotta be following me srsly idc especially if everyone’s going to unfollow me the day it ends honestly I hate giveaways where you have to follow the user thats ridiculous (but feel free to check out my blog) 
  • You HAVE to be trans/genderqueer/non-binary to win. NO CIS COSPLAYERS. Sorry but trans people actually need binders in their everyday life. Cosplaying is a hobby, you pay for your stuff. 
  • One reblog, one like per person, no more. I want everyone to have equal chances. This is not a reblogging competition. 
  • U can reblog for signal boosting obv just put it in the tags so I’ll know 
  • I’ll use a random number generator. Do I even need to write this. 
  • It ends April 31st. I’ll draw the winner that day or maybe May 1st. 
  • I’ll send the winner an ask (so obv ur askbox gotta be open) and if they don’t answer in 24h I’ll pick someone else 
  • I’ll ship everywhere in the whole world (except maybe if you live in Antarctica) (do u even have the internet) and I’ll pay for the shipping obviously the goal is to give someone a free binder duh 
  • and I guess that’s all for the rules. Send me an ask if you have questions 

About the binder

  • It’s a T-Kingdom Model 1480 Breast Binder 
  • Size S 
  • White 
  • Velcro 
  • V-neck 
  • well yeah it’s like on the picture just look at the picture or click on the link for details
  • Worn like 1 week and washed clean by me mum u can trust her its extra-supra-duper clean smells like flowers n rainbows honestly she has superpowers when it comes to dirt-removing 
  • I haven’t worn it since bc I bought another binder that worked better for me since I’m large-chested 
  • this one is better if you’re small-chested 
  • (sorry plus-size trans folk I know you don’t get enough nice stuff and giveaways and visibility but this is not for u. Sorry) 

This is my very first giveaway also so message me if I’ve forgotten something.

I hope everything will go well and if people show interest to this giveaway I’ll do another one bc I have an extra packer I don’t need. 

So I guess that’s all. Good luck!!! 

      — Loïs 

Friday, October 7, 2011
avry:

superamit:

Two weeks ago I got a call from my doctor, who I’d gone to see the day before because I’d been feeling worn out and was losing weight, and wasn’t sure why.
He was brief: “Amit, you’ve got Acute Leukemia. You need to enter treatment right away.”
I was terrified. I packed a backpack full of clothes, went to the hospital as he’d instructed, and had transfusions through the night to allow me to take a flight home at 7am the next day. I Googled acute leukemia as I lay in my hospital bed, learning that if it hadn’t been caught, I’d have died within weeks.
—
I have a couple more months of chemo to go, then the next step is a bone marrow transplant. As Jay and Tony describe below, minorities are severely underrepresented in the bone marrow pool, and I need help.
A few ways to help:
If you’re South Asian, get a free test by mail. You rub your cheeks with a cotton swab and mail it back. It’s easy.
If you’re in NYC, you can go to this event my friends are putting on.
If you know any South Asians (India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, Maldives, or Sri Lanka), please point ‘em to the links above. Thank you.
jayparkinsonmd:

My friend Amit Gupta founded my favorite photography site Photojojo. A few weeks ago, he was diagnosed with leukemia. Amit is one of the nicest, most genuine, most creative people you could ever meet. Prior to founding the awesome Photojojo, he also co-founded Jelly in 2006 in NYC, a coworking community, that’s now spread to 60 cities across the world and helped spark the coworking revolution. It looks like Amit will need a bone marrow transplant quite soon. We can help him with that.
tony b:

Unlike blood transfusions, finding a genetic match for bone marrow that his body will accept is no easy task. The national bone marrow registry has 9.5 million records on file, yet the chances of someone from South Asian descent of finding a match are only 1 in 20,000.
This is where we come in. We’re going to destroy those odds.
How? By finding and registering as many people of South Asian descent as we possibly can.
Tests are easy– a simple swab of the cheek. If you’re a match, the donation involves an outpatient procedure. It’s not fun, but it’s not dangerous either. And doing it could save a life.
We are encouraging anyone of South Asian descent to take a test to see if you’re a match. 
You can get a free test by mail, or, if you’re in New York, you can join us Friday, October 14th for a special party to rally support.
We’ll have test kits on hand at the party, as well as music, booze, and maybe even a photo booth. It will, for the first time, combine a House 2.0-style party with a New Work City-style party, and if you’ve ever been to either, you know they are always something special.

Please spread the word and please do everything you can to help Amit beat leukemia. He’s a superstar.

Much thanks to Tony and pals for organizing this event, and EVERYONE who’s been tweeting and reblogging.
Please help get the word out any way you can. My life quite literally depends on it.

Signal boost! I went to the website and wanted to join the donor registry, since they need more donors of “diverse racial and ethnic heritage,” but they don’t allow men who have sex with men (or people with chronic back pain) to donate marrow. :/

I’m unable to donate bone marrow or blood (or anything) but passing this to others who can…

avry:

superamit:

Two weeks ago I got a call from my doctor, who I’d gone to see the day before because I’d been feeling worn out and was losing weight, and wasn’t sure why.

He was brief: “Amit, you’ve got Acute Leukemia. You need to enter treatment right away.”

I was terrified. I packed a backpack full of clothes, went to the hospital as he’d instructed, and had transfusions through the night to allow me to take a flight home at 7am the next day. I Googled acute leukemia as I lay in my hospital bed, learning that if it hadn’t been caught, I’d have died within weeks.

I have a couple more months of chemo to go, then the next step is a bone marrow transplant. As Jay and Tony describe below, minorities are severely underrepresented in the bone marrow pool, and I need help.

A few ways to help:

  1. If you’re South Asianget a free test by mail. You rub your cheeks with a cotton swab and mail it back. It’s easy.
  2. If you’re in NYC, you can go to this event my friends are putting on.
  3. If you know any South Asians (India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, Maldives, or Sri Lanka), please point ‘em to the links above. Thank you.

jayparkinsonmd:

My friend Amit Gupta founded my favorite photography site Photojojo. A few weeks ago, he was diagnosed with leukemia. Amit is one of the nicest, most genuine, most creative people you could ever meet. Prior to founding the awesome Photojojo, he also co-founded Jelly in 2006 in NYC, a coworking community, that’s now spread to 60 cities across the world and helped spark the coworking revolution. It looks like Amit will need a bone marrow transplant quite soon. We can help him with that.

tony b:

Unlike blood transfusions, finding a genetic match for bone marrow that his body will accept is no easy task. The national bone marrow registry has 9.5 million records on file, yet the chances of someone from South Asian descent of finding a match are only 1 in 20,000.

This is where we come in. We’re going to destroy those odds.

How? By finding and registering as many people of South Asian descent as we possibly can.

Tests are easy– a simple swab of the cheek. If you’re a match, the donation involves an outpatient procedure. It’s not fun, but it’s not dangerous either. And doing it could save a life.

We are encouraging anyone of South Asian descent to take a test to see if you’re a match. 

You can get a free test by mail, or, if you’re in New York, you can join us Friday, October 14th for a special party to rally support.

We’ll have test kits on hand at the party, as well as music, booze, and maybe even a photo booth. It will, for the first time, combine a House 2.0-style party with a New Work City-style party, and if you’ve ever been to either, you know they are always something special.

Please spread the word and please do everything you can to help Amit beat leukemia. He’s a superstar.

Much thanks to Tony and pals for organizing this event, and EVERYONE who’s been tweeting and reblogging.

Please help get the word out any way you can. My life quite literally depends on it.

Signal boost! I went to the website and wanted to join the donor registry, since they need more donors of “diverse racial and ethnic heritage,” but they don’t allow men who have sex with men (or people with chronic back pain) to donate marrow. :/

I’m unable to donate bone marrow or blood (or anything) but passing this to others who can…

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Tumblr Blackout Day starts 12AM Saturday/Sep 3 (this Saturday)

browndemy:

If you are planning on participating, make sure your last tumblr post the night beforehand is “BRB Blackout”, so people know why you are gone. Also, please reblog this post so that as many people as possible know when the blackout starts.

Whatever your respective time zones are is when to start. there is no specification.

What is the blackout?:

A day. A single day where you don’t use tumblr. No logging in. No checking it. I know it’s hard being cut off from your community for a day, but a single day, but by refusing to use or look at Tumblr, you are making a powerful collective dent that will (ideally) inspire Tumblr mods to consider that these changes are hurting and upsetting us. You are telling them that that we were very happy with many of the old features that we once had. This is a respectful silent protest.

Why a blackout:

Because social media websites, whether for profit or not, use numbers to determine whether or not their website is successful. Tumblr is a popular, ever growing website with a loyal userbase, so no matter how much the tumblr staff ruins the website, the hit numbers will continue to grow. Making a dramatic dent in that is the only way to really get our point across and demand to be heard. We are essentially making a statement that says “we are not happy with the changes that you have made, it is your users that makes your site successful, please listen to us”

BUT YOU ARE OVERREACTING1111 ITS JUST A WEBSITE WE DON’T HAVE TO PAY FOR IT OMFGZ GRPW UP. 

I’m not proposing that we seek out and gun down everybody who works for and maintains tumblr. I don’t think asking people to go outside or hang out with their friends for a day is being terribly reactionary or overly aggressive. For many of us, Tumblr is a home away from home where we talk to people who share our weird interests. I think we have a right to ask that it runs in the most user friendly way possible. I also refuse to congratulate Karp for “not making us pay” for Tumblr. Most social media websites do not require payment, and many still listen to their users. A good example is Reddit, which is among the most popular websites on the internet and still works tirelessly to make sure that users are happy with the developments they make. 

Some of the negative changes make to Tumblr:

The banning of all follower tracker services. The changes and attacks on Missing E that have resulted in many features being taken away and may result in it’s permanent banning. Askboxes having character limits. Askboxes regularly eating messages that they see as spam. Askboxes not allowing us to post links or use the enter key. David Karp responding to these problems by basically saying “let them eat cake”. The Tumblr sidebar being taken away.

If you have any more questions, please contact me via submitbox. Please do not ask anon so I can properly respond.

Thursday, August 25, 2011
UPDATE!!!
happinessbug:

roxanneritchi:

panasonicyouth | miseryxchord | bunnyhips | fuckyeahafireinside:




Urgent, please help my friend’s dog receive lifesaving surgery!
miseryxchord:

My friend Ran Case of A Case Of Random on Etsy rushed her dog Kabuki to the vet after she found her unable to walk and shaking uncontrollably yesterday. The vet says she has a tumor on her spleen and needs immediate surgery to remove the tumor along with her spleen before she suffers another, and potentially fatal, internal bleed. The estimate on the surgery is $2500…which is $2500 more than she has after scraping together $900 for the emergency care.
To raise funds, she’s offering 20% off on everything in her Etsy store where she sells beautiful handmade glass and scale mail jewelry. See her blog here for details and coupon code, and if you can help, even a little… everything helps.
The coupon code KABUKI20 will give you 20% off anything at her etsy store, acaseofrandom.etsy.com
Please pass this on to your followers. Everything helps!

It would mean a lot if you guys could please reblog this… Even if you can’t afford to help with the surgery costs by getting something from her shop (we own several pieces of her work and it’s gorgeous and inexpensive), one of your followers might…

Some of these are super pretty!

I gave the butterfly barrettes in the photo last year for birthday presents (those and the flowers are only $5) and have been saving up for a custom order from her. The scale mail flower bracelets and hair sticks are really cool and unique, and I love the Steampunk orchids with little gears at the center of their petals.
She’s been sitting up with Kabuki making additional items for her store literally nonstop, trying to raise the amount the vet is asking for… please take a look and reblog!

Signal boost! Help out if you can!!!


Her work is GORGEOUS + she really deserves the money!
I hope Kabuki pulls through, I’m sending good vibes to her. :)

UPDATE: Kabukia is scheduled for surgery for September 1st and will require a downpayment of $1500 to the vet before they’ll operate. 
Please reblog and check out her store, help is still very much needed!

UPDATE!!!

happinessbug:

roxanneritchi:

panasonicyouth | miseryxchord | bunnyhips | fuckyeahafireinside:

Urgent, please help my friend’s dog receive lifesaving surgery!

miseryxchord:

My friend Ran Case of A Case Of Random on Etsy rushed her dog Kabuki to the vet after she found her unable to walk and shaking uncontrollably yesterday. The vet says she has a tumor on her spleen and needs immediate surgery to remove the tumor along with her spleen before she suffers another, and potentially fatal, internal bleed. The estimate on the surgery is $2500…which is $2500 more than she has after scraping together $900 for the emergency care.

To raise funds, she’s offering 20% off on everything in her Etsy store where she sells beautiful handmade glass and scale mail jewelry. See her blog here for details and coupon code, and if you can help, even a little… everything helps.

The coupon code KABUKI20 will give you 20% off anything at her etsy store, acaseofrandom.etsy.com

Please pass this on to your followers. Everything helps!

It would mean a lot if you guys could please reblog this… Even if you can’t afford to help with the surgery costs by getting something from her shop (we own several pieces of her work and it’s gorgeous and inexpensive), one of your followers might…

Some of these are super pretty!

I gave the butterfly barrettes in the photo last year for birthday presents (those and the flowers are only $5) and have been saving up for a custom order from her. The scale mail flower bracelets and hair sticks are really cool and unique, and I love the Steampunk orchids with little gears at the center of their petals.

She’s been sitting up with Kabuki making additional items for her store literally nonstop, trying to raise the amount the vet is asking for… please take a look and reblog!

Signal boost! Help out if you can!!!

Her work is GORGEOUS + she really deserves the money!

I hope Kabuki pulls through, I’m sending good vibes to her. :)

UPDATE: Kabukia is scheduled for surgery for September 1st and will require a downpayment of $1500 to the vet before they’ll operate. 

Please reblog and check out her store, help is still very much needed!