|Song: Spice Up Your Life|
|Artist: Spice Girls|
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What to Expect/Who I am: Hufflepuff with Gryffindor tendencies *Compulsive cusser * Snark slinger * Optimistic realist * Faithful friend to a fault * Nerd dabbler * Glee gleeful * Mmmbopper * Stupid people mocker * Life liver * Monkeyslut! * Browncoat N00b * Real-life Hobbit * Pirate Dulcinea Turner * Starkid *
|Song: Greensleeves (Music box version)|
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This is the first song I taught myself on the piano.
A transgender trailblazer is hoping to be accepted into the Catholic church - as a nun.
Tia Pesando was living as a man named Ted. She tells her story in the book, God Doesn’t Hate You.
If she does become a nun, she would be the first transgender one in the world.
Born [intersex] - somebody with hormones and at times biological parts of both genders - she says she always felt trapped.
“I’m on a hormone replacement regiment to balance things,” she says.
Now, living as a woman, Pesando wants to enter into a domain that’s reserved exclusively for females.
So far, the Catholic Church has been silent.
Two years ago Pesando heard God calling her and she knew she had to take her transformation farther.
“I’m very convinced of the reality of God and the importance of such a calling,” she says.
When Pesando decided to become a nun, she received her priest’s blessing and is now going through the process to become a Carolinian sister and the first ever Roman Catholic transgender nun.
“I’m in the training process which is starting this August, so it’s a positive start that I’ve undergone.”
The Catholic Church has a history of condemning the LGBT community and doesn’t typically embrace this group.
A Carolinian convent outside of Kitchener has said it won’t be able to accommodate someone like Pesando.
“The Catholic Church is very good at maintaining a cohesion of hierarchy and if there was an order from someone higher up that prevented me, eventually it would come down to me having to appeal to the Pope,” Pesando says.
Ann Teve of the Rainbow Network says Pesando is likely to face opposition.
“It’s to be expected. It’s not about the resistance she faces, it’s about the dialogue she creates.”
If Pesando can make inroads in the church, it will open the doors for others.
“The very fact that she’s started the process for me is outstanding because the first time, it may be that she only gets so far and the resistance is such. But any step is a positive one.”
Pesando realizes the church may shut its doors on her dreams.
“Forgiveness needs to begin somewhere,” she says. “It needs to begin with us, all of us, those in the LGBT community and those of the Christian faith.”
Pope Francis has made huge strides with the gay community, preaching for greater inclusion and acceptance of homosexuals. This in part has helped to fuel her decision. She says the time is right for a transgender nun.
I love this. Love love love it.
hello ma’am i came a long way to give u a flower and to tell u how pretty u r today
science side of tumblr please explain why ice water tastes better than regular water
Because ice is water, and water is water. So if you put ice in water, it’s like… double water.
damn it science side of tumblr
Lego fire walk with Me
I’d rather do a real firewalk
Just wrapped a SICKENING summer pool shoot for an important cause with photographer @Bellapey On Set Stylist @Nataliepeyser On Set Makeup Artist @commedecarson Styling by @jamesthegemini Latex Hot Shorts by @janedoelatex from @round2la Nails by @pinkysnails
Fields of Blue Flowers in Japan
In the Hitashi Seaside Park in Japan, infinite fields of nemophilas roll out like carpets of flowers on 190 hectares. We have gathered the best photos of this insolite place which appeals the tourists. Photographers must retouch their photos to erase the presence of people in the fields.
if it’s late enough and you’re lonely enough, the carly rae jepsen lyric “before you came into my life i missed you so bad” starts seeming increasingly deep and emotionally complex
3:02 AM and this fucking lyric looks like fucking nietzsche
stare into the abyss and the abyss will call you maybe
dashboard osmosis: a phenomenon that occurs when an individual is familiar with the events, characters, and other aspects of a piece of media due to fandom posts on their tumblr dash rather than firsthand knowledge.
Rat Queens Issues 1 & 2 - HighlightsArt by John “Roc” UpchurchWritten by Kurtis J Wiebe
I was kind of just wondering why Tumblr isn’t talking about this fabulously crude comic about awesome ladies.
SERIOUSLY, ALL OF YOU
GO FORTH AND BUY IT AND ENJOY THE AWESOME LADIES BEING AWESOME
INCLUDING FABULOUS QUEER AND POC LADIES ALSO
And much ridiculous-ness
I love their ‘FUCKING TENTACLES AGAIN, WHAT THE HELL’ reaction in that fifth panel so much :D
… I need this in my life
Everyone needs this in their lives. I have the first couple issues in digital formats if anyone wants to have a look-see to see if it is for them before investing in the comic.
Seriously, everyone, check this comic out…it is AMAZING and fun and full of awesome things and it will make you laugh and just utterly love every single one of these ladies right here
And it has amazing queer and POC characters in the cast
Rat Queens is basically everything that I want/need in a comic :D