"We are scientists. We do whatever we want." - Panda

"We are scientists. We do whatever we want." - Panda

A friend and I take the same meds and were talking last week about how they must’ve made a bad batch and sold us placebos, because we were both feeling the same as we felt before meds. She mentioned it to her doctor who directed her to this. I am going to call my doc today. 

I don’t trust the pharmaceutical industry, which is why I struggled without meds for the past 14 years. I have been back on them for less than a year. I want zero discussion here about alternatives to psych meds or anything like that. Being on them again isn’t a choice I made quickly or mindlessly. If you try to talk to me about the evils of meds I will block you because it is a sensitive and personal topic and I don’t want to hear it right now.

I just want to you to be aware that this is happening, without much fanfare. If you suspect you are experiencing any physical or emotional relapse call your doctor.

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/15/world/asia/medicines-made-in-india-set-off-safety-worries.html

Lola and Panda

Lola and Panda

There is really no better Valentine’s Day surprise than to FINALLY, at age 41, get shouted out by Carole & Paula!!!

There is really no better Valentine’s Day surprise than to FINALLY, at age 41, get shouted out by Carole & Paula!!!

"I am a 49-year-old person with a disability who competes in Special Needs Cheerleading with World Cup SuperStars, the South Jersey Storm Twisters, and Hamilton Starz Team Glimmer. I have never been to Florida, or to Disney World. I am turning 50 years old in April and all I want for my birthday is to go to the big Cheerleading Competition in March down in Orlando, FL to cheer for my friends and celebrate my birthday with them afterwards! Help make my dream a REALITY!!! A big thank you in advance!"

My aunt Patrice is over her fundraising goal but I figure if we can help her raise some more money she can have a super extra special time!

http://www.gofundme.com/6respw

My friend Jessica’s open letter to Woody Allen. 

http://www.youtube.com/attribution_link?a=DwpbZr_PeK4&u=/watch?v=1Wgj8Uuze5s&feature=share

Oprah Pees for 10 Minutes.

You’re Welcome.

Addiction and Death and The Internet

kimyadawson:

I am not going to assume how Whitney died. Maybe it was drugs. Maybe it was illness. Maybe it was sadness. Maybe her heart failed her. Maybe it was a combination of things.

Regardless of HOW she died the fact is she died AND she was an addict. When addicts die the shit talk becomes thick and…

For Amy, Whitney, & now Philip. Love peace & understanding. For all who we’ve lost & all who still suffer. I get it.

The ROOKIE feminist We Are The World-ish anthem went live today!!! I’m psyched & honored to be a part of it!!! Crazy to be on a song with the amazingness of Carrie Brownstein, Tegan and Sara, Kate Nash, Ted Leo, Aimee Mann, Tavi Gevinson and many more badass peoples. Like Thao Nguyen -whose eerie vocals end my song Miami Advice & Geneviève Castrée - who I Like Giants is about! And super duper awesome to be on a song with my Rhymesayers label mate Psalm One!!! Hugs for the whole universe!!! She kicks ass on this!!!You can Download it until 3pm EST tomorrow. After that it will only be available to stream. http://rookiemag.com/2014/01/theme-song-go-forth-feminist-warriors/

The ROOKIE feminist We Are The World-ish anthem went live today!!! I’m psyched & honored to be a part of it!!! Crazy to be on a song with the amazingness of Carrie Brownstein, Tegan and Sara, Kate Nash, Ted Leo, Aimee Mann, Tavi Gevinson and many more badass peoples. 

Like Thao Nguyen -whose eerie vocals end my song Miami Advice & Geneviève Castrée - who I Like Giants is about! 

And super duper awesome to be on a song with my Rhymesayers label mate Psalm One!!! Hugs for the whole universe!!! She kicks ass on this!!!

You can Download it until 3pm EST tomorrow. After that it will only be available to stream. 

http://rookiemag.com/2014/01/theme-song-go-forth-feminist-warriors/