Text on a white background. “AUTISTIC” is at the top in rainbow colors, followed by “is not a dirty word” in black text of the same size. Below in smaller text is “April is autism acceptance month” with an Autistic Self Advocacy Network logo at the bottom right.
2014 “Magical Girl” Acrylic paint, Canvas F10 17.91x20.86
"Magical Girl Heroines: Sailor Moon and sailor senshi"
Making video :) / Canvas art “Magical Girl”
seeing as everyone has raised so much awareness for breast cancer on facebook recently, I would really love it if my tumblr friends/followers would reblog this post to raise some awareness for the condition i suffer from - cystic fibrosis. there’s no cure for my condition BUT we are so close to getting one. All we need is more awareness! cystic fibrosis is a GENETIC condition that mainly affects the lungs and digestive system. It’s a fault in my dna, and it causes thick sticky mucus to gather around my lungs and other organs.this then makes me more vulnerable to dangerous bacteria growing in my lungs and more lung infections. with every lung infection i get, the tissue in my lungs get damaged more every time. around 2.5 MILLION of you in the uk carry the “cf” gene, and if two people with the cf gene have a baby, the baby has a 1 in 4 chance of having cystic fibrosis. thats what happened to my mum and dad and me, and to around 10,000 people in the uk. there are only 80,000 people in the world with my condition and its a very serious life-threatening disease. the life expectancy is just 41 years old but with ongoing research it goes up every year. nobody knows what it is unless they know someone with it (like me) so PLEASE PLEASE would anyone just reblog this to raise awareness. children and young adults still die because of this disease because some people have it A LOT worse than others. I may look healthy on the outside but on the inside its a different story. my condition will inevitably get worse over time but there are treatments and medication to delay the damage. If you want to donate any money to the cystic fibrosis trust you can just text CFTG14 and the amount you want to donate (for example £1) and text it to 70070. There is a high possibility that a cure will happen in my lifetime, we just NEED the awareness. unlike cancer, we don’t have millions of pounds being donated every day and it would be AMAZING if it happened to us. If you don’t want to donate thats fine, just please reblog or even like it to make it appear on everyones dashboard. thank you!
Having a Chronic Illness is like being a white person in an informercial for the rest of your life.
Lifting stuff is hard:
Stairs, your mortal foe
Your “special” diet leaves something to be desired
So. Many. Pill Bottles.
EXCEPT THE FUCKING BOTTLE YOU NEED, WHERE THE FUCK IS THAT?
Ah god sunlight, the sunnn what in the fresh hell is this? gahhhhh
You will never do anything gracefully ever again.
IF YOU KNOW SOMEONE WITH A CHRONIC, INVISIBLE ILLNESS
DO NOT BE A DICK WHEN THEY HAVE TO MISS THINGS BECAUSE OF THEIR ILLNESS, EVEN IF THESE ARE COMMITMENTS
DO NOT BE EVEN MORE OF A DICK WHEN THEY DECIDE TO DO SOMETHING FOR THEMSELVES DESPITE THE ILLNESS
DO NOT BE A DICK ABOUT IT
DO NOT SAY ~WHY ARE YOU ALWAYS SICK~
YOU FUCKING KNOW WHY
IT’S BECAUSE THEY HAVE A CHRONIC, INCURABLE ILLNESS
Things able-bodied people need to stop saying to the chronically ill.
• “At least you’re not dying!”
• “You’re only disabled if you let yourself be.”
• “You need to tell yourself you’re going to get better, else you won’t.”
• “But you can’t be in pain ALL the time, don’t exaggerate.”
• “You don’t LOOK ill.”
• “There’s so many people worse off than you.”
• “I’m sure you don’t REALLY need help.”
• “Sometimes it’s easier to just give up.”
• “Stop being so negative.”