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21. Australian. Passionate.

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Posted on July 22 with 3 notes at 1:47 pm

Job agencies specifically for those with mental illness

do they exist? what are your thoughts on them??

Posted on July 22 with 3 notes at 1:23 pm

nowinexile:

"I’ll tell you what is harder than dying in Gaza by an Israeli missile deluxe. What is harder is that you get a phone call from the Israeli army telling you toevacuate your home because it will be bombed in ten minutes. Imagine; ten minutes; and your whole short history on the surface of Earth will be erased.

Gifts you received, photos of your siblings and your children (dead or alive), things that you love, your favorite chair, your books, that last poetry collection your read, a letter from your expatriate sister, reminders of the ones you loved, the smell of your bed, the jasmine tree that hangs off your western window, your daughter’s hair clip, your old clothes, your prayer rug, your wife’s gold, your savings; imagine; all this passes in front of your eyes in ten minutes, all that pain passes while you are struck by surprise.

Then you take your identification papers (passport, birth certificate, etc.) which you have ready in an old metallic candy box, and you leave your home to die a thousand times, or refuse to leave and die once.”

—a Palestinian in ‪#‎Gaza‬

Reblogged on July 22 with 1,145 notes at 12:55 pm

Running Orders by Lena Khalaf Tuffaha

carlosands:

They call us now.
Before they drop the bombs.
The phone rings
and someone who knows my first name
calls and says in perfect Arabic
“This is David.”
And in my stupor of sonic booms and glass shattering symphonies
still smashing around in my head
I think “Do I know any Davids in Gaza?”
They call us now to say
Run.
You have 58 seconds from the end of this message.
Your house is next.
They think of it as some kind of 
war time courtesy.
It doesn’t matter that
there is nowhere to run to.
It means nothing that the borders are closed
and your papers are worthless
and mark you only for a life sentence
in this prison by the sea
and the alleyways are narrow
and there are more human lives
packed one against the other
more than any other place on earth
Just run.
We aren’t trying to kill you.
It doesn’t matter that 
you can’t call us back to tell us
the people we claim to want aren’t in your house
that there’s no one here
except you and your children
who were cheering for Argentina
sharing the last loaf of bread for this week
counting candles left in case the power goes out.
It doesn’t matter that you have children.
You live in the wrong place
and now is your chance to run
to nowhere.
It doesn’t matter 
that 58 seconds isn’t long enough
to find your wedding album
or your son’s favorite blanket
or your daughter’s almost completed college application
or your shoes
or to gather everyone in the house.
It doesn’t matter what you had planned.
It doesn’t matter who you are
Prove you’re human.
Prove you stand on two legs.
Run.

Reblogged on July 22 with 3 notes at 11:25 am

redphilistine:

UNRWA is the UN agency that helps Palestinian refugees all over the Middle EAst. It’s short of resources under normal circumstances but right now it’s struggling to provide for the tens of thousands of people fleeing Israeli fire in Gaza right now. If you any ability to do so, please consider making a donation. If not, then please spread the word.

Reblogged on July 21 with 2,372 notes at 5:38 pm

My ‘friend’ hasn’t talked to me since I got into Honours.

Posted on July 21 at 3:56 pm

I am a useless human being

Posted on July 21 with 3 notes at 1:13 pm

Living in a place that is TOO cold to snow is so completely fucked

Posted on July 21 with 3 notes at 11:21 am

I have applied for at least four jobs with my name spelt wrong in the cover letter :(

Posted on July 21 with 1 note at 9:14 am

theworldstandswithpalestine:

Melbourne protest for Gaza, July 19. 2014.
Reblogged on July 20 with 101,543 notes at 2:17 pm