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yourpretendfriend

Postmodern literature and spontaneous dance parties are fun.

On "Women Behave in Ways They Find Sanctioned in Stories Written by Men"

@frumious bandersnatch
Ok so obviously read all of the Margaret Atwood, also just finished Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston super good. Music: Robyn (duh), St. Vincent, Dirty Projectors (3/6 women in band, I think songs written by guy?), Daughter, Tennis, Best Coast, Feist, Grimes, Laura Stevenson and the Cans, The XX, Purity Ring. I follow some rad lady artists on tumblr including: gingerhaze (Noelle Stevenson), brofisting (Aimee Fleck), Rose Wong, Kate Beaton, writer Christine Friar, kirsten Rothbart, Marlo Meekins, Madeleine Flores, etc etc.

Posted on July 2, 2013 at 11:39 pm 1

On Everything I Know About Fertility I Learned From the Year 1670

@I'm Right on Top of that, Rose
Chiming in to say that also, most of modern medicine is based on studies and research done by mostly old white men and isn't always completely accurate due to biases/lack of diversity. And some of that research included infecting people with diseases without telling them or refusing to treat diseases just to see what happens yay science! (obviously not saying all doctors are evil quacks just that they aren't the end all answer to everything all the time)

Posted on June 20, 2013 at 11:35 pm 0

On The AARP Pie

@hallelujah
transitioning to all granny panties all the time and feeling great!

Posted on June 6, 2013 at 2:48 pm 4

On Beauty Secrets: Human Tears

@foxbat91
yeah women need to just shut up about their emotions already jeez it's so inconvenient for men to deal with human feelings.

Posted on June 5, 2013 at 7:14 pm 13

On Friday Open Thread

@Emby
I think the most important thing to do is just make sure she knows you're there for her if she ever needs to talk about it or to just cry for no reason with no judgment. Definitely don't tell her what to do about it but offer suggestions and help if she wants to find a therapist or doctor and just tell her you will support whatever she wants to do. Also kind of obvious but don't tell her to just 'think positive' or 'look on the bright side' because that mostly makes it worse. Maybe make more of an effort to plan activities and hang out with friends because that seems to help me at least. But honestly there isn't a ton you can do other than just be there for her and support her. Good luck, depression sucks and hopefully she can find help and get through it!

Posted on May 31, 2013 at 5:38 pm 0

On Friday Open Thread

@martinipie
Mine is from the title of a song from a local band I used to love but it was called My Pretend Friend and one of the many sites I signed up for already had somebody with that name so I changed the 'my' to 'your' and I think it rolls of the tongue better anyway.

Posted on May 31, 2013 at 5:20 pm 2

On Friday Open Thread

@sayitaintso vegweb.com ! It's a vegan recipe site where people can comment on each recipe and rate them and tell how they were and if they substituted anything. I get a ton of awesome recipes from there, although it's kind of hard to navigate sometimes.

Posted on May 31, 2013 at 5:17 pm 0

On Why Did You Lose Him?

@fondue with cheddar
haha it's my super aloof alias to cover up the fact that we are all actually bffs and will soon join together to overthrow the world/patriarchy shhhh

Posted on May 23, 2013 at 3:31 pm 5

On Why Did You Lose Him?

@fondue with cheddar
same same same!! ♡♡♡♡ u pinners!

Posted on May 23, 2013 at 3:15 pm 0

On The To-Do List Pie

@meetapossum
Google therapy (your town), look at some websites, see if they seem like a good fit, check to see if they take your insurance/new patients, call them and set up an appointment! I'm only saying this because I just did this after like a year of working up the courage/motivation and it's already helping me. It helps that I'm in college with a good health center that gave me recommendations. Good luck!

Posted on May 23, 2013 at 3:02 pm 3