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Say it with me, kids:

stoppity:

  • Being white doesn’t automatically make you a racist.
  • Being a man doesn’t automatically make you a sexist.
  • Being a heterosexual doesn’t automatically make you homophobic.
  • Being cisgendered doesn’t automatically make you transphobic.
  • Existing as a part of the majority does not automatically make you an oppressor to the minority.

cool-critters:

Tufted Coquette (Lophornis ornatus)

The Tufted Coquette is a tiny hummingbird that breeds in eastern Venezuela, Trinidad, Guiana and northern Brazil. It is an uncommon but widespread species, which appears to be a local or seasonal migrant, although its movements are not well understood. This small bird inhabits open country, gardens and cultivation. Tufted Coquettes are tame and approachable. Their food is nectar, taken from a variety of flowers, and some small invertebrates. The small size and steady flight means that this hummer often resembles a large bee as it moves from flower to flower.

photo credits: Juan Bahamon, alainrichert

Losing a parent at just six years of age is unimaginable. You may vaguely remember some of the wonderful memories from that brief time spent together, but the pain surely never goes away. I imagine you cling to those memories dearly, grasping hold of them and praying that over time you won’t forget. For one teenage YouTube commenter (00WARTHERAPY00) that scenario is real. And in the comments section of a piece about whether video games can be a spiritual experience, he told his story:

Losing a parent at just six years of age is unimaginable. You may vaguely remember some of the wonderful memories from that brief time spent together, but the pain surely never goes away. I imagine you cling to those memories dearly, grasping hold of them and praying that over time you won’t forget. For one teenage YouTube commenter (00WARTHERAPY00) that scenario is real. And in the comments section of a piece about whether video games can be a spiritual experience, he told his story: