Pacific Northwest Doodles

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stablevertigo:

What I mean when I say “I can’t do that”- Anxiety Version:

  • I am unable to do that
  • I am too stressed out to do that
  • I cannot face the humiliation of attempting to do that
  • My body will physically not allow me to do that
  • I am on the verge of a panic attack
  • I cannot do that

What people hear:

  • I am unwilling to do that
  • I am just shy
  • I am overreacting
  • I am lazy
  • I need to get more experience in social situation to help my anxiety
  • I need a push
  • I don’t want to do that

Inspired by X

(via mntdewit)

pacificnorthwestdoodles:

From the protest at Bayview Thriftway earlier today. They are protesting this location because an employee harassed a nursing mother to the point  where she decided to leave the store.  Other mothers nursed today without incident. 

I forgot I posted this on Tumblr. Here’s an update:

Bayview Thriftway promised to train their employees about women’s right to breastfeed in Washington state. An employee asked the woman to stop breastfeeding which is against the law.

After talking to the baby’s father, apparently what happened was the mother was breastfeeding and was asked to leave. The employee hovered and continued to make comments about the mother’s choice to breastfeed in public. The employee also made comments about the mother’s service animal asking what its purpose was and if she really needed it.

The mother became distressed and left the store.

This happened during the summer. The parents no longer shop at this store. On the day the protest occurred several women breastfed in the deli area of Bayview Thriftway without incident. All reported pleasant interactions with staff.

I haven’t heard about any complaints about this location since.

For anyone who is curious here are the laws in Washington State that pertain to breastfeeding:

From the National Conference of State Legislatures website:

Wash. Rev. Code § 9A.88.010 (2001) states that the act of breastfeeding or expressing breast milk is not indecent exposure. (HB 1590)
Wash. Rev. Code § 43.70.640 (2001) allows any employer, governmental and private, to use the designation of “infant-friendly” on its promotional materials if the employer follows certain requirements. (2001 Wash. Laws, Chap. 88)
Wash. Rev. Code § 49.60.30(g) provides that it is the right of a mother to breastfeed her child in any place of public resort, accommodations, assemblage or amusement. (2009 Wash. Laws, Chap. 164, HB 1596)
Wash. Rev. Code § 49.60.215 states that it is an unfair practice for any person to discriminate against a mother breastfeeding her child in any place of public resort, accommodations, assemblage or amusement. (2009 Wash. Laws, Chap. 164, HB 1596)

pbsparents:

Rosh Hashanah begins on September 24. If you’re planning a celebration, consider making THIS simple apple sauce recipe from the new book, “Apple Days: A Rosh Hashanah Story.”

I need to remember to share this with one of my friends. :)

pbsparents:

Rosh Hashanah begins on September 24. If you’re planning a celebration, consider making THIS simple apple sauce recipe from the new book, “Apple Days: A Rosh Hashanah Story.”

I need to remember to share this with one of my friends. :)

monetizeyourcat:

magicpottybaby:

sizvideos:

TL;DR : Watch this incredible story in video

holy fuck! so how did the penguins taste?????

this is the cutest video in the entire world. this seal is just so afraid for this dumb weird baby she thinks she’s found out in the ocean. have a bird. have another bird. no, see, eat the bird! the bird is food! why won’t this stupid baby eat. open your mouth you idiot baby i will feed you bird if it’s the last thing i do

(via iamuhura)

humansofnewyork:

"Our daughter was five months old when I got a scholarship to Johns Hopkins. My wife came with me to Baltimore so that our family could stay together. I will always be thankful for that sacrifice, because I know it was the toughest three years of her life. She didn’t speak a word of English. We lived in a tiny studio— so tiny that many times I did my studying in the bathroom. In Vietnam, she had a job where she was getting phone calls all day long. But in America, the phone never rang. She wasn’t allowed to work because of visa requirements. Vietnamese holidays were regular days in America, so I’d be in class during New Year and we could never be together. Sometimes when I’d come home from school during wintertime, she’d look at me with tears in her eyes and say: ‘Tuan, I want to go home.’ But she still stayed with me. When I finally got my degree, many of my friends asked if I’d look for a job in the US. But I wouldn’t do that to her. She had done enough for me. So I said: ‘We are going home immediately.’ And as soon as we got back to Vietnam, she was like a fish back in the pond."
(Hanoi, Vietnam)

humansofnewyork:

"Our daughter was five months old when I got a scholarship to Johns Hopkins. My wife came with me to Baltimore so that our family could stay together. I will always be thankful for that sacrifice, because I know it was the toughest three years of her life. She didn’t speak a word of English. We lived in a tiny studio— so tiny that many times I did my studying in the bathroom. In Vietnam, she had a job where she was getting phone calls all day long. But in America, the phone never rang. She wasn’t allowed to work because of visa requirements. Vietnamese holidays were regular days in America, so I’d be in class during New Year and we could never be together. Sometimes when I’d come home from school during wintertime, she’d look at me with tears in her eyes and say: ‘Tuan, I want to go home.’ But she still stayed with me. When I finally got my degree, many of my friends asked if I’d look for a job in the US. But I wouldn’t do that to her. She had done enough for me. So I said: ‘We are going home immediately.’ And as soon as we got back to Vietnam, she was like a fish back in the pond."

(Hanoi, Vietnam)

notfuckingcishet:

socialjusticekoolaid:

Can’t stop, won’t stop: Protesters in Ferguson rally again, seeking justice for Mike Brown. More than a month and a half after his death, his killer, Darren Wilson, is still a free man. (Pt 2) 

Because it wouldn’t be a protest in Ferguson without fuckery from the police. A driver plowed his car through protesters, grazing several and running over a young boys foot. Beyond taking several hours to transport the boy to the hospital, they took even longer to arrest the motorist. Who did they not wait long to arrest? Two of the protesters who had been documenting the altercation for the world to see. If you’re not angry, you’re not paying attention. #staywoke #farfromover #nojusticenopeace

September 20th, 2014

Just in case anyone thinks these are old posts still going round Tumblr: they’re not. 

(via munchkinmeep)

wood-from-our-hood:

It’s about to start smelling really good over here. I got a great deal on some fresh fish at the market so into the smoker they go. #smokedsalmon #portland #oregon #salmon #coho #kingsalmon

wood-from-our-hood:

It’s about to start smelling really good over here. I got a great deal on some fresh fish at the market so into the smoker they go. #smokedsalmon #portland #oregon #salmon #coho #kingsalmon