Seeing what juvenile Huntington disease has done to Erin in such a short amount of time is devastating. Huntington disease is like having the symptoms of ALS, Alzheimer’s and schizophrenia all in one disease. It is a progressive, severely debilitating, terminal brain disease. Additionally, it’s genetic - a HD patient has a parent with HD, and the odds of passing the gene to any offspring are 50/50. This means that HD devastates entire families.

If you don’t know what HD is, please take some time to learn more about it (and donate so we can find a cure!). Please also do the Pie in the Face challenge, even if you don’t donate!

I know Cindy and Erin, the individuals in the Pie in the Face video. They are AMAZING people. Cindy has been such an amazing mom and caregiver to Erin throughout her journey. Despite having JHD, Erin is hilarious and always smiling. Despite her circumstances, she brings me hope. Erin and Cindy have a very welcoming home, and I always feel at ease and amongst good friends when I go to their place.

It hurts me to know that Erin, such a kind individual, has to deal with losing her father and her mobility to such a horrible disease. Nobody deserves HD, but it’s especially devastating when HD strikes such an amazing young woman. I wish she was looking forward to a date or worrying about petty drama, not thinking about HD and looking forward to her new pink wheel chair. I wish she ate ice cream and smoothies regularly because they’re delicious, not because they’re easier to swallow. I wish her hilarity wasn’t articulated with slurred speech, though I am so happy that she is still such a funny individual.

It hurts me to know that, without a cure, I won’t be able to hang out with Erin and watch movies and eat junk food on her porch while she sits there grinning in just a few years. Without a cure, she won’t even remember me or all the fun times we had. Cindy, such a strong and determined woman, will lose her daughter without a cure. I beg anyone that is reading this to learn as much as they can about HD, reblog this post, donate if they can, and if they can’t, to at least do the Pie in the Face challenge so we can get the word out - Huntington’s is here, and we need a cure.

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haha by the way i was way stoned and seriously got caught up writing that. haha my bad xD that never happens... ever

Hahahaha no prob man! I am a pro at getting stoned and caught up in my writing! Lmao

you can't deny that there are a hefty handfull that pair feminism with misandry (which is terribly counter productive to the core values of feminism) and while I believe the majority of feminist don't fall under this catagory i also understand there will always be extremes in any group. You had made the comment something to the effect of " build a shelter for abused men and you'd support it. but do nothing and you wont support them or their hypocritical stance" I see so many things.

(wrong with that ya know. feminism supports equality regardless of ethnicity, sexual orientation, or gender (female, Male, Trans). Some 850,000 men are abused every year and a majority of shelters do npt offer males the same treatment which means he slips through the cracks and back Into a potentially harmful situation. being a feminist wouldn’t you support their right to equal treatment? I dont know honestly we all are human with emotions and feelings. its almost 2015 and were still focusing)

Comparing feminism to misandry is comparable to someone bringing up ISIS in a discussion on Islam. There are radicals within feminism and EVERY OTHER school of thought, especially when it comes to something like feminism, where we tend to disagree amongst ourselves over what feminism covers. Radical feminists, in small numbers, exist. I am not accountable for them any more than a Christian is accountable to the Westboro Baptist Church. That being said, these radical feminists do more harm to the cause of feminism than they do to men as a general rule.

I most certainly support the rights of men, too. Part of feminism is believing in equality. I identify as a feminist because my primary focus is on women’s issues. That doesn’t mean men’s issues aren’t real, but women’s issues are more prevalent and so that is where I put my focus. Men ARE abused, and DO need a shelter. In my town, there isn’t a single shelter for abused men, and the women’s shelter is disgustingly small compared to what we need. Which is why I pointed out the shelter. For all the times I’m called a bra burning feminazi for literally doing nothing but identifying as a feminist, I haven’t seen a single anti-feminist actually doing something to help tackle issues such as a lack of resources for abused men or a disadvantage in custody cases.

I think you may have misunderstood my comment, as I agree with everything you have said. My main point is, though, is that you need to do something to help men before you scold other people for not doing something to help men and accuse them of misandry in the process. If an anti-feminist treats me as someone that disregards men while doing nothing to help disadvantaged men themselves, they can’t expect me to take them seriously.

But no, I will not support someone that hates on me for identifying as a feminist, and I will not support someone that demands I do things that they won’t do. I figure I may have phrased that one wrong, though. I should have said that I will not support the position they take if they don’t take action to do the same. I support men, but I will not support a hypocritical anti-feminist ideology.

To those that accuse feminists of being dismissive of abuse against men- start a shelter for abused men and I will support it. Do nothing to help abused men, and I certainly won’t support you or your hypocritical stance. Feminism isn’t dismissive of men or men’s issues. Feminism’s main priority, however, is to address WOMEN’S issues.

Pushed ‘em out of my life, my friends say that I changed
But, how the fuck you make a difference and still stay the same?
They don’t carry the weight; they can’t handle the pressure
So they can see me evolve, but they can’t capture my essence
My life is insane, and I don’t get enough credit
But the picture ain’t realistic like a Photoshop edit
How could you even be mad that I would wanna enhance that?
Just to have the option, like I hit the ‘advanced’ tab
So, fuck ‘em all;
They’d rather see me fail

Yep! Don’t let the mainstream media’s coverage of #Isis cause #islamophobia. Isis is a RADICAL & FUNDAMENTALIST group.

Yep! Don’t let the mainstream media’s coverage of #Isis cause #islamophobia. Isis is a RADICAL & FUNDAMENTALIST group.

#tbt My beautiful baby sister and my Bookie beagle! I still miss Sambuca every day (and still think of Livie Lou every day)! I intend to have this picture tattooed on my right shoulder blade some day, when I have a lot of money to shell out so that I can ensure it’s at tip top quality. My girls deserve a permanent tribute.

#tbt My beautiful baby sister and my Bookie beagle! I still miss Sambuca every day (and still think of Livie Lou every day)! I intend to have this picture tattooed on my right shoulder blade some day, when I have a lot of money to shell out so that I can ensure it’s at tip top quality. My girls deserve a permanent tribute.