Some Great Adventure


Hey, everyone! My name is Laura, and I'm currently serving as a TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) Volunteer with the Peace Corps in Ukraine.

My interests include dancing, politics, social justice, human rights, nerding out, and progressively getting myself into stranger and stranger situations.

My main goals in life are: to somehow make the world a better place (or at least not make it worse), to party like its 1999, to make as many people as I can choke on their own saliva from laughing too hard, and to travel the world - because staying in one place is boring as all get out.

I love to travel. It's an addiction, really. So far I've been to:

The US (my somewhat screwed-up homeland)
Canada
Germany
France
Switzerland
Turkey
Ecuador
Peru
South Korea
Ukraine

I want to start posting photos from my trips. They're not very good, but I enjoy pretending to be a halfway decent photographer.

Disclaimer: I am using this blog to express my own personal opinions. It is not meant to represent the views of the Peace Corps or of the United States Government.

Ask me anything

viviku:

vandigo:

redsuns-n-orangemoons:

shybairnsget-nowt:

americas-liberty:

Students Fed Up With Michelle Obama’s School Lunch Overhaul — Menu-Item Snapshots Spell Out Why

Wow that is depressing. 

okay but is that michelle’s fault for pushing for healtheir lunches or is it school districts’ faults for cutting corner by cutting calories but not making lunch any healthier?

let’s look into it.

Yes, thank you. Because yes she is pushing for a healthier lunch, but the schools still value football over feeding their students, which means that instead of providing enough healthy food to keep their students from starving, they are cutting down the amount of food available to fit within the caloric requirements … while then taking the money they saved to re-sod the football field for the third year in a row. Maybe new uniforms.

thank you for adding that. i really really doubted michelle wanted this to happen.

Source: americas-liberty

http://mahakavi.tumblr.com/post/83480746988/me-this-take-home-exam-is-due-tomorrow-i-need-to →

mahakavi:

me: this take home exam is due TOMORROW i need to start working on it asap

*cooks for an hour*

me: ok ok let me eat this food and then i’ll start the thing

*eats for 30 minutes*

me: wtf kavya it’s past 9pm you need to get your shit together

*scrolls through tumblr*

*poops*

*scrolls through…

Tagged: pretty muchlol

http://thisisnotlatino.tumblr.com/post/83480921117/hi-im-the-founder-of-the-ultimate-asexual →

thisisnotlatino:

Hi! I’m the founder of The Ultimate Asexual Playlist, which is a blog dedicated to asexual and aromantic music. Since we just started, I was wondering if you’d be willing to give a signal boost for our Mod Search?

Hey! Are you Aro/Ace spectrum and a music-lover? Then we want YOU! The…

Tagged: windyangelyou or anyone you know interested?it popped up on my dash and I thought of you

zepsternerd:

rave-inmydreams:

pesamientossuicidas:

Eclipse lunar 2014

good god

watched this early this morning. 

zepsternerd:

rave-inmydreams:

pesamientossuicidas:

Eclipse lunar 2014

good god

watched this early this morning. 

Source: brokendreamsandsadness

marcobaht:

if you’re gonna call yourself trash remember than one person’s trash is another person’s treasure

Source: keerschtein

inaniloquentt:

isnt:

you started a blogging career

I need this

inaniloquentt:

isnt:

you started a blogging career

I need this

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feministcorna:

On some real stuff though! Yes women in Delhi are saying what NEEDS to be said!

feministcorna:

On some real stuff though! Yes women in Delhi are saying what NEEDS to be said!

Tagged: feminism

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veganweedsoup:

skylark11:

beverlystokes:

policymic:

"Masculinity is a trait, not a gender"

In an effort to both allocate space for and document the existence of masculine women, photographer Meg Allen created a powerful series of portraits for an exhibit at Cafe Gabriela in Oakland, Calif.

Entitled BUTCH, Allen’s series not only represents genderqueer women for a broader, heteronormative audience, but reaffirms butch identity within the queer community at a time when “butch flight,” or gender transitioning, is arguably becoming more and more commonplace. It is, as Allen says on her website, “an homage to the bull-daggers and female husbands before me, and to the young studs, gender queers and bois who continue to bloom into the present.”

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These are some good looking folks

This is all I have ever wanted to see. My butch friends may sometimes get “Why don’t you just become a man?” in the same way folks would tell me “Why don’t you just be a butch lesbian?” Because masculinity and gender identity are two totally separate bubbles, that for some become a venn diagram, and for others, coexist peacefully inside of us.

Two things can exist independently, and coexist peacefully. Gender identity and masculinity/femininity/androgyny.

a lot of these babes are my friends and this project is really important to my city, it makes me so happy whenever i see it.

Source: policymic

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Source: smokingjointswithmileycyrus

bubblyskootch:

bemusedlybespectacled:

fandomsandfeminism:

typette:

I remember posting somewhere once in a thread about why girls aren’t exploited in animation anymore where some guy said, “all the disney girls are drawn to be generally attractive, but I don’t think there are any eye-candy men… or are there? Are there any Disney men that lots of girls like?” and I mentioned Roger. Tons of girls replied agreeing with me and the original guy was like “wait, Roger? from 101 Dalmatians? What’s attractive about him, he’s tall and lanky and has a big nose, he isn’t muscley at all! Wouldn’t you all prefer Gaston or something? Or do you girls think his big nose is indicative of something else?” and I was like “no, you idiot, he’s a silly, goofy guy who likes animals and can play a bunch of instruments, that’s why he’s attractive. What’s the matter with you? Gaston, seriously?”

This is why we need more girls in animation. And more guys like Roger apparently. 

This is why I laugh my ass of whenever dudes talk about how men are “objectified” by the media too. Because 9 times out of 10, what men think is “women objectifying men” are characters like Gaston.

And Gaston is NOT a woman-driven fantasy. Gaston is a male wish fulfillment fantasy. Gaston is not what women want, he is what men want to be. He is hyper-masculinity to an extreme degree, dripping with sexism and testosterone. The fact that men think that Gaston is what women want says an awful lot about those men. 

While I don’t want to generalize, female fans tend to prefer a very different kind of male hero. We like the Rogers, the Milos, the Hercules. Genuinely kind, often awkward men who are sometimes vulnerable and respectful to women. 

Yes, this is a generalization. I own up to that. But I think it’s important to remember that there is often VERY big difference between what MEN want to be and what women WANT in our media. 

Reblogging this again because fucking this. And hell, even the muscley dudes (see: Khal Drogo, Hercules, Thor, Captain America) are loved, not because they are muscley, but because they are sweet and loving and adorable. We love Thor because his mispronounces “Hubble” as “Hooble,” not because of what he can do with a hammer.

Reblogging for the awesome comments.

Source: nostalgiaunicorn

http://theroguefeminist.tumblr.com/post/83166249127/claudefelixfloor-people-do-this-thing-where →

claudefelixfloor:

people do this thing, where they represent the marginalized people they hate as not marginalized at all- they shove them into some other group without race or gender or sexuality, and for my dad it’s “liberals” and for tumblr people it’s “social justice warriors” so that if…

Source: claudefelixfloor

wlph:

too much sex on my dash

not enough sex in my life

Source: wlph

http://irresistible-revolution.tumblr.com/post/83166755838/coconuts-are-one-of-the-most-versatile-fruits-on →

irresistible-revolution:

coconuts are one of the most versatile fruits on the planet. their meat can be cooked whole, grated into sambols and relishes, mixed with flour to make flatbread or cooked with sugar into hard candy. coconut milk adds incredible flavor to curry. the outer shell of the coconut is used for…

Tagged: coconutcoconuts

weirdcreepygeeky:

OH GOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THERE’S STILL TIME

weirdcreepygeeky:

OH GOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THERE’S STILL TIME

Tagged: omgloleasterwant

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shezzablue:

missmindicarriesbaby5:

jesseproch:

emt-monster:

Please reblog if you know anyone who might take party drugs.

I’m not an emt yet, but everytime I see someone do drugs, I just hope they’re smart enough to remember these points.

I really love this, because as someone with anxiety when I did take party drugs way back when I was always scared of going to the hospital because I didnt want to be arrested…..even when I bad tripped and cried in the bathroom for 10 hours because I thought Jeff was trying to murder me. I dont do party drugs anymore, but it still is comforting to me….seriously.

Most EMTS and medics I’ve met are some of the most non-judgmental folks ever. Look, we love helping people and saving lives. That’s what we went to school for. Help us help you, and everyone will fare better for it. 

Source: emt-monster