queennubian:

blackandmissing:

#BAMBNF Alert Family Reaching our for OUR HELP - SHARE!! #Oregon #Cali #Washington 15-year-old Bedria Williams missing since 1/11/13 SHARE SHARE SHARE!!! Her sister writes:
Hello,
I am reaching out to you with a cry for help: My 15 year old sister, Bedria Williams, ran away from home (Creswell, Oregon) on 1/11/13. She was last seen in Sacramento California on 1/19/13.
Here is what little information my family knows: We believe she traveled to Portland, Oregon on the night of 1/11/13, where she may have made contact with an ex-con. From there, it is clear from a series of phone calls that she somehow made her way to Sacramento, California – My Mother received a restricted phone call from a woman who said she saw Bedria in Michigan, she also said that Bedria was safe but didn’t want to come home. We were able to trace the phone call and found out that it was a Sacramento phone number, the phone call was not made in Michigan. It is clear this woman was lying. My Father called this same Sacramento phone number and they told him that Bedria was with them. While attempting to go to Sacramento to find Bedria, my Dad received a phone call from the same number and was told that he was never going to see his daughter again. The Sacramento Police looked for Bedria at the house where the phone number was registered, but she was not there. This was on 1/19/2013 and we haven’t heard anything since. There is a very real problem with sex trafficking in Sacramento, and we are extremely worried that she will get caught up in it. I have contacted all of the news stations in both Portland and Eugene Oregon, as well as the stations in Sacramento. So far I have not been able to get our story aired on any station. I was told that they do not cover stories like Bedria’s because she ran away. 4 days after I rec’d that email that news station aired a story about a 14 year old boy who ran away from home, he just happened to be white. I don’t know what else to do besides ask for your help in getting her name and face out there for everyone to see. I fear that we may never see Bedria again. Is there anything you can do to help my sister Bedria, and my family?
Thank you for any help that you can provide, Cori Williams
Bedria’s description: Name: Bedria Williams Hair: Black Eyes: Brown Height: 5’2” Weight: 124lbs Age: 15 Missing since: 1/11/13 From: Creswell, Oregon *The Sacramento Police department will confirm that she is in danger, here is their contact information: Sacramento Dispatch Unit: (916) 264-5471 Sacramento Detective Unit: (916) 808-0560
Here is the Facebook page I created for her:www.facebook.com/missingbedriawilliams And a few more sights featuring her information:http://lostnmissing.org/missing/bedria-williams-january-11-2013-sacramento-ca/https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=532351190118553https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=479638032072711&set=a.334294289940420.68660.222558184447365&type=1&theaterhttps://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=532351190118553

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queennubian:

blackandmissing:

#BAMBNF Alert Family Reaching our for OUR HELP - SHARE!! #Oregon #Cali #Washington 15-year-old Bedria Williams missing since 1/11/13 SHARE SHARE SHARE!!! Her sister writes:

Hello,

I am reaching out to you with a cry for help: My 15 year old sister, Bedria Williams, ran away from home (Creswell, Oregon) on 1/11/13. She was last seen in Sacramento California on 1/19/13.

Here is what little information my family knows:
We believe she traveled to Portland, Oregon on the night of 1/11/13, where she may have made contact with an ex-con. From there, it is clear from a series of phone calls that she somehow made her way to Sacramento, California – My Mother received a restricted phone call from a woman who said she saw Bedria in Michigan, she also said that Bedria was safe but didn’t want to come home. We were able to trace the phone call and found out that it was a Sacramento phone number, the phone call was not made in Michigan. It is clear this woman was lying. My Father called this same Sacramento phone number and they told him that Bedria was with them. While attempting to go to Sacramento to find Bedria, my Dad received a phone call from the same number and was told that he was never going to see his daughter again. The Sacramento Police looked for Bedria at the house where the phone number was registered, but she was not there.
This was on 1/19/2013 and we haven’t heard anything since. There is a very real problem with sex trafficking in Sacramento, and we are extremely worried that she will get caught up in it.
I have contacted all of the news stations in both Portland and Eugene Oregon, as well as the stations in Sacramento. So far I have not been able to get our story aired on any station. I was told that they do not cover stories like Bedria’s because she ran away. 4 days after I rec’d that email that news station aired a story about a 14 year old boy who ran away from home, he just happened to be white.
I don’t know what else to do besides ask for your help in getting her name and face out there for everyone to see. I fear that we may never see Bedria again. Is there anything you can do to help my sister Bedria, and my family?

Thank you for any help that you can provide,
Cori Williams

Bedria’s description:
Name: Bedria Williams
Hair: Black
Eyes: Brown
Height: 5’2”
Weight: 124lbs
Age: 15
Missing since: 1/11/13
From: Creswell, Oregon
*The Sacramento Police department will confirm that she is in danger, here is their contact information:
Sacramento Dispatch Unit: (916) 264-5471
Sacramento Detective Unit: (916) 808-0560

Here is the Facebook page I created for her:
www.facebook.com/missingbedriawilliams
And a few more sights featuring her information:
http://lostnmissing.org/missing/bedria-williams-january-11-2013-sacramento-ca/
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=532351190118553
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=479638032072711&set=a.334294289940420.68660.222558184447365&type=1&theater
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=532351190118553

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A room for the little midwife to hide in.: The Divacup

pregnancysimplified:

The fact is, menstrual cups have been around for 80 years, but the truth about them has been lost in the frenzy of disposable tampons and pads. Like anything new, The DivaCup may take some getting used to as the experience of wearing The DivaCup is totally different…

Hi.: katiohead: I don’t understand how some obstetricians/doctors can still...

heartandsoulmidwifery:

katiohead:

katiohead:

I don’t understand how some obstetricians/doctors can still make the claim that being on your back with your legs in stirrups is the best way to have a baby - or that there is absolutely 100% no benefit in delayed cord clamping. I just don’t understand how they can get away with…

karenfelloutofbedagain:

You know, I’ll fight for your right to give birth any way you want. If doctors are refusing to allow women to have underwater births or drug-free births or whatever option you choose, THAT makes me livid. If doctors are failing to educate women about multiple options, or failing to even GIVE women multiple options, THAT makes me livid. If doctors want to claim that their so-called ‘traditional’ method is the best way, THAT makes me livid, too. But please remember not to shame those of us who did choose to have our babies while lying on our backs. It doesn’t make us bad mothers, uneducated, narrow-minded, or anything else. 

This isn’t about shaming women - this is about the ::statements:: that doctors are making to their patients, to the public, that are informing the decisions made by women. 

(For the record, with a doctor & a midwife I still gave birth in a semi-reclined position. This isn’t about judging women’s choices, this is about holding our providers to a higher standard.)

There is only one birth center in Slovenia where you can have a water birth. But it’s not even a water birth! The woman has to go out of the water when it’s time to start pushing! I’m never gonna get that..

 Plus, doctors and midwives claim that giving birth on the back is the best way because it’s the easiest way for them. With the beds and tables we’re using nowadays it really is the easiest way to do it. Okay, I understand, in our profession you really have to make things easier for yourself once in a while. But why would you torture someone who’s already in pain just for your own benefit? I’ve had women who gave birth on all four and it wasn’t easy for me - but I did it. As long as her condition allows the woman to give birth in any position she is comfortable in, I don’t see why we should force them into something that only prolongs labor. I’ve tried ”pushing”, lying on the back with my legs in stirrups. I didn’t have contraction (but I had menstrual cramps, :P), and it was hard without them! I can’t imagine how it feels for a woman in labor. 

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Birthing While Black

twerkinfortheweekend:

reverieofb:

sweetblackgrannies:

Despite an incredible birthing experience facilitated by my personal angel/ob-gyn, from almost the moment my baby took her first breath, her mother was treated like a 14-year-old drug-addicted welfare queen, there to push out yet another daddy-less baby. Seriously.

  • Theytested my newborn for drugs(though I’ve never taken an illicit substance in my entire life) without my consent—something I later found out hospitals do at disproportionately higher rates with black babies than white ones.
  • Despite that I paid for the private room and meals, I was immediately put in a massive post-birth room with three other women and their newborns. I was moved only after I asked why I wasn’t in a private room—a question that elicited scowls and foot-dragging from the nurse until she bothered to check my paperwork to see that, indeed, I’d paid for a private room. It took three hours for my room to be changed.
  • Once in the private room, the nurses disappeared for nine hours! Seriously.Nine.I had no diapers. No idea how to breastfeed properly (and no bottle or milk to feed my baby if I chose to formula feed). No instructions on what to do to care for my post-birth body (was it okay to walk? Pee? Wash?). Nothing. I seriously thought I was being punished for asking (nicely) for what I’d paid for. When a nurse finally did show up, she came with a “gift bag” full of Similac and coupons for… Similac.
  • The private “suite” was disgusting. The bathroom smelled like cheap, potent cleaning chemicals. The shower tiles were grimy and the shower curtain was full of mold. There wasn’t so much as a picture on the bland walls. (I begged my back-up ob-gyn to let me go home after one night; thank God, she signed off on it.)
  • The nursing staff was genuinely surprised (!) that the guy by my side, Nick, was my husband—and actually said that stupid ish out loud.
  • Our special meal arrived only after we pointed out to the nurses that the fees we paid included it, and by the time it got to us, our dinner was cold and our champagne (a tiny hand-held bottle we could have finished with one big sip from the straw) was warm.

I couldn’t get out of that place fast enough. And when it came time for me to have my second child, I stayed far, far away from that hospital—even changed my ob-gyn, which really broke my heart to do—to avoid it like the damn plague.

I wondered then what I know to be true now: It didn’t matter how much money I had in my bank account or how good my insurance was, or that I had a ring on my finger, or that I was smart and accomplished, or that I tried to pay my way out of substandard service. At the end of the day, to almost everyone in that hospital, I was just another black girl pushing out another black baby and neither of us deserved to be treated with dignity or respect, much less special. That human beings charged with caring for new life and the people who ushered in that miracle could traffic in this kind of reprehensible treatment of anyone, much less a new mother—no matter her race, financial or marital status, or background—is beyond my level of comprehension.

But it happens. A lot. And there are studies that show that my birthing experience is a lot like that of other African American women who’ve had babies in hospitals.

[…]

God…damnit

God, this sounds like a nightmare. Completely unacceptable. 

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theoneguyoverthere:

hangthecode:

Jack was employed into service for the East India Trading Company and was given command of the Wicked Wench. However, after he set free a cargo of slaves, his employer, Cutler Beckett, had Jack branded as a pirate and the Wench set aflame and sunk. After failing to rescue the Wench, Sparrow struck a bargain with the ghostly captain of the Flying Dutchman, Davy Jones, to resurrect his beloved vessel. Jones returned the ship to Jack in near perfect condition except for the permanently charred hull. This prompted Jack to rename her the Black Pearl

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Jack Sparrow just got way cooler.

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faineemae:

sakibatch:

bubblyblacksheep:

buzzfeed:

Nothing will ever be the same again.

 

WOW ARE YOU KIDDING ME

my whole life is a lie

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twerkinfortheweekend:

dizzzynoodles:

love the babydoll one

darlings against dirtbags would make a gr8 patch 

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how to end the second amendment

borderline-babe:

arm the ghetto

arm undocumented workers

arm rape victims

arm queers

arm your manicurist

arm sex workers

arm every brown, black, red, and yellow face in sight

then watch

no one will ever again suggest

that guns are

a human fucking right.

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nationalpost:

‘I just want to get the most out of these arms’: Soldier who lost all four limbs in Iraq gets new arms in historic transplantA U.S. soldier who lost all four limbs in a roadside bombing in Iraq says he’s looking forward to driving and swimming with new arms after undergoing a double-arm transplant.“I just want to get the most out of these arms, and just as goals come up, knock them down and take it absolutely as far as I can,” Brendan Marrocco said Tuesday.

nationalpost:

‘I just want to get the most out of these arms’: Soldier who lost all four limbs in Iraq gets new arms in historic transplant
A U.S. soldier who lost all four limbs in a roadside bombing in Iraq says he’s looking forward to driving and swimming with new arms after undergoing a double-arm transplant.

“I just want to get the most out of these arms, and just as goals come up, knock them down and take it absolutely as far as I can,” Brendan Marrocco said Tuesday.

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