This sign is in my doctors office above the scale and I really love it. It actually made me feel a lot better after reading it

I do find it a little sketch that the sign says it’s from a Bariatric Surgery office…

My mom works in a bariatric surgeon’s office. The point of bariatric surgery is not to look super cute because you hate your fat bod—because all bodies are good bodies—it’s to become healthier if you have had problems with mobility and cardiovascular health in the past that very quickly become non problems through weight loss. It’s not a cosmetic issue, it’s not taken lightly, and it’s absolutely not for everyone. (In fact, it’s pretty hard to become approved for it, because you need to be in a place of mental and emotional health with a past history of weight loss attempts and health issues that are cardiovascular illnesses or diabetes-related—and all of those things don’t line up for all people who WANT the surgery.)
Women have always been healers. They were the unlicensed doctors and anatomists of Western history. They were abortionists, nurses, and counselors. They were pharmacists, cultivating healing herbs and exchanging secrets of their uses. They were midwives, travelling from home to home and village to village. For centuries women were doctors without degrees, barred from books and lectures, learning from each other, and passing on experience from neighbor to neighbor and mother to daughter. They were called β€œwise women” by the people, witches or charlatans by the authorities. Medicine is part of our heritage as women, our history, our birthright.
Witches Midwives and Nurses: A History of Women Healers - Barbara Ehrenreich & Deirdre English (via mangoestho)

Dean you fucking nutcase



i don’t even need to know the context of this drawing



i’m just laying in bed thinking about how cute it is when puppies wag their tails with such force that their lil butts wiggle all over and giggling to myself