"Like the pesticides applied to a farm field, antibiotics “work”, at least in the short term. Yet as soon as you widen the lens from a narrow focus on the “enemy species,” you see that that such blunt weapons inflict collateral damage to the larger environment, including, in the case of pesticides, the microbial community of the soil. Resistant bugs and various other health problems soon emerge; the soil’s ability to nourish plants and help them withstand disease is also compromised, because the toxins have reduced the community’s biodiversity and thereby compromised it’s resilience. As in the soil, so in the gut. The drive for control and order ends up leading to more disorder."
Michael Pollan, Cooked.
Something I’ve been thinking about a lot lately.
"The truth is, I didn’t tell them (about my sexual abuse) because I didn’t want anyone to think this was why I was a lesbian. I didn’t want my queer friends or my straight friends or anyone I encountered to think that my experiences with men made me write them off, made me choose to be with women because it was safer. I didn’t want them to think this trauma was my root. And secretly I wasn’t ever totally sure that it wasn’t."
Jessica Probus- LGBT Youth Also Need to Hear “I Believe You, It’s Not Your Fault”- Autostraddle (via the-elle-co)
dude yes. one of the reasons I’ve never told my mom.
(except for the last line. that isn’t true for me, personally)