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The other day I lead a music therapy group at internship for the first time and we listened to “Unwell” by Matchbox 20 and the patients all started singing along at the chorus and it was one of the most perfect moments ever I nearly criiiied…



Never get mad at someone with anxiety for apologizing a lot. It’s a coping mechanism and yelling only makes it worse. They don’t need tough love or anything like that. Reassurance that they are fine is the most important thing

also i think it’s good to say that we know we’re “annoying” when we do it too. if you’re patient to us right off the bat it’ll make us trust you a lot faster and not need to apologize so often

New: magical, colour-changing cat!

Hi Southpaw. This isn't really an "ask". I just wanted to say congrats on your last semester of grad school and the ever-shortening path to becoming a bona fide therapist! I've been around AVEN since 2004 and remember when you first joined. I followed Hot Pieces of Ace, and later this Tumblr. It's probably weird for a stranger to say this, but as a fellow ace academic, I see how far you've come and that makes me so proud. Go you! ~Carsonspire

Ohmygosh~ <3

Ah- thank you so much!! I’m actually crying a little, because I am a ridiculous human and also this is the sweetest message and I’m going to publish it (I hope that’s okay) because I’d like to be able to keep it forever and ever and wow wow thank youuuuu~

I still can’t even- comprehend it fully, you know? Graduating soon? I’ve been in higher education for 8 years now and it feels like everything is about to change and that’s a little terrifying. 

So reading this was- exactly what I needed. I am forever grateful~


Original files to download and print (paper size is A5):

Pamphlet 1: http://i.imgur.com/ShDnALq.jpg

Pamphlet 2:

Front: http://i.imgur.com/ShDnALq.jpg

Back: http://i.imgur.com/jOYFzwI.jpg



What are you so afraid of!?

I’m REALLY sorry but it looks like they’re about to rap battle



What are you so afraid of!?

I’m REALLY sorry but it looks like they’re about to rap battle


Hello Tumblr!

I am doing a bit of research on intersex, specifically CAH. I have some preliminary medical research done (most of it sourced from this wonderful website), but I am interested in talking to any intersex individual with CAH to help me understand the more human experience of being intersex in everyday life.

Just to give you a bit of an overview: My research is pertaining a novel set in interwar and World War II eras of Germany. I have a character born with CAH, brought up as a boy by her family. But she has always been, in her head, a woman.

If I talk to you, I don’t need to know your name or any personal information that has nothing to do with my research. I also apologize in advance if I offend you with my ignorance; this is why I am doing the research in the first place. 

Alternatively, if you do not want to talk about yourself, if you could either signal boost this post or direct me to good reading material, I would be eternally grateful!

I may be reached either on my Tumblr account (username: thewomanincrimson) or on my personal email, yasaminnb@gmail.com

Thank you all!




An asexual and pansexual become room-mates and have wacky adventures

The show is called ‘All or Nothing’

Plot twist: the asexual is really super outgoing and is a huge flirt while the pansexual is extremely socially awkward and has trouble ordering coffee let alone getting a date.


my hand slipped

In case you’re wondering why I haven’t been on tumblr much, it’s mostly because school. It’s kind of hard to wrap my mind around it, but three weeks from now will be my last day of internship and less than four weeks from now will be my last day of class. Hopefully forever? And then a few days after that, I’ll actually be a legitimate therapist. Whaaaaat. 



A little table to how to get rid of all that negative self-talk. We have to learn look at the good in situations too, instead of dwelling on things we can’t change- because you know what? We may not be able to change what is happening but we CAN change how we view it! 

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