Six MG/YA novels featuring protagonists with depression:
It’s Kind of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini
This Is Not a Test by Courtney Summers
Lovely, Dark and Deep by Amy McNamara
Dr. Bird’s Advice for Sad Poets by Evan Roskos
Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green & David Levithan
All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven
We have not yet reviewed any of these at Disability in Kidlit—though our contributors have given a thumbs-up to the portrayal of depression in both Lovely, Dark and Deep and Will Grayson, Will Grayson. If you’ve read any of these, please share your thoughts!
Big Fat Disaster by Beth Fehlbaum TW: Suicide, death, binge eating disorder, emotional abusive parents
Edgar Wright - How to Do Visual Comedy
aka Why I’m Disappointed Edgar Wright is Leaving the Marvel Cinematic Universe
PLAY WITH ME is another creepy short film I just watched today.
It’s 2 minutes long, it is incredibly disturbing. INCREDIBLY.
sixpenceee you recommend the best short films, god bless you
Thanks! Here’s a compilation of the previous short films
In case you’re in the mood for full length films:
Not mine, but I know you’ll appreciate it
You can read all about it HERE, and it’s as awesome as it looks and sounds.
From the article:Made With Code is a new Google initiative to motivate future female programmers. Only 18% of computer science degrees are earned by women, and Google is spending $50 million over the next three years to change those numbers.
More than 150 high school girls turned out for the event, including local chapters of the Girl Scouts of the USA, Black Girls Code and Girls Who Code. Kaling, a writer and actress, emceed the premiere, which brought in Google X Vice President Megan Smith, Clinton Foundation Vice Chair Chelsea Clinton, iLuminate creator Miral Kotb, Pixar Director of Photography Danielle Feinberg and UNICEF Innovation cofounder Erica Kochi.
I feel like this is a good place to add this TedX talk
Badass women from history
- Leather clad English rocker girl
- Women boxing on a roof in LA (1933)
- Ellen O’Neal, the greatest woman freestyle skateboarder in the 1970s
- Elspeth Beard, first Englishwoman to circumnavigate the world by motorcycle
"Creepy girls you’re just my style, blood red lipstick you don’t smile, falling victim to your fantasy - damn, i love that you’re so creepy.”(X)
Here are some peter pan dresses! Most of these go up to 4XL as well!
- Glow in the dark bone dress
- Black peter pan dress
- Turquoise dress (on sale!)
- Mint fox dress
- Cat print dress
- Yellow dress with belt
- Pink dress with belt
- Red polka dot dress
- Yellow floral dress (on sale!)
- Navy dress (on sale!)
You can also get $15 off your first order of $50 by signing up here! Also if you have an order over $100 you can use this code on top of the $15 discount and get $20 off! The code is: App20
Thoughtful underwear with hidden powers. For every pair purchased you fund 7 pads to a girl in need.
OH SHIT YOU GUYS THIS COMPANY IS MAKING UNDERWEAR THAT IS STAIN RESISTANT, ANTIMICROBIAL, AND WILL ABSORB UP TO 6 TEASPOONS OF LIQUID BUT STILL LOOKS FUCKING SEXY
AND DID I MENTION THIS PART:
For every pair of THINX you buy, you help one girl in the developing world stay in school by providing her with seven washable, reusable cloth pads.
AND WHY IS THAT SUCH A BIG DEAL? HERE’S WHY:
After doing some research, Agrawal says she found that more than 100 million girls in the developing world were missing a week of school because of their periods, and using things such as leaves, old rags, or plastic bags in the place of sanitary pads.
THE SIZES RUN FROM XS TO XXL AND THE PRICES ARE NOT INSANE, THEY’RE OBVIOUSLY HIGHER THAN THOSE 5 FOR $10 SALES AT TARGET BUT YOU WON’T HAVE TO THROW THEM OUT BECAUSE YOU MISCALCULATED YOUR FLOW AND BLED ALL OVER THEM BEFORE YOU COULD GET TO A BATHROOM
I’M SORRY FOR SHOUTING I’M JUST REALLY EXCITED ABOUT THIS
LIKE HOLY FUCKBASKET IT’S ABOUT DAMN TIME