why dont people have pizza parties anymore like hell yeah invite me over to your house to eat pizza and then i’ll leave that’s the shit i do like
The words I love you sits on my lips, but my mouth is to busy to say any of it.
Sure, I’m sad, but I’m not looking to soothe that sadness by replacing it with a new relationship. Women are allowed to be sad, and they’re allowed to be single, and they don’t need to hear that one day a man is going to make it all go away by telling her she is good enough again. She’s good enough as she is.
adulthood is just an endless stream of phone calls you don’t want to make but have to
Yvone, a young woman in a wheelchair, living in a compound in Lusaka, Zambia, told me that when she went for HIV testing, “You are looked up and down, people say, ‘Why should you be in the line? Who could give you HIV?’ They don’t expect disabled women to be sexually active.” Local health facilities don’t have ramps, wide doorways and accessible toilets, making it difficult for her to get even basic healthcare services.
Yvone is one of the almost two million people in Zambia have disabilities, and who face significant barriers in accessing HIV prevention, testing and treatment services. People with physical, intellectual, psychosocial or sensory disabilities face pervasive stigma and discrimination in communities and healthcare settings because of stereotypical views that they do not have the capacity, desire or right to lead full sexual and reproductive lives. Staff in health facilities are not able to communicate test results or provide counseling for some people with disabilities, especially deaf people. Due to communication barriers and notions about their capacity to consent, people with disabilities are not always assured of confidential HIV services with full and informed consent.humanrightswatch)