hey, if you live in the USA and are worried af about the situation of the immigrants near you? look for your local Red Cross, see if they have a Migration and Refuge department, volunteer.
i'm a part of this department here in Brazil, and the work we do saves lives. i can only imagine what it could do in the USA, where the situation is the most chaotic rn.
if they don't have this department, ask them to consider building it. it can be a good start if you want to do something, but don't know how
hygiene, eugene, we all gene
work at it slowly, slowly, slowly
for me, someone at this internship called me out on my breath, and it made me really upset and angry but eventually I started putting some time into it with a metal scraper, and now I'm consistently flossing daily and actually enjoy it. Teeth just take an effort over time to see results, that's why they're ruled over by Saturn.
ugly symptoms of depression, unhygienic, low self steem talk
any other depressed people out here have an enormous difficulty in brushing their teeth when they are in their low days? it's the hardest for me
i hate my smile because of it and am constantly scared that my teeth will just.. fall out eventually. how does everyone else deal with this?
first aid, seizure mention, wholesome
yesterday, when i went to volunteer for the red cross, i also did their basic first aid class. we covered a whole bunch of shit, and one of them was seizures.
i just wanted to make this post to be happy, because when we entered the subject of people who seizure frequently and have "seizure guides" on them, and how sometimes their steps differ from what we are taught, the instructor made SURE to let it clear that we should follow the person's instructions
on his words "i did a 16, 29, 40 hours course on first aid. the person has, maybe, lived their whole teenage years/adulthood dealing with their seizures. they know what they're doing with their body."
First Aid Kit for Protests 1/2
This is basically adapted for political demonstrations where *I* live, and it's usually fairly tame. If cops are *gonna* mace, taser, shoot, and beat people up, prepare for that. General local police tactics usually involve intimidation, exhaustion, and what I guess you could call "image management". Contain everything, bc you don't want to piss off tourists and real estate devs.
Anyway, this is mostly me planning for other folks' lack of planning. We got:
- snacks (vegan)
- water for me
- water for others (I had 3 bottles)
- bug spray
- itch cream
- bandages (made from cut up t-shirt, baked in oven, then soaked in alcohol)
- band-aids (latex-free)
- pain relievers (ibuprofen, naproxen sodium, acetamenophen, aspirin)
- Antihistamine (diphenhydramine, Benadryl)
- latex gloves
- petroleum jelly
- hand sanitizer
- benzalkonium CL (antiseptic)
- Alc wipes
- gauze pads
- adhesive tape
- torches (handheld and headlamp)
some yet-to-bloom babies
lune. he/him. 16yo. brazilian as hell. i'm kind of someone in the middle of all the mess.
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