girls, who were bullied most of their life and gain confidence at one point, should be feared most because they dont take anyone’s shit no longer and they will destroy you if you think otherwise
Art by Starchild Stela
Can we please talk about how rad she is?
photos by gerry ellis from the david sheldrick wildlife trust, a nursery and orphanage for elephants in kenya’s tsavo east national park. here, fifty five keepers are charged with being around the clock parents to an elephant. the elephants, however, are the ones who chose their caretakers; it is the keepers who must ingratiate themselves to the elephants and earn their trust.
when elephants first arrive at the orphanage they are often traumatized from having witnessed the slaughter of their mothers and family by poachers. grieving can last several months, and they often lose the will to live. but as dame daphne sheldrick, founder of the orphanage, explains, a caretaker is charged with “persuading an elephant to live when it wants to die.”
approximately 35,000 elephants are killed by humans every year. with an estimated 350,000 elephants left in the whole continent of africa, they will be gone in the wild within ten years.
cbc’s the nature of things did a program on the elephants and their caretakers. you can foster an elephant with the david sheldrick wildlife trust online here. for more on the emotional lives of elephants, as well as the david sheldrick wildlife trust and other human efforts to save them, check out these posts
The power of procrastination
“The first thing to note”, says Cham, “is that procrastination is not the same thing as laziness. Laziness is when you don’t want to do anything. Procrastination, its close but distinct cousin, is when you don’t want to do the one thing you really ought to be doing, right now. It’s not that you don’t want to do it, it’s just that you find doing everything else possible, from some completely obscure hobby to categorising the entire internet, like the Yahoo dudes did when their supervisor was on summer break, more appealing.”
He continues in his diagnosis: “I think that the main problem PhD students face is not procrastination or laziness. It’s guilt. Only in academia are you in this bizarre world that never ends; where you always could, or should, do more. As a result, there’s a constant anxiety that stops grad students doing what they enjoy doing. Instead, they feel like impostors, let in on a clerical error, and that the rest of the world is light years ahead, with their marriages, houses, and babies. Meanwhile, the project they thought was cool is actually impossible… or someone’s already done it… and, in any event, nobody actually cares. All of this can lead to burn out.”
A list of all massacres of Indigenous Australians that happened in Victoria. I feel this information needs to be shared as people don’t know nearly enough about Indigenous Australians and do not know how horribly we were and still are treated. Nothing else needs to be said as the list tells it all. Click the photos to save a bigger image for reading the list clearly.
Photo/display credit: Brambuk - The National Park & Cultural Centre.
DO NOT YELL AT ME FOR SAYING SORRY TOO MUCH BECAUSE I WILL ACCIDENTALLY APOLOGIZE EVEN MORE AND SORRY