Mama. Trauma ICU nurse. Introvert. Runner. Dog lover. πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ Strong believer in science & medicine. BLM. Prochoice.

Joined February 2009
We don’t need your 7 pm applause. We don’t need your donated pizza. We even don’t need your gratitude. We need you to wear a mask & keep your distance so you stop killing each other & you literally & figuratively stop killing us. It’s all we ask. PLEASE.
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"Regardless of whether or not one believes a fetus is ethically equivalent to an adult, it doesn't obligate a mother to sacrifice her bodily autonomy for another, innocent or not." (seen uncredited on Facebook)
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"Use of a woman's uterus to save a life must be offered voluntarily. By all means, profess your belief that providing one's uterus to save the child is morally just, and refusing is morally wrong. Legally, it must be the woman's choice to carry out the pregnancy."
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What was the best part of your day today? Discovering this mural was mine.
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If you don’t have or never had a uterus, you have no idea the dark, twisty, scary, suffocating places the minds of those of us who do have one have gone in the last few days. I could drown in the β€œwhat if”s.
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What is my attention span like? Literally every time I email myself for any reason, I am immediately excited & curious who just emailed me.
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Stay cool!
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The world may be a cesspool, we are forever alternating between extreme outrage & extreme heartbreak & it gets harder & harder to hang onto hope. Today a friend braided my hair & I wore a favorite new shirt. Every little thing helps. What is getting you through the day?
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If you ever want to feel really alive, put a little bit of hand sanitizer in a tiny paper cut
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My kids are playing doctor. They’re doing CPR (with a consistent ratio of compressions to breaths, although perhaps not exactly AHA approved) & they’re even using this toy as an ambu bag. Sometimes they yell β€œARE YOU ALIVE YET?!”
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Today seems like the right time to do a thread I've been thinking about for a while on how to handle the seemingly never-ending deluge of depressing and disturbing news. My tips are based on my time as a CIA military analyst in which I dealt daily with disturbing content. (1/)
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If you don't accept that bodily autonomy is an essential unconditional liberty, it's a waste of time talking to you at all. No other liberties survive without that one, more fundamental than property rights: if you don't own yourself absolutely, you own nothing.
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What was the best part of your day today? It’s okay if you’re not ready to name one yet. Sometimes it helps me regroup & salvage my remaining sanity to find even the smallest shred of silver lining despite hellscape all around.
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Things I, a trauma nurse, would strongly advise against but that I, a trauma nurse, also am present for in my own life.l: Using a leaf blower on a gigantic bonfire πŸ”₯
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Something we don't talk about enough is how exhausting existence is right now. The news yesterday has knocked me down, sent me reeling...I haven't done anything strenuous other than ✨exist✨ and I am exhausted. Normalize talking about this because I know I'm not alone.
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