has her world outside it.
Grapples with the earth with her fingers and her mouth,
she's five years old.
Thread worms on a string,
keeps spiders in her pocket,
collects fly-wings in...
"I've launched a channel on YouTube to host these videos. My normally camera-shy husband and I already posted one. We both went to Christian schools and we were both bullied—he had it a lot worse than I did—and we are living proof that it gets better. We don't dwell too much on the past. Instead, we talk mostly about all the meaningful things in our lives now—our families, our friends (gay and straight), the places we've gone and things we've experienced—that we would've missed out on if we'd killed ourselves then.
If you're gay or lesbian or bi or trans, and you've ever read about a kid like Billy Lucas and thought, "Fuck, I wish I could've told him that it gets better," this is your chance. We can't help Billy, but there are lots of other Billy's out there—other despairing LGBT kids who are being bullied and harassed, kids who don't think they have a future—and we can help them....
Today we have the power to give these kids hope. We have the tools to reach out to them and tell our stories and let them know that it does get better. Online support groups are great, GLSEN does amazing work, the Trevor Project is invaluable. But many LGBT youth can't picture what their lives might be like as openly gay adults. They can't imagine a future for themselves. So let's show them what our lives are like, let's show them what the future may hold in store for them."
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Hands down, the coolest use for a laser that I've seen to date!
Daito Manabe is a Japanese-based composer, media artist and DJ who has previously explored making music with his facial expressions. Motoi Ishibashi is a programmer, artist, designer and engineer. The two have collaborated to develop a simple but unusual visual display system. They have developed a system where they direct laser beams at a screen that has been mounted to the wall and coated with photo luminescent or glow in the dark paint.
A computer processes a digital image and then triggers laser beams which are directed at the screen. Each 'shot' or blast of ultraviolet light results in a an area or 'pixel' of glowing green light. In order to get a realistic and accurate image, graduation and shading is created by adjusting the timing of the laser and the newer a shot then the brighter the slight. The completed image will gradually disappear over a period of a few minutes.
Source: World Business Satellite