Pronunciation /ˈɛmeɪ/, /ˈɛzmeɪ/ or /ˈɛzmiː/
Gender male or female
Origin French esmé (feminine esmée), "esteemed", past participle of esmer, "to esteem"
Meaning 1. French: "beloved", "esteemed" 2. Short for Esméralda
“I want to try not to repeat myself. But then I seem to do it continuously in my films. It’s not something I make any effort to do. I just want to make films that are personal, but interesting to an audience. I feel I get criticized for style over substance, and for details that get in the way of the characters. But every decision I make is how to bring those characters forward.”
Happy Birthday Wes Anderson! | May 1, 1969
How do you raise a young person in our simultaneously both porned out and repressed culture to both avoid sexual assault while not being alienated from their own sexuality? Please, please tell me.
Socialist activist & journalist for the Nation Dave Zirin this week on MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry. (via thepeoplesrecord)
Working on that right now. Will keep you posted.
Dear awful people, gather ‘round, because Mama’s got something important to say. Knock it the hell off. Stop making queer people in hetero relationships feel uncomfortable in queer spaces. Stop contributing to bi invisibility by insisting that queer girls who date boys are “straight now.” Stop acting like the person someone dates today negates the entire rest of their sexual and romantic history. Stop pressuring bisexual people back into the closet by ignoring the reality of their identities. Stop treating sexual orientation as an either/or. Stop policing other people’s sexuality. Stop being just as bad as the conservatives who ostracize people for being gay. We’re supposed to be the good guys, remember?
While PTSD is the most common result of a traumatic situation, it doesn’t have to be. No one should have to suffer longer than they have to, the research is already in effect to help us use what we have in ourselves to become stronger, happier and even more resilient. Studies have found that just a few minutes of focused ‘benefit finding’ from a hurtful experience can help people deal with the anger and upset caused by a situation.
“Posttraumatic growth is defined as “a positive change experienced as a result of the struggle with a major life crisis or a traumatic event.” While the concept of growth following trauma is not new information, what is new is the study of it in scientific and therapeutic institutions.
Doctors studying Posttraumatic growth have found that they can foster such growth by helping victims of trauma build on resiliency skills they used during previous anxiety-provoking situations. For example, the abilities a person utilized to get through a public speaking challenge can be resurrected to help them get through their current state of anxiety — even if the current state of anxiety is severe.
If no such skills are available, they can be taught. Apparently, the mere recognition of innate, empowering resources is a powerful tool for fostering Posttraumatic growth. “