Can you help?

A good friend of mine needs help. I’m going to get straight to the point here. Both her and her partner have mental and physical issues and they have two children in their care- a young girl and a little boy with Asperger’s. This family is being evicted and, because of the American welfare system, they have nowhere to go.

This is their gofundme page: http://www.gofundme.com/y5d244. Now I’m not asking you to donate, and many of you reading this will not be in the financial position to do so. But we can all help. You could take 3 seconds to reblog this post. Or you could take 5 seconds to go onto this page and share it with your Facebook friends. Anything to raise awareness of their situation.

But if you are financially able to donate, anything will help. $5 is the cost of your daily coffee, could you go without that for one day? $10 is the cost of a pizza, could you go without that for one day?

If you would like to contact the owner of the gofundme page feel free to do so and there you can ask her any questions you wish.

Please do what you can, and thank you very much for reading.

Dobby is a free elf !!

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Two years of my blood, sweat, and tears. Conveniently stored in a folder.

I am done. Two years of college are officially over. Now what? I always thought that after I finished college I’d feel like an adult, like I was completely prepared to move onto Uni and finally grow up. Truth is, I am so fucking scared. I am 17 for God’s sake, I have no idea about the world! What even are taxes?! I have been through 13 years of education and I can tell you all the elements in the Periodic Table, and recite the “To be or not to be…” quote from Hamlet off by heart, and don’t get me started on Pythagoras Theorem because I am an expert at that! Yet I don’t understand politics, or how to run a household, and I’ve never been taught how to write a CV/ resume. I guess what I’m trying to say is that the teenage generation is growing up completely unprepared for life. Yesterday I had to ask to go to the toilet, and now I’m expected to sort out my student finance, find a job, find somewhere to live, and be a fully functioning adult?! Yeah…no.Of course education is important, don’t get me wrong. But I think our system needs to change, otherwise we’re going to produce a generation who can recognise a metaphor but can’t pay the bills.