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humansofnewyork:

Something tells me this man graduates every single day.

LOVE IT

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humansofnewyork:

The average person is not a chess expert. So whenever a crowd is gathered around a game, it often means a visually-interesting matchup.

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doctorswithoutborders:

“I’m Going to Tell The Whole World”: An HIV “Expert Patient,” In Her Own Words

In 2001, I tested positive for HIV. At that time, I was 25 years old and in a terrible state. I had lost a lot of weight, I was vomiting, had cold and hot rashes and was saying weird things. My whole body was covered with sores and I was confined to a wheelchair. Literally, I was more dead than alive.

In 2004, I started volunteering for an organization that helped people living with HIV/AIDS in Nhlangano, the capital of Shiselweni region. They asked me to share my experiences, and I told people about antiretroviral treatment and what it had done for me.

When I started seeing MSF cars in Nhlangano in 2009, I became curious and asked around. Someone told me what MSF was doing, and immediately I wrote my application letter and was hired as an “expert patient.” My role is to do pre and post-test counseling and to be there for the patients when they need support.

I really like the work with the patients. I know I give them hope by telling my story. Today I am fine. I have a healthy four-year-old boy who is HIV negative. Before I had him, five children I brought to this world had died, each after six months. My older son is 17, and he is well, too. I know what the patients are going through, and telling them my story and how important it is to stick to the treatment encourages them. The other day a young girl even told me I was her role model. That made me very happy.

Photo: Thembi (right) with her two sons
Swaziland 2012 © Irene Jancsy/MSF

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cavetocanvas:

Asher B. Durand, Interior of a Wood, c. 1850

Very Pre-Raphalite

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humansofnewyork:

‎”I’ve got three bullets in my leg from Vietnam.”
“You got shot three times?”
“I got shot five times. Three are still in there.”

After I took the photograph, he walked away a few steps, then came back: “If anyone wants to know,” he said, “my name is Staff Sergeant Frank Melillo.”

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"Making love with you
Is like drinking sea water.
The more I drink
The thirstier I become,
Until nothing can slake my thirst
But to drink the entire sea."

- Kenneth Rexroth  (via embracethevision)

(via raw-sensual-passion)

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