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What I mean when I say “I can’t do that”- Anxiety Version:

  • I am unable to do that
  • I am too stressed out to do that
  • I cannot face the humiliation of attempting to do that
  • My body will physically not allow me to do that
  • I am on the verge of a panic attack
  • I cannot do that

What people hear:

  • I am unwilling to do that
  • I am just shy
  • I am overreacting
  • I am lazy
  • I need to get more experience in social situation to help my anxiety
  • I need a push
  • I don’t want to do that

Inspired by X


Ke$ha is a perfect example of how the media loves to make intelligent girls seem dumb and bitchy even though they are actually smart and caring. Ke$ha isn’t far from being a feminist icon but the media continues to label her as a dumb drunk party girl.

and Ke$ha is all for loving yourself and equality but she continues to receive harassment from mainstream media. Enough harassment to the point that she developed an eating disorder because of it. She is an example of how horrible and sexist the music industry is.


Weekly Editors Picks

It’s Friday so we’re serving up another batch of our favorite GIFs of the week! Here they are:

Jess Gilliam — Managing Art Director

This llama is such a majestic creature. Simply stunning. (above)

Dan Finkler — Director of Platform Engineering

Oh summer, you can’t come soon enough.

Rebekah Huber — Web Producer

Saturday is National Grilled Cheese Day so here’s a friendly reminder that grilled cheese can indeed be a man’s best friend.

Andrea Wagner — Social Media Director

The single, 8-bit kitty paw GIF has always been a team favorite. But this morning, we found the double kitty paw GIF and everyone’s minds were blown. It’s twice the cute.

Tyler Menzel — Editorial Director

Animal friendship GIFs are the cutest things to hit Giphy since GIFs of the Kimye Vogue photoshoot. They’re all so adorable, they could make your heart melt!

Nam Ngyuyen — Director of Business Development

Finally, Pooh serves up some smack down in this GTA SA mash-up (smash-up?) GIF. Who ever knew Pooh was such a bad-ass?!

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