This fool KEPT HIS OFFICE.
Guyana Day 1
Spoke yesterday to a school in Guyana. So inspired by the kids....Hope, Love and PEACE will change the world! Being here has changed me in a way that words can't even express. My heart is full can't wait to see what day two brings. #bbsglobal #ichangenations
"You look at the crime and you look at the criminal. If it's a dope dealer who guns down an undercover narcotics officer, then he gets the gas. If it's a drifter who rapes a three-year-old girl, drowns her by holding her little head in a mud hole, then throws her body off a bridge, then you take his life and thank God he's gone. If it's an escaped convict who breaks into a farmhouse late at night and beats and tortures an elderly couple before burning them with their house, then you strap him in a chair, hook up a few wires, pray for his soul, and pull the switch. And if it's two dope heads who gang-rape a ten-year-old girl and kick her with pointed-toe cowboy boots until her jaws break, then you happily, merrily, thankfully, gleefully lock them in a gas chamber and listen to them squeal. It's very simple. Their crimes were barbaric. Death is too good for them, much too good."
~John Grisham (A Time to Kill). #fridayreadsandcoffee #fridayreadings #fridayreadingsession #rape #rapists #sexualabuse #girlchild #rapevictim #darkmomentsinlife #sexualassault #addwomen #rapeculture #inhumanecrimes #bindersfullofwomen #tothegirls #domesticviolence #racialviolence #yesallwomen #justice #blackgirlmagic
❤️ #capitalpunishment #consentissimple #ifitsnotyesitsno #courtroomdrama #goodstory #compelling #enjoyablebook #shankskonsult #shankskonsultcares
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In the last few days, counsel for a man acquitted of rape in Cork suggested jurors should reflect on underwear worn by the 17 year old complainant.
Following this wholly unacceptable comment, which clearly perpetuates unhelpful rape myths, we are calling on all our followers to post a picture of their thongs and knickers to support her with the hashtag #ThisIsNotConsent
The defence lawyer was a WOMAN! Can u fkn believe it ?!! She is a #MISOGYNIST
the past few days have been rough for me personally (hence being a little quiet on here), and yesterday i started to feel a familiar desire of isolation, just sitting in bed for what felt like too long. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
it scared me, as it’s been a few months since i felt that bad, and i wasn’t sure what to do. the first thing i knew was that i shouldn’t be alone. so i confessed to a friend the heavy thing that had been weighing me down. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
within minutes, she was knocking at my door & i told her how i had been holding this particular thing in because it was too much to think about. she simply replied “you know that’s not healthy right?” & suddenly i was crying ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
she gave me a few encouraging words and when she left, i cried some more. i finally was honest with God, told Him how i was feeling. and though my situation hadn’t changed, i felt lighter. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
the moral of this? for the first time, i didn’t let myself suffer alone. i’m learning that people are put into my life for a reason, and there’s no shame in leaning into God as well as community. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
don’t hold a heavier load than you need to. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
#urbanwmn #tothegirls #thursdaythoughts #community #prayer #selfcare #selflove
A Canadian man told me that men are capable of handling excess amount of alcohol, they are psychologically and genetically strong in handling alcohol but women are not. Yesterday, I saw a beautiful dutch art by Jacob Savery in the Art Gallery of Alberta that shows men going crazy, brawling and vomiting (in the lower left corner of the painting) while their wives are trying to control and restrain them. It takes even more psychological, mental and physical effort to control a drunk alcoholic man than it takes to handle alcohol. Every individual has their own capability of handling alcohol, some women can handle more alcohol than men. Anybody can feel sick and mad when it comes to excess alcohol, doesn't matter if it's a man or a woman. .
#womensreality #timesup #nomoore #nevermore #metoo #everydaysexism #tothegirls #heforshe #yesallwomen
#fem2 #believewomen #women #art #girlpower #womenempowerment #allmencan
How do we ensure equal power balance in all of our relationships? .
Standards and values shape our interactions. .
Listen deeply to what the other person is saying, ask questions and get really clear on our values, and the standards and expectations we impose upon each other. .
If you go back to your childhood you’ll remember the standards and values of your parents. .
Maybe we’ve developed the same or different standards and values. .
How have your values been shaped and how they impact your current relationships?
No one likes to feel like they're in this all alone, but that's how we feel when we keep everything to ourselves.
When we share our stories with others, we allow them to see the parts of us we were once taught not to show. The complicated and imperfect parts of our lives. And they start sharing the complicated and imperfect parts of them. We start embracing imperfection, together. That's how trust is built.
Tag the women you trust with your stories 🙊
With Love & Light
Siân & Zoë
Would you rather be stressed the eff out or do something new with a positive experience and a sense of wonder?
Curiousity is a HUGE blessing, if you know how to use it. Instead of being so curious about what other people are wearing or doing, how can you approach your work, wardrobe, love life, or even negative things like flight delays with curiousity?
AND, what if you started being curious about ideas instead of what other people are doing?
toiletries aren’t just about toiletries. they’re about focus and achievement and who gets those luxuries and who doesn’t. link in bio to help #girlswithgrit
Exposure to and the experience of trauma has been a part of the human condition since we evolved as a species. We are all impacted by cyclical acts of violence. However, there continues to be a paralysis in the conversation following human trauma. The recent national dialogue surrounding trauma, especially sexual violence, has proven that as a society and culture, many simply don’t understand or know how to talk about the aftermath of trauma…without shaming, blaming, invalidating, or placing the survivor on trial
Trauma, in its many forms, is more than a singular event, but a force that firmly roots itself and can unravel many layers in a survivor's life. The aftermath of trauma can be more devastating and debilitating than the trauma itself. Trauma does not remain still and moves with force and has the powerful capacity to reshape who we are, view of self and others, roles, relationships, the ability to cope, the ability to parent, and how we navigate through the world.
HEY TRAUMA, THE DAY WE MET is an anonymous postcard project that allows survivors, as well those impacted by vicarious/secondary trauma (family, friends, or partners of survivors), to step out of the shadows of silence and give voice to how their lives changed....THE DAY THEY MET TRAUMA. .
. ~Dr. Tama Lane
#trauma #survivor #ptsd #ptsdawareness #ptsdrecovery #healing #breakthesilence #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #webelievesurvivors #believewomen #believesurvivors #whyididntreport #imwithher #tothegirls #heforshe #metoo #malesurvivors #childhoodtrauma #traumapsychologist
I love this quote from fashion icon Diane von Furstenberg’s LinkedIn interview last spring. I saw it on a recent Delta flight. The interview is short and sweet, but a great insight into her life, her business, branding, mentoring and a revealing truth or two about women and about life. What an amazing woman. Google the interview or go to bit.ly/2nAwPrx. It’s well worth your time.
"All of us are responsible for creating change, whatever industry you work in. We're asking everyone to help create a world we can be proud of - one that is safe, just and equal." We're #Thankful4 @emmawatson
and the time she dedicates to fighting for equality for all. ✊
Each year, millions of individuals fall victim to the heinous sexual crimes and domestic violent acts that often go unreported.
These victims, young and old, male and female of every race and background can go years without telling anyone of the trauma they’ve experienced from the hands of their perpetrators.
Their voices have been silenced by this gripping fear.
Introducing! HUSH...No More!
A documentary film, elevating the awareness of the negative impact that sexual assault, sexual harassment, domestic violence and sex trafficking has had on the lives of its victims.
These are their stories.
Their stories of pain, betrayal and abuse, and the fearless courage to stand tall share their truth.
HUSH No More, is about their power to fight for freedom. The strength to shatter the shame and the incredible resilience of love and forgiveness to overcome, survive and thrive!
#hushnomore #metoo #believewomen #believesurvivors #womensreality #timesup #nomoore #nevermoore #meat14 #imanastywoman #imwithher #everydaysexism #tothegirls #whyistayed #heforshe #yesallwomen #effyourbeautystandards #fem2
: When was the last time you took a break from the hustle bustle? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Hello loves, it’s #HTFBSelfCare
day again. First off, we would like to apologize for missing about a week. We were busy taking a break. ☺ Today we would like to discuss the word #Break
When was the last time you took a break from all the hustle bustle? Its funny because we tend to see break as avoiding responsibilities and we live in a world that glorifies being “busy” equals to productivity. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
We all need to take a break sometimes. It's important to take a break from be it your job, the routine, and the demands of life in order to keep stress levels in check. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Taking a break does not mean we are running away from responsibility; we’re taking ourselves so we’ll have the stamina to be ourselves. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
, we want you to stop feeling bad for taking breaks in between your routine. Tell yourself “I deserve this break, and break brings me to a better state of mind.” Taking a break is paradoxically, necessary to getting any work done. <3 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
With love, @htfbody
#SelfCare #Thursday #ThursdayMotivation #HTFBody #KualaLumpur #Malaysia #TakeABreak #Break