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  • Thank you @ladygaga for your important words. We’re all in this together and have to take care if each other. Not everyone will directly experience...
  • Thank you @ladygaga for your important words. We’re all in this together and have to take care if each other. Not everyone will directly experience mental illness, although many will; but almost everyone will be affected indirectly through knowing someone with #mentalillness ... so let’s #speakup and #reachout and #smashthestigma 👊🏻👊🏻👊🏻 too many of us and too many of our loved ones are suffering in silence and suffering excessively
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  • People who struggle with anxiety have a habit of keeping their feelings inside.

If you do this, too, then there’s probably a pretty good reason wh...
  • People who struggle with anxiety have a habit of keeping their feelings inside. If you do this, too, then there’s probably a pretty good reason why. At some point it probably made sense for you to keep quiet. Perhaps you grew up in a home where you always had to be the peacemaker. Or perhaps someone you love used to tell you you’re “too emotional,” so you learned it wasn’t “mature” to show your feelings. Or perhaps you don’t want to be seen as “pushy” or “demanding.” Whatever it is, that’s ok. Let’s not get caught up in the past. Now, you’re an adult. And keeping your feelings inside, or otherwise holding back, no longer serves you. Because feelings are energy. And negative feeling like anxiety, sadness, etc…have a really strong energy. You’ve felt this toxic energy many times before: in your racing heart, in your tight shoulders, or in you’re sweating hands. So if you keep these feelings inside, you keep this energy inside. Which only causes more anxiety, and reinstates the belief that you’re a burden to other people when you share what’s real for you right now. Plus, if you perpetually keep your real self hidden, you diminish over time. You have less energy, vitality, and passion. You feel less happy and fulfilled. Over time you whittle away and have little to offer others because your cup is so empty. I’ve been down that road, and trust me, it ain’t pretty. So today I’m sharing quick video on why you need to speak up, even if you’re feeling anxious. Even if you’re feeling “unworthy.” Even if you’re worried the other person won’t listen to you. And I’m giving you some really important tips to communicate effectively, with both compassion and strength. Link in Bio #anxiety #freedomfromanxiety #speakup #mentalhealth #mindfulness #wellness #selflove #mentalillness #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealthmatters #happiness #radiantwholeness #caitlinthecoach #lifecoach #caitlinmargaret #lifecoachnyc
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  • Part 2 of this jerk parking in the blue lines!! Yup I had to ask someone for help TO GET IN MY CAR!!😡 There’s nothing wrong with asking for help i...
  • Part 2 of this jerk parking in the blue lines!! Yup I had to ask someone for help TO GET IN MY CAR!!😡 There’s nothing wrong with asking for help if you need it, BUT I should NOT HAVE TO in THIS SITUATION!!!🤬 •Full video IS on YOUTUBE if you’d like to check it out!! Link is on my profile or YouTube.com/tamaramenaofficial!👌 *️⃣ Feel free to SHARE THIS Video/ REPOST or share the Full YouTube video!! •This is NOT RIGHT AND WE HAVE TO MAKE PEOPLE AWARE OF THIS TOGETHER!!!👊 _ THANK YOU so much to everyone for the amazing support with this!!❤️ I will say that it saddens me and infuriates me to know that SOOO many people have said and commented they to go through this ALL THE TIME!!!😱🤬 All over the world!!🤯 So I hope that sharing this can help in someway!!🙌 • BTW In this situation I had been waiting already way too long so, I did not call the cops, to have to wait even longer, but next time something like this happens I WILL!!👊 ______________________________ Parte 2 del ojete que se estacionó en las líneas azules...😡 Así es TUVE QUE PEDIR AYUDA para SUBIRME A MI CARRO!! No tiene Nada de malo pedir ayuda cuando la necesitas, PERO en ESTA situación NO DEBERIA DE TENER QUE HACERLO POR LA INCONSCIENCIA de ALGUIEN MÁS!!🤬 •El video completo esta en mi YOUTUBE por si lo quieren VER Y/O COMPARTIR! EL ENLACE está EN MI Perfil. O ve a YouTube.com/tamaramenaofficial!👌 *️⃣ Siéntete libre de COMPARTIR ESTE Video/ HACER REPOST o compartir el video COMPLETO de YouTube!🤯 •Esto NO ESTÁ BIEN Y NECESITAMOS HACER CONCIENCIA JUNTOS!!!👊 _ Muchas gracias a todos por el gran apoyo con esto!!❤️ Aunque si tengo que decir que me da mucha tristeza y rabia saber que tantas personas han compartido que pasan por este tipo de situaciones TODO el tiempo!!🤬 En todas partes del mundo!!🤯 Espero que por lo menos Compartiendo acerca de esto ayude un poco!!🙌 • Por cierto En esta situación ya había perdido mucho tiempo y ya no quería esperar más así que no le hablé a la policía, pero la próxima vez, SÍ LO HARÉ!!👊
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  • To know you have a choice is powerful. You feel relief and excitement and anxious all at the same time. You find a way to deal with the naysayers. ...
  • To know you have a choice is powerful. You feel relief and excitement and anxious all at the same time. You find a way to deal with the naysayers. You surround yourself with others who support you, whether by choice or circumstance. You have a lot to offer this world. . . . #childfree #childless #nokids
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  • Rest. What comes to mind when you read that word? A nap? Time on the couch? Watching a movie with friends or family? I think God intended those thi...
  • Rest. What comes to mind when you read that word? A nap? Time on the couch? Watching a movie with friends or family? I think God intended those things and so MUCH more. Sometimes our best ideas, strategies—wisdom, comes when we’re simply allowing God to renew our heart and mind. So as you take time to rest this weekend, expect God to meet you there and breathe his life into you. He’s everything you need! May it be a weekend of rest-oration! “Restore to me the joy of Your salvation And sustain me with a willing spirit.” Psalm 51:12
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  • #Repost @theconsciouskid "Black History Month is first and foremost a weeks-long celebration of the pioneering Black Americans who changed the cour...
  • #Repost @theconsciouskid "Black History Month is first and foremost a weeks-long celebration of the pioneering Black Americans who changed the course of our culture and country. For white parents, particularly those who don't feel comfortable or prepared to talk with their children about race and racism, the month should also be seen as a timely opportunity to start essential, on-going conversations about racist ideas if they haven't already. Black History Month, after all, often prompts kids to ask questions about slavery, historical periods like Jim Crow and the civil rights era, the lives of famous Black Americans, and current debates over kneeling during the National Anthem and police violence.  For parents who have little practice discussing #race and #racism, it can be tempting to reach for the safest thing to say, or to say nothing at all. But generations of parents tried that and America remains a country steeped in racist policies and views, a reality that many white Americans can't seem to fully grasp. @ibramxk, professor and founding director of the Antiracist Research and Policy Center at American University, instead advocates for a different approach. Parents should talk to children about how certain ideas are racist. "If that child does not learn early about the real world of racism, then they’re more than likely going to become a practitioner of racism," he says. Ibram says that white parents who want to do better must begin by educating themselves about racism. That means knowing enough about the history and contemporary use of racist ideas to understand, clarify, and explain it to children. A parent can start doing that even with a toddler by talking directly about skin color and explaining that no hue is superior to another, says Kendi. If this seems unnecessary, research shows that infants are attune to racial differences. A recent study found that 4-year-olds have racial bias that is most pronounced against Black boys. If you're a white parent who wants to truly honor #BlackHistoryMonth this year, start by teaching yourself and your child how to talk honestly about how racist ideas turn into racist words, actions, and policies. @mashable
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  • There is no "perfect victim" or "perfect reaction" to sexual assault. It often seems that no matter what I do, it is not the right thing. Some peop...
  • There is no "perfect victim" or "perfect reaction" to sexual assault. It often seems that no matter what I do, it is not the right thing. Some people tell me that I just need to move on with my life, others say I am not "healed" because I keep "dwelling on what happened." People have told me to stop calling myself a victim and start calling myself a survivor. People have told me that I need to stop being so angry and that forgiveness is what will set me free. I am tired of being told by people who didn't experience what happened to me telling me how to respond. YOU HAVE A RIGHT TO YOUR EMOTIONS AND REACTIONS. Comment below ⬇️ how have you coped with unsolicited "advice" and victim blaming?
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  • Here's what Robert F. Kennedy Jr. has to say about the so-called "anti-vaccine movement"
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"So you have the politicians that have bee...
  • Here's what Robert F. Kennedy Jr. has to say about the so-called "anti-vaccine movement" ——————————————— "So you have the politicians that have been neutralized, you have the regulatory agency neutralized. You have the courts and lawyers gone. What’s left? The press. Well, the pharmaceutical industry is the single biggest advertiser on television, radio and newspapers. They give between $3.4 and $5.6 billion a year in advertising. So you will not see a network news show covering this issue honestly, ever. And you guys all know that. There’s this kind of Kafkaesque censorship in the news about having a reasonable debate about this issue— a fact-based debate. So instead we hear a lot of name calling because they can’t debate us on the merits. They call us anti-vaccine. They call us hysterical. They call us conspiracy theorists. I want people who use the term “anti-vax parents” to be thinking of a parent with a disabled child, because that’s who they are. "I want to say one other thing. This movement that calls you anti-vax is the most misogynistic movement that I have seen in my lifetime. It is a movement that is anti-mother and it is anti-woman. The names that I hear coming out of people’s mouths about hysterics, and “refrigerator moms,” and all of this in our major newspapers like The New York Times, is extraordinary. And I want to say something about these women before I stand down. I was raised around extraordinary women. My grandmother, Rose Kennedy, was mother of three senators, and the mother of a President. My aunt Eunice Shriver started the Special Olympics. But I have never met women like the ones that I have met in this movement. They are articulate. They’re eloquent. They’re pharmacists. They’re doctors. They’re lawyers. They have read the science. They know what the science says. And they can destroy any of these politicians if they were given the ability to debate." #speakup #THINK #bebrave #savethechildren #enoughisenough #noforcedvaccines
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  • We are very honored to be a part of tonight's SAVA fundraiser! @savacenter
  • We are very honored to be a part of tonight's SAVA fundraiser! @savacenter
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  • Who we are has been told to us over and over by one person or another, at least it was for me. Here’s the thing, they may be right, but maybe they ...
  • Who we are has been told to us over and over by one person or another, at least it was for me. Here’s the thing, they may be right, but maybe they aren’t. Who you are is an inside job. You came into this world knowing who you are, you just didn’t know the words to tell, so other people did. Use your words. Now you can tell who you really are, so tell it... This is where your True purpose is waiting for you. With so much Love, Marie
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  • #Repost @whywomendontleave (@get_repost)
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I wasn't always brave or strong. I wasn't always outspoken. I didn't always stand up for myself. Start...
  • #Repost @whywomendontleave (@get_repost) ・・・ I wasn't always brave or strong. I wasn't always outspoken. I didn't always stand up for myself. Starting this page and sharing my story is not easy. I was kept quiet for years. I had to be quiet about the abuse I endured during my childhood. Then I got married and you just kept quiet. It's not like you want to share with the world the man you love abuses you. It's embarrassing and hurtful. Until you realize that it's not your shame. I don't write about my experiences to embarrass my ex-husband. I don't use names. Some minor details have been changed to protect people's privacy. I write about my story because it's my story. It's what happened to me. I am not embarrassed or ashamed anymore. I am proud of what I have survived. Truthfully I don't hate my ex-husband either. I hate what he did of course, but I have moved on. Moving on though doesn't mean all those years didn't affect me or change me. I live with complex PTSD. It is what it is. Not everyone wants to read my story, some people think I need to stop talking about it. My response is if you don't want to hear my story, that's okay. I am not telling it for you. I am telling it for me and for anyone else who might need to hear it. #whywomendontleave #domesticabuse #nolongersilent #enddomesticabuse #abuse #complexptsd #mystory #myrecovery #domesticviolence #dv #abusiverelationships #myfeelings #toxiclove #mentalabuse #findyourstrength #childabuse #dvcycles #narcissist #nationaldomesticabuse #speakup #nomore #enddvabuse
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  • Big dreams and even bigger hopes for the future ✨ Hand on heart, today I am thankful for all of your beautiful messages of support. To those that s...
  • Big dreams and even bigger hopes for the future ✨ Hand on heart, today I am thankful for all of your beautiful messages of support. To those that shared my post yesterday thank you!! Big things are coming and I’m enjoying every step that I’m taking to get where my vision is headed. I do everything in memory of my dad and I hope that I make him proud 🕊
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  • When it comes to the topic of “fur” you have to get creative with your approach. Yes, I get angry when I see a fur trim.BUT, I have to remind mysel...
  • When it comes to the topic of “fur” you have to get creative with your approach. Yes, I get angry when I see a fur trim.BUT, I have to remind myself that the individual doesn’t always know what they are wearing. You must start over each time you approach someone..... yes. IT’S HARD. 🙆🏻‍♀️😅💆🏻‍♀️💆🏻‍♀️💆🏻‍♀️💆🏻‍♀️ #fortheanimals
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  • If u know u know... #speakup
  • If u know u know... #speakup
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  • How shameful is it right, when you look back and to now and you see some things have never changed. Here I’m talking about rape. Disgusted. We comm...
  • How shameful is it right, when you look back and to now and you see some things have never changed. Here I’m talking about rape. Disgusted. We communicate these message about “stop rape” in so many ways, tv, newspaper, through our voice but what happens..no changes. Those beasts just don’t change. Why does a woman always have to justify herself in this world and be pointed at. Her short clothes are a problem still in this generation, her education, her being ahead of boys, her playing sports, her walking outside late night and mostly her being a GIRL! Like what? We do say things have changed but when you look back and now, there are a lot of things that hasn’t even changed a bit. Sad. Women voices are mostly defeated. When sometimes they go to complain, there complains are not registered, why because the raper is high status person? Because there’s no evidence? Because she’s lying? Because actually it’s her who is characterless.....the reason I’m writing this is because beside rapes to be decreasing, they are increasing. Doesn’t a woman has right to life her life? Isn’t she a human? Her rights are always snatched away wether if it’s about voting, education, salary, her self-worth...May God give those beasts some brain and some feelings!Otherwise God knows....but yes we should never step back from these things. We should rise our voice and stop the bad from happening!! 🙏 #stoprape #youdonthaverightoverher #woman #norape #respecther #herdignity #herselfworth #she #withoutwomenthereisnolife #thosebeasts #writer #letherlive #godwilldojustice #ourvoice #speakup #rights #igwriters #writersofig #writersofinstagram #no #nyc #friday #backandnow #nochanges #disgusting #amwriting #words
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  • I’m just going to be honest here and admit that being back to work full-time has been both rewarding and challenging. Obviously I’m missing my kids...
  • I’m just going to be honest here and admit that being back to work full-time has been both rewarding and challenging. Obviously I’m missing my kids which is the hardest bit. What I’m most surprised about however are the types of “welcome back” I’ve received. Most people have of course been incredibly supportive and accomodating, but others appear to have forgotten that I’m a very experienced lawyer and treating me like I’m a bit of an idiot! I’ve had a baby, not a lobotomy! To quote Carrie Bradshaw. The unfortunate thing is, this behaviour has actually come from women. I truly hope the sisterhood strengthens and stops this sort of competitive crap. In an era where we are standing up for ourselves, how about we stand together? I’m slowly returning to myself and I’m liking it. 💪🏼 All power to the girl tribe. 👩🏻‍⚖️👩🏻‍🎓👩🏻‍🔧👩🏼‍🏫👩🏼‍🎤👷🏽‍♀️👩🏿‍⚕️ 📷 @lalahdelia . . . . #findyourtribe #girltribe #standtogether #sisterhood #workingmama #womenconnect #careermum #ladyboss #newlaw #carriebradshaw #lawyerofinstagram #ladylawyer #girlpower #selfbelief #melbournelawyer #australianlawyer #criminallawyer #speakup
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  • I saw my therapist today, for the first time since a particularly traumatizing experience about 3 weeks ago with the QC, Canadian healthcare system...
  • I saw my therapist today, for the first time since a particularly traumatizing experience about 3 weeks ago with the QC, Canadian healthcare system. She’s known me for a little over a year now, and actually met me pre-postpartum depression, pregnant and in deep relationship troubles (we originally met her as a couple). I’m saying all this to demonstrate that she has seen first hand how my experience getting #postpartum depression opened my eyes to the flaws in our healthcare system for moms and for women in general women’s health care.💔 . When I walked in today and recounted the horrific experience (which I will be sharing on the blog I promise, I’m just not quite there yet), she completely empathized and understood how I question our social norms and institutions. She said something to me that’s got me thinking ever since. She said “you have a different way of seeing the world. Don’t lose that, you can help people” and ever since, I’ve been thinking “ok, but what if the world doesn’t deserve it?” Where do I draw the line for my mental well being? Arghhhh wheels are spinning and I only see her again in 2 weeks. 🤦🏻‍♀️🤣 Thank God for introspective cannabis use... #selfawareness #selfwork #selfcare . Has your #therapist left you with your wheels spinning recently? Or perhaps you reached a new level of self awareness this week? I want to know. ⤵️💖 . . . . . #mothersmary #mothersmarycommunity #socialnorms #institutions #breakthestigma #therapy #mentalilness #depression #postpartumdepression #ppd #ptsd #womenshealth #healthcare #compassionatecare #failedsystem #speakup #speakyourtruth
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  • ❤️👏🏻❤️🙌🏻 #Repost @jessicauys with @get_repost
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We move through our days pretending. Not lying. No, that feels too big. That feels as if it's...
  • ❤️👏🏻❤️🙌🏻 #Repost @jessicauys with @get_repost ・・・ We move through our days pretending. Not lying. No, that feels too big. That feels as if it's all a big lie, when it's not. But we are pretending in many little ways, so sneaky they are, we almost don't notice. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ We pretend by keeping quiet about how we really feel, about what we really want, about what we really desire. We pretend by saying yes when we mean no. By withholding our truth. By hoping it will pass. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ We pretend by numbing out. By people-pleasing. By being perfect. By being tough. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ But this isn't serving us. Or the people around us. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ It's keeping us small. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ It's holding us back. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ And it's preventing us from showing up in a way that really matters. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ So let's start choosing differently, shall we? Not easy, I know. Especially when we've been living this way for a while. But we can start by noticing. Noticing what's going on when we feel a little compromised. Getting curious about the differences between our needs and the perceived expectations of the people around us. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ And so we take the first step in getting brave enough to tell our truth. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ . . . . #anuncompromisedlife #truthtelling #compromises #thelieswetell #recoveringperfectionist #themaskswewear #personalgrowth #perfectionism #livestrong #daringgreatly #showingup #authenticliving #alifeonpurpose #speakup #truthbetold #selfcompassion #selfawareness #personalgrowthcoach #enneagramcoach #blindspots #honoryourself #selfcare #therapy #holisticpsychology #lookwithin
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  • I love our tribe of empowered authentic women who are making a difference in this life. 
#SpeakUp to support your tribe. 
Join our community at Spe...
  • I love our tribe of empowered authentic women who are making a difference in this life. #SpeakUp to support your tribe. Join our community at Speakupandempower.com. Enter my name Carol as the referral code to receive a $5 discount. Our community of women support, teach, empower and share their knowledge and wisdom! Come join us today before the rates increase March 1, 2019. You are going to love being part of our tribe of inspiring women of the heart 💜
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  • Our all-women staff team in Rogunathpur village. The girls there are inspired to see that women can take any leadership role in our GEP, from entry...
  • Our all-women staff team in Rogunathpur village. The girls there are inspired to see that women can take any leadership role in our GEP, from entry-level teacher to area Supervisor. Many of the teachers in our GEP used to be young girls in our program, and we hope many more will work with us in the future. Empowered girls are changing Bangladesh! #GEP #SpeakUp #Education #GirlsEducation #GirlsEducationProgram #Bangladesh
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  • today I was in a store, it was lovely, the staff was nice but they were selling FUR. Fur is the remains of a innocent being who was either skinned ...
  • today I was in a store, it was lovely, the staff was nice but they were selling FUR. Fur is the remains of a innocent being who was either skinned alive or anally electrocuted. There is no way to get fur from another being’s body in a humane way, just wearing it alone showcases & glorifies torture & murder. If a fur coat or fur trim is from 1902 or 10 minutes ago the fact stands that someone, someone who had a RIGHT to life & wanted to live fucking died for that fur. Fur is not fashionable, only hags, fucked up cunts wear it.Fur is only beautiful when someone is born wearing it.While I was in the store I heard one hag say that she KNEW it was fur & she alluded to wearing it as being bad but than her friend a hideous subhuman went on a rant about vegans and how stupid & annoying they were…YEAH vegans are just as “stupid & annoying” as the brave people who stood up against the Nazi’s & how about those similar “stupid & annoying” humans who fought against human slavery, who fought for women’s rights or gay rights ? ALL “stupid & annoying” right ? WRONG. If standing up against cruelty is “stupid & annoying” than I am going to be the stupidest and most fucking annoying person on the planet because just like I would stand up against a man beating his wife or a child being molested or the KKK I sure as fuck am going to stand up for any cruelty done to a species with far more humanity than most humans. Compassion, respect and protection to nonhumans is the future and vile hideous slags who support animal cruelty are on their way out and not a moment to soon. I decided to write the owner a note and I did, I also shared that I hoped they would be a leader in fashion by setting an example of showing how one can be beautiful without being cruel which is not beautiful at all, I also shared that many couture designers have banned fur and animal by products. Never be afraid to say something and do something to help anyone being persecuted, if you do it right in the moment or a moment later just always do something for the greater good.Staying silent perpetuates cruelty and makes it acceptable when it needs to be abolished. #fuckfur #fuckspeciesism #speakup @rob__banks ❤️🤘🏿
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  • Your soul is tooooooo beautiful to understand this world 🌎 
#SpeakUp and be heard! 
Share your inner spirit!

Share your light!

#Soul
#love
#inne...
  • Your soul is tooooooo beautiful to understand this world 🌎 #SpeakUp and be heard! Share your inner spirit! Share your light! #Soul #love #innerbeauty
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  • today I was in a store, it was lovely, the staff was nice but they were selling FUR. Fur is the remains of a innocent being who was either skinned ...
  • today I was in a store, it was lovely, the staff was nice but they were selling FUR. Fur is the remains of a innocent being who was either skinned alive or anally electrocuted. There is no way to get fur from another being’s body in a humane way, just wearing it alone showcases & glorifies torture & murder. If a fur coat or fur trim is from 1902 or 10 minutes ago the fact stands that someone, someone who had a RIGHT to life & wanted to live fucking died for that fur. Fur is not fashionable, only hags, fucked up cunts wear it.Fur is only beautiful when someone is born wearing it.While I was in the store I heard one hag say that she KNEW it was fur & she alluded to wearing it as being bad but than her friend a hideous subhuman went on a rant about vegans and how stupid & annoying they were…YEAH vegans are just as “stupid & annoying” as the brave people who stood up against the Nazi’s & how about those similar “stupid & annoying” humans who fought against human slavery, who fought for women’s rights or gay rights ? ALL “stupid & annoying” right ? WRONG. If standing up against cruelty is “stupid & annoying” than I am going to be the stupidest and most fucking annoying person on the planet because just like I would stand up against a man beating his wife or a child being molested or the KKK I sure as fuck am going to stand up for any cruelty done to a species with far more humanity than most humans. Compassion, respect and protection to nonhumans is the future and vile hideous slags who support animal cruelty are on their way out and not a moment to soon. I decided to write the owner a note and I did, I also shared that I hoped they would be a leader in fashion by setting an example of showing how one can be beautiful without being cruel which is not beautiful at all, I also shared that many couture designers have banned fur and animal by products. Never be afraid to say something and do something to help anyone being persecuted, if you do it right in the moment or a moment later just always do something for the greater good.Staying silent perpetuates cruelty and makes it acceptable when it needs to be abolished. #fuckfur #fuckspeciesism #speakup @rob__banks ❤️🤘🏿
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When I was 18, a classmate at NEC raped me. I didn’t report it because just a few months prior, my friend reported and instead got in...
  • **long post** When I was 18, a classmate at NEC raped me. I didn’t report it because just a few months prior, my friend reported and instead got in trouble for underage drinking and the rapist was not punished. I didn’t tell anybody except my closest friends, and I truly believed that it was somehow my fault, even though it was 200% the fault of the person who decided it was okay to treat another human being that way. I remember waking up in rage at 3 AM, sobbing to close friends, because it was too much to process. Even now, 6 years later, thinking about it makes my heart race and I break out in cold sweat. I wish that the NEC community was more receptive to talking about this. I wish the school did not punish victims, but instead proactively protected their students. So @necmusic, I call to you to make better choices in the future, and take this seriously. Your students come with hopes and dreams, and fostering musicians is not just about the performance. Huge shoutout to @fishyinthesie for all the advocacy she has been doing, and for inspiring me to speak up about something I’ve hidden for 6 years. You are so brave for doing what you do and speaking up on behalf of all the NEC students. ❤️
  • 32 8 3 hours ago
  • My #minisareestories this week was inspired by a DM that someone recently sent me. It was a very well-meaning message saying that I should not use ...
  • My #minisareestories this week was inspired by a DM that someone recently sent me. It was a very well-meaning message saying that I should not use #sareeoftheday in my posts because of what she felt was questionable content that also uses the same hashtag. Click on it to see and decide for yourself. Know that I completely understand the intent of the DM; this person was just looking out for me, and it was very kind of her to do so. I told her that I would not stop using the hashtag; firstly because it doesn’t concern me what others do, and more importantly because it’s how I’ve always structured my posts from Day One. It helps readers quickly identify the source of my outfit... well at least the ones who take the time to read the post rather than straightway commenting PM, Sis 😂 But I, snarkily, digress 😅 What I wanted to say is, I understand many people on social media are trying to make their presence felt. If you’re caught up in the numbers game, it becomes all about how many followers you have and whether they look at you as a thought leader. Which is where the whole social influencer concept stemmed from. You already know my views on this, so I won’t get into it again (today!). But a popular way of building a following is to use hashtags to attract like-minded folk. And like any good idea, it’s only a matter of time before it’s subverted for other uses. And you know what? That’s absolutely fine. You’ll STILL be able to gather your tribe around you because the people who are true to themselves, look past exclusivity. Take a look at any number of the themed Saree weave weeks to see what I mean; whether it’s Kanjivarams or Kantha, women happily share their various weaves and a wealth of information. In turn, we all benefit from their generosity. Yes, the hashtags might get hijacked by those who want to ride of the coattails of popularity. You KNOW this is true. But that’s ok too. Because if you stand up for your values, you WILL stand out for your content. Also, do use #iwearunicornsarees when a suitable occasion arises and I will be tickled stardust pink 😜
  • 238 27 3 hours ago
  • #hippish #worldpeace #societyfeelings #living #lgbt #politics #history #racism #spiritualawakening idc if people go against me unfollow me don’t li...
  • #hippish #worldpeace #societyfeelings #living #lgbt #politics #history #racism #spiritualawakening idc if people go against me unfollow me don’t like what I have to say but it’s life and we all got to snap back into reality sometimes and realize what’s actually going on in the world today like it’s really not getting no better we have to basically kill work harder strive more just to get a peace of bread all these business and politicians and etc. take money away from schools to knock over trees mess up communities kick people out of their homes just to build a building that’s probably not even going to last ! Then literally little by little racism is just becoming more open and people think that bs is okay and it’s not people still think it’s okay to beat and hurt people just because they love the same sex or both like grow up and them same people try to use the Bible as an excuse to hurt them to them they going to hell people like that only use the Bible in vain which if you believe in that that’s actually a sin to ! Like I know these been problems before but correct me if I’m wrong it was not as bad as it is now and if people don’t start speaking up and realizing we will definitely be divided once again and our people did not march go t jail get shot at just for it go back to how it once was ! Come on now!! #speakup #bebetter
  • 6 0 3 hours ago
  • #hippish #worldpeace #societyfeelings #living #lgbt #politics #history #racism #spiritualawakening idc if people go against me unfollow me don’t li...
  • #hippish #worldpeace #societyfeelings #living #lgbt #politics #history #racism #spiritualawakening idc if people go against me unfollow me don’t like what I have to say but it’s life and we all got to snap back into reality sometimes and realize what’s actually going on in the world today like it’s really not getting no better we have to basically kill work harder strive more just to get a peace of bread all these business and politicians and etc. take money away from schools to knock over trees mess up communities kick people out of their homes just to build a building that’s probably not even going to last ! Then literally little by little racism is just becoming more open and people think that bs is okay and it’s not people still think it’s okay to beat and hurt people just because they love the same sex or both like grow up and them same people try to use the Bible as an excuse to hurt them to them they going to hell people like that only use the Bible in vain which if you believe in that that’s actually a sin to ! Like I know these been problems before but correct me if I’m wrong it was not as bad as it is now and if people don’t start speaking up and realizing we will definitely be divided once again and our people did not march go t jail get shot at just for it go back to how it once was ! Come on now!! #speakup #bebetter
  • 9 0 3 hours ago