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It’s Hard To Speak About These Things In Public. So He Drew This Instead.
"I made this for folks like me, many of whom are still be living with shame, guilt, and fear (many of the responses I’ve received have mentioned similar suicide pacts). I’m aiming to get this out into the public consciousness, because while most facts people know actually come from hearing them in stories, updated information takes decades to filter back into new stories, as most writers cover the same ground with what they learned from others’ stories. Eskimos don’t have a crazy number of words for ‘snow,’ sharks don’t have to keep swimming to live, Mister Rogers wasn’t a fighter pilot, and victims of child sexual abuse don’t become offenders. We’d need a new word to out-class the present epidemic, if they did, because the incidence stats are horrifying."— Dean Trippe

It’s Hard To Speak About These Things In Public. So He Drew This Instead.

"I made this for folks like me, many of whom are still be living with shame, guilt, and fear (many of the responses I’ve received have mentioned similar suicide pacts). I’m aiming to get this out into the public consciousness, because while most facts people know actually come from hearing them in stories, updated information takes decades to filter back into new stories, as most writers cover the same ground with what they learned from others’ stories. Eskimos don’t have a crazy number of words for ‘snow,’ sharks don’t have to keep swimming to live, Mister Rogers wasn’t a fighter pilot, and victims of child sexual abuse don’t become offenders. We’d need a new word to out-class the present epidemic, if they did, because the incidence stats are horrifying."

— Dean Trippe

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survivinginnumbers:

Tomorrow, October 1, begins National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Here’s a compilation of a few poster submissions from the past few months. Take good care of yourselves!

Amazing project— check it out!

survivinginnumbers:

Tomorrow, October 1, begins National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Here’s a compilation of a few poster submissions from the past few months. Take good care of yourselves!

Amazing project— check it out!

(Source: survivinginnumbers)

Lyrics Born - I Changed My Mind

Lupe Fiasco - I’m Beamin

I be in outer space, but I got inner peace
So tell my enemies that they can’t injure me /

Now if they lookin’ for me, you tell ‘em I’ve gone
Out in the bright lights, right where I belong

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misssbelinda:

Jungle - Platoon feat. B-Girl Terra

So inspired by this girl. And this video is a work of art. 

Colorlines | Meet B-Girl Terra, the Flyest Six-Year-Old Dancer Around

All the way from England, six-year-old Terra and her nine-year-old sister Eddie are b-girl prodigies. They’ve already become pretty famous after an appearance on “Ellen,” but it’s worth taking a look at just how skilled young Terra really is.

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Famous survivors of child sexual abuse

  • Ellen Degeneres
  • Missy Elliott
  • Tyler Perry
  • Alice Walker 
  • Billie Holiday
  • Elizabeth Loftus
  • Fiona Apple
  • Maya Angelou
  • Mary J. Blige
  • Oprah Winfrey
  • Richard Pryor
  • Teri Hatcher
  • Tom Arnold 
  • Tori Amos
  • Virginia Wolf
  • Sen. Scott Brown (R - Mass.)
  • Kathleen Hanna
  • Sugar Ray Leonard 
  • Barry Lopez
  • Pam Grier
  • Derrick Jensen

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misssbelinda:

musicfortheapocalypse:

Charlotte Gainsbourg - Trick Pony (Live on KEXP)

What’s more badass? The super heavy, flawless production in the recorded version, or her utter vulnerability in this video? 

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TED Talks | Brené Brown: Listening to shame

Shame is an unspoken epidemic, the secret behind many forms of broken behavior. Brené Brown, whose earlier talk on vulnerability became a viral hit, explores what can happen when people confront their shame head-on. Her own humor, humanity and vulnerability shine through every word.

Brené Brown studies vulnerability, courage, authenticity, and shame. 

Nina Simone - Ain’t Got No…I’ve Got Life