#speakout

Clodagh ♡ the Blue-Haired Yogi

This hat is an original, made especially for me by one of the most beautiful humans I have ever met.
People think that sufferers of mental illness are defective or lacking in some way, but I have always found the kindest of souls in the darkest of places. They have to glow brighter just to survive and this often shows itself in extreme talent and creativity, higher levels of empathy, more generous souls and some of the most thought provoking individuals you'll ever meet. Thanks for my hat, A.S, I love you 💙
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#kindness #generosity #empathy #emotions #shinebright #blueisbest #bluehairdontcare #mermaidhair #mermaidyogis #bluehairedyogi #creativity #selflessness #thoughtful #mentalhealth #mentalillness #endthestigma #endthesilence #speakout #anorexicyogi #anorexiarecovery #anorexiainpatient #mytruth #strongereveryday #mentalhealthireland #bebrave #abundance #gratitude

Clodagh ♡ the Blue-Haired Yogi

Trinity

My oldest son is on his way in this life we live. Growing into am amazing young man
Follow AND support his ambitious mind he has a great heart and big dreams
Much love one love
#mom #son #bigdreams #onelove #newlife #angels #speakup #speakout

Trinity

Aguda Oluwadoyinsola

Freedom from the threat of harassment, battering, and sexual assault is a concept that most of us have a hard time imagining because violence is such a deep part of our cultures and our lives. The act is woven into the fabric of society to such an extent that many of us who are victimized feel that we are at fault and we just never speak out so as not be stigmatized.

In the broadest sense, violence against women is any violation of a woman's personhood, mental or physical integrity, and freedom of movement through individual acts and societal oppression. Violence against women ranges from stalking to battering to verbal abuse to rape. It includes the sexual and physical abuse of females of any age.

Every form of violence against women threatens all women and limits our ability to make choices about our lives. Sexual violence is particularly insidious because sexual acts are ordinarily a source of pleasure and communication. It is often unclear to a woman who has been victimized and to society as a whole whether a sexual violation was done out of sexual desire or violent intent or whether these motivations are even distinguishable, since violence itself has come to be seen as sexual or erotic.

If a woman comes across as "outspoken, independent, and/or ‘promiscuous'" she may be judged as the kind of girl who was "asking" to be raped. The basic truth about rape and abuse that people fail to recognize is that it is about power and not sex. It is an act of terror, not necessarily lust. But we would all agree that no matter what a woman's sexual history is, no one deserves and asks to be raped .

Here at StoriesOfSurvivors, we won’t be using the word “victim” because that’s how the society views us. Instead, we use “survivors” because that is what we are in this testosterone reeking world. Some of the perpetrators don’t even view their actions in the same light that we do and that’s why we are going to tell our stories from our perspectives.

We at StoriesOfSurvivors want you to know that survivors of sexual assault, who publicly speak out, create change in the society. Your act of speaking out can end the false sense of shame that survivors often carry. #speakout

Aguda Oluwadoyinsola

Kim

I am way behind on tags, but wanted to share some positive vibes today. I am inspired TO THE CORE by these outspoken, unapologetic women (and so many more -- Elizabeth Warren should be in there too!). Each of them show us just how strong, intelligent, courageous, tough, and informed women are. They remind me that we're in this thing together, and not all is lost. We can't and won't be brushed aside, because we have role models like these. #powerfulwomen #radasfuck #inspiration #positivychain #speakout #beheard

Kim

Wendy Shirley Monzon🐻

Speak up, don't hide your thoughts and feelings, especially when you can make a difference. #blessings #happy #difference #life #joytotheworld #thinking #latina #heart #photography #speakout #smile #dimples #unique #capture #girl #power

Wendy Shirley Monzon🐻

Stellar Day Magazine

It's the perfect day for a GIVEAWAY! This inspiring read by all American soccer star @moisom takes us on a journey from broken to bold as she learns how to surrender her life to God. If you love a good memoir or know someone who does, be sure to enter! I'm giving away TWO copies to two different winners, and all you need to do is LIKE THIS POST to enter. That's it! GIVEAWAY will end at 11:59pm on January 25th and the winner will be announced in the comments on this post. Oh AND if you want to read @estanjim's fabulous book review on this book, check it out in the #januaryissue of #stellardaymagazine on page 36. Link is in profile. Ready? GO! #giveaway

Stellar Day Magazine

St. Margaret's EYC

Here's something to smile about this Monday morning! #eyc@stm #speakout

St. Margaret's EYC

Steve Heglin

For anyone who didn't know, the same artist who designed Obama's "Hope" posters, Shepard Fairey, also designed a series of new protest posters. He then took out full page ads in national and local newspapers on the day of the inauguration so they'd be included alongside the day's coverage. I'm definitely framing my copies.
#protest #lovetrumpshate #speakout #theresistance #westandunited #notmypresident

Steve Heglin

Nicki Sunwall

As we march forward, may it be in truth, unity, and action. Just because those in seats of power promote an agenda of lies, hate, and discrimination does not mean we are powerless. Together, in truth and love, WE are POWERFUL. #truth #truthtrumpslies #standtogether #wearepowerful #standup #speakout #silenceiscompliance

Nicki Sunwall

Jeffon Seely

The words we speak have power. The thoughts we think create. No man or woman can move forward if they are focused on their mistakes. Our actions create a movement, our involvement in what matters counts, learning to be your best is what life is all about..
#speakout #begreat #unitynorth #grateful #healthandwellness #believeinyourself #innerpeace #life #inspire #motivationalspeaker #transformation #makeadifference #dreambig #mindfulness #meditation #spirituality #allOne #threekeylife #appreciation #loveandlight #bethechange #countyourblessings #focused #goals #visualsoflife #atlanta #atlantalife

Jeffon Seely

Sheila McGrory-Klyza

One of many signs that told the truth at the #womensmarch. #democracy #speakout #equality

Sheila McGrory-Klyza

Christian Thought

True words from the mouth of a hero. God will not hold us guiltless. #bonhoeffer #truth #christian #christianity #speakout #abortion #abortionismurder

Christian Thought

Megan Heller

I'm honored to have danced with you, marched with you, laughed with you, and listened to you this weekend and ALWAYS. #womensmarch #together #speakout

Megan Heller

💎💎💎Britt💎💎💎

Gotta use your SPEAKING VOICE 😂😂😲😲😲
I haven't laughed that hard in years.
@sajazalucky @chezzer22 .
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#yyc #calgary #bestfriends #speakout #speakoutgame #speakingvoice

💎💎💎Britt💎💎💎

Jolie Conzoner

Fuck yeah I would.
#truth #speakout

Jolie Conzoner

Jessica VerBurg

Speak out selfies with my bestie #speakout #laughedsohardicried

Jessica VerBurg