Sunday September 21st brought the People’s Climate Marchto San Diego, California. The march is about demanding “an economy that works for the people and the planet; a world safe from the ravages of climate change; a world with good jobs, clean air and water, and healthy communities.” Marches were held around the world with hundreds of thousands of people who know a healthier world is in our grasp…
Walk A Mile In Her Shoes is a walk that promotes awareness about sexualized violence against women while raising funds for local domestic violence shelters. Men literally walk a mile in women’s high-heeled shoes, which isn’t easy. However it is a fun way to get people discussing the problems of rape, sexual assault and gender violence.
Walk a Mile In Her Shoes was featured in the first book, you…
Is Carrying a Mattress and Telling the Truth a Path for Survivors of Rape to Thrive? -Article from New York Magazine
An article for everybody who is concerned with the rape culture that permeates our lives should read. We can make a difference if we keep yelling and fighting for our right to be safe from victim blame on college campuses and everywhere we live, learn and work.
This is more than carrying a mattress and more than a few Ivy league schools. Rape and sexual assault has got to end. It’s abd for women, men, girls, and boys. Unwanted sexual assault is unhealthy for everybody, whether we are survivors or not.
Deans and other school auhority figures should be supporting survivors of sexual asault, bot sweeping it under the rug or mocking those who speak up.
Roses in hair on side portrait, from OviedoStyle.
It seems like this adventure has taken so long to start and now my departure date is in just seven days. My epic journey begins on October 1st. I’m excited, ready, and a teeny bit nervous at the unknown. Part of that nervousness may be from fracturing a toe on my left foot last weekend. While that would normally depress me, wisdom tells me it’s just chance to slow down and enjoy the scenery. Well…
This photo below is my yoga spot. How lucky that for some time this spot has been on the beach though once I start traveling this will change. Maybe I will d yoga at a park or in a bedroom. All I need is a place somewhat calm with space to move. Getting up out of bed, away from TV and the internet, and moving my body has been an important part of healing from depression. Being depressed means…
Japan hotel and temple join forces to offer gay and lesbian weddings
Draped in wedding kimonos, standing in a Zen temple built in the 1590s, gay and lesbian couples have a new option for a commitment ceremony in Japan
According to the deputy head priest at Shunkoin Temple, Japanese buddhism doesn’t have anything against homosexuality (source: Mainichi Shimbun(in Japanese)) - cool :)
that photo is so beautiful i just sighed out loud
How To Become a Rocker Scientist: Take Action in Direct Opposition to Your Fear with Olympia LePoint
Are you afraid? Its time to get ready, set, and go past that fear to happiness, success, and peace. Once upon a time I was a timid, girl with hopeless days and empty dreams. I was afraid of failure and rejection, My choices were designed to look like I tried, but in reality I put forward the least energy as possible and what I got in return was regret. I was afraid to speak out because I had…