We in this thang... My wife is working in this year's General Assembly, I'm simply observing this go round, but we are honored & elated to be here once again.. Learning more of the policies, procedures, politics, constitution & business of the Lord's Church, the Church Of God In Christ! #HC2K17#GeneralAssembly#WeNeedToKnow
''Trapped in Darkness'' - Documentary Photography
From a young age I have been trapped in this cage. My paws on melting into the wire. It feels as if I am one with the cage.
Look Into My Eyes through the gap. The tear of sadness running down my nose. Do you think it is nice to be trapped? I can't even stand on my own two feet. I'm scarred. Tied down. Too scared to come out of the Darkness. I'm used to it already.
I'm scared for anyone to see me. My fear is so great. All I see is that gate, waiting for it to finally be opened... It's been closed for so many years.
This feeling of being trapped is driving me to the walls. I can't take it anymore!
Rummaging in the dirt for at least something to eat. I'm a broken dog. How can I carry on like this? Look at the sorrow in my eyes. Can't you see that I don't deserve this? What did I do wrong?
But, my dreams still live on of finally being free one day and walk in the paw prints of my ancestors.
So... what is domestic violence then?
If you saw my post from this morning, I bet money that most people don't know. ANYTHING that is done to create fear and intimidation is domestic violence. It is behaviors that are used to get and keep control and power in a relationship.
It is NOT just phsycial violence, which what most people immediately think of.
So what does it look like? - Destroying property to scare and intimate a partner during a fight
- Threatening to kill themselves to create shame, self-doubt, playing on your emotions
- Making the other person feel bad about themselves, calling names, putting them down, making her feel guilty
- Blaming it all on the other person, making her feel like she is the crazy one, his actions are her fault
- Making light of the abuse, saying it didn't happen, saying it's not as bad as it was
- Making physical threats to her or about her family, the kids
- Abusing pets
These are just a few. Check out the website to read the full Power Violence Wheel with more examples. http://domesticviolence.org/violence-wheel/ #yesthiswasme#mylife#isurvived#ithrive#momstronglife#weneedtoknow#letstalkaboutit#loveshouldnthurt
As a side note, men can be victims of abuse as well. The use of pronouns is not to imply that only men are abusive but rather a reflection of my personal experiences.
Imagine this scenario... An offical person is sitting in front of you, in a very serious situation. She asks you, "Is there domestic violence in your home?" You confidently answer, "No." She asks you to sign a piece of paper saying that and hands you a list of behaviors that qualify as domestic violence. You begin to scan the list, then slow down as you mentally check off the behaviors one by one. Seen that. Experienced that. Had that happen. That one too. He's does that, and that... You get to the end and look up with worried, confused eyes and say, "I can't sign this." The false world that has been created around you starts to crumble and awakening begins.
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and I'd bet money most people do NOT know what exactly domestic violence is. #thiswasme#mylife#loveshouldnthurt#weneedtoknow#itstimetotalkabouit#dvawareness#momstronglife
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The Canadian-EU Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement CETA is in effect, and few Canadians are prepared for the new landscape as the country’s sovereignty over its money, water, environmental rights, labour rights, human rights, resources, products, legislation and practice at all levels of government, is donated to the European Union
Do you even know what CETA is ?
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NOW WE NEED CORBYN AND JONAH! If the group chats that they have sent this to are actually invited into something then ima be sad because I got no fan account friends and wouldn't really have the time to text them. #limelights#weneedtoknow @imzachherron @jackaverymusic @seaveydaniel @jonahmarais @corbynbesson
@peta2 repost: How can we stand by and pretend these things aren't happening? I know their truths are hard to hear, but if we keep ignoring them, this won't go away. Even if you have nothing to do with these horrible mistreatments of the seal population, you should be aware of what's going on. Don't close off your ears to reality, even if it's a harsh reality to think about. #animalrights#weneedtoknow#awareness#peta#payattention#makeadifference#donatewhenyoucan