lemonsweetie:

Let me tell you a thing, about an amazing man named Patrick Stewart

I went to Comicpalooza this weekend and I was full of nervous energy as I was standing in line to ask Sir Patrick Stewart a question at his panel. I first had to thank him for a speech he had given at amnesty international about domestic violence towards women . I had only seen it a few months ago but I was still dealing with my own personal experience with a similar issue, and I didn’t know what to call it. After seeing Patrick talk so personally about it I finally was able to correctly call it abuse, in my case sexual abuse that was going to quickly turn into physical abuse as well. I didn’t feel guilty or disgusting anymore. I finally didn’t feel responsible for the abuse that was put upon me. I was finally able to start my healing process and to put that part of my life behind me.

After thanking him I asked him “Besides acting, what are you most proud of that you have done in you life (that you are willing to share with us)?”. Sir Patrick told us about how he couldn’t protect his mother from abuse in his household growing up and so in her name works with an organization called Refuge for safe houses for women and children to escape from abusive house holds. Sir Patrick Stewart learned only last year that his father had actually been suffering from PTSD after he returned from the military and was never properly treated. In his father’s name he works with an organization called Combat Stress to help those soldiers who are suffering from PTSD.

They were about to move onto the next question when Sir Patrick looked at me and asked me “My Dear, are you okay?” I said yes, and that I was finally able to move on from that part of my life. He then passionately said that his mother had done nothing to provoke his father and that even if she had, violence was never, ever a choice a man should make. That it is in the power of men to stop violence towards women. The moderator then asked “Do you want a hug?”

Sir Patrick didn’t even hesitate, he smiled, hopped off the stage and came over to embrace me in a hug. Which he held me there for a long while. He told me “You never have to go through that again, you’re safe now.” I couldn’t stop thanking him. His embrace was so warm and genuine. It was two people, two strangers, supporting and giving love. And when we pulled away he looked strait in my eyes, like he was promising that. He told me to take care. And I will.

Sir Patrick Stewart is an absolute roll model for men. He is an amazing man and was so kind and full of heart. I want to let everyone know to please find help if you are in a violent or abusive house hold or relationship. There are organizations and people ready to help. I had countless people after the panel thanking me for sharing the story and asking him those questions. Many said they went through similar things. You are not alone.

X

^ Here is the video of my question to Sir Patrick Stewart

Photos by Eugene Lee, Thank you

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teefuhhnee: You know you're a social worker when...

teefuhhnee:

You know you’re a social worker when…

1. You think $40,000 a year is “really making it”.

2. You don’t really know what it’s like to work with men.

3. You know all the latest lingo for drugs, where to get them, and how much they cost.

4. You’ve started a sentence with ‘So what I hear you saying…

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happy new year.

happy new year.

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as a therapist, i do this stuff all the time with my clients.  little do they know that i’m right there singing along with them.

this is our last dance,

this is ourselves

merry christmas. 

::commence tears of sadness::

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growing up, i always wanted to be a part of the huxtable family.  i thought claire and heathcliff were the perfect parents.  i was speaking to the fiancé about which tv family he would’ve wanted to be a part of when he was growing up and he said “i never really thought about that.”  as a child, i thought about that constantly.  anything had to be better than my life.  although i am grateful for my life experiences, i couldn’t help but wonder how life would’ve been like if i were a huxtable.

growing up, i always wanted to be a part of the huxtable family.  i thought claire and heathcliff were the perfect parents.  i was speaking to the fiancé about which tv family he would’ve wanted to be a part of when he was growing up and he said “i never really thought about that.”  as a child, i thought about that constantly.  anything had to be better than my life.  although i am grateful for my life experiences, i couldn’t help but wonder how life would’ve been like if i were a huxtable.

// You never die from a snake bite. It’s the venom that flows through your bloodstream that kills you.//

theangrytherapist:

Venom.

Anger, hatred, bitterness, resentment, fear.

The good news is it doesn’t have to be venom.  

We can turn this poison into fresh blood. 

But it starts with a choice.

Life or death.

It’s up to you.

- Angry

you are being such a non-pillow right now!

I'm a
vindictive
little bitch
truth be told.