When people are abused and assaulted, it is like the doors to their souls slam shut. The goal of Joyful Heart is to let the light, and the life, back in—to banish the darkness and let the healing begin.
- Mariska Hargitay, Founder & President of the Joyful Heart Foundation
- See more at: http://joyfulheartfoundation.org/
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If you’ve seen the original FCKH8 post going around, please do not reblog it. Please. Encourage your friends and followers to ignore it.
Sending those colouring books into Russia could result in so many repercussions for the families of the children who receive the books. The Russian government and many of the country’s people do not take kindly to those encouraging something they are attempting to eradicate from the country.
When I interned at a non-profit humanities news organisation last fall, I was put on editing recordings of interviews from individuals in Russia who had been persecuted, imprisoned, and even sent on the run because they were LGBTQIA, or were found to support the movement for equal rights in the country.
Their stories were heartbreaking, and it took a while for me to accept that yes, somewhere in the world this is going on, and this is what life is like for those individuals. I am not - by any means - an expert on life for LGBTQIA individuals in Russia. But I am telling you what I believe and know, from past informational experiences. If these books are sent to homes in that country, the lives of those children and their families will be at risk.
FCKH8 can try to send the books discreetly. They can try to smuggle them into homes. But there is always the huge chance that the books will still be found, and the government would not hesitate to hand out consequences.
Children would be taken from their parents. If they were heard talking about their “colouring pages with Misha and his two moms,” these children could be forced to endure physical punishment by any number of people. Adults and parents found guilty of accepting the books into their homes would most likely be put in prison.
According to the Nov. 1 article from advocate.com, FCKH8 is also planning on handing out thousands of “GAY OKAY!/ГЕЙ ОКЕЙ!” bracelets during the Winter Olympics. Anyone caught wearing these bracelets in the country will be putting themselves in danger of temporary imprisonment and/or a fine from the Russian government.
There are other options when it comes to fighting for equal rights in Russia - not purchasing Russian products, not attending the Winter Olympics, becoming more informed on the movements and organisations already in action in Russia.
I don’t believe FCKH8 has completely thought through their plans, and the consequences of it. But you can make sure it doesn’t happen. Tell your friends, family, and anyone who will listen. Do not like or reblog/repost the FCKH8 post on Tumblr, Facebook, Twitter, or any other form of social media. Stay informed.
GUYS SERIOUSLY HOMOSEXUAL “PROPAGANDA” AND HOMOSEXUALITY ITSELF ARE PUNISHABLE BY A MINIMUM FIVE YEARS IN PRISON OR A MAXIMUM DEATH IN RUSSIA!
Clicking on this video I was not prepared to be so shocked by what I saw. This is not another make-up tutorial posted on Youtube like I expected on how to cover up dark circles or how to look like fucking Angelina Jolie. It is incredibly powerful.
Her face when she hears a noise..I know that fear too well.
this video is legit as hell
Just thought I’d share this.
I love her so much; I’ve watched a lot of her videos and this is the best by far. So powerful.
omg i was not prepared for that holy shit
Freaked out first time I saw this but something that needs to be seen. Love Lauren.
Why are we so ashamed of periods? … Women’s bodies are incredibly sexualized in our media and in our every day experiences. So much so that even mentioning menstruation sends a lot of people into kindergarten levels of EW. And why? Because for a moment, you have broken the spell. And suddenly, you are no longer a magical mannequin unicorn fairy existing purely for the sexual fantasy of other people. Suddenly, you’re a human being! (X)