Valentine’s Day today will be celebrated by many with events tied to the One Billion Rising campaign—an effort to get 1 billion people around the world to walk out of their jobs, schools, offices and homes, dance, rise up and demand an end to violence against girls and women.
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1.become or make different: to become different, or make something or somebody different
2.substitute or replace something: to exchange, substitute, or replace something
3.pass from one state to another: to pass or make something pass from one state or stage to another
Halle Maria Berry (pron.: /ˈhæli ˈbɛri/; born August 14, 1966) is an American actress and former fashion model. Berry received an Emmy, Golden Globe, SAG, and an NAACP Image Award for Introducing Dorothy Dandridge and won an Academy Award for Best Actress and was nominated for a BAFTA Award in 2001 for her performance in Monster’s Ball, becoming the first and, as of 2012, only woman of African-American descent to have won the award for Best Actress. She is one of the highest paid actresses in Hollywood and has been involved in the production side of several of the films in which she performed. Berry is also a Revlon spokesmodel.
Jane Fonda (born Lady Jayne Seymour Fonda; December 21, 1937) is an American actress, writer, political activist, former fashion model, and fitness guru. She rose to fame in the 1960s with films such as Barbarella and Cat Ballou. She has won two Academy Awards, an Emmy Award and received several other movie awards and nominations during more than 50 years as an actress. After 15 years of retirement, she returned to film in 2005 with Monster-in-Law, followed by Georgia Rule two years later. She also produced and starred in over 20 exercise videos released between 1982 and 1995, and once again in 2010.
Fonda has been an activist for many political causes; her opposition to the Vietnam War and associated activities were controversial. She has also protested the Iraq War and violence against women. She describes herself as a liberal and a feminist. In 2005, Fonda worked alongside Robin Morgan and Gloria Steinem to co-found the Women’s Media Center, an organization that works to amplify the voices of women in the media through advocacy, media and leadership training, and the creation of original content. Fonda currently serves on the board of the organization. Since 2001, Fonda has been a Christian. She published an autobiography in 2005, and in 2011, she published a second memoir, Prime Time.
Halle Berry & Jane Fonda, in one night these two women bought tears to my eyes. To publicly stand UP and say, I volunteer, support and am a voice for many victims of rape or domestic violence. When these two women spoke out February 13,2013, Halle Berry @ Bet Honors 2013 and Jane Fonda on CNN being a spokesperson for V-Day, they sent the call out. We are not going to accept VIOLENCE against women & girls anymore. Women and men are uniting all over the world.
When you have been raped or beaten, you become silenced to who you are. Many are still struggling to crossover and take their POWER back, and their VOICES. It takes courage, strength, support, counseling and a whole lot of love.
If you need help, resources are here. RAINN.org or 1.800.656.HOPE, United Way also provides resources to help you get your power back. The first step if you’re a victim of domestic violence, choose to be a survivor, create a plan, Relocate to an area or family & friends home who your abuser does not know. If you are a victim of Rape, please, please, please report it, you have been victimized and RAPE is a criminal act. Contact your closes or local rape crisis center, they will provide you with resources. These are only a few suggestions,not the complete answer. Therapy is a great option, surviving from rape or domestic violence will be a process. The journey will be great. YOU will heal and YES, there is light at the end of the tunnel.
Choosing not to be a victim anymore, gives us:
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1.want or expect something: to have a wish to get or do something or for something to happen or be true, especially something that seems possible or likely
2.confident desire: a feeling that something desirable is likely to happen
3.likelihood of success: a chance that something desirable will happen or be possible
Sending LOVE, HUGS & ENCOURAGEMENT to get your freedom.
Every tear I cry, represents a victim of domestic violence, rape or abuse. Still crying.