Everyone has major signposts in their lives—before high school, after high school. Before marriage, after marriage. Before this job, after that job. Before children, after children. And for many people it’s before the rape, after the rape. Sexual assault is a turning point that changes…
I always love Megan’s words on this topic. So thoughtful, brave, hopeful. I’ve never thought of myself as a “survivor” knowing that it could have been so much worse. But my minimizing doesn’t change the fact that I was a victim almost seven years ago. That’s with me every day and I’m still learning how to pick up the pieces and move forward.
I’d like to see some freakanomics on why rape is having such a “moment” right now, to use a situationally crude phrase. I’ve noticed more casual misogyny and unabashed sexism than ever, from otherwise “progressive” men my age slut-shaming their women peers, to the purity movement of the religious…
Megan wrote so beautifully something I’ve personally felt for years but wasn’t able to say. Guys, stand up for the ladies in your life. Don’t sweep these behaviors under the rug. It’s doing no one any favors.
I want to tell you to not vote for Romney for a lot of reasons.
I want to remind you how devastatingly dishonest he’s been regarding his own finances. How he basically committed a felony in 2009 which is why he won’t release his tax returns for that year.
How he lied blatantly about the auto…
I wish I had the balls to send this to my mom.
So one of my most favorite role models started this thing last year called RADVENT. Her name is Megan and she’s owner of Princess Lasertron. RADVENT is 25 days in December “to honor and celebrate the lessons, joy and beauty of 2011 and re-examine my goals and hopes for the coming year.” And she invites her readers and followers to participate right alongside her, either on their own blog or privately in some other way.
Definitely check out her website. Her products are fabulous and her words are always inspiring. Here’s a taste of Radvent Day 1: Challenging.
When we give ourselves the chance to attain our desires, we open up a world of possibilities. By just trusting ourselves to make our own rules, our own mistakes, and own our successes and disappointments, we separate our existence from the plane of banality. We reject mediocrity. We shine with the light of living as who we truly are.
Challenge yourself to give your undivided attention to something that you have been passively putting off…
a pile of laundry? a difficult memory? a friend?
….Your positive, courageous talk will help your goals and intentions manifest more readily because you are actively moving toward them instead of hoping they will magically occur. By talking positively about your goals and your potential, you are pursuing your dreams. You will get what you want if you be honest about the effort it will take. Then you can take it all on, just one micro-challenge at time…
…Challenges are a gift to give us the opportunity to check our trajectories in life, adjust accordingly, and move forward on a clearer path more consistent with our intentions and desires. When we re-evaluate the quality of energy we are putting into the world, it’s a chance for our headlights to flip up, the streetlights to turn on overhead, and we can finally illuminate the path in front of us.
“The thing is to become a master and in your old age to acquire the courage to do what children did when they knew nothing.” -Henry miller
(What would you do if you didn’t know you couldn’t do it?)
I’ve decided to journal privately for now. I believe it will be more honest and productive in my brain. Maybe I’ll share bits & pieces along the way or what I learned in the end. Either way I think it’s going to be a great exercise for myself!
Consequence of Sound is premiering our track Heroin from the Twin Daggers EP today. They also did a nice little writeup about us. Go check it out here:
What’s more exciting is that we are sharing their front page with the Beach Boys. Kinda surreal…