I recently just read something that disturbed me. Two men will face trial this coming week for breaking into private computers and stealing private pictures and videos and posting them online without the owner’s consent.
The article: http://newsfeed.time.com/2014/01/23/revenge-porn-king-hunter-moore-indicted-by-fbi/
This is disgusting. Forced sexulization is already a global issue. This also raises the question: how personal are personal files? I’m happy to see that the victims will have their day in coat and will finally recieve some justice for the humiliation and molestation of personal property. I will be sure to follow the story.
Sam Smith. A beautiful song. One of my very favorites.
“I love sleep. My life has the tendency to fall apart when I’m awake, you know” – Ernest Hemingway
This quote has always resinated with me because I often feel like I never know what i’m doing and my dreams seem like such wondorous yet impossible escape.
Last year I started an online support group on Facebook called “Parents of Children with Brain Injuries”. For the first time since Isabella’s Acquired Brain Injury (ABI), I no longer felt alone. I have other parents that can relate to how I feel, what is going on with Isabella and they quite simply just “get it”. As a parent to a child with a brain injury we are often misunderstood. We are seen as people who only talk about brain injuries, we are seen as ungrateful, we are seen as overprotective, we are seen as mean for having our child go to therapy etc. Below are 12 things we want you to know about us:
1.) We want you to know brain injuries are an invisible disability. While our child may look “fine” or even as they did before their brain injury, they are no longer the same child they…
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Today, I saw a Facebook conversation happening between some other white folks. It went like this:
Status Updater: I want to talk with my 10 year old about the complex ideas of racism, the U.S. during the Jim Crow Era and the Civil Rights Movement. What films/documentaries/etc. can you recommend?
Commenters: Give a few helpful suggestions.
Commenters: Let him be 10. Why force this on him so early? Why can’t we just let kids be kids?
Commenters: But racism isn’t just about black and white.
Y’all, I almost blew up. I’m not even sure that now, several hours later, I have the vocabulary for what I want to say about this.
1) Making statements like “let kids be kids” in reference to not teaching them about complex things misses the complexity inherent in childhood. Children aren’t simple, and they’re not non-discriminatory. They can be ruthless and often are.
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Hopefully where I will be spending the beginning of my summer!