On February 14, 2013 WE have the opportunity to STOP what we are doing and GO DANCE…. until the WORLD SHAKES and Men and Women RISE UP and MAKE CHANGES FOR THE BETTER http://www.onebillionrising.org
Eve Ensler explaining One Billion Rising http://www.democracynow.org/seo/2012/9/24/one_billion_rising_eve_ensler_activists
Schedule for Democracy NOW Tour http://www.democracynow.org/events#events_anchor
It takes a LIFETIME to SURVIVE the implications of having been Beaten, Raped and or Sexually Abused, THE VIOLENCE MUST STOP. WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE http://www.onebillionrising.org
I have Cycled Across The United States of America Speaking OUT AGAINST CHILDHOOD SEXUAL ABUSE, I have WALKED ON FIRE, done a ROPES COUSE, BREATH-WORK, GROUP THERAPY, One On One Therapy, gone to a FORGIVENESS CLASS at Stanford University TWICE!, studied Non Violent Communication, Meditated, PRAYED, GOD KNOWS WHAT ELES???? to HEAL MYSELF of the VIOLENCE I have received by Men in my life.
What could I have accomplished in my life had I not spent sooooo much energy recovering, surviving, HEALING from the ABUSE I received BY MEN, as a child……….by MEN!!!!!!
OKAY…. I am who I am because of the events in my life BUT WHO WOULD I HAVE BEEN WITHOUT the VIOLENCE???? A less ANGERY, VINDICTIVE, SCARED, FEARFUL, JUDGMENTAL, REVENGEFUL, FRIGHTENED, OVERLY PROTECTIVE, PARANOID, SUSPICIOUS, UNTRUSTING, DEFENSIVE, Human Being.
Without the Sexual Abuse perhaps I would have not gotten pregnant at 17 years old?
Perhaps I would NOT have gotten stoned every day of my life starting at age 14? (I'm lucky to have any brain cells left. Thank GOODNESS I finaly caught on that REALITY is better than being KNUMB. I am THRILLED to have found a way to deal with my emotions rather than STUFF, Burry and repress them with drugs)
Perhaps I would NOT have gotten drunk to the point of vomiting and passing out repeatedly in my teens?
Perhaps I would NOT have done cocaine, acid, speed, ANYTHING TO KNUMB the PAIN I was in?
PERHAPS without the violence I WOULD HAVE focused on my education? Gone away to college? been in a Sorority?
Participated in Sporting Events? Become and Athlete? Had more children? Stayed Married?
Learned to SAY NO
Learned that I had RIGHTS as a WOMAN
Learned that I was WORTHY
Learned that I MATTER……..
My REQUEST is that ALL WOMEN…….. AND MEN WHO LOVE THEM…… DANCE…...on February 14th…... RISE UP…... SHAKE the WORLD…...MAKE A DIFFERENCE TOGETHER!! http://www.onebillionrising.org
And while we are doing that…. Why not VOTE for the GREEEN PARTY and make a REAL difference in The Government!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!