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Do not associate Ireland with a man who chokes women around the world as part of his pick up game. Please help us stand with the women of Australia, the women of America, the women of The UK and women everywhere, and do not let Ireland play host to events where men are being taught how to violate and harass women. It’s not only women who are affected; Blanc’s misogynistic ‘pick up techniques’ directly exploit vulnerable men who buy into rape culture and end up believing that this is an appropriate way to behave. (via Petition · Deny Julien Blanc an Irish Visa · Change.org)

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Yasmine Hamdan: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert

“Deny”
“Beirut”
“Shouei”

She’s so amazing.

Don’t deny yourself of your own experiences, no matter how tragic or painful they were. They belong to you. When you cover-up your pain within yourself, you are suppressing your best chance to grow. Respect your pain and honor your pain. Those scars are your stripes and badges of honor. Those injuries are a part of your sacred story. Don’t hide from your truth. It is in what you have hidden, that you will find what you have been so desperately seeking. In the heart of your deepest wounds and losses is the essence of your greatest hope. What you thought of as dreadful or shameful was always your greatest treasure, for it has cultivated your deepest understanding. Your pain has brought forth the pearl of your wisdom, compassion and strength. Be proud of who you are.
—  Bryant McGill