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Let me tell you a thing, about an amazing man named Patrick Stewart

I went to Comicpalooza this weekend and I was full of nervous energy as I was standing in line to ask Sir Patrick Stewart a question at his panel. I first had to thank him for a speech he had given at amnesty international about domestic violence towards women . I had only seen it a few months ago but I was still dealing with my own personal experience with a similar issue, and I didn’t know what to call it. After seeing Patrick talk so personally about it I finally was able to correctly call it abuse, in my case sexual abuse that was going to quickly turn into physical abuse as well. I didn’t feel guilty or disgusting anymore. I finally didn’t feel responsible for the abuse that was put upon me. I was finally able to start my healing process and to put that part of my life behind me.

After thanking him I asked him “Besides acting, what are you most proud of that you have done in you life (that you are willing to share with us)?”. Sir Patrick told us about how he couldn’t protect his mother from abuse in his household growing up and so in her name works with an organization called Refuge for safe houses for women and children to escape from abusive house holds. Sir Patrick Stewart learned only last year that his father had actually been suffering from PTSD after he returned from the military and was never properly treated. In his father’s name he works with an organization called Combat Stress to help those soldiers who are suffering from PTSD.

They were about to move onto the next question when Sir Patrick looked at me and asked me “My Dear, are you okay?” I said yes, and that I was finally able to move on from that part of my life. He then passionately said that his mother had done nothing to provoke his father and that even if she had, violence was never, ever a choice a man should make. That it is in the power of men to stop violence towards women. The moderator then asked “Do you want a hug?”

Sir Patrick didn’t even hesitate, he smiled, hopped off the stage and came over to embrace me in a hug. Which he held me there for a long while. He told me “You never have to go through that again, you’re safe now.” I couldn’t stop thanking him. His embrace was so warm and genuine. It was two people, two strangers, supporting and giving love. And when we pulled away he looked strait in my eyes, like he was promising that. He told me to take care. And I will.

Sir Patrick Stewart is an absolute role model for men. He is an amazing man and was so kind and full of heart. I want to let everyone know to please find help if you are in a violent or abusive house hold or relationship. There are organizations and people ready to help. I had countless people after the panel thanking me for sharing the story and asking him those questions. Many said they went through similar things. You are not alone.

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^ Here is the video of my question to Sir Patrick Stewart

Photos by Eugene Lee, Thank you

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Patrick Stewart Gives A Passionate Response to My Question at Comicpalooza 2013 Panel.

When he embraces me he is saying “You never have to go through that again. You’re safe now”

I hope everyone who needs help in abusive (sexually or physically) or violent situations has the courage to do so. There are people willing and ready to help you.

Here is my post about the entire interaction.

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Magneto is marrying Professor Xavier… er, officiating Patrick Stewart’s wedding. Skip to 11:00 for the big news!

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endingthemes asked:

please share your feelings about bald Charles. yes? no? how do you think it will happen? i spend a lot of time thinking about his luscious locks and i'm not sure i'm ready for this

long slow screeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeech

okay here’s the thing. old bald pat stew charles is fab. 100% fab. 200% fab. but any incarnation of young jame mac void charles i will forever imagine having xmfc!style hair. you will never pry the xmfc charles hairstyle from my cold, slimy hands when it comes to younger charles. i strongly strongly dislike dofp charles hairstyle because long hair on dudes has not and will never ever be my thing, regardless of whether the hair is a dirty mess or clean and styled.

so. i’d honestly take bald over long hair. laugh. i fully recognize baldness is a staple of charles’ character, so i’ll be cool with it for that reason. it’s not going to be the end of my world, since 60s charles with his 60s hair is as gone as the feeling in his legs.

as for how i think it’s going to happen…idk. hopefully something hilarious like some kind of dramatic overload with cerebro or just overexertion of his telepathy so we can watch mcavoy yelling and spewing spittle everywhere like in dofp. did anyone else giggle maniacally in the theater during that part? laughsdfdf. so it’ll be that or they’ll do it like how they did hank’s transformation in xmfc: show us the beginning of it, like charles staring at himself intently in the mirror with a razor in his hand, and then switch scenes and suddenly he rolls up completely bald. everyone is shocked. someone cracks a lame joke. etc. 

deep down i do wish it’s magneto sneaking into charles’ room in the middle of the night and shaving his head while he sleeps, though.