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Annie Leibovitz’s 2005 Star Wars Vanity Fair Cover

From left: Ewan McGregor, Hayden Christensen, master and commander George Lucas, Natalie Portman, Yoda, Darth Vader, R2-D2, Anthony Daniels as C-3P0, Samuel L. Jackson, Jar Jar Binks, Jimmy Smits, Christopher Lee, Liam Neeson, Pernilla August, Jake Lloyd, Ian McDiarmid, General Grievous, Billy Dee Williams, Carrie Fisher, Harrison Ford, Peter Mayhew as Chewbacca, and Mark Hamill.

Journal, Midori Passport (wallet), Nock Sinclair fountain pen case (with pens), sunglasses, and something to read. Five things I never leave home without. Day 3 of the April Journal challenge by @journaling-junkie

Pen: Pilot Vanishing Point, Extra Fine
Ink: De'Atramentis Pine Green

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In 2008, 11-year-old Hana Grace-Rose Williams, from Ethiopia, was adopted by Carri and Larry Williams, a couple from Sedro-Woolley, in Washington. The couple purchased a book called “To Train Up a Child” by Michael Pearl and Debi Pearl. This book literally encourages child abuse, telling parents to withhold food, to spank children with plastic tubes, to give children freezing cold baths, and to put them outside in bad weather as punishment, all of which Carri and Larry did to Hana before she sadly perished on 11 May, 2011.

Hana was discovered naked and face down in their garden. She was severely malnourished and had her head recently shaved. Her tiny body was riddled with contusions, bruises, and scars. The couple had another adoptive son from Ethiopia, Immanuel, who told authorities that the rest of the family, including the couple’s 7 other biological children, had watched and laughed as Hana had stumbled and fallen around the garden before falling over for one last time and not getting back up. She had been outside in the cold for at least 8 hours and at one point, Carri had sent two of her sons outside to whip her with a plastic tube.

Hana was pronounced dead at the hospital and the cause of death was hypothermia compounded by malnutrition and gastritis. An investigation uncovered that Hana had been abused from the day she was adopted. She was regularly beaten and locked inside a closet. She was also denied food, clothing, and was forced to sleep outside and shower with the garden hose. Carri, who was said to be the mastermind behind the abuse, was sentenced to 37 years while Larry was sentenced to 28. They were also found guilty of assaulting Immanuel, their other adoptive child.