recent!!!

Sorry I haven’t posted much recently. Have some goofy Jewelpet Twinkle/Miraculous crossover doodles. Tikki is red dalmatian stone and Plagg is peridot.

Look just… I’m magical girl trash, alright? I’m busy with a few unrelated things, but once I’m done, I’ll have something actually decent to post.

According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, nearly 60,000 children were sexually abused in the United States in 2014. Globally, 18% of women and 8% of men report being victims of childhood sexual abuse. Despite these astronomical numbers, child sexual abuse is rarely discussed and solutions do not adequately address the public health crisis affecting such a large number of children.

We know that children who are sexually abused are at a greater risk for later mental health and anxiety syndromes, including depression and suicidal thoughts. The societal and economic consequences of not addressing the problem, or investing in prevention of, sexual abuse of children are grave. In 1999, my mother decided to use her voice to speak about children’s rights and founded the World Childhood Foundation, which has since funded more than 1,000 projects in 20 countries. I have always admired my mother’s courage and aim to continue her work in combatting child sexual abuse. Now as a mother of two, I am even more determined to help create a world free from sexual abuse for all children in our lifetime.

But it is not our children’s obligation to keep themselves safe. We, as adults, have an obligation to ensure that our children are surrounded by child protectors.

Child sexual abuse thrives in silence. The first step in combatting sexual abuse is removing the stigma from discussing the abuse, which requires learning the facts, talking about it with our children and investing in prevention.

Learn the facts. We live in a digital world and it is crucial that technology is integrated in our fight. The new mobile app “Stewards of Children Prevention Toolkit” provides tools and educational resources for adults to prevent, recognize and respond to child sexual abuse.

Talk about it. Create a safe environment to talk to your child about sexual abuse, including body safety, anatomical language and personal boundaries.

Recognize the signs. The most common signs of sexual abuse are emotional and behavioral changes, such as “too perfect” behavior, withdrawal, fear, depression, unexplained anger and rebellion. Indirect physical signs can include anxiety, chronic stomach pain and headaches.

React responsibly. If a child shares that they have been abused, stay calm, praise the child’s courage and listen.

As a new school year begins, let us commit together to keep our #EyesWideOpen and ensure that we keep the children in our lives safe from all forms of violence.

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One Day & Thank You

I just want to say to y'all who post dead bodies of soldiers with a caption of like, “war is hell” or some shit
If someone’s following you they’re probably doing that for your war history posts and in that case
They don’t need reminding that war is hell by posting the bloodiest, goriest, most graphical pictures out there
It’s also pretty damned disrespectful to the dead

Fell off the end of the Earth and totally missed everything that’s happened recently. Met Captain Jack Sparrow, because he was hanging there again and there were some other pirates and a squid or octopus guy and lots of coral and fighting and drinking and… no wait I just watched the whole Pirates of the Caribbean series and have been having some crazy ass dreams. My mind dreams up some beautiful stuff.

sunbastian a réagi à votre billet “jack falahee’s acting in the whole scene of the night of the murder in…”

jack falahee’s acting in s1 is honestly so great

i mean, his acting all the time in general is pretty great, but that scene always gets to me

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I lost more than a little faith in humanity today, thanks to the national embarrassment known as Rodrigo Duterte.

Please don’t reblog. I just needed to do some vent art.

Everyone has a right to their opinions, and I respect that. But please, please do not tag your hate with the actor or character’s name! People who are fans of them go to their tags because they love them, and do not need to see hate posted about them. You don’t have to respect a character, but respect their fans who are real life people. Put ‘anti’ in front of their name if you feel the need to post and tag your opinions. Thank you.