at the end of today’s youth workshop to raise awareness about abuse, i gave stars to all the young men and women, asking them to write a positive word on one side (peace, love, hope, etc.). on the other side they were to write a message to the 14 women who were killed on December 6th, 1989 (the women who this day is in honor of). this is what one young man wrote:
“you were treated brutally and unfair on the behalf of all men we apologize please forgive.”
the future will be brighter than we think.
yesterday’s Abuse: Survival Stories event seamlessly brought together people from all walks of life. look at these two angels. thank you to my sister Denyce for the picture, and thank you to all who made the day such a special and powerful one! so many people asked to share their stories of abuse at our next event. amazing!
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our last Abuse: Survival Stories event of the year is tomorrow, November 30th inside the Victoria Village Library (184 Sloane Ave., Toronto) at 11 am sharp. looking forward to seeing my fam and experiencing that good self love & inner peace together. @myhairisfull0fsecrets @ellenaturel @ellesimonemua @mauleepocket @saeda_ @prototype_danny @mrcroccet @legendaryomega @theartchitecht @3rdiiiview @misspris101 @mauleepocket @djmisskittie @chiquitabanannie @ninaintheloop @voldemortsjumpoff @yo_dahveed @eyeindite @rise__edutainment @soca_emperor @yandeahaiel @farhiyajama_ @gcgarlow @olenroot @r1otous @tammysoulful
#selflove is a beautiful thing, one that many of us have had to work very hard to learn. i applaud this man for finding a way to nurture himself, and for adding positivity to this world. see more at 500randomactsofbeauty.tumblr.com #wmam2013 #redefiningmasculinity #whiteboard #streetinterviews #whiteribbon #whatmakesaman
shared the #AbuseSurvivalStories message with the beautiful students at University of Toronto Scarborough Campus today, along with my amazing team of Randell Adjei ( @rise__edutainment ), Charmie Deller and Renée Ashanta Henry. we opened for the brilliant Carlos Andres Gomez. what an amazing day. my first time in a university lecture room, ever :) #serendipity Build. Act. Change. #utsc #peace #hope #healing