A cynical wish to those stressing about school and exams and thinking about how they can’t wait to be able to lay about, read, eat, relax and socialize…enjoy it because the rest of us have been working and prepping with shopping and cooking and wrapping and cleaning and what all and when that’s done we get to cook and clean and reorganize and pick up some more. (ok-I’m done…I think.)
I have hit the Christmas time of blah. No one to get excited with, things to do looming, too many things to remember or worry about, a houseful of no one who really cares or wants to help. Extra work, extra anxiety, extra feelings of obligation.
Leslie Morgan Steiner was in an abusive relationship, though at first she didn’t realize it. In a talk at TEDxRainier, she tells the disturbing story of her relationship, correcting misconceptions many people hold about victims of domestic violence, and explaining how we can all help break the silence.
If you or someone you know is facing domestic violence or an absuive relationship, you can find a list of resources here. The U.S. National Sexual Assault Hotline is 1-800-656-4673 (HOPE), and RAINN offers a secure online hotline.
Abuse only thrives in silence
Add a cup of coffee and you’ve got perfection.
THIS is the kind of things that can change the world!
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