*Be sure to swipe for full video.* This is a project put together by @thomasphotographers to bring more awareness to the horrors of domestic abuse.
Every day strangers and maybe people we know walk around with hidden scars and bruises. This is not the reality that we want them to live.
What is Emotional Abuse? "A pattern of behavior directed toward a child by an authority figure in the child's life that attacks his or her emotional wellbeing is emotional abuse. When a parent or authority figure places unreasonable, excessive or impossible demands on the child, uses intimidation and aggressive methods or uses verbal attacks it can be considered emotional abuse. Verbal attacks may include belittling, rejecting, cruel teasing, constant criticism and insulting. In short, any attack that undermines that child's self esteem is child abuse. Emotional abuse can also mean psychological or emotional neglect. When the parent or caregiver denies the child love, guidance or support, they are robbing that child of the ability to experience normal psychological growth and development." From More4Kids ►http://buff.ly/2lwu3zC⠀
Today was a rehearsal w/Dollswith Motives in Etobicoke for Fashion with a Voice "Break the Silence."
This is one I am truly honoured and proud to be a part of!
This is one that also touches close to home.
We were in the presence of another model and she was speaking to some of the models about how passionate she is about this. A couple words were mentioned about showing "fear and being scared" and how this can take away from parts of your life. I've been there, being just that and I caught myself fighting back tears.
I took a second and reminded myself I am still here! I am a survivor!
Photos were done as a theme for this
event and a comment was made
about the definition in my upper body. I paused for a second, then explained "This is why I started weightlifting." We have to STOP the Violence!!!! #stoptheviolence#endthesilence#dwmfashionwithavoice#dollswithmotives#charityfashionshow
Oscar Grant 2.27.86 - 1.1.09
Today would have been Oscar's 31st birthday.... Oscar Grant III was a young African-American man who was fatally shot in the early morning hours of New Year's Day 2009 by BART Police officer Johannes Mehserle in Oakland, California, United States. Responding to reports of a fight on a crowded Bay Area Rapid Transit train returning from San Francisco, BART Police officers detained Grant and several other passengers on the platform at the Fruitvale BART Station. Officer Johannes Mehserle and another officer had restrained Grant, forcing him to lie face down. Mehserle was unable to remove Grant's right arm from under his body in order to handcuff him. Mehserle drew his pistol and shot Grant once in the back. He later claimed that he had intended to use a Taser on him. Grant was unarmed. He was pronounced dead the next morning at Highland Hospital in Oakland.
The shooting has been variously classified as an involuntary manslaughter and a summary execution. On January 30, 2010, Alameda County prosecutors charged Mehserle with murder for the shooting. He resigned his position, and pleaded not guilty. The trial began on June 10, 2010. On July 8, 2010, Mehserle was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter and not guilty of second-degree murder and voluntary manslaughter.
On November 5, 2010, Mehserle was sentenced to two years, minus time served. He served his time in the Los Angeles County Jail protective custody, held in a private cell for his safety. On June 13, 2011, Mehserle was released under parole after serving 11 months!
SMH! The system....
R.I.P. King Oscar #RestinPower#stoptheviolence
*The system can't protect those it was never designed to to help* #knowledgeisPOWER#blackpride#justiceorelse#BLM#blacklivesmatter#wakeup#weneedunity#truth#UsorElse#wematter#racism
The violence that our country lives, begins to attack the poor animals, I feel so much indignation for what they did to this poor animal, the animals also go to heaven, El Salvador cry your death, RIP Hippo Gustavito! #ElSalvador#StopTheViolence