I will repeat this everyday until it sinks in
»» the caption def struck a chord.
Nia Long had her first son at 30 and eleven years later, she had another one. She recently said something that resounded with me- it made my affirmations vision board.
‘The medical [profession] tries to tell every woman, ‘Have your babies before 40 because you shouldn’t have children after 40.’ Society tells us, ‘Get married before 30, because no man wants a woman after 30.’ You are not half the woman you’re gonna be until you turn 30. You’re not even half of that woman yet. So I think if we’d just take our time as women, and do what comes natural to us and for us, we would make fewer mistakes’
That set me FREE, I love her for that!!
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There was a time when my life may have seemed disposable, when others would have thought me not worth saving. Today I am proud to be a woman in long-term recovery. What that means for me is that I have not felt the need for drink or drugs for almost seven years. I am the mother of a precious baby boy, a wife, a daughter, an active community member, and a public health advocate. I have had the honor to volunteer with multiple charities, work as a public servant, and pay taxes. But the only reason I am able to do this is because eight years ago, someone I was using drugs with had naloxone. Had a fellow drug user not had the tool on hand to revive me, there is a strong likelihood that my breathing would not have been restored, my heart would have stopped, and I would have died in an abandoned warehouse at the age of 24.
Read more: I would have been dead.
We are so proud of our colleague and friend, Whitney Englander, for her brave article appealing for increased access to naloxone for overdose prevention. She also provides an update on a recent UN resolution that will expand access to this life-saving medication.
Thank you Whitney, for your courage and your tireless activism.
Inspiration from my colleague. I respect her for being brave and telling her story.
Happy Birthday Billie
How lovely! Love, spring + the blues
Kassim Alhimidi wept over the body of his wife, Shaima Alawadi, at a prayer ceremony on Tuesday. She died after being found severely beaten in her home near San Diego.
“Shaima Alawadi’s family says they found the first note taped to the front door of their house on a quiet suburban street here. It said: “This is my country. Go back to yours, terrorist,” according to her 15-year-old son, Mohammed.
“… But last Wednesday, Ms. Alawadi was found in the family’s dining room by her 17-year-daughter, lying unconscious in a puddle of blood with a severe head wound. Nearby lay another threatening note, similar to the one the family found a week earlier.
“Ms. Alawadi, 32, died three days later. The police caution against jumping to conclusions, saying they are still trying to determine whether she was targeted because of her religion or ethnicity, calling that just one possibility”
“just one possibility”
yeah I bet
sounds a lot better than “she was killed for wearing a headscarf in America.”
What is going on in this country? Values…morals..where are they?