There are issues in the world and by choosing which ones we post about we aren’t necessarily choosing to ignore the rest, we are just simply bringing light to the ones we feel more personal about, ones we want to learn more about, or maybe ones that are hitting closer to home than the rest. These past few weeks in the news we have seen suicide, domestic abuse, the ALS ice water challenge, Ferguson, Israel, a cute baby seal on a boat. I’ve been seeing some pretty out of line things posted about Christy Mack and I just wanted to express my personal opinions about this particular topic. Domestic abuse isn’t something people ask for; it isn’t something people want or plan for, it isn’t something some people can just make go away. People will ask, “Why didn’t you leave?” “Why did you wait for it to get so bad?” “Why didn’t you tell me?” there are no answers to these questions, there are no answers because some people don’t live to answer, there are no answers because some people just do not know. You get stuck, you get stuck and you are lost, you feel as though you are nothing, you can have the world at your fingertips but when you are experiencing something like this you feel like you are all alone. Most outsiders do not understand any of this, and there is some beauty to this because hopefully they will never have to go through any of this but for the most outsiders can be ugly. Outsiders judge you, outsiders don’t understand, outsiders turn their heads to pretend it isn’t happening. Not all outsiders, but I would say a good majority. Sometimes it takes someone in the news like Christy Mack to bring awareness to this sickness. You shouldn’t have to move hours away with a restraining order in your bag at all times to feel safe, you should be able to feel safe in your own city, with your own friends, you shouldn’t have to lose the respect of your peers because they don’t understand. Unfortunately, people you all know have most likely gone through something like this and many of you wont know how to help. The best way to help is to call the police or visithttp://www.thehotline.org/ Your friend might hate you because they might think that they can handle it but the truth is they most likely cannot handle it on their own. If you are experiencing domestic violence personally or suspect domestic violence in a relationship you need to let someone know. You don’t wait for it happen again; you call 911 or go tohttp://www.thehotline.org/ right then and there because the abuser may have smashed the victims phone in two so they cant call for help and their downstairs neighbors could be so high on dope that they have no idea what is going on upstairs. You get them out of that house, you make it clear to them this relationship is OVER, you monitor them to make sure they aren’t going back to the abuser because there is good chance they will. You stand by them, stand by them through the thick and thin, clean the blood out of their clothes, wash their hair with them, hold them while they cry, lay with them while they try and fall asleep and most importantly let them know it is going to be ok. I wouldn’t be here today without the help of my friends and my family allowing me to rebuild my life after having it shattered completely. It can take years to get out of an abusive relationship and it can take a really long time to feel whole again, but you will feel whole again. You will look in the mirror everyday a stronger person, a better person and a beautiful person. You won’t take shit from anyone and you wont ever let someone hurt someone you love without consequences. I couldn’t care less if this isn’t appropriate for Facebook, this is real life. These things are happening and there aren’t enough words for me to explain what it feels like. If we know how to help people who are stuck in an abusive domestic relationship we can save their life, YOU could save their life. Be a good friend, be a good person, if you know someone who needs help please get them help before it is too late. Let your friends and family know you love them and please know that I am here for anyone who ever needs a shoulder to lean on or just someone to talk to.
u should all stop doing drugs and just switch to netflix
I think the reason everyone likes Orange is the New Black so much is because we get to see everyone’s backstory and realize that even if they seem like a bad person, they’re still human and they have struggles and passions just like everyone else.
Except Vee. Fuck you Vee.