“I can’t just sit by a watch”. I’ve been binge watching Genius: Aretha Franklin and my lord was she one POWERFUL woman!
How does someone even get that powerful?
She had a lot of good backing, but I think she would have got there even without them. Her Daddy was a popular and powerful preacher, a good friend to THE King! (Martin Luther King). Is it really who you know?
I get so frustrated! Trans lives are not up for debate. BLM is not up for debated. Conversion Therapy just needs to be outright banned. No “exemptions”, just banned. These things aren’t just not that difficult to compute. If you’re going to take away people’s rights and lives. You’re a bigot, not up for debate.
I am left/liberal, I wouldn’t say I’m “far”. But I most definitely get emotional and really easily annoyed. My brain cannot compute the lack of humanity lately.
I am currently reading Philippa Gregory “The King’s Curse (The Plantagenet and Tudor Novels #7) Not that I am saying I hate the book, I actually really am loving it. However, what I am hating about it is how similar I can see between then and now.
A man in charge, getting to decide what is state vs religion, a man controlling women. Everyone in fear, around this one man. The only real difference is that these men at the top these days, aren’t able to really order people’s heads off at a whim…Well maybe in Russia. However, generally, these men are just as soulless as King Henry the 8th. The fact that a lot of male world leaders have been more shrugging their shoulders at the deaths of their OWN people. Is VERY King Henry the 8th, when you think about it.
We just recently had the Prime Minister of Australia, say something, VERY Trumpesque, he also really did something Trumpesque. He flew from our capital city, to QLD, on tax payer money…Too attend a Hillsong Prayer Session…Too stand there and say how Australia needs more Churches (we do not) and how social media is a “Demon” (which it is, but he’s on it too).
My mum said to me “I know you’re a bit sensitive about Meghan Markle. Why is that?”
Good question Mum.
Meghan Markle’s Dad, is exactly what I think my Dad would do, in the same situation. We haven’t told anyone this. If and when I get married, we already have a backup mind if my Dad pulls, what I call now a “Thomas Markle”.
This never ending cycle of people saying that children HAVE to respect their parents. Has to GOT to stop, especially when the child, decides it has to stop. Especially when that child’s parent, is in fact toxic and abusive.
My Dads dad, was the same. Abusive, and yet my Dad “loved him” so he kept telling us that we had to respect him. And now my Dad does the same thing that he’s Dad does. According to a lot of Meghan Markle haters, when I had had enough of my Dad, not only abusing me, but he also told a huge whooper about me, too me. I stopped talking to him. Apparently that’s not okay. Narrator: It was okay.
It seems to be coming from mainly Boomers, who seem to think that they turned out fine. If you think abusing your child (no matter how older they are) is alright, then NO you didn’t turn out “fine”. As that is not fine. I was never beaten as a child, smacked but never beaten, but the emotional and mental abuse. Yeah, I’m not fine now. It’s taken a long slog to be as “fine” as I am.
You have the power to stop the cycle of abuse, by actively taking yourself out of that circle/cycle. You can still see and talk with your family, but you have to learn the power of “NO”.
My Dad is a alcoholic, not only IS he a alcoholic, but he’s one of those annoying ones that go on about on how he’s not, while he’s drunk.
I love my Dad, but he is a deadbeat Dad. He’ll tell me he loves me, then the next day while he’s drunk will tell me what a grateful little shit I am, and if I don’t respond to that quickly, it gets worse.
So, to see people act like Meghan’s Dad is some innocent “victim” of his cruel and uncaring daughter, pisses me off. No one MADE him give a interview, no one MADE him speak to Piers Morgan. Note, how not one person has recognised that Meghans mother hasn’t “forced” herself to do the same things? Maybe, just maybe, her Dad IS crap.
The sad thing is, nearly all the Dads that I know that are separated from their first marriages, with children. I don’t think I know one divorced father who isn’t a “deadbeat dad” in some way.
As I got older, I realised how bad my Dad had been to myself, my brother and my Mum. So I have NO doubt that, despite Meghan trying and no doubt that she does love him. There HAS to come to a point for your own mental health, when you have to cut people off and again, a child doesn’t OWE their parent any kind of “loyalty”. Your job, as a parent in this world, is to protect your child … NOT THE OTHER WAY AROUND.
We have one life in this world. Even if you believe in reincarnation, because you do not come back as the person you were. You may not even come back as a person! One life, that’s it. It’s up to you whether or not, you choose to have a good life or a bad one. Especially when it comes to who YOU CHOOSE to be involved in your life.
It’s you and your power, that’s it.
Thomas Markle Senior, is going to have a very lonely life, and that is all on him. You have to be either really dumb, or completely self-centered to think you can keep doing the same things. That caused that person to take you out of their lives in the first place, and think you can keep doing it, and THEN blame them.
Funny thing about this video. I just typed in “One Life” to see what they had on YouTube. There is a Church near my place of residence called “One Life” Haha!
You can absolutely forgive someone and not have them in your life. You can love someone and not have them in your life. Too forgive someone does not mean you HAVE to have them in your life. Especially since you don’t even need anything from them to forgive them. You don’t have to receive apology from someone to forgive someone.
If this doesn’t make you cry, I don’t know what else will!
A touching video showing a former ballet dancer afflicted with memory loss gracefully dancing as she hears the music from Tchaikovsky’s ballet Swan Lake has gone viral worldwide.
The video was recently shared by the Asociación Música para Despertar, a Spanish organization that promotes music therapy for those afflicted by memory loss, dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Since then, media organizations, celebrities and individuals across the globe have shared the video of former dancer Marta C. González.
(I am writing this kind of tipsy and kind of stupefied, please forgive my writing,lol)
I went to reply to a couple of New Years messages and the last hour of 2018 for me, has been listening to music and being called a psycho by numerous “women” because I keep saying Kourtney Kardashain body is her own and her ex body shaming (when they were together) her is NOT alright and she should NOT take him back…Just because he wrote one “nice” post on Instagram -.-
Ladies … Listen … it’s 2018…Our bodies are our OWN and NOBODY else’s…Do you hear me? I REALLY don’t care that he’s Muslim, still not HIS body…(also total genius giving into the Muslim men oppression stereotypes *roll eyes*) I don’t even care if he is even actual God…Still HER body. I can’t even begin to tell you how much I don’t care that he’s Muslim.
For those who kept saying “if that was my daughter, I’d feel differently” Kourtney Kardashian is a full grown WOMAN…Not a 12 or 13 year old..She is nearly 40…and if I had her body after 3 children, I’d freaking show it off too!
I don’t even like the Kardashians! But wrong is STILL wrong!
I am actually shocked I tell you. I could not believe it! They were DEFENDING his comments?
Thoughts…They have SO much power over is us, it’s ridiculous. I don’t know about anyone else, but I sometimes feel like my brain isn’t my own brain…Does that happen with anyone else? I get so fed up with my own brain, like someone else is trying to mess it up…Does that make any sense?
So I’ve swapped around my Share Your World post to Friday instead so we can talk about me…Nah, just kidding…Just women:
Now I just want to start off with saying “Calm Down…There is an International’s Men’s Day…November the 19th…Which is on a Monday this year….
I may also be using a lot of gif of women I admire in this post
What does it mean to me to be a “Woman”
(The Queen of course!)
Too me being a women means to be powerful and by powerful I don’t mean to have power over other people. It’s about the power of believing yourself. It’s the power of your convictions and morals and sticking to them. Whether that is to sing loudly from the top of your lungs or whether to just march with others. When the whole world is against you.
Women bring up other Women, Queens make other Queens…Even when you don’t agree…Far too much I see girls trying to bring women down.
A woman who can laugh at herself, when she’s at her most beautiful, but still is not “feeling it”.
Women who can cry…because they know that crying doesn’t make them weak.
Women move their bodies like no one is watching, even when the world is…and they LOVE it! They don’t judge others for how they move either.
(Ciara as Janet Jackson BET Awards)
A women will still have insecurities…Whether that be her body, her work, has she really go it all…But she doesn’t hurt the others around her still. She recognises that her “faults” are not to be put on others.
That no matter how hard it may get…Women don’t quit and we keep remembering to have fun!
Here’s to the Queens…May we know them…May we raise them…