🌸💓Honored to be part of the Speakers Bureau since 2009🙌👊🌸💓. The RAINN Speakers Bureau is made up of more than 1,500 survivors of sexual violence who volunteer to share their stories. These individuals live in every corner of the country and represent a diverse range of backgrounds and experiences—together they make up an invaluable resource of knowledge and strength.
We are always looking for people from different backgrounds who are willing to share their story. RAINN matches Speakers Bureau volunteers with opportunities to educate the public and spread messages of hope through media interviews, local speaking opportunities, school events, art and projects and other creative endeavors. #strongerthanyouknow#staystrong#useit#dontbeashamed#beautyforashes#speakevenifyourvoiceshakes#standfirminthefaith#hope
It doesn’t matter where you are in your journey to a healthier fitter life. Getting started is the biggest, bravest and most satisfying step you will take. Always remember you matter, you’re health matters and you’re life matters. Don’t ever give up and always surround yourself with positive, uplifting and driven people. You got this! #dontgiveup#noexcuses#yougotthis#dontbeashamed
Part three of my trans body positive series... I get a lot of messages saying that I have it easy to post these photographs, because I'm skinny. I'm sorry, but you are missing the point. I don't have it easy. The main reason why I'm as thin as I am... All my medication suppresses appetite. HRT can affect weight in either direction. I trained for an #ironman ... Not too many people know, but while training for #imcda last year I was also struggling with an eating disorder. I was literally starving myself while training 15 to 20 hours a week, all because I thought I needed to be thin to be included and noticed. I also have a penis, which makes a lot not easy. I post these photos to inspire and motivate that being trans is beautiful and there's nothing to be ashamed of! No matter your size, shape, color, gender, ethnicity, or whatever genitals you may have. I'm a trans woman, and I'm not scared to show the genitals I unfortunately was born with. If Instagram let me, and would go nude to show that what's between your legs doesn't matter 💪🏻
#DomesticViolence FACT: Women with pets may delay leaving a dangerous environment for fear of their pets’ safety.
Across various surveys, between 18% — 48% of battered women delay leaving a dangerous situation out of concern for their pets’ safety.