When I did a search for the name of the dead boy a link moved me to a Web site he had created before his death called the Penthouse Project. A thousand pictures detailed the renovation of the 16 unit in the big semi-artdeco styled house,where i own my appartment. There were pictures of the boy as well, headshots of him blond and tan and flexing—he had wanted to be an actor—and there was the fake smile, the pleading eyes, the mirage of it all. The boy had posted pictures of himself in the club he was at the night he died, high and shirtless surrounded with boys who looked like him and this was before he went to sleep and never woke up, and in one of the shots I could see that he had the same tattoo that Rain, the girl iam absessed of, had seen when she dreamed about him—a dragon, blurred, on his wrist. And the search led me to an audition reel and in one of the auditions the boy read “What’s the worst thing that ever happened to you, Jimmy?” someone playing a girl named Claire reads off camera. “Unconditional love,” the boy says, the character of Jimmy turning away in mock shame, but the boy was reading the line wrong, giving it the wrong emphases, smirking when he should have been totally serious, turning it into a punch line when it was never supposed to be a joke.
"This is not a new fact nor does it represent a new trend. For 40 years, this fact has varied little; similarly, rates of other forms of violence against women and girls have remained persistently stable. Violence is a product of our culture. So, too, are our responses to violence when it occurs. Therefore, systemic and cultural transformation is required." #ViolenceAgainstWomen#VAW#enoughisenough#MeToo
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Hazel is ready to watch the ESPYS tonight. Are you?
This year has been quite the roller coaster but I am beyond empowered and proud to stand with my sister survivor tonight and accept the Arthur Ashe Award for Courage. Each one of them has showed incredible strength telling their story and continuing to fight for the next generation. We stand together tonight to represent every survivor who’s voice has gone unheard.
ESPYS tonight on ABC 8 Eastern/7 Central. #espys#espys2018#sistersurvivors#arthurasheaward#courage#metoo