I have started having conversations with my 6 year old already about loving herself first. It is one of the most important things I can teach her.
Hello!! I’m in need of a HUGE signal boost right now (and maybe a big reporting session) because my best friend is being blackmailed by her ex boyfriend.
I’m not exactly sure what I’m supposed to put here, but I feel like this should be a warning for anyone who knows him and just a general informative thing. Jacob lives in Australia and is 16 years of age. They’ve had a very unhealthy relationship and he’s threatened sending out her nudes multiple times. Jacob is very manipulative and emotionally abusive towards her and even ends up pulling me and her other friends into not being able to do anything because it’ll end up hurting her. He’s made around 7 Twitter accounts to contact my friend in the times that she was trying to get out of the relationship.
In the picture above, he’s posted her nudes and threatened her.
ALL IM ASKING IS FOR YOU TO REPORT HIM ON EVERYTHING AND ANYTHING:
His Twitter accounts all start with @/neinthousand but the one that was most recently used was: @/neinthousand12 (but it was apparently deleted)
His Facebook account is: Jacob R Hynes, and he has more but I am unable to find them. They’re under Jacob Hynes and the like.
Let me tell you about this couple for a second. I love this movie, and people can say whatever they want about Tangled, THIS is the film that began the Disney Revival.
Anyway, when The Princess and the Frog came out, I was instantly enchanted with it. I was an 18 year old guy (high school student), and I was fanboying all over this movie. It became an instant favorite for me (and my sister, who admittedly didn’t like princess films).
I told all of my friends about the movie, telling them to watch it, and brining it up in conversations (and embarrassing my family members/friends but, whatever).
When my group of friends said that they were going to Disney World and asked if I wanted to come, the first words out of my mouth were “Is Tiana going to be there?”
They said yeah, and I was sold!
The night before the trip I was pretty excited. I was so excited that I even shaved (I wanted to look presentable, I mean, I was meeting royalty!)
So, we go to Disney World, we enjoy the park, I get myself a Disney autograph book and I’m all ready. I stand in line, and frankly, I’m kind of the only boy there. Also, I’m the only other person above the age of twelve. I’m standing in line with a bunch of little girls in princess dresses who are just as excited as I am.
And behind me is this young woman (about the same age as me, and African-American, just like me) and I strike up a conversation with her. We talk about the park, the rides, how Ariel must be jealous that Tiana has such a nice French Quarter set up. I even allowed her to cut in front of me (mainly because I was so nervous, and I wanted to think about what I was going to say when it was my turn.)
Now, all of my friends are on the far side of the Gazebo waiting for me to finish. Close enough so that they can see where I am, and just far enough so that they won’t have to associate with me. Whatever, if they didn’t want to meet Tiana it was there loss.
So, when it was my turn to meet Tiana and Naveen my face (and my friends still tell me this, even to this day) became RED. I could actually feel the blood rushing to my face. The first thing Tiana says is:
“Hi! I’m so glad you came to visit us.”
And I’m so nervous I just smiled back.
I handed Naveen my book, and he says “Hello Prince,” he smiles, and asks “Have you found your princess yet?”
Now, I’m not really looking for a princess, but I just told him “No, not yet.”
And he smiles and says, “That’s alright, there are lots of ways you can find your princess. You could find her slipper. She could lose her voice and you could help her retrieve it, or…you could awaken her from a deep slumber with a kiss.”
He then hands the book to Tiana, and I’m so nervous I can’t speak. I give her a hug, we take a picture and I wave goodbye. As I walk up to my friends, my face is still as red as a tomato.
That was five years ago, and I still remember it very well.
Tiana and Naveen will ALWAYS be important. No matter what anyone says, no matter how Disney tries to hide them, or how the fandom tries to downplay their importance. They will always matter!
Lake Loen / Norway
This sign is in my doctors office above the scale and I really love it. It actually made me feel a lot better after reading it
My friend Maggie, at the young age of 34, just found out she has a twin, and now it’s up to all of us to help her find them!
I love a mystery!
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Peggielene Bartels, A.K.A. King Peggy, is currently the King of Otuam, Ghana. She was chosen to be one of only three female kings in Ghana, and when she discovered that male chauvinists wanted her to only be a figurehead, she said: “They were treating me like I am a second-class citizen because I am a woman. I said, ‘Hell no, you’re not going to do this to a woman!’” When she encountered corruption and the threat of embezzlement to the royal funds, she declared “I’m going to squeeze their balls so hard their eyes pop!”
King Peggy has maintained her work in Ghana’s embassy in Washington, D.C. while making education affordable in Otuam, installing borehead wells to produce clean drinking water, enforcing incarceration laws to deal with domestic violence, replenishing the royal coffers by taxing Otuam’s fishing industry to improve life in the village, and appointing three women to her council.
“Nobody should tell you, ‘You’re a woman, you can’t do it,’” she insists. “You can do it. Be ready to accept it when the calling comes.”
Quoted from the Spring/Summer 2012 issue of Ms. Magazine.
What a beautiful badass woman.
King Peggy has been on my blog before but this is my goddamn blog and I will have King Peggy on here twice if I want.
MORE FEMALE KINGS.
Always reblog King Peggy, who is on my dash far less than she should be. Did you know she has written a book about her life? It is great, and you should all get right on that if you haven’t already.