When I was studying acting in New York, Sir Patrick Stewart spoke to a small group of us and told us a beautiful and instructive story about bringing vulnerability to a role. He’d been traveling —two quick flight to see his son in Odets’ Golden Boy in England, then back to do 8 shows at Shakespeare in the Park/A Winters Tale. He was wrecked and harried, and instead of fighting it, he let it in. The entire cast felt it and the show lifted to a new level. Thank you, my fellow actor, for ALL you do, and for championing cannabis and lifting the veil for so many who are suffering and curious. There are countless methods of delivery. So many cannabinoids and terpenes and ratios. Get some info. And try it. You might get a little lift, too. #cannabiscommunity #cannabisculture #shakespeare
had a #pipe
Patrick Stewart announces his support for medical cannabis. Thank you sir for helping educate the world about the power of this amazing plant! Together we can change the #stigma
through education. ✌️ 🙌
Let's keep this #cannabiseducation
going! #stopthestigma #greenflowermedia #cannabiscommunity #weedcommunity #greenfloweracademy #stopthestigma #cannabis #weed #cannabiseducation #patrickstewart
I am a self-proclaimed queer, fat, cisgender woman whose passion is to be a support for marginalized communities. I believe there is no weight limit or certain body shape that you need to maintain in order to be a body positive advocate. You definitely do not have to be gay to be an LGBTQ2+ ally and advocate for basic human rights. I understand first hand how painful self discovery can be when you do not have a guide, a mentor or an open hearted outlet to explore feelings, desires, dreams, and truths. I hope to be your cheerleader, your safe space, your “this is the first time I’ve said this out loud”, I hope to hold you accountable, to provide you the information, skills and homework needed to combat stigma, stereotypes and discrimination. Most of all, I hope that we can work together to get to a point where you bare to look at yourself in the mirror and see the beautiful person, who is worthy of love and life staring back (if you don’t already) ❤️
#queercoach #bodypositivecoach #antidiet #antioppression #intersectionalfeminism #effyourbeautystandards #stigma #healing #lifecoaching #allbodiesaregoodbodies #collaboration #communityovercompetition
In exploring an abandoned asylum last year, I encountered a lot of graffiti, and more gruesome images like blood stains on a bathtub, and blood rotting on the floor. While looking back through photos, it made me think about how people who worked in asylums often got away with the maltreatment of individuals placed there because of the stigma placed around them. It’s like prisoners. When someone has gone to jail, they obtain this stigma placed around them that they’re a bad person and have a hard time adjusting to a society that doesn’t seem to want them. Therefore, they go back to prison. Where as people placed in asylums never really left because of their stigma (and a lot of other things). In exploring the place, we saw a lot of graffiti too, a lot more vulgar than what I posted, but it got me thinking about how graffiti is considered an art form, but it’s also a deviance. It goes to show that there is a line between the two. However, when it’s more vulgar work and placed in a setting, like an abandoned asylum, it’s okay to be there because it’s a place meant to be destroyed. If this sort of thing was found on a highway or bridge, it would be considered vandalism.
#UNHMintrosocSp19 @soc_spot #concepts #deviance #crime #stigma #alienation
Is life upside down or am I
Ever find yourself not able to concentrate , forgetting what your doing ,
muscles constantly hurting ,
getting sad and angry for little things ,
bouncing off the walls , feeling lonely in a crowded room ,
taking offense to things people say and do constantly , feeling like no one listens or hears you...screaming inside, screaming out
not knowing if we're correct because we've been wrong before ,
tired , tired of fighting , tired of crying , tired of bad vibes ,
being happy cause you got outside or cause the past that passes your mind,
being you cause that's all you know
even if it's not really known ,
walking away cause it's easier ,
being inside cause it's safer ,
being online cause you can control what others see in posts and pictures ,
liking likes but won't say it ,
losing things and people but knowing where they are ,
being completely overwhelmed and no one helps, upset even when you get what you want,
not trusting your thoughts , being mentally ill but no one cares if they do they ain't here' long.... or it just me.
I’m typically a bright light in the world. Even lights get dimmed and burned out from time to time and it’s OK.
Unlocking my past traumas has been a theme of 2019 for me thus far. Until the last few years I thought I had healed my hurts and these experiences.
In 2018 I started doing deep work with a therapist. It was confirmed not only do I suffer from PTSD, but PTSD from many different experiences.
In January an incident triggered a past trauma that led me down a dark road. I had zero energy, had to call out of work, my thoughts were foggy and I was low. I had to share the pain, relive my story and explain to my support systems. That I was suffering and I needed help to get back up.
Getting back up for me looks like; retreating to my safe place, allowing space for the dark and letting a few in. It’s taken therapy, EMDR sessions, meditation breakthroughs, writing poetry where the anger is screaming out of me, holding on to my pillars of people, a lot of tears, a shaky voice, rest, being alone, nature, writing, processing and finally a release to a true place of healing. .
I’m not sharing this for sympathy. I’m sharing this to say if I’ve been distant. I’ve been busy healing myself and I want to be honest about who I am in this chapter. I’m learning you can’t be a light all the time and you can’t appreciate the bright sparkles without being in the dark from time to time. @ladygaga
said it best. If you’re hurting tell someone. We’re in this thing called life together. 💛Sarah ✨💫
#ptsd #ptsdrecovery #ptsdawareness #mentalhealth #healing #stigma #speakyourtruth