I am convinced that imprisonment is a way of pretending to solve the problem of crime. It does nothing for the victims of crime, but perpetuates the idea of retribution, thus maintaining the endless cycle of violence in our culture. It is a cruel and useless substitute for the elimination of those conditions--poverty, unemployment, homelessness, desperation, racism, greed--which are at the root of most punished crime. The crimes of the rich and powerful go mostly unpunished.
It must surely be a tribute to the resilience of the human spirit that even a small number of those men and women in the hell of the prison system survive it and hold on to their humanity. •
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“ Let Me Tell You Some-Thin, Bae-Beeee...
I Want To Be Yo Mutha,
Ya Father, Ya Aunty, Ya Cousin...Grandma & Pa. Whatever It Takes To Get Next To You Sweetness; Can You Dig That Bae-Beeee ?” • Shara-Fly
The dance can reveal everything mysterious that is hidden in music, and it has the additional merit of being human and palpable. Dancing is poetry with arms and legs~Charles Baudelaire
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Just got word that I was featured in @the411magazine’s Summer 2018 issue. It’s things like this that revive me !! Thanks to their Editor, Amanda and the whole team over there in the UK ! Check them out at www.the411magazine.com.
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[Be sure to join me today - doors close at 4pm!]⠀
If you’re always looking for answers outside of yourself, you’ll be be searching for a very long time.⠀ ⠀
That used to be me.⠀
I used to think I had to work so hard to 'achieve' a sense of self-worth.⠀
I thought if I wasn't doing more, how could I be more? ⠀
I thought nothing I did was good enough (sometimes I thought that even if I did my best, it still wouldn't be enough!).⠀
I was stuck in a cycle of comparison, low self-worth, and victim-y thoughts, like: It's so much easier for so-and-so... I work so hard but I'll never get there anyway. I don't belong there... and on and on the negative self-talk went, until I was blue in the face (and feeling empty all over).⠀ ⠀
I didn't know how to call my power back to me; how to deeply know my own worth; how to fully trust my own path.⠀
Until I realised that if I kept going this way, I'd never actually get to where I wanted to be (or somewhere better).⠀
So I decided to rise out of my comparison fog, out of my mistrust, out of my victim thoughts, out of my negative self-talk... and reach my potential by stepping into my power. ⠀
✨ Power. Potential. Self-worth. Trust. Confidence. Abundance. Alignment.⠀
That's what I wanted to feel, to know, to be, to hold... and so that's what I created for myself.⠀
And now I'd love to help you create that (and more) for yourself too.⠀
✨ Join me for my Emotional Harmony Course (enrolment closes today at 4pm).⠀
Head to the link in my bio to learn more and join me. ⠀
P.S. This is the only time I'll run this course live in this way, and the price will increase for the next round.
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There's nothing quite like the creative process, however it starts, wherever it leads.
Here’s a fun tip for your kids check on area: Have volunteers hold a handheld sign that is associated with your kids ministry! This is great because your volunteer can now assure families where they’re going and direct them to the kids check in area!