There definitely are some downsides, including the dreaded “fasting breath,” which ensures that I don’t do too much close talking with friends and colleagues while I am cleansing. I also, inevitably, reach a point where I am completely bored with drinking what is essentially lemonade with a kick. By the end, I don’t want to see another lemon even as garnish for awhile..
Whereas for the Female First Nation Playwrights, they may be more vulnerable to understanding what it feels like to experience sexual violence. The divide between the men and the women playwrights suggests there is a divide in understanding regarding the importance of discussing women’s value and worth in the First Nation’s community. While one group sees the possibility of metaphor, the other group sees the terrible dangers and hardships associated with sexual violence.
Grindr’s parent company issued a vague statement that it was working with other software vendors to improve their platform, and in doing so may have disclosed users’ statuses, but reiterated that “Grindr is a public forum” and encouraged people to “carefully consider what information to include in your profile.” Essentially, they went with the “Eh, everyone’s doing it” argument. After all, anyone who types anything into an app is offering their information voluntarily, and doesn’t have to be straight up asked whether it’s OK if the company shares that information with anyone else. Even if said information includes sensitive stuff like “There’s a feared virus in my body.”.
Thank you Piers for you objectivity and openness to controversial subjects! As a born again gay male, I went to Evangelical churches like Rick Warren for years in search of a valid way to live without being a second class citizen. Like tonight, many other Evangelical pastors give a similar interpretation of Scripture that could be argued in context with other Scriptures in the New Testament. Furthermore, other Evangelical pastors, like Rick, ignore giving any kind of embrace or way of life that is obtainable.
I kind of felt like I was throwing off the bonds of responsibility and the old year and the old way of worshiping all at once. Celebrating the new Christian year for me meant Mass in a big, beautiful church. Which is how I found myself last night in church I’d never been in before soaking up Bible readings about waiting and preparation and expectation..
Elle Wright, who writes the blog Feathering The Empty Nest, is a great example of this. Having tragically lost her son Teddy days after birth, she set about talking about her experience on social media and has inspired and supported hundreds of other women who have had the same experience. She has channelled all her grief and pain into helping raise money to support other families going through similar experiences..