ABC The Bachelor, Colton Underwood, Comes out 🏳️‍🌈

Former Bachelor star Colton Underwood speaks his truth and comes out to Robin Roberts: “I’m gay. And I came to terms with that earlier this year and have been processing it… I’m the happiest and healthiest I’ve ever been in my life.”

Colton would “pray the gay away and be straight”. This was mostly because of his strict catholic faith. So happy he’s finally spoken his truth. 🏳️‍🌈

For the whole interview click this link.

#TheBachelor #ColtonUnderwood #pride #lgbt

RIP Duante Wright, a 20 year old Man Murdered by the Police 💔🥺

A mistake is pouring salt instead of sugar. It’s not using a gun instead of a taser. That’s called murder.

I don’t want to hear all the bs of why didn’t he comply etc. Stop! A 20 year old man has been killed by a police officer. And that’s just not okay.

Police officer, Kim Potter, has been working as a cop for 26 years. She says she reached for her taser but by mistake reached for her gun and shot him. He died.

I have lost count of the number of black men who have been murdered by cops in the first 3 months of 2021 alone.

Police officers clearly need more training in several areas. If someone wants to reach for a yellow taser and instead reached for her black handgun, and kills the person they need to take accountability for their actions.

#BLM #DuanteWright #RIPDAUNTEWRIGHT #KimPotter #murder #gun #taser #usa #BLM #blacklivesmatter #gunlaws

BBC1 Being Jewish

I just stumbled across this show on BBC IPlayer and am in middle of watching it now. If you get the opportunity to watch it, please do! It shows so many different forms of Judaism, and some things are truly eye-opening.

It’s not just about orthodox Jews, it shows converts, Reform Jews, and the rituals, celebrations, births, deaths, etc. There is so much to see that will make you smile, become educated, and sometimes cringe!! In general a great documentary.

#BBC #Iplayer #Judaism #Documentary #Support #London #UK #Synagogue #Rabbi #Lubavitch #Birth #Babies #circumcision #Brit #UK #Religion #Pride #wedding #celebration #covid19 #LGBT #Reform #Liberal #OrthodoxJews

RIP Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, 1921-2021 💔😭

It is with deep sorrow that Her Majesty The Queen has announced the death of her beloved husband, His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.

His Royal Highness passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle.

Rest in Peace 💔🇬🇧

#princephilip #COVID19 #facemask #Queen #RIP #uk #buckinghampalace #royalfamily #support #army #veterans #soldier #london #bekind #TikTok #husband #patriarch

Family Unfairly Targeted By Flight Attendant For Allegedly Not Complying With FaceMask Rules

I saw this last night and was disgusted at the way this family were treated by this particular flight attendant.

For context, there is a mum and dad, a 2 year old baby, a special needs boy who has seizures, and the mother is pregnant too.

For the flight attendant to single them out because the 2 year old wasn’t wearing a mask (she was eating which means she didn’t need to legally wear one at that point anyway), is ridiculous and incredibly humiliating.

I was so happy to see the way the other passengers supported them and the way they did all they could to make sure they wouldn’t be removed from the plane. The attendant even threatened to call the police on them!

From what I’ve seen on social media it seems they told all the passengers to leave the plane and it was the flight attendant who ended up being marched away by the police!

I was glad to see the family back on the plane heading home. There’s no doubt in my mind they were unfairly targeted and expected them to simply leave the aircraft. The father was not having it and made it clear to everyone what was going on and why.

From my years working with children with special needs I cannot imagine how tough it must have been to have the little boy go through all the waiting, walking, boarding, etc, until he finally sat on the plane.

And then as the parents breathe a sigh of relief they’ve finally made it and would be home soon, they get harassed like this.

The support they got from everyone on the plane was a reminder that there are many good people who are not going to stand by and watch an injustice like this happen in front of them.

Difficult to watch but ultimately heartwarming 💚

#plane #specialneeds #pregnant #family #baby #airplane #flightattendant #police #harassed #support #kindness #mask #COVID19 #threat #SpeakUp #facemask #coronavirus #pandemic

“Welcome to Plathville” on TLC – What Living An Isolated Strict Religious Life May Be Like

For many people, watching this TV show has been fascinating for many reasons. Others have questioned what it may be like to live that kind of life.

I responded to a video on YouTube where the host asked for people who have any kind of insight to comment below. This is what I wrote.

“I’ve been watching these Plathville episodes with a heavy heart and too many times through my own tears. I was born into a religious cult.

Birth control was not allowed so my parents had 10 kids all born in quick succession. I was second oldest and my older sister and I became mini mothers to our younger siblings.

I resented it then as I missed out on so much because I was always doing cooking,cleaning, laundry, caring for a newborn baby, going shopping, etc etc.

I was not allowed any access to tv, computers, libraries, newspapers, radio, “secular music”, magazines. Indeed anything that would open my mind up to “the outside world”.

I had to cover up and dress “modestly” which meant I was covered from my neck downwards minus my hands. Often extreme abuse goes on and I was definitely subjected to physical violence by my “mother” and child sexual abuse by another family member.

This is just to give you a quick glimpse into that kind of world. I would add that obviously this is my own personal experience and not everyone I knew had the same kind of home life.

I managed to escape 6 years ago, in 2015. I lost absolutely everyone in the process. I have 9 siblings and countless nieces and nephews who I haven’t seen since then. I don’t even know what they look like anymore.

My own “family” kidnapped my daughter in order to “save her soul” and made up horrific allegations about me in order to keep her. I had to battle hard in court to overturn that ruling by the judge. That almost made me want to give up on life but I had two older kids who needed me.

I did what Moriah and Micah did for my own sanity

and to give my kids a chance at doing well in life, except that I was mid 30’s and had been in an arranged marriage, and suffered domestic abuse for 17 years. I also had 3 kids at that point.

I was so emotional and proud that these Plath siblings had the strength to leave before they too would have been trapped for decades.

There’s so much dysfunction in their home and it’s incredibly triggering to watch. The way the parents always put on a show to the cameras that they’re perfect parents wanting simply to love their kids is ridiculous.

The fact that we know they can’t have been the best parents because why then would 3 of your own kids cut off contact and one move far away?

They cannot see the pain and conflict they’re putting their kids through by not allowing them to socialise normally with other people and even their own siblings. It’s only going to make them crave that world more.

They also cannot understand how them keeping their kids uneducated, is a form of control. This is so that if they’re able to leave they will not fit into society and do well. They will need to start again and begin proper education.

They failed their kids on almost every level and it infuriates me watching them do this as this is what my parents, and so many others I know, did to us. It wasn’t done in a malicious way. They just felt this was the right way to bring their kids up.

Even through I’ve been out for 6 years I will never be able to get a normal job because of my lack of education and knowledge of the normal world. I also have imposter syndrome where I constantly feel like I don’t belong…. but I don’t belong in my past life either.

I hope they do better because they’ve left at as teenagers so there is hope, although it’s still never going to be easy to explain to people what kind of upbringing you had.

I’m very vocal about my past life as it’s such a secret world that even the authorities have no idea what is going on.

Every time the parents smile and put an act on camera I cringe. However I am so pleased this show has shone a light onto extreme religions, cults and closed communities, because not enough of that kind of family life is ever shown.”

I have posted a couple of really lovely responses which touched me so much….

#Plath #Plathville #homeschool #education #parents #family #isolated #abuse #religion #faith #Christian #Cult #childabuse #therapy #YouTube #TLC #singers #band #love

“Masks Cause Cancer” Say These Women 🤷🏻‍♀️🙈😂

Pair of anti-maskers in Missouri harass a worker saying “masks cause cancer” and refuse to leave until they’re confronted.

Everyone is entitled to have their own ideas or conspiracy theories. However you cannot push them onto someone like this and when they turn around one woman becomes physical.

To clarify – there’s absolutely no data or proof to back up their idea that “masks cause cancer”.

“Smile for the camera”!!! Love that ♥️

Please click on the link to see the video I’m referring to.

#COVID19 #coronavirus #pandemic #lockdown #usa #mask #Facts #facemask #maskup #assault #conspiracy #lies #BeHonest #truth #women

FGM – Female Genital Mutilation Must Be Banned Once And For All In All States

This makes a nonsense of the claim that FGM is done to protect the virginity of the girl / Woman.

This women was butchered after her 3rd child and it can only have been done on the orders of her husband or relatives and as such is an actual assault on her person.

It always saddens me to witness women being part of an unacceptable and very painful cultural practices that mostly serve evil misogynistic ideas. It’s so difficult to understand 💔

Reading this sent chills down me…. this is the reality of what too many women and girls are put through… 🥺💔

#FGM #femalegenitalmutilation #women #girls #abuse #misogyny #EndFGM #NoFGM #female #stopFGM #culture #religion #faith #abuse

This is My Own Personal Freedom 💚

As the Jewish Community get together with their families and friends to celebrate the final moments of Passover, I celebrate with them.

No, I don’t celebrate Passover. I celebrate my own personal freedom and reflect on the journey I have gone on during the last 6 years.

I am no longer a wife but I am a happy woman with a supportive boyfriend who loves me and appreciates the real me.

I am no longer Jewish although I am still the same person with the same heart.

This journey has been hell at times and at times I’ve almost wanted to give up. But I knew that I couldn’t. I wanted to be a strong woman who would be someone others can look up to and ask advice from.

I wanted to be the woman I needed when I was leaving. Someone to listen to me, someone to advise me, and someone to understand the emotions I was going through.

And I can proudly look myself in the mirror and be proud of who I am today. I am a support to countless people and have shared my story in countless media platforms to empower others who want to leave.

I am still the same person I always was and sadly that’s not something that people from my past are able to see. They choose to judge me and threaten me. But I choose to ignore and move on.

I am free – from an ex-Jew on the final days of Passover – this is my moment to smile and be proud of the life I have.

Nothing is worth more than living a life where I am able to choose how I will live and what I will do. It’s not always easy but – for me personally – it’s been the best thing I’ve done.

I am not angry. I am not bitter. I am content.

#passover #Pesach #freedom #free #atheist #religion #faith #cult #hasidic #unorthodox #Netflix #custody #beyou #stamfordhill #London