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[29 Mar 2006|11:10am]

I found this news article on my local news website. I thought I would share as I have never seen nor heard about this before. I find it somewhat heartening.

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[06 Mar 2006|02:31am]

Hey there, just joined! I thought I would share this information with y'all in case you or anyone you know might be interested; I hope it is considered appropriate for this community...

If you are a woman who is interested in taking a self defense course, and you are in the Raleigh NC area, you are in luck!

Right here in the Raleigh area an American Women's Self Defense Association (AWSDA) inspired course is offered on a regular basis.

The classes are taught by an AWSDA certified instructor and a group of knowledgable volunteers (myself included). The course is four hours long, and is comprised of aproximately one half lecture and one half hands on technique training.

We typically open up a class once a month, and we also offer Intermediate & Advanced courses for return students. We recommend that students be of at least dating age, since rape prevention is a main focus of this course. However, there is no real age restriction for this course - past students of ranged from 14 to over 60!!

These courses are completely nonprofit, and all of the instructors are there because they want to help... not because it is an extra paycheck! All class fees go towards location rentals and sponsering a class to any victims of abuse.

For further information, and to receive a notice for when the next class is going to be held, please send an email to bushidowsd@hotmail.com or visit OUR WEBSITE!

This course is stock full of wonderful information, so please don't be shy in contacting us! Come out and bring a friend, sister, or mother... (again, this is a course for women only). Not only will you leave feeling more confident about your ability to protect yourself, you will also have an unforgetable experience!

We look forward to hearing from you!

xposted to a community I just created: selfdefense101 Feel free to check it out!

[01 Sep 2005|11:17pm]



I found out about these campaigns from zoe_trope. The hurricane victim fund receives a dollar for every person who registers. I thought you would all appreciate this.

Also, very sorry about a comment I made a few months ago (or so it seems), about my post being deleted--I was commenting in the wrong journal! Long story. Just, have a good night.

(And a non-aid campaign, if you agree with the cause: http://speakup.oxygen.com/campaigns/social_security/register/67ae8971ce9936ceed0dfb384578db14/ )

[27 Jul 2005|08:57am]

Since I moved to a new city, I've been exposed to different things. I've noticed more people here are picked on than in my last town, and I want to know how to stop it. I'm afraid of bullying, and it doesn't seem like these kids know enough about it's effect than in my old school.

Any suggestions?
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hi [16 May 2005|10:46pm]

[ mood | apathetic ]

this place hasent had a post in a long while

well i ahve to do a humans right project

and i ahve no idea what to pick as a topic

theres no limitations

any suggestions?

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[24 Feb 2005|01:06pm]

Okay, yes. It has been very dead around here, and it probably looks like I'm not trying my best at this, but there have been a few complications in the start of this program.

I am unable to do what I orginally planned on doing, which, for lack of a better word, sucks.

Right now, I need you guys to post any ideas you have for this, at all. Even if you don't think they will work, and I just need you to spread the word for now.

I am very unorganized. I did not plan this very well :)
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[04 Feb 2005|02:42pm]

[ mood | calm ]

There are too many people, especially people our age, who have been victim to abuse, neglect, or suicidal thoughts.

I think it's brilliant that we are finally moving ourselves to help those people, and ourselves.

Thank you, Shani.

So. Where do we start?

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[04 Feb 2005|12:36pm]
[ mood | content ]

i sometimes feel as though people do not care but as a wise friend wrote about a week ago there is really always someone who will care if you leave this earth. she was right.
she said that depression is becoming a phase and that people are just being depressed for silly things like the fact that the guy they like doesn't seem to like them. nothing too dramatic, but he was still a friend and could become more.
i think that this community is a good way to start something useful and helpful to this world.
i really would like to help but i don't really know how.
i know that if i have a problem that i'll post an entry and maybe get some help from the members of this community.
thanks for giving me the opportunity to help out.

hope you all have a great day <3
love goes out to all of you<3



Why This Project Was Created [04 Feb 2005|09:16am]

This past summer, I went to a pre-college program called The Center for Creative Youth or, CCY, at Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT. In one of the bathrooms on campus, there was a Rape Prevention Hotline number scribbled on the inside of one of the stalls. Underneath the phone number, it said "Be Aware, Take Care." That phrase struck me, and I created a poster that I put in my window that faced the outside that said those words.

I thought to myself, "So many terrible things happen because we don't pay attention."

And now we need to start paying attention. Yesterday, my brother called me from college to tell me that a friend of his took her own life on Monday. She didn't leave a note. He said that she never seemed so depressed as to do something that drastic. He wasn't very close with her, but we couldn't help but wonder if her truely close friends or family members had noticed. What if they had? What if they payed any attention? She could be alive right now.

Life is always worth living. Suicide is a permenate solution to a temporary problem.

Last April, I overdosed. It wasn't fatal, but it could have been. I tried to talk to my friends before I did it, but most of them told me I was going to be okay and changed the subject. My mother knew I was depressed, but she was hostile, and she always seemed angry that I was depressed. When I overdosed, I didn't think anyone would care. No one seemed to before, why would they now? I felt neglected. It was only after the entire bottle of painkillers was in my body that I realized "I care. I care about me," but most people won't think this.


We can change this if we are determined enough to. Always speak up. Your friend might be mad at you if you do, but now is not the time to think selfishly. This is not about how it is going to affect you, it is how it is going to affect them.

We need to spread the word. If we are going to be living in this world, we better make it the best it can be.

Love, Peace, Hope,
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