A Note Was Found At The Airport That Said “Read Me.”

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Everyone should read this. If it applies to you, try to take it in and know it for truth. I have walked these shoes, been freed and, even with illness, am happier than I have ever been. I have found myself and love the person I am. My gift to you is the gift of reblogging “Jamie’s” gift.

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A man came across a folded piece of paper while he was at San Francisco airport that said ‘read me‘ on the front.  How could anyone possibly resist that invitation?  He knew he just had to look.  So, he did.

And what he discovered inside was surprising and wonderful…

note from a stranger

This is what was inside… (scroll down to read a typed up version)

note from a stranger

“I recently left an emotionally abusive relationship After months of insults I wont repeat, false accusations, lies, delusions, broken mirrors, nightly battles…. I left. I know that I was being poisoned by each day that I stayed. So with a heavy heart, I left my lover of three years, knowing that I had already put it off too long. At first he begged, then he cursed, but eventually he packed his bags and faded out of my life like a bad dream.

For the first few weeks, my…

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Dr. Katz on Abuse

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Original commentary published on Feb 11, 2013 on Youtube

*Writing in Italics are comments by Fern

Jackson Katz, Phd, is an anti-sexist activist and expert on violence, media and masculinities. An author, filmmaker, educator and social theorist, Katz has worked in gender violence prevention work with diverse groups of men and boys in sports culture and the military, and has pioneered work in critical media literacy.Katz is the creator and co-founder of the Mentors in Violence Prevention (MVP) program, which advocates the “bystander approach” to sexual and domestic violence prevention. You’ve also may have seen him in the award winning documentary “MissRepresentation.”  * (If not, put it on your must-see list.)

*This TED talk is a comprehensive look at prevention of emotional, physical, sexual, gender and racial abuses. By focusing on how these issues really start, Dr. Katz is putting forth his ideas on how they should be handled.

*The video is well worth the 19 minutes of your time it takes to view. During it I shouted, “Yes!” several times with appreciation of the intelligent analysis of this difficult subject. If in the audience, I would certainly have given Dr. Katz a rallying stand-up ovation.

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