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Ya gotta live while your young; I'd honestly rather have a life of "I can't believe we did that!" than "What if we did that." I've had my heart broken and I'm still learning how to fix it and to feel whole again. I've done things I'm not proud of and I learned from them. My tumblr will change with my heart. And the most important thing, I've learned YOUR ONLY HUMAN and things will always get better.
Thanks so much for the support when you follow me and of course I always follow back to support yall
xoxoxo

I know its been a  while since I’ve been around but I need bring myself to an okay state. It amazing how a broken heart can tear someone so far apart, make them into this person who is lost and alone but then… I met someone……. & I felt something again. It was like a new start for me. I could feel again. I could smile again. I believe in love again.

Moral of my story…

Never Give Up…

Ever.

xoxoxox

saamanthab

hellkatsally:

ultrafacts:

Source More Facts HERE

These dudes are fucking legit.  They don’t just show up one day in court, either, they actually make friends with the kids and let them know they have a support system and that there are people in the world who care about them and will always have their back.  And less important, but also cool, is that the few times a couple of them have come into my cafe, they’ve been super friendly and polite and when I told one of the guys that I noticed his Bikers Against Child Abuse patch and wanted him to know how awesome I thought he was because of it, he got kind of shy and blushed and said, “The kids are the awesome ones, we just let them know they’re allowed to be brave.”

hellkatsally:

ultrafacts:

Source More Facts HERE

These dudes are fucking legit.  They don’t just show up one day in court, either, they actually make friends with the kids and let them know they have a support system and that there are people in the world who care about them and will always have their back.  And less important, but also cool, is that the few times a couple of them have come into my cafe, they’ve been super friendly and polite and when I told one of the guys that I noticed his Bikers Against Child Abuse patch and wanted him to know how awesome I thought he was because of it, he got kind of shy and blushed and said, “The kids are the awesome ones, we just let them know they’re allowed to be brave.”

a-lovely-tragedy-was-born:

Me defending my friends

xoxox
saamanthab

xoxox

saamanthab

newvagabond:

HEY IMPORTANT THING. I just got this email: 

BIG NEWS: President Obama just announced that he is taking major action against sexual assault by creating a presidential task force to fight rape on college campuses.1
Having the President on our side is huge at a moment when sexual assault on college campuses has reached an epidemic level. Right now, 1 in 5 women will be assaulted or raped during college.2
For over a year now, the UltraViolet community—that’s you!—has been taking action together to tackle rape culture and stand up for survivors. Together with our allies, we’ve helped bring the epidemic of sexual assault on college campuses into the spotlight and called on the Administration to address it.
That’s why the White House wants to know what solutions YOU want to see. As an advocate who has spoken out for survivors before, your input is valuable. This is a major opportunity to be heard by the President and White House.
Can you take 3 minutes to fill out a short, easy survey about what you think the Presidential Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault should do? We’ll deliver your response to the White House next week.
Presidential commissions have a mixed record—some have faded into historical footnotes, while others have changed the course of our country’s history. For example, President Reagan’s HIV/AIDS task force led to increased funding for drug trials and an end to federal discrimination against those who are HIV-positive.3
We know that searches for solutions to sexual assault and rape can end up victim-blaming instead of holding attackers accountable. It’s why we’re bombarded by media figures that blame alcohol, twerking, and teenage naivete for rape instead of the rapists.4 And just last year, campus after campus—from Yale to USC—was called out for mishandling rape cases.5
When colleges don’t take rape accusations seriously, it discourages survivors from reporting. Only 12% of survivors report the assault, and it’s more often the survivors rather than their attackers who drop out of school.6
A federal task force will create uniform guidelines that colleges should follow to stop sexual assault and punish rapists. Data and research is helpful, but input from citizens who care and know about the problem is critical to finding the right solutions.
Last year, Ultraviolet members spoke out and demanded the Department of Education start holding campuses accountable for failing to uphold Title IX—the federal law that bans sexual discrimination in education, including sexual assault. From Steubenville, Ohio, and Maryville, Missouri, to Yale University, you’ve spoken out time and again to demand justice for survivors who have been swept aside by school authorities, law enforcement, and their communities. Now the President himself is demanding more be done, and he wants to hear from you.
Take 3 minutes to let the White House know what you want the student sexual assault task force to work on.
Thanks for speaking out.
—Nita, Shaunna, Kat, Karin, Malinda, Adam, and Gabriela, the UltraViolet team

This is super big! 
Share any stories, even from friends or even if you haven’t actually been assaulted. Like I was actually stalked by and sent very vulgar and graphic messages from a male classmate more than twice my age when I was in college, and the school did nothing to protect me other than tell the man to stop talking to me, and it was the third time he’d done that to female classmates. I literally had to have someone chaperone me to and from my car because I was so scared of this guy.
Sources:
1. Obama Targets College Sexual Assault Epidemic, ABC News, January 22, 2014
2. Ibid.
3. Bush Backs Protection Of AIDS Victim Rights, New York Times, June 29, 1988
4. College Women: Stop Getting Drunk, Slate, October 15, 2013
Miley Cyrus, Steubenville and teen culture run amok, Washington Post, September 2, 2013
Serena Williams: Steubenville Rape Victim ‘Shouldn’t Have Put Herself In That Position’, Huffington Post, June 18, 2013
5. Add USC to growing ‘Colleges Making Rapes Worse’ list, Washington Post, July 26, 2013
6. Obama Targets College Sexual Assault Epidemic, ABC News, January 22, 2014
A lack of consequences for sexual assault, Center for Public Integrity, January 28, 2013
HEY GUYS I HAD TO FIX THE LINK AND ALSO I ADDED SOURCES SO NO MORE PEOPLE CAN TRY TO SAY THAT RAPE CULTURE ISN’T REAL.

newvagabond:

HEY IMPORTANT THING. I just got this email: 

BIG NEWS: President Obama just announced that he is taking major action against sexual assault by creating a presidential task force to fight rape on college campuses.1

Having the President on our side is huge at a moment when sexual assault on college campuses has reached an epidemic level. Right now, 1 in 5 women will be assaulted or raped during college.2

For over a year now, the UltraViolet community—that’s you!—has been taking action together to tackle rape culture and stand up for survivors. Together with our allies, we’ve helped bring the epidemic of sexual assault on college campuses into the spotlight and called on the Administration to address it.

That’s why the White House wants to know what solutions YOU want to see. As an advocate who has spoken out for survivors before, your input is valuable. This is a major opportunity to be heard by the President and White House.

Can you take 3 minutes to fill out a short, easy survey about what you think the Presidential Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault should do? We’ll deliver your response to the White House next week.

Presidential commissions have a mixed record—some have faded into historical footnotes, while others have changed the course of our country’s history. For example, President Reagan’s HIV/AIDS task force led to increased funding for drug trials and an end to federal discrimination against those who are HIV-positive.3

We know that searches for solutions to sexual assault and rape can end up victim-blaming instead of holding attackers accountable. It’s why we’re bombarded by media figures that blame alcohol, twerking, and teenage naivete for rape instead of the rapists.4 And just last year, campus after campus—from Yale to USC—was called out for mishandling rape cases.5

When colleges don’t take rape accusations seriously, it discourages survivors from reporting. Only 12% of survivors report the assault, and it’s more often the survivors rather than their attackers who drop out of school.6

A federal task force will create uniform guidelines that colleges should follow to stop sexual assault and punish rapists. Data and research is helpful, but input from citizens who care and know about the problem is critical to finding the right solutions.

Last year, Ultraviolet members spoke out and demanded the Department of Education start holding campuses accountable for failing to uphold Title IX—the federal law that bans sexual discrimination in education, including sexual assault. From Steubenville, Ohio, and Maryville, Missouri, to Yale University, you’ve spoken out time and again to demand justice for survivors who have been swept aside by school authorities, law enforcement, and their communities. Now the President himself is demanding more be done, and he wants to hear from you.

Take 3 minutes to let the White House know what you want the student sexual assault task force to work on.

Thanks for speaking out.

—Nita, Shaunna, Kat, Karin, Malinda, Adam, and Gabriela, the UltraViolet team

This is super big! 

Share any stories, even from friends or even if you haven’t actually been assaulted. Like I was actually stalked by and sent very vulgar and graphic messages from a male classmate more than twice my age when I was in college, and the school did nothing to protect me other than tell the man to stop talking to me, and it was the third time he’d done that to female classmates. I literally had to have someone chaperone me to and from my car because I was so scared of this guy.

Sources:

1. Obama Targets College Sexual Assault Epidemic, ABC News, January 22, 2014

2. Ibid.

3. Bush Backs Protection Of AIDS Victim Rights, New York Times, June 29, 1988

4. College Women: Stop Getting Drunk, Slate, October 15, 2013

Miley Cyrus, Steubenville and teen culture run amok, Washington Post, September 2, 2013

Serena Williams: Steubenville Rape Victim ‘Shouldn’t Have Put Herself In That Position’, Huffington Post, June 18, 2013

5. Add USC to growing ‘Colleges Making Rapes Worse’ list, Washington Post, July 26, 2013

6. Obama Targets College Sexual Assault Epidemic, ABC News, January 22, 2014

A lack of consequences for sexual assault, Center for Public Integrity, January 28, 2013

HEY GUYS I HAD TO FIX THE LINK AND ALSO I ADDED SOURCES SO NO MORE PEOPLE CAN TRY TO SAY THAT RAPE CULTURE ISN’T REAL.

So I am 8 people behind on my shout out, but mariahhniggaaa, you my darling, are my 400th follower! 
EEEPPPPPP

Thanks so much everyone <3 
xoxox
saamanthab 

So I am 8 people behind on my shout out, but mariahhniggaaa, you my darling, are my 400th follower! 

EEEPPPPPP

Thanks so much everyone <3 

xoxox

saamanthab 

itscourtoon:

black-n-animated:

keturahariel:

How cute is this!!! Short film: Tamara
Animation is one of the things I want to be able to do eventually. Even if it means going back to school. This is a great story and the background and cgi details are superb.

Thanks E$.

Short Film: Tamara

YUP FUCKING CRIED.