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When Strangers Do NOT Want You In the Country…

Back-post I decided to make public: Friday as I walk through Garage gate to walk to the Office, & a stranger repetitively screams “F*CK THE NATIVE AMERICANS! F*CK THE NATIVE AMERICANS & ALL THE OTHER OUTSIDERS!!” Share and Enjoy:

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The Night We Escaped My Friends’ Dad Violence

These are different friends who also lived through domestic violence, but sadly these friends were also there when I Witnessed My [other] Friend’s Mom Get Beaten for “Disrespecting” Husband. With a lot of discussion on the Stanford rape case, and … Continue reading

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I Witnessed My Friend’s Mom Get Beaten for “Disrespecting” Husband

As a kid, it was “normal” to see wives get beaten for disrespecting their husbands, even in front of a crowd.  With a lot of discussion on the Stanford rape case, and sexual violence, I continue to share some things … Continue reading

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Life Being “Ugly” & the Day I Could’ve Died Because of It

Most of us have felt ugly at some point of our lives, and sadly many of us still do.  TV, media, models digitally enhanced in magazines add pressures to individuals, to meet the criteria of standards defined and accepted in … Continue reading

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Girls Expectations and Demands – (Part 2 – “Good Behavior”)

…Continued from: Part 1 – Career Aspirations As the saying goes: “Well-Behaved women seldom make history.”  I did grow up in a strict Asian cultural setting.  Luckily, my particular culture does NOT promote killing their own daughters for dishonoring.   … Continue reading

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Girls Expectations and Demands – (Part 1 – Career Aspirations)

Women have not been created equal. Some cultures, girls are still not allowed to hang out or interact with boys, but even if you haven’t grown up in such culture, there are still demands in behavioral, career, weight, etc, expectations … Continue reading

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Honor Death – Father Kills His Daughter

This Honor Death episode was about a Noor Almaleki who converted from Muslim to Christianity and became “too Americanized” which disappointed her family.  She ran away, knowing they would kill her, but was ultimately hunted down and murdered by her … Continue reading

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My FIRST TIME Halloween Trick or Treat-ing, Age 16

Kids.. “Don’t take candy from strangers or roam around alone at night!!” many teachers and parents would say. Well… except for Halloween. Culture clash, I think my parents were one of the few who actually followed those “rules” until age … Continue reading

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How Do (or Did) You Deal With Abuse?

After watching Jaycee Dugard’s interview about her terrible 18 year kidnapping, other survivor’s stories, and years of hearing stories from friends’ abuse from people they know and being involved 1st hand with some situations myself, I thought I should write … Continue reading

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A Gift-Less Holiday Might Actually Do Less Damage

Tis the season to be jolly?  Fa la la la la la…?  I was 5 years old when Santa walked in my classroom door, said “Ho Ho Ho,” and I asked my classmates, Who is he??  Somehow I made the … Continue reading

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