Anonymous asked “I don't suppose you know where I can access help as a man in an abusive relationship in the UK? I'm literally terrified of my boyfriend. I want to leave him but I can't because his name is on the mortgage of the house. I can't go home because my parents kicked me out when I came out and I can't find a shelter where I can go. I'm at my wit's end - please if you know any resources or anything, I'll be eternally grateful.”
hey, sorry it took me a while to respond to you. I found a few websites that might be of help
http://www.brokenrainbow.org.uk/ ”an LGBT domestic violence charity”
http://www.esteemmen.co.uk/ for men affected by domestic violence, they also offer support options
www.mensadviceline.org.uk have a page for gay and bisexual men experiencing domestic abuse
hopefully one of those orgs will be able to help you with housing and working out property divisions. If you’re able, I would strongly recommend seeing a lawyer (a community lawyer may be free or at least low cost) to find out what your rights are. Even if the mortgage is in his name, if you’ve been living together for a certain period of time you may have some legal entitlement to it and other assets, especially those you both collected while together. Please let me know if this is of any help and what happens, keeping you in my thoughts xo
asked “I've been dealing with anxiety for a number of years now, but recently I've found this app called calm and honestly it's been amazing. You can chose how long your session is and it pretty much just makes you focus on your body and helps calm you down. It's worked so well for me when I feel like I'm going to have a panic attack or if I'm just stressing out. I just thought that I would share this with you guys since I know a number of people deal with the same things I do”
Thanks for the suggestion!
if you don’t clap when the cast points up to the booth, tech crew judges you. you can’t see us, but we can see you. we can see you not clapping. and we judge you from above.
I always clap for all the people because I used to be in orchestra pit. Every job of a performance is important! Tech people rock!
I was driving past a business here in the Houston Heights, when I glimpsed this painted on the side of the building. I recognized that iconic WWII poster before I realized it was not just any woman, but 14 year old Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani girl who was attacked for wanting an education. The words next to her are her quote, ( “I don’t mind if I have to sit on the floor at school.) All I want is education. And I’m afraid of no one.”
I LOVE SUMMER SCHOOL!!!!
I have loved, loved, LOVED working as a para in the ESY/summer school program. We have way more paras per student, we’ve been fortunate to have done some excellent activities, and I feel that we’ve had the chance to really support the student as intensively as they need. It’s less stressful because of all the support and how closely every class works together, checking on each other, having gym time together, scheduling swim times, and giving each other advice on kids we know about.
So I am incredibly bummed that I am missing two days of this last week of summer school this week due to dizziness and other frustrating symptoms. It’s killing me. I don’t think I have ever been this frustrated to miss work. I love the staff, the kids, and the program. When I finally get a job as a teacher, I will still come back and work with this same ILC teacher as a para for ESY.
I’m hoping I can make it for Wednesday and Thursday… or at the very least our last day, Thursday.