Today I wear/blog Purple.

Wear it Purple Day: (click + Share!) :  Wear Purple on September 2, 2011 to support rainbow youth at risk of self harm and suicide!   Rainbow youth have the right to be proud of who they are!

Education is so important in knowing that it DOES get BETTER!

Other Causes also finding empowerment through the color Purple:

  •                                                                             Epilepsy Awareness
  • Code Purple: A Sanctuary (Typically, a Code Purple night will be called when the forecasted wind chill factor falls below 20 degrees Fahrenheit.)       
  • Sisters Empowerment Network to end Domestic Violence                           Event Coming September 20th, 2011                                                                  
  • “You See A Girl We See the Future.”                                                                     
  • Project Purple – “is an emerging global women’s fund that will support organizations that tackle the challenge of advancing the status and economic empowerment of women and girls.”                                                
  • Beginning OverFoundation                                                                                           for Women leaving or who want to leave abusive situations.                    
  • Sigma Lambda Gamma:                                                                                                     “In fall of 1989, the foundation of Sigma Lambda Gamma National Sorority Inc. decided it was important to form an organization that provided empowerment to Latina women as well as women of all cultural backgrounds.”

And of course my personal favorite: clipped from:                                                                                              

With a red hat which doesn't go, and doesn't suit me.
And I shall spend my pension on brandy and summer gloves
And satin sandals, and say we've no money for butter.
I shall sit down on the pavement when I'm tired
And gobble up samples in shops and press alarm bells
And run my stick along the public railings
And make up for the sobriety of my youth.
I shall go out in my slippers in the rain
And pick the flowers in other people's gardens
And learn to spit

You can wear terrible shirts and grow more fat
And eat three pounds of sausages at a go
Or only bread and pickle for a week
And hoard pens and pencils and beermats and things in boxes

But now we must have clothes that keep us dry
And pay our rent and not swear in the street
And set a good example for the children.
We must have friends to dinner and read the papers.

But maybe I ought to practice a little now?
So people who know me are not too shocked and surprised
When suddenly I am old, and start to wear purple.

Taken from the book
When I Am An Old Woman I Shall Wear Purple
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Liars… and the Truth you discover

People don’t really talk about it the ones who are depressed about how life gripping it is.  It gets its talons into you slowly making you think you aren’t as: good, smart, nice, tough, pretty as before and that it’s impossible to get it back.

At first, you won’t believe it.  Then, you’ll make a mistake and depression whispers to you “i told you so.”  You’ll keep running away from it filling your day until every hour is accounted for and depression is way too tired to tell you not to…

Not to eat that, talk that way, act that way, be yourself, express your opinion and have a voice in the world.

Somehow you find yourself in a situation where not every hour is accounted for and thats when depression can fit right over you like the best blanket of all your fears and it’s so comfy you’ll never want to let it go because for so long that familiarity has been all you’ve known.

You’ll find glimpses of yourself and want it all back.  You’ll learn to fight through laughter through even harder tears.  You’ll fight and fight hard everyday.  You’ll know you are winning on days when they say you seem much more like yourself than before.  It’s on these days you’ll know the real truth, depression is a liar.