I rarely watch TV, but I'm totally into this show. Have you seen it? Share your thoughts in the comments below 😊 (It's on Apple TV)
Last summer, some friends and I started a movement that brought levity, support, and entertainment to those incarcerated at MDC Brooklyn. Unfortunately, due to lies spread about us in the media, we got more criticism than praise. Yet, we persisted, because it wasn't for us. It was for those who had been on 24/7 lockdown, unable to see their friends and families, and all but forgotten by most of society. It was one of the most impactful experiences of my life, and has furthered my journey as an advocate for prison reform and bringing humanity to those who live their lives behind bars.
It's hard for me to post this type of content, but I think it's important to raise awareness and for my healing journey. You can tell by watching how repressed I was, so afraid to express myself. I was so starving and sleep-deprived, I barely had the energy to move.
It seems apparent that the Gabby Petito coverage is inconsistent with other cases of missing persons or murder investigations, but calling it "Missing White Woman Syndrome" is a missed opportunity. We should be asking far more questions before peddling divisive and reductive theories.
For example, what are the motivating factors in people's individual fascination with the story? Where did the story begin? How did it catch fire? Who propagated it and why? What is the propensity for people to project their own fears and life experiences onto Gabby and Brian, and how does that lead to quick conclusions and impassioned protest?
In what ways do the media and government perpetuate these narratives, and for what purpose? What was the language used to describe the situation and how does that impact people's emotions and impressions? Why do people want to feel like they are part of solving a mystery? What could this media coverage be a distraction from? And if it's true, that our culture is ...
When I first met Marc Elliot, he called me a bitch to my face. Not just once, but multiple times throughout our conversation. It was distracting and difficult to ignore, even though I knew he had a severe case of Tourette's Syndrome that resulted in incessant involuntary vocal and motor tics.
Since that day over 10 years ago, Marc and I have become close friends. I never got completely used to his air chomping, neck twerking, and name calling. I didn't have to. Marc, through NXIVM and the help of then president Nancy Salzman, overcame his Tourette's completely mind over body. His transformation was remarkable and almost unbelievable. If I didn't see the hard work Marc put in to change his relationship to his bodily impulses, I would have thought it was mystical.
After Marc achieved such dramatic results and all but got rid of a condition that's considered involuntary and incurable in medical communities, Nancy and Keith Raniere decided to see if they could reproduce the results with ...
This article exemplifies how sexism and misogyny disguised as "women's empowerment" sets women back and promotes distrust among women. The title should be your first clue that the writer doesn't believe in due process or objective journalism: "The Women Building a Brand on Defending Bad Men"
Apparently, any man accused of a crime is now a "bad man." But it's not just these men who are bad. The writer accuses their attorneys, who happen to be women, to somehow be traitors to their own sex by upholding their position as protectors of someone's constitutional rights. This could be an article celebrating women who have broken the mold and achieved success in an arena formerly (and currently) run by the old boys' club. But no, this is an attack on the women who dare to defend men who are hated in a court of law.
The direct implication is that the attorneys for the likes of R. Kelly, Bill Cosby, and Harvey Weinstein are not simply good at their jobs, but actually abusing their womanhood to ...
After my life was decimated by a false media narrative (just Google NXIVM), I've come to realize that the only way to get the truth out is to do it on my own terms. But this community isn't just about me and my story, it's a place where anyone who has been 'cancelled,' defamed, wrongfully accused or even imprisoned can share their stories. It is a space for anyone who cares about free speech, due process, and constitutional rights. You know, just what this country was founded on. Nbd.
I wouldn't wish what I've been through on anyone, but I've learned a lot and it's made me who I am. I hope my voice can be a source of strength and hope, and rise above the chorus of haters who do nothing but complain and blame. I believe we all make choices in this life and we can either use them to build wisdom or resentment. I choose the former. I suggest you do too, but it's really up to you.
I will talk about NXIVM, DOS, being investigated by the FBI, my past life in Hollywood, Battlestar Galactica,...