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  Posted: Oct 20, 2017 6:59 AM
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Mel B on domestic violence
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“FYI you may know my name but not my story, you maybe have heard what I've done but not what I've been through but soon you will. So in the mean time I'm just gonna text myself this as a reminder:
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I may not have come from the perfect home but I was loved by my family,I may not be in the most favorable situation in life currently but trust me I soon will be by speaking my truth because I refuse to give up, shut up and just settle…
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My heart and my intentions are pure and honest, and that alone makes me stand and fight for what I believe in. I’m focused, I work hard, I support and raise my 3 beautiful daughters all alone. Everyday, I show them how I'm handling Business and taking back my life bit by bit, wearing the goddess crown my babies gave me proudly
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I know the cards I've been dealt with, I’ll change for the better and change indeed very very soon…I’m full of life coz I made it out alive, plus I'm learning how to love myself more and more each day so thank you to the ones that have stuck by me and believed in me even if I wasn't able to talk to any of you for 10 years. Guess what, I’m back now, stronger, healthier, and sillier than ever
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No more hiding, no more shame, no more traumatizing pain. These last 7months have been incredible despite the death of my father, but he gave me just the strength I needed to stop living in utter fear…
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I’ve stayed quiet for way way way too long, I want to empower and support women and give strength and hopefully pave the way even if it's just to a hand full of people to let them know “YOU CAN DO IT”. All alone, I walked away with nothing, just my kids, no one knew but it was the most terrifying but amazing walk I took
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A: I never looked back
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B: Never will I regret it
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Just know you’re not alone, there are more people than you could ever imagine in the same boat right now and yes they are alive to tell their story. #stopdomesticviolence #getoutnowplease #nomoreshame #nomorehiding #reportyourabuser” - @officialmelb
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#DANG
  • Then someone will come here and say, why didn’t you talk for 10 years. If someone as beautiful and successful as she can be a victim of DV, anyone can be. Even CEOS can be victims. We need to stop painting the picture that a DV victim is one weak, defenceless house wife. Look around you. That woman you said hello to at work this morning after an impressive presentation, may be a victim of DV and she can’t speak up

  • Aww Mel

  • @dooneyskitchen true, we just need to look around us, the number of women going through DV is unimaginable......

  • I agree @dooneyskitchen many women just prefer to suffer in silence because they don't want people to talk ill of them. They don't know they are doing themselves more harm than good.

  • @lactaboost its not their fault. Alot of people victim shame or even use victims for their own selfish agendas...when they come out are they really given the support they need, not always. They are just talked about...we applaud everyone for sharing their story because they are giving others strength to seek help

  • Sorry Mel ..makeup covers a lot of pain 😞

  • My girl! 👏👏👏👏

  • I love her voice and accent

  • @dooneyskitchen because beauty has never meant courage.......it has often meant COMPROMISE, silence.....cos the world wants you to act in a particular way......she.was defenseless until she looked at her daughters.and decided a better life for them

  • @dooneyskitchen The whole truth. More importantly the abusers are our siblings, children, friends and we often times know and look the other way. We owe it to ourselves and our humanity to confront them. It’s never okay because the abuser is related to you. What if you were related to the abused? #breakthecycle #speakupforthevictimsevenifyouarenotavictim

  • @__detutuadedoyin 💕💕💕💕

  • Women are truly super hero's👏👏👑💖

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User Image diaryofanaijagirl Posted: Nov 20, 2017 9:28 PM (UTC)
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Somebody cannot even lie in peace?! 😂😂😂😂😂
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#DANG #insragramafterdark
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WHO IS AWAKE?
User Image diaryofanaijagirl Posted: Nov 20, 2017 6:17 PM (UTC)
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Yesterday, I was at the screening of Ego Boyo’s Movie, “A Hotel Called Memory”. After the screening, there was an after party which was attended by a lot of people I was glad to meet. During the party, I saw this woman who has achieved great things and whom I admire greatly. Not only because of her achievements but because of her continuous advocacy for “girl power” and “women supporting women”
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When I saw that she was leaving, I also bid my friends good bye and quickly rushed out after her to introduce myself and let her know how much of an influence she was to me and how proud I was of everything she’s accomplished
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“Hello ma’am, it’s so nice to meet you. I am such a huge admirer of everything you’ve been able to accomplish and the standard you’ve set for women so far…” I said in excitement. She responded with an indulgent smile as she quickly looked at me head to toe. She seemed to be satisfied with my looks so asked me for my name. I told her. She asked for my surname, I mentioned that to her as well. She couldn’t make any connection of it so she said, “What do you do? You never mentioned”
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“Oh. I’m so sorry. I’m a blogger” In a playful whisper I said to her “I run a blog called Diaryofanaijagirl. Keep my secret”
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I was excited. beaming from ear to ear
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“Oh. I can’t chat right now though” She walked away from me as she said this
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I heard the lady in her company say as they both walked away. “Ah you don’t know Diaryofanaijagirl?”
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She responded in her native language, “Is that one a blog? Somebody that’s just fooling around” They both giggled as they got into the elevator. I immediately turned around and pretended to walk back into the party
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I could not wrap my head around the fact that someone whom I have respected from afar, who is all about women supporting women and girl power would say such discouraging words. I was so discouraged that I saw no point in posting any of my articles this morning. I combed through my website and IG page, asking myself if what I was doing was really fooling around, looking for evidence that she was right
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Continue reading from the comment or click the link in the bio. ❤️
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User Image diaryofanaijagirl Posted: Nov 20, 2017 11:33 AM (UTC)
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I remember that after I was finished with my bodybuilding career I wanted to get into acting and I wanted to be a star in films. You can imagine what the agents said when I went to meet all those agents. Everyone had the same line, that it can't be done, the rules are different here. They said, "Look at your body. You have this huge monstrous body, overly developed. That doesn't fit into the movies. You don't understand
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And the agents also complained about my accent. They said, "No one ever became a star with an accent like that, especially not with a German accent
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And yes, I can imagine with your name, Arnold Schwartzenschnitzel, or whatever the name, is, on a billboard. Yeah, that's going to draw a lot of tickets and sell a lot of tickets. Yeah, right." So this is the kind of negative attitude they had
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But I didn't listen to all this. Those were their rules, not my rules
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I was convinced I could do it if I worked as hard as I did in bodybuilding... I started taking acting classes. I took English classes, took speech classes, dialogue classes. Accent removal classes
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I had a good time doing those things and it really helped me. And finally I broke through. I broke through and I started getting the first parts in TV. And there, the director said, "If we wouldn't have Schwarzenegger, we would have to build one."
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And then, when I did Terminator, "I'll be back," became one of the most famous lines in movie history, all because of my crazy accent.”
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It was the same when I ran for governor, the same lines, that you have to work your way up, and “it can’t be done”. They said you have to start with a small job as mayor then be a politician or else it can't be done
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But, I didn’t pay attention to the rules. I decided to run for Governor and I made it
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The rest is history
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#DANG #MCM #mondaymotivation #motivationmonday #beinspired #inspiration #arnoldschwarzenegger #actor #bodybuilding #fitness #fitnessmodel
User Image diaryofanaijagirl Posted: Nov 19, 2017 8:40 PM (UTC)
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User Image diaryofanaijagirl Posted: Nov 19, 2017 3:39 PM (UTC)
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Okay okay. Here she is. Susu of the Wellington Kingdom
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#DANG #BAAD2017
User Image diaryofanaijagirl Posted: Nov 19, 2017 2:45 PM (UTC)
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“I don't deserve to see this day
I don't deserve this woman
I don't deserve the family and friends I have
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Somehow, God saw it fit to bless me with all of it anyway.
In this moment, I am so happy, so grateful and so thankful
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And so ready to take this step.
By God's grace and mercy, here's to forever” From @bankywellington
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CONGRATULATIONS!
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#DANG #BAAD2017
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Having three children with cataract blindness was hard on Amina and her husband Leonard
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They noticed something was wrong with Jacques vision when he was just a few months old. “I could see his eyes weren’t looking back at me,” Amina says. She and Leonard took Jacques to a local doctor, but the surgery to heal his sight cost $340, and the family simply couldn’t afford it
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Years later, Jacques’ younger sisters Marie and Elodie also developed cataracts. They couldn’t play or go to school like other children and would hold hands when they walked together, to help guide each other
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Amina worried about the education her children would miss because of their lack of vision. “A child must go to school to learn things, to learn to write and read, and later decide if he or she wants to learn a trade,” she said
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For seven years Amina fasted and prayed for her children to be healed. Then one day Leonard heard about Mercy Ships at the carpentry shop where he worked and was directed to a screening. He was determined to heal his children’s sight. “The first day we waited in line and didn’t get in,” Leonard said. “But we slept there overnight with the kids for the next time to make sure we got through. And we did.”
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It wasn’t long before all three children received surgery onboard and were recovering in the ward, coloring in coloring books for the very first time. With intention, they colored, staying in the lines of each section of the picture
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“Their eyes are bright now,” Amina says. Her prayers have been answered. “Now they notice the birds in the air and planes in the sky— they point up and say, “Mama! Look!! Look!!!” “Next year, all three will go to school,” Amina finishes proudly. (Swipe for pictures)
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Source: @mercyships
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#DANG
User Image diaryofanaijagirl Posted: Nov 18, 2017 9:17 PM (UTC)
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Right hand on my cheek, phone on the left hand, I watched this video...People of God, come and see the work of our Lord, it is marvelous in my sight. Bri’ish accent and everything
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I want to get involved in this...whatever it is you want me to get involved in. Tony!!!!! I want to get involved
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#DANG #insragramafterdark
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WAKE UP AND SEE GOD’s CREATION
User Image diaryofanaijagirl Posted: Nov 18, 2017 6:14 PM (UTC)
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Dear Hillary,
When you first arrived on campus, you called your parents and told them you didn’t belong at Wellesley after all, and you needed to come home. But your mother was not about to let that happen. She said you had to be brave; you had to stick it out
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Do your best to embrace the excitement that comes with not knowing what’s next, and remember that confidence and an open mind will always serve you better than insecurity and doubt
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And the next time someone raises her hand in class and says something really smart, go up to her afterward and introduce yourself. You’ll be glad you did...one of the best things in life is getting to know intelligent, inspiring people who have something to say. Learn from them. Ask their advice. Support them, and let them support you
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Here’s something else, Hillary: For a girl who likes to have a plan, you are going to take a lot of leaps of faith. I can’t promise they’ll all work out the way you want them to. But I can promise that you will learn from every single one of them
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There are a few other pieces of advice I can’t resist passing on : Treasure your parents, because as much as you value your independence, there will come a day when you’d give anything to just sit between them on the couch and tell them about your day
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Keep reading, and never stop learning. When you’re facing an uphill battle, be grateful for your persistence. And in the moments when you feel lost, it’s your friends who will see you through. Best of all, they will help you learn to love yourself exactly as you are: human, imperfect, a work in progress, but always striving
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Along the way, you’ll get things wrong. You’ll make mistakes. Take criticism seriously but not personally. There will be people who want nothing more than to see you fail, but you can’t let them scare you. Live your life on your terms, not theirs
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Before I go, there is one more thing I want to tell you. while I know sometimes it seems like we [women] have an awfully long way to go, progress will come. It won’t happen as quickly as you hope, but in your lifetime, you will see the world change for women in ways you wouldn’t believe
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Believe in yourself. You’re going to do great
User Image diaryofanaijagirl Posted: Nov 18, 2017 4:00 PM (UTC)
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A little bit of space is needed after break up please. Maybe after a while, yes we can definitely be friends
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What do you think?
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#DANG
User Image diaryofanaijagirl Posted: Nov 18, 2017 3:27 PM (UTC)
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User Image diaryofanaijagirl Posted: Nov 18, 2017 12:14 PM (UTC)
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I’m Taurus. And yes, I’m all of those things. I’m not sure I believe in zodiac signs though. The jury is still out on that
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What’s your sign? Is the description accurate?
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#DANG
User Image diaryofanaijagirl Posted: Nov 18, 2017 10:13 AM (UTC)
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From Serena’s husband @alexisohanian
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@serenawilliams You are the greatest of all time, not just in sport--I’m talking about as a mother and as a wife
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I am so excited to write so many more chapters of our fairy tale together
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And my whole life I didn’t even realize it, but I was waiting for this moment
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And everything that I have done, everything that I am so proud of in my career, and in my life, for the last 34 years, pales in comparison to what we’re doing today
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And I am so grateful, and I am so in love” (swipe for more pictures)
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📸 @melbarlowandco @allanzepedaphotography