Let me tell you a thing, about an amazing man named Patrick Stewart
I went to Comicpalooza this weekend and I was full of nervous energy as I was standing in line to ask Sir Patrick Stewart a question at his panel. I first had to thank him for a speech he had given at amnesty international about domestic violence towards women . I had only seen it a few months ago but I was still dealing with my own personal experience with a similar issue, and I didn’t know what to call it. After seeing Patrick talk so personally about it I finally was able to correctly call it abuse, in my case sexual abuse that was going to quickly turn into physical abuse as well. I didn’t feel guilty or disgusting anymore. I finally didn’t feel responsible for the abuse that was put upon me. I was finally able to start my healing process and to put that part of my life behind me.
After thanking him I asked him “Besides acting, what are you most proud of that you have done in you life (that you are willing to share with us)?”. Sir Patrick told us about how he couldn’t protect his mother from abuse in his household growing up and so in her name works with an organization called Refuge for safe houses for women and children to escape from abusive house holds. Sir Patrick Stewart learned only last year that his father had actually been suffering from PTSD after he returned from the military and was never properly treated. In his father’s name he works with an organization called Combat Stress to help those soldiers who are suffering from PTSD.
They were about to move onto the next question when Sir Patrick looked at me and asked me “My Dear, are you okay?” I said yes, and that I was finally able to move on from that part of my life. He then passionately said that his mother had done nothing to provoke his father and that even if she had, violence was never, ever a choice a man should make. That it is in the power of men to stop violence towards women. The moderator then asked “Do you want a hug?”
Sir Patrick didn’t even hesitate, he smiled, hopped off the stage and came over to embrace me in a hug. Which he held me there for a long while. He told me “You never have to go through that again, you’re safe now.” I couldn’t stop thanking him. His embrace was so warm and genuine. It was two people, two strangers, supporting and giving love. And when we pulled away he looked strait in my eyes, like he was promising that. He told me to take care. And I will.
Sir Patrick Stewart is an absolute roll model for men. He is an amazing man and was so kind and full of heart. I want to let everyone know to please find help if you are in a violent or abusive house hold or relationship. There are organizations and people ready to help. I had countless people after the panel thanking me for sharing the story and asking him those questions. Many said they went through similar things. You are not alone.
^ Here is the video of my question to Sir Patrick Stewart
Photos by Eugene Lee, Thank you
This is…so amazing.
1-How are you?
2-Post a picture of yourself.
3-Do you ever wish you were someone else?
4-What is your entire name?
5-How old are you?
6-Age you get mistaken for:
7-Your zodiac/horoscope and if you think it fits your personality:
8-What did you do on your last birthday?
9-What is one thing you would like to accomplish before your next birthday?
10-What is your hair color?
11-Have you ever dyed your hair?
12-What is your eye color?
13-If you could change your eye color, would you?
14-Do you wear contacts/glasses?
15-Your opinion about your body and how comfortable you are with it:
16-Have you ever considered plastic surgery? What would you alter about your body?
17-Say 8 facts about your body:
18-Do you have any tattoos?
19-Do you have any piercings?
20-Left or right handed?
21-What’s your sexual orientation?
22-Do you drink?
23-Do you smoke?
24-Do you have any pets?
25-Where do you work?
26-Something you are working on right now:
27-Do you have any “rules” about food?
28-Where are you from?
29-What would you say is your best quality?
30-What do you think you’re really good at?
31-What do you think you’re really bad at?
32-What talent do you wish you’d been born with?
33-Are you a bad person?
34-Are you nice to everyone?
35-Say 3 facts about your personality:
36-Has someone ever spread a nasty rumor about you?
37-What is your ideal bed? Why?
38-Did you wake up cranky?
39-Do you sleep with a stuffed toy?
40-What do you think about the most?
41-Share 2 habits:
42-What you want to be when you “get older”?
43-What are your career goals?
44-What is your ideal career?
45-Is your life anything like it was two years ago?
46-Do you replay things that have happened in your head?
47-Have you ever had an imaginary friend?
48-Say 10 facts about your room:
49-Do you have any phobias?
50-Have you ever been to a psychiatrist/therapist?
51-Are you allergic to anything? If so, what?
52-Ever broken any bones?
53-Ever come close to death?
54-Things you like and dislike about yourself:
55-A random fact about yourself:
56-What are three things most people don’t know about you?
57-An unknown fact about your life:
58-Share something about yourself others might think is weird:
59-Five weird things that you like:
60-Do you have a Facebook? If so, would you add the person who sent you this?
61-Do you have any pictures on your Facebook?
62-Describe yourself in one word/sentence:
63-A quote you try to live by:
64-A famous person you’ve been compared to:
65-Weird things you do when you’re alone:
66-Something you do without realising:
67-5 things you want to change:
68-Someone you’d like to be for a day and why:
69-Leave me a compliment:
70-What is your favorite thing to do?
71-What’s your favorite color?
72-What’s your favorite band/singer?
73-What’s your favorite movie?
74-What are your favorite books?
75-What is your favorite quote and why?
76-What is your favorite word?
77-What is your least favorite word?
78-What is your favorite type of food?
79-You favorite ice cream?
80-What’s your favorite animal?
81-Dogs or cats?
82-Describe your favourite texture:
83-What is your favourite flower?
84-What’s your favourite scent? And on the opposite sex?
85-What is your favorite season?
86-What are the top five places you wish you could go before you die?
87-What are four things you can’t live without and why?
88-Which mythological creature are you most like? Why?
89-What’s your favorite television show?
90-Favorite place to shop at?
91-Say 2 facts about your favorite things:
~~~~~~~~~~Family, childhood and places
92-Say 4 facts about your parents:
93-Are you more like your mom or your dad?
94-Do you have any siblings?
95-Say 9 facts about your family:
96-What’s your relationship like with your family?
97-Say 7 facts about your childhood:
98-The best and the worst childhood memories:
99-Say 6 facts about your home town:
100-Are you going out of town soon?
101-Where would you like to live?
102-What would your dream house be like?
103-Where would you go on your dream vacation?
104-Where you want to be right now?
105-Top three places to visit:
106-Would you ever smile at a stranger?
107-Do you prefer to be friends with girls or boys?
108-Who is someone you never tire of?
109-Do you have someone you can be your complete self around?
110-Who is your most loyal friend?
111-Is there anyone you can tell EVERYTHING to?
112-If your best friend died, what would you do?
113-Something you’ve lied about.
114-Have you ever felt replaced?
115-Say 5 facts about your best friend(s):
116-The last person you hugged?
117-Story of your first kiss?
118-Do you like kissing in public?
119-Have you ever kissed someone older than you?
120-You have a preference for boys or girls?
121-Is the male or female body closest to perfection?
122-5 things that irritate you about the same sex/opposite sex.
123-Do you believe in love at first sight?
124-Do you believe in soul mates?
125-What is your idea of the perfect date?
126-Based on past relationships or crushes, describe your perfect boyfriend/girlfriend:
127-What is the first thing you noticed in someone?
128-Are looks important in a relationship?
129-What’s the most superficial characteristic you look for?
130-What’s your opinion on age differences in relationships?
131-Would you ever date someone off of the Internet?
132-Five guys/girls whom you find attractive:
133-Do you have a crush on anyone?
134-A description of the girl/boy you like:
135-Say 1 fact about the person your like:
136-If the person you like says they like someone else, what would you say?
137-When was the last time you told someone you loved them?
138-Do you think someone has feelings for you?
139-Do you think someone is thinking about you right now?
140-Have you ever cried over a guy/girl?
141-Have you ever wanted someone you couldn’t have?
142-Anyone you’re giving up on?
143-Have you ever liked someone you didn’t expect to?
144-Have you ever liked someone who your friends hated?
145-Have you ever liked one of your best friends?
146-Has anyone told you they don’t want to ever lose you?
147-Is there a boy/girl who you would do absolutely everything for?
148-Is there someone you will never forget?
149-Say five ways to win your heart:
150-What turns you on?
151-What turns you off?
152-What is the sexiest thing someone could ever do for/to you?
153-What’s the sweetest thing anyone’s ever done for you?
154-What’s something sweet you’d like someone to do for you?
155-Have you ever written a song or poem for someone? Have you had one written for you?
156-What’s the sweetest thing you’ve ever done for someone?
157-Are you in love?
158-Are you in a relationship?
159-If you have a boyfriend/girlfriend, what is your favorite thing about him/her?
160-Are relationships ever worth it?
161-Is there someone mad because you’re dating/talking to the person you are?
162-Can you commit to one person?
163-Do you think you can last in a relationship for 6 months and not cheat?
164-Do you ever want to get married?
165-Do you think you’ll be married in 5 years?
166-Future names of your children:
167-Do you get jealous easily?
168-The last time you felt jealous, and why?
169-What is your definition of cheating?
170-Have you ever been cheated on?
171-Do you forgive betrayal?
172-Have you ever cheated on someone?
173-Why did your last relationship fail?
174-Things you want to say to an ex:
175-A description of the person you dislike the most:
176-If your first true love knocked on your door with apology and presents, would you accept?
177-How many boyfriends/girlfriends have you had?
178-How long was your longest relationship?
179-You’ll love me if…
180-Share a relationship story:
~~~~~~~~~~Music, movies and books
181-How often do you listen to music?
182-What kind of music you like?
183-Do you like to dance?
184-What was the first concert/show you attended?
185-Have you heard a song that reminds you of someone today?
186-Share a song that takes you to a certain memory in the past:
187-A song that’s been stuck in your head:
188-Put your music player on shuffle and write the first ten songs that play:
189-A book you want to read/have recently read:
190-Describe your dream library:
191-Last movie you just watched:
192-Do you like watching what type of movies?
~~~~~~~~~~Situations and crazy things
193-You’re in a tattoo parlor about to get inked. What are you getting done?
194-What’s something you can see yourself going to jail for?
195-If you could be any character, from any literary work, who would you choose to be?
196-You’re given $10,000…under one condition: you cannot keep the money for yourself. Who would you give it to?
197-If you had to go back in time and change one thing, what would it be?
198-If you were an element on the Periodic Table, which would you be and why?
199-If you had to delete one year of your life completely, which would it be?
200-You’re an Action Movie Hero. What’s your weapon of choice and the line you scream when defeating your arch enemy?
201-If you could design an amusement park ride, what would it be like?
202-What is the first curse word that comes to mind?
203-What the last party you went to was… and when the next will be…
204-Halloween costume idea?
205-How you’d spend ten thousand bucks?
206-Press ctrl+v and post:
207-Would you rather be stranded on a desert island with someone you love for ten years or someone you hate for a month? Explain why.
208-5 things within touching distance:
209-A drunken story:
210-What are you supposed to be doing right now?
211-Currently wanting to see anyone?
212-Why you follow me?
213-If you met me what would you do?
214-YOU have to leave me a random/ridiculous question:
215-Leave me a cute message:
~~~~~~~~~~Opinions and beliefs
216-Is the cup half full or half empty for you right now?
217-Do you believe in fate/destiny?
218-What you wish for on 11:11?
219-Do you consider yourself lucky? What’s your good luck charm?
220-Do you believe in aliens or life on other planets?
221-What is your religion, if any?
222-Would you go against your moral code for money?
223-What’s more important to you: strength of the body or strength of the mind?
224-How important you think education is?
225-If you were the president, what would you do?
226-If you could change one thing in the world, what would you change?
227-Is it the thought that counts? Or is that phrase circumstantial?
228-If you only had 24 hours to live, what would you do?
229-Which movie character do you most identify with and why?
~~~~~~~~Feelings and Others
230-Are you a procrastinator or do you get things done early?
231-Post a photo/draw a picture/write a poem (pick one) of a moment of personal significance:
232-Say 5 things you love unconditionally:
233-What motivates you in life?
234-Something that you’re proud of:
235-Five words/phrases that make you laugh:
236-Share the story of something that makes you smile:
237-Something you always think “what if…” about:
238-What was something you used to enjoy, but was ruined for you? What’s the story behind that?
239-Describe one of the most awkward experiences of your life:
240-Something/someone that you miss:
241-Are you over your past?
242-What is your saddest memory?
243-One of the hardest moments in your life:
244-Is there something that happened in your past that you hate talking about?
245-What’s something you want to do that you’d be embarrassed to tell other people about?
246-What was your most embarrassing moment?
247-Share one of your fears/insecurities:
248-Something you’re currently worrying about:
249-Have you done something you regret very much?
250-If you could take something back that you said or did, what would it be?
251-Does anyone hate you?
252-Do you hate anyone?
253-Lyrics that apply to your current situation/mood.
254-Are you good at hiding your feelings?
255-What’s something you hide about your personality?
256-How do you approach social situations?
257-Are you a social or an antisocial person?
258-Are you an introvert or an extrovert?
259-Do you care if people talk badly about you?
260-How do you deal with criticism?
261-How you hope your future will be like?
262-What’s something that scares you about the future?
263-Five items you lust after:
264-One thing you’re excited for:
265-Describe the most terrifying/strangest/beautiful dream you’ve ever had:
266-Have you ever had a crush on a fictional character?
267-Who is your celebrity crush?
268-Make a confession:
I SO want to play! C’mon guys and gals, message me numbers, as many as you want!!!
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Healthy Banana, Almond and Chocolate Ice Cream
- 3 very ripe bananas, peeled, cut into chunks and frozen
- ⅓ cup almond butter (can substitute peanut butter)
- ¼ cup bittersweet or dark chocolate chips
- chopped almond and chocolate for garnish (optional)
- Place the bananas and almond butter (or peanut butter) into the blender. Begin blending and quickly increase speed to high. Once everything is slightly combined, stop and add the chocolate chips. Turn the machine back on and again increase the speed to high. In about 10-30 seconds, the sound of the motor will change and mounds should appear in the mixture. Stop machine immediately or melting can occur. If using a food processor: In a food processor combine the bananas and almond butter. Process until almost smooth. Add the chocolate chips and process until well combined.
- Scoop into bowls, top with chopped chocolate and almonds, if using, and serve immediately.
Serves two to three.
Note: You can also freeze the mixture to get a harder ice cream, but you may have to let it sit out and thaw for a minute or two before you’ll be able to scoop it.
recipe from this website