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Annie Lennox LP signing

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Annie Lennox LP signing live at Amoeba Hollywood, October 10, 2014

Christine U's insight:

I was here! And shook her hand and got a signed album. I was tongue-tied and star-struck. But more than that my heart was happy because Annie Lennox was a real force in my life when I was in University. Being surrounded by men in a “man’s” profession was difficult. She reminded me to stay strong and listen to my own voice. Thanks Annie!


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This Norwegian Preteen Is ‘Marrying’ A 37-Year-Old For One Important Reason

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Thea is 12 years old. She’s a seventh-grader at her school in Norway, and she loves riding horses and listening to One Direction. According to her blog, she’s also marrying a 37-year-old man this weekend.

But Thea and her impending wedding aren’t …

Christine U's insight:

Bringing awareness to child-brides around the world is a good thing. Not only does this practice take away a girl’s (eventually woman’s) right to education and keeps her in poverty, but it is an antiquated ‘tribal’ form of barter with the ‘bride’ as chattel which puts the girl into a life of servitude and potential abuse. Most of the time she lives in fear of her husband because of the disparity of power. She is faced with a life that is not her own, having no say what-so-ever in her reproductive life, her education or her work. It is without question a form of slavery that can not be tolerated anymore.


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The Real Homeless Man Experiment - YouTube

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Christine U's insight:

Here in LA - there are a lot of homeless people. It is a mecca because of the weather. Better than fighting the weather in the north. It is difficult for me to see all of them. I used to engage them. But there are so many now - on the street asking for change. Sometimes I ignore them, sometimes I smile and say sorry not right now. And then I usually walk a little further to get my money out and walk back to give it to him. Sometimes I just keep walking. These days it’s hard because there are so many. Who do you give to? I don’t have a lot of money myself. Can’t give it to everyone. There, but for the Grace of God go I, and all. I have learned that what I do is my decision - but I’m never rude (like the woman at the end). That’s just not called for. Be kind at least in your demeanor. It’s a harsh world out there already.


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