U: Gabrielle UNION

25 April 2016

Happy Monday. It's the 21st day of my A to Z Challenge and what a journey! For those of you who haven't been following, I chose to focus on child abuse and sexual assault in hopes of raising awareness for my readers. After the positive feedback I received on my Quotes post, I want to start the final week off with a couple quotes from Gabrielle UNION, best known for her work in Bring It On and Being Mary Jane, who was raped at gun-point when she was 19.


 I embrace being a survivor.... Being a victim is so comfortable. It makes you lazy.
- Gabrielle Union, The Talk
Do you have any favourite quotes from survivors? Hope these have been encouraging to any and all victims/survivors out there! You are not alone.

16 comments:

  1. Never heard another quotes from survivors, but I'm so glad that she's okay!

    http://anna-alina.blogspot.com/

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    1. I find quotes can be inspiring :)

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  2. I liked your quotes from men because we too often forget about them. But hers are also admirable. It is very hard to talk about and you never know how people will respond.

    @Kathleen01930
    Meet My Imaginary Friends
    #AtoZchallenge

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    1. Exactly. I hope and believe quotes can speak loudly especially when we're left w/o words.

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  3. How sad they asked her what she had on, like that would have made a difference. I didn't know this about her; glad she decided to speak out and give the quotes she did and let others know of her abuse.

    betty

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    1. Exactly! Glad you could appreciate it, Betty.

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  4. You theme is one of courage. I cannot imagine horrible these things are.. :(
    Seena

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  5. Somehow blame still attaches to the abused rather than the rapists. Outrageous that she was asked about what she was wearing!! How clueless is that??

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  6. Wow. The second one is especially powerful. I have heard a lot of people talking about the "victim" label, it is a very interesting discussion.

    @TarkabarkaHolgy from
    The Multicolored Diary
    MopDog

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    1. Indeed... love what she said.

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  7. I didn't know she was a survivor. How wonderful that she has chosen to speak out about it. It's so crazy that people are still blaming the victims...what clothes she was wearing? Seriously! No one deserves to be raped. No one.
    ~Katie
    TheCyborgMom

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  8. I've always really liked her, but I didn't know that. It's great to see people who have made it through, and done it so well.

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    1. Indeed; very encouraging i hope for victims/survivors and friends of those.

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x Joy

 

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