I fight Rape Culture because
When I told my ex boyfriend about my rape
He ‘forgave’ me.

I fight Rape Culture because
I saw my baby sister age overnight
As she told me about her best friend getting molested.

I fight Rape Culture because
My closest friend was abused as a child
And he told nobody but me.
It took him 13 years to open up.

I fight Rape Culture because
My friends admit to letting their partners fuck them when they don’t want it
Then laugh it off as typical male behaviour.

I fight Rape Culture because
Saying that you’re raping someone is perfectly acceptable
If you’re playing a video game.

I fight Rape Culture because
Men tell me they are insulted when women walking in front of them start to walk faster.
As if their ego is more important than our safety.

I fight Rape Culture because
If I tell somebody their rape joke isn’t funny
I am told that I’m uptight.

I fight Rape Culture because
It won’t die out
Unless we kill it ourselves.

Travel Diary: Viareggio

The beginning summer just begs for a beach day to kick things off. If you’re ever in Tuscany visit Viareggio, a beach city just a short and inexpensive train ride. 

You’ll find an amazing boardwalk with great shopping and food for miles. The beach of course is the main attraction. 

There is a strip of free land, but if it’s a holiday or the beach is too crowded, I would recommend renting a chair and umbrella in one of the bagnos. You can go from reading on the sand to taking a swim without worrying much about your things. 

Come out & celebrate #Pitti86 at @AtelierMicheleChiocciolini tonight. See you there. 😉 (presso Atelier Michele Chiocciolini Via Del Fico 3R)

Come out & celebrate #Pitti86 at @AtelierMicheleChiocciolini tonight. See you there. 😉 (presso Atelier Michele Chiocciolini Via Del Fico 3R)

It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat. - Theodore Roosevelt #daregreatly  (at Kusadasi, Turkey)

It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat. - Theodore Roosevelt #daregreatly (at Kusadasi, Turkey)

My favorite lady and the most beautiful woman ever. From the power suits to every experience you’ve given my brother and I, I’ve learned how to be a giving and loving human being. 

There’s so much to thank you for and so little time. Le pido a Dios que me alcancé la vida para darte un poco de lo mucho que me dad y que El te siga bendiciendo. ¡Te amo Mami!

#HappyMothersDay #FelizDíaDeLasMadres

My favorite lady and the most beautiful woman ever. From the power suits to every experience you’ve given my brother and I, I’ve learned how to be a giving and loving human being.

There’s so much to thank you for and so little time. Le pido a Dios que me alcancé la vida para darte un poco de lo mucho que me dad y que El te siga bendiciendo. ¡Te amo Mami!

#HappyMothersDay #FelizDíaDeLasMadres