Yeah, that’s something we’d do to each other.
Justin and Lindsay have their first guest on to the show: singer and songwriter Jenny Owen Youngs! Jenny talks about what books influenced her growing up and persuades us to read some of her favorites. Listen to her song “Love for Long” off her album An Unwavering Band of Light following…
Just finished this book for the 920420986589145198 time this week so I would be super freshy fresh for this awesome podcast.
SUPER EXCITED about the iTunes Transfer! AHHHH
Ok time to listen, so shut up and do the same.
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 it is never the woman’s fault in domestic violence, and how wrong to think that it ever is. 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
Son of a bitch, this made me cry. After being in abusive relationships throughout my teens and early 20s I know that it isn’t ever my fault, that even sitting home and knitting was not a reason for the abuse. Telling me I’m fat, and cheating on me and telling me it’s because that person was more motivated. How can someone be motivated when you’re not allowed to leave the house? Sir. Stewart, you are outstanding.
Two of the many books we will be discussing on the next podcast with our guest will be:
- The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
- The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Reading ahead decreases the likelihood that we will spoil any plot points for you, and it will increase your excitement levels when you are listening to us talk about the books!
Who is our guest?
Check back on Friday for a video answer to that question.
Perks is about as good as it gets!
I am more than excited about this podcast. Book Narcs.
So I have a handsome and wonderful friend whom I’ve known since I was 7ish, first grade.
Well I have a habit of making him the most ridiculous things. I knit him a hat once, it was blue and red and had poinsettias on it and ear flaps. I started making him mix CDs because it was less awkward when I started dating guys that were a little weirded out of our friendship.
Well Seeing how it’s almost summer, Mike, definitely needed a new CD, I mean he hasn’t gotten one since our Birthdays in October.
So the mix is as follows:
Alcohol eyes- Motion city Soundtrack
Break Stuff- Limp Bizkit
Dancing in the Dark- Tegan and Sara
Erase me- Ben folds five
Here in your arms- Hellogoodbye
Hot kiss- Juliette and the Licks
Jackson- Johnny Cash
Jesse’s girl- Springfield
Love Sex Magic- Ciara
No more mr. Nice Guy- Alice Cooper
Saints and sailors- Dashboard Confessional
Severeance- Motion City Soundtrack
Sexy Back- pop goes punk
story from the bottom of the sea- Farewell Continental
Summer Fling Don’t mean a thing- New Found Glory
Summer Girls- LFO
Tall Green Grass- Branan
Touchin on my- 3OH!3
Welcome to the Jungle- Guns & Roses
You’re welcome to copy the mix, however you should be warned only the best of friends will understand the strange and outstanding mix I have created.