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Here I Am...

Source: Mashable


Oon begins the video by talking about how foreigners view Singapore as "the gateway to the world" and her desire to escape the overwhelming crowds for greener pastures.

Oon's travels takes her to countries like the U.S., China and Thailand, and correctly nails the stereotypical views we hold of people in these countries. She also covers how differently she identified with herself in each new place and contrasted them with the wide spectrum of perceptions people had of her.

Referring to the U.S. as "TV land," Oon says: "But here I am the Asian girl who speaks great English; who must be good at math."

About her experience in China, where her ancestors came from: "I'm reminded that for them I'm the girl whose family escape a history of suffering. I could barely speak to find my way, let alone call this my motherland."


Oon then ends her monologue with a profound declaration and question she poses to us: "We are all foreign. So what decides who should stay or who should go?"

More: http://mashable.com/2016/06/23/oon-shu-an-identity-monologue/#qAkaRkht5Sq7

My 5-Minute Magic Routine

This woman is 80 and inspirational:

Source: Bored Panda

Ever felt like you’re too old to do something? Well, you’re not. And Ernestine Shepherd is proof of that. She’s the world’s oldest female bodybuilder, and believe it or not, the iron-pumping grandma recently turned 80.

The octogenarian Baltimorean was born on June 16th, 1936. She didn’t start exercising until she was 56 years old but since then she’s gone on to win two bodybuilding titles. From 2010 to 2011 Shepherd was even declared the oldest competitive body builder in the world by the Guinness Book of World Records!

More: http://www.boredpanda.com/oldest-female-bodybuilder-grandma-80-year-old-ernestine-shepherd/

Bernie Sanders. n/t

Mom Breaks Down Realizing Her Daughter Was Practicing Lockdown Drill In ‘Cute’ Bathroom Picture

Source: GOOD


A picture may be worth a thousand words but sometimes there’s another story behind a deceptively simple and “cute” image. That was the case for Stacey Wehrman Feeley, who snapped a seemingly adorable picture of her young daughter standing atop a toilet in their home’s bathroom.

“However, The moment she told me what she was doing I broke down,” wrote in a Facebook post that has quickly gone viral. “She was practicing for a lockdown drill at her preschool and what you should do if you are stuck in a bathroom. At that moment all innocense of what I thought my three-year-old possessed was gone.”

In the wake of horrific mass shootings like the one in Orlando last week, Feeley’s 3-year-old daughter was acting out a safety drill she had recently been taught in case there was active shooter in a building where she was trapped. The post has been shared more than 20,000 times in less than one week.

"In the schools they are very good about telling them that this is a drill for if someone that is not supposed to be in the building is in there," she said in an interview with ABC News. "They do not even bring up guns whatsoever, but the older kids understand."

Read more: https://www.good.is/articles/mom-sees-daughter-practice-lockdown-drill

I LoVe Bread - Oprah Weight Watchers Spoof (GloZell)

Jackie Live 1988 - Sinead O'Connor

Thoughts and blessings.

Father gives daughter the confidence to dance in the street

Source: Mashable

There's nothing like a little encouragement from dad to help you overcome your fears.

After a father and daughter stopped to listen to a musician while walking down the street, dad whipped out his camera and began recording.

As his daughter listened to the music, he encouraged her to join in by dancing.


Here are the comments from the YouTube uploader to the father asking permission to post the video:

Do you have a spare $24,999,000? If so, you can purchase Bob Hope's estate.


P.S. the HOA fees are a mere $5,167 per month!

The Orlando shooter's sexuality doesn't matter. It's still a hate crime.

Source: Mashable


The hesitation to address the sexuality of the victims is something many members of the community called a type of queer erasure, preventing the community from rightfully claiming the trauma as theirs, or pointing out the faults of a homophobic culture.

But now, talk surrounding the shooter's sexuality has shifted views of the attack, minimizing it as violence only within the LGBTQ community. And that gives non-LGBTQ people — and a culture looking to deflect blame — the ability to wash their hands of the larger discussion around homophobia.

"Whether or not he was on an app or visited the club before, this is homophobia at its absolute worst."

Many LGBTQ advocates are critical of the attention placed on the shooter’s possible sexuality. It's a focus they say is harmful, detracting from the hate and homophobic culture that fueled the attack.

"Whether or not he was on an app or visited the club before, this is homophobia at its absolute worst," Sarah Kate Ellis, president and CEO of GLAAD, tells Mashable. "This is another example of homophobia turning into horrific violence, right here in our own borders. This is something we must put a stop to — the hate and discrimination."


"This is someone who was homophobic and went after the LGBTQ community in one of our safest havens — a place where we come together in fellowship and community to be our authentic selves," she says. "It cuts to the core of the LGBTQ community and the violence we've experienced for decades."

Read more: http://mashable.com/2016/06/14/orlando-shooting-hate-crime/#corVurmK.iq6
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