A billboard visible to children but not their possibly abusive parents
SO THIS HAPPENED
Allie did another post on depression. As per usual, it’s beautiful and funny and poignant and perfect.
My mom says I shouldn’t talk to strange men.
And the Oscar goes to Jennifer Lawrence!
- On September 21, 2007, Taylor Swift launched a campaign to protect children from online predators. Taylor has teamed up with Tennessee Governor Phil Bredesen to combat internet sex crimes
- Taylor Swift donated $100,000 to the Red Cross in Cedar Rapids, Iowa to help the victims of the Iowa flood of 2008.
- She showed her support to the Victorian Bushfire Appeal by joining the line-up at Sydney’s Sound Relief concert.
- She donated her prom dress, which raised $1,200 for charity, to DonateMyDress.org.
- In 2009 she performed on BBC’s Children in Need concert and donated £13,000 to the cause.
- In 2009, Taylor donated $250,000 to various schools around the country that she had either attended or had other associations with. The money was used to buy books, fund educational programs and help pay teachers’ salaries.
- In response to the May 2010 Tennessee floods, Taylor donated $500,000 during a flood relief telethon hosted by WSMV, a Nashville television station.
- In 2010, she donated $75,000 to Nashville’s Hendersonville High School to help refurbish the school auditorium’s sound and lighting systems.
- On May 23, 2011, she performed a benefit concert for victims of recent tornadoes in the United States southeast region. The concert raised more than $750,000. In July 2011, she donated $250,000 to Alabama football coach Nick Saban’s charity Nick’s Kids to aid in the tornado relief efforts of West Alabama.
- Taylor Swift once donated a signed guitar for the silent auction at a Wounded Warrior Project Benefit Dinner.
- She opened up her last dress rehearsal for her Speak Now World Tour for the fans. The event served as a fundraiser to benefit victims of recent deadly tornadoes in the Southeast and raised over $750,000.
- Taylor Swift won the Big Help Award at the 2012 Kids’ Choice Awards, presented by First Lady, Michelle Obama.
- In 2012, she partnered with textbook rental companyChegg to donate $60,000 to the music departments of six US colleges.
- In 2012, Swift participated in the Stand Up to Cancer telethon, performing “Ronan”, a song she wrote in memory of a four-year-old boy who died of neuroblastoma.
- Taylor was the youngest person ever to receive the Ripple of Hope Award from the Robert F. Kennedy Center for her charity work, for donating $4 million to the Country Hall of Fame Museum, and for her work with children who have cancer.
FRIENDS - 10 of the funniest moments:
- Phoebe finding out about Chandler and Monica. (5.14)
- Rachel (wrongly) guessing what Chandler does for a living. (4.12)
- Joey wearing all of Chandler’s clothes. (3.02)
- Ross finding out his sandwich was thrown away. (5.09)
- Secret spilling at Thanksgiving. (6.09)
- Monica teaching Chandler about the seven erogenous zones. (4.11)
- Ross getting spray tanned too many times. (10.03)
- Ross, Chandler and Rachel moving Ross’ couch. (5.16)
- Ross and Rachel singing ‘Baby Got Back’ to Emma. (9.07)
- Ross playing the bagpipes, with Phoebe singing along. (7.15)
Ladies and Gentlemen - the future King of the United Kingdom.
“I think at this point in our world, we’ve got a really confused idea of the way gender and sexuality works. I think we’ve created this really superfluous sort of like binary in the way we think about gender. And I guess I identify as queer because I don’t identify with that. I think that makes us less whole as people. I don’t need to be assigned to what it is I can do or who I can love. And it seems like we keep drawing these battle lines which are completely unnecessary. So that’s what I basically mean. When I say I’m queer, I’m saying that I think human beings are amazing. And love is an honor and an opportunity. And a fragile thing. A fragile process in which there’s no room for doubt, or shame, or hatred.”