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To donate £5 to the charity supporting the male victims of domestic abuse, text the message: MKDV46 to 70070
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At first I though this was a joke

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Yet they still do even when it’s right in their face.

This reminds me of how a friend of mine was abused by the mother of his child. She was mentally unstable and used to berate him constantly and would smack him in the head all the time. It really pissed me off. Then one night she threw hot coffee in his face and tried to stab him with a screwdriver. The cops hauled him off to jail because she made up a sob story that painted herself as the victim. 

Once he left her, he stayed with me and it was a nightmare. She stalked him and me. She would drive by my house obsessively at all hours of the day and night (her muffler made a weird sound so I know it was her). She started showing up at my job, showing up at the places I frequented around town, and filling up my voicemail with dead air. The cops were no help.

One day she got bold enough to talk her way into my home by conning my elderly grandmother, whom I was taking care of, while I was out. She went in my room and went through my stuff (creepy), then found him napping on the couch and attacked him. My grandmother witnessed the whole thing. He grabbed her by the arms, forced her out the front door, and locked it. The cops were called again. They said they’d go and ‘talk’ to her.

The next day we were watching a movie and there was a knock at the door. The police had come to arrest him. She filed a complaint against him and shown off some bruises on her arms from the altercation that she swore were completely unprovoked. My grandmother saw the whole thing since she was in the living room too and testified on his behalf. He still ended up serving jail time.
No one takes male domestic violence victims seriously. They only see males as perpetrators.

    

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Vocal Health For Singers 

As some of you may already know, I study Musical Theatre at college and typically sing up to 6 hours minimum every day. I have spent years trying different products to support my vocal health so that I can produce optimum performance on a daily basis. Here is a list of my four go to products that I use everyday. 


1. Vicks Personal Steamer
I use my Vicks personal steamer every morning to make sure that my vocal cords are ready for the day. I notice a huge difference between days when I do and don’t steam. You can get these steamers from CVS or Walgreens if you are in the US or any Pharmacy internationally. I find that my vocal cords with lubricated and relaxed after a good 15-20 min steam and can also help especially if you live in a dryer environment. 

2. Throat Coat Tea (Lemon Echinacea) 
This tea is my go to tea for vocal health. There is literally nothing that compares to the way my vocal cords feel after this tea. I normally have one cup with two tea bags every morning with my Vicks steamer. I find that this tea especially helps if you are a highly active singer or currently in intense rehearsal periods. I buy the tea in bulk on Amazon - usually in a box of 6. 

3. Air-O Swiss Humidifier
This is especially important if you are asthmatic or extremely sensitive to dry environments vocally (I know I am!) I cannot tell you how much a difference having one of these makes! I sleep with mine every night and notice that if I forget to put it on or sleep somewhere else even for now night - my vocal cords feel incredibly dry the following morning and not lubricated enough for optimum performance. I know this is a more expensive option and there are cheaper options! Ideally, you want to keep your room at 50-60% humidity during sleep. It is extremely important that you remember to clean your humidifier on a regular basis!

4. Grether’s Pastilles (Sugarfree) 
These are my go to throat lozenges and a must have for singers. These lozenges have a soft feel to them and lubricate the vocal cords without damaging or numbing - which is extremely bad if you are about to sing or will be singing that day for you will not be able to feel if you a pressing and hurting yourself and therefore damaging your voice even further if you are a little under the weather. Again, these are a little more expensive but you can buy a large packet on Amazon which will typically last me 3-4 months (and I usually use a few a day). I would recommend sugarfree if you think you will be a frequent user. There are other flavours but I personally love the blackcurrent flavour. 

I hope this can help some of you aspiring musical theatre performers like myself! I will be making another post soon on exercises you can do during periods of vocal rest and general health/ wellness for singers. Let me know if there’s anything any of you guys use too! I am always up to experimenting different products for vocal health and wellness! 

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THIS BEAUTIFUL WOMAN
-Was RAPED along her best friend while her husband was tied up and forced to watch.
-Was diagnosed with uterine CANCER
-Had to get a DIVORCE because her husband was gay
What did she do about it all? 
-Create a television show with her ex based on their divorce and friendship that still holds strong.
-Laughs just as hard today as she has in the past.
-Fights for the rights of the gay and lesbian community
-Works for the U.S. State department for the Public Diplomacy Envoy for Women’s Health Issues.
-Launched the ‘Cancer Shmancer’ movement, a non-profit organization dedicated to ensuring that all women’s cancers be diagnosed while in Stage 1, the most curable stage.
-Has won the following awards: Jon Wayne’s Institute’s Woman of Achievement award, Gilda Award, City of Hope Wom of the Year award, Hebrew University Humanitarian award, Albert Einstien’s College of Medicine’s Spirit of Achievement Award, City of Hope’s Spirit of Life Award, and the ”My Aid Award” for her achievements in support of cancer prevention and rehabilitation.
-She has been cancer free for 12 years.
Now tell me she is not an AMAZING Woman.
When people say they “Hate her” because of her voice, I just want to punch them straight in their faces.
This is Fran Drescher, and she is one HELL Of a strong woman.

ladyniteloveswho:

THIS BEAUTIFUL WOMAN

-Was RAPED along her best friend while her husband was tied up and forced to watch.

-Was diagnosed with uterine CANCER

-Had to get a DIVORCE because her husband was gay

What did she do about it all?

-Create a television show with her ex based on their divorce and friendship that still holds strong.

-Laughs just as hard today as she has in the past.

-Fights for the rights of the gay and lesbian community

-Works for the U.S. State department for the Public Diplomacy Envoy for Women’s Health Issues.

-Launched the ‘Cancer Shmancer’ movement, a non-profit organization dedicated to ensuring that all women’s cancers be diagnosed while in Stage 1, the most curable stage.

-Has won the following awards: Jon Wayne’s Institute’s Woman of Achievement award, Gilda Award, City of Hope Wom of the Year award, Hebrew University Humanitarian award, Albert Einstien’s College of Medicine’s Spirit of Achievement Award, City of Hope’s Spirit of Life Award, and the ”My Aid Award” for her achievements in support of cancer prevention and rehabilitation.

-She has been cancer free for 12 years.

Now tell me she is not an AMAZING Woman.

When people say they “Hate her” because of her voice, I just want to punch them straight in their faces.

This is Fran Drescher, and she is one HELL Of a strong woman.