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Dismantle, from a feminist perspective, all forms of oppression, including but not limited to those based on ability, age, class, ethnicity, gender, race, and sexual orientation.
Advocate for an equitable environment free from violence and harassment based on gender, race, and sexual orientation.
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Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Stay Strong

You Came To Me At The Tender Age Of 14,
That You'll Take All The Pain Away From Me,
Just A Few Moments With You,
Would Get Me Though My Darkest Hour,
And I Will Arise With All Power,
To Move On,
And When The Dawn,
Comes You'll Still Be There, Holding Back My Hair.
Wiping My Tears,
Cleaning My Sorrow And Fears
From The floor
You'll Be Holding Me Up As I Stumble To The Door
And Lay In My bed
And The Only Thought In My Head
Is How I Need Another Sweet Kiss
From Your Ice Cold Lips.
I Relax My Eyes
And Stare At The Sky
And Dive In To Your White Bliss
My Sweetest Addiction

This is a poem that I wrote about two years ago. It is talking about when I was in high school and was struggling with the beginning stages of alcohol addiction. It went from just drinking with friends on weekends to drinking almost every other day and even more when I had problems that I couldn’t deal with sober. Realizing that this wasn’t the way that I should go I decided to start to going to AA meeting (Alcoholics Anonymous). After 3 years of AA I’m proud to say that I’ve been clean for a year now. So if I can do it so can you ☺

Some Facts:
During the past month (30 days), 26.4% of underage persons (ages 12-20) used alcohol, and binge drinking among the same age group was 17.4%.

Many local A.A. Web sites also provide meeting information. An Internet search of “Alcoholics Anonymous” and the name of a town or region will almost always yields helpful results.

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