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  • Listening to: Two Steps From Hell ~ Winterspell
  • Eating: hungry :/
  • Drinking: cucumber water
Karate is a big help mentally and emotionally. And it makes me think.
So, in gym once, we were playing baseball. A girl named Bianca couldn't run to the base in time and she was like, "I have short legs." But she doesn't really have short legs. So I think that people, especially girls, shouldn't think something is wrong with them if they do something wrong or not well enough. They shouldn't give up because of that. Instead, they should just acknowledge that they made a mistake and try to do better next time.

I'm on the leadership team now in karate :) The students on the leadership team have a booklet for what they're learning. Right now it's self-esteem. In the booklet are terms like confidence, positive attitude, accountability, gratitude, generosity, humility, and forgiveness. The booklet defines forgiveness as letting go of all negative feelings against someone else. Forgiveness also means not holding the unchangeable past against your present self. It's not because the person in the wrong deserves forgiveness, but because you deserve peace.

I am still angry at the boys who sexually harassed me when I was 12-14 years old. It happened over and over again when I was in middle school and co-ed high school. If I didn't go to an all girls school now, it would probably still be happening. It started happening from the moment I was considered attractive. Though there are many girls who want to look prettier, I eventually saw my appearance as a curse rather than a gift, because it brought me more bad than good. I sometimes wished I didn't look the way I do. But, loosely related to the first paragraph, I know now that it isn't my fault. I can look the way I do and dress how I want, and if guys choose to be perverts about it, that's their problem. It has nothing to do with me.
But I'm having a hard time forgiving the boys who sexually harassed me. They would tell me outwardly or implicitly that it was my fault. They thought of me as an object. They touched me freely, as if I was their property. Some of them had bullied me before. They were jerks. It was probably part of what made me haphephobic. I'm still angry and upset about what they did despite that it's over and that none of it was my fault and it was all their choice to do. Every sexual pass that a guy makes at me now resurrects it. I want to be able to make peace with this part of my past, so I ask that my watchers pray for me, that I can forgive them, have peace in my present life, and remember that not all men will treat me this way :pray: Even if you're not religious, just please keep me in your mind, heart, and hopes :heart:

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StrongButGentle
Meredith
Artist | Hobbyist | Traditional Art
United States
I'm a dreamer and an artist just like all of you . . .
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I have been drawing since I was six years old. I didn't think much of my drawings, but my classmates were stunned by them. I drew a pair of pink Converse sneakers when I was nine years old, and my mom was so amazed she got me to sign it and made copies of it to everyone she knew. Then she consigned me to a ton of art courses in drawing, painting, and a little of ceramics at Attleboro Art Museum in Rhode Island.
Art is a natural talent and a gift. Sports have different seasons, school ends eventually, but art stays with you forever.
To me, music and art are the most beautiful and compelling forms of self-expression and catharsis. Art is the breath of life in me; it is my passion, my joy, and my sanctuary. I draw and write whenever I feel the pull - I have much more time in the summer, but despite school, workload, and stress, I draw and write in between. I also sometimes devote half a night or a whole night to staying up to draw or write.

I mostly do photography, anime art, fan art, realistic drawings, and literature. I have over 400 art pieces, I am the founder of Ran-maoFC and I update my journal entry every few days to weekly :)

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ladyjudina Featured By Owner 14 hours ago
Love by DigithalieThank you very much for the +fav Love by DigithalieClarice by KmyGraphicHave a nice week!
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StrongButGentle Featured By Owner 5 hours ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome, thank you for the :+fav:! :D
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8bitisawesome Featured By Owner 1 day ago
Thanks for faving the Latte shot. :heart:
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StrongButGentle Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome :D It was cool :aww:
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8bitisawesome Featured By Owner 1 day ago
Thanks. Just  a spontaneous shot. I didn't make the design btw, just took the pic.
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TSSOCM Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Student General Artist
Thank you for the Watch!!!

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StrongButGentle Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome, thank you for the watch!! :D
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MoodyBlue Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thx lovely Meredith! :+fav: moodyblue.deviantart.com/art/A… :rose:
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StrongButGentle Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome :D
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ladyjudina Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014

Thank You by KmyGraphic:iconbfly1plz::icondbthx1::icondbthx2::icondbthx3::iconbfly2plz:Thank You by KmyGraphic

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