For my New Year’s resolution, I created 52 goals. Each goal is written on a promise card. Every Sunday I select one at random and I have one week to fulfill the goal. For this week, I selected “”I will start a physical photo album with 100 of my favorite photos..” Like a lot of folks, I have boxes of pictures up in the attic and others that I have only kept digital copies of. I wanted to make a physical photo album and use it to reflect on my life from time to time.
One of the pages in the album has pictures of me kickboxing. I started kickboxing and karate about three years ago. I like martial arts because of the health benefits of exercise, but also because I believe everyone should know some form of self defense. It is important that we have some ability to protect ourselves in case of an unfortunate violent attack. This week’s video is dedicated to the nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization, RAINN(Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network). RAINN carries out programs to prevent sexual violence, help victims and ensure that rapists are brought to justice. I encourage my supporters to check out their websites and do what you can to support their efforts.
Individually, we must make the promise to ourselves that we will report anyone who we suspect is committing acts of sexual violence. It is a terribly uncomfortable topic, but we must have find the courage to speak up.