April 3rd is the Day of Action for Sexual Assault Awareness Month. For all the victims and survivors out there, here is my story. Always remember this: you are not alone, it is not your fault, and it will never be your fault.
So two days ago I attended sparring class at the dojo. It was going pretty well, like all sparring classes do--I punched people a lot, people punched me a lot, I accidentally cracked one of the dojo mirrors and covered it up with duct tape and hoped no one noticed--when the Bad Thing happened.
day 3 - your views on drugs and alcohol. day 4 - your views on religion.
Day 3--your views on drugs and alcohol.
Hmmm. Personally, I've never taken any drugs illegally. As for alcohol--I got drunk exactly once in my entire life, and that was completely by accident. During my theatre class in London I attended a completely horrible production of Romeo and Juliet. By the time the first act ended and the intermission was called I was ready to pass out from sheer indignation. To calm myself down, I ordered a glass of lemonade from the snack counter.
Unfortunately, it turned out to be hard lemonade. Seeing as I was already half-asleep, I downed the whole glass in one gulp and didn't notice the difference in taste. Trying to get home by bus that night was fun.
So yeah. No more alcohol for me.
Day 4--your views on religion
My family is Mahayana Buddhist, but in practice I'm very much agnostic. Generally I stay out of religious debates.