Tyler Perry revealed he endured abuse and rape as a child and attempted to take his own life, only to overcome his childhood trauma to become one of the most successful filmmakers of all time.
The 50-year-old “House of Payne” star said that his alcoholic father who he found out was not his biological dad only nine years ago used to physically abuse him when he was a child. “I don’t think I ever felt safe or protected as a child,” Perry told People, adding that one time his dad beat him with a vacuum cord so badly it ripped the skin off his back. “I never felt that I was loved by him. I don’t know if he knows what love is. Never felt respected by him. Never felt like a person to him.”
Perry also said that he endured sexual abuse from family acquaintances three times before he reached the age of 10. “It was rape,” he said. “I didn’t know what was going on or the far-reaching effects of it. I just moved through it.” The actor said he bottled up his emotions afterward and in turn, there was a lot of anger in his teenage years and young adult life.
He even fell into a deep depression as a teen and attempted suicide. “If any of it had worked, my attempts to kill myself … I wouldn’t have gotten to the other side of all the horror,” he said. “I believe that to everything there’s an opposite. So for all of that pain and hell, I was going through as a child, there had to be beauty. I tell anyone who is in pain, ‘just keep going. One little step is a step.” #girlup#girlupcampaign#girluprdm#violence#rape#16days#orangetheworld#letsorangetheworld
The deeply inner personal experience of Anger, Rage, Violence is a cultural taboo. And in a greater sense, because it has been made so taboo, it is most likley why we have so much violence, war, rape and abuse.
From this diagram you can also see why it is a root cause of many physical, emotional, and mental health imbalances.
When I say taboo I mean it is only socially acceptable for us to experience it in indirect ways:
- Video Games
- Violent Movies
- Violent Porn
- Aggression in Sports
- Fighting with our partners and children behind closed doors.
- Mosh pits (the only place in my young adult life where I found my rage to be invited and welcomed in it's raw state)
We diagnose it as a problem, and treat people who do express it but don't know how to control it as having a disease that needs to be suppressed, not integrated.
Indirect also means we have layers between ourselves, the the FORCE behind the anger, as well as our deeply vulnerable experience of feeling the effect of whatever triggered it.
If we are honest, being a human alive right now means you have some kind of trauma. It's not about IF you have trauma, it's about how you are integrating it (or trying to numb it).
We ALL start out as sensitive, open, innocent beings with no reason to close off, suppress, or shut down.
When your external environment feels dangerous, often you will shut off parts of our own expression as a means to keep yourself safe.
This often results in the suppression in the raw vulnerable experience of how we feel, compartmentalizing ourselves, and as we grow and develop our egos we create all kinds of socially acceptable ego chacters which are informed by our wounding of how we need of be to be loved, accepted,etc.
And this is how we perpetuate the trauma. we reinforce it by being a product of it.
But what happens to the FORCE when we cut it off?
What most of us don't know if anger is directly connected to our life force energy. Our will power. Our sexual vitality. And our overall ability to be grounded, present, and feel safe in our bodies.
We project it on others or we implode and attack ourselves.
The force hasn't left. (Cont in comts)
08/12 #Istanbul#Turkey 🇹🇷- Police forces attacked, beat and arrested dozens of #women who had gathered in Khalkedon Square to implement the famous performance of the Chilean collective Las Tesis against #violence against women.
"I think that today there could be well over a million people at this protest. It is a reminder of what this protest movement was when it began almost six months ago - it was powerful and peaceful and that's what it is so far today." - Al Jazeera's Adrian Brown, reporting from Hong Kong.⠀
Thousands of black-clad protesters from all walks of life thronged the streets of Hong Kong on Sunday in a sign of broad support for anti-government demonstrations that have roiled the Chinese-ruled city for six months.⠀
Organisers say the mass rally is "last chance" for territory's government to meet demands as authorities appeal for calm.⠀
We just launched an episode of Start Here, with all you need to know about the continuing protests in Hong Kong. 📹 Watch the video in the link in our profile.⠀
.⠀ #HongKong#HongKongProtest#ExtradictionBill#NoExtradictionToChina#NoChinaExtradiction#antiELAB#OccupyHK#FightForHongKong#HongKongProtests#UmbrellaRevolution#UmbrellaMovement#Police#Violence ⠀⠀
| 📸 Photos: Alastair Pike, @afpphoto / Danish Siddiqui, Thomas Peter, @reuters / Dake Kang, Vincent Yu, @apnews |
From photographer Vincent Tremeau:⠀
We just arrived to Cucuta, Colombia. ⠀
Thousands of people were stuck on Bolivar Bridge, the bridge that marks the border between Colombia and Venezuela, because the border was closed. As a photojournalist, I had never witnessed a displacement of so many people, fleeing their country, fleeing the life they always had to find a better one somewhere else. ⠀
The bridge was one way to cross the border, but there was another way: the river. Depending on the height of the water, Venezuelans would cross the river, risking their lives, to get to Colombia. These paths through the bush and the river are called "trochas" in Spanish. ⠀
As we were about to go to document the crossing and meet with refugees, a local TV crew just came back from there, telling us they got beaten up by Venezuelan armed groups who were embedded with the refugees crossing. They tried to kidnap them, but only managed to get their equipment. After a long discussion with the team we decided to go, because we had to show what was happening. The Colombia forces escorted us to ensure our security. ⠀
I never saw before such a massive displacement of people, live. It felt like witnessing a tragedy happening in front of my lens. But this feeling was also enhanced by the fact that I have a special link with Venezuela. I went there as a young backpacker 12 years ago, and at that time I never thought I would document such a tragedy with the same people living in what was before a tourist place. ⠀
Because I speak Spanish, when I spoke to people directly, I felt a direct connection. We speak the same language. We like the same things. One person I met even told me he went once to my hometown on holidays! It felt like this situation could happen to me too, it could happen to anyone actually. ⠀
۲۵ نوامبر روز منع خشونت علیه زنان
خشونت خیابانی هر نوع عمل یا کلام جنسی است که بدون رضایت طرف مقابل و به اجبار در مکان های عمومی رخ می دهد و در فرد احساس عدم آرامش، ترس، تهدید، ناامنی، بی احترامی و توهین ایجاد می کند.
بیش از 80 درصد زنان در سرتاسر جهان، در طول زندگیشان حداقل یکبار با این خشونت مواجه