In 2004, in her book Demons of Eden, she accused several prominent businessmen of conspiring to protect a paedophile ring, an accusation which saw her arrested and imprisoned for defamation. Two years later, a tape emerged of a conversation between businessman Kamel Nacif Borge and Mario Plutarco Marín Torres, governor of Puebla, in which they discussed having her beaten and raped for her writing.
Today her home, office and mobile phones are all tapped and she changes e-mail addresses constantly."
"Many of the greatest achievements in this world were accomplished by the tired and discouraged who kept going. Live, Love, Dream. Make it happen. Don’t give up."
Unknown (via onlinecounsellingcollege)
"I will never apologize for being me, but I will apologize for the times that I am not."
Michael Carini (via onlinecounsellingcollege)
"Perhaps the most important thing we bring to another person is the silence in us, not the sort of silence that is filled with unspoken criticism or hard withdrawal. The sort of silence that is a place of refuge, of rest, of acceptance of someone as they are. We are all hungry for this other silence. It is hard to find. In its presence we can remember something beyond the moment, a strength on which to build a life. Silence is a place of great power and healing."
Rachel Remen (via onlinecounsellingcollege)
"There has never been a propaganda effort to match the effort of advertising in the twentieth century, in the history of the world. More thought, effort, creativity, time and attention to detail has gone into the selling of the immense accumulation of commodities than any other campaign in human history to change public consciousness."
Sut Jhally, ‘Advertising & The End of the World’ (via indizombie)
"Aim to live in this world without allowing the world to live inside you, because when a boat sits on water it sails perfectly, but when water enters inside the boat, it sinks."
Imam Ali (AS)
"Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice."
Steve Jobs (via onlinecounsellingcollege)
"Many people still confuse ‘attachment’ with ‘love’. Attachments are about fear and dependency, and have more to do with love of self than love of another. Love without attachment is the purest love because it isn’t about what others can give you, because you’re empty. It’s about what you can give others—because you’re already full."
Yasmin Mogahed (via heartofabeliever)
"If you would like to live in the freedom and beauty which is the disposition of all realized ones then there is nothing that can stop you except your own unexamined conceptions."
tk (via inflorescenic)