9:20 am - Tue, Apr 8, 2014
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"[Some] men pay a whore.. for comfort and tenderness. A hole to fill and a shoulder to cry on. Very typical is the case of the murderer of John Lennon. That man, Mark Chapman, ordered a call-girl the night before he shot Lennon. Later, she told the police he had asked her to be completely silent during the deed, ‘like you sleep.’ And ‘sleep’ of course stands for ‘dead.’ That’s why I chose the call-girl disguise for the picture of Happiness is a Warm Gun.” -Tori Amos

"[Some] men pay a whore.. for comfort and tenderness. A hole to fill and a shoulder to cry on. Very typical is the case of the murderer of John Lennon. That man, Mark Chapman, ordered a call-girl the night before he shot Lennon. Later, she told the police he had asked her to be completely silent during the deed, ‘like you sleep.’ And ‘sleep’ of course stands for ‘dead.’ That’s why I chose the call-girl disguise for the picture of Happiness is a Warm Gun.” -Tori Amos

5:44 pm - Thu, Apr 3, 2014
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"[After the third miscarriage] those were my darkest days. There’s just a grieving process that you have to go through. It’s a tough journey because it’s so intangible. It’s all very thief-in-the-night. No one really knows what to say. You go into the emergency room, you think you’re going to be a mum and you walk out empty. It’s all neat and tidy, there’s this potential being in your life and you’re empty - all cleaned up and put back together, but completely shattered.” -Tori Amos

"[After the third miscarriage] those were my darkest days. There’s just a grieving process that you have to go through. It’s a tough journey because it’s so intangible. It’s all very thief-in-the-night. No one really knows what to say. You go into the emergency room, you think you’re going to be a mum and you walk out empty. It’s all neat and tidy, there’s this potential being in your life and you’re empty - all cleaned up and put back together, but completely shattered.” -Tori Amos

12:11 pm - Mon, Mar 24, 2014
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RAINN Advocate and EWF Mick Foley is hosting an incredible raffle, each ticket is $2 and the prizes are to die for, including cash money, two trips, breakfast with Mick himself and SO MUCH MORE!!! 
**TODAY (Mar 24) IS THE LAST DAY to buy tickets so make sure you get yours now!!**
Order tickets and get more info here: 
http://rainn.org/raffle

RAINN Advocate and EWF Mick Foley is hosting an incredible raffle, each ticket is $2 and the prizes are to die for, including cash money, two trips, breakfast with Mick himself and SO MUCH MORE!!! 

**TODAY (Mar 24) IS THE LAST DAY to buy tickets so make sure you get yours now!!**

Order tickets and get more info here: 

http://rainn.org/raffle

12:27 pm - Sun, Mar 23, 2014
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RAINN Advocate and WWE legend MICK FOLEY is hosting an INCREDIBLE PRIZE PACK raffle!! Each ticket is ONLY $2 with 100% of proceeds benefitting our favorite charity, RAINN!!!
✮TOMORROW IS THE LAST DAY TO ENTER
✮CLICK HERE TO ENTER: http://www.rainn.org/raffle
THE GRAND PRIZE includes:
~An exclusive meal hosted by WWE Diva Brie Bella and other surprise Divas.
~Round-trip airfare from anywhere in the world for two.
~Round-trip limo transportation between Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport and the hotel.
~Four nights lodging at New Orleans hotel within a mile of the Superdome arriving Friday, April 4th, 2014 and leaving Tuesday, April 8, 2014 (single room, double occupancy).
~Winner and a guest will receive an exclusive breakfast with hardcore legend MICK FOLEY
~$1,000 in spending money
~Two great seats to WrestleMania, Monday Night Raw, the WWE Hall of Fame Induction, any session of WrestleMania Axxess and “Hardcore Legend: An Evening with MICK FOLEY.”
~Winner and guest will receive VIP packages from Ring of Honor, Dragon’s Gate and WrestleCon.
~Winner will receive 2 VIP tickets to Ringside: An Evening With Jim Ross
~Winner will receive a signed Velvet Sky poster (with a personal hug from Velvet)!
~Winner will receive a DDP Yoga workout with Diamond Dallas Page himself
~Winner will receive an original 20x32 Rob Schamberger piece of art featuring the wrestler of his/her choice!
~Walt Disney World, Orlando Trip (following WrestleMania):
~Winner and guest will receive economy-class airfare from New Orleans, LA to Orlando, FL on Tuesday, April 8th; and from Orlando, FL back home on Saturday, April 12th (or whatever day you choose).
~Winner and guest will receive round-trip transportation from Orlando International Airport to Kidani Village on Disney’s Magical Express transportation service. Once you’re in Walt Disney World, their amazing bus system can take you ANYWHERE inside Walt Disney World.
~Winner and guests will receive four nights (checking in Tuesday, April 8th, checking out Saturday, April 12th) lodging in an amazing 1 bedroom villa at Kidani Vollage at Animal Kingdom Lodge. This is not just a hotel room; it’s a VILLA, with 1 bedroom, and a separate living room and kitchen!
~Winner will receive a 4-Day Park Hopper Pass for two, enabling you and your guest to come and go as you please to any Disney park you like, for the full length of your stay.
~Winner and guest will meet Disney expert, WWE Superstar alumni Scotty 2 Hotty on a day/location that works for you. Let him show you the ins and outs of Walt Disney World as only a nerd/Superstar of his magnitude can!
ENTRY DEADLINE: 9:00 PM ET on Monday, March 24, 2014
ENTER TO WIN: http://www.rainn.org/raffle

RAINN Advocate and WWE legend MICK FOLEY is hosting an INCREDIBLE PRIZE PACK raffle!! Each ticket is ONLY $2 with 100% of proceeds benefitting our favorite charity, RAINN!!!

✮TOMORROW IS THE LAST DAY TO ENTER

✮CLICK HERE TO ENTER: http://www.rainn.org/raffle

THE GRAND PRIZE includes:

~An exclusive meal hosted by WWE Diva Brie Bella and other surprise Divas.

~Round-trip airfare from anywhere in the world for two.

~Round-trip limo transportation between Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport and the hotel.

~Four nights lodging at New Orleans hotel within a mile of the Superdome arriving Friday, April 4th, 2014 and leaving Tuesday, April 8, 2014 (single room, double occupancy).

~Winner and a guest will receive an exclusive breakfast with hardcore legend MICK FOLEY

~$1,000 in spending money

~Two great seats to WrestleMania, Monday Night Raw, the WWE Hall of Fame Induction, any session of WrestleMania Axxess and “Hardcore Legend: An Evening with MICK FOLEY.”

~Winner and guest will receive VIP packages from Ring of Honor, Dragon’s Gate and WrestleCon.

~Winner will receive 2 VIP tickets to Ringside: An Evening With Jim Ross

~Winner will receive a signed Velvet Sky poster (with a personal hug from Velvet)!

~Winner will receive a DDP Yoga workout with Diamond Dallas Page himself

~Winner will receive an original 20x32 Rob Schamberger piece of art featuring the wrestler of his/her choice!

~Walt Disney World, Orlando Trip (following WrestleMania):

~Winner and guest will receive economy-class airfare from New Orleans, LA to Orlando, FL on Tuesday, April 8th; and from Orlando, FL back home on Saturday, April 12th (or whatever day you choose).

~Winner and guest will receive round-trip transportation from Orlando International Airport to Kidani Village on Disney’s Magical Express transportation service. Once you’re in Walt Disney World, their amazing bus system can take you ANYWHERE inside Walt Disney World.

~Winner and guests will receive four nights (checking in Tuesday, April 8th, checking out Saturday, April 12th) lodging in an amazing 1 bedroom villa at Kidani Vollage at Animal Kingdom Lodge. This is not just a hotel room; it’s a VILLA, with 1 bedroom, and a separate living room and kitchen!

~Winner will receive a 4-Day Park Hopper Pass for two, enabling you and your guest to come and go as you please to any Disney park you like, for the full length of your stay.

~Winner and guest will meet Disney expert, WWE Superstar alumni Scotty 2 Hotty on a day/location that works for you. Let him show you the ins and outs of Walt Disney World as only a nerd/Superstar of his magnitude can!

ENTRY DEADLINE: 9:00 PM ET on Monday, March 24, 2014

ENTER TO WIN: http://www.rainn.org/raffle

7:40 pm - Wed, Mar 12, 2014
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"I was 26 years old, today I’m 41. If that bowling ball was still present, it would be a little pathetic because it would mean that I haven’t grown throughout my music…The bowling ball comes back sometimes, but I know now how to transmute it.”
-Tori Amos, on the bowling ball in her stomach from ‘Crucify’

"I was 26 years old, today I’m 41. If that bowling ball was still present, it would be a little pathetic because it would mean that I haven’t grown throughout my music…The bowling ball comes back sometimes, but I know now how to transmute it.”

-Tori Amos, on the bowling ball in her stomach from ‘Crucify’

3:17 pm - Tue, Mar 11, 2014
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“When you’re dealing with men with real power they only want you if you’re willing. It’s about the dance between the male and female.
“Real power is about exchange, not subordination. For some people a powerful man is a bully. He’s powerful because he scares people. And I would say that’s not a powerful man—that’s an intimidating man, a man who uses intimidation tactics.
"A powerful man is a man that knows who he is and doesn’t need to manipulate people to get what he wants.”
-Tori Amos

“When you’re dealing with men with real power they only want you if you’re willing. It’s about the dance between the male and female.

Real power is about exchange, not subordination. For some people a powerful man is a bully. He’s powerful because he scares people. And I would say that’s not a powerful man—that’s an intimidating man, a man who uses intimidation tactics.

"A powerful man is a man that knows who he is and doesn’t need to manipulate people to get what he wants.”

-Tori Amos

10:23 pm - Sun, Mar 9, 2014
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“[While writing ‘Hey, Jupiter’] I was at my lowest. I was at a hotel in Phoenix, and I realized that for once there wasn’t a man I could turn to.”
-Tori Amos

“[While writing ‘Hey, Jupiter’] I was at my lowest. I was at a hotel in Phoenix, and I realized that for once there wasn’t a man I could turn to.”

-Tori Amos

8:58 pm - Sat, Mar 8, 2014
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remidelino:

“So you can make me cum - that doesn’t make you Jesus,” is the strongest feminist and anti-patriarchal statement ever uttered by a woman in all of Christendom. And for that, I wish a very happy International Women’s Day to QUEEN Tori Amos ♥

remidelino:

So you can make me cum - that doesn’t make you Jesus,” is the strongest feminist and anti-patriarchal statement ever uttered by a woman in all of Christendom. And for that, I wish a very happy International Women’s Day to QUEEN Tori Amos ♥

2:55 pm
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"On bad days I talk to Death constantly, not about suicide because honestly that’s not dramatic enough. Most of us love the stage and suicide is definitely your last performance and being addicted to the stage, suicide was never an option - plus people get to look you over and stare at your fatty bits and you can’t cross your legs to give that flattering thigh angle and that’s depressing.
"So we talk. She says things no one else seems to come up with, like let’s have a hotdog and then it’s like nothing’s impossible. She told me once there is a part of her in everyone, though Neil believes I’m more Delirium than Tori, and Death taught me to accept that, you know, wear your butterflies with pride. And when I do accept that, I know Death is somewhere inside of me.
"She was the kind of girl all the girls wanted to be, I believe, because of her acceptance of “what is.” She keeps reminding me there is change in the ‘what is,’ but change cannot be made till you accept the ‘what is.’”
-Tori Amos

"On bad days I talk to Death constantly, not about suicide because honestly that’s not dramatic enough. Most of us love the stage and suicide is definitely your last performance and being addicted to the stage, suicide was never an option - plus people get to look you over and stare at your fatty bits and you can’t cross your legs to give that flattering thigh angle and that’s depressing.

"So we talk. She says things no one else seems to come up with, like let’s have a hotdog and then it’s like nothing’s impossible. She told me once there is a part of her in everyone, though Neil believes I’m more Delirium than Tori, and Death taught me to accept that, you know, wear your butterflies with pride. And when I do accept that, I know Death is somewhere inside of me.

"She was the kind of girl all the girls wanted to be, I believe, because of her acceptance of “what is.” She keeps reminding me there is change in the ‘what is,’ but change cannot be made till you accept the ‘what is.’”

-Tori Amos

3:22 pm - Fri, Mar 7, 2014
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"You know when people smile too much? It’s painful. I find it really painful. Happy is not very reliable. I’m trying to live like, um, with a fierce calm.” -Tori Amos
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LQTSWJ0auf8

"You know when people smile too much? It’s painful. I find it really painful. Happy is not very reliable. I’m trying to live like, um, with a fierce calm.” -Tori Amos

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LQTSWJ0auf8

2:17 pm - Fri, Feb 14, 2014
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Happy Valentine’s Day everyone <3 
"This guy I liked asked me out on a date, but I was so nervous that I hadn’t eaten all day. After he asked me out I had some peanut butter on toast, went onstage, and near the end of the show I couldn’t breath. I still blame the peanut butter. I came off stage, still couldn’t breathe, passed out, and then the ambulance arrived. I was taken to the emergency room, given some kind of shot, and now I’m married to that guy.” -Tori Amos 

Happy Valentine’s Day everyone <3 

"This guy I liked asked me out on a date, but I was so nervous that I hadn’t eaten all day. After he asked me out I had some peanut butter on toast, went onstage, and near the end of the show I couldn’t breath. I still blame the peanut butter. I came off stage, still couldn’t breathe, passed out, and then the ambulance arrived. I was taken to the emergency room, given some kind of shot, and now I’m married to that guy.” -Tori Amos 

12:07 pm - Fri, Feb 7, 2014
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"Somebody will come backstage and go, &#8216;You saved me.&#8217; And I will have to say, &#8216;Stop right there. You saved yourself.&#8217;&#8221; -Tori Amos

"Somebody will come backstage and go, ‘You saved me.’ And I will have to say, ‘Stop right there. You saved yourself.’” -Tori Amos

12:06 pm
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afterthepink:

Self care is so important and essential to healing, it’s easy to give our energy and our time away which can leave us feeling exhausted and worn out, try to make time each day for personal reflection:
“The most important tool that I can give you, is to spend 15 minutes alone everyday. The bathroom is a really good place because people don’t want to go in there and disturb you just in case you’re doing something really gross. So, in your bathroom, you know, whatever, close the door and take that time to be real with yourself. I mean really real. I mean so real that there’s no censorship.” -Tori Amos, 1995.
“If you don’t give to yourself, but you are giving to everybody else, that you turn around, and you recognize but ‘I have nobody to give to anymore, and I haven’t nurtured myself while I’ve been nurturing everybody else.’” -Tori Amos, 2009.
What do you do for self-care?

afterthepink:

Self care is so important and essential to healing, it’s easy to give our energy and our time away which can leave us feeling exhausted and worn out, try to make time each day for personal reflection:

The most important tool that I can give you, is to spend 15 minutes alone everyday. The bathroom is a really good place because people don’t want to go in there and disturb you just in case you’re doing something really gross. So, in your bathroom, you know, whatever, close the door and take that time to be real with yourself. I mean really real. I mean so real that there’s no censorship.” -Tori Amos, 1995.

If you don’t give to yourself, but you are giving to everybody else, that you turn around, and you recognize but ‘I have nobody to give to anymore, and I haven’t nurtured myself while I’ve been nurturing everybody else.’” -Tori Amos, 2009.

What do you do for self-care?

11:12 am - Thu, Jan 30, 2014
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andagun:

Me and a Gun, a Journey of Reclamation.

A Performance Art Piece by: Natasha Lee
Music Written by: Tori Amos

**TRIGGER WARNING: survivors of sexual violence may find this video painful, please gather your strength ♥ **

This performance art piece was created by artist Natasha Lee in order to personally confront, heal and reclaim herself after being a survivor of childhood sexual violence; and to also bring understanding and awareness to the horror, anger and frustration that survivors of sexual violence can feel in the delicate stages of their healing. 

I would like to dedicate this piece to RAINN — the Rape, Abuse, Incest National Network, an organization that has helped countless survivors get off the road of victimhood and onto the path to healing and thriving after trauma. Healing IS possible, one day at a time."

-Natasha Lee

IF YOU NEED HELP, call RAINN: 1.800.656.HOPE 
or log on to the RAINN Online Hotline:https://ohl.rainn.org/online/

Please DONATE TO RAINN TODAY to help survivors of sexual violence break their silence.

11:10 am
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afterthepink:

Inspired by the Artists Inspiring Artists philosophy of our event, 20YATP Organizing Director Natasha Lee has created a Performance Art Piece for RAINN, including a video performance in which she sings Tori Amos’ survivor anthem ‘Me and a Gun.’ 
**TRIGGER WARNING** this art piece may be triggering for some.
Click here to WATCH NOW.
Check out Natasha’s ENTIRE Art Piece Here: Me and a Gun, a Reclamation! 

A performance art piece of &#8216;Me and a Gun&#8217; for RAINN. &lt;3

afterthepink:

Inspired by the Artists Inspiring Artists philosophy of our event, 20YATP Organizing Director Natasha Lee has created a Performance Art Piece for RAINN, including a video performance in which she sings Tori Amos’ survivor anthem ‘Me and a Gun.’ 

**TRIGGER WARNING** this art piece may be triggering for some.

Click here to WATCH NOW.

Check out Natasha’s ENTIRE Art Piece Here: Me and a Gun, a Reclamation

A performance art piece of ‘Me and a Gun’ for RAINN. <3

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