Do You See You? is my first person testimony with respect to an abusive relationship I experienced during my twenties. It was not an easy book to write, but it was an important story for me to share. There have been tears shed almost every step of the way, but they were almost necessary to see my smile again. Sharing this project with the world is bittersweet, as I am sharing a lot of pain while also releasing it at the same time. At one point, all I knew for certain was that I would have to look at myself … Continue reading Do You See You? Book Reading
Do You See You? tells the story of a young twenty-something Arielle London looking for love and finding it in the wrong places. This autobiographical account follows Arielle as she embarks upon a new relationship and a new journey studying Human Rights abroad in London, England. Except things aren’t all as they seem to be, in fact, Arielle has a rude awakening in store. Do You See You? is now available in eBook & paperback on Amazon.com! Continue reading Do You See You?
Today is International Women’s Day 2021, an important day for recognizing women everywhere across all socially constructed divisions and arbitrarily decided upon lines. On this day it is important that we reflect on who women are and why we recognize our gender on this day. Being a woman is increasingly understood as an identity and not necessarily a gender assignment upon birth. While yes, anatomically, if you are assigned a certain body at conception by nature then you will most likely fall into the category of being female, however you may also grow to identify as a woman with time, … Continue reading Hear Me Roar: International Women’s Day 2021
Regardless of how that headline makes you feel, I am a feminist. I am a proud feminist at that, one who believes in equality between genders in all regards. It comes with the package of being a human rights advocate but also just a conscious mind. I was reflecting on someone that I know, a male who is clearly not a feminist, and how he would react to my wearing a t-shirt that solely reads the word “FEMINIST” in capitals and bold lettering. Personally, I think the shirt would get to him, but like I said when I started this … Continue reading DAY 16: I Am A Feminist
“I’m enraged with emotion, do you fear it’s insincere? I dropped a grenade on the floor, watched it explode had no fear.” – Arielle London This past week we have seen horrific stories develop in the news. Every week the news cycle presents stories of systemic failures but this week I’d like to highlight three stories. The first, reports of mass hysterectomies taking place at an ICE detention center in Georgia, USA. The second, the rape and murder of a 5-year old girl in Pakistan. The third, the rape of a mother on a highway in front of her children … Continue reading This Week’s Human Rights Report
This song is dedicated to every woman who has ever found their body as the battlefield. No one wins at war. Vocals & Lyrics: Arielle LondonInstrumental: The Fugees – Ready or Not I found this song in The Vault tonight. The lyrics were too relevant for the time not to release. At a moment in history where we are seeing a rise in domestic violence cases, this women’s rights track hit me too hard not to share. Hope it resonates, A. Continue reading NEW MUSIC: No One Wins At War
It’s been 9 years to the day. On Sunday morning of Grand Prix weekend in 2010 my ex raped me. The memories of this day are scathed in my mind and burned into my DNA. The story didn’t end that day, in fact some days I wonder when the situation will be over for good. I don’t know if you ever get over something like that, but you can move forward. The depths this man would push me to were far past the boundaries of reality. And when I lost myself it was him that I remembered. Over time different … Continue reading 9 Years To The Day