F-You: The Forgiveness Project is a social initiative that focuses on the question “What would it look like if you forgave either yourself or another today?” We feature speakers and stories from those who have crossed the line from victim to survivor, finding forgiveness in the process.
Violence and Compassion is the first in a series of books featuring stories and essays from youth on forgiveness. Created solely by a group of youth, this book is empowering, gritty, and honest – just like the human experience of forgiveness. All pieces in this collection are written in the hopes of making a difference.
“F-You: The Forgiveness Project is an inspiring youth-driven initiative that taps into the power of the arts and self-expression to empower youth to find the strength to overcome some of the most intractable circumstances. Here at the Michaëlle Jean Foundation, we commend the young people involved in this campaign to promote forgiveness and salute them as societal changemakers.” –Michaëlle Jean Foundation
“Violence is something almost unavoidable in society today from urban communities to our corporate world. Some violence comes with justification, and others are just heinous acts. The problem comes into play when these acts are glorified by the public or even wrongly publicized by the media, sometimes creating an antagonist versus protagonist situation. Sadly, this can potentially ruin the lives of one or both of the parties involved. On the other hand, justified violence is easily perceived by the human mind for whatever righteous reasoning behind it in some cases deeming the act okay. Great to see youth speaking about this topic.” –Joseph Crespo, The Source Magazine
Foreword by Kardinal Offishall
Introduction by Tara Muldoon
“This youth-driven project exudes strength, courage, and the ability to heal.”
–Bryan Brock, 1 Love T.O.
To purchase your copy visit: www.amazon.ca
Small, family-owned online adult DVD store www.AdultWoot.com, which offers the latest adult movies all for under $5 is being bullied and threatened by online powerhouse giant Amazon.com (NASDAQ: AMZN) claiming trademark infringement.
“Woot” (Want One Of Those) is a widely used term and acronym used by online sites as well as incorporated into everyday conversations.
Amazon.com retained lawyers from Texas to secretly take down the AdultWoot.com site in essence overnight, by serving its hosting provider only. No one within The Richard Group had sought out the owner of the site.
AdultWoot.com is a Mom and Pop start up to provide affordable adult content to those who have been dramatically affected by the recession, conceptualized as a way for Ms. May to continue to provide for her children while struggling with the economy. “I fear that without my online business and loyal customers, income will be taken away from me and my children. Adult businesses are real people too, people like you and I who need to provide for our families.”
Ms. May has contacted the team of lawyers representing Amazon.com directly, as she cannot afford to go to battle with the mega-corporation. Shockingly, she has yet to receive a response. She’d like the consumer public to understand that the two sites are completely different and do not share similar products. An online search for “cheap adult DVDs” is redirected to “Cheap Adult DVDs, Daily XXX Deals and Porn DVD” which all re-link directly to the AdultWoot.com site, giving connoisseurs of adult product the exact title they’re looking for.
An online search of “woot” does not pull up AdultWoot.com and Ms. May wonders why, with the plethora other companies who operate with the word ‘woot’ in their name, how Amazon isn’t trying to vigorously shut them down as well, especially when domain names of acronyms, whole categories of products, services and common expressions are ineligible for trademark protection.