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"If the prospect of living in a world where trying to respect the basic rights of those around you and valuing each other simply because we exist are such daunting, impossible tasks then what sort of world are we left with? And what sort of world do you want to live in?" - Wonder Woman, Diana of Themyscira

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Noor Inayat Khan, the daughter of a Sufi musician and teacher and his American wife, was born on January 1, 1914 in Moscow. Khan was raised in Paris, where she became a freelance writer of children’s stories. 

After the fall of France in 1940, Khan escaped to England.  That November, she joined the Women’s Auxiliary Air Force (WAAF). Two years later, in late 1942, the Special Operations Executive recruited her to join the SOE as a radio operator. In June 1943, Khan flew to Paris and became the first female operator to enter occupied France. In Paris, she worked for the “Prosper” resistance network under the code name “Madeleine.”  Though many members of the network were arrested, Khan was determined not to retreat to England.

Khan’s Webley M1907 6.35mm pistol, seen here, is held in the collections of the Imperial War Museums, and is typical of the type of firearm issued to SOE agents.

In October 1943, Khan was arrested by the Gestapo and imprisoned in Germany’s Pforzheim prison. Kept in solitary confinement and tortured, Khan refused to surrender any information. In September 1944, Khan was transferred to Dachau concentration camp and executed. 

In 1949, she was posthumously awarded the George Cross for her bravery.

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ianto-harkness:

wdw-girl:

ianto-harkness:

When I met Merida in Disney world this Christmas, I was a wreck. I managed to work myself up into an anxiety attack before I even got into the garden. I made it through meeting her and talking to her without crying but as I grabbed my bag to leave I burst into tears, she said “no come back” and gave me a huge hug, here she was telling me to be brave. All I could think about is how I’m not brave and that she wouldn’t even talk to me if she knew what kind of person I really was. I couldn’t say any of that so I just nodded. I came back the next day and several times after during my trip to Disney. Never, in my entire life have I met someone who had such an instant effect on my life. There had been a date in my mind for several months before I met Merida. It was the 19th of January 2014 and that was the day I planned to commit suicide. Miraculously enough, I’m still here. Thanks to Merida’s kindness and her insisting that I am brave, I’m still here. I am rather far off being brave, but I’m alive and that’s what counts.

This and countless other reasons is why Disney is so important to people who are not “children”. Its awful how many times I have heard stories of guests complaining about the about of people who visit the parks who are not there just cause they have kids to take.
 People thrive in fantasy worlds to help them escape the real life hardships. And when we come to the parks, we wanna see special experiences like this, not you and your family screaming at a Cast Member because something didn’t go your way. Every person who passes through a character line or an attraction line is important. Just because you are not under the age of 12 does not mean you don’t love and need a character any less.

I want to thank everyone who sent me kind messages and support, you all mean so much to me.

ianto-harkness:

wdw-girl:

ianto-harkness:

When I met Merida in Disney world this Christmas, I was a wreck. I managed to work myself up into an anxiety attack before I even got into the garden. I made it through meeting her and talking to her without crying but as I grabbed my bag to leave I burst into tears, she said “no come back” and gave me a huge hug, here she was telling me to be brave. All I could think about is how I’m not brave and that she wouldn’t even talk to me if she knew what kind of person I really was. I couldn’t say any of that so I just nodded. I came back the next day and several times after during my trip to Disney. Never, in my entire life have I met someone who had such an instant effect on my life. There had been a date in my mind for several months before I met Merida. It was the 19th of January 2014 and that was the day I planned to commit suicide. Miraculously enough, I’m still here. Thanks to Merida’s kindness and her insisting that I am brave, I’m still here. I am rather far off being brave, but I’m alive and that’s what counts.

This and countless other reasons is why Disney is so important to people who are not “children”. Its awful how many times I have heard stories of guests complaining about the about of people who visit the parks who are not there just cause they have kids to take.

 People thrive in fantasy worlds to help them escape the real life hardships. And when we come to the parks, we wanna see special experiences like this, not you and your family screaming at a Cast Member because something didn’t go your way. Every person who passes through a character line or an attraction line is important. Just because you are not under the age of 12 does not mean you don’t love and need a character any less.

I want to thank everyone who sent me kind messages and support, you all mean so much to me.

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Anonymous asked: One of the saddest and most hil- NO BITCH, the sad thing here is the fact that you're a stripper. If you want respect, maybe you should've graduated high school. 😂😂 when did stripping become a legitimate career?

rats-in-the-walls:

deadinmagazines:

stripperina:

Awww, you tried so hard, but unfortunately I can’t hear you over the sound of my debt-free college degree and massive disposable income.

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