One voice

Jul. 17th, 2013 10:10 pm
snowstormskies: (Pretty Tom)

“I know nothing in the world that has as much power as a word. Sometimes I write one, and I look at it, until it begins to shine.”

Emily Dickinson

This is a video of Malala Yousafzai from Pakistan. She was shot by the Taliban for the 'crime' of promoting education and women's rights in her home region of the Swat District, an area controlled by the Taliban.

She survived, and has now become an ambassador and public speaker for the right for education, and women's activism, as well as being awarded a host of peace prizes and activist allocades.

Her speech to the UN conference a few days ago is long, but every word is worth listening to. It's beautiful to hear her speak about her dream for the world, and how education transforms lives, and will change the way people behave. Her bravery to get up, and continue her activism, even though the Tabilan has recently issued continued calls for her and her father's deaths because they promote equality, education, and change is immense.

She previously blogged about education, and life in the Swat District from within an area of significant political unrest under a psuedonym, and spoke abotu education in public from as early as 2008. She would handwrite letters, and pass them along to a BBC reporter, even after a classmate had turned down the same assignment out of fear for her own safety, and continued to write her diary and record documentaries despite vast amounts of civil and political unrest, even when her school shut down, and she was removed to the country for her own personal safety.

On the 9th of October 2012, she was shot by the Taliban while returning from taking an exam with friends. Because they were afraid of her words. Her activisim. Her drive to ask for more, for better. Because they didn't understand her goal, only feared it.

And now, after surgery after surgery, and being airlifted around the world, from Pakistan to Dubai to England, she has continued her call for education around the world, and for women's rights and equality to be recognised and accepted.

Here's just a small extract from her speech on the 12th of July 2013, at the UN conference.

"Dear sisters and brothers, we realize the importance of light when we see darkness. We realize the importance of our voice when we are silenced. In the same way, when we were in Swat, the north of Pakistan, we realized the importance of pens and books when we saw the guns. The wise saying, "The pen is mightier than the sword." It is true. The extremists are afraid of books and pens. The power of education frightens them. They are afraid of women. The power of the voice of women frightens them."

There is a transcript of her speech here , the video link here, and her wikipedia page discussed her previous history in much greater depth

I felt like after yesterday's opinion on words being harmful, we needed something much more powerful in a good way. This is how to use your words to change the world.
snowstormskies: (Pretty Tom)

Tokio Hotel

Time for epic-ness today, because I feel like it.

I give you:

The Lovely Men of Tokio Hotel!

We'll begin with the oldest, Georg.
big bass )cross between the two )

pounding the drums )Fingering the guitar (well. he tries.) )

kiss her lips (downstairs) )*twitches* )

Day 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8 - 9 - 10 - 11 - 12 - 13 - 14 - 15 - 16 - 17
snowstormskies: (Pretty Tom)

Tokio Hotel

Time for some funny today, because I think I need it.

The boys who cannot sit on a couch properly.


During the Humanoid photoshoot - Tom's doing some weird awkward slumping thing, Bill is leaning, Georg is being sophisticated, and Gustav doesn't get a chair. Oh, the woes of Gustav.
and so it goes on )

Day 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8 - 9 - 10 - 11 - 12 - 13 - 14 - 15
snowstormskies: (Pretty Tom)
Tokio Hotel

So. Since we've gone through all the band, let's start putting them together!

No shipping here yet - just pretty people together :D

And without further ado -

Georg and Gustav!

And here, we start with two very strong, very handsome men - and their fashion sense too!

Beautiful Men )

Thanks to gs_daily for both the wonderful pictures, and the constant Gs love that the mods - [ profile] kseenaa and [ profile] rule_number_7 - provide for us.

Thanks also to [ profile] kseenaa for getting me into them in the first place!
Day 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8 - 9 - 10 - 11
snowstormskies: (Pretty Tom)
Tokio Hotel

Here we go. What I've been looking forward to for a while :D



Young Dreads Tom with a Guitar Pick

This kid. He is... just... yeah. Look below for more pretty.
Pretty Tom. So Much Pretty. )

Day 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7

Well, that was basically a bundle of porn :D
snowstormskies: (georg)

Tokio Hotel

So hallo again. Another day, another pretty face.

You had one G, and today, I decided you needed another one. I give you the band drummer, and resident awesome...


He has such strong arms and shoulders, even at that young age. *sighs happily*

And off we go into the wonderful world of Gustav!

Once more behind the cut )

Day 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5
snowstormskies: (Georg in Hat)

Tokio Hotel

Today, I decided since you've already been introduced to all the boys, to do a little picspam of my favourite pics of each of the members, in on each Tokio Hotel day for the next few goes.
We'll start with the oldest:


Devilish Georg and his Bass from lonelinesshurts tumblr
I think these two capture him very well. I'm not sure of the precise dates, but that one up there is the very early beginnings of Tokio Hotel...

Georg and his Bass Humanoid - From Tokioholic

And this one is from the Humanoid City Tour which was their most recent.
More Pics of Georg under here!  )

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snowstormskies: (Pretty Tom)
Hi again!

Today's an Adam day, and I thought I would start with the man himself. Ladies and gentlement, I give you...

Adam Lambert

And one more to show him off at his best...  )

These are both the same man, which is something I find rather... touching, I suppose. Two very different sides to  him.
A very beautifully handsome man.
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