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: (tokio hotel)
Tokio Hotel
So. Now we come to a very special day indeed. From two Gs, to two Ks.

And I give you....

The Kaulitz Twins.
Identical Twinness )

Day 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8 - 9 - 10 - 11 - 12 - 13

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Adam Lambert

Hi there!

We're doing another split post again today - the old and the new drummers!

We'll start with the new... Rick Jordan!
Mr Rick Jordan )

And the old..... Isaac fits in between these two - but he had his own pretty post


So instead, we're going to skip straight to
Longineu Parsons!

Known as mostly LP, he was Adam's first official drummer, and left part way through the Glam_Nation Tour for different pastures, but he's on good terms with Adam.
L.P )

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

No, hear me out.

I posted a selection of Isaac photos for my 100daysofpretty post a few days ago. A few hours later, my friend, who loves Isaac, gets a private message from him. He's been MIA for MONTHS or something, and he's been on a twitter break too. And yet, that day of all days, he messages my friend, and tells her she's awesome and so on.

And then today - yesterday's was Gs together, after so long of not having anything and then today - WE HAVE THAT PICTURE oh which one, the one I completely missed because I was sleeping that one this one :

And I'm just swooning. It's so wonderful.

Carry on, people.

Oh, one last thing: what would you wish for if I clearly could make these sorts of things happen?

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)
Adam Lambert

Sorry, my lovely little pretty fans.
Short one today.

I declare today the keys day!

Cam Grey, the keyboardist and backup singer for Adam's first tour....
Adam's First Tour's Keys Player )

And now, for someone a little closer to Adam again....

And Brian London, Adam's current creative director, keyboardist, and backup singer...
The Current Keys player! )

Day 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8 - 9 - 10
snowstormskies: (coffee mug)

Tokio Hotel

So. We have now reached the day of someone very special, very different, and very controversial.

I give you...

The Great Bill Kaulitz.

I know this is a lot of pictures but it's so hard to encapsulate Bill in just five or six. So many different styles, different behaviours, different presentations...

He's a true man of mystery in someways.
I don't know why I call him Great, but it fits.... )
Day 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8 - 9
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: (coffee mug)
I have a better icon for this but maybe I'll save it for the comments.

Adam Lambert

People. I now present to you what is quite likely to be the only female in this 100 days of pretty because all my pretty seems to be male
- until we get to a genderswap day, at least - and oh my word...

Her name is Ashley Dzerigian and Adam himself once described her as

"My new badass diva on the bass..."

I think you'll agree she looks pretty awesome.


She's actually reasonably new to the band - only since the Trespassing era, and since Tommy moved to lead guitar. She's played before in other bands, but I think this is her first time dealing with...ahem. Fandom. :P

More behind the cut... )

Day 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6
snowstormskies: (Pretty Tom)
Adam Lambert
Since we had Adam pics when I introduced the thing back on Day #2, we'll start with somebody different, but no less important. Ladies and germs, Tommy Joe Ratliff!

Please note, all pictures underneath here are HUGE.
Tommy Joe Ratliff in BIG STYLE )Thanks to Casey for the picture help!

Day 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 -
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.
Day 1 - 2 -
snowstormskies: (Pretty Tom)
I'm doing a hundred days of pretty :D Too often my posts are a bit depressing or ranty or not all positive, but here's your happy for the day.

Even numbered days are Adam Lambert related pretty, odd numbered days are Tokio Hotel pretty, just to keep everybody happy on my f-list :D

Tokio Hotel


I do so love me some domestic boys :D
(From left to right, Gustav, Georg, Bill, and a grumpy looking Tom :D)

Psst. If they're your photos or edits, or you know who's, then let me know, and I'll credit it.
These are 100% NOT my pictures.


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