I wish every parent, child, and human being would take the 12 minutes to watch this magnificent man speak. Thank you to Waiting for the Karma Truck, Mimi, for posting this. I’m deeply moved.

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So many words stung, more words healed. Β Today, I celebrate where I have been – though I could never have articulated it as magnificently as Shane Koyczan. Β TGIF all..

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About The Persecution of Mildred Dunlap

The year 1895 was filled with memorable historical events: the Dreyfus Affair divided France; Booker T. Washington gave his Atlanta address; Richard Olney, United States Secretary of State, expanded the effects of the Monroe Doctrine in settling a boundary dispute between the United Kingdom and Venezuela; and Oscar Wilde was tried and convicted for "gross indecency" under Britian's recently passed law that made sex between males a criminal offense. When the news of Wilde's conviction went out over telegraphs worldwide, it threw a small Nevada town into chaos. This is the story of what happened when the lives of its citizens were impacted by the news of Oscar Wildes' imprisonment. It is chronicle of hatred and prejudice with all its unintended and devastating consequences, and how love and friendship bring strength and healing. Paulette Mahurin, the author, is a Nurse Practitioner who lives in Ojai, California with her husband Terry and their two dogs--- Max and Bella. She practices women's health in a rural clinic and writes in her spare time. All profits from her book are going to animal rescue, Santa Paula Animal Shelter, the first and only no-kill shelter in Ventura County, CA, where she lives. (see links below on Ventura County Star Article & Shelter) To find out more please go the The Persecution of Mildred Dunlap on facebook or Amazon or e-mail us at the gavatar addresses. Thank you. (photos: of Paulette, her family, and a reading at The Ojai Art Center, July 2012)
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16 Responses to

  1. Alison says:

    Love Shane Koyzan. Brilliant man, brilliant poet.

  2. gita4elamats says:

    So touching, thanks for the intro.! πŸ™‚

  3. Oh. My. World. Is. Better.

    Paulette thank you for this!

  4. This is absolutely riveting. What a passionate and wonderful speaker. I agree every parent and child should invest the twelve minutes to listen to this young man. Thanks for sharing.

  5. fournier0917 says:

    Thank you for sending this. I will most assuredly take the twelve minutes to watch the man.

  6. My Tropical Home says:

    I first saw this at the blog Ohm Sweet Ohm and…well I cried halfway through it. πŸ™‚

    A wonderful poet indeed.

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