The Buddy Project: „making friendships and saving lives, one buddy at a time“

„Gabby Frost founded Buddy Project on April 8th, 2013, when she was 15 and a freshman in high school. She was motivated to create this initiative after a few of her friends told her they were going through mental illness, self-harm addiction, and suicidal thoughts and always told Gabby how her support helped them. After discovering many teens on Twitter were going through the same problems, Gabby remembered what her friends told her about how much support from a friend meant to them…Buddy Project, Inc. is a non-profit movement that aims to prevent suicide, self-harm and eating disorders by pairing people as buddies. We will primarily focus on children, teens and young adults across the globe by providing positivity, companionship, resources and education, in order to reduce the stigma of mental illness, bullying and negativity on social media. By introducing these concepts at an early age, we hope to promote empathy, compassion and awareness of mental health issues… As of February 4th, 2016, over 130,000 people have signed up to receive a buddy.“ > Website: http://www.buddy-project.org/

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„Zwischen uns wird’s immer anonymer“

Ein weiterer Song über das Ende einer Liebesbez… Nein halt – zur Abwechslung mal über das Ende einer Freundschaft!!!

Die Band „AnnenMayKantereit“ singen im Song „Wohin du gehst“ davon, wie es sich anfühlt, wenn Freund*innenschaften auseinander gehen :

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The 20 Best Quotes About Friendship

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1.” Friends are the family you choose.” – Jess C. Scott

2. “Some people go to priests, others to poetry, I to my friends.” – Virginia Woolf

4. “True friendship comes when the silence between two people is comfortable.” – David Tyson Gentry

5. “A friend is one that knows you as you are, understands where you have been, accepts what you have become, and still, gently allows you to grow.” – William Shakespeare

6. “Friendship is the only cement that will ever hold the world together.” – Woodrow T. Wilson

9. “Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down.” – Oprah Winfrey

13. “Don’t walk behind me; I may not lead. Don’t walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend.” — Albert Camus

14. “Growing apart doesn’t change the fact that for a long time we grew side by side; our roots will always be tangled. I’m glad for that.” – Ally Condie

18. “There is nothing better than a friend, unless it is a friend with chocolate.” ― Linda Grayson

19. “Friendship is the hardest thing in the world to explain. It’s not something you learn in school. But if you haven’t learned the meaning of friendship, you really haven’t learned anything.” – Muhammad Ali

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Freund*innenschaftsrituale – „How Postcards Kept a Friendship Alive“

Auf der Website „Wanderlust“ hab ich vor einiger Zeit einen sehr schönen Beitrag von Laci Mosier entdeckt, bei dem es sich eigentlich um ein Interview mit ihr und ihrer Freundin Zuzu zu einem Ritual in ihrer Freundinnenschaft handelt, mit dem sie 2012 begannen: Postcard Friday! 🙂

 

„In 2012 we started writing postcards to each other. We had just graduated college and were going through the awkward and weird growing pains of figuring out life as an adult. (Which we still are!) But at the time it seemed like this cool way of keeping up with each other.

And here we are, four years and a couple hundred postcards later, and Postcard Friday is still going strong.

What is Postcard Friday?“ > READ MORE

 

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What Women Find in Friends That They May Not Get From Love

via Melanie Bittner – Danke!

In dem Beitrag mit dem Titel „What Women Find in Friends That They May Not Get From Love“, der vor Kurzem in der New York Times erschien, schreibt am Beispiel einer ihrer eigenen Freundinnenschaften und unter Bezug auf wissenschaftliche Erkenntisse ein leidenschaftliches Plädoyer dafür, die Bedeutung, die Frauenfreundschaften im Leben von Frauen haben, stärker wahrzunehmen und anzuerkennen:

„…Female friendship has been the bedrock of women’s lives for as long as there have been women…As women live more of our adult lives unmarried, we become ourselves not necessarily in tandem with a man or within a traditional family structure, but instead alongside other women: our friends…Among the largely unacknowledged truths of contemporary female life is that women’s foundational relationships are as likely to be with one another as they are with the romantic partners who, we’re told, are supposed to complete us…“ > Read more

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„I THINK I AM IN FRIEND-LOVE WITH YOU“

Dieser Comic von Yumi Sakugawa ist ab sofort mein absoluter Lieblings-Comic und vielleicht ja auch bald deiner!!!

Das Wesen auf dem Buchtitel gesteht in diesem Comic einer* Freund*in seine Freundschafts-Liebe und beschreibt dabei ganz wunderschön, was Freundschafts-Liebe für es bedeutet – interessant für alle, die über Freundschaft(s-Liebe) nachdenken oder als Geschenk für eine Person, der ihr eure Freundschafts-Liebe gestehen wollt!

 

 

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New, super-mainstream film „How To Be Single“ is about friendship

Read the article Why Can’t Hollywood Let Women End Up Single? about the new, super-mainstream film How To Be Single by Jess Commons

„…Rebel and Dakota’s characters end up happily single and in love with each others’ friendship which, when it comes to female-led comedies isn’t all that usual…The film is about loss, just as much as it is about love. It’s about friendship, fun and realizing what’s most meaningful in life (hint: it’s not swiping right). But more importantly, it’s about learning to „let go“ of the naïve preconceptions of relationships, single life, and love…“

Source: The Debrief

 

 

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