Kony 2012

Hey Loves,

I am unsure whether or not you are aware of the war against children in Uganda. Joseph Kony is a self made mystic power that lives to abduct, rape, and plunder his own people. This guerrilla movement has gone unnoticed for the past 20 years and during this time, Kony has managed to enslave over 20,000 children to serve in his “Lord’s Resistance Army.”  These child soldiers who are between the ages of 10 and 12 are forced to carry out horrific acts of butchery, murder and other atrocities. Kony has managed to ignite fear throughout the northern region of his country. Sadly, families live in fear daily and thousands of orphans migrate covertly on a daily basis trying to avoid becoming his next victim. The children of Uganda who are facing death are in need and deserve a platform that until now has not been provided.

Kony 2012 is a film and campaign by Invisible Children that aims to make Joseph Kony famous, not to celebrate him, but to raise support for his arrest and set a precedent for international justice (InvisibleChildrenInc).

Can you imagine not being able to pursue higher education because you don’t have the money? Can you imagine running for your life? What about a relative or a friend living in fear for their lives; slaves in their own country? Have you ever witnessed a family member or friend murdered in front of you? Can you imagine hearing someone say that they would rather die than to live and experience anguish as a result of abandonment, diminished dreams, and ultimately no hope for a future? I encourage you to listen to Northern Uganda’s truth…

There is no way that I can separate the children of Uganda from the children we see everyday. These children face like conditions and circumstances as those in Uganda. The only difference is that in Uganda, many of us around the world are just discovering the horrific acts that are taking place; whereas, we all know the horrific circumstances that many children and their  families are experiencing here each day. The reality is, many of us choose to discuss the disgust but continue to ignore. Hmmm, I won’t continue to step on toes but I will say that the effort that is placed on spreading the word about Kony 2012 should also be put forth to spread the word about Mentoring, Volunteering, and Encouraging those we see in the United States EVERYDAY!

You’ve seen these kids. You’ve heard their cries. This war must end. Are you committed to stop Kony? Are you committed to stop the disproportionate suffering from social ills and rebuild what history has seemingly controlled and destroyed? Will you go on in fear? Will you fight this war?

These children are invisible to Washington Policymakers. We need to make them visible! In addition to spreading the word about our children in Uganda, wake up and spread the word about our children here in our country, USA.

If we take the pressure off of these injustices, if we’re not successful, the number of children living in fear and dying both mentally and physically as a result of lifestyles, circumstances, and abandoned dreams will continue to grow.

Every single person started this way (as a baby). He didn’t choose where or when he was born. But because he’s here, he matters. ~ Jason Russell, Kony 2012

Where you live shouldn’t determine whether you live.  ~ Jason Russell, Kony 2012

A bunch of littles can make a BIG difference. Jason Russell, Kony 2012

It’s not bad for the youth; it’s bad for the world if we fail. It’s not just important for Ugandan people; it’s important for everyone. ~ Luis Moreno Ocampo, Prosecutor, ICC

All Love,

Muah!

About Joí Iman

I am a Southern Belle from Birmingham, AL. I am certainly BLESSED AND FABulous! I command attention without demanding it. I have an air of confidence, finesse, style, and originality. Each day that I am Blessed to see another day, I make it priority to be a Blessing to as many people as I can. I enjoy life and make it a point to have a good laugh daily...Im usually weak. Every day is a learning experience so enjoy the moments even when they dont feel or look good! If you are wise, you will find meaning! I am a business woman. I am passionate about Youth, Black Studies and Fashion, particularly shoes! My passions are visible each day that I am Blessed to see another day! I am embracing one of the greatest points of my life and trying to love every minute of this great adventure. :-) My professional career has included me working with children. While helping children and families is dear to my heart, It is my desire to pursue my other passion, Fashion! My Plans are not always in line with God's Plan sooo I am looking forward to what is to come for Joí Iman. I just need the perfect timing and an opportunity! This site is dedicated to strong and confident individuals who have a love for Well-Being, Fashion, Beauty, and Hair in whatever form. I am interested in who my followers are and how I may be a blessing! This is OUR Journey and I am pleased to share it with you! I want you to become the BEST you can be while embracing and maintaining an air of confidence, style, and originality! I'd love to hear from you ANYTIME...Joiimanllc@gmail.com. You can also follow me on Twitter @JoiIman. All LOVE, Muah!
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