Sophia Bush

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Storyteller. Activist. Technerd. Obsessed with 🐕 @treehousepups and 🏡 @sbxdesign. I play VOYD in #Incredibles2 and #Surveillance is up next @cbstv!

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I will always tell, and have always told, the truth. Even when my voice shakes.
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You asking “why now” simply reveals to me that you haven’t been paying attention. “Journalists” who distort the words of women to produce clickbait, who minimize their story by segmenting it and reducing it?  Do better.
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If you have chosen not to listen to the frank, clear conversations I’ve had on the topic over the last year, that’s on you. Your lack of attention — to me and to ALL of the women who tell their stories into the void — doesn’t mean that we haven’t been screaming all along.
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To attempt to have a field day with my life, acting like I don’t have the receipts? *You can swipe right for a selection.
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The grace with which I’ve chosen to handle this, the deep learning I’ve done in the wake of my experience (shout out to the magnificent folks at @onsiteworkshops) that I take as sacred, and a responsibility to offer other women? Do not forget that my “titanium spine,” as my sister @hilarieburton calls it, was forged in fire. I am not a woman that you will ever reduce. Not one iota. None of us are. #DoYouGetItNow #MeToo #BurnItDown #TimesUp poem: @nayyirah.waheed
If #CyntoiaBrown’s case makes your blood boil, as it does mine, then you know what to do.
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LIGHT UP THE PHONES. Do not let Governor Haslam’s office have one moment of quiet until he does his JOB.
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And then, my dear ones, we organize. Until our system criminalizes the perpetrators, rather than the victims. Until our culture listens to victims, rather than re-traumatizing them by spinning their stories into salacious, fragmented headlines. Until our clothing or our circumstances or our mere existence is no longer an excuse for a lack of consent. Until then, we organize and we fucking fight.
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#FreeCyntoiaBrown #BillHaslam #BurnItDownSis
Ladies & Gentlemen. We have a problem.
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We have a problem when a pedophile who sexually assaulted a 3 year old child & physically assaulted her mother gets 90 days of jail time.
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When a college student, caught raping an unconscious woman in an alley, gets only 6 months of jail time but serves 3. For RAPE. Not for, as his father deemed the assault he perpetrated, “20 minutes of action.” How fucking revolting. That a grown man would defend his rapist son with that sentence.
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This doesn’t even touch on the former frat president of @bayloruniversity, who was just let off for violently raping, and nearly killing, a female student. He will serve no jail time & not even be registered as a sex offender.
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Then we come to #CyntoiaBrown. A child victim of sex trafficking. She was sold — SOLD — to a 43 year old man. Sold as a sex slave. I’ll say it again. SOLD. Modern day slavery & pedophilia intersect in the grossest way in her case and, like other women in her position, she likely would have died in captivity. But Cyntoia, at just 16 yrs old, fought back. She shot the man who purchased her when he tried to rape her. We have to STOP saying “when he attempted to have sex with her.” A 43 year old man PURCHASED a human being — a 16 year old girl — & tried to RAPE her. She was not, as she was labeled in court, “a child prostitute.” There is literally no such thing. She was a minor. She was a victim of SEX TRAFFICKING. And she, in the fashion the #2A folks looooove to praise, fought back. “A good kid with a gun.” She shot her rapist in self-defense. He died. Good riddance. And she — THE VICTIM — was convicted of MURDER & sentenced to LIFE in prison. She will not be eligible for parole for 51 years.
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This is WRONG. The way we talk about victims vs criminals is WRONG. It has to stop. No more “what was she wearing,” or “why did she go to the party,” or she was “an underage sex worker.” No more she “claimed.” Start saying “she recounted.” No more “why ruin his future for 20 minutes of action,” start saying “he ruined her life.” No. Fucking. More. Stop talking about these men like poor lost boys & these women like sirens. Enough. #FreeCyntoiaBrown
Facts. 👊🏼 #MondayMantra
Just one second. I’ve just got something in my eye...
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#Repost @willsmith
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Somebody asked me the other day How did I define Love?  I didn’t have a good answer.  I thought about it a little... Here’s my first attempt.
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How do Y’all define Love?
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🎞: @westbrook @pursuethedelicious
No matter where we are, if we’re together we’re sporting. @canucks @nialauryn #SisterSister #HavePassportWillHockey
New view, who dis?
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In all seriousness, this is a moment I’ll never forget. And it feels like a great #MondayMantra moment... so in the words of Colin Powell, “A dream doesn't become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work.“
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Keep chasing those dreams, babes. When you’re tired of working, work harder. Consistency is key. Do a little every day, and before you know it, you’ll have done a whole lot.
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♥️♥️♥️
In the words of our wonderful writer @davidcwhite, “we’re hanging out, we’re working, we’re making a tv a show, and it’s really super fun.” Sums it up perfectly. #Surveillance #DayOne
These days, I’m heading to sleep more grateful than I’ve probably ever been. This is an upward trend I like very much. What a team. What a dream. Here we go 🖤 #Surveillance @20thcenturyfox @cbstv
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Pictured: Table Read, Pilot Episode. From left: Our incredible director @patriciariggen, and cast #RaphaelAcloque, @therealleech, #CatalinaSandinoMoreno, me 💁🏻‍♀️, @dennishaysbert, and @matthewmodine. #Gratitude #ILoveMyJob #DreamTeam
The words I’ve been searching for, of course found thanks to @cleowade
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#Repost @cleowade As defined by The United Nations: “Human rights are rights inherent to all human beings, regardless of race, sex, nationality, ethnicity, language, religion, or any other status. Human rights include the right to life and liberty, freedom from slavery and torture, freedom of opinion and expression, the right to work and education, and many more.  Everyone is entitled to these rights, without discrimination.” The human beings legally seeking asylum at our border are human beings. Their bones break the same way our children’s bones break. Their blood bleeds red the way ours does. Their eyes cry salty tears like ours. Every single human being deserves respect, dignity, compassion, empathy, and safety.  It is very dangerous when we live in a headspace and heart-space that does not acknowledge these divine  truths. I love you. I love them. Let us all love our neighbors.
It’s Giving Tuesday — also known as my favorite day of the year — and I’m teaming up with my friends @PayPal again. PayPal has already matched $500k in donations just today!! Now through Dec 31, they’ll continue to match 1% of donations, so make your donations count at the link in my bio #ad #GivingTuesday
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And for the folks asking where I’m focusing my efforts this year, in the wake of the #CampFire and #WoolseyFire wildfires in California, I’m donating to @vcunitedway to assist their incredible work of supporting families and first responders across the state. If you’d like to donate to them as well, please do so via the link in my bio. Much love ♥️
My own personal Where’s Waldo adventure 🌊 #NatureWorship