Prayers for Andrea Constand 2018

Candle 1#: "I wanted him [Bill Cosby] to stop. In my head, I was trying to get my hands to move and my legs to move, but I was frozen. I wasn’t able to fight him away." -- Andrea Constand. Year of alleged drugging and sexual assault: 2004. Age at the time: 31. Womanifesting into #art and prayer the idea of my survivor-sister-from-another-mister, #CarolineHeldman, who led our victorious #EndRapeSOL campaign. Caroline said that we should light a candle in the darkness for each of the more than 62 known #BillCosby accusers of which I am one. Last year, Caroline sponsored my two trips to the #CosbyCriminalTrial. (I went back home to L.A., temporarily, in the middle of the trial for my son’s birthday). Towards the end of the trial, when orchestrated #Cosby shills, fans and rape apologists verbally attacked me on the courthouse steps, Caroline literally held my back. (See photo in this post.) This first candle marks the beginning of an #artinstallation daily intercession, of which I invite you to join me in prayer. It is for the victim in the #CosbyTrial, #AndreaConstand, whom I consider to be the Joan of Arc in the #WarOnRape. The image I carved, with an x-acto knife, on the white paper bag is a gladiolus flower. In the Spring of 2015, I publicly disclosed that I survived being drugged, raped and threatened by Bill Cosby in the early 1990s. On May 2, 2015, at a press conference protesting Cosby’s live performance in Cobb County Georgia, I carried with me pink gladiolus flowers (see photo in this post), which are a symbol of peaceful resistance in my birth island of #Cuba. Inspired, Andrea Constand subsequently tattooed pink gladiolus flowers on her left arm. Two years later, in the spring of 2017, as a gesture of solidarity with Andrea, I carried pink gladiolus flowers into the courthouse of the Cosby criminal trial (see photo in this post). Andrea, you are loved, appreciated and lifted in prayer. Thank you for your pioneering courage. You are the catalyst of the #metoo movement. You are the wind beneath our wings, the quiet springboard of broken silence. You are the diaphragm for the multitude of survivor voices shifting rape culture towards believing women. Thank you for serving as a role model of spirituality and righteousness, of strength, resilience, fearlessness, empathy and compassion. God bless you as you journey through these next 60 days leading up to the #Cosbyretrial. I am with you, in solidarity, in #ChristJesus with all the Saints, Angels, #Orishas and the souls of the Ancestors. God’s will be done. Join us every night at 7pm outside of the courthouse at the #CosbyRetrial for a 63 second candlelight vigil, in prayer for all rape survivors and for the victim in the #CosbyTrial, #AndreaConstand, who was drugged and sexually assaulted by #BillCosby in 2004. The trial is scheduled to begin on April 2nd, 2018 at the Montgomery County Courthouse, 493 Swede St, Norristown, PA 19401. #metoo #timesup# believewomen #fearnot #silentnomore #cosbyaccusers #standwithdre #standintruth #truthtopower #justiceforsurvivors #convictcosby #consentis #artivism #activism #feminism #feminist #victory #loveprevails #eranow

1st  Candle: “I wanted him [Bill Cosby] to stop. In my head, I was trying to get my hands to move and my legs to move, but I was frozen. I wasn’t able to fight him away.” — Andrea Constand. Year of alleged drugging and sexual assault: 2004. Age at the time: 31.
Womanifesting into #art and prayer the idea of my survivor-sister-from-another-mister, #CarolineHeldman, who led our victorious #EndRapeSOL campaign. Caroline said that we should light a candle in the darkness for each of the more than 62 known #BillCosby accusers of which I am one.
Last year, Caroline sponsored my two trips to the #CosbyCriminalTrial. (I went back home to L.A., temporarily, in the middle of the trial for my son’s birthday). Towards the end of the trial, when orchestrated #Cosby shills, fans and rape apologists verbally attacked me on the courthouse steps, Caroline literally held my back. (See photo in this post.)
This first candle marks the beginning of an #artinstallation daily intercession, of which I invite you to join me in prayer. It is for the victim in the #CosbyTrial, #AndreaConstand, whom I consider to be the Joan of Arc in the #WarOnRape. The image I carved, with an x-acto knife, on the white paper bag is a gladiolus flower.
In the Spring of 2015, I publicly disclosed that I survived being drugged, raped and threatened by Bill Cosby in the early 1990s. On May 2, 2015, at a press conference protesting Cosby’s live performance in Cobb County Georgia, I carried with me pink gladiolus flowers (see photo in this post), which are a symbol of peaceful resistance in my birth island of #Cuba. Inspired, Andrea Constand subsequently tattooed pink gladiolus flowers on her left arm. Two years later, in the spring of 2017, as a gesture of solidarity with Andrea, I carried pink gladiolus flowers into the courthouse of the Cosby criminal trial (see photo in this post).
Andrea, you are loved, appreciated and lifted in prayer. Thank you for your pioneering courage. You are the catalyst of the #metoo movement. You are the wind beneath our wings, the quiet springboard of broken silence. You are the diaphragm for the multitude of survivor voices shifting rape culture towards believing women. Thank you for serving as a role model of spirituality and righteousness, of strength, resilience, fearlessness, empathy and compassion.
God bless you as you journey through these next 60 days leading up to the #Cosbyretrial. I am with you, in solidarity, in #ChristJesus with all the Saints, Angels, #Orishas and the souls of the Ancestors. God’s will be done.
Join us every night at 7pm outside of the courthouse at the #CosbyRetrial for a 63 second candlelight vigil, in prayer for all rape survivors and for the victim in the #CosbyTrial, #AndreaConstand, who was drugged and sexually assaulted by #BillCosby in 2004. The trial is scheduled to begin on April 2nd, 2018 at the Montgomery County Courthouse, 493 Swede St, Norristown, PA 19401.
#metoo #timesup# believewomen #fearnot #silentnomore #cosbyaccusers #standwithdre #standintruth #truthtopower #justiceforsurvivors #convictcosby #consentis #artivism #activism #feminism #feminist #victory #loveprevails #artismyreligion #eranow – Posted 2/2/2018

Join us every night at 7pm outside of the courthouse at the #CosbyRetrial for a 63 second candlelight vigil, in silent prayer for all rape survivors and for the victim in the #CosbyTrial, #AndreaConstand, who was drugged and sexually assaulted by #BillCosby in 2004. The retrial is scheduled to begin on April 2nd, 2018 at the Montgomery County Courthouse, 493 Swede St, Norristown, PA 19401. Swipe left for a photo of Andrea Constand and me in March, 2016 in Los Angeles. Please share this post widely. There is power in prayer, especially when many are gathered together in the presence of the Holy Spirit. #metoo #timesup #believewomen #fearnot #silentnomore #cosbyaccusers #standwithdre #standintruth #truthtopower #justiceforsurvivors #convictcosby #consentis #artivism #activism #feminism #feminist #victory #loveprevails #GodsWillBeDone #eranow

Join us every night at 7pm outside of the courthouse at the #CosbyRetrial for a 63 second candlelight vigil, in silent prayer for all rape survivors and for the victim in the #CosbyTrial, #AndreaConstand, who was drugged and sexually assaulted by #BillCosby in 2004. The retrial is scheduled to begin on April 2nd, 2018 at the Montgomery County Courthouse, 493 Swede St, Norristown, PA 19401.
Swipe left for a photo of Andrea Constand and me in March, 2016 in Los Angeles.
Please share this post widely. There is power in prayer, especially when many are gathered together in the presence of the Holy Spirit.
#metoo #timesup #believewomen #fearnot #silentnomore #cosbyaccusers #standwithdre #standintruth #truthtopower #justiceforsurvivors #convictcosby #consentis #artivism #activism #feminism #feminist #victory #loveprevails #artismyreligion #GodsWillBeDone #eranow – Posted 2/3/2018

2nd Candle: “He gave me a second drink. I took a sip of the drink and I blacked out completely. When I came to, I was naked in bed with Bill Cosby and I was staring at his pubic hair and he was attempting to force me into oral sex.” — Kristina Ruehli. Year of alleged assault: 1965. Age at the time: 22-years-old. Praying for Kristina Ruehli, Andrea Constand, the more than 62 known Cosby Accusers and all sexual assault survivors. God bless us all during these next 59 days leading up to the Cosby Retrial and forever in solidarity, in #ChristJesus with all the Saints, Angels, #Orishas and the souls of the Ancestors. #GodsWillBeDone #GloryHallelujahAmen Join us every night at 7pm outside of the courthouse at the #CosbyRetrial for a 63 second candlelight vigil, in prayer for all rape survivors and for the victim in the #CosbyTrial, #AndreaConstand, who was drugged and sexually assaulted by #BillCosby in 2004. The trial is scheduled to begin on April 2nd, 2018 at the Montgomery County Courthouse, 493 Swede St, Norristown, PA 19401. #meetoo #timesup #believewomen #fearnot #silentnomore #cosbyaccusers #standwithdre #standintruth #truthtopower #justiceforsurvivors #convictcosby #consentis #artivism #activism #feminism #feminist #victory #artismyreligion #eranow

2nd Candle: “He gave me a second drink. I took a sip of the drink and I blacked out completely. When I came to, I was naked in bed with Bill Cosby and I was staring at his pubic hair and he was attempting to force me into oral sex.” — Kristina Ruehli. Year of alleged assault: 1965. Age at the time: 22-years-old.
Praying for Kristina Ruehli, Andrea Constand, the more than 62 known Cosby Accusers and all sexual assault survivors. God bless us all during these next 59 days leading up to the Cosby Retrial and forever in solidarity, in #ChristJesus with all the Saints, Angels, #Orishas and the souls of the Ancestors. #GodsWillBeDone #GloryHallelujahAmen
Join us every night at 7pm outside of the courthouse at the #CosbyRetrial for a 63 second candlelight vigil, in prayer for all rape survivors and for the victim in the #CosbyTrial, #AndreaConstand, who was drugged and sexually assaulted by #BillCosby in 2004. The trial is scheduled to begin on April 2nd, 2018 at the Montgomery County Courthouse, 493 Swede St, Norristown, PA 19401.
#meetoo #timesup #believewomen #fearnot #silentnomore #cosbyaccusers #standwithdre #standintruth #truthtopower #justiceforsurvivors #convictcosby #consentis #artivism #activism #feminism #feminist #victory #artismyreligion #eranow – Posted 2/3/2018

3rd Candle: “I was drugged and raped by Bill Cosby in 1965.” — Sunni Welles. Age at the time of alleged drugging and rape: 17-years-old. Praying for Sunni Welles, Andrea Constand, the more than 62 known Cosby Accusers and all sexual assault survivors. God bless us all during these next 58 days leading up to the Cosby Retrial and forever in solidarity, in #ChristJesus with all the Saints, Angels, #Orishas and the souls of the Ancestors. #GodsWillBeDone #GloryHallelujahAmen. Join us every night at 7pm outside of the courthouse at the #CosbyRetrial for a 63 second candlelight vigil, in prayer for all rape survivors and for the victim in the #CosbyTrial, #AndreaConstand, who was drugged and sexually assaulted by #BillCosby in 2004. The trial is scheduled to begin on April 2nd, 2018 at the Montgomery County Courthouse, 493 Swede St, Norristown, PA 19401. #metoo #timesup #believewomen #fearnot #silentnomore #cosbyaccusers #standwithdre #standintruth #truthtopower #justiceforsurvivors #convictcosby #consentis #artivism #activism #feminism #feminist #victory #loveprevails #artismyreligion #eranow

3rd Candle: “I was drugged and raped by Bill Cosby in 1965.” — Sunni Welles. Age at the time of alleged drugging and rape: 17-years-old.
Praying for Sunni Welles, Andrea Constand, the more than 62 known Cosby Accusers and all sexual assault survivors. God bless us all during these next 58 days leading up to the Cosby Retrial and forever in solidarity, in #ChristJesus with all the Saints, Angels, #Orishas and the souls of the Ancestors. #GodsWillBeDone #GloryHallelujahAmen.
Join us every night at 7pm outside of the courthouse at the #CosbyRetrial for a 63 second candlelight vigil, in prayer for all rape survivors and for the victim in the #CosbyTrial, #AndreaConstand, who was drugged and sexually assaulted by #BillCosby in 2004. The trial is scheduled to begin on April 2nd, 2018 at the Montgomery County Courthouse, 493 Swede St, Norristown, PA 19401.
#metoo #timesup #believewomen #fearnot #silentnomore #cosbyaccusers #standwithdre #standintruth #truthtopower #justiceforsurvivors #convictcosby #consentis #artivism #activism #feminism #feminist #victory #loveprevails #artismyreligion #eranow – Posted 2/4/2018

4th Candle: “And just as I was ready to put the pool cue down he [Bill Cosby] came forward at me. I thought he was reaching for the pool cue. But he came at me and grabbed me in such a powerful way. Grabbing me. He was much bigger than me. Much bigger and he pulled me so hard and so rough. I had never been treated so roughly and he pulled me hard to him so hard. And then kissed me so hard, right in the mouth. No one has ever been that physically violent with me. I was stunned. I was frozen. I took all my body strength and used both of my arms to stop him and push him away from me. He was so forceful.” — Carla Ferrigno. Year of alleged sexual assault: 1967. Age at the time: 18-years-old. Praying for Carla Ferrigno, Andrea Constand, the more than 62 known Cosby Accusers and all sexual assault survivors. God bless us all during these next 57 days leading up to the Cosby Retrial and forever in solidarity, in #ChristJesus with all the Saints, Angels, #Orishas and the souls of the Ancestors. #GodsWillBeDone #GloryHallelujahAmen. Join us every night at 7pm outside of the courthouse at the #CosbyRetrial for a 63 second candlelight vigil, in prayer for all rape survivors and for the victim in the #CosbyTrial, #AndreaConstand, who was drugged and sexually assaulted by #BillCosby in 2004. The trial is scheduled to begin on April 2nd, 2018 at the Montgomery County Courthouse, 493 Swede St, Norristown, PA 19401. #metoo #timesup #believewomen #fearnot #silentnomore #cosbyaccusers #standwithdre #standintruth #truthtopower #justiceforsurvivors #convictcosby #consentis #artivism #activism #feminism #feminist #victory #loveprevails #artismyreligion #eranow

4th Candle: “And just as I was ready to put the pool cue down he [Bill Cosby] came forward at me. I thought he was reaching for the pool cue. But he came at me and grabbed me in such a powerful way. Grabbing me. He was much bigger than me. Much bigger and he pulled me so hard and so rough. I had never been treated so roughly and he pulled me hard to him so hard. And then kissed me so hard, right in the mouth. No one has ever been that physically violent with me. I was stunned. I was frozen. I took all my body strength and used both of my arms to stop him and push him away from me. He was so forceful.” — Carla Ferrigno. Year of alleged sexual assault: 1967. Age at the time: 18-years-old.
Praying for Carla Ferrigno, Andrea Constand, the more than 62 known Cosby Accusers and all sexual assault survivors. God bless us all during these next 57 days leading up to the Cosby Retrial and forever in solidarity, in #ChristJesus with all the Saints, Angels, #Orishas and the souls of the Ancestors. #GodsWillBeDone #GloryHallelujahAmen.
Join us every night at 7pm outside of the courthouse at the #CosbyRetrial for a 63 second candlelight vigil, in prayer for all rape survivors and for the victim in the #CosbyTrial, #AndreaConstand, who was drugged and sexually assaulted by #BillCosby in 2004. The trial is scheduled to begin on April 2nd, 2018 at the Montgomery County Courthouse, 493 Swede St, Norristown, PA 19401.
#metoo #timesup #believewomen #fearnot #silentnomore #cosbyaccusers #standwithdre #standintruth #truthtopower #justiceforsurvivors #convictcosby #consentis #artivism #activism #feminism #feminist #victory #loveprevails #artismyreligion #eranow – posted 2-5-2018

5th Candle: “He [Bill Cosby] offered me a soft drink which I quickly passed out and I woke to him raping me.” — Linda Brown. Year of alleged drugging and rape: 1969. Age at the time: 21-years-old. Praying for Linda Brown, Andrea Constand, the more than 62 known Cosby Accusers and all sexual assault survivors. God bless us all during these next 56 days leading up to the Cosby Retrial and forever in solidarity, in #ChristJesus with all the Saints, Angels, #Orishas and the souls of the Ancestors. #GodsWillBeDone #GloryHallelujahAmen. Join us every night at 7pm outside of the courthouse at the #CosbyRetrial for a 63 second candlelight vigil, in prayer for all rape survivors and for the victim in the #CosbyTrial, #AndreaConstand, who was drugged and sexually assaulted by #BillCosby in 2004. The trial is scheduled to begin on April 2nd, 2018 at the Montgomery County Courthouse, 493 Swede St, Norristown, PA 19401. #metoo #timesup #believewomen #fearnot #silentnomore #cosbyaccusers #standwithdre #standintruth #truthtopower #justiceforsurvivors #convictcosby #consentis #artivism #activism #feminism #feminist #victory #loveprevails #artismyreligion #eranow

5th Candle: “He [Bill Cosby] offered me a soft drink which I quickly passed out and I woke to him raping me.” — Linda Brown. Year of alleged drugging and rape: 1969. Age at the time: 21-years-old.
Praying for Linda Brown, Andrea Constand, the more than 62 known Cosby Accusers and all sexual assault survivors. God bless us all during these next 56 days leading up to the Cosby Retrial and forever in solidarity, in #ChristJesus with all the Saints, Angels, #Orishas and the souls of the Ancestors. #GodsWillBeDone #GloryHallelujahAmen.
Join us every night at 7pm outside of the courthouse at the #CosbyRetrial for a 63 second candlelight vigil, in prayer for all rape survivors and for the victim in the #CosbyTrial, #AndreaConstand, who was drugged and sexually assaulted by #BillCosby in 2004. The trial is scheduled to begin on April 2nd, 2018 at the Montgomery County Courthouse, 493 Swede St, Norristown, PA 19401.
#metoo #timesup #believewomen #fearnot #silentnomore #cosbyaccusers #standwithdre #standintruth #truthtopower #justiceforsurvivors #convictcosby #consentis #artivism #activism #feminism #feminist #victory #loveprevails #artismyreligion #eranow – Posted 2/6/2018

6th Candle: “Those who suffer from these types of assaults know the prison of shame, bewilderment and disbelief. Like so many victims, my way of coping was to shove the memory into the back of my mind.” Cindra Ladd, alleging being drugged and raped by Bill Cosby in 1969, when she was 21-years-old. Praying for Cindra Ladd, Andrea Constand, the more than 62 known Cosby Accusers and all sexual assault survivors. God bless us all during these next 55 days leading up to the Cosby Retrial and forever in solidarity, in #ChristJesus with all the Saints, Angels, #Orishas and the souls of the Ancestors. #GodsWillBeDone #GloryHallelujahAmen. Join us every night at 7pm outside of the courthouse at the #CosbyRetrial for a 63 second candlelight vigil, in prayer for all rape survivors and for the victim in the #CosbyTrial, #AndreaConstand, who was drugged and sexually assaulted by #BillCosby in 2004. The trial is scheduled to begin on April 2nd, 2018 at the Montgomery County Courthouse, 493 Swede St, Norristown, PA 19401. #metoo #timesup #believewomen #fearnot #silentnomore #cosbyaccusers #standwithdre #standintruth #truthtopower #justiceforsurvivors #convictcosby #consentis #artivism #activism #feminism #feminist #victory #loveprevails #artismyreligion #eranow

6th Candle: “Those who suffer from these types of assaults know the prison of shame, bewilderment and disbelief. Like so many victims, my way of coping was to shove the memory into the back of my mind.” Cindra Ladd, alleging being drugged and raped by Bill Cosby in 1969, when she was 21-years-old.
Praying for Cindra Ladd, Andrea Constand, the more than 62 known Cosby Accusers and all sexual assault survivors. God bless us all during these next 55 days leading up to the Cosby Retrial and forever in solidarity, in #ChristJesus with all the Saints, Angels, #Orishas and the souls of the Ancestors. #GodsWillBeDone #GloryHallelujahAmen.
Join us every night at 7pm outside of the courthouse at the #CosbyRetrial for a 63 second candlelight vigil, in prayer for all rape survivors and for the victim in the #CosbyTrial, #AndreaConstand, who was drugged and sexually assaulted by #BillCosby in 2004. The trial is scheduled to begin on April 2nd, 2018 at the Montgomery County Courthouse, 493 Swede St, Norristown, PA 19401.
#metoo #timesup #believewomen #fearnot #silentnomore #cosbyaccusers #standwithdre #standintruth #truthtopower #justiceforsurvivors #convictcosby #consentis #artivism #activism #feminism #feminist #victory #loveprevails #artismyreligion #eranow – Posted 2/7/2018

7th Candle: “He [Bill Cosby] made me a drink and shortly after that I just passed out. I woke up or came to very groggily with him removing my underwear ... I was sickened by what was happening to me and shocked that this man I had idolized was now raping me.” — Joan Tarshis. Year of alleged drugging and raping: 1970. Age at the time: 22-years-old. Praying for Joan Tarshis, Andrea Constand, the more than 62 known Cosby Accusers and all sexual assault survivors. God bless us all during these next 54 days leading up to the Cosby Retrial and forever in solidarity, in #ChristJesus with all the Saints, Angels, #Orishas and the souls of the Ancestors. #GodsWillBeDone #GloryHallelujahAmen. Join us every night at 7pm outside of the courthouse at the #CosbyRetrial for a 63 second candlelight vigil, in prayer for all rape survivors and for the victim in the #CosbyTrial, #AndreaConstand, who was drugged and sexually assaulted by #BillCosby in 2004. The trial is scheduled to begin on April 2nd, 2018 at the Montgomery County Courthouse, 493 Swede St, Norristown, PA 19401. #metoo #believewomen #fearnot #silentnomore #cosbyaccusers #standwithdre #standintruth #truthtopower #justiceforsurvivors #convictcosby #consentis #artivism #activism #feminism #feminist #victory #loveprevails #artismyreligion #eranow

7th Candle: “He [Bill Cosby] made me a drink and shortly after that I just passed out. I woke up or came to very groggily with him removing my underwear … I was sickened by what was happening to me and shocked that this man I had idolized was now raping me.” — Joan Tarshis. Year of alleged drugging and raping: 1970. Age at the time: 22-years-old.
Praying for Joan Tarshis, Andrea Constand, the more than 62 known Cosby Accusers and all sexual assault survivors. God bless us all during these next 54 days leading up to the Cosby Retrial and forever in solidarity, in #ChristJesus with all the Saints, Angels, #Orishas and the souls of the Ancestors. #GodsWillBeDone #GloryHallelujahAmen.
Join us every night at 7pm outside of the courthouse at the #CosbyRetrial for a 63 second candlelight vigil, in prayer for all rape survivors and for the victim in the #CosbyTrial, #AndreaConstand, who was drugged and sexually assaulted by #BillCosby in 2004. The trial is scheduled to begin on April 2nd, 2018 at the Montgomery County Courthouse, 493 Swede St, Norristown, PA 19401.
#metoo #believewomen #fearnot #silentnomore #cosbyaccusers #standwithdre #standintruth #truthtopower #justiceforsurvivors #convictcosby #consentis #artivism #activism #feminism #feminist #victory #loveprevails #artismyreligion #eranow – Posted 2/8/2018

8th Candle: “He [Bill Cosby] grabbed my head. He orally raped me and then turned me around and vaginally raped me. When he finished, he walked out. He said, 'Call a cab.' After that I became very suicidal. You’re damaged for life. You are mistrusting of anyone you meet. You’re always suspicious. You have intimacy issues. You have trust issues. It bleeds into all your relationships and into your children’s lives. Then they have trust issues and they don’t even know why. It’s a life sentence for us.” — Victoria Valentino. Year of alleged drugging and rape: 1969. Age at the time: 27-years-old. Praying for Victoria Valentino, Andrea Constand, the more than 62 known Cosby Accusers and all sexual assault survivors. God bless us all during these next 53 days leading up to the Cosby Retrial and forever in solidarity, in #ChristJesus with all the Saints, Angels, #Orishas and the souls of the Ancestors. #GodsWillBeDone #GloryHallelujahAmen. Join us every night at 7pm outside of the courthouse at the #CosbyRetrial for a 63 second candlelight vigil, in prayer for all rape survivors and for the victim in the #CosbyTrial, #AndreaConstand, who was drugged and sexually assaulted by #BillCosby in 2004. The trial is scheduled to begin on April 2nd, 2018 at the Montgomery County Courthouse, 493 Swede St, Norristown, PA 19401. #metoo #believewomen #fearnot #silentnomore #cosbyaccusers #standwithdre #standintruth #truthtopower #justiceforsurvivors #convictcosby #consentis #artivism #activism #feminism #feminist #victory #loveprevails #artismyreligion #eranow

8th Candle: “He [Bill Cosby] grabbed my head. He orally raped me and then turned me around and vaginally raped me. When he finished, he walked out. He said, ‘Call a cab.’ After that I became very suicidal. You’re damaged for life. You are mistrusting of anyone you meet. You’re always suspicious. You have intimacy issues. You have trust issues. It bleeds into all your relationships and into your children’s lives. Then they have trust issues and they don’t even know why. It’s a life sentence for us.” — Victoria Valentino. Year of alleged drugging and rape: 1969. Age at the time: 27-years-old.
Praying for Victoria Valentino, Andrea Constand, the more than 62 known Cosby Accusers and all sexual assault survivors. God bless us all during these next 53 days leading up to the Cosby Retrial and forever in solidarity, in #ChristJesus with all the Saints, Angels, #Orishas and the souls of the Ancestors. #GodsWillBeDone #GloryHallelujahAmen.
Join us every night at 7pm outside of the courthouse at the #CosbyRetrial for a 63 second candlelight vigil, in prayer for all rape survivors and for the victim in the #CosbyTrial, #AndreaConstand, who was drugged and sexually assaulted by #BillCosby in 2004. The trial is scheduled to begin on April 2nd, 2018 at the Montgomery County Courthouse, 493 Swede St, Norristown, PA 19401.
#metoo #believewomen #fearnot #silentnomore #cosbyaccusers #standwithdre #standintruth #truthtopower #justiceforsurvivors #convictcosby #consentis #artivism #activism #feminism #feminist #victory #loveprevails #artismyreligion #eranow – Posted 1/9/2018

9th Candle: “He [Bill Cosby] started grabbing at my chest and trying to fondle me. Then he started to push himself on top of me, like against the seat and against the door. He was groping me. I don’t remember the conversation but I do know that that’s when I panicked. I opened the door behind me and ran out of his car and ran down the beach . . . I was crying. I was in a state of panic. — Linda Traitz. Year of alleged sexual assault: 1969. Age at the time: 18-years-old. Praying for Linda Traitz, Andrea Constand, the more than 62 known Cosby Accusers and all sexual assault survivors. God bless us all during these next 52 days leading up to the Cosby Retrial and forever in solidarity, in #ChristJesus with all the Saints, Angels, #Orishas and the souls of the Ancestors. #GodsWillBeDone #GloryHallelujahAmen. Join us every night at 7pm outside of the courthouse at the #CosbyRetrial for a 63 second candlelight vigil, in prayer for all rape survivors and for the victim in the #CosbyTrial, #AndreaConstand, who was drugged and sexually assaulted by #BillCosby in 2004. The trial is scheduled to begin on April 2nd, 2018 at the Montgomery County Courthouse, 493 Swede St, Norristown, PA 19401. #metoo #timesup #believewomen #fearnot #silentnomore #cosbyaccusers #standwithdre #standintruth #truthtopower #justiceforsurvivors #convictcosby #consentis #artivism #activism #feminism #feminist #victory #loveprevails #artismyreligion #eranow

9th Candle: “He [Bill Cosby] started grabbing at my chest and trying to fondle me. Then he started to push himself on top of me, like against the seat and against the door. He was groping me. I don’t remember the conversation but I do know that that’s when I panicked. I opened the door behind me and ran out of his car and ran down the beach . . . I was crying. I was in a state of panic. — Linda Traitz. Year of alleged sexual assault: 1969. Age at the time: 18-years-old.
Praying for Linda Traitz, Andrea Constand, the more than 62 known Cosby Accusers and all sexual assault survivors. God bless us all during these next 52 days leading up to the Cosby Retrial and forever in solidarity, in #ChristJesus with all the Saints, Angels, #Orishas and the souls of the Ancestors. #GodsWillBeDone #GloryHallelujahAmen.
Join us every night at 7pm outside of the courthouse at the #CosbyRetrial for a 63 second candlelight vigil, in prayer for all rape survivors and for the victim in the #CosbyTrial, #AndreaConstand, who was drugged and sexually assaulted by #BillCosby in 2004. The trial is scheduled to begin on April 2nd, 2018 at the Montgomery County Courthouse, 493 Swede St, Norristown, PA 19401.
#metoo #timesup #believewomen #fearnot #silentnomore #cosbyaccusers #standwithdre #standintruth #truthtopower #justiceforsurvivors #convictcosby #consentis #artivism #activism #feminism #feminist #victory #loveprevails #artismyreligion #eranow – Posted 2/10/2018

10th Candle: “I didn't know how far he [Bill Cosby] was going to take it, he had drugged me, I thought he could do anything, I thought he could kill me. He touched me up, kissed me and he was handling himself and I'm starting to scream. I made such a struggle, as best I could, but the drugs were so strong.” — Tamara Green. Year of alleged drugging and sexual assault: 1970. Age at the time: 27-years-old. Praying for Tamara Green, Andrea Constand, the more than 62 known Cosby Accusers and all sexual assault survivors. God bless us all during these next 51 days leading up to the Cosby Retrial and forever in solidarity, in #ChristJesus with all the Saints, Angels, #Orishas and the souls of the Ancestors. #GodsWillBeDone #GloryHallelujahAmen. Join us every night at 7pm outside of the courthouse at the #CosbyRetrial for a 63 second candlelight vigil, in prayer for all rape survivors and for the victim in the #CosbyTrial, #AndreaConstand, who was drugged and sexually assaulted by #BillCosby in 2004. The trial is scheduled to begin on April 2nd, 2018 at the Montgomery County Courthouse, 493 Swede St, Norristown, PA 19401. #metoo #timesup #believewomen #fearnot #silentnomore #cosbyaccusers #standwithdre #standintruth #truthtopower #justiceforsurvivors #convictcosby #consentis #artivism #activism #feminism #feminist #victory #loveprevails #artismyreligion #eranow

10th Candle: “I didn’t know how far he [Bill Cosby] was going to take it, he had drugged me, I thought he could do anything, I thought he could kill me. He touched me up, kissed me and he was handling himself and I’m starting to scream. I made such a struggle, as best I could, but the drugs were so strong.” — Tamara Green. Year of alleged drugging and sexual assault: 1970. Age at the time: 27-years-old.
Praying for Tamara Green, Andrea Constand, the more than 62 known Cosby Accusers and all sexual assault survivors. God bless us all during these next 51 days leading up to the Cosby Retrial and forever in solidarity, in #ChristJesus with all the Saints, Angels, #Orishas and the souls of the Ancestors. #GodsWillBeDone #GloryHallelujahAmen.
Join us every night at 7pm outside of the courthouse at the #CosbyRetrial for a 63 second candlelight vigil, in prayer for all rape survivors and for the victim in the #CosbyTrial, #AndreaConstand, who was drugged and sexually assaulted by #BillCosby in 2004. The trial is scheduled to begin on April 2nd, 2018 at the Montgomery County Courthouse, 493 Swede St, Norristown, PA 19401.
#metoo #timesup #believewomen #fearnot #silentnomore #cosbyaccusers #standwithdre #standintruth #truthtopower #justiceforsurvivors #convictcosby #consentis #artivism #activism #feminism #feminist #victory #loveprevails #artismyreligion #eranow – Posted: 2/11/2018

11th Candle: “I started feeling woozy and not in control . . . He [Bill Cosby] told me to sit at the edge of the bed. When I did he grabbed me by the back of my neck and stuck his erect penis down my throat. I remember my head was being pounded up and down and then he lifted me on top of him and had sex with me. The only person I told about the rape was my baccarat boss.” — Autumn Burns. Year of alleged drugging and rape: 1970. Age at the time: 24-years-old. Praying for Autumn Burns, Andrea Constand, the more than 62 known Cosby Accusers and all sexual assault survivors. God bless us all during these next 50 days leading up to the Cosby Retrial and forever in solidarity, in #ChristJesus with all the Saints, Angels, #Orishas and the souls of the Ancestors. #GodsWillBeDone #GloryHallelujahAmen. Join us every night at 7pm outside of the courthouse at the #CosbyRetrial for a 63 second candlelight vigil, in prayer for all rape survivors and for the victim in the #CosbyTrial, #AndreaConstand, who was drugged and sexually assaulted by #BillCosby in 2004. The trial is scheduled to begin on April 2nd, 2018 at the Montgomery County Courthouse, 493 Swede St, Norristown, PA 19401. #metoo #timesup #believewomen #fearnot #silentnomore #cosbyaccusers #standwithdre #standintruth #truthtopower #justiceforsurvivors #convictcosby #consentis #artivism #activism #feminism #feminist #victory #loveprevails #artismyreligion #eranow #Elegua Posted: 2/12/2018

11th Candle: “I started feeling woozy and not in control . . . He [Bill Cosby] told me to sit at the edge of the bed. When I did he grabbed me by the back of my neck and stuck his erect penis down my throat. I remember my head was being pounded up and down and then he lifted me on top of him and had sex with me. The only person I told about the rape was my baccarat boss.” — Autumn Burns. Year of alleged drugging and rape: 1970. Age at the time: 24-years-old.
Praying for Autumn Burns, Andrea Constand, the more than 62 known Cosby Accusers and all sexual assault survivors. God bless us all during these next 50 days leading up to the Cosby Retrial and forever in solidarity, in #ChristJesus with all the Saints, Angels, #Orishas and the souls of the Ancestors. #GodsWillBeDone #GloryHallelujahAmen.
Join us every night at 7pm outside of the courthouse at the #CosbyRetrial for a 63 second candlelight vigil, in prayer for all rape survivors and for the victim in the #CosbyTrial, #AndreaConstand, who was drugged and sexually assaulted by #BillCosby in 2004. The trial is scheduled to begin on April 2nd, 2018 at the Montgomery County Courthouse, 493 Swede St, Norristown, PA 19401.
#metoo #timesup #believewomen #fearnot #silentnomore #cosbyaccusers #standwithdre #standintruth #truthtopower #justiceforsurvivors #convictcosby #consentis #artivism #activism #feminism #feminist #victory #loveprevails #artismyreligion #eranow #Elegua Posted: 2/12/2018

12th Candle: “I figured, ‘If I don't think about it, it won't bother me.' Of course, with all these women surfacing now, it flushed it out.” — Kathy McKee, speaking of being allegedly raped by Bill Cosby in the early 1970s, when she was 23-24 years old. Praying for Kathy McKee, Andrea Constand, the more than 62 known Cosby Accusers and all sexual assault survivors. God bless us all during these next 49 days leading up to the Cosby Retrial and forever in solidarity, in #ChristJesus with all the Saints, Angels, #Orishas and the souls of the Ancestors. #GodsWillBeDone #GloryHallelujahAmen. Join us every night at 7pm outside of the courthouse at the #CosbyRetrial for a 63 second candlelight vigil, in prayer for all rape survivors and for the victim in the #CosbyTrial, #AndreaConstand, who was drugged and sexually assaulted by #BillCosby in 2004. The trial is scheduled to begin on April 2nd, 2018 at the Montgomery County Courthouse, 493 Swede St, Norristown, PA 19401. #metoo #timesup #believewomen #fearnot #silentnomore #cosbyaccusers #standwithdre #standintruth #truthtopower #justiceforsurvivors #convictcosby #consentis #artivism #activism #feminism #feminist #victory #loveprevails #artismyreligion #eranow #Elegua

12th Candle: “I figured, ‘If I don’t think about it, it won’t bother me.’ Of course, with all these women surfacing now, it flushed it out.” — Kathy McKee, speaking of being allegedly raped by Bill Cosby in the early 1970s, when she was 23-24 years old.
Praying for Kathy McKee, Andrea Constand, the more than 62 known Cosby Accusers and all sexual assault survivors. God bless us all during these next 49 days leading up to the Cosby Retrial and forever in solidarity, in #ChristJesus with all the Saints, Angels, #Orishas and the souls of the Ancestors. #GodsWillBeDone #GloryHallelujahAmen.
Join us every night at 7pm outside of the courthouse at the #CosbyRetrial for a 63 second candlelight vigil, in prayer for all rape survivors and for the victim in the #CosbyTrial, #AndreaConstand, who was drugged and sexually assaulted by #BillCosby in 2004. The trial is scheduled to begin on April 2nd, 2018 at the Montgomery County Courthouse, 493 Swede St, Norristown, PA 19401.
#metoo #timesup #believewomen #fearnot #silentnomore #cosbyaccusers #standwithdre #standintruth #truthtopower #justiceforsurvivors #convictcosby #consentis #artivism #activism #feminism #feminist #victory #loveprevails #artismyreligion #eranow #Elegua. Posted: 2/13/2018

13th Candle: “My clothes were thrown all over the room and I felt semen on the small of my back and all over me.” — Colleen Hughes, alleging being drugged and raped by Bill Cosby in the early 1970s when she was in her 20s. Praying for Colleen Hughes, Andrea Constand, the more than 62 known Cosby Accusers and all sexual assault survivors. God bless us all during these next 48 days leading up to the Cosby Retrial and forever in solidarity, in #ChristJesus with all the Saints, Angels, #Orishas and the souls of the Ancestors. #GodsWillBeDone #GloryHallelujahAmen. Join us every night at 7pm outside of the courthouse at the #CosbyRetrial for a 63 second candlelight vigil, in prayer for all rape survivors and for the victim in the #CosbyTrial, #AndreaConstand, who was drugged and sexually assaulted by #BillCosby in 2004. The trial is scheduled to begin on April 2nd, 2018 at the Montgomery County Courthouse, 493 Swede St, Norristown, PA 19401. #metoo #timesup #believewomen #fearnot #silentnomore #cosbyaccusers #standwithdre #standintruth #truthtopower #justiceforsurvivors #convictcosby #consentis #artivism #activism #feminism #feminist #victory #loveprevails #artismyreligion #eranow #JohnsHopkins #RescindBillCosby Posted 2/14/2018

13th Candle: “My clothes were thrown all over the room and I felt semen on the small of my back and all over me.” — Colleen Hughes, alleging being drugged and raped by Bill Cosby in the early 1970s when she was in her 20s.
Praying for Colleen Hughes, Andrea Constand, the more than 62 known Cosby Accusers and all sexual assault survivors. God bless us all during these next 48 days leading up to the Cosby Retrial and forever in solidarity, in #ChristJesus with all the Saints, Angels, #Orishas and the souls of the Ancestors. #GodsWillBeDone #GloryHallelujahAmen.
Join us every night at 7pm outside of the courthouse at the #CosbyRetrial for a 63 second candlelight vigil, in prayer for all rape survivors and for the victim in the #CosbyTrial, #AndreaConstand, who was drugged and sexually assaulted by #BillCosby in 2004. The trial is scheduled to begin on April 2nd, 2018 at the Montgomery County Courthouse, 493 Swede St, Norristown, PA 19401.
#metoo #timesup #believewomen #fearnot #silentnomore #cosbyaccusers #standwithdre #standintruth #truthtopower #justiceforsurvivors #convictcosby #consentis #artivism #activism #feminism #feminist #victory #loveprevails #artismyreligion #eranow #JohnsHopkins #RescindBillCosby Posted 2/14/2018

14th Candle: “It went on for maybe four minutes, five minutes. But it was the longest five minutes that I ever experienced.” — Louisa Moritz, alleging being orally raped by Bill Cosby in 1971 when she was 25. Praying for Louisa Moritz, Andrea Constand, the more than 62 known Cosby Accusers and all sexual assault survivors. God bless us all during these next 47 days leading up to the Cosby Retrial and forever in solidarity, in #ChristJesus with all the Saints, Angels, #Orishas and the souls of the Ancestors. #GodsWillBeDone #GloryHallelujahAmen. Join us every night at 7pm outside of the courthouse at the #CosbyRetrial for a 63 second candlelight vigil, in prayer for all rape survivors and for the victim in the #CosbyTrial, #AndreaConstand, who was drugged and sexually assaulted by #BillCosby in 2004. The trial is scheduled to begin on April 2nd, 2018 at the Montgomery County Courthouse, 493 Swede St, Norristown, PA 19401. #metoo #timesup #believewomen #fearnot #silentnomore #cosbyaccusers #standwithdre #standintruth #truthtopower #justiceforsurvivors #convictcosby #consentis #artivism #activism #feminism #feminist #victory #loveprevails #artismyreligion #eranow #peace Posted 2/15/2018

14th Candle: “It went on for maybe four minutes, five minutes. But it was the longest five minutes that I ever experienced.” — Louisa Moritz, alleging being orally raped by Bill Cosby in 1971 when she was 25.
Praying for Louisa Moritz, Andrea Constand, the more than 62 known Cosby Accusers and all sexual assault survivors. God bless us all during these next 47 days leading up to the Cosby Retrial and forever in solidarity, in #ChristJesus with all the Saints, Angels, #Orishas and the souls of the Ancestors. #GodsWillBeDone #GloryHallelujahAmen.
Join us every night at 7pm outside of the courthouse at the #CosbyRetrial for a 63 second candlelight vigil, in prayer for all rape survivors and for the victim in the #CosbyTrial, #AndreaConstand, who was drugged and sexually assaulted by #BillCosby in 2004. The trial is scheduled to begin on April 2nd, 2018 at the Montgomery County Courthouse, 493 Swede St, Norristown, PA 19401.
#metoo #timesup #believewomen #fearnot #silentnomore #cosbyaccusers #standwithdre #standintruth #truthtopower #justiceforsurvivors #convictcosby #consentis #artivism #activism #feminism #feminist #victory #loveprevails #artismyreligion #eranow #peace Posted 2/15/2018

15th Candle: “He [Bill Cosby] had surprise on his side. All I had on my side was shock followed by a sickening humiliation that he gloated over. He had planned it. I didn’t have a chance. This is beyond physical injury. You can’t stitch this up and put a Band-Aid on it.” — Linda Ridgeway Whitedeer. Year of alleged sexual assault: early 1970s. Age at the time: early 20s. Praying for Linda Ridgeway Whitedeer, Andrea Constand, the more than 62 known Cosby Accusers and all sexual assault survivors. God bless us all during these next 46 days leading up to the Cosby Retrial and forever in solidarity, in #ChristJesus with all the Saints, Angels, #Orishas and the souls of the Ancestors. #GodsWillBeDone #GloryHallelujahAmen. Join us every night at 7pm outside of the courthouse at the #CosbyRetrial for a 63 second candlelight vigil, in prayer for all rape survivors and for the victim in the #CosbyTrial, #AndreaConstand, who was drugged and sexually assaulted by #BillCosby in 2004. The trial is scheduled to begin on April 2nd, 2018 at the Montgomery County Courthouse, 493 Swede St, Norristown, PA 19401. #metoo #timesup #believewomen #fearnot #silentnomore #cosbyaccusers #standwithdre #standintruth #truthtopower #justiceforsurvivors #convictcosby #consentis #artivism #activism #feminism #feminist #victory #loveprevails #artismyreligion #eranow #peace Posted 2/16/2018

15th Candle: “He [Bill Cosby] had surprise on his side. All I had on my side was shock followed by a sickening humiliation that he gloated over. He had planned it. I didn’t have a chance. This is beyond physical injury. You can’t stitch this up and put a Band-Aid on it.” — Linda Ridgeway Whitedeer. Year of alleged sexual assault: early 1970s. Age at the time: early 20s.
Praying for Linda Ridgeway Whitedeer, Andrea Constand, the more than 62 known Cosby Accusers and all sexual assault survivors. God bless us all during these next 46 days leading up to the Cosby Retrial and forever in solidarity, in #ChristJesus with all the Saints, Angels, #Orishas and the souls of the Ancestors. #GodsWillBeDone #GloryHallelujahAmen.
Join us every night at 7pm outside of the courthouse at the #CosbyRetrial for a 63 second candlelight vigil, in prayer for all rape survivors and for the victim in the #CosbyTrial, #AndreaConstand, who was drugged and sexually assaulted by #BillCosby in 2004. The trial is scheduled to begin on April 2nd, 2018 at the Montgomery County Courthouse, 493 Swede St, Norristown, PA 19401.
#metoo #timesup #believewomen #fearnot #silentnomore #cosbyaccusers #standwithdre #standintruth #truthtopower #justiceforsurvivors #convictcosby #consentis #artivism #activism #feminism #feminist #victory #loveprevails #artismyreligion #eranow #peace Posted 2/16/2018

16th Candle: “If my son Dylan were still with me today he would tell me ‘Mom, you have always taught us to be honest and stand up for our truth, it's only right you speak up now.’ This isn't something that's easy for somebody as private as I am but it's something I have to do. I feel like it's my responsibility to do whatever I can for all the victims.” — Donna Motsinger, alleging being drugged and raped by Bill Cosby in 1972, when she was 31-years-old. “And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.” — Revelation 7-17 Praying for Donna Motsinger, Andrea Constand, the more than 62 known Cosby Accusers and all sexual assault survivors. God bless us all during these next 45 days leading up to the Cosby Retrial and forever in solidarity, in #ChristJesus with all the Saints, Angels, #Orishas and the souls of the Ancestors. #GodsWillBeDone #GloryHallelujahAmen. Join us every night at 7pm outside of the courthouse at the #CosbyRetrial for a 63 second candlelight vigil, in prayer for all rape survivors and for the victim in the #CosbyTrial, #AndreaConstand, who was drugged and sexually assaulted by #BillCosby in 2004. The trial is scheduled to begin on April 2nd, 2018 at the Montgomery County Courthouse, 493 Swede St, Norristown, PA 19401. #metoo #timesup #believewomen #fearnot #silentnomore #cosbyaccusers #standwithdre #standintruth #truthtopower #justiceforsurvivors #convictcosby #consentis #artivism #activism #feminism #feminist #victory #loveprevails #artismyreligion #eranow Posted 2/17/2018

16th Candle: “If my son Dylan were still with me today he would tell me ‘Mom, you have always taught us to be honest and stand up for our truth, it’s only right you speak up now.’ This isn’t something that’s easy for somebody as private as I am but it’s something I have to do. I feel like it’s my responsibility to do whatever I can for all the victims.” — Donna Motsinger, alleging being drugged and raped by Bill Cosby in 1972, when she was 31-years-old.
“And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.” — Revelation 7-17
Praying for Donna Motsinger, Andrea Constand, the more than 62 known Cosby Accusers and all sexual assault survivors. God bless us all during these next 45 days leading up to the Cosby Retrial and forever in solidarity, in #ChristJesus with all the Saints, Angels, #Orishas and the souls of the Ancestors. #GodsWillBeDone #GloryHallelujahAmen.
Join us every night at 7pm outside of the courthouse at the #CosbyRetrial for a 63 second candlelight vigil, in prayer for all rape survivors and for the victim in the #CosbyTrial, #AndreaConstand, who was drugged and sexually assaulted by #BillCosby in 2004. The trial is scheduled to begin on April 2nd, 2018 at the Montgomery County Courthouse, 493 Swede St, Norristown, PA 19401.
#metoo #timesup #believewomen #fearnot #silentnomore #cosbyaccusers #standwithdre #standintruth #truthtopower #justiceforsurvivors #convictcosby #consentis #artivism #activism #feminism #feminist #victory #loveprevails #artismyreligion #eranow Posted 2/17/2018