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Monica ● Level 20 ● INFP

I am currently training to run my first half marathon and raise money for RAINN! Please consider clicking here to donate to my campaign. ♥

This is my personal tumblr, which is mostly comprised of crying over attractive people and wailing about puppies. I'm currently chronicling my journey of overcoming abuse, PTSD, depression, anxiety, and learning to love myself by living a healthier lifestyle on my health and fitness tumblr.

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I am leaving for Disneyland to run my half marathon next Friday, in just a week! The actual race is next Sunday.

Currently, I have raised $370 of my original $500 goal to benefit RAINNthe largest organization working to end sexual violence in the US. I would love to push all the way and raise $500 for RAINN, as it is a cause I am very passionate about. 

Some facts about sexual violence that have been personally eye-opening for me (source):

  • Every 2 minutes, someone is sexually assaulted in the United States.
  • 44% of victims are under the age of 18.
  • 80% are under the age of 30.
  • 97% of rapists will never go to jail.

Please consider donating, sharing my story, or spreading the word. Sexual violence ends when we stop sweeping the act under the rug and realize that talking about it is one of the keys to healing. 

DONATE HERE: http://rainnmakers.rainn.org/mcbenik

Every $10 donated goes directly to funding one survivor, meaning 37 people have already begun their road to recovery. 

I’m running in my first half marathon next weekend! I have been working to raise $500 for the charity RAINN while doing so, and I’m almost there! Please consider donating/sharing/etc, thank you! <3

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Today marks one year of me working to live a more healthy life! :D

While there have been some obvious physical changes in my body, the biggest difference in my life has been my mental health. I have worked very hard to learn and grow from my disorders over the past year, and as a result I have found when I take care of myself mentally, it is easier to care for myself physically. Mental and physical health are very closely intertwined for me. 

I wanted to write a big reflection on the past year, but I feel that it is more important for me to continue moving forward. I have learned that it is okay to backtrack and relapse and make mistakes. I have learned that it is okay to go slowly, as long as you keep going. Recovery takes time, and I am looking forward to continuing my journey. 

In three weeks, on August 31st, I am running in my first half marathon (something I never would have done before this year). In honor of my race, I have been working to raise $500 for RAINN, the largest organization working to end sexual violence in the US. So far, I have raised $370, meaning there is just $130 left! I would love to make it to $500 in time for my race, so please consider donating or spreading the word. Every $10 goes directly to a survivor, which means 37 people have begun their own journey to recovery.

Thank you to everyone who has donated and supported me! I am very excited for my half marathon! :)

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Hello everyone! As many of you know by now, I am currently working to raise $500 for RAINN by the end of August this year. In doing so, I am also training to run my first half marathon! :D

Currently I have raised $150, which is fantastic! My 21st birthday is June 29th, in just 10 days, and I would love to double that amount by then! 

RAINN is the largest organization working to end sexual violence in the United States. They are a wonderful organization working for a cause I am very passionate about. 

If you would like to celebrate my birthday with me, please consider donating to my campaign! Even just a dollar can go a long way to helping a survivor reclaim their life, just like me. ♡

I’m turning 21 in just over a week! Which is kind of terrifying BUT I would love to ask that anyone who is at all interested in celebrating my birthday with me to please consider donating to my charity campaign

I have been working very hard (for almost a year!) to accomplish this and I still have a long way to go, but seeing that people want to donate and contribute to my campaign really motivates me to work even harder! :D 

So please consider donating! If you are unable to donate, please spread the word of my campaign! I appreciate everything you guys to to help! ♥

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Aaaaaaaaand finally our faces. Lol THANKS EVERYONE FOR AN AMAZING YEAR OF DCC!!! :D See you next year with more art. ;) can’t wait. ♡

Behind the scenes nonsense from my table.

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Denver Comic Con was great! Thank you to everyone who stopped by! The rest of my commissions will be mailed within the next two weeks! c:

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Hi everyone! In preparation for my half marathon, last week I ran my best every 5k! It was a blast and I’m so proud of how I have been doing with my running! :D

Yesterday, I ran 5 miles because I am running in the Bolder Boulder tomorrow! 

The Bolder Boulder is a 10k/6.2 mile run, which will be the farthest I have ever run! I am so excited to be running in the race, but also really nervous!

It would mean the world to me if you would consider donating to my charity campaign to support me tomorrow! I am working to raise $500 for RAINN, the largest national charity against sexual abuse, all while training to run my first half marathon. All of the money goes directly to the organization, I don’t touch any of it. 

You can read more about my story and donate here! 

Thank you everyone for your support! :)

Hi I’m doing this and it would mean everything to me if you donated! :)

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9 months of progress! I’m so happy looking at these pictures! :D I’ve definitely seen a big change in my body in the last month because I’ve gotten back into running regularly with my half marathon training c:

Please consider donating to my half marathon campaign to benefit RAINN! I’m training to run my first half marathon in August and I’m working to raise $500 for charity while doing so! C:

HEY LOOK AT ME I CAN KICK UR BUTT also please consider donating that would be cool of you! uvu

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9 months of progress! I’m so happy looking at these pictures! :D I’ve definitely seen a big change in my body in the last month because I’ve gotten back into running regularly with my half marathon training c:

Please consider donating to my half marathon campaign to benefit RAINN! I’m training to run my first half marathon in August and I’m working to raise $500 for charity while doing so! C:

HEY LOOK AT ME I CAN KICK UR BUTT also please consider donating that would be cool of you! uvu

SURPRISE BITCHES LET’S GO KILL SOME KAIJU 

I’ll be at StarFest this Saturday as Mako! c:

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I got a cute dress today! uvu I can’t wait for it to get a little warmer out so I can wear it more~

I start training for my half marathon on Tuesday! I can’t wait! :D

Jack got a new phone so we finally got around to figuring how snapchat works and

reasons #2 and 3 why i had a great valentine’s day uvu

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A 4-inch difference in my bust, a 3-inch difference in my waist and hips, one torn meniscus later, and six months of progress!

It makes me so happy to compare these pictures and I realized I’m literally an inch away from the goal measurements I made six months back and I can’t even handle that ajshdgdjf