The Joy of Mariska Hargitay

I just adore Mariska Hargitay. The woman. The actress. The wife. The advocate. The mother. The president of The Joyful Heart Foundation. The source of hope for so many ♥

I also adore Law & Order: SVU so there may be some posts related to the show and not necessarily involving Mariska/Olivia - but that won't happen often!


Bucket List:

-Meet Mariska Hargitay

-Die happy


Speak The Truth. Seek The Truth. Be The Truth. -Mariska Hargitay


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New PSA posters from Joyful Heart Foundation, a new way to say NO MORE!

The news that Mike Tyson will be appearing on SVU this season is nothing short of a disgrace. What kind of message does this send to all of the viewers who are survivors of either sexual assault, abuse or domestic violence, those who are relying on SVU to handle these matters with decency, sensitivity and integrity? This is not only going to damage the reputation of the show even further, but I feel that Mariska in particular will lose a lot of respect off-screen given that she is the founder of an organisation that deals with the above mentioned matters. I wonder if she will speak up about this? If Joyful Heart feel awkward or somehow compromised because of this?

I literally cannot believe this animal has been cast in this of all shows on TV!

Have met many opposing opinions today regarding this, from people saying “give him a chance” or “he’s served his time” etc, some even saying he is innocent or that he’s rehabilitated. Warren Leight asks us to be open minded in one of seven points he made regarding Tyson’s appearance on the show, in reaction to viewers disgust at hearing the news. I’m not sure Warren will be able to just chat his way out of this one?

I think if Mike Tyson’s story was played out in an episode of SVU, we would not be asked to be open minded, nor would we be seeing NYPD detectives or any other cast members go easy on him, so I don’t see why we shouldn’t be outraged by this diabolical decision to cast him in the show.

Just wanted to share my thoughts on the matter, and some quotes from the convicted rapist himself:

Tyson is quoted as saying “You know something, I like to hurt women when I make love to them. I like to hear them scream with pain, to see them bleed. It gives me pleasure.” He also said that the best punch he ever threw was one that hit his former wife, Robin Givens. “She really offended me and I went BAM. She flew backwards, hitting every wall in the apartment,” Tyson recalled. “That was the best punch I’ve ever thrown in my entire life.”

Really, Mr. Leight? Really?! You have betrayed many loyal fans and viewers of the show, some survivors, some not, and I personally hope this backfires for you in a big way if you choose not to reconsider this appalling choice you have made.

What next, Gary Glitter? He is probably available since I don’t think he is currently incarcerated. Then there’s Phillip and Nancy Garrido, perhaps they could play a loving couple who adopt babies or something? Want to dig up Jimmy Savile’s corpse and see if you can find some use for that in the show, perhaps a prop to further rub people’s noses in it? How about Josef Fritzl? He’d play a “wonderful” father, or grandfather, if anyone could ever distinguish which of the two he actually was at any given time, and to which child!

I am disgusted with this whole situation.

First Mariska post via iPhone. Have no idea how this looks on a big screen, lol..

Hands up for Mariska Hargitay! <3 lol

Shades of Hargitay <3

Mariska Hargitay, Joyful Heart’s Founder and President, authors a call to action on The Huffington Post to talk about the issue of male sexual abuse.

Happy Birthday, Mariska! <3

One Strong ‘Ohana ~ Mariska Hargitay introduces a new partnership with the Hawai‘i Children’s Trust Fund (HCTF).

For more information, you can visit One Strong ‘Ohana via the JHF HERE or the HCTF via this direct link <3

Joyful Heart Foundation on Twitter - @TheJHF

Hawai’i Children’s Trust Fund on Twitter - @HawaiiCTF

Mariska Hargitay in support of the expansion of New York state’s DNA databank <3

Olivia | What the fuck?

Olivia | What the fuck?

What I wanted for SVU in series 13. 

Asker Anonymous Asks:


Its an advice blog.
thejoyofmariska thejoyofmariska Said:

Done :) Although, my username will appear as ‘thoughtswordsdeeds’ as that is mistakenly my main tumblr blog. 

Laura xo 

Asker Anonymous Asks:
i don't know how you will answer my question i just sent you, but i do have a facebook, my name is FuN-SiZe Ehrlinger or my email- I am going to tell u a little bit about me. i was born in Brasil, and i am adopted, i have been treated like trash,meaning abused and stuff like that. I am not scared of anything, cuz i was always fighting my mom. I spend my time dancing or acting on my own. I probably didn't need to know any of that. i really don't have friends.
thejoyofmariska thejoyofmariska Said:

Honey, I’m so sorry it’s taken an age for me to reply. I didn’t want to reply publicly to this as I do not want to publish your email address. However, I need to inform you that I am not Mariska Hargitay, nor am I affiliated with her in any way. I am just another fan in the big bad world of tumblr. 

I am very sorry for the things you have been through and I hope that Mariska gives you hope and strength to carry on doing the things you love, and that you continue to get stronger each day. It’s not going to be easy but I am sure the survivor in you can do it.

I am more than happy to be friends with you, I’m not even sure if we already know one another on Twitter. You can find me there if you wish - My username is @sapphireoceans OR on facebook - Be gentle with yourself and take care.

Laura xo 

Asker ninafaith Asks:
Thanks for the Mariska/Harry video! :)
thejoyofmariska thejoyofmariska Said:

You are most welcome. I am also sick of being excluded because I live outside of the US. NBC are quite a disgrace. 

Enjoy the vid xo