Saturday, November 9, 2013

I love my body! Applauding Robyn Lawley

She is a size 12 and is called a PLUS sized model! We need to get back to Reality! Remove the PLUS society! I applaud Robyn Lawley for speaking up and loving her body just the way it is!

Friday, August 2, 2013

Listen Up Boy Geeks...Girls are Geeks too!

Could I generalize and say boys don't like to share--their geek label--with girls?  How funny is that? Now that geeks are "cool", they don't want girls in their geek club. Just so you know boys, being intelligent doesn't need a club.

Friday, July 19, 2013

This is My Body by Gemma Hartley

A Letter To My Daughter: This Is My Body | Gemma Hartley

Dear Avery,

This is my body—and it is beautiful.

I want you to know I am proud of this body, imperfections and loose skin and stretch marks and all. It is mine and only mine, unique and wonderful in its own way. It may not be the type of body you will see adorning the glossy pages of magazines—thin and tan and tall and flawless. I am at peace with that. I am still beautiful. My body does not need to fit some ill-conceived notion of perfection. It is already perfect.

My body is strong. Amazing. It has brought life into this world. It has housed you and your brother, kept you safe and warm and healthy even before I knew you existed. These scars and marks on my stomach tell a story. A story of love. If that is not beauty, I do not know what is. My body has nourished you and comforted you. These breasts that are no longer perky and unmarred, this stomach which is not lean and flat, this face which has aged so quickly; all these things sing of my love for you. How could I not celebrate this body? How could I not think it beautiful?

I know it’s not always so easy. I understand why there are so many women who do not love their bodies. Who have learned to hate their bodies, and because of that, hate themselves. Who criticize their features every time they glance at their reflection. Who chase endlessly after the elusive beauty they see in airbrushed photographs. Who never feel good enough, even though they are.

Because it’s easy to feel ugly when a boy at summer camp tells you that you’re really pretty, except for your nose. Or when a girl in your class makes fun of your flat chest. Or when you flip through teen magazines and suddenly your clothes aren’t good enough, your hair isn’t straight enough, your skin isn’t tan enough, your legs aren’t long enough. It’s easy to feel ugly when there’s always someone whispering in your ear that you could be, should be, better than you are.

But I hope you never feel that way, my love. Even though you will grow up in a world that will tell you a healthy, beautiful, able body is not enough, I hope you always know you are more than enough. When you are bombarded by images of women who depict an impossible fantasy, I hope you never look in the mirror and hate any part of yourself. I hope you always stand tall and hold your head high, because you know that you are beautiful. I hope you know, with unwavering certainty, that no one can define beauty for you.

~ excerpt from Gemma Hartley's beautiful letter to her daughter

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Photo courtesy of Gemma Hartley

Katharine Krueger ~ Journey Of Young Women
Consultant and guide,
Girls' Empowerment and Coming of Age

Monday, July 15, 2013

Do Not Let your Fire Go Out.

"Do not let your fire go out, spark by irreplaceable spark, in the hopeless swamps of the approximate, the not-quite, the not-yet, the not-at-all. Do not let the hero in your soul perish, in lonely frustration for the life you deserved, but have never been able to reach." ~ Ayn Rand

You are more than you think you are. You can do more than you think you can do. Yes, really! Your limitations lie in what you believe about yourself. Your mind is a powerful tool; a tool to be used to focus on what you want in your life and take the steps forward towards it.  Believe it or not, a step can just be a thought. A daydream about what you want. Think of your mind as a muscle, and every new thought you put in to it makes your mind that much more positive and focused. One new positive thought a day, one positive daydream, will lead to more creative ideas and if you keep it up, you will have created a brand new positive habit. Your life will begin to change. You will see things with new eyes. Try it. Experiment with it.  Have fun and create your life your way. You deserve it. 

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

You Are Strong!

I'm a Slut Like You

I just LOVE Pink!  I was never one to idolize a singer or an actor, but I do admire Alecia Moore as a WOMAN whom, I believe is the epitome of Woman Power at full throttle. 

Her no apologies attitude says it like it is, straight up, like a shot of tequila with no lemon or salt to ease it down.

When I first heard her new song “Slut Like You”, I giggled with glee.  I saw it as a challenge to the arrogance of the single man who believes it is OK to use and discard a woman just for sex. Her turn-the-tables satiric attitude is refreshing and emits a message (in my opinion) to men that we can play the game too. It’s only fair. ;)

And why shouldn't it be ladies? Good for the Goose and all that... 

An equal attitude is all we are looking for, is that so much to ask for men? ** Explicit Content Warning!