how the media is manipulating us : body image

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I really wanted to write about how the media’s manipulation and choices affect us, often negatively. That’s when I realized that their actions far exceed the capacity of one blogpost. So this is going to be like a little series. Click Here to see the first post about minority representation. Today’s main focus, body image. How does the media portray body image and what is socially acceptable? How do they create unhealthy ideals? Who is affected by this? Those questions are going to be addressed and discussed. I am also going to focus on real world examples that let you decide how you feel and also to show how prevalent it is. Big warning, I am probably going to criticize and expose some of your favorite movies, media platforms, and pop culture idols. So get ready.

 

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let’s talk about voting

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I don’t know about any of you under 18-year-olds, but I CAN’T WAIT UNTIL I can vote! It’s one of those things that I have been looking forward to for such a long time. Despite MY dreams of voting, it’s surprisingly an under-discussed topic. Now more than ever, voting and getting EVERYONE to vote is important. I cannot tell you how many times I have heard someone say, “Yeah, I’ll be able to vote, but I don’t know if I want to”. This post is going to be all about why people say that, fixing those problems, why voting is important and giving you some educational resources. I also need to disclaim that I am going to talk about my own personal beliefs about certain incapable presidents, but the factual information is still important – to be even more clear, there are unbiased informational links at the bottom.  

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what I noticed at my first high school football game

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Last weekend, I went to my first – under the lights – high school – football game. While I did have a lot of fun, cheering with my friends, it brought up a lot of topics that no one is talking about. It makes a perfect conversational blog post though. I am going to be discussing some fun topics like our theme but also some of the not some positive parts of this popularized culture. At the end of this post, I left some links to other articles that explored this topic more.

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the progressive state of school

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After one week of high school, I’ve already noticed how far the school systems have come. To some, schools are just places to get a mandatory education. With the new progressiveness of schools, it has become more. I thought of how far it has come. From technology usage to the social progress of institutions itself. In the news we see the awful things happening in schools, and now I can finally see proof that local schools are paying attention. They are actively trying to do something. Let me know if your school is progressive in the comments! 

 

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my september bullet journal

 

 

A new month, new bullet journal spread. I got a bigger bullet journal, after finishing my last one at the end of summer. This has more room, which is perfect for the school year and my long to-do lists. The general layout stayed the same, but the theme this month was just a bunch of cloud doodles. I kept it minimalistic and clean. If you have a bullet journal, feel free to ask questions or leave a link in the comments! 

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is dress code the problem

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With the school year starting, it’s the perfect time to discuss one of our favorite topics, dress code. It’s usually the first complaint you hear about school. After a summer of wearing whatever I wanted, going back to a uniform with dress code reminded me of all the things wrong with it. There are subtle hints of sexism and body shaming. In this blog post, I’m discussing if school dress codes are the problem and what it says about our society. More importantly, I wanted to write about the impact it has on kids/students.

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why i’m a feminist

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I’ve written a lot of posts about feminism but I’ve never really touched on why I’m a feminist. There are different reasons for everyone, that I enjoy hearing, so I thought I would write my story. This is going to be a short post, but I would also like to hear your stories too, so feel free to leave a comment! Click here to read some more feminism posts.

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why writing about what you care about is important

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You may have already noticed how this blog is changing. While it may have seemed abrupt, it’s actually something I’ve been thinking about for a while. I wasn’t excited to write and now I am. I found what matters to me, not that what I used to write about didn’t matter to me, I’ve just refocused on something else. The break I took and lack of motivation made me realize how important writing about what matters to you is.

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what’s going on with fast fashion pt 1

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We all say we want to help the environment, but that means more than just buying a trendy reusable straw. One of the biggest contributing factors some of the worlds most prominent problems has to do with fashion. As much as it pains me to say, the fashion world is flawed. Fast fashion, worker rights, non-inclusivity, racial stigma, and so much more. While I will definitely expand on those topics in future posts, today I’m talking about fast fashion. In this 3 post series, I’m going to explore what it is, why it’s important, what you can do, and how you can do it. Get ready for part 1 which is all about the basis of everything and some important things to know!

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let’s talk body positivity

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I’m constantly trying to uplift my friends, the people around me, and myself. Attempting to boost confidence and promote body positivity. Whether it’s complimenting a friend’s outfit or owning my own body by wearing a crop top. This post is all about body positivity, owning your body, uplifting others, some motivational quotes, and so much more.

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i’m back

hi. I had to take a break from blogging for a while. School, finals, and some personal stuff made it too complicated for me to blog and it was taking away from the quality of my posts. Since summer is starting, I’m back.

next week there will be a new post about my june bullet journal spread.

also, as an added plus, this is my 200th post!

thanks.

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i made an artsy sweatshirt

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Hello Everyone! During spring break, I finished all of my homework and studying early. This led me to sew something. I wanted to do something really creative and artistic and overall new. While I was working on everything, I took pictures along the way. It’s a matching set of a sweatshirt and shorts. The shorts have a little twist to them, which was my way of making it extra “artsy”.

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My April Bullet Journal!

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Hello Everyone! It’s that time again, the start of a new month and bullet journal spread! I went with a very very spring-flower theme, just to get me in the mood for spring. Winter is my favorite season, but it is ending and this bullet journal spread is my way of accepting that. I still really love how this turned out. Comment down below if you bullet journal or any questions you might have. 

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My March Bullet Journal Spread! stars, zodiac, space and more!

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Hello Everyone! I am soooo excited about this post because this is probably my favorite spread I’ve ever done. At the end of February, my bullet journal ran out of space, so I ordered a new one and set it up. I’ll post an overview of the bullet journal set up on my Instagram, but this post is about my March Monthly spread. In the past, I used regular lined notes books, but this is my first time using a dotted book. (and I love it so much more btw).  If you want to know any of the specific tools I used or have any questions,  let me know it the comments. Enjoy!

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My 2019 Bullet Journal Spread! January, Minimalistic, Rainbow and More!

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Hello Everyone! HAPPY NEW YEAR! To start the new year, I had to start a new bullet journal spread. My last bujo ended in August, so 2019 is starting in the middle of a book. I didn’t do a whole other beginning spread, but you can click here to see that. The theme for this spread was colors and rainbow. There isn’t as much doodling, but I kept every minimalistic and played around with different fonts. Enjoy!

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