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I do not post often, but my readers know that when I do post something, it is a power piece. I am going to be brutally honest.
This election is insane.
America has deteriorated right in front of my eyes, and for the last year and a half, I have been asking myself – how did we get here? I try to rack my brain for the answers, but nothing comes to mind.
We are where we are right now because so many American people believe in an over-tanned, over-privileged, racist bigot. Not to mention a rapist. They believe that HE can lead what is supposed to be the greatest nation in the world, but lately…I do not feel so great.
Of course, I know, no one is perfect. But, it seems to me that any country full of people that believe the overgrown Oompa Loompa who tells the world that detailing a sexual assault is “Locker-Room talk”…well, quite frankly…the country has lost its god damned mind. This is exactly the problem with the culture of sexual assault. It has been watered down and labeled as the norm, but it is not the norm and it should not be the norm.
I do not want children, especially young boys, growing up thinking that it is the norm to grab women by the pussy. It does not matter how much money you have or how many beautiful women you have been with. Women are not sexual objects. We are not here solely for the entertainment and ogling of men. We are human beings and should be treated as such.
Of course, the gaggle of old, white, male Republicans is insulted and disgusted by these comments because they have sisters, mothers, and daughters…as do most Americans. No great shocker there. This is not why they should be outraged. They should be outraged because the sentiments expressed by Mr. Trump are not things that people say about women.
No one actually talks like this. I am so sure that no one actually talks like this in any locker room anywhere that I am willing to bet Brock Turner‘s prison sentence on it. Here is another classic case of the privileged white male using his sexual status to take advantage of and sexually assault a woman. Brock Turner’s father is quoted saying that it was “20 minutes of action” that have ruined his son’s life when really it is more like 20,000 years of infinite suffering for the poor girl he raped behind a dumpster, while she was unconscious. But hey, it isn’t his fault he is a good swimmer.
“20 minutes of action” becomes “locker room talk” later in life.
Same over-privileged white men. Same sexual predators.
According to RAINN‘s statistics “Every two minutes, an American is sexually assaulted” and “1 in 6 women has been the victim of a completed or attempted sexual attack.”
We need to put a stop to them now before it becomes open season on the vagina.
If you are a victim of unwanted sexual contact, sexual assault, or know someone who has been, follow this link to get help: RAINN: Get Help Now
For the past four months, I have been working as a Personal Stylist with Dia&Co!
What does that mean?
Well, it means that every day I get to spread radical self-love through style.
What does THAT mean?
Self-love through style = loving yourself because you give your personality wings by trying clothing styles that you might avoid in the store. It means finding you inside of yourself.
It means loving yourself no matter what society might think or feel.
Slowly but surely, I am getting to a place where I love me for me because I have FINALLY found clothes that not only flatter my curves but play on my personality. You might not believe me when I say this, but clothes actually have a huge impact on your emotional status.
It’s a Saturday morning. You put on jeans, not just any jeans, but your least favorite pair. Why would you wear those? Well, because your favorite pairs are all dirty and await laundry day. So, now, you are stuck wearing your fat jeans to the mall. These jeans are really loose in the waist and you are constantly pulling them up because a belt will just make things worse. You pair them with what is normally your favorite tee shirt, your security tee shirt. But it turns out that when you pair your favorite tee shirt with your least favorite, end-of-days jeans you end up hating the whole outfit.
Too late to change now. No matter what you do with your hair, no matter how much makeup you cake onto your cheeks, you just HATE the way you look.
Imagine having to wear these jeans for a week!
Cut to next Saturday:
You are decked out in your best skinny jeans, a tank top, layered underneath an adorable plaid button down, and you pull out your absolute favorite jacket. Look in the mirror – No cake today. Just a touch of blush and a dab of mascara. You have not washed your hair but you aren’t worried. You step into your fiercest pair of ankle boots and you are on your way out.
See what your favorite clothes can do for your confidence mood? Total confidence booster!
Since I have started working at Dia&Co, I have filled my closet full of clothes that I finally feel fabulous in. I am more confident in front of a crowd now than back when I was in Catholic High School and all the girl’s wore the same thing. I have so much confidence that I actually attended my five-year high school reunion rocking my new favorite fit/flare dress.
Before this job, I never knew that plus-size could mean something so much more.
FUN. FABULOUS. FIERCE.
Take a look and tell me.
Don’t I look fantastic?
As a woman who loves getting tattoos, and is thinking of getting more, this is something to really look into before having ink permanently pressed into my skin. Do not rush into getting your tattoo. Promise me, it is worth it, in the end, to have these conversations with your artist, prior to sitting down for the actual art.
Ask about the sterilization of the instruments.
Pay close attention to your artist as he preps the materials he needs to do your work.
Is he opening a new package of needles?
Are his hands clean looking?
Ask him if the ink in his store has ever been known to have trouble.
Check into customer feedback.
Take the time to think about the future, while getting your tattoo. Don’t be too busy living for today.
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