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Stop Body Shaming
Billie Eilish regularly chooses to wear over-sized baggy clothing to protect herself from being sexualized. A few days ago, paparazzi snapped candid photos of the 18 year old in oatmeal colored shorts and a camisole taking a walk in LA. Sounds like a regular girl taking a walk in a regular outfit, right? Well the internet blew up with the sharing of the rare photo and bodyshamers quickly took to social media to comment on her body and her size...again.
Powerful Anti-racist Songs in 2020
Music is a powerful tool that stimulates emotions and intelligence. Music influences people of all ages and backgrounds and plays an enormous part in the lives of almost everyone. So it is no wonder due to the power of music, that artists have used their musical and songwriting talent to bring about awareness to the ongoing racial injustice that lives in America.
With motherhood comes the natural inclination to take care of and desire all the best for your child. However, mom guilt is the unwanted, intrusive thoughts that create doubt, anxiety, and uncertainty concerning decisions relating to motherhood. Just like all feelings, these feelings of guilt come and go and can be the cause of a number of different factors. Society, personal insecurities, lack of trust in one's self, pressure from family or friends, social media, and/or many other factors can play into why a mother may feel guilt about how she chooses to raise her child. Even though it is common for a mom to experience "mom guilt," it's not impossible to beat!
Microaggression can be defined as: "a comment or action that subtly and often unconsciously or unintentionally expresses a prejudiced attitude toward a member of a marginalized group (such as a racial minority)," according to Merriam Dictionary. The problem with racial microaggression is that it can be confusing and hard to understand, especially when a comment is so subtle. Shedding a light on racial microaggression will give both sides a better understanding of what really goes on and pin down the issue to prevent the continuation of racism.
The Songs in my Mind
We have all had a moment where we are listening to a song and we have had to really stop and listen because the lyrics begin to seemingly speak directly to us. Maybe the lyrics in a song relate exactly to what we are going through or simply make us feel the most like ourselves. Below are a few beautiful lyrics from songs that I have heard recently that simply make me feel like me.
Remove the Confederate Flag
Whether or not to remove the confederate flag has been a debate for years, but with recent events, it has become a spotlight topic once again. This debate is touchy and controversial and those who debate seem to stand either strongly for the flag or strongly against it. Some Southerners believe that the confederate flag is part their childhood and history itself. But on the other hand, those fighting to remove the flag claim it is a symbol of oppression, slavery and hatred. In order to pick a side, we must first understand the history of the flag.
Dear 2020, Really? We're less than halfway through and already we've been through a whirlwind of major troublesome yet historical events. It seems everyday bring news of yet another event. While it has been one thing after another, all of us are forming history and once we come through this, hopefully we will become stronger.
The postpartum period is commonly used to refer to the immediate 6 weeks after childbirth. During this time women experience many physical and emotional changes as their bodies adjust back to taking care of just one human instead of two (or multiple!). Knowing what feelings you may experience before going through the postpartum period is very helpful to ensure the best possible healing and recovery.