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The Importance of Women Encouraging other Women
The World We Live in Today Being kind is the most powerful thing that you can be at any given time. In today's world women need encouragement. Now, I am by no means saying that men don't need encouragement as well but what I am focused on throughout this blog is women helping women. First, you never know what someone is going through. Be there to encourage someone else in their time of stress. Don't listen to rumors, or the nasty things a person says on social media about your friend. I think it is important to connect on social media.
RBG: "Notorious" Was More Than a Moniker
Random outbursts of applause erupted from the steps of the Supreme Court building last night. Parents carried their children, many already in their pajamas, in one arm, and held up phones, candles, and makeshift beacons in the other — beacons in remembrance of someone who, for so many, was just that.
Just over a week ago I jumped head first into the deep end of a world I really knew nothing about, OnlyFans.com. If you know what this site is then i'm sure there was already a slew of opinions and thoughts that ran through your head the moment you got to the period of my first sentence. If you don't know anything about it, OnlyFans is a subscription based content creation platform that made a huge splash in pop culture because of its ties to nudity and explicit content. Right off the bat, this is one of the most controversial platforms that exist in our world today. So just as any other rebellious millennial, I of course had to press the "red button" and join. Its been one week, and I've learned more and accumulated better stories than the last 10 years of instagram and facebook combined.
I was 14 when my father first told me I needed to start wearing makeup. "You start high school tomorrow," he had said. "You need to start taking care of yourself and making yourself look good."
I Was Wrong: 'Cuties' Sexually Exploits Children. And No—The Context Does Not Matter.
Warning: This piece talks about the sexual exploitation of real children as well as spoilers for the movie "Cuties". When Netflix announced that the French film “Cuties” (Mignonnes) would be released on their platform September 9th, people were immediately outraged. The poster featured four young girls clad in tight crop tops and booty shorts in very easily sexualised positions. The description initially read:
I May Destroy You and the Hazards of Online Echo Chambers
This article contains spoilers for I May Destroy You as well as talk of rape and sexual assault. Every day, millions of people interact with each other across timelines and feeds, organised by algorithms that analyse your every move to calculate the perfect online sphere for you. In many ways, this sounds wonderful, and in many ways, it is.
CHALLENGE ACCEPTED: WHAT THE LATEST BLACK AND WHITE PHOTO CHALLENGE IS TRULY ABOUT
*TRIGGER WARNING* This is Pinar Gültekin. 27. The incident that triggered the latest viral black and white photo challenge, who was murdered by her ex-boyfriend, who beat, strangled and burned her body in a garbage bin, then covered her in concrete.
- Created with: INTIMINA
How to Make the Most of Your Summer Vacay—Even #WhileBleeding
I thrive in the summertime. Maybe it’s because I was born in August, but I have always felt like the best version of myself in the sunshine and hot air. There’s something about the long days and late sunsets that encourages me to make the most of every day. Summer offers newfound optimism-- adventure awaits around every corner. If I were Mother Nature, I would see no reason for any other season.
Thelma and Louise: A lesson in girl power.
I don't think I should have to warn about spoilers from one of the most iconic movies in history, especially one that is almost 20 years old, but I will anyway: if you haven't seen Thelma and Louise, you should first go watch it immediately, but second, keep in mind this article does contain spoilers.
Introducing "The Alpha Queen's Talk"
Hey Gurlll & Welcome To The Safe Zone! The A.Q Talk Social Meet Ups "The Alpha Queens Talk" Is about women coming together and being able to build confidence in their life again through social networking with other like minded females and or concentrating on their physical/fitness journey. Through fun girly chats and networking, "The A.Q Talk" allows women to open up or simple listen, about how they overcame, overcoming or trying to start their journey to overcome what held/holds them back in life. We are here to help give that positive encouragement to help build confidence back into yourself again!
Thoughts on Hysteria
Do you have a uterus? Do you sometimes feel anxious, experience sexual desire, or ‘cause trouble for others’? Well, then, you may just be suffering from Wandering Womb Syndrome! Yes, that’s right, it’s totally possible that your womb has taken a mind of it’s own and started to wander freely around your body, causing all kinds of mischief…
How A Girl At Summer School Changed My Life In A Week
I only knew her for a week. I only know her name is Helen. We met on a summer school in the UK when I was 16. It was a week of creativity where we could make a film, or make pottery, or do photography.