The Downfalls of Social Media – and a Lesson Simone Biles Can Teach Us

When I was young, bullying mainly happened in person, or maybe over a computer on instant messaging. But today, it can happen a lot more places than that – like on social media. I just came across an article about Simone Biles, 19 year old olympic gymnast, who was recently body shamed on Twitter. Let’s not forget that Simone is NINETEEN. It sickens me that … Continue reading The Downfalls of Social Media – and a Lesson Simone Biles Can Teach Us

Coffee Break: Shamed If I do, Shamed If I don’t 

“To some I’m too curvy. To others I’m too tall, too busty, too loud, and, now, too small — too much, but at the same time not enough. When I post a photo from a ‘good angle,’ I receive criticism for looking smaller and selling out. When I post photos showing my cellulite, stretch marks, and rolls, I’m accused of promoting obesity. The cycle of … Continue reading Coffee Break: Shamed If I do, Shamed If I don’t 

Miss Teen USA Cutting Swimsuit Competition

It was recently reported that the 51 women who will compete in future Miss Teen USA pageants will no longer do a swimsuit competition – this portion of the competition would be replaced by a brand new athletic wear competition. Well, thank goodness. Because I’m sorry, but what 14 to 19 year old needs a bunch of judges (and Americans watching TV) judging their bodies … Continue reading Miss Teen USA Cutting Swimsuit Competition