Day 19, Sunday: Five of your favorite blogs and what you love about them
1. Sophieologie wrote an inspirational post titled, “This Trendy “Strong is the New Skinny” Thing (and what it could mean for the next generation of girls)“. The whole article is amazing (and she loves to swear) but especially this passage. “It’s tragic because you have to the think of all of the potential that is lost when a whole generation of girls care more about fitting into minuscule pants instead of… oh I don’t know… running for student council, pursing a passion, studying, volunteering, playing sports, working, furthering woman’s rights… the list could go on and on. My main point is, girls waste so much time on being skinny – because we are taught that is is important if we want to be successful- when we could be devoting their efforts to becoming so much more powerful than simply skinny.’ ‘Dear Society: Please assist me in convincing young girls that “strong is the new skinny”. Encourage them to eat. Don’t let them diet. Discourage the idolization of anorexic and bulimic celebrities. Make them exercise instead. Teach them that “exercise” means running, jumping, sweating, grunting, working hard, and kicking ass- it doesn’t mean flapping their arms around in some trendy, overpriced Trogalaties course, or running on the elliptical until they pass out. Help them realize their own strength. All of these things will help girls realize their full potential, both physically and mentally. It will help girls become self-confident, capable, and literally and figuratively strong. A girl who is encouraged to be strong instead of skinny will have higher self-esteem, respect, ambitions, and worth. She will never be a victim. She will be healthy. She will be a leader. She will be confident. She will be kick-ass.”
2. On the other end of the spectrum, I enjoy reading Tom & Lorenzo with their awesome and snarky commentary on gowns and celebrity lives.
3. Kanye Wes Anderson is hilarious if you listen to Kanye West and watch Wes Anderson movies, like me!
4. Story of My Life is one of my new favorite blogs because I’m having so much fun with the blog every day in May challenge! Jenni also makes me want to visit Austin with all her beautiful photography around town!
What are some of your favorite blogs?