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I Exist as I Am

Life
I exist as I am, that is enough,
If no other in the world be aware I sit content,
And if each and all be aware I sit content.
One world is aware and by far the largest to me, and that is myself,
And whether I come to my own today or in ten thousand or ten million years,
I can cheerfully take it now, or with equal cheerfulness I can wait.

– Walt Whitman, ‘Song of Myself’

We’ve Come a Long Way, Baby?

Here’s an article that I came upon a while ago that I had posted about for my class Girlpower1; but considering its relevance to my recent “Measuring Self-Worth” post, i only think it’s appropriate that I move it here:

This is really an interesting piece- It talks about the Women’s Movement and its rise and fall as well as how it is viewed and portrayed in society today. Rothenberg also touches upon the female empowerment and about her observation of young girls wearing t-shirts that say things like “As long as I can be on top”, “Bitch”, “Dirty Girl”… etc. … continue reading this entry.

Measuring Self-Worth

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I was at a party recently and in the course of otherwise reasonable events that took place, one in particular from that night has bothered me ever since.

I was sitting and chatting with some friends when a couple of girls (presumably NOT from my school) drunkenly stumbled through the room. Now don’t get me wrong but on any other Saturday night, this would have seemed like perfectly normal behavior, except on this night these three girls decided to wear wife-beaters that they made themselves with the phrase … continue reading this entry.

Life Lesson in Humility

To start off, I want to say that I’m grateful for those of you who have been sharing your opinions and thoughts.

So, as much as I am trying to be sympathetic to the responses that people are making to my post on “Fat Teens Can’t Hunt” I think that it’s gotten to a point where I need to address and clarify where I’m coming from so people stop thinking I’m some stupid tart having a good laugh at the expense of overweight people.

I’ve definitely fallen to pressure before, I think we all have at some point in our lives, … continue reading this entry.

When is Enough, Enough?

This season on Measuring Beauty I touched upon the topics of beauty in the media world and the shapings of body image. The pursuits of skinnyness and perfection will continue to rise, with no signs of giving up. So now I leave you with something to ponder – are you willing to give up your happiness to be thin and beautiful, or is being thin and beautiful what makes you happy? … continue reading this entry.