So everyone is doing this #pubertychallenge thing. This is me at 9/10 just before I got the first of five braces I would have throughout my life. There are no more school photos of me after this one. I was bullied extensively and it had a massive impact on my confidence and my self worth, and it has only been the last 6 months or so I actually like what I see in the mirror. #stopbullying
Thank you so much for everyone that has supported so far! With the funded donated so far I’m going to secure the LLC this weekend. Going to look at some more buildings the following weekend. We are getting there! If your able to support me so I can support others I’d greatly appreciate it! NO DONATION IS TOO SMALL! Link is in my bio 🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾
What has been the most difficult part of this process?⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Between fighting dryness and frizz, learning to know (yes, knowing, because I had not seen it for years) and managing my natural hair, even having to deal with the positive and negative opinions of people, I do not know what has been more difficult .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I think I could cut my hair a thousand times more and go through the transition a million times but the opinions of the people, that if it is an epidemic difficult to let go (but not impossible).⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
You will say "why would you have to care what people say?" simple, because the opinions that come from the closest people and from the people we love are hard to let go.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Yes, just as you read it. It was from my closest people, including family members who I received the harshest criticism.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
"Aren’t you thinking about combing?"; "Do you plan to leave an afro?"; "Aren’t you planning to blow dry your hair?"; "Now you just want to walk with that straw"; "You are a professional, you can not go like that" - were just some of the comments I received and I still receive constantly.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I repeat, they affected me! But even so I always defended my decision. My best argument, I was born with this hair, that does not make me better or worse person or professional, it is my decision and deserves respect.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
There were a lot of people that did have positive comments for me from the beginning ... yes, even though the hair did not look so good and I washed it every day (you can read about this in previous posts), I have even served of inspiration for other people to take the step of embracing their curls.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
But back to the basics of this post, like everything in life, some will support you, many will applaud you and you will also receive many criticisms, but in the end what really matters is how you feel with your own decisions.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Exercise your patience and soon, the least expected day, you will be enjoying the reward.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Trust the process!
I love you buddy! Mom will do her best to guide to do the right thing and also be a momma bear and stick up for you when necessary! But there is one thing I will start telling you..... stop putting up with bull shit !!! Stick up for yourself when no one will- then I’ll be right behind you- I got yo back bud ! 💪🏻💪🏻 Mommas got beef with three 4 yr olds- bullying my sweet boy is a mistake you’ll never want to make! And yes this is confirmed by the school soooooooo shits about to hit the fan people!!! STOP BULLYING
BULLYING IS NOT ACCEPTABLE
BOYS WILL NOT BE BOYS
I will teach my son to treat everyone with respect- still stick up for himself when it’s necessary- and if I ever find out he bullies another kid, his life will be nothing but miserable. For now I have some shit to handle and my sons on the end of a spectrum I never wish on any child. My heart hurts and my rage is through the roof 😭😭
Mommy rant over !!!!!! Happy Thursday
La reconocida marca de productos de higiene personal, Gillette, ha lanzado recientemente un comercial, dirigido al hombre, para comenzar a detener la conducta machista denigrante, que afecta a grandes y pequeños de sexo masculino y femenino.
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“Man bad. Woman good.” This has been a myth of modern psychology for the last few decades. Now it has gone full imbecile, mislabeling, attacking, demonizing. Vice destroys us and to say that someone has vice or virtue by means of their gender is evil. It’s up there with “let women lead” as if all women in a group of women are equally qualified. Keep speaking truth to power because postmodernism has the power in the public sphere at the moment. They are bullies. Reality prevails. Let’s ride the coattails of reality. #masculinity#toxicmasculinity#femininity#democrat#republican#gillette#menandwomenarefriends#voiceofthe2nd#bully#stopbullying
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Just...no words. A workbook..to simply be a decent human. This is just going too far..and BEFORE you sling mud in my direction - I was born and mostly raised in and around downtown Atlanta, a few addresses that made us the only white family in that complex/neighborhood..have/had relatives that were KKK and Freemasons..but I have NEVER been taught/raised/mentored in any other way EXCEPT to accept and understand that garbage humans are JUST that..garbage. Regardless of ethnicity/gender/way of life - some people are just sh*t! And no amount of PC bullcrap is EVER going to change that. And you know what? I WILL NEVER apologize and make excuses for being white - because I am NOT a garbage human and have faith in all decent humans to do right by our fellow man. Stop grouping all us ‘white folk’ into a racist box that current society has decided we belong in. Just be a decent human. It’s really very simple - and needs no f’ing workbook 🙌🏼🇺🇸xx #beadecenthumanbeing#meandwhitesupremacy#southernbornandraised#STILLNOTARACIST#ignoranceworriesmeMORE#knittersofinstagram#anyonewhowantstoreadit#stopbullying#makersgonnamake