Pro-Fat Doesn't Mean Anti-Health

So, I was shopping. Looking at some clothes. Not really looking-looking, just stopped because the shirt said something interesting. The sales associate came up to me and said she "wouldn't have anything that would fit me." Immediately, I was completely thrown off, and I told her "I wouldn't ever wear any of this crap, I was just looking at the shirt." She said she "didn't mean to offend me, just that none of this is made for my body". So I responded with a simple "thanks for sharing, I didn't ask." She was got extremely defensive and told me "there was no reason for me to be rude" to which I responded with "there was no reason for her to comment on my body type." She then proceeded to tell me "fat girls that preach for body confidence are promoting an unhealthy lifestyle," and "should be held responsible for their promotion of unhealthy habits." So naturally I turned it around and told her…

Bands With Good Music and Good Philanthropy

This blogpost might be a little inspired by Fall Out Boy's new music drop. Fall Out Boy dropped M A N I A this morning, while releasing a new LP and tour announcement. One of the most exciting parts of this announcement is their declaration that $1 from every ticket sold will go towards the Fall Out Boy Fund. An initiative the band created to benefit charities in Chicago. 

The new tour currently features 20 dates with more to come. They will yield a significant amount to donate to local charities in the Chicago area. 

In addition to Fall Out Boy's philanthropy, Panic! at this Disco has also engaged in several philanthropic efforts. They've donated to the Human Rights Campaign, Cancer Research UK, and Planned Parenthood. The most recent being Planned Parenthood. Panic! released a shirt in collaboration in which all proceeds went to Planned Parenthood. 

Frontman Brendon Urie actually matched the donations, which topped over $50,000. The shirt sold out both times Panic! made it …

My 50th blog post

How have I written 50 blog posts in one semester? How have almost 1,000 of you seen this blog?

Two questions I will be asking myself long after this post is written. It's not like I have anything incredibly unique to say. It's not like my insight is any different than any other millennial liberal pissed off at our current shitstorm of a society.

I guess I am different, in some ways or another. But it is certainly not different enough. I've always wanted to have something unique to say. That's not even accurate. I've always got something to say. I've always wanted a unique way to say it.

A long time ago, I gave up the dream of trying to find new ways to say things, so I just say them exactly how they come out of my head. That makes me unique, in a sense. My no-filter, unaltered thoughts on everything from fashion to politics. I guess that's what makes this blog a little different.

I also don't necessarily mind talking about things that others may cringe …

What I've Learned From Running Cause-Finder

For my Digital and Social Communication class, we had to make a website about a cause. I decided to make a website about all the causes. Cause-Finder is something I've been working on throughout the semester that is designed to make it easier to find a charity you align with both emotionally and physically, if you so choose. The page features 100's of charities, each with a different vision and mission.

What I've learned is: you can never actually make giving simple. Each engagement I received on social media or posts to my website was always about someone's charitable experience, but never about their ambition to give. I could feature an entire post about No Kid Hungry, and the comments would be about kids they've helped or how we should help the kids in our country before we help the kids in other countries.

I think my website failed in its mission. I wanted to inspire people to give. I wanted to inspire people to get involved. Instead, I inspired argument over w…

What It Took To Get Bill O'Reilly Fired

Let's be clear. It was not because of the investigation into the accusations of misconduct at the office. He was fired because we weren't supposed to find out about his behavior.
He was fired because Fox was losing advertisers.
He was fired because they had no choice.
He was not fired for his behavior or attitude towards women. 

I heard someone say that this sort of redeems Fox News for them. I overheard a conversation that this brings some credibility back to the news station. And I was just sitting there boiling as hot as my red hair and screaming in my head. But apparently it is frowned upon to scream at strangers, so I refrained.

They will continue to treat women the same. By they, I mean any man of power at Fox News that knows rape culture will protect him.

It marks the end of an era, and the introduction to a brighter one (hopefully) (I'm not holding my breath).

The Pepsi Ad We Needed

This isn't the Pepsi ad we received, but it's the Pepsi ad we needed. 

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Published on Apr 6, 2017
Stand Up - Stand N Rock #NoDAPL (Official Video) - Taboo
Mni Wiconi- The Stand at Standing Rock - Divided Films
AWAKE, A Dream From Standing Rock
The Young Turks
Democracy Now!
Music: Skip Marley - Lions

United Figures Out a Way to Top Pepsi for Worst PR Blunder of the Year

So, I didn't think an organization was going to be able to top Pepsi for worst PR clusterfuck of the year. But oh boy, was I wrong.

If you're not living under a rock, I'm sure you've heard that recently, United Airlines overbooked a flight and forcibly removed a man from the plane after he refused to give up his seat. United offered passengers incentives to give up their seats, but when none took the bait, they randomly selected four passengers to remove from the plane. Three of the passengers got up, pissed off, but willingly got up. The fourth, said he was a doctor and needed to be on this flight to get back to the hospital. So what did they do? The violently removed this man from the plane. The incident was captured and plastered all over social media. This man's bare stomach exposed as they drag him by the arms across the aisle off the plane. I can't imagine the pain, much less the humiliation that this man must have felt.

United was kicking passengers off …