Flying with the Dove
& Her Loves

January 19, 2012

Miss Representation

"The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don't have any"-Alice Walker

For one of my classes I was invited to go to a screening of this film. If you can find a screening of this film I would highly recommend seeing it. It talks about the demeaning aspects the media portrays for women and the way it is attacking the self esteem and the self worth of all women. It is blunt about how women are portrayed and placed in second after men but it gave me such a realization to the power that us women really do have. ALWAYS be a role model for other women and girls. Make it a point to be accepting and nonjudgemental. A lot of the attacks on women come from other women. When was the last time you didn't critique the way a woman looked or acted. I find myself doing that to the tv screen all of the time... like "wow she has put on some weight" or "could she be wearing anymore makeup?" It is AWFUL! Love the women around you, support women and their amazing accomplishments, and help to bring them higher not lower.

Newest Miss Representation Trailer (2011 Sundance Film Festival Official Selection) from Miss Representation on Vimeo.

January 11, 2012

Ok lets start fresh 2012

I am forgetting about and forgiving myself for the things I didn't get done, the things I wanted to do but didn't, the messes I made (not metaphorically, real cluttered and unorganized messes), the people I didn't spend time with, the things I forgot about, the days where I was way less than perfect, and every little mistake I made in 2011.

The things I get to start this year out with: my fairytale husband, my best friends, my darling apartment, the awesome University of Utah, my supportive and loving family, excitement, ambition, and everything good.

The things that have to go.... Laziness, selfishness, taking the easy way out, stressing out over small things, not forgiving myself when I make mistakes, sadness, anger, and anything that holds me down from being the ultimate person I can be.

In 2012 I will make time for the people I love most, I will treat everyone with love and not be afraid to help them, push myself when I think I can't go on, master the things I have been putting off, set my priorities straight, make myself and others proud, do many things outside of my comfort zone, eat good food and get off my bum, make the people around me happy, be giving even when I feel I don't have anything to give, swallow my pride, never let the world get to me and make me feel insufficient, and I will be happy to be who I am and love myself.