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VOGUE MAGAZINE SERIES PRESENT 73 QUESTIONS

Hello all you warriors of words, today blog is a little bit different in a way that’s never been done here before. I’m stepping way out of my comfort zone and diving in head first with these set of questions passed on from my friend fellow blogger Rachel Marcelle from the Vogue Magazine Series. (Rachel answers)

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Rachel and her husband Ahmed has a fantastic blog “YamteQ”. I highly recommend discovering their blog especially for mothers. They provide a lot of fun informational blogs and resources. You can follow Rachel on social media and don’t forget to subscribe. Thank you Rachel for including me on this fun thread.

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The inspiration for the Vogue Magazine Series (VMS) is to get an intimate insight on today favorite celebrities, reality personalities and political personalities. These series of fast-pace questions are designed to challenge the individual to be open, vulnerable in a way to connect to the readers. You won’t find any celebrities or reality personalities here and you don’t need to be to answers. This process is fun and I am happy to participate.

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My Answers

1. What’s your usual Starbucks order?
Venti Caramel Macchiato Upside Down iced or hot. ☕️

2. What does your workstation look like?
Messy! No photo necessary your imagination is pretty much accurate.

3. Favorite food?
Anything with shrimp.

4. Favorite author?
Stephen King. I read my first Stephen King book “Cujo” when I was in my early teens and I was hooked.

5. What do you think of open relationships?
I will let you know at some point. Seriously I am still single but I believe cosmic chemistry and the signs are pointing in a direction that I’m happily following.

6. What is your favorite video game?
Mario Brothers series and tetris

7. Guilty pleasure treat?
Concerts. I have a yearly concert fund which is now spent but I can’t stop my love for my favorite artist Def Leppard, Franz Ferdinand & KT Tunstall

8. Favorite movie?
Emotional: A Patch of Blue
Comedy: Team America World Police
Comic: Superman Man of Steele & Dark Knight Rises
Horror: The Collector

9. Favorite book?
Stephen King’s The Stand the story of the battle between good and evil always get me this is the first horror book that I couldn’t read not because of the tone but the story I actually is brought to tears.

10. Twitter or Instagram?
Twitter

11. Desktop or laptop?
Neither tablet for me

12. Best advice you’ve ever received?
My real good friend Paul aka “Banana Man” once told me to always write it doesn’t matter if it’s a word or a sentence just write come back later to revisit and watch those words turn into a work or words. Best advice.

13. What project are you working on right now?
The launching of my youtube page and podcast.

14. Favorite color?
Green

15. Did you get good grades in school?
I did very well straight B+ student when I wasn’t playing the class clown or ditching.

16. Dream job?
I have two that combine into one to be a successful writer, have my works turned into a movie or tv show. The second is to do talk show that showcase people with mental illness or disorders a safe haven for them to use as a teaching tool for those who don’t understand what life is like when dealing with mental health.

17. Play any sports?
Yes PLAYSTATION! I love playing playstation bowling & volleyball but the best sport is going to Dodgers games eating dodgers dogs & swallowing down cold ice Bud-Light.

18. Do you have a degree?
No, unfortunately for me I was too busy sowing my oats but I am well educated and have several certificates under my belt for hazardous waste management.

19. Nationality?
Black American

20. What is your favorite kind of blog post?
Anything that has to do with Music, Movies and Mental Health Awareness.

21. What do you like to collect?
Coffee cups and mugs

22. Describe yourself in three words?
Funny, Strong, Vulnerable

23. If you were a rapper what would your stage name be?
Tri-L-Loco

24. Who was the last person you DMed?
Fellow blogger & friend Kristian Weigman. Kristian is a brilliant blogger. Her style of writing is witty. I really enjoy reading her material.

25. What’s on top of your wish list right now?
I have a few I give my top three;
3. Wish my blog was getting more viewership
2. Wish that TV shows like Bill Maher, The View would allow regular people the opportunity to come on and talk about topics with their political guests.
1. Wish I was living in Europe.

26. Sorting house?
Okay I take it this question has something to do with Harry Potter so I’ll go with Raven Claw.

27. How many tattoos do you have?
I have none.

28. What are you most grateful for this year?
I am grateful for being able to live this wonderful life experiencing all the wonderful beauties that are my family, friends and the positive reception from social media

29. What’s the best thing that’s happened to you this month?
Letting go of things that isn’t necessary for me to continue to hold onto.

30. What’s the best thing that’s happened to you today?
Waking up to celebrate another day on this earth.

31. What’s the best thing ever?
Experiencing life little moments.

32. Favorite season?
1. Winter 2. Fall 3. Spring 4. Summer

33Favorite holiday?
This is a no brainer CHRISTMAS. True fact I finish Christmas shopping by August.

34. What fictional character do you relate to most?
Keith from Voltron Legendary Defenders of the Universe you can see his growth from a troubled angry young man to the leader of the most powerful robot.

35. Do you like surprises?
Yes

36. What’s the biggest surprise you’ve ever had?
My ex-husband surprising me tickets to go see Men At Work at the House of Blues for my birthday.

37. Which surprise made you cry?
The death of my mother. No one was expecting her untimely death and the manner she went was pretty quickly it surprised us all and I haven’t stopped crying.

38. What’s the best surprise you’ve given somebody else?
A paid trip to Vegas.

39. Do you like muffins?
Yes, blueberry muffins are my favorite.

40. Do you cook often?
Yes, I love to cook it helps with my manic depression.

41. What’s your favorite dessert?
Creme Brulee; the best I ever tasted is at Cesar Palace in Las Vegas at the buffet.

42. Is there a dessert you don’t like?
Yes, anything that has sweet potato or watermelon.

43. Cake or pie?
Both of course and I will add both are great with a cup of coffee.

44. What’s your least favorite food?
Anything with sweet potato or watermelon.

45. What’s your favorite condiment?
Mustard

46. It’s 4 am on a random Saturday. What are you eating?
Chips & guacamole. I can live off of chips guacamole and coke zero.

47. If you could teach a college class what would it be called?
Wizards of Words blogging tips 101

48. Best animated film?
Wall-E; the only animated film that has no dialog in the first 45 mins of the opening. It’s only animated film that the star & supporting cast has no dialog. Very interesting concept.

49. What has a guy done or said to impress you?
Nothing yet.

50. Best thing to do on a first date?
A cup of coffee and a good conversation.

51. Worst thing to do on a first date?
Go someplace where its to loud and distracting.

53. Best comic book character?
Batman because he doesn’t need superhero powers he has skills that causes him to use his brain power and that’s sexy.

54. Name three things which can always be found in your purse.
Notebook Pens & Phone-charger.

55. Favorite drink?
Cocktail: Martini (lemon drop) / Coke-Zero.

56. If you could play a historical character in a movie who would it be?
Michelle Obama

57. Kittens or puppies?
Both, both are cute as heck.

58. Favorite sushi roll?
California crunch.

59. What lipstick do you use?
I usually don’t but on the rare occasions I use what I get from drugstores or beauty shops. I love red but lately wearing a matte purple.

60. What foundation do you use?
I usually don’t but on the rare occasions I use fashion fair line of makeup.

61. Blow dry or air dry?
Both it all depends on the situation.

62. Who is your fashion icon?
My fashion icon comes from a beautiful blogger Erica Raquel. Her fabulous fashion blog is called “Grand Fash Life”. I wasn’t much of a fan of make-up and fashion all that changed when I started following Erica’s blog. She gives detailed fashion tips that even a person like can follow and have rave results. She’s my fashion angel. If I was to ever win a major award I will have Erica design my outfit. You can follow her on social media.

63. Favorite Disney Character?
I don’t have any.

64. What are you doing tomorrow?
Most likely working on my blog or youtube channel.

65. Movie you laughed the hardest through?
I actually have two “This Is Spinal Tap” & “Team America World Police” I almost peed in my panties dying from laughter. I can’t chose which is better because both movies offers laughter like none other.

66. Movie that made you cry?
Storm of the Century; Stephen has a canny way of pulling on those heart strings this movie for me tapped into that the decisions these parents had to make heartbreaking. Stephen King is brilliant when he writes horror because he always add the humor element making the story believable.

67. If you could sing a duet with anybody, who would you choose?
Alex Kapranos of Franz Ferdinand. Not because he’s the sexist frontman but the guy is very creative, talent & cool as Hell. He can make someone like me with limited singing skills sounds award winning.

68. If your life was a song what would the title be?
Brief Encounters Franz Ferdinand. This songs covers most of my life from the early 90’s up til my marriage & divorce all the way through to the death of my mother & the nine year depression I struggle with as a result. This song is beautifully hunting.

69. What’s your favorite animal?
Sloths. Sloths are some of the most beautiful intriguing animals.

70. Favorite illustrator?
I don’t have one.

72. What country would you like to visit?
Scotland or Norway.

73. Best way to decompress?
Drinking a nice cup of coffee and watching Hot Bench or reading a book.

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Wow that was fun. These questions really made me think and it’s fun to see what picking at someone intellect. It’s time to pass the torch to my friends and see what they’re thinking about. Again thank you Rachel.

@batmom85 @GFLBlog @simplykatricia @TheWblogger @Irishgirl692 @KristianWeigman @NovaNamaste19 @CraigHoffman11 @Mashibaby @Charlidee_1 @Tiffanys_Blog @EmilyMaeHood @mindandlove1 @JeffrisTerry @31i55a @renew_lporter08 @AidenHatfield @TreyStoneAuthor @cynspo @CPFalcone @womenwithgifts @jofalltradesb @allthoseblogs @meditativeO @mamabefrugal @theanxiousteach

#FeelTheLoveGo #bloggingcommunity #bloggersloveshare

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THE SUNSHINE BLOGGER AWARD Second Nomination

Hello all you warriors or words, wow for the third time this week I been nominated for a blogging award. I can’t tell you enough how grateful and humble I am with this second nomination. This nod comes from my friend and fellow blogger Jessica Mathis. Jessica is a blogger whom I considered to be champion of our community. Giving her time and knowledge so generously, I am grateful we connected. I can go on about Jessica but if you want to see how awesome she is follow her blog The Unplug Initiative and follow her on twitter @jessciamathis88 and don’t forget to subscribe. A personal thank you to Jessica for your continued support. Read Jessica’s answers: (Sunshine Blogger Award).

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What is The Sunshine Blogging Award? It’s a award given within the blogging and writing community in support of other bloggers and writers for their thoughtfulness and generosity, spreading positivity, show of support as the community connects together. Anyone can nominate their favorite blogger/ writer or someone who made an impact.

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“Rules of The Sunshine Blogger Award”
Rule 1.- Thank the person who nominated you, provide a link back to their blogging sites.
Rule 2.- Answer their questions.
Rule 3.- Nominate 11 other bloggers and ask them 11 new questions.
Rule 4.- Notify the nominees about their nomination via their blog or social media.
Rule 5.- List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award logo in you post.

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Answers To Jesscia’s Questions………

1.- Who is a personal hero to you?
a- My oldest sister is my hero. She was always there for me when everyone else abandon me or let me down, she is the light at the end of a dark tunnel.

2.- If you could be one animal for a day, what would you choose?
a- I would say my chihuahua dog qtip. She is spoiled rotten & gets whatever she wants with little to no working for it.

3.-What’s your favorite blog post that you’ve written?
a- I have two one about my transformation “Repair My Armor” & the other about the lost of my mother “Autumn”.

4.-Why did you choose your blog name?
a- my blogging name is a nickname given to me by my family and friends it’s because I always have a smile on my face bright and sunny as the sun.

5.- If you and I were to hang out for a day, what would you want to do?
a- I would take you to my favorite writing places in hopes these unusual places inspire you.

6.- Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
a- Living in Scotland working as a successful author and blogger.

7.- What is an underrated song or artist that you want to call more people’s attention to?
a- This is a tough one because I have 2 artists that comes to mind both are my favorite I would say KT Tunstall. She’s is a brilliant song writer but her voice is so angelic. Her music brings me comfort in a time where my world is chaotic.

8.- If you had to pick a favorite song, what would it be? If you can’t, what are a few that come to mind?
a.- This is easy again I have 2 the first one is Battle of My Own by Def Leppard because if you listen to the lyrics it’s how I feel when dealing with my mental disorder one particular lyric comes to mind “Wake up screaming night time it just won’t wait so learn to love the things you hate”.
a.- The second one literally has changed my life that song is Feel The Love Go by Franz Ferdinand this song has help me come out of my fog and helped deal with folks who aren’t as nice. There’s a particular lyric “Think of a friend and wish them love, Think of an enemy like them wish them all your love” wow that right there is powerful.

9.- Do you write for a living? If so, do you just make money off your blog, or do you do other writing? If not your blog, how else does writing earn you an income?
a.- No I wish I can be clever enough to make a living writing at this very moment. As for my blog making money in the 2 years that I have this blog it only made a total of $2.14 don’t ask me how. I have a full time job which is the source of my posts.

10.- How long have you wanted to be a writer?
a.- All my life. I been writing in journals since I can write. My writing started out as writing lyrics them turned into poems which morphed into blogs.

11.- Do you play any instruments? If not, what would you love to learn how to play?
a.- Yes & No, when I was younger I played piano, flute, guitar and accordion. I can read and write music as well. I stopped when I graduated from HS I don’t know why music plays such a huge role in my life. I just lost the feel.

Thank you Jessica for those intriguing fun questions.

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And The Nominees Are…….

1. @my_simplemind
2. @tiffanys_blog
3. @aidenhatfield
4. @pigletish
5. @thislifeasD
6. @caralisette
7. @cieloscent
8. @InsecureHW
9. @sydneysjourney
10. @disorderSad
11. @dogsndungarees

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My Questions For The Nominees

1. What was your first concert?
2. What is your favorite lyric from a song that moved you?
3. What advice would you give someone who is first time blogger?
4. Describe in one world your personality.
5. What is your favorite movie?
6. While out enjoying a day of leisure what would you purchase a book to read or new CD?
7. Favorite place to write.
8. When was the last time you had a real good cry?
9. What blog post are you more proud of? & Post the link.
10. Best piece of clothing to wear?
11. Last movie you seen

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Well that is fun. It’s always good to get to know fellow bloggers and have them get to know you. Good luck to all nominees and a special thanks to Jessica for the nomination. Please support these fine group of bloggers but subscribing to their website and follow them on social media.

Until next time…..

BLOGGER RECOGNITION AWARD Second Time

Hello all you commanders or words, to my pleasant surprise, I am honored and humble to be a nominee for the Blogger Recognition Award for a second time. This time the nod comes from my friend and fellow #champion Chocoviv. Chocoviv is a mother and a lifestyle blogger. The one thing that I like about Chocoviv blogs is that she gives readers insight into books she have read anda vivid introduction into her world. Simply put she’s “brilliant”. You can follow Chocoviv on twitter @chocoviv and on her website Chocoviv Lifestyle Blog and don’t forget to subscribe.

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“Rules of The Blogger Recognition Award”

Rule 1.- Write a post to show your award.
Rule 2.- Acknowledge the blogger who nominated you.
Rule 3.- Give a brief story of why you started your blog.
Rule 4.- Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers.
Rule 5.- Nominate 11 blogger who deserve the award.

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About Me

Hello, I am Sunny Larue known as the professional martini drinking blogger and manic depressive. My passion for writing came at a young age. Diagnosed as a manic depressive now known as bipolar, I didn’t quite understand what my mental disorder meant. I didn’t understand how kids in my age group would react to my constant mood swings. As a result, I was constantly picked on. I would often retreat to my favorite hiding place. There I would dive into the world of my imagination, creating a world in which I was safe. These journal entries morphed into my blog. Today I enjoy being open about my disorder and found comfort among fellow bloggers who have similar story.

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My Advice

Advice 201- Be consistent. Use your personal experiences as a way to connect to your readers.

Advice 202- Get a journal and write. It doesn’t matter if you can’t write a complete blog, but a word or sentence or a thought write it down then go back and revisit you see the pieces come together before you know you have a blog post.

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And The Nominees Are…….

1. @lwlhope
2. @blujasmine
3. @taraosullivan15
4. @GFLBlog
5. @timetotalk
6. @glitzpro
7. @rosesnrouge
8. @rickljohnson1
9. @albell42017
10. @tonyburgess1969
11. @bipolarNZ

Follow the nominees on the social media accounts and website. Don’t forget to subscribe. Again thank you Chocoviv for always showing bloggers love.

BLOGGER RECOGNITION AWARD

Hello all you champions of words, to my pleasant surprise, I am honored and humble to be a nominee for the Blogger Recognition Award. Nominated by my friend and fellow blogger Laisha and her remarkable blog Renew Inspiration Mind Body Spirit, Laisha have encouraged and inspired many bloggers to pursue the passion of blogging. Her continued commitment of support is amazing and I am glad she’s apart of our community. Thank you Laisha for being a champion. You can also follow Laisha on twitter @renew_lporter08 and don’t forget to subscribe to her website.

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“Rules of The Blogger Recognition Award”

Rule 1.- Write a post to show your award.
Rule 2.- Acknowledge the blogger who nominated you.
Rule 3.- Give a brief story of why you started your blog.
Rule 4.- Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers.
Rule 5.- Nominate 10 blogger who deserve the award.

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About Me

I am Sunny Larue blogger, storyteller, music lover, martini admirer and a manic depressive. I been blogging for over thirty years. My passion for writing started when I was diagnosed with manic depression disorder at a young age. Not understand what that meant I was often the target of bullying. Writing became a safe place. I started out writing journal entries that turned into poems that morphed into blogging. Trying to find a reasoning to the madness I started documenting my mood swings, my interaction with my disorder and how I relate to people. Today I am apart of a wonderful supportive community of family, friends & social media. I hope to inspire those to indulge in their passion and find a voice to speak their truth.

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My Advice

Advice 101- Go at your own pace. Blogging is a learning experience. You learn more & more about yourself as well as getting to know fellow bloggers. Remember blogging isn’t a competition it’s a celebration of fellowship.

Advice 102- Be brutally honest no matter how much pain you felt at the time of a specific emotion. Blogging is just that opening yourself up to emotions that can be happy or terrible hard. Just stick with it and use your voice to speak your truth. Nothing else matters.

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And The Nominees Are…….

1. @CraigHoffman11
2. @simplykatricia
3. @batmom85
4. @JeffrisTerry
5. @justmominit
6. @ItsNicoleCarman
7. @CPFalcone
8. @CuriosityConfes
9. @phandi
10. @Irishgirl692

Follow the nominees on the social media accounts and website. Don’t forget to subscribe. Again thank you to Latisha for her continued support.

Guitar Grin Boy by Vasco

THE FACE OF RACISM

Hello champions of words, today blog post is a blast from the past. Dated August 17, 2011, I decided to tackle an entry posted on a friend #Facebook page dealing with racism in America. I wanted to get the conversation going at which I failed but now in revisiting past blogs, I think this is just as relevant today as it was nine years ago.

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It’s twenty-nineteen has the level of racism in America changed? I think it has evolved, morphed into more than just black and white. This issue has a direct effect on the LGBTQ, Muslin, Immigrants communities and it doesn’t stop it’s the runaway train. Everyone has felt and dealt with racism on some level. It’s a shame we’re still talking about race. With the current administration and the President encouraging such behavior, how can our nation pull together?

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“We are a symbiont society what happens to one affects the other”

Obi Won Kenobi

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The Facebook Post;
Hey everyone,
I’ve got something under my skin and I need help to try to wrap my head around it. I will try to word this as best I can, so as not to offend anyone. I’m apologizing ahead of time to anyone who gets offended by this. That is not my intention; only to try and understand.
First off, let me tell you I live in Southern Maryland. Things are different here than they were growing up in Pasadena. There’s things I’ve observed living here that I just don’t understand. For starters, I’ve observed sometimes there’s “lines” where different races pretty much treat each other differently. Things seem segregated to a degree and it’s like the civil rights movement didn’t happen. I can’t begin to tell you how many times I’ve seen confederate flag stickers on cars, and EVERY time, it turns my stomach. I’m like, “HELLO?!?! This is 2011!!! The south lost; get over it, and OPEN YOUR EYES!!!!”. I’ve also encountered some African-Americans who despise white people, and it seems like there are some who don’t like anyone who’s Latino or Asian or Indian/Middle-Eastern or Gay, (which is a small population in this area). I’m not saying that everyone here is like that; I know of many who aren’t “blind”, and consider them good friends. I’m talking about those that ARE “blind” and think that it’s perfectly fine to think this way.

Growing up in Pasadena, there seemed to be almost every ethnicity there is represented, and we all treated each other the same. We didn’t say, “Oh this is Peter, my white friend” or “This is Lisa, my Chinese friend”. We just said, “This is so-and-so, MY FRIEND”. No tags, no lines. Just the common knowledge we were all the same. If there was racism, I never encountered it. I always have and always will see everyone as the same. The only differences were if someone was nice or mean to me. I grew up with a lot of kids making fun of me because I was fat, but never because I was white. Kindness and friendship, to me, had no boundaries. If you were nice to me, I was nice to you. Case closed.
I guess I’m just asking for some insight, because I just don’t understand how in this day and age, there is STILL this kind of behavior. I really don’t understand how people can still be so blind. If you would share your view on this, I’d appreciate it, because I just don’t get it.

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My response:
I’m not offended by anything you have said because the simple fact is that we all have experience racism on some level it just depends on what you would call it. In my opinion there’s different type of racism examples Bullying, Sexism, Ageism. I’m a 40yr black American woman (not of African decent because my family roots are from Australia) I was born and raised in SoCal and I like to believe that I’m well travel & pretty intelligent my parents are from the south Alabama. They participated in marching for equals rights during the 60’s.  I traveled to the south a lot as a kid & I never experienced racism. I would see restaurant that had signs colored eat here or colored drinking area or Negro restroom etc. My experience with racism happened when I met & married my ex-hubby who is Hispanic (Mexican).

His family doesn’t like black ppl or any nor dark whites. I don’t know why but in his family the darker you are the uglier you are if you’re white with blond hair & blues eyes you’re the cream of the crop hints why we are now divorced.  You can imagine my surprise when my ex mother in-law would speak Spanish and say horrible terrible things about me & my family being black like we should be shipped back to Africa or black ppl should stay in their positions as slaves & the funny thing Dee is that she’s & her kids including my ex are here illegally. You would think that she would be more tolerant of this country’s diversity.

Unfortunately racism today is not only a black white issue, it’s an issue of gender (Gay marriage) issue of looks (being heavy) and of course heritage. Just look at our President and what he’s going thru compared to our previous President or look at the models the thinner models get booked and is place on this high authority of what American women should like vs. the heavier models that ironically are more like the average American woman in terms of weight.  Has racism gotten better I would like to believe it has, is it gone NO will it ever go away NO, as long as there are stupid ppl racism will continue to exists.  I think this country is moving at a slow pace when it comes to change and acceptance but we can’t allow ourselves to take 10 steps back from where we came from, we have to move forward so we won’t become blinded again (your words) & that’s my opinion.

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Everyday we struggle as a nation, as a world power and of course as humans. Why aren’t we teaching our children to be respectful, patience, empathy and compassion. It’s only a handful of people who act and behave in such way. Unfortunately this is the reality.
Be good to each other.