1:Opinions are Like Assholes and Everybody’s Got One.”
Too many minutes were spent scrolling through social media a few weeks ago. Well last night too, because Enzo was fired from the WWE, and the whole thing is such a socail media amatuer detective trap.
Anyway, a post from “Parenting” about Chrissy Teigen being Mom shamed for posting a picture of her sliding down a slide with her daughter in her lap popped up.
A “concerned” Instagrammer posting the dangers of slides, and Chrissy’s “witty” response. The short soul sucking clip was open to both sides of the coin, showing the stats for slide injuries, and airing on the side of being pro Chrissy’s choice to post her very sweet photo.
What we are calling being shamed is really just not learning to deal with peoples opinions about our lives.
The reality is you cannot be shamed unless you feel guilty.
Shame is defined with a quick google search as: a painful feeling of humiliation or distress caused by the consciousness of wrong or foolish behavior.
If you are feeding your baby from a bottle, and a breastfeeding mom rolls her eyes at you, and you feel Mom shamed, that is not on her, it is on you.
EVERYONE HAS THE RIGHT TO FEEL HOW THEY FEEL, EVEN WHEN IT IS OFFENSIVE.
The Shaming movement feels like the everyone gets a trophy movement.
In the words of Nas. “No Apology on the issue if it offends you it’s meant to.” Paying attention to what sets you off is more powerful than hiding underneath the shame umbrella.
2. It’s a She Thang And it’s all in Me. I Can be Anything That I Want To Be.
This Song was hope. This song was fuel to keep pushing the envelope of womanhood. This song was validation.
The Me Too movement has gained momentum, yet the number one song in America has a refrain that states over an addictive beat -I’ve been popping pills, and you know what to the hoes – man I feel just like a rock star.
3. Express Yourself.
“You know life is all about expression.”
JUST BE YOURSELF!
The power belongs only to you.