I need to shower and go to bed, but I can’t stop reading.
The Forbidden Zone: What The Fans Are Saying (by Mikal Watson)
I’m part of a cool fan documentary for Richard Elfman’s Forbidden Zone 2 which was put together by Mikal Watson. My animated “4bidden Zone Feelings” clip begins at the 5:28 mark.
When she was around 8 and rehearsing for The Nutcracker, just a few days before the performance she was told, “I’m sorry, you can’t do it. America’s not ready for a black girl ballerina.”
For Michaela, “to say this to an 8-year-old is just devastating. It was terrible.”
When she was 9, a teacher told her mother: “I don’t like to put money into black dancers because they grow up and end up having big boobs and big hips.”
The dancer looked down at her petite figure and protested, “I don’t have boobs. I don’t get it.”
Instead of getting her down, “It makes me more determined,” she said. “Because I’ve been through so much, I know now that I can make it and I can help other kids who have been in really bad situations realize that they can make it too.”
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god sounds like an abusive, manipulative boyfriend I don’t want him to love me
MY EXERCISE AND MENTAL HEALTH CASE STUDY THAT I WAS IN WAS ACCEPTED FOR THE PEAK DAY OF THE 2014 FOOD AND NUTRITION CONFERENCE AND EXPO, WHICH IS ATTENDED BY MORE THAN 10,000 OF THE COUNTRY’S DIETITIANS, NUTRITION RESEARCHERS, POLICY MAKERS, AND OTHER VARIOUS HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS DUUUDE THIS IS LIKE THE NUTRITION RESEARCH ACADEMY AWARDS AND THEY’RE ALL GOING TO BE LOOKING AT MY DATA
EVERYONE MY FRIEND IS AMAZING OKAY
THANK YOU <3 <3 <3
haven’t made an embroidery in a while.
out of all the aspects of millennial-bashing, i think the one that most confuses me is the “millennials all got trophies as a kid, so now they’re all self-centered narcissists” theory
like— kids are pretty smart, y’all. they can see that every kid on the team gets a trophy and is told they did a good job; they can also see that not every kid on the team deserves a trophy, and not everyone did do a good job
the logical conclusion to draw from this is not “i’m great and i deserve praise”— it’s “no matter how mediocre i am, people will still praise me to make me feel better, so i can’t trust any compliments or accolades i receive”
this is not a recipe for overconfidence and narcissism. it is a recipe for constant self-guessing, low self-esteem, and a distrust of one’s own abilities and skills.
where did this whole “ugh millennials think their so-so work is super great” thing even come from it is a goddamn mystery