A Call to Action: Let’s Turn the Negatives into a Positive

Remember my Miss Bimbo post from last week? Well, I can’t let it go. I keep thinking about how I mention to Miss Bimbo, “You have a forum where you could actually do good. You could have real conversations about fashion and self-esteem, and make positive impressions. But instead you choose to perpetuate the hate and negativity that is plaguing our youth.” And guess what? I’m no better, just sitting around complaining and DOING NOTHING.

I hate it, by the way, when people do that, and believe me, I’m surrounded by it. So I’m seriously seriously hating myself for making a bunch of proclamations – bitching, if you will, and not taking action. Note to self: I deserve my own throat punch.

Luckily I am in a position to do something about this. So I have a proposition for you.

I would like to create a clearinghouse, of sorts. Help me stop the war on our youth, our women, our men, and our society, by finding just one website that is a positive influence or does something to create and or promote self-esteem, confidence, personal peace, and/or equality, and emailing it to me or posting it in the comments section. If every person who reads this post and actually does this, and maybe…just maybe, passes it on to one friend, we could do a LOT of good!

And that is basically where the proposition ends. We do good, your name, if you choose, gets added to the clearinghouse. Wouldn’t it be grand if we could build a site totally devoted to doing right by our children? Just leading people in the right direction.

What do you say? I know you want to join me. I don’t care about your political affiliation, your religious or spiritual background, the color of your skin, your sexual orientation, your sex, your country of origin, or how many pets you have. I will even take a link if you like cats. In fact, the more positive reflections from different backgrounds, the better!

Let’s see how many links we can collect by the end of May and turn this negativity into a positive force!


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Elaine GriffinElaine Griffin (a.k.a. Laine) is a freelance WordPress designer, content creator, and speaker. She brings her background as a sociologist, advocate, and educator, to her work and her writing, which has been featured on BlogHer and The SITS Girls. On The Laine List she spills her guts about life, motherhood, and balancing work and family. She also sprinkles in some fun recipe and cocktail posts. On Elaine Griffin Designs, she writes easy to follow tutorials about WordPress, social media, SEO, and blogging.
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  1. says

    Well, I hope you don’t mind, but you KNOW where I’m going to direct folks… to my newest site!! I’m so proud of what Ten to Twenty has become in just a few short months since it’s launch and am even more excited at what’s in store. I would encourage any of your readers (yourself included) who would like to share their stories to do so. It takes a village to get that positive message across!

  2. says

    This is such a great idea, Laine! It really is so hard to find a positive course of action sometimes when things get under our skin, so I applaud you…I stumbled across a site called My Body Gallery a while back, a place where real women can post photos of themselves along with info about their height/weight/clothing size, etc. At first I thought it was just another site where women could get competitive about their weight-loss goals and objectify themselves, but then I realized the site actually has some major potential to help women see healthy examples of what other non-air-brushed women with similar builds to them actually look like. Personally, I felt a lot better about my body (and even my humidity-frizzed hair) after poking around on that site a while.

    Here’s a link to the site: http://www.mybodygallery.com/index.html

  3. says

    I’ll be giving this some thought. Ideally, I would love a site that didn’t talk about external beauty at all. Part of the problem is that we’re spending way too much time focused on accepting our external casing and not spending any time loving what’s on the inside.

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