she is a true role model

Guys like…. I am just so happy to be existing in the same lifetime as Taylor Swift. Getting to see everyone getting lurked, talking to Taylor, meeting friends in this fandom, enjoying bomb ass Taylor Swift music and Taylor Swift curated playlists, Secret Sessions, having Taylor Swift go to our houses, Taylor sending us gifts and being there for a chat and giving amazing advice- it’s all so surreal. And I am so happy we actually get to be like ‘hope I get to hang out with Taylor Swift one day’ and it’s not even entirely unrealistic!!!! Taylor Swift is a true wonder woman, I am so grateful. She’s inspired a generation of girls and boys and others alike, and been such a positive and incredible role model. What a SUPERSTAR!!!!!!

‘I loved her not for the way she danced with my angels, but for the way the sound of her name could silence my demons.’ — Christopher Poindexter. 

I’m gonna go on a quick rant on feminism/femininity and Disney here.

Originally posted by disneylandwheredreamscometrue

It just riles me up when people seem to get the idea that femininity means a lack of feminism. When people take a look at the girl in the pants and the girl in the ballgown and says the one in pants is more feminist and empowering than the one in the dress. The whole point of one of the many aspects of feminism is that as women we have the right to choose to be and wear whatever we want. A woman in a dress is just as feminist as a woman in a burqa, and they’re both just as feminist as a woman in a suit or a woman in a bikini. And beyond clothing, a woman who’s married and in love is just as feminist as a woman who’s single. Here’s where Disney comes in, no one princess is a better more feminist role model than another. It’s important to have more than one type of role model yes, but just because one girl likes to fight and another girl likes to sew, it doesn’t mean that one is a better role model. All the princesses and other Disney ladies have good values to teach us and our kids in different ways and I’m gonna go through them with you.

Originally posted by badxbaby

Snow White:

For one thing this girl is 14. She is a child and her outlook on the world and her dreams in life shouldn’t be measured up to an adult’s. She’s kind, caring, and yes, she does dream of true love’s kiss. But she’s 14. When I was 14 I was dreaming of the same damn thing. But what we can learn from her is that when you care for everyone, even strangers, you’ll see that kindness returned. When she’s lost in the woods and scared for her life, she still finds the strength to be kind to the animals. In return they show her to the Dwarves’ cottage. She’s sweet and decides to clean up the place and take care of the dwarves out of the kindness of her heart and they return the kindness by giving her a home when she had none. At the end she’s rewarded with the true love’s kiss she wanted. We can even learn from the Evil Queen that vanity is a terrible thing. 

Originally posted by snowwhitecinderellaaurora-blog

Aurora:

The main thing to remember about Aurora is that for one thing, she met Phillip when she was a baby. The other thing is that while the good fairies did love her and take care of her, she grew up isolated and alone. She’s always had these dreams of meeting someone (anyone) else to break that isolation. But in that isolation she’s still strong, kind, and trusting. She loves her adoptive aunts, and for a side character(might make a post about that later) I would still count her as a good role model because of that kindness. 

Originally posted by goldensilverdisney

Cinderella:

Her, I’m definitely going to expand on in another post. But, she’s one of my favorite princess. Ironically, not one of my favorite movies, but she’s an amazing character and I love her. She’s a survivor of child abuse. That’s the very first thing that you need to understand about her. She doesn’t stay happy and content with a grin and bare it attitude, she got mad. She was snarky, and she only found happiness in the little free time she had and in her pets/friends. All she wanted that night was to go to the ball. All she wanted was one night to have fun and get out of the house. She wanted one night where she wouldn’t be berated and yelled at and ordered around. And when she met the prince, she didn’t even know who he was. She didn’t even mind that she would probably never see him again. And at the end she more or less saved herself. She didn’t wait around and sing a song from her tower to get rescued, she asked her friends to get the key and help her out. She was smart enough to pull out the other slipper. There’s nothing wrong with getting help from those around you and there’s no shame in asking for it. There’s nothing un-feminist about getting help, especially when you’re an abuse survivor. And that’s what Cinderella is about. Her fairy godmother coming to help her. Women helping women. 

Originally posted by disneymoviesanywhere

Ariel:

The one big thing that made the Disney renaissance so great is they decided to follow the rules of Broadway musicals. One of the trademarks of this is the “I want” song. That’s the motivation for the main character and it’s the driving force for the plot. 

Ariel wants to live in the human world. That’s her dream. She desperately wants to be a human. Eric was just the straw that broke the camel’s back. Ariel is strong willed and curious. She’s the undersea equivalent of an anthropologist. She’s 16, so of course she’s going to make stupid mistakes, but she gets to live out her dream in the end and become a human. The main point and what makes her a wonderful feminist role model is that she uses that drive and curiosity to pursue her passion. 

Originally posted by mkgaud

Belle:

I’m not sure I have to go into too much detail about her although I will mention, she is not a victim of Stockholm Syndrome. And to be honest how would being an abuse victim make her any less feminist? Anyway, of course she’s smart and loves reading. She loves adventure books and that’s what her “I want” song is about. She wants adventure and she wants someone who understands her and doesn’t think she’s weird for her interest. She’s a good role model not only for her love of reading but also of course for her kindness and seeing the good in people despite their appearance. 

Originally posted by moviewhorexo

Jasmine:

She. Is. Not. A. Prize. To. Be. Won. Moving on,

Kidding. But anyway she’s great because what she values is freedom and love. I feel like a lot of people forget is the line, “when I marry, I want it to be for love”. She wants to make her own choices in all aspects of her life and she decides to leave her life of privilege to pursue that freedom. You can hear and see it sprinkled in all around the movie (and the stage show). She sees herself as a bird in a cage and she’s happiest when she’s free and litteraly flying. And at the end she chooses Aladin. It’s all about her choice. 

Pocahontas:

Originally posted by anightmarefantasmic

So unintentional racism, stereotypes, white savior trope, erasing history, and pairing her with the horrible monster aside for a moment…

Let’s talk about 18 year old Disney Pocahontas as her own character. The main thing that comes to mind when I think of her is strength and bravery. She knows herself and she knows what she loves, and she’ll do anything to protect it. She also cares about the earth and environment. All of those are wonderful traits to have as a role model. 

Originally posted by magical-rasputin

Mulan:

Again, I don’t think I have to go into much detail about why she’s a great feminist role model. She’s usually who everyone thinks of when it comes to great feminist characters.

But what I will say is one thing not a lot of people mention in her great feminist role model-ness is that she doesn’t mind being feminine. She knows the ”perfect porcelain doll” isn’t her, but she doesn’t mind dressing up when she can make it her own. Another thing that I’m surprised get’s as ignored as it does especially since it’s scattered through the whole movie including her very first scene, she’s smart. She’s not a fighter, she’s a strategist. She makes her chores easier for herself. She wins the game of Go on her way to meet the match maker. She figures out how she can protect her dad. She uses the weights to her advantage. She does trigonometry in her head on the fly. She comes up with the distraction and using the fireworks. And the epitome of it all, she uses the symbol of femininity in the movie, her fan, to outsmart Shan Yu and take his sword. 

Originally posted by definite-disnerd

Tiana:

Can you believe I’ve heard people say Tiana isn’t feminist enough? Most people know how hardworking and practical she is, but she also learns a very important lesson that you’ll never be truly happy if you don’t let loose and have fun in reasonable amounts. She’s an amazing role model just as wonderful as everyone else in the line up and her morale is one of my favorites to try and live by. “Fairytales can come true, but you’ve gotta make them happen. It all depends on you.”


Rapunzel, Merida, Anna, Elsa, and Moana:

Honestly I feel like I don’t have to do much defending for these four. Everyone on this site has already pointed out what great feminist role models they are and many people regard them plus Tiana and Mulan as the “best” most feminist princesses. I love them all too, and of course they’re all great feminist role models, I just don’t think there’s much I could add. 

Anyway, I think a /lot/ of other Disney ladies are also wonderful feminist role models but this was supposed to be just the princess lineup. and I might make separate posts for them. But if you’ll notice I didn’t take relationship status, style choices, hobby choices, sexuality headcannons, or appearance into account when talking about what great role models they are because you shouldn’t. Of course women and girls deserve more than just one type of girl to look up to, but one type of girl isn’t any better or worse than another. You can be hyper feminine like Cinderella, Not feminine at all like Merida, or a little bit of both like Mulan. You can be smart like Belle, or naive yet kind like Snow White. All of them are wonderful. 

I’ll go ahead and leave you my favorite Disney feminist hero.

(she’s amazing. google her real quick)

Despite creating a huge multimillion dollar franchise, I don’t think JKR should be faulted as heavily for lack of racial diversity in Harry Potter as say, the Marvel execs or other Hollywood producers. Real talk, if I was 25 in 1990, and I was living in a county that was over 90% white english (check wikipedia), I probably wouldn’t have had to foresight to make one of my main characters a POC either. Ironically, as a child who read every book she could get her hands on, I remember thinking there was a lot more diversity than I was accustomed to in the books I read. I wanted to be beautiful like Cho Chang, I wanted to wear a butterfly in my hair like Parvati did, and Dean was one of my favorite characters because he liked soccer and liked to draw, like I did. I dont remember reading anything with as many interracial relationships as HP did. And what was cool was, they weren’t a big deal. She was able to normalize the races and sexes being equal, while still have equality/bigotry as a theme. Kingsley Shacklebolt becoming Minister for Magic is nbd. Pottermore says there was a female Prime Minister like, 170 years before there was a Muggleborn one. It’s true that it would’ve been great if there were bigger parts for POCs, and it’s a shame that the parts that were there were watered down in the films. But point is, before you criticize, remember where she came from. She had this idea 25 years ago; she didn’t know how many people this would reach, so I think she did fairly well, considering. Hermione may have been white, but she was a huge role model for me. A plain girl with bushy brown hair and buck teeth who liked to read too much- no where else could I find a character like that. It would’ve been fairly easy to make Hermione a beautiful self insert, but she didn’t. Additionally, her followup works have had wonderful POC characters, so it might be fair to say she’s more socially conscious now than she was at 25. Check them out. Lula Landry rules.

What Ardyn did wrong... and why everything was wrong with Noctis’ fate

Ardyn is the most interesting character in FFXV, indeed. Mysterious man of no consequences. Despite his horrible actions, a lot of people being sympathetic to him, because Trash Jesus is very charismatic person with aura of tragic, misunderstood hero, who was punished by terrible Gods for nothing.

But people simply ignore a big elephant in the room.

Ardyn didn’t cure Starscourge. 

He didn’t fullfill God’s task, he absorbed Starscourge within himself, but didn’t destroy the plague properly. 

But why? Why didn’t he sacrifice himself like Noctis? Why did once selfless and kind man choose the path of Accursed?

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I don’t want to meet Taylor because she is famous. I don’t want to meet Taylor for a picture or her signature. I want to meet Taylor for a hug. I want to hug her and thank her. Thank her because her music has been there for me when people were not. Thank her for being a true role model for me. Yeah, the picture and autograph are nice, but I really want to be able to give her the biggest hug and thank her for everything.

thoughts on ursula, representation, and fat positivity

the other day i was thinking about how few positive fat characters exist in fiction, particularly fat female characters. as a young fat girl growing up in the late 90s/early 00s, the only fat women i can remember having as role models in media were roseanne barr, queen latifah (particularly her role in chicago), and ursula from the little mermaid.

it’s ursula in particular i wanna talk about here, and why she means to much to me.

it’s true that fat characters, particularly fat women, are always villains/antagonists/negative characters. in this, ursula unfortunately follows suit. she’s a villain, she’s a bad person, she’s evil.

but she’s not evil BECAUSE she’s fat. and there are none (that i can remember) of the usual negative fat stereotypes: eats constantly, lazy, greedy, stupid, dirty/messy, desexualised. on the contrary, she’s active, and ambitious, uses sexual innuendo and is aware of sexual appeal (ie, telling ariel to use ~body language~ while moving suggestively). she’s loud and unapologetic, and never tries to shrink herself, she has an Iconic Disney Villain Song.

it only just occurred to me the other day another level to her that i feel explains further why i was so attached to her (in addition to her being a villain; i have always been attached to fictional villains, esp female villains). there’s a line in “poor unfortunate souls”: “…this one longing to be thinner, that one wants to get the girl, and do i help them? yes indeed.” this shows that ursula has the power to make herself thinner, and she doesn’t. she could make herself thin if she wanted to, and she chooses to be fat anyway.

she does have a thin, stereotypically pretty alter ego, vanessa, but being vanessa isn’t her goal. being vanessa is just a means to an end. she uses the vanessa character just to fuck with ariel.

so we’re shown that ursula 1) has the power to actually make herself thinner, and 2) has the power to appear and live as a thin woman for her life. she doesn’t do either.

the idea that a fat woman can live her life as she is, and not have to change into a thin women even if she could, is really really powerful messaging, especially for a young fat girl being programmed to hate herself and change herself into a thin person at all costs.

fat positive representation matters.

Character analysis: Madam Red

-Madam Red is one of my favorite characters. She is quite interesting, and I’d like her to be the second one on my list of ‘Character Analysis.’ Madam Red or Baroness Angelina Dalles-Burnet is one of those characters, whose entire persona has been shaped by an unhappy past. She never accepted herself for who she is; she fell in unrequited love with someone her sister loved; she lost almost everyone she loved. The pain she endured is great, and especially when you hide or suppress that degree of pain, pain can slowly gain power over you. Had she embraced her pain, instead of becoming the Madam Red of the parties of high society, she could be quite a badass, if I may say so; it’s not that she isn’t a badass, but there is so much more in her.

-She proved to be quite an amazing woman by simply becoming a female doctor in the Victorian time! She probably was one of the first female doctors. Madam Red was definitely a woman of great ambition and strength.

-In a wiki blog, I found that Madam Red was actually 32-34 years when she died, but I don’t think that’s a correct. Let’s do some calculating, if that’s okay. Vincent Phantomhive was born on 1851, and while Rachael Phantomhive got married when she was 18, as we know from a character guide.

 When Rachael got married, Angelina was roughly 15, so she was 3 years younger than Rachael.

 A year later, the twins were born on 1875, so that means that Rachael was roughly 19 years old on 1875.

 That means that Angelina was roughly 16, when the twins were born, on 1875. 1875-16 = 1859. Madam Red or Angelina died on the 9th of November 1888. 

That means that she died roughly 29 years; at the same age as her older sister Rachael. Have I made any mistake in this calculation? Please, let me know.  

-Grell found her near the abyss of despair. Madam Red was quite out of control. Had Grell not helped her, she’d probably be arrested by now. It seems to me that Grell admired her. What Grell saw in her was a courageous woman, who is not afraid to take the justice by her own hands. In both Grell’s and Madam Red’s eye, (those who didn’t have the chance in life to become mothers), those woman deserved to die a painful death. Madam Red sacrificed so much of herself to become the person her-loved-ones wanted her to be, and in the end they died. She even lost her chance to become a mother, and that was too much for her. Had Our Ciel came earlier, she might have not murdered those women. What both Grell and Madam Red longed for was to be loved. Madam Red attended parties she hated the most; started dressing up in a color she didn’t like just because it suited her; became a social butterfly, just so she can be admired and loved; maybe so it can fill the hole that the unrequited love left in her heart.

Both Grell and Madam Red probably weren’t their true selves during their lives, and they longed to be truly loved. Madam Red even married someone she didn’t love, because he truly loved her.

This is a head-canon, but while writing this, I got a few ideas about why Grell might have committed suicide. Maybe, she lost all she loved just like Madam Red, and that was the last straw for her. Maybe, someone was vindictive to Grell, and pushed her to suicide. Regardless of the reason which  was the last straw for Grell, I think that Grell wished she had had ‘murdered’ instead of ‘killing herself.’ Madam Red’s despair pushed her to commit homicide, instead of suicide, like in Grell’s case. Maybe, that’s why Grell got close to Madam Red. Grell saw her doing what she wished she had done instead. It is possible that what Grell saw in Madam Red was her ideal self. But, this is a head-canon after all. In end, I think that both had deep pain and hatred, and that what got them together.

-One final thing I’d like to talk about Madam Red is her way of attracting male attention. She told Lizzy that ‘a lady should be super weak and cute in front of her Lord. It’s the most important thing to be an innocent and naïve girl. It’s your job to smile and be surrounded by nice things, just like in the nursery rhymes. That’s why you should always be like this.’ I think that deep down Madam Red thought that the reason why Vincent chose Rachael and not her was the above reason. 

Or, perhaps, Madam Red admired Rachael so much that she saw her as a role model, and maybe tried to be like her. But generally speaking, this was the mentality of that time. And also, Madam Red has quite a style, hasn’t she?

-I wish that this character was more true to herself. Maybe, this way, she could have defeated the inferiority complex. It’s quite sad that she loved someone who didn’t love her, and I wish that she had someone who would comfort her during the time that she lost all of her family. Maybe, she wouldn’t have succumbed to murdering those women. Please, let me know what you think of this analysis. I’d love to receive your thoughts on this. 

~ By Red Rose Crown ♕

I love Taylor Swift. I got to collaborate with her on her tour which was amazing. I feel like she is doing amazing things. She is a positive role model for young women; she is very true to herself and genuine to who she is. I love and respect her so much for that. Not a lot of people do that. She doesn’t compromise herself. She is a pioneer and I have nothing but admiration for her.
—  Leona Lewis on who she thinks is killing it in the music industry right now? (Nottingham Post, December 2015)

kremy  asked:

1. You are awesome! 2. It is really great, that you are standing up for mental health sharing your own experience. It is valuable in a world of Hollywood glamour, plastic surgery and obsession with the perfect body. You are a true inspiration! My actual question: who is your role model and why?

Patti Smith. The Godmother of Punk. She is so wonderfully herself. She believes in poetry, ritual, the beauty of the mundane, rock, love, and the power of the people. What is not to like? Go look up interviews with her and try not to fall in love, she is a force and she is a force of good.

anonymous asked:

I have a feeling that you enjoy a good challenge, so what would Toph gain from Zutara? ;)

What Toph Would Gain from Zutara

A home she can go to when her own family is being … less than understanding.

Lao: Yes. I’ve let you have far too much freedom. From now on, you will be cared for and guarded 24 hours a day.

An example of a healthy relationship.

Instead of a distrustful one.

And a couple who are already more parental toward her than her real parents are.

And who would be a role model for communicating:

Since there were apparently two deadbeat dads she didn’t smush into the ground like she should have.

Suyin:  We didn’t have a normal childhood. Neither of us knew our fathers and Toph was always busy being Chief of Police.

She would have been a better mom herself.

Toph: Look, I know I wasn’t a great mother. But one way or another, I ended up with two great kids.

And most of all, she would be able to experience one of life’s true delights as a member of the family:

Instead of someone who makes no effort whatsoever to connect with Zuko’s friends.

*See her willing to sacrifice not only her life, but also maybe said country’s so-called righteous war, and confront not only a powerful oppressor, but also a friend to save the one she loves–and his friends she literally does not give a damn about.  avatarwindboy, Ma.iko shipper

And who never even really talks to his family, biological or otherwise.

For Letitia Wright, Getting 'Black Panther' Role Was A 'Huge Spiritual Experience'

If you were ever under the impression that faith doesn’t play a major part in seeing your dreams through, Black Panther actress Letitia Wright is here to confirm that it does. Opening up to the ESSENCE Festival 2017 press room on Sunday afternoon, the young and vibrant actress had no issues letting everyone know about the faith walk she took to receive the part of Shuri in the upcoming film.

“When this film came about, it was just on my IMDB watch list. I just wanted to support it,” she began. “Then I heard that they were auditioning. I was like God this is huge; they’re not even gonna look at me.” Though her initial doubt could have kept her from auditioning, Wright — who sites the positive role models in 2006’s Akeelah and the Bee as the reasons for her wanting to act — went through with doing so.

“I sent one tape, and then I sent another and then some dope stuff happened in prayer. God revealed to me that He trusted me with the part before anybody told me and it was a huge spiritual experience. He gave me signs about where I was going and those signs came true,” she confessed.

While the role of Shuri may be the first one that Wright is playing in an American film, it’s definitely not the first one she’s had her eye on. According to the British actress, she wanted to play the role of Storm in X-Men. “I remember my agent was like ‘X-Men, yeah!’ and he had me like really? Then I remember John Irving came and he was in my church telling me, ‘You know, X-Men, they’re looking at you, right?’ But I didn’t get it. So, I would say Storm, but I’m happy with Shuri. Shuri goes on to do big things! I’m content, Lord.”

When asked what she hoped to accomplish by taking on her first big acting role in the United States, she surprised the crowd when she responded that she’s only hoping to provide positivity. “This is the first film that will be a great platform, but hopefully it’s a positive platform,” she stated. “I’m not trying to be famous, I’m not trying to be the next whatever. I’m just trying to be someone that contributes positivity with my talent.”

Black Panther hits theaters on February 16, 2018

Edward Elric vs. his male role models

lmao spoiler warning; this is going off of Brotherhood, btw

I was thinking today how it’s really interesting how Edward’s relationship with his father and his feelings toward his father are reflected in the way he acts toward male figures of authority in the military, at least outwardly. See, look at these three main ones:

Roy Mustang: Ed acts very defiant and stubborn around him. He openly mocks him and defies him, even though he’s outranked. He does respect Mustang, but he rarely expresses this.

Alex Louis Armstrong: Ed rebuffs Armstrong’s enthusiasm and affection with apparent aggravation at being shown such sentiments. He often tells him to get out, or put his shirt back on. Like his feelings toward Mustang, he also respects the Major, but doesn’t tend to display it openly.

Maes Hughes: Ed was often frustrated and exasperated by Hughes’ obsession with his family. After his death though, Ed was genuinely rocked to his core, and it’s obvious that he had respected Hughes the whole time, but he hadn’t really ever shown it. (In Hughes he also saw a father devoted wholeheartedly to his family, quite unlike the father Ed knew.)

So it’s clear by the way he acts around these three that he does respect his male role models, but he just finds it incredibly difficult to actually express this. However, look at his change in attitude around female role models:

Riza Hawkeye: Ed shows a clear respect for her, talking to her civilly and seriously (look at the conversation the two have about Ishval). I can’t recall a time when he was rude or mocking to her.

Maria Ross: When he and Al sneaked away to the Fifth Laboratory, they were disobeying Armstrong, not Ross. But when Ed was slapped by Ross and she scolded him, he accepted it and knew that he deserved it. Not only that, but when Ross was accused of Hughes’ murder and “killed” by Mustang, Ed was furious, and actually attacked the Colonel on Ross’ behalf.

Olivier Mira Armstrong: Ed is cut down to size immediately by General Armstrong, but instead of lashing out like he would to Mustang, he is cowed and doesn’t attempt to fight back. He’s afraid of her and respects her.

Izumi Curtis: It’s true that she’s not a part of the military, but I would argue that Izumi is one of the most major role models that Ed has. He respects her values and opinions, which is why he was afraid to tell her that he and Al had committed a taboo. She’s his and Al’s number one teacher, and therefore number one role model. 

So, judging by this, Ed has a problem outwardly showing respect to his male role models, whereas to female role models and figures of authority, he willingly expresses his respect for them. This seems to me like a direct reflection of his relationship with his parents. 

His relationship with an absentee Hohenheim is full of resentment and bitterness, and his relationship with his mother is one of love and respect. I think it’s these core relationships that shape Edward’s relations with others in positions of power. I also think it’s really cool that something so psychological and subtle can be woven throughout this show.

Do let me know if I missed anything, or analyzed it wrong, or anything like that.

anonymous asked:

How do you feel about Jmo leaving?

Not moved by a little. Anyone could play her role if they wanted to cast someone. The only people who aren’t interchangeable IMO are: Bobby, Lana, Ginny and Josh. Too iconic, very talented and beloved actors. I never found JMo to be particularly “gifted” or a role model or not even interested in her fanbase- which, can you blame her? 🙄  I loved the character Emma Swan used to be, but she has been gone for so long I feel nothing about her getting written off. She was written out in Camelot. 

There are characters that make you fall in love with them and then you fall for the actor too because they make the character so GREAT. Rumple wouldn’t be what he is without Bobby. Regina Mills/The Evil Queen wouldn’t be what she became without Lana. The same cannot be said for Jen, quite the contrary. She did a disservice to Emma Swan by making her own insert because she personally fell in love with H0ok and wanted Emma to become a “feminine princess” in the end because God forbid an independent woman with a more masculine sense of style and demeanor (gay!) be seen as acceptable- no, she needs fixing. Eduardo Castro’s comment about how the wedding dress was more a JMo thing than his own vision for the character was enough to shine light into this situation.

Never forget this:

Somewhere down the road JMo stopped caring about the character and wanted to direct it into a new vision: hers. But it wasn’t the way Lana fought for Regal Believer when the writers wanted to really break them apart and ruin it, sending a horrible anti-adoption message out. No. Emma’s change was more so Jen could be free. My guess, it could be because she was tired and wanted out of the series- she’s been working to direct her own things -which anyone could understand, specially when she was reduced from main character to love interest in her own story. But by wanting to wrap things up for Emma so Jen could be free, they took the sourest lemon and made something resembled awful lemonade; a cautionary tale passed down the table as an “epic love story.” This BS is on both the writers and JMo because if she had an ounce of the feminism she claims, she would have fought for her character the way Lana did for hers. I’m not putting Lana on a pedestal over the other, just saying what is true and my opinion. JMo is no role model and I will not miss her.

A few weeks ago, I had a dream that I danced on a stage with Hyuna and was able to take a picture with her. Even though the dream did not come true in one way, it came true in another way. Not only was I picked by her, but I was able to talk to her and take a picture with her. That made my dreams of 10 years come true! I still can’t believe it but I actually got to meet my number one inspiration. She has inspired me so much in the course of that time and I thank her so much for everything shes done. She has an amazing personality just like shes always displayed and she is the best role model/ Ultimate Bias. Dancing in front of her was such an honor and I hope I get to do it again one day. Im genuinely happy. I love you so much Kim Hyuna! 💜 #hyuna #hyunatour #Aing

Klance Skateboarding Rivals Au

Okay just hear me out

• Lance is a latecomer to the sport, but had spent his whole life surfing so it came naturally to him. But, you can tell he’s more drawn to the waves than concrete.
• Keith is the street rat, he could balance on a board before he could walk. He lives and breathes skateboarding. 
• They met at Lance’s first competition, and Keith was infuriated when this newcomer tied with him for first. Lance was shocked and also didn’t quite understand why this Keith kid was such an angry jerk. 
• From then on they were rivals, always finishing within decimals of a point from one another. It was never clear who the true winner ever was. 
• Hunk is Lance’s surfer buddy, he never got into skateboarding but is happy to support Lance from the sidelines. Pidge isn’t really into either sport but likes hanging out with them and watch them. She also fixes Lance’s skateboard with mind blowing efficiency. 
• Shiro is a veteran skater, Keith’s hero and role model. He aspires to be as good as Shiro. A few years ago, Shiro suddenly disappeared from the skate scene, and Keith is determined to find out why. 
• Coran and Allura are local judges who both watch the feud between Lance and Keith excitedly and also fuel the fire with witty commentary. 
• The rivalry grows increasingly tense, until one competition, they both lose to a random skater from out of town. Everyone is in shock. Lance asks Keith if he wants to hang out, go get some food. Keith begrudgingly agrees. 
• They actually realize they don’t totally hate each other, and begin hanging out after competitions and practicing together. Their rivalry still shows while they compete, though, with constant friendly banter and challenges. 
• The crowd absolutely loves it and can’t decide who to cheer for. 
• One day, Lance convinces Keith to try surfing. It takes some practice, but Keith is eventually almost as good as Lance. Although Keith complains about the water constantly, he secretly loves it. 
• Lance lets Keith at another competition by a lot because Keith had been acting weird and Lance wanted to make him feel better. Keith gets angry at Lance because, hello, he didn’t want Lance to go easy on him. 
• “I’m sorry, I just care about you, okay? What’s wrong?”
• “You’re what’s wrong, idiot”
• “What do you mean? I was just trying to be a good friend.”
• Then Keith kisses Lance
• Now they’re skater boyfriends and the whole skate community loves it 
• Come on guys, Klance skater rivalry AU. 

I picked the right idol, the right role model, the right human being to look up to. Taylor is so strong and true to her self. She inspires people around her. I wanna be a better person because of her. I will love taylor forever and will forever owe her for my happiness ❤️

so i say this after like, every event, and i probably sound like a mum but i am just SO proud of the way Eliza continues to respond to questions at said events. the poor girl cops so much flak for staying true to what she believes is right, yet she shows up and slays us every. damn. time. despite struggling with anxiety and whatnot. get yourselves a role model like eliza jane taylor.