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Jackeline's Blog – March 2015 Archive (7)

What Feminism Means To Me

Feminism to me, is a belief system where you are an advocate for gender equality. Feminism in my life has been played out through me wanting to be seen as "worthy" as men are because I feel our society really devalues women and their voice. Being a feminist is wanting a better future, where your daughters and sons do not feel that they have to be forced into a role they are unhappy with just to meet society's expectations. Feminism to me is wanting to live in a world where you are seen as…

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Added by Jackeline on March 26, 2015 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Advice I Would Give To A Younger Version Of Myself

If I were ever given the chance to give advice to someone who is like a younger version of myself I would tell her to be strong. I would tell her that life is very short and it's  her job to make the most out of it and happiness is not a guaranteed aspect of life, it is something that you have to strive for every day. Happiness to me is being a place in life where you are constantly trying to better the life you have all while being kind to everyone that crosses your path. This as well as…

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Added by Jackeline on March 25, 2015 at 1:47pm — No Comments

The Hardest Part About Being A Female

I think that for me the hardest part about being a female is the way we are brought up in this day and age to be insecure because of images in mainstream media. I think that mainstream media puts the woman in a place where her looks matter more than anything else about her. I think that young girls feel nowadays so much more pressure than ever before to look and act in a certain way. It is hard because the majority of people get their information through the media which is constantly pushing…

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Added by Jackeline on March 24, 2015 at 3:14pm — No Comments

My sHERO: My Grandmother

When asked who my sHERO was a lot of women came in mind but I chose to write about the person that I knew about the most, my grandmother who passed away about eight years ago. My grandmother Eligia was an orphan growing up and always longed for a family that she felt loved by. She missed out on an average childhood because her guardian which was also her aunt, would send her to houses to clean for money, which she kept. When my grandma was eighteen years old she had a crush on my grandpa who…

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Added by Jackeline on March 23, 2015 at 4:41pm — No Comments

Remembering not to rush through life

This semester marks my first year as a senior in college. When the semester started I had already started envisioning what my life would be like by the end of the year. I wanted to for sure be living on my own and having a different job. The thing is, now I am realizing that I should not put that pressure on myself just yet. This is because although moving out would prove my abilities as an independent adult to myself and others it is not the pressure that I think I should be looking for…

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Added by Jackeline on March 18, 2015 at 4:34pm — No Comments

You Are The Creator of Your Destiny

"Infuse your life with action. Don't wait for it to happen. Make it happen. Make your own future. Make your own hope. Make your own love. And whatever your beliefs, honor your creator, not by passively waiting for grace to come down from upon high, but by doing what you can to make grace happen... yourself, right now, right down here on Earth."

Bradley Whitford

 

I read this quote earlier today and I really liked it because it points out the fact that we are creators of…

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Added by Jackeline on March 15, 2015 at 1:00am — No Comments

A Couple Of Thoughts On Body Image

    This past December I started taking my health seriously. I got frightened because my knees were always popping and I did not see that as a good sign. Besides this, I also was losing a lot of weight and it made people make remarks on my health that were not very kind. It is never alright to make rude remarks on people's body type. I am naturally thin and I grew up always being called, 'flaca' and a lot of older, other chicanos, males and females would make remarks as to why I was "too"…

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Added by Jackeline on March 10, 2015 at 3:00pm — No Comments


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