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Evan Rachel Wood says Vanity Fair made her feel like ‘meat’ | Fox News —- a message to young ladies everywhere

Evan Rachel Wood says Vanity Fair made her feel like ‘meat’ | Fox News.


I sometimes come across online articles that make me ponder humanity.  I don’t know.  I guess I have little tolerance for haters.

This actress posts about how she FELT during a photo shoot.  Something that was very personal for her to share.  Yet people are attacking her saying that she should feel privileged and stop complaining about being on the cover of Vanity Fair magazine.

It seems to me that they missed the purpose of her postings entirely.

So she had to explain it to them.  I’ll let my readers peruse the article for themselves.  But a comment from me as a parent of two young ladies.

I applaud Miss Wood for coming out about this.  I can’t imagine living in a fish bowl such as celebrity would bring.  Let alone to be a female in that world.  It seems to me that life is hard enough for anyone at that age.

I give my girls props for being the strong independent young ladies that they are.  Standing for what they believe in.  Asking for help when they need it.

Thank you Miss Wood for sharing your personal thoughts on this subject, so that some other young lady can pursue their dreams with a hint of understanding about what they may endure.

It is a sad fact of our reality that such a message is even needed.  Thank you Miss Wood for sharing a piece of yourself.  To the haters, jealous much?



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This will be my final post on Lost and Tired » Lost and Tired – a farewell and thank you.

This will be my final post on Lost and Tired » Lost and Tired. Dear readers, No this isn’t me closing down my blog.  Our work isn’t yet complete.  This is a farewell to a friend in the blogging and advocacy community. ================== I have known Rob and Lizzie for almost 5 years.  He was…

Medicaid Redux – Needs to be seen by an in-state practitioner

Dear readers, many of you may remember a number of months ago when I discussed the termination of Marc’s Court Ordered Medicaid.  After many emails and phone calls that situation was corrected, however with a limitation.  Because Marc is in an out of state placement, he is considered as living independent of the family.  Doesn’t…

Ending violence in America

Ted Nugent recently penned a column regarding the violence in Ferguson, stating ““killer” liberalism is the real problem, Nugent concludes, and only by renouncing it will African-Americans finally see their lot improve.” I know what Liberalism means. How can renouncing “Liberalism” end violence? Is violence limited to that African-American population? I think not. For those so…

Desperate Act: Mom Accused of Trying to Kill Autistic Daughter – NBC

Desperate Act: Mom Accused of Trying to Kill Autistic Daughter – NBC By now, just about everyone in the Autism community has heard about this situation.  I have deliberately held off on commenting so that I could process my own feelings about this. I help support a number of families through various groups on…

Some times, we just have to look up.

We are trying to get Marc to see more positive things in himself. Right now, any time someone pays him a compliment he pushes it away.  We want to get him to be more accepting of compliments.  It also seems that when he starts doing good, he sabotages his own treatment plan.  So in theory…

Collin Haluska’s Burn Recovery

My friends, Last month, the son of a dear friend of ours was burned in a tragic accident.  He will be a long time in recovering.  Tragically during this time, the home that the family was renting has been sold and now they have to move.  Collin goes to wound care 2 times a week…

updates. the weekly call

So I get called every Friday night.  at 10:30.  I asked for it to be that late in the day. It is just me.  Every one else is asleep.  I can talk freely about Marc, his week, his needs and make recommendations for the staff. Last week, Marc called and told us about this girl…