Wednesday, 25 November 2015
After watching this video I realised how true it is. How many of us girls said that we were fat?
Too many, while at school you hear it all the time. I have always hated the way I looked and lately I have been trying to move past it but it is so hard. I have worried about my body weight since I was in year 4 or 5. I have always compared my body to other girls in my class and the more I look at them the worse I feel about myself. I have tried so many things to lose weight such as dieting, heaps of exercise, starving myself and none of this has ever truly worked because I always end up putting the weight back on. Young girls like me should not be doing this to themselves to make look like the Victoria Secret models that you see in magazines. The thing that makes us hate our body's is the media so we need to put a stop to this body negativity we need to start teaching young girls in primary school and high school that everything in the media is fake and photo shopped we also need a strong role model to show young girls that it is ok to have a curvy body and that you don't have to be tall and skinny. Personally one of my biggest goals in life is to grow as a person and learn to love all the different parts of my body and I will always try to battle the negativity about body image.
Tuesday, 24 November 2015
Every teenager girl or boy has had a time when they were fighting with their best friend sometimes it lasts for a few days but other times it can last for weeks or even months. Some fights with best friends have also led the whole friendship to end. I have had so many friendships begin and end so I know how it can hurt. I am really lucky to have two really supportive and trustworthy best friends that help me through any problem and we usually end up laughing about it or they give me some really amazing advice. I only wish that they both lived closer to me. This year I made friends with a type of girl I would usually avoid but when I began to talk to her and hang out with her we just connected we had so much in common more than anyone else at my school. We liked the same movies, TV shows, music, fashion style and so much more. As the year went by I began to feel so much closer to her. I don’t usually trust many people with my personal stuff because I have had so many times in the past when I have truly opened up to someone and they always betrayed the trust we had built. The same thing happened with this friend after a year of an amazing friendship she out of the blue decided that she wanted the friendship to end and I wish she would have put it is a nicer way. When this happened it really hurt me and it would have hurt anyone going through the same thing. I then became angry and disappointed because this had happened to me a few times in past years. I should have learnt my lesson not to just get attached to one best friend but have all different types of friends so if something like that happens you aren’t left all alone and also wait until you have known them for a while and you would trust them with anything and everything before sharing with them. After the friendship ended I felt really disconnected to all the other kids in my year level because I hadn’t been talking to them as much as I used to so for the past week and a half I have been drifting from group to group trying to find the one group that I could fit into. It’s really hard to accept when someone just decides that they don’t want to be friends with you anymore and you don’t even get a say. There comes a time when you have to accept what happened and that it doesn’t matter anymore and that they just lost a really amazing friend. Its best to try and find the positive and only focus on that otherwise it just keeps hurting more and more. I have definitely learnt something through all the problems I have had with all different friends I have had. I have learnt that you have to push through and not give into the misery.
These days there are many more stereotypes in high school. Back then they had the general stereotypes such as popular, not popular and in between. These days there are so many different categories teenagers can be put into that it often gets confusing. The main stereotypes that most people know are the nerd, geek, athletes, popular girls, popular guys, emo/Goth, hipsters, surfer/skater guys, artists, actors and musicians, teens that aren’t popular or not popular, group that is mixed with all different types of people and the teens that just hang out by themselves. Not all of these stereotypes appear in every high school and in some schools there aren’t any labels. Being labelled isn’t always necessarily a bad thing because you can find people that are really similar to you, but also being labelled can be a bad thing when you feel like you can’t hang out with certain types of people, or if you are judged for liking different types of things. It can also get really confusing if you don't just fit into 'one' specific category. In today’s society we see a lot stereotypes in movies and TV shows. What does this do to us when we see it? It makes us all think that we are a 'specific' type of person and that we are supposed to label and divide each other into groups of like-minded people. Why can’t we be more than one stereotype? Personally, I would fit into way more than one stereotype and at my school I’m not labelled. At my school, no one really gets labelled but in many other schools around the world many find themselves being divided into different groups. I really enjoy sport and I do a lot of it but I am also really arty; I love to draw and make stuff. I am also one the biggest geeks as I love all the different super heroes and I watch Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit and Star Wars. I fit into so many categories and so do many other people, so why do we have to be segregated? When people label each other it can affect everyone in many different ways. Some people don’t fully understand the effects it can have on people. People that are continuously labelled tend not to branch out to different types of people because they are worried that other people might say something or are scared that they would not fit into a different group. Stereotyping people can lead people to discriminate against each other and that is wrong. Everyone is different and that is what makes this world truly amazing because you can connect to all different types of people and learn things about yourself that you never realised before. My personality is really different to the people in my family and the people I go to school with and that is what makes my life really interesting.