Real Issues That Affect Us

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Today, I checked the Instagram Story of Sara Asiya, one of my favourite Instagram personalities. She is the funniest lady I’ve come across in a while, I love her. However, sadly, she constantly is faced with negative feedback and her feeds are no stranger to negative comments and is becoming a hub trolls.

Today, she broke down LIVE on Instagram. It broke me. I know that this stuff happens, but I think seeing the affects first hand really messed me up.

The media is notorious for spreading the message that women are “too big” or “too thin” and what the “perfect” body/face shape is, so the last thing we need is some troll that has nothing better to do with their time than hurt and offend people. There’s a difference between banter and disrespect.

I do not stand for it, and I do not condone it. Listen to what I’ve got to say below…

This is my open letter to the voters. You, yes you

Fact:

Voting is actually a luxury. There are countries that prohibit their citizens from voting… Citizens in some countries are oppressed and have to watch a leader they don’t want go into power and are helpless in their societies. So, if there was no other reason for you to vote – let this be reason…

The United Kingdom sees voting as a right to those over a certain age. Use this right, dont abuse it!

Voting is free and is a way for you to get your voice heard, a chance to have your needs (and your society/community’s needs) met. Don’t waste it!

Your choice:

When choosing a name to cross on your ballot, make sure you are completely certain and understand what’s at stake.

Read their manifestos, watch their Question Time responses and decide based on what benifits you and the wider community.

Look, although there’s plenty of austerity and barbarianism that’s going on in this day and age, the ability to vote shows that not all hope is lost. There is a way to combat this treachery, by choosing the right candidate for PM…

If you can hold your head up high, knowing your reasons for the candidate you’ve voted for, you’ve won. No one can take that from you.

Yes, absolutely a vote is for the benefit of the many and not the few – so choose correctly. Be selfish in your vote but also spare a thought for the aftermath.

Remember:

Whatever the result, you’ve done all that you can. You visited your local Polling Station, put a cross in a box that matters most, handed it in, and walked out with pride.

If you’re a young person and this is your first time voting, you rock! The world needs you (and more of you). Honestly, be proud of the fact that you registered and you voted. This is something that you’ve had a hand in changing. You contributed to the outcome. Kudos.

Things nobody wants to hear tomorrow:

“I didn’t vote but the right/wrong person won” – vote. If the right person won, great. But, you could’ve been that extra % that edged it that little bit further. If the wrong person won, that’s probably your fault because you chose not to vote. So, shame of you really…

“I voted for them thinking the other party would win.” Fuck off. Seriously, just fuck right off! If this was a bet on the dogs at the bookies, would you put all of your life savings on the wrong dog for a laugh (when in your heart of hearts you knew they’d lose)? No, didn’t think so…

Voting is a risk, granted, but it takes only one person to change our community, and you’re it.

Logistics:

“Should I use the pencil provided or bring a pen?” Take a pen with you if you’d feel more comfortable. I will be. Either way, whether you voted in pen/pencil, you still voted. Pen marks can be crossed out just as easily as pencil marks can be erased. It is NOT illegal to vote in pen.

Who should you vote for today?

It should be easy… If you don’t know, just vote for the one that has the LEAST CONS to offer. You’ll find the answer to that on a maternity ward… Rhymes with Harbour.

My vote?

I stand with the National Security & Emergancy Services, I stand with the NHS, I stand with education, the social housing/social care, I stand with the majority. I am voting for a better future, a somewhat safer one.

Versatile Blogger Award

ALOHA!

I’m coming to you LIVE and direct from Honolulu, Hawaii aka London town… How GOES it?!

I just wanted to jump on the blogging bandwagon to give major kudos, love and shout-outs to Alexis, one of my favourite ladies in the blogasphere. What an absolute BABE! Bloggers like her are the reason I carry on blogging.

Thank you Alexis for nominating me for my second Versatile Blogger award.

Right, let’s hop to it – the rules should you choose to accept them (like a proposal) are…

  • Give a little thankful R E S P E C T (the way Aretha Franklin does) in the form of back linking to your nominator.
  • Nominate 15 blogging gangstas of your choosing.
  • Link your nom-nom-inedible-ations and inform them about their nomination.
  • Share sieben (seven) FAKTZ about your person/self.

 

(I feel like you know enough, so I might have to write seven FICTIONS instead, for suspense purposes)

  • My next tattoo is going to be a willow tree (this is true.)

 

  • I smell like 8Teen Spirit (fiction.)
  • I kickboxed my way to a tendon tear in my knee (true…)
  • I don’t really know much about life (25 years later), but I’ll keep you posted when I reach level 26 (oh, who am I kidding? True!)
  • I have an Oreo cheesecake in my fridge which belongs in & around my facial arena, making its way inside of my stomach lining (true.)
  • This is the sixth out of the seven facts, I can count, honest. (a fact that showed promise of having nothing to do with me, #selfish.)
  • The definition of a fact is: “a thing that is known or proved to be true”. I, myself, am a fact. I’m no Catfish! You don’t need to set Nev & Max to kick my butt! (true.)

 

15 nominations time… Alright. Who’s it gonna be?

Jheeze, I feel like this is the virtual version of the Sorting Hat scene in Harry Potter…

Okay, here goes:

  1. You, the person reading this.
  2. You, the person reading this.
  3. You, the person reading this.
  4. You, the person reading this.
  5. You, the person reading this.
  6. You, the person reading this.
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  8. You, the person reading this.
  9. You, the person reading this.
  10. You, the person reading this.
  11. You, the person reading this.
  12. You, the person reading this.
  13. You, the person reading this.
  14. You, the person reading this.
  15. You, the person reading this.

It’s not a tall order choosing 15 people who read this and I’ll tell you why… ‘Cause this blog isn’t a Giraffe! Bless you all whether you sneeze or not.

LOVE!

❤️

Eva Bra

Wow. If this story doesn’t tug at your heartstrings so hard that they come off, are you human?

So, a Mexican student called Julian Rios Cantu was 13 when his mother was diagnosed with breast cancer and had to go through a DOUBLE mastectomy! The family’s life changed forever, and it’s affected the poor guy so much that he promised to revolutionise the diagnosis of breast cancer, preventing mastectomies for other women.

At the age of 18, Julian and his three friends created ‘Eva’, the sensory bra that monitors the shape, texture, colour, and temperature of each breast – to determine whether there are cancerous cells that could put women at risk.

If you’re looking for more information on this bra, there’s a video posted onto Higia Technologies (the company that Julian has founded) explaining how it works and was made.

Eva is made up of 200 small, tactile biosensors that map out the surface of each breast and its results recorded via the bra and sent to an app, alerting the wearers of changes.

In the video it states that customers only need to wear Eva for one hour a week to have the results registered. Cantu dreams of Eva being less painful than mammograms, giving better results than an ultrasound. He’s also dubbed it the: “autoexploration bra”.

Want to find out more? Click here to watch the Spanish video tutorial.

Yes, the Eva bra might just be a prototype right now, but I think it’s a brilliant idea that’ll gain large, widespread funding. Want to stay in the loop? Subscribe the Higia Technologies’ newsletter now – available in English and Spanish.

I think Julian deserves a Mexican knighthood. What an absolute teen prodigy, and inventorial legend. The student turned entrepreneur has gone on to win the top prize at the Global Student Entrepreneur Awards in Germany.