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Michelle Buteau’s ‘Survival Of The Thickest’: The Main Takeaways On A Parent’s Role In Their Child’s Life

While writing my previous post, I realized just how much of an effect Michelle Buteau’s ‘Survival Of The Thickest’ had on me while watching it. Though it’s labelled to be a comedy, it had multiple story-lines that were much deeper than a comedic sense of humour. Don’t get me wrong; the show was funny and witty. But it also had a deeper, much more serious side to it. It takes a lot of creativity and courage to combine such humour and wittiness with deep, emotional story-lines that really make you think and go, ‘WOW!’ But I guess that’s all you can expect from Michelle Buteau, who’s a comedian who made her debut just days following September 11, 2001. She also hosts the Netflix reality show, ‘The Circle’, and has appeared in movies like ‘Something Great’ and ‘Work It’. As I watched the entire first season, I realized that there is so much to take away from the show when it comes to how I parent my son.

Women & Labels: The Real Problematic Ways Society Puts Women Under So Much Pressure

Chelsea Blackwell wasn’t the only contestant on the latest season of ‘Love Is Blind’ to make headlines. Jessica Vestal did too. Coincidentally, she was involved in a love trial with Chelsea and Jimmy. I didn’t care so much about her drama with the former couple, but rather that she’s a mother and entered the ‘Love Is Blind’ franchise as a single woman looking for love. She got a lot of hate not for being a mother, but for making it look like she was labelling herself as a mother first and foremost. That made me realize that women are put under labels by society when the women themselves don’t label themselves. I’ve seen it happen in my own life. Here, we discuss the problematic ways women are put under pressure by society, as well as the harm it can cause to women around the world…

Chelsea Blackwell: The One Self-Conscious ‘Love Is Blind’ Contestant Who Thinks And Sees Herself As Disabled

The latest ‘Love Is Blind’ season wasn’t short on drama, to say the least. This time, the most interesting and talked about contestant was none other than Chelsea Blackwell. Everything started when she compared herself to Megan Fox and told Jimmy, her suitor, that she was her look-a-like. The internet wasn’t so kind to her following this comparison. Her one little comment made waves by influencers, YouTubers and bloggers alike. Everyone was busy making content out of it. Everyone agreed that Chelsea was self-consious. I certainly agreed with that sentiment, but that wasn’t why. Her one little comment didn’t make her look self-consious, but rather her behaviour after. Not only did it make her look self-conscious, but it also made her look as someone who sees herself as disabled.

Megan Fox: An In-Depth Analysis Of How Her Relationships With Brian Austin Green & Machine Gun Kelly Relate To Mental Health

Megan Fox’s recent interview on Alex Cooper’s Call Her Daddy’ podcast was a breath of fresh air. It was the most vulnerable, compassionate, and intellectual we’d ever seen her be throughout her entire career. We learn more about her relationships, her career, her personal thoughts on how the world views her, her past, and much more. She specifically talked in-depth about her relationship with her ex- husband, Brian Austin Green, as well as her current boyfriend, Machine Gun Kelly, who, in my eyes, is toxic AF for her. So, I did what I think anyone would do – I compared the two men for her and analyzed why she was with them during the time she spent with them, and what each relationship meant to her. And then, I asked the question, ‘Is there such a thing as marrying the wrong person?’ This is an analysis of Megan Fox’s relationships based solely on her own words.

According To Kelly Clarkson – The 3 Main Positive Outcomes Of Getting A Divorce

For the past three blog posts, we’ve been talking about women, particularly disabled women, being superheroes, as well as the strength it takes to be a woman struggling with a chronic illness. I want to continue this conversation in this blog post, because I realize that there is one woman who’s defined a woman’s superpower and strength over a course of two decades, and that’s Kelly Clarkson. While doing research for my previous post, I came across an interview Clarkson did with Lindsay Lohan on her show where the two women talked about the joys of motherhood. This made me think of Clarkson’s personal life and everything it entailed, specifically her divorce from Brandon Blackstock and all the good that came out of it.

Irish Wish: Changing Your Story Is Never The Answer To Your True Happiness

Lindsay Lohan’s new Netflix movie, ‘Irish Wish’, is a St. Patrick’s Day version of ’13 Going On 30′. It’s a hit as it’s the #1 movie in 46 countries and is in the top 10 worldwide. Regardless, it’s been panned by critics for being just another typical rom-com, and it’s not very surprising. I, however, saw the premise of the movie on a more in-depth analysis, especially as a writer, which is the career path that Maddie, Lohan’s character, aspires to be. I also compare this movie to another Netflix hit, ‘The Players’. Here, I tell you how changing your story is never the answer to your true happiness, through the eyes of ‘Irish Wish’.

What Christina Applegate’s Sentiment On Being A Disabled Mom Made Me Realize About My Own Journey As A Disabled Mom

This entire blogging website’s motto is mental health. I talk the talk when it comes to mental health, especially one relating to disability, illness and now more on a frequent basis, motherhood. But the real question is, do I walk the walk when it comes to mental health? Sometimes I wonder and question it myself. I have my bad moments of doubt and despair. I even have my bad days. It’s hard enough to be a woman who has a physical disability and a chronic illness. It’s even harder to be a mother who has a physical disability and a chronic illness. Christina Applegate’s recent interview with People Magazine gave me an entirely new perspective on my life as a disabled mom, as well as my journey to become a mother as a whole…

The Idea Of Going Through A Chronic Illness And A Breakup Simultaneously

I was recently reminded of the 2016 flick, ‘How To Be Single’, which starred Dakota Johnson, Rebel Wilson, and Alison Brie. In the movie, the main character, Alison, breaks up with her boyfriend of 4 years for no reason at all other than her curiosity as to what life is like as a single woman. But it made me think long and hard of breaking up with someone for the sake of starting over following a chronic illness diagnosis. No, not with a romantic partner (though it’s not uncommon as 75% of marriages end in divorce when one of the two struggles with a chronic illness), but rather breaking up with your old self.