Women’s News: Savannah Brown Performs Epic Slam Poem, Reminds Us That ‘You Don’t Need Diet Pills To Slim Your Kindness Down’

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“When I first learned that nobody could love me more than me, a world of happiness previously unseen was discovered.”

So begins 17-year-old Savannah Brown’s three-minute takedown of every societal standard forced upon women. Just like Lily Myer’s “Shrinking Women,” which captivated us in October, every second of this poem has power. Brown charges that society perceives confident women as narcissistic (“since when was loving who we are made an offense by morons that don’t matter?”) and buries these same young women’s self-worth so deeply within themselves, that it temporarily disappears:

Sometimes when I need to meet the me that loves me, I can’t find her.
A reminder that the mirror is meant to be a curse so I confine her in my mind.
But when he or she shouts “Let me out,” we’re allowed to listen.

Brown wrote and performed the poem in response 16-year-old Nash Grier’s virally-despised video “What Guys Look For In Girls.” Grier, who has 4.2 million followers on Vine, is joined by two friends in the video denouncing girls who are “obnoxious and loud,” don’t shave their “gross” body hair, and “play hard to get” but not “too” hard to get.

Brown slays him, but it’s clear the poem is more about her — about women and the process of self-discovery and love — than anyone trying to tell them how to be.

You don’t need any miracle cream to keep your passions smooth hair free,
or diet pills to slim your kindness down.
And when you start to drown in these these petty expectations,
you better examine the miracle of your existence.
You’re worth so much more than your waistline.
You’re worth the beautiful thoughts you think,
and the daring dreams you dream, undone and drunk off alcohol of being.
But sometimes we forget that.

Thank you for reminding us, Savannah.

CORRECTION: A previous version of this article stated that Nash Grier has 4.2 Vine followers. It has been updated to reflect the accurate figure, 4.2 million followers.

Read More:  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/01/09/savannah-brown-slam-poem_n_4568517.html?utm_hp_ref=women&ir=Women

Inspirational Woman Of The Day: Katherine Waddell

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CHARLOTTE, NC – January 13, 2014 – Small business owners are growing discouraged when it comes to marketing techniques  that are low cost and effective. According to Yahoo! Small Business, “in 2012, on average 10.4 percent of revenue was spent on marketing” (source: http://smallbusiness.yahoo.com/advisor/much-money-business-spending-marketing-223031425.html).

Katherine Waddell of This Needs to Be Said Media, Inc. (TNTBS) wants to show an affordable option for small businesses looking to get the word out about their products and services.

 On April 1, 2014 join Katherine, along with an expert-packed panel, for the B4 Tour, an all-day showcase where guests can attend online with their computers, tablets or smartphones. The B4 Tour will guide attendees through major aspects of small business, such as branding, taxes and marketing. Katherine will discuss “Profitable Radio Marketing Exposed: Understanding What Needs to Be Said” during the webcast.

The B4 Tour is hosted by Durham-based Rhonda Nails of Project PUSH, an initiative dedicated to supporting small business. Known as the Success Instigator, Rhonda has worked alongside new and seasoned business owners since 2010. 

 To register and join the live virtual event, beginning 12 noon on April 1, 2014, visit the B4 Tour registration page. For more information about the event and its schedule, visit http://www.project-push.org/b4.

 ABOUT PROJECT PUSH

Project PUSH goes beyond serving as a support system, for today’s entrepreneurs. It displays Rhonda’s story of building a business in spite of bankruptcy, to help other entrepreneurs build their businesses, even on a bankrupt budget.

 ABOUT TNTBS MEDIA, INCORPORATED TNTBS Media, Incorporated is the home of the online radio broadcast This Needs To Be Said, a Charlotte, NC-based talk show. The show aims to get a message out to everyone who will listen that says, ‘There is an elephant in the room, let’s talk about it!’  TNTBS is also home to the Dreams Woven Support Network, Incorporated, with  which its mission is to provide a support system to help business owners and entrepreneurs stay on track, stay focused and to stay motivated as they realize their dreams.

Media Contact:  Katherine Waddell

Email: letstalk@thisneedstobesaid.com Phone: 980-522-8223

Site: http://www.thisneedstobesaid.com

A Message From The Creator

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Wisdom is the ability to acquire knowledge and analyze it both logically and emotionally.
Vivian Clayton

A Message From Kim

So Inspirational!

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