Slam Poetry

Many of you probably looked at the title of this post and immediately thought of English class. What many people may not know, is that I love poetry, but specifically slam poetry. There are so many great slam poetry videos on youtube, and I thought I would share some of my favorite.

I just thought that these were some educational but still interesting poems. I enjoy listening to “Button Poetry” on youtube (a slam poetry channel). Overall, hope you enjoy some of these.

XOXO,

G

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Dress //shoes (out of stock but from Elisabetta Franchi)

Just since I wanted to let you guys get to know me a little more, here are 41 quick questions and answers.

Are you a morning or night person? 

Mixed… but I think I am more of a night person.

Which do you prefer, sweet or salty foods? 

SALTY

Ninjas or pirates? 

Ninjas

Autobots or Decepticons?  

Autobots

If you could be any animal, what would you be?

Dolphin

What is usually your first thought when you wake up?

“who snapped me?”

What do you usually think about right before falling asleep?

I reminisce on old memories

What’s your favorite color?

Pink, and light blue

What’s your favorite animal?

ALL ANIMALS

Do you believe in extraterrestrials or life on other planets?

Yes

Do you believe in ghosts?

Nah

Ever been addicted to a video/computer game? Which one(s)?

Yes, COD BO 2, HALO 3, Team Fortress 2, Frizzy Ball, and so many more…

You’re given 1 million dollars, what do you spend it on?

Charity, and mansion in Florence.

Have any bad habits?

Biting my nails…

List 3 of your best personality traits:

Outgoing, energetic, talkative

List 3 of your worst personality traits:

Easily-annoyed, lazy, bossy

Have any celebrity crushes?

Ian Somerhalder, Zac Efron, Jensen Ackles

List 1 thing you wish you could change about yourself:

Middle name

Any tattoos or piercings?

Piercing on ears

What’s the first thing you notice in the opposite sex?

Hair or eyes

What personality traits do you look for in a partner?

Nice, funny, and a feminist

What personality traits do you dislike in other people?

Rude, selfish, makes others feel bad, and negative

Are you mostly a clean or messy person?

Messy… sorry

Do you see yourself getting married in the next 5 years?

No hahah…. I’ll be 20…

If you could live anywhere in the world, where would you live?

L.A. or N.Y.

If you could visit anywhere in the world, where would you go?

Australia

Name 1 regret you have:

Quitting horseback riding

Name 1 thing you miss about being a kid:

The lack of homework

What’s your favorite song of the moment?

Homeless by Maria Mena

What’s your favorite song of all time?

Dark Enough by Amanda Lopiccalo

What’s your favorite thing to do on a Saturday night?

Chill with friends at dinner

What’s your favorite thing to do on a Sunday afternoon?

Stay in bed

Have any hidden talents?

I can fit my whole fist in my mouth, touch my nose with my tongue, and create a clover with my tongue.

What would be your dream job?

Something involving writing, music, or filming.

Which would you rather have, 100 million dollars or true love?

True love

If you could have 3 wishes granted, what would they be?

Equality, peace, and that E.T. would be my best friend.

Ever wish you were born the opposite sex? If so, why?

Just so I wouldn’t have to worry while walking home at night, and for other benefits, yes…

Name 1 thing not many people know about you:

I get cold easily…

If you HAD to change your name, what would you change it to?

I have actually thought about this! Vanessa, Maria, Victoria, or Amanda, but I don’t think they would suit me that well…

Do you believe in the afterlife?

Kinda, yeah…

XOXO,

G

My Nails Right Now

So I can’t write a lot, and I will explain why next week, but I just thought I would show you guys my nails that I got done. It’s acrylic extensions and gel nail polish, and I have to say, it’s the best my nails have ever looked!

XOXO,

G

Why I’m One Of Those… Feminsists

I’m a feminist? What?? Yes, I am, and I am proud to be one. I’m a feminist because:

  • Guys get called king if they have sex, meanwhile, girls are called sluts
  • 1/3 women are assaulted, and society still asks what she was wearing
  • Male victims of sexual assault aren’t acknowledged
  • Catcalling, and street harassment has become something I’m used to now
  • When I talk about sexualization and objectification, people laugh
  • Body ideals
  • I didn’t tell my mom about my body being sexualized in school until 3 years later because it made me ashamed
  • Shaving is considered optional as a man but mandatory for women
  • Men occupy rungs of every industry
  • When I take on a leadership role, others call me bossy
  • Men are more likely to receive the job even if they are less qualified
  • Women in revealing shirts get nearly 70 more interviews than women in conservative shirts
  • Women only earn approximately 78% of what a man earns in the same exact position
  • When I was in 1st grade, I was told I couldn’t like the color blue because it was a “boy color”
  • The worst word in the English dictionary is considered c*** because a female’s body part is so disgraceful
  • Students are taught that abstinence is the only way to be respected by men
  • People still tell each other to “Man Up” or “Stop being such a girl”
  • People still say that bisexual, transexual, and asexuals don’t exist
  • Same-sex marriage should be considered just as important as opposite-sex marriage
  • Women of color, and LGBTQ people still barely get their story told on camera
  • I don’t want to have to walk around with pepper spray and keys in between my fingers
  • Dress codes are stilled enforced because our bra straps may be distracting faculty and students
  • A kindergardener got sent home because her skort was too short, and was distracting her teachers
  • Child marriage is still a thing
  • 65% of Brazilians believe that if she was showing skin, she was asking for it
  • There are still countries that don’t allow women to drive or vote
  • Sex trafficking is still common all over the world
  • People still joke about rape
  • We are all equal, and one race; the human race
  • When I try to stand up for people’s rights, I get considered annoying, and like I am over-reacting
  • I don’t do my makeup, or dress up for anyone but myself
  • No means no
  • My friend had to change schools because guys were harassing her for being a feminist
  • Feminism isn’t about hating all men
  • Men are told not to show emotion
  • Society still teacher girls not to get raped rather than teaching people not to rape
  • Fathers have less time for fraternity leave, and people consider them as babysitting if they are alone with their child
  • Many rapists still don’t get punished for the crime they did
  • When a rape victim committed suicide, the court dropped her case against the rapist
  • I am a feminist because equality

These aren’t all of the reasons but I hope you get a general idea.

XOXO,

G

YT WHAT WHAT?

Sorrrrrrry, I have been gone for soooooo long! I’ve had so much to do the past weeks, but I have had time to upload a video, although it took 6 hours…. Anyways, check out my latest youtube video!!!

XOXO,

G

Heads Up

Okay so this Saturday I will be leaving for Bali with my family. I will be vlogging the week, so I will not be blogging. This means that no blogpost will be up on Monday nor Thursday next week. When I get back next week, I will edit my video, and then I can show you guys what I did:-) I will be taking tons of pictures and videos, so hopefully I can get some good material. I will ask around some people if they would rather see a vlog or a travel video, and I will do whichever one is requested most so stay updated for that. Anyways, I look forward to this trip so much. 

XOXO,

G

15 Lessons From 15 Years

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So, 17th of October, 2016, is when I turn 15… which happens to be today for those who forgot to look at the date, haha. Anyways, let me just start with saying thank you to everyone who has contributed to make my day perfect, and I am forever grateful for all my presents that I received. Now let’s move on, and I wanted to simply write 15 life lessons I have learned these 15 years of my life.

  1. Successful people don’t wish failure for other people- This is to say that people who are greedy, are never really successful.
  2. People who are loved at home, go to school to learn; People who aren’t loved at home, go to school to be loved- This reminds us all that everyone has their own stories, and sometimes we just need to remember this when someone is struggling.
  3. Not everyone will like you- This one has taken me some time to adapt to because it is hard know that not everyone will like you, but it’s true.
  4. You may not like everyone, but nobody deserves to be bullied- No matter what, bullying is never the resolution.
  5. Everyone makes mistakes, but not everyone learns from each mistake- It is usual for people to mess up, and that is when you should reflect on the mistake so you won’t make the same one again.
  6. Distance is hard sometime, but if your bond is strong enough, it can make it past any obstacle- I find my relationships with friends different, sometimes I facetime them, and sometimes I don’t, but either way, all my friends are ones which make me feel like I never left when we meet again.
  7. The best thing you can ever do is try your best- No matter if you fail or succeed, the best thing you can do is put in 100% because then you at least attempted.
  8. Live life to the fullest-Live life with the intention to just stroll, and have fun. Take chances, and adventures.
  9. If you are having super duper fun, you usually don’t have pictures of it- When you have super duper fun, you usually forget that your phone exists at all.
  10. Have low expectations-This is going to sound pretty ridiculous, but if you keep your expectations low, you will never be disappointed for anything.
  11. Treat others the way you want to be treated- Cliché, but true… If someone treats you rudely, then you have the right to be rude back because it is unacceptable.
  12. Respect lasts longer than attention- Seek to be respected, and treated properly instead of trying to reach popularity of some sort.
  13. Karma exists- What goes around, comes around.
  14. Consider people’s past- Don’t make offensive jokes, or be rude to someone because you never know what they have been through.
  15. Be yourself no matter what- Otherwise others will not love you for you, and it can cause you to become unsure of who you actually are.

So these are all of my 15 tips, hope you enjoy and learn.

XOXO,

G

Excitement

I AM SO EXCITED!!! For what you ask. My birthday of course!!! Is this Monday, can you believe it!!!?? It is literally one of the best days of the year for me! I love birthdays because it is one of those days where everything just feels so perfect, and everyone spreads joy. The only problem is that my dad won’t be home for my birthday, but I understand that since he has to work. However, that means the only person from my family to be with me is my mom, but luckily, I have Irma, and then throughout the day I have my friends. I am just so excited to turn 15!! That just feels crazy to me, haha. Anyways, that’s just a check in on what’s new in my life.

XOXO,

G

5 Things to Look For In A Friend

Yo! So hopefully, we all have a specific kind of criteria when you become friends with people, to make sure that you are being treated well. Well, these are 5 of the things I like to make sure my friends have/are.

  1. They need to be liberal and feminists. I am not saying I hate people who aren’t liberal, just that I find myself getting stuck in debates a lot if the person who I am talking to doesn’t agree with me. I am super hard core for equality, so I need someone who agrees with me in that way.
  2. They shouldn’t be judgemental. If someone talks in a way where they seem too judgemental of people, then I usually try to refrain because that could mean that they could talk about you as well.
  3. They should make time for me. This sounds very selfish but it is actually pretty reasonable. People who actually like you, will make time to hangout with you/talk to you, or at least attempt to talk to you.
  4. It should be a conversation that flows when you talk to them. The topics that you could talk about could be endless, or possibly slim to none, but even when you don’t speak it feels natural like you don’t need to fill in the silence.
  5. Everything should be more fun with them. I could be doing nothing, but I would be doing nothing with them and that would be fun. It could be just sitting in separate places of the room, and doing completely different things, but still enjoying it more than being alone.

These are just some of the few things I look for in a person I meet/am getting to know. I obviously don’t do this completely consciously, but I do find a pattern of what I am usually drawn to, and it’s always the people who give me positivity in my life. Hope this helped if you were trying to figure out something in your life, but obviously your criteria could be COMPLETELY different than mine.

XOXO,

G

Birthday Month

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The pictures above are the ones I took from my mom’s birthday night, when we went to an amazing restaurant. I thought this would be a great way to start of this blogpost. THIS MONTH IS MY BIRTHDAY MONTH! As I have said before, I love birthdays so much! It is such an amazing day of the year when everyone should feel appreciated! This year I am turning 15!!!! Can you imagine that?! 15 years ago, I wasn’t born. If you are wondering why 15 is so special, it is like Sweden’s Sweet Sixteen, so that is why 15 is a big deal to me. It will sound ridiculous but I think 14 sounds so young but somehow, 15 sounds a little older in a way… Well, obviously it is a little older, but it sounds like a big change is some way.

This year, I decided to have a birthday party, which I haven’t had in a long time, unless it was a surprise one by my friends. I am looking forward to the party so much since it will be neon/glow in the dark theme, which hopefully will be fun! I really hope it will be as fun as I have imagined it as, because, yes, I have imagined this party since I was in 6th grade… Sad but true, ahhaha. Well here was a little insight to my life, so I hope you found that at least slightly amusing.

XOXO,

G