Bully Word

Thursday, September 16, 2010



I rarely watch America's Next Top Model any more, matter of fact I haven't really watched a full season in a good few years the season's seem to come within mere weeks of each other now, cannot keep up. Yet I had to start watching season 15 after seeing that André Leon Talley was going to be a guest judge because I think he is 'simply fabulous darling'


Okay reason for this post episode 2 they had a photo-shoot where they had to pose with a negative word that effected them as teenagers to raise awareness of bully as it's the biggest cause of teenage suicides. Surprisingly one of the models ended up with a word that I heard quite a lot as a teenager & younger :






Was a good point that 'bullying names' we were tagged as when younger never have to define us as an adult.

I'm very proud to be bi-racial, it's never been a problem for me it's only been for the insecure people around me.

11 Comments so far

  1. YOU TELL 'EM BABE!!

    I am super stupid mixed and went through all sorts of name calling when I landed in UK but I dealt with it with humour.

    I realised that it's not my problem it's theirs!

    Kudos to us for not having an identity crisis like so many end up doing.

    *sigh*

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  2. You tell em baby boo!!

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  3. I'm proud to be biracial too, but honestly, so much so, that I call myself a mutt. I'm so proud to be of mixed race and heritage that being a mutt is exactly that to me - not a "pure breed". I wish people found ways to use their words for the better than the worse though

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  4. That was one of my favorite shoots!

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  5. I just recently started back watching as well! Haven't watched since Dani won! At any rate I think this season is gonna be good. And ironically Liz is my favorite so far! I think she's gorgeous. Great post!

    http://quenchfab.blogspot.com

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  6. @Jenn, mine too.

    I think it served a beautiful purpose & message.

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  7. @Ayanna Michelle, I couldn't even tell when I stopped watching lol! Yeah this season does look to be a huge upgrade.

    I just hope they actually get a 'Top Model' out of this season.

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  8. @yaya, I see exactly what you are saying.

    It's kind of like 'taking back the word' any word can be used in a horrid way but if you use it and say it in an empowering term. More power to you!

    A beautiful mutt is what we all are.

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  9. @Worship BLues, It's exactly true.

    I had to leave my first high school because of taunting from a girl and when I look back on it, it's pure jealous and insecurity.

    Never had an issue until someone tried to make theirs mine.

    Girl we got a bloodline I'm sure a lot of people would kill for.

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  10. I hadn't watched Top Model in years except for the season reruns on BET occasionally, but I caught this show and loved it. The Bully words was a great concept to help them get over their insecurities. I'm going to try and keep up with the season.

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