From a reader:
“Possible addition to your inspiration section: ‘Above all, be the heroine of your own life, not the victim.’ (Nora Ephron) I love the idea of being the heroine of one’s life. Why didn’t I think of that line??”
Remember, it’s as important to be kind to yourself as it is to be kind to others.
You are loved.
You are valuable.
You are crafted with beauty & purpose.
I treasure you and this world needs you.
There is no one else like you.
You don’t need to look like the rest
or talk like the rest.
or be like the rest.
There is NO truth in the lie that you don’t matter.
This world needs you as you are.
You are loved.
You were put here for a reason.
You were not an accident.
You are not a mistake.
Have you heard about the new movie, “Bully”? It has been receiving A TON of press not only because it’s a well made and important film, but also because the Motion Picture Association of America has given an “R” rating to “Bully”. Why is this a problem? In America, people under the age of 17 are not allowed to go see a movie that is rated R unless they have an adult with them. It’s also a problem because an R-rated film will not be able to be shown in schools, which is where many people believe this film NEEDS to be shared. The reason it’s been rated R is mainly due to strong language, however many believe the language consists of words kids hear on a daily basis. Why not promote awareness that such words are hurtful, mean, and downright unnecessary?
A Michigan high school student, Katy Butler, decided to take matters into her own hands and used the Change.org site to create a petition to convince the Motion Picture Association of America to change this film’s rating to PG-13. Katy Butler was also invited to Ellen’s show and in the clip below, Ellen talks about why she decided to sign the petition and why you all should, too.
A MKC reader, Alyssa, contacted me asking if I would do a post on this issue and share the petition link with you all. The petition already has 264,210 signatures and Katy is trying to get 300,000. Let’s do it!
You can find the petition and a beautifully written short article by Katy on why she feels the MPAA must change to rating here, so please please do YOUR part and sign it.
Related post: Watch the “Bully” trailer here!