Dote, White Girls Only

Dote, White Girls Only

Why is there a rise in skinny, white, blonde hair, blue eyed quirky girls influencing a whole generation of young girls instead of a mix of all races and sizes?


From one internet scandal to another it seems that Dote, the "shopping app for gen z" as stated on their website, has been in hot water lately as allegations of racisms, segregation, and an overall lack of diversity has begun to spread.

These allegations have been brought up by numerous people of color that were sponsored by Dote and even went on the full expense paid trips to places such as Fiji, and Coachella.

Danielle Perkins, a YouTuber, person of color, and Dote girl who went on the trip posted a vlog where she can be seen having a "mental breakdown" and expresses how she "felt different and not in a good way." This would lead to many followers, and Dote girls, to also realize that one side of the Coachella house was all white girls in bunk beds and the other side was the girls of color sleeping on makeshift couch beds. Kianna Naomi would then follow Danielle's footsteps and post a video talking about her soul-crushing experience in Fiji where she "felt like the token black girl."

After that, a few more girls would create a video and recollect their experience as a person of color on this trip which would finally lead to Dote to issue a statement that said "we did not-and would never-intentionally groups girls together based on any racial characteristics" on Twitter. While most did not accept or believe this apology, Dote's actions and its mission brings up many conversations that people should be talking about.

Such as, why is there a rise in skinny, white, blonde hair, blue eyed quirky girls influencing a whole generation of young girls instead of a mix of all races and sizes? These fans of Dote girls are primarily younger, twelve to fourteen-year-old girls, who have impressionable minds. These girls might be influenced by what Dote considers beautiful and "popular," which is being skinny and white. The lack of diversity in brands can harm young girls such as them leading to internal racism, and developing eating disorders at young ages.

Dote's mistakes are not only being seen by the Dote girls, but also the thousands of fans. Whether skinny or fat, tall or short, white or any other race, you are beautiful and do not let a brand with a lot of money tell you otherwise.

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10 Outfits Every College Girl Wears To Class At Least Once

You can thank me later.

It's happened on more than one occasion.

The occasion of being called out more than once for dressing down for class and by "down" I mean some of the haters we hate to love claiming that they can't see the shorts we're wearing under the oversized band tee on our way to class.

Contrary to popular belief, yes I'm not oblivious to how my choice of outfits for class tends to shift on the more comfortable side and yes, I am aware that it looks like I'm not wearing pants, I like it that way.

Every girl in college wears what they feel is comfortable enough to wear in a 2-hour lecture and these are my ideas of comfort.

1. The infamous oversized tee with Nike shorts.

I'll say it right now, I have a variety of assorted Soffee and Nike shorts that I pair with almost every oversized tee I own and it's my go-to for those 8 AM math lectures.

2. Oversized tee with leggings and riding boots.

Once the first red, yellow and orange leaf is found on campus grounds, you know you're about to see a swarm of college girls, like me, sporting riding boots in every shade of brown. Jeans optional.

3. Oversized tee with leggings and rain boots.

Once the first rainfall hits campus, you better believe you'll see this same 'fit paired with Hunter boots in almost every color.

4. The "I'm going to the gym right after class, I SWEAR" look.

Whether or not I have plans to go to the gym after class or not, I'm probably in my gym gear 4 times of the week and I'm not ashamed by it.

5. Jeans.

I've always had a hate/hate relationship with wearing jeans when I absolutely do not have to and here's why: they make my derriere completely disappear. When (and if) you catch me wearing jeans in lecture hall it's probably because someone paid me a large sum of money to do so.

6. Your boyfriend's flannel paired with... you guessed it, your favorite pair of leggings.

This is probably one of the many flannels I've stolen from my boyfriend and certainly not the last one. Paired with another favorite standard black leggings, you can't go wrong with this outfit to snooze in.

7. The baseball hat and quarter zip ensemble.

One of my all times favorites, you can't go wrong with a zipper up 3x too big for your body and a baseball hat you honestly forgot where you got it from. We also can't forget our infamous black leggings.

8. Your "walk of shame" outfit.

Now, this doesn't mean you roll up to Intro to Psychology wearing what you wore to the lacrosse mixer the night before, no. This is more of the outfit you so quickly had to throw on in a span of two minutes because you left so and so's apartment downtown an hour too late.

9. A v-neck.

Another one of my favorites.

10. Dresses (or anything even relatively formal).

Disclaimer: I personally would never come to class wearing this but gigantic kudos to cute a** girls that do decide to wear this because you look good.

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'Sissy, Why is That Boy Wearing Makeup?'

June is time to celebrate equality.


This past weekend, I went to the mall with my family. It was just a normal family excursion, and I wanted to walk into Sephora to show my mom a perfume I liked. We go inside, and my mother and I drift away from my dad and 6 year old sister, Sierra. I showed her the perfume I thought smelled amazing (Roses de Chloé) and we look for my sister and father to exit the store. As soon as we leave, my little sister grabs my hand and asks, "Sissy, why is that boy wearing makeup?"

This was the first time my little sister has ever asked about anything like this, and I wanted to make sure I gave her an answer. I turned to her and said, "Sierra, sometimes there are boys who wear makeup, and girls who may dress like boys. People are allowed to wear what they want, it doesn't matter." Sierra looks up at me, says, "Oh okay," and that was the end of it.

Sharing this experience to say, HAPPY PRIDE MONTH!

So thankful to live in a country where all sexual orientations get a day to celebrate their love. That's what this world needs more of-- love. It shouldn't matter who it is, where they are from, the color on their skin, or their gender identity.

When Sierra was born, I always wondered when this conversation would come up. I wondered what I would say, how she would react to it, and how she would be exposed to it. Like I consistently preach, everything happens for a reason, and I'm glad Sierra was able to get exposure and receive an immediate answer. Love is love, and I will forever stand by that.

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