The Mannequin Challenge

The Mannequin Challenge

It is fun, exciting and family friendly.
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If you have social media, I am positive you have at least heard of the mannequin challenge. You may not understand what it is or why is it relevant but at least you get the general gist. It has been literally everywhere. People all over the news love the mannequin challenge because they get to make reports of celebrities trying them as well as sports teams.

The whole point of the mannequin challenge is to hold still and remain frozen as a camera films it. This is very similar to a still frame, but it isn’t actually still. You just remain still. In order to have a successful mannequin challenge, you are also supposed to play “Black Beatles” by Rae Sremmund in the background. I am not entirely sure why. I googled the lyrics and nowhere in the lyrics does it say “mannequin challenge.” I watched the music videos and there was not a whole lot of stillness. Yet, almost all videos have this song playing in the background.

In honor of the mannequin challenge and its current popularity, I decided to share a few of the best mannequin challenges that I have seen recently. My favorite was done by the Texas A&M gymnastics team. It was insane! I swear I only saw one small flinch from one of the gymnasts and they were holding ridiculous poses.

Another personal favorite was done by

Taylor Swift. Be sure to watch the ending for a little twist on the mannequin challenge. The only issue I have with this one is that the girls' hair was blowing in the wind in the video. In a mannequin challenge, everything should be still. Yet, it is Taylor Swift so she doesn't need to play by the rules.

Last, but not least, I loved the mannequin challenges demonstrating the dangers of drunken driving or texting and driving.

The Miami-Dade Police Department did a fantastic job promoting their cause. Their mannequin challenge was slightly different. There were no song lyrics but the "Black Beatles" beat played in the background and it was chilling. There was a very important message at the end, as well so be sure to watch all the way through.

Well there you have it, some of the best mannequin challenges on the internet. Be sure to go out and find some of your own favorites. Some of them are all fun and games but others are more serious, like the drunken driving ones. Either way, this is a great and fun challenge that you too can take part in with family or friends.

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I'm A Woman And You Can't Convince Me Breastfeeding In Public Is OK In 2019

Sorry, not sorry.

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Lately, I have seen so many people going off on social media about how people shouldn't be upset with mothers breastfeeding in public. You know what? I disagree.

There's a huge difference between being modest while breastfeeding and just being straight up careless, trashy and disrespectful to those around you. Why don't you try popping out a boob without a baby attached to it and see how long it takes for you to get arrested for public indecency? Strange how that works, right?

So many people talking about it bring up the point of how we shouldn't "sexualize" breastfeeding and seeing a woman's breasts while doing so. Actually, all of these people are missing the point. It's not sexual, it's just purely immodest and disrespectful.

If you see a girl in a shirt cut too low, you call her a slut. If you see a celebrity post a nude photo, you call them immodest and a terrible role model. What makes you think that pulling out a breast in the middle of public is different, regardless of what you're doing with it?

If I'm eating in a restaurant, I would be disgusted if the person at the table next to me had their bare feet out while they were eating. It's just not appropriate. Neither is pulling out your breast for the entire general public to see.

Nobody asked you to put a blanket over your kid's head to feed them. Nobody asked you to go feed them in a dirty bathroom. But you don't need to basically be topless to feed your kid. Growing up, I watched my mom feed my younger siblings in public. She never shied away from it, but the way she did it was always tasteful and never drew attention. She would cover herself up while doing it. She would make sure that nothing inappropriate could be seen. She was lowkey about it.

Mindblowing, right? Wait, you can actually breastfeed in public and not have to show everyone what you're doing? What a revolutionary idea!

There is nothing wrong with feeding your baby. It's something you need to do, it's a part of life. But there is definitely something wrong with thinking it's fine to expose yourself to the entire world while doing it. Nobody wants to see it. Nobody cares if you're feeding your kid. Nobody cares if you're trying to make some sort of weird "feminist" statement by showing them your boobs.

Cover up. Be modest. Be mindful. Be respectful. Don't want to see my boobs? Good, I don't want to see yours either. Hard to believe, I know.

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13 Quotes For All Of Us Empowered Female-Identifying People Out There

For the days when you need to be reminded that you are really doing the dang thing and doing it well.

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For the days when you need to be reminded that you are really doing the dang thing and doing it well.

1. Do you really need someone else's permission, acceptance, wink, or nod, or are you ready to give these to yourself? -The Universe

I get notes from the Universe everyday and all of them are so amazing and inspiring. There might be a few of them on this list. You can sign up for your own notes from the universe here.

2. The princess saves herself in this one. -Amanda Lovelace

The quote is based off a book called The Princess Saves Herself In This One, which is a collection of poetry about resilience, you can get the book here.

3. I'm made of more than you think. -Snow White, Mirror, Mirror

4. Other people's perception of you ain't none of your business. -Lisa Nichols

CLAPPING HANDS EMOJI.

5. Do you realize how many events and choices that had to occur since the birth of the universe leading to the making of just exactly the way you are? -Mrs. Which, A Wrinkle In Time

I love this because it really hits home how so many right and wrong decisions led to the creation of you and how you should appreciate the good and the bad because without either of them you wouldn't be exactly who you were supposed to be.

6. You can't stop what's done to you. You can only survive it. -Rachel, Georgia Rule 

This brings up an important theme of my life that I'm still trying to figure out. The only thing you can control in your life is how you react to what happens to you.

7. Don't let anyone ever make you feel like you don't deserve what you want. -Patrick Verona, 10 Things I Hate About You

8. No one can make you feel inferior without your consent. -Queen Clarisse, The Princess Diaries

9. No trifling of the past, no matter how great, can tarnish the brilliance of eternity. -The Universe

10. People who are insignificant to your future shouldn't have an impact on your present.

Someone once told me this, and although I can't remember the person, this quote has always stuck with me.

11. Talented, brilliant, incredible, amazing, show stopping, spectacular, never the same, totally unique, completely not ever been done before. -Lady Gaga

You know what... I think she was talking about you.

12. Tell yourself it's easy. Tell yourself often. Make it an affirmation. Eat, sleep, breathe it, and you life shall be transformed. -The Universe

13. Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. -Mark Twain 

Go on then, be empowered and trust your instincts, you've got big things coming... I can tell.

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