Another week, another award show, another best dressed list! Last Sunday, January 29, The Screen Actors Guild Awards took place at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. As usual, so many actors and actresses, as well as television shows and films, deservedly won awards that made them frontrunners in the race to the Oscars. We all know, though, that all the stars who attended these awards could not walk away the big winners of the night. There was one other place that anyone could be a winner—on the red carpet. Here were the top best-dressed ladies at the 2017 SAG Awards:
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.
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.