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Accessory Story: We’ve Got The Knife Edition

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Accessory Story: We’ve Got The Knife Edition

Helloooo! I have a deep adoration for the creepy, spooky, scary, and disturbing so it only makes sense that my definition of “living my best life” was visiting a Halloween store with a client. It was so much fun to see all of the costumes, haunted house style decor, and walking on the “step here” signs to activate all of the moving, howling creatures. I basically wanted everything there to decorate my apartment with. But, since that is not in my ballin’ on a budget budget, I settled for some bloody knife earrings instead. Check them out:

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After snagging some pink bloody knife hair clips from Dolls Kill, I have been on the prowl for earrings to match and these new ones will do just fine. I love how the shiny metal and the dangling rubies dance in the lighting and, because I live every day like it’s Halloween, these definitely won’t just be for the end of October. Creepy? Yes. Disturbing? Kind of. But, nothing says punk rock horror princess like some dripping cutlery hanging from your ears! Freaking obsessed. 😀

Do you have any holiday themed jewelry or clothing? How do you rock them year round? I want to hear from all of you, so leave me a comment and let’s chat! Much love. -Sarah

Shameful Specimens: Kylie Jenner Edition

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Shameful Specimens: Kylie Jenner Edition

Helloooo everyone and welcome to a new edition of Shameful Specimens. Usually I don’t care to put celebrities “on blast” but I hardly consider Kylie Jenner worthy of being called a celebrity, so it’s okay. I had the misfortune of stumbling upon Jenner’s disgusting photo shoot for Interview magazine and I just had to say something. Especially as someone who:

  • Has a brother with special needs
  •  Is a figure skating coach for the Special Olympics
  • Has a job interviewing people with developmental disabilities to help provide them with the best services and care possible
  • Has a mother who is a developmental pediatrician
  • Also, as someone who sees the glamorization of disabilities as severely wrong

I’m not going to post the pictures because I don’t care to, but if you haven’t seen them – just think of a blow up doll sitting in a wheelchair with a blank expression and a rigid body. Then in other pictures imagine the same thing except with Kylie’s legs lifted in a position that a wheelchair bound person more than likely can’t achieve on their own. I saw these pictures and they made me sick.

Anyone with an ounce of intelligence or sensitivity would know that these photos are offensive. These photos show a disabled person as powerless and as if to make it worse, Jenner is wearing fetish style garb which enhances this statement even more. It really is just shameful and I’m baffled as to why anyone thought that this was a good idea. Disabilities aren’t a fashion statement.

Clearly, the Jenner/Kardashian clan who never had to work for anything in their life compliments of Kim’s sex tape have never encountered anyone less than perfect, by their standards. Had they ever had one day in the real world, interacting with normal people, they would meet someone bound to a wheelchair, someone with an amputation, or a developmental disability and realize just how wrong this photo shoot is.

Get off your high horses, come down from whatever high you’re on that makes you so gassed up as to think that you can’t do anything wrong or offensive and at least apologize to a community that has a difficult time enough as is. I praise those who have voiced their distaste for this “high fashion” shoot via social media and I adore the photos that people have posted in their wheelchairs with captions such as my personal favorite, “Oh I see! When I’m in my wheelchair no one can look me in the eye but when Kylie Jenner sits in a wheelchair it’s FASHION. silly me,” from @amysgotmilk on Twitter.

Usually I bite my tongue when it comes to celebrity offenses and mishaps but I just had to take a stand on this because it really is shameful and it hits so close to home for me. Kylie Jenner, you are my Shameful Specimen of the week and I hope you grow up and mature enough to understand the severity of your little photo shoot.

So there you have it, this week’s Shameful Specimens: Kylie Jenner edition. I know I’m going to get some backlash for this and I don’t care. I can’t stand the Kardashian/Jenner family as is so let’s add some fuel to the fire. Who has seen Kylie Jenner’s Interview photo shoot? What did you think about it? I wanna hear from all of you, so leave me a comment and let’s chat! Much love. -Sarah

Shameful & Disturbing Photos

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Shameful & Disturbing Photos

Heyyyy everyone, you’re in for a treat because I have A LOT to say today. Last night as I was browsing through my newsfeed on Facebook, the literal most horrific photos of young children (approx. 4-9) were flooding my feed. These so called “edgy” and “artistic” photos featured young kids drenched in blood in settings like dark forests, cemeteries, and open graves. The pictures were from an apparently popular photographer whose name I don’t care to know and whose photos I refuse to share. As I looked through the albums posted I grew more nauseated by the second to the point that I had to X out of the page altogether. Now I’m all for anything horror – I love the dark and macabre. BUT these photos are child abuse, despite the insistent comments against such accusations from fans of the photographer. Allow me to explain why from a psychological stand point:

Alright, here we go…Children of such a young and tender age absorb everything like a sponge. Everyone knows that, parent or not. Children also can become extremely fixated on characters, behaviors, or phrases. Think of a child totally obsessed with dinosaurs. The kid might display his interest through his or her clothing, books, television shows, or the way they play. So what happens when a child is exposed to violence? A very possible reality that the kid could become very fixated on violent behaviors, films, and speech. With a newly developed interest in violence the child might have a hard time distinguishing the situation of the photographs being taken from reality. A warped view of real life can lead to nightmares, night terrors, and withdrawn and problematic behaviors. Need I go on? Yes, I do because….

THERE’S MORE!!

The findings of the most famous psychological study on “parroting” behavior that children display serves as the perfect explanation as to why these photos are dangerous. Imagine: Happy preschool aged children are in a room playing. This room has a two way mirror, where they can see an adult ambling around another playroom. There are a lot of great toys on the ground, but what catches the adult’s eye is an inflatable Bozo doll. Uninterested in children’s toys, the adult chooses to attack the doll, with punches and kicks. One adult even uses a toy hammer to hit the inflatable. The adult leaves, and the children are now allowed to explore an exciting new playroom. What does each child do? Instead of playing with blocks and cars, every child opts to mimic the adult by attacking the Bozo doll. Talk about monkey see monkey do.

The moral of the study? That children will mimic just about anything, ESPECIALLY when an adult is encouraging or showcasing the behaviors. So how does this tie in to the blood bath photos I witnessed in my newsfeed last night? Well, let’s see. A parent or guardian obviously thinks that the photos will be “cool” so they are already encouraging the violence each picture implies. The photographer could very well be showing the child how to pose or act, thus showcasing the behaviors. What does this create for the child? A how to guide on how to be violent or at the very least desensitizing them to such brutal imagery and situations.

As I mentioned previously, so many of the comments on the photos can be seen saying that these pictures are not abusive. But from a psychological stand point, it is quite the contrary. No, the parents are not physically or sexually hurting the child. BUT they are setting the little ones up for very possible future issues, which is just as bad. Lil Red Pro Tip: Photograph your child playing in the leaves rather than cowering over someone’s burial site with blood soaking their mouth and torso. *Drops mic*.

PSA: Mental health is more important than an edgy photo!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Alright guys, I really had to get that rant off my chest because those pictures really disturbed me. Have you guys seen the pictures I’m talking about? How do you feel about the issue? I wanna hear from all of you, so leave me a comment and let’s chat! Much love. -Sarah