#BeReal – MAC DICKSON MCCANNELL

Please welcome Mac Dickson McCannell to #BeReal. Be real… Two simple words that mean so much. When I was asked to explain what “Be Real” means to me, I was at first confused and yet, excited. It has taken me weeks to figure out what angle I wanted to approach. I think why I was…

#BeReal – JUSTINE PERRY

My #BeReal guest today is Justine Perry.   (@justine_perry) How Twitter Destroyed My Life… And How I’m Rebuilding My Confidence. I promised myself I would never feel worthless again. As a teenager, I made this my life’s mission. I failed. Last October I felt completely broken, the last of my spirit had shattered and my…

#BeReal – SAMARA SPEAKS

My #BeReal guest today is Samara Speaks. That isn’t her real name but it is the one I have always known her by.  Facebook wants me to know her by another name so  they deactivated her account asking her to #BeReal.  But Samara is who she is. Samara IS real. I practically begged her for…

BLURRED REALITY

We can’t see past the reflections Written and created by producers Selling lies from their silver screens Projecting fear and disharmony Turning lives into hollow screams They follow her and pick at her They antagonize her and berate her They feed her lines to use as hers Then they tell her she is brilliant And…

ONLINE GAMES

Being a parent of a social media tween has been exhausting. There are literally hundreds of ways people can interact with technology and even though my daughter only has Instagram there are still several ways to communicate on that one app alone. I feel like I am in an airplane nosediving towards the ground and…

THE VULGAR CONCEPT OF SELF

Society as a whole has a lot to learn about internet privacy and etiquette. Adults are constantly having to educate themselves in order to teach kids how to be safe and smart. We never really think we need to worry about what they are saying about us. I was afraid to share this story since…