Why I Won’t Be Boycotting Dove Products

The above pictures are from Dove’s Campaign for Real Beauty. The campaign has been around since 2005 and is meant to emphasize that a woman doesn’t have to fit into a particular mold to be thought of as beautiful. It’s still going strong.

Now on to the controversy……

Click here to watch the ad.

The link I have you clicking to watch is an ad that Dove ran that features a black woman taking off her top to reveal a white woman and the white woman taking off her top to reveal a woman of Latin(?) ethnicity.

The controversy started because a makeup artist posted a gif of the first two images. The gift left out the Latin woman so it appears like the black woman is shedding her skin to become white. Yeah, right? Not a good look for Dove.

The reason many people were offended was because the GIF brought memories like this one

So you can see why a person would be outraged IF YOU SAW THE GIF ALONE. However, after seeing the FULL AD, I think we’re jumping the gun. Especially, given Dove’s recent history of celebrating beauty in all shapes/sizes/colors.

Click here to listen to my thoughts about why I’m NOT boycotting. Please share your thoughts about this IMPORTANT topic my blog. I look forward to hearing your thoughts.

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Another internet “find”. I’ll be back posting this Sunday on BOOKWORM. I’ll be posting a review on the play A Kept Woman which is at the King Arts Complex tonight at 8 pm. I’ll be going live on Facebook to discuss it. Bye.

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Found this on Facebook and thought I’d share it. Please share your thoughts on this subject in the comments section. Thank you. Have a blessed Friday…

Mother’s Day Shout Out!!!

This post is my Mother’s Day Shout Out to all mothers/substitute mothers/grandmothers/aunts/foster mothers/female mentors/godmothers/fathers who are pulling double duty/ and person who is being an active positive role model in a child’s life. It also contains an “olive branch” for those who are distant from their children right now. Enjoy your day.

Stop Praying Witchcraft Prayers !!!


Sorry it took long for me to post this. I’m working on being more timely in my postings. This post has TWO PURPOSES. 1. To expose Witchcraft in the local church 2. To teach GODLY, EFFECTIVE prayer practices. And even though I just stated two, I’m gonna add a third one 3. Defend prayer. So you could say this is a “prayer apologetic.” I’m convinced that much of the reason Christian practices don’t get taken is because no one sees Christians doing them or they see Christians doing them WRONG. Prayer is one such practice. I’m gonna dedicate a few of my posts to some basic tenets of the Christian faith. Enjoy….

The Art of Being Proactive (You Have a Right to Protect Yourself)

In this post I’m sharing some thoughts about women’s rights to set boundaries and say “no” to behavior in relationships that they find inappropriate or harmful. Many times we’re guilted into dating/spending time with/ possibly even marrying men we have no peace about and even make us uncomfortable. I hope as you listen to this, you’ll feel empowered to set boundaries and enforce them after listening. 

Be Your Own Fan (The Art of Self Promotion/Investment)

This post is about self promotion/investment. How many times have you purchased a product/received a service/ went to a movie/concert, LOVED IT and raved to other people about it?? Plenty of times I’ll bet. That’s type of promotion is called “word of mouth” advertising (and is generally the best kind and the cheapest) . So when is the last time you were your own “word of mouth” advertising?? Not just in the business sense, but also in your personal life. When was the last you let other people in your life know you are looking to get married?? Many of us (especially women) aren’t taught how to promote ourselves. In fact we’re taught to put other’s interests before our own, then manipulate to get what we want. In this post I discuss why this doesn’t serve our best interests….