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Posts Tagged ‘Julia Bluhm’

Not “crazy,” just dedicated

don't let the haters stop you from being this duck

by Julia Bluhm When girls are young, Cinderella tells them “dreams really do come true.” As we get older, that philosophy changes and we learn that life isn’t actually a fairytale. You have to work hard in order to achieve something great, and even then it doesn’t always happen.  For me, ballet started as a [...]

Stop calling girls “mean”

mean girls are so 10 years ago

by Julia Bluhm Everywhere we look, we see girls being mean. We’ve seen it in the movies that followed cliques of rich white girls on bullying sprees, the countless reality TV shows that feature women yelling at each other and the dozens of baking/fashion/modeling/wedding competition shows that attempt to gain viewers by pitting contestants against [...]

The Art of Recreating Yourself

we are all made of stars

by Julia Bluhm I’ve always made “New Years Resolutions” and “School Year Resolutions.” Sometimes, “Summer Vacation Resolutions.” The idea of change has always appealed to me, and that includes feeling the need to change myself. I always felt really guilty for feeling that way, probably from always hearing about how I was “fine just the [...]

Guess What? I’m Still Shy.

Portrait of a shy girl--yes, this is possible!

by Julia Bluhm I am a shy person. I don’t think I ever really hated anything about myself except for that. Being shy used to make me really mad, because I had this constant rush of thoughts and ideas that flew through my mind, but it was like no one even knew. I felt like people [...]

Don’t Stop Believing: Our TedxWomen Journey


by Izzy Labbe & Julia Bluhm A little over a week ago, we flew to Washington D.C to speak at the TEDx Women conference. Our 10-minute talk was all about our experience with the Seventeen Magazine Campaign, and encouraging girls and women to join organizations like SPARK, in order to make a difference. The best [...]

Being Proud 2 Be Us: something we can all agree on!

The collages at Proud 2 Be Me

by Julia Bluhm You know how when something awesome happens, it takes a long time for it to sink in, and for you to realize what’s actually happening? That was how I was feeling the morning of October 13th. I woke up to a beeping alarm, curled up deep inside the covers of a floral-print [...]