MTV Publication!

“Is this real life? Is it just fantasy?”

This has been one of those weeks that can’t possibly be real. Queen, it must be fantasy.

Yesterday, I found out that Nanoism accepted my twitter fiction. Today, MTV accepted my essay on overcoming gender stereotypes, “Confessions from an Ex-Sexist.”

Woohoo!Β What an awesome start to the week (and to April).

Check out my short articleΒ here.Β Let’s show MTV some love πŸ™‚


37 thoughts on “MTV Publication!

  1. Great work! I’ve checked out your article and it’s really good… except for one tiny thing. I came across this line: “Ballroom’s inherent male lead played into gender stereotypes” and my brain span.
    Now I’m not a great fan of ballroom and don’t tend to watch “Strictly Come Dancing” (as “Dancing With The Stars” is called over here in the UK) but if ever there was a TV show that obliterated the male gender stereotype, it’s that.
    Guys who tend to do well are former athletes (rugby players seem to win it, apparently). These are blokes that play hard contact sport in mud; they drink lots of beer; they sing rude songs. They are the epitome of hairy-arsed physical masculinity. And then they appear on TV in pink sequinned shirts open to the navel, trying to hold their arms right, chin up and hips … erm… doing whatever hips are supposed to do (I told you I don’t really watch it).
    The upshot is, there are also some serious shades of grey/gray on the other side of the gender divide!

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    • It’s a good point – I don’t watch it the US’ version, either. Ballroom is a wonderful shade of gray!

      What I was getting at that with that line, though, is that it is the male (and not the female) who normally dances lead. What this means is that the leaders (usually male) decides what move is danced next, and the follower (usually female) must do that move. The follower (usually female) can’t really do her own thing. That’s where I was going with that line, but on second read, I realize how confusing that is.

      Thanks for pointing that out! πŸ™‚

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    • Thanks for your kind words! πŸ™‚

      And don’t be ashamed — you’re not alone. There’s no better time to change our actions/words than now πŸ™‚ Stay strong!


  2. That’s fantastic! It’s must feel amazing to get your stuff out in the world:) Well done.
    I’ve nominated you for the Liebster blogger award, so if you want to know more about it you can read about it here:
    Have a nice day!


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  4. Loved this piece. Really fantastic. Agree wholeheartedly with what you have written. I too am guilty of the same. I look at girly girls and those who have probably put a lot more effort into their appearance than I do as shallow….and to be honest, I thought they intellect was inversely proportionate to their looks. I know. I was no better than they were for judging me for not wearing the coolest or trendiest clothes, or matching make up to out fit, or having 25 pairs of shoes with heels.

    Great work here.


  5. Congratulations! I had to go read the full article and I think it is so amazing that not only have you come so far, but we have all come so far and I am happy that we are all working towards a world with less judgement and prejudice. Keep up the great work!


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