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How to Stop Manspreading

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1. Tell manspreader his fly is open.
2. Spread ones’ own legs and make awkward skin contact until manspreader retreats. Stay strong.
3. Tap manspreader’s leg and say “Sit like a lady” in best grandma-voice. (Channel your best impersonation of Betty White or Bette Midler, both will work.)
4. Stare at manspreader’s spread man legs. Intently. No blinking. Think death glare straight to his man parts.
5. Take out your phone and watch the most recent news clip about this infuriating pandemic on high volume for all transit passengers to hear.

Personally, I think we have more things in this world to worry about rather than some stranger manspreading for 2 extra inches on BART… But that might just be me.

Teach your son’s to be gentleman. Show them how to offer their seats to women, children, the elderly, and handicapped. That’s more important than making the news or coining a new urban dictionary term. Just saying.

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I’m just gonna write

In the present world of bloggers and blogging and sponsored posts, paid agents, and events… Some people are just far better at being in the public eye than the other.

I don’t have time for that.

I’m just gonna write. Hardly edit. (Sorry grammar nazis, if I cared about my punctuation mistakes I would be paralyzed into keeping my posts in drafts forever. Nope.)

I’m just gonna write. I’m gonna stay honest. Raw and open. And more importantly with more purpose and positivity than just trying to prove how I’m so much cooler than the rest of them. I’m too old for the Mean Girls popularity contest going on around me right now. Isn’t it exhausting? To constantly compare yourself to others?

And here’s a #truthbomb: In words from the 1920’s poem Desiderata, a favorite of mine growing up, “For always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself.”

What I think is most important is to just be yourself and to make sure that if you do make an impression, and have the opportunity to make even the smallest mark on someone’s life, it’s a good one.

Which is honestly the core of what I hope to be able to do with my work.

If you do have serious complaints about my grammar and punctuation, you can e-mail my editor Gustav at Gustav@sfbeautybohemian.com and he’ll be happy to file you under the F… for all the fucks I don’t give. Gustav is my dog. I love him. He’s also very understanding and a great listener.

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Beauty Bohemian Thoughts: Choose Joy

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Sometimes negative things have to be avoided or else the repercussions of those words, actions, and thoughts will eat you up until you start believing in them. Don’t. Those lame, made-up, projected lies aren’t real. They’re dumb. Consider the source because you don’t really¬†have to listen to anyone else’s crazy crap if you don’t want to. That’s a choice you make.

It’s okay to choose joy. It’s okay to choose only what makes you happy.

It’s okay to rip off the band-aid and to let go of people, places, and things that no longer serve a purpose in your life.

You have to do it for you. No one else will.

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