Hello, all! I’m taking some time off from writing this week to focus on work. But never fear! I’ll be bringing you two thoughtful and funny guest posts — from a couple of my favorite bloggers — to help get you through the dark times. You’re welcome.
Here’s the first post… a fun and provocative response to Gwyneth Paltrow’s recent food-stamp challenge, from Ashley of the awesome blog This Heart. I especially love the part about “posting activists” who support a cause “in 140 characters or less.” Read the article, and then head over to Ashley’s blog to read more great stuff!
Dear Gwyneth, Stop It
A Guest Post by Ashley of This Heart
NO, I DON’T THINK YOU’RE A TERRIBLE PERSON.
And no, I do not begrudge you your wealth. It’s yours. You earned it.
I have to believe that deep down in that gluten and dairy free, Pilates toned shell of yours, you really, genuinely mean well.
I actually think that privately, you’re probably quite puzzled as to the backlash you seem to constantly be the recipient of. It seems that every time you open your mouth about motherhood, identifying with the common woman or offer commentary about the SNAP benefit programs, you are pummeled in the press and on social media.
Time and time again, you try your best to appeal to the masses, the middle and lower classes to be more precise, and show them how much you truly care about their plight and “understand” them.
You try to bring awareness to one issue or another, but why doesn’t it ever seem to work out how you want it to?