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Monday Memos: Philippe Morgese…father, hair stylist, superhero

 

 

 

 

  •  All credit goes to buzzfeed.com, Facebook, Philippe Morgese, Daddy Daughter Hair Factory, International Academy, all of the businesses, companies, people, stores, and any other original owners involved and/or mentioned in any of these videos, any and all companies, individuals, and/or businesses that should receive credit for anything mentioned in this blog post, and all original owners. I do not own anything in this blog. If any people, corporations, businesses, companies, etc, were not previously given credit for their work, they are given credit now and their previous absence was unintentional. All opinions expressed in this blog are my own. I wrote this blog for entertainment purposes and no copyright infringement is intended.

Monday Memos: Lena Strickling…the girl who used her 1 wish to help others

Hello people of the internet!!! On today’s ‘Monday Memos’ we are going to discuss 18 year Lena Strickling, who Lena Strickling's - Make A Wishrecently had a very important interview with the YouTube channel ‘Collectively’ that you NEED to watch. Now before you click away, Lena isn’t a celebrity, model, or internet star. She’s a cancer survivor who recently used her wish from the ‘Make-A-Wish Foundation’, to raise awaness about a topic that A LOT of people face (and no it’s not cancer). I thought that this was such an amazing thing to do (because seriously how many of us would be completely selfish with our wish…exactly basically all of us would). Please read on, because this is a story that we ALL need to hear. Ready? Ok, let’s go!!!

 

Lena is a recent survivor of Hodgkin’s lymphoma (she has been cancer free since April), and although she’s had to endure 15 rounds of chemotherapy, and is currently going through menopause at the tender age of 18, she used this article to discuss another issue that plagues way too many people. Lena is not only a cancer survivor, but also a survivor of sexual assault. Lena said that she was sexually assaulted by her father for as long as she can remember, and it became a everyday by the time she was 6 years old. She said that he would even assault in her public by putting a blanket over her so no one else could see. Lena eventually told a friend what was going on after she took a DARE class at the age of 10, and learned why what was happening to her was wrong, and what it was called. Lena later told her mom through a letter, and her mother called the police who convicted Lena’s father and sentenced him to prison ( where he was diagnosed with schizophrenia with religious delusions). One of the things that I found most heartbreaking about this interview is when Lena says that “Cancer never bothered me at all, versus with sexual abuse it’s like that happened and it’s still haunting me.” (check out Lena’s interview below

Unfortunately Lena isn’t alone, because according to the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN), one in five women will be sexually assaulted and 44% of sexual assault and rape victims are under 18. Lena said she wanted to tell her story, so she could help other people suffering from sexual assault, and also to explain why she feels it’s so important to educate kids about sexual consent from a young age. Lena has said that talking about her past has helped her to begin to move on. Lena did have  some words of encouragement for sexual abuse victims that I wanted to share with y’all, “everybody has a right to talk about [how] they feel,” “Be proud of yourself, and stand up for yourself and don’t change your story and don’t back down because people don’t believe you. Just keep going. Don’t let anybody knock you down.” It’s just so amazing that someone who has been through so much would use their 1 wish to try to help others, so they don’t have to endure what she did. Truly inspirational!

 

 

  •    All credit goes to Lena Strickling, Collectively, YouTube, Make-A-Wish Foundation, DARE, the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN), Teen Vogue, all of the businesses, companies, people, and any other original owners involved and/or mentioned in this blog post, and all original owners. I do not own anything in this blog. If any people, corporations, businesses, companies, etc, were not previously given credit for their work, they are given credit now and their previous absence was unintentional. All opinions expressed in this blog are my own. I wrote this blog for entertainment purposes and no copyright infringement is intended.

YouTube Wednesday: Angry Grandpa’s house prank

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Hello people of the internet!!! On today’s ‘YouTube Wednesday’ we’re going to talk about a recent YouTube video that we can’t stop watching. I know we often talk about how talented, funny, and creative YouTubers are, but sometimes we forget that they are regular people who just share their awesomeness with us. However, sometimes we get videos where our fav YouTubers discuss social issues with us, tell us about their fears/problems, and basically treat us like the BFFs that we all wish we were to them. If you love the popular YouTube channel ‘Angry Grandpa’ and/or videos that will make you cry then please keep reading. Ready? Ok, let’s go!!!

 

A few weeks ago the YouTuber ‘thekidwiththecamera’, who is the son and one of the masterminds behind ‘Angry Grandpa’, uploaded a “prank” video that will melt your heart. If you’ve never seen ‘Angry Grandpa’ before, it’s a YouTube channel where a man named Michael “Pickleboy” Green uploads his father (Charlie Green) reacting to current events, celebrities, and pranks that Pickleboy pulls on him. There are videos of Angry Grandpa pulling pranks on his son as well (disclaimer: The only video on this channel that I’ve seen is the one that I will post below, but some of the other videos do contain language that may be inappropriate/insulting to some people, so keep that in mind if you check them out). Anyway, in this video, Pickleboy, his girlfriend, and his father are looking at a house because Pickleboy has told his dad that he’s interested in buying it. The three go through the house, and after they get Angry Grandpa’s approval, Pickleboy tells him that he’s not buying the house for himself, he’s actually buying it for Angry Grandpa. The reaction to this is priceless and will definitely make you want to go and hug your loved ones (just round them all up in a big group hug…no it’s really not as weird as it sounds…moving on). Before this, Angry Grandpa lived in a trailer home, so that fact just breaks you heart even more (seriously I haven’t cried this much since I saw ‘The Fault In Our Stars’ and now YouTube has me crying again…anyways…). Personally I like seeing videos like this because it’s cool to see that there are so many good things in the world, check out the video below, but have some tissues on standby.

 

 

 

  •   All credit goes to YouTube, Angry Grandpa, Pickleboy, Charles Green, Michael Green, Bridgette West, The Fault In Our Stars, John Green, Josh Boone, Scott Neustadter, Michael H. Weber, Ben Richardson, Temple Hill Entertainment, TSG Entertainmenet, 20th Century Fox, Wikipedia.com, all of the businesses, companies, people, and any other original owners involved and/or mentioned in this video, any and all companies, individuals, and/or businesses that should receive credit for anything mentioned in this blog post, and all original owners. I do not own anything in this blog. If any people, corporations, businesses, companies, etc, were not previously given credit for their work, they are given credit now and their previous absence was unintentional. All opinions expressed in this blog are my own. I wrote this blog for entertainment purposes and no copyright infringement is intended.