Ariel Winter is like many young adolescent girls, they’re subjected to the body image issue. Her’s was something she could afford to correct with surgery. That’s not an option for every girl that has to endure the unfortunate combination of genes & puberty. Yet… for Ariel this gave her a chance to speak out for a whole generation of young girls & women who may be facing the same issues to where people look & see a fat body when in fact the only image being shown in a normal body with curves. Women’s bodies are meant to have curves & whether its men or other women they aren’t meant to be about one feature or another. People have personalities not just there body & sometimes that’s forgot especially with girls or women. This is the perfect opportunity to point out that so many other young girls & women go through this same biased treatment that Ariel has just minus being a celebrity. Which she points out also lead to cyber bullying in this interview. We here at Autumn Bunner are always trying to expand the conversation & keep women’s news on the forefront of our online coverage.
Jonathan – Admin
Glamour: Who do you consider your support system?
Ariel: My sister, Shanelle, is so supportive and loving. She’s my best friend in the world. My friends have also been wonderful, and my boyfriend is wonderful to talk to. He and my sister were there for the surgery and in the recovery center. My brother-in-law, my nieces, my dad…everyone was so wonderful for me during that time. I felt so lucky because I never had that before. And now being in a place where I’m so loved and so lucky is really a blessing. When I moved in with my sister, she and I decided that I should go to therapy, and it has been life-changing for me.
Glamour: What made you decide to open up and share your story?
Ariel: I didn’t want to not tell anybody and then have another million stories [say], “What happened to Ariel? She looks so different.” And I also think there’s some good that can come from [telling] my story. It’s something that I did to better my life and better my health and I think that that can benefit a lot of young girls. I have felt more happy with myself than I ever have. I am living a dream that a lot of girls my age would love to be living, and I’m aware of that. I’m really grateful that I’m able to do that and have a voice that I’m able to speak to teenagers. I don’t want to do anything to mess that up.
“Rowdy” Roddy Piper was an advocate for anti-bullying. We here at AutumnBunner.com endorse Stand for the Silent in prevention of bullying.
Jon – admin
This is a post from your administrator & first employee Jonathan “Jonfun” Miller showing you reasons why I believe in you & support you since you’re now a little older & wiser. My main goal, though at least once because of bad night & you know what I’m talking about, is always encourage you to say anything you want to. As an anti-bully expert it will make you successful besides what ever college experience you invest in. I hope you realize I’m a very honest person & want you to do your very best. I know your parents have high expectations but I’m you friend & hope to see you succeed no matter what they expect. That’s not saying I don’t respect what they think of you. Anyways, I hope you’re able to find more reasons to speak out & continue to use your name as voice for a generation that seems lost on how deal with the cyber age. Your admin, Jonathan.
This a must see for any woman because men automatically think you can be this forward with a woman when it’s not case. Yes, they have bodies, looks, & curves but unless the attention is invited. How about leaving them alone.
This was posted last week by Autumn & it runs about 30 minutes but it encompasses her entire story of being bullied & why it’s her personal mission to speak out against anyone who has to endure the being the subject of bullying.
I was tweeting a local news anchor when he said how unreal this story is… & have to agree with him. Yet, I think this may be one of the tipping points on the problem we’re currently having with the digital divide & real life. When will people learn that words carry weight? Especially among teenagers its something most of them can brush off but then there are the once like this where it ends tragically. That’s why this website exists because the young lady who name it carries has days where she doesn’t think the world can accept her. Here’s an idea, why don’t you just accept people? Are we all really that different or are we all the same? It comes down to choice & if you can lay your inner workings of your mind down to let people just be people regardless of age.
Girls, 12 and 14, arrested in death of bullied Florida girl who killed herself
Published October 15, 2013 FoxNews.com
Rebecca Sedwick was “terrorized” by as many as 15 girls who ganged up on her and picked on her for months through online message boards and texts, authorities say. (MYFOXTAMPABAY.COM)
WINTER HAVEN, FLA – Two girls have been arrested in the death of a 12-year-old central Florida girl who authorities say committed suicide after being bullied online by several girls for nearly a year, a sheriff said Tuesday.
A Facebook post from one of the girls saying she didn’t care about the suicide of 12-year-old Rebecca Sedwick led police to the arrests, according to Sheriff Grady Judd. The suspects, ages 12 and 14, have been charged with felony aggravated stalking, according to the Polk County Sheriff’s Office.
“We decided, look, we can’t leave her out there,” Judd said. “Who else is she going to torment? Who else is she going to harass? Who is the next person she verbally and mentally abuses and attacks?”
I have known from a very young age that things doesn’t always appear how they seem. I also know that everything has a reason for happening. Just like people in your life are in your life as a blessing or a lesson. Sometimes I sit back and ask myself why I forced myself to grow up at such an early age, but it’s simply because it’s what I had to do. Now, at 16 years old I can see that forcing myself to grow up has made me more mature then most. The things I have been through that have been hardships and heartaches, they weren’t for no reason. I learned very valuable lessons from all of them. Don’t let people hurt you, don’t trust to easy, forgive but never forget, don’t fall if someones not willing to catch you, don’t think that everything is bad because it can always get worse, and sometimes it is only going to be you who will stick up for yourself. Surround yourself with people that you know care about you without a doubt in their minds. Learn that you can’t make everyone happy but, you can always try. Don’t get your hopes up about things that seem out of reach, if it’s meant to happen it will. Life is going t o be exactly what you make it. If you surround yourself with ignorance, you won’t ever get anywhere with your life. Surround yourself with people like you. Then you can bounce off each others strengths and weaknesses. But, don’t ever forget, that the things in your life happen for a reason. 99.9% of the time, it’s going to teach you a lesson that will help you grow.
Sometimes we are going to have a rough time and it might seem like it’ll last forever but, there’s almost always a turning point. I’m finally getting to my turning point. Life goes on and things will be a dollar coaster. Don’t let the hard things take you over, they do pass. After so much bad happening I am realizing there is an up side and it will come. Hold on , be strong , and don’t ever give up.<3
So lately I’ve been an awful awful person about blogging to you guys . I wish there was an excuse for it but, excuses don’t make me feel any better. lately I’ve lost a lot of family members and some of my closest friends to death. I’ve learned that those things affect me far worse then I could have ever imagined. I feel like a part of my heart breaks away when I hear news like that. I have 3 people in my life with cancer. My grandma, my grandpa, and my uncle. The end of the school year was not anywhere close to easy. Broke off a horrible relationship I was in and he made my life a living hell at school. I till get death threats sometimes which is always scary for me to deal with . I feel as if lately I have carried a lot of baggage I should let go . But, then I feel that if I let go , people might feel like I gave up . No matter how hard things have gotten for me, I haven’t ever been someone to throw in the towel. My life hasn’t been near as simple as you would hope to have as a teenager. But, I try not to complain . I’ve been through a lot but, there are worse in the world. far worse. Those children, adults, and human beings are the people I fight for everyday. No one deserves to feel hurt , upset, not good, enough, and down right awful . I have felt like that for years and sadly I still struggle with it . Sometimes I wear that smile I used to wear to make everyone think I was okay.. I kept so much bottled up about losing everyone and everyone important to me.. I was and still am eating myself alive basically. It’s hard to imagine that you are ultimately your own demise.. I’ve also decided that for the next 2 years I will be attending an online school , not so I don’t socialize but, so I don’t feel like I can’t be myself anymore. On the plus side, I’ll graduate early which is exciting . I’m trying to piece myself back together, little by little, eventually I’ll get back to myself & I’ll stop falling short.
So, I was watching some TV & caught a BoysTown commercial for a website they run that specializes in helping teenagers get through tough times.
First one is http://yourlifeyourvoice.org
The other one is Reach Out which is another site with a tremendous amount of resources.
Second one is http://reachout.com