I started this blog as a creative outlet when I graduated from college and was in this awkward phase questioning what I was going to do next in my life. The freshman year of life was scary for me. As I waited for my graduate school classes to start, I decided to start writing "Bright and Sassy." I've always read fashion blogs, always. It became one of my favorite morning routines and thought, "Why not me?" I love fashion, style, inspiring others, inspiring myself, etc. So then it began.
When I started writing "Bright and Sassy," I thought the feedback would always be positive. I'm not naive. I just figured people read fashion blogs for the same reasons I did — to be inspired.
I will never forget my first mean comment. My heart sunk. I didn't know whether to delete it, respond to it, or stop my blog all together (yeah, I questioned it). I felt I was being bullied by a complete stranger who has no idea who I am. I began questioning whether I was giving off vibes that were illustrating someone I was not. I remember venting to a friend saying, "Do I come off vain? Should I stop doing outfit photos? What she/he is saying about me is so far from the truth!" I must admit, the positive comments I receive out way any negative comment that will ever be sent, but I'm still human and they still sting.
In life we will always deal with bullies — in person or virtual. We have to become aware of how powerful our words are. This is why I've teamed up with Seventeen Magazine to take a stand against cyberbullying by Deleting Digital Drama in my life. Will you take a stand with me? Let's change the world and refuse to be silenced.