Melissa ChanelComment

More Love Less Hate

Melissa ChanelComment
More Love Less Hate

We can all agree that the Internet can be a rude place, right?! I catch myself randomly scrolling through social media and I see so many "internet trolls" being straight-up mean. Can you imagine posting a photo of yourself or friends on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter and having someone totally rip you apart? I've seen it happen to my myself and my friends on a daily basis. I've never understood how someone could sit behind a computer or phone and say such harsh words to people. It's just not right. 

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Can I share a quick story? A while back, one of my photos was reposted by the Curlbox Instagram account. Where I'd usually by excited for the extra exposure, all I can remember is how rude some of the young ladies were under my photo. Were they talking about my face? My lipstick? No. Was something in my teeth? No. - The ladies were talking about how dark my underarms were. One girl went so hard to say that I "needed to clean my underarms." Like. What? I thought I was having a poppin' hair day and these girls were crucifying me about my underarms. I remember thinking, is this what blogger life is like? That was my first time dealing with social bullying and it SUCKED! Luckily, I was able to brush it off. I was 20 + and very comfortable in my skin, but imagine all the younger children and teenagers that deal with it every single day?! 

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This must STOP! I am so happy to be partnering with Dove to tell my story and encourage everyone on the internet to spread positivity. Remember the saying: "if you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all"? Let's practice what we preach. Because 52% of girls think that negativity they see online damages their confidence, so let's remember to use our words wisely. They have LOTS of power. 

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I've already started spreading love, and you can join me! Head to your local Targetgrab three of your favorite Dove products, and get this super cute #SpeakBeautiful bracelet as well. It's super fashionable and a great reminder to spread love each and every day. I've been rocking my bracelet, it's a great way to remind myself to be positive and spread love, always. I even decided to stop by my local Target and grab a few for my friends. 

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Choose Dove and support building self-esteem in 20 million girls by 2020. Let's join Dove and change the conversation online and make the internet and social media a more positive place for women and girls. After all, positivity is such a beautiful thing. 

 *2016 Dove Study, learn more on Dove.com/Selfesteem.

Are you ready to get involved? Head over to Twitter now and participate in the #SpeakBeautiful effect for a chance to win your very own #SpeakBeautiful bracelet. Don't forget to "@" me in your tweet and use the #SpeakBeautiful hashtag in order to be considered. 

This post sponsored by Mirum Shopper but all opinions are 100% my own. Thank you so much for your support and remember to #SpeakBeautiful! 

XOXO,

Melissa Chanel