February 25, 2016

The word "slavery" is no longer politically correct.

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I learned about The End It Movement when it launched in 2013. It's one of those causes you can't help but align yourself with. In short, they fight modern day slavery - more commonly known as human trafficking.

They raise awareness through various apparel items (linked in the photo source caption above) and social media campaigns, and today happens to be #EndItDay, so I figured now's a good a time as any to share some thoughts on this subject.

Here are some captain obvious statements: slavery is bad, and slavery has been around for centuries. These days, however, it seems the word "slavery" is no longer politically correct. Sex slavery is now called sex trafficking, and slavery with other motives is now generally called human trafficking. No matter how you spin it, anyone who is bought and forced into servitude is enslaved and is therefore considered a slave. It's slavery. Slavery. Slavery. Slavery. I'll say it louder for the politicians in the back. SLAVERY.

February 23, 2016

Blogging has really changed over the past few years.



My blog's birthday is coming up.

Every year, when I get the domain renewal notification for www.TheActiveSpirit.com, I think man, already? I've been writing in this space for almost four years! When I first started, all I knew was that I liked writing, I liked taking pictures, and I wanted to keep some sort of record of my life, and Facebook wasn't good enough. I wanted to control how my layout looked and how my content appeared, and traditional social media outlets weren't satisfying enough (they still aren't).

I remember the days I would come to this space and have to restrain myself from posting all the pictures in my camera roll. I would take all the pictures of all the things and let my camera do all the story telling. Something's different now, and I know I'm not the only one who's noticed that blogging has really changed over the past few years.

February 19, 2016

Paula's Choice, Acid Toning, & SPFs


I've been using the Paula's Choice review site, Beautypeadia, for awhile now. I discovered it around the time I decided to be more intentional about the products I used on my face, body, and for cleaning up around the home (I wrote about it here), and I like it because the team of reviewers give information on the overall quality of a product according to its ingredients. You know those exaggerated claims makeup companies advertise (guaranteed to transform your skin in 3 days, banish breakouts instantly with no irritation, blah, blah, blah)? Yeah, that crap doesn't fly on Beautypedia.

February 17, 2016

A Life Update

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