Allison M.

Thoughts on life, fashion, fabulousness, and (oh yeah) dressing up from a full-time male who's a part-time female

Allison eats candy to prove a point

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Perhaps you saw it online this week.  Maybe you noticed your crazy uncle disseminate it.  Hopefully you saw the criticisms that followed it.  Yep, it was a certain meme promoted and forwarded by the son of a certain United States presidential candidate (you know, the candidate with the thin orange skin and bad toupee) that painted immigrants from a certain war-torn Middle Eastern country with a broad brush — a brush coated in the paint of fear and prejudicial (and outright unproven) assumptions.

Yeah, I saw it as well.  And rather than try to scrub it from my memory, I decided to respond to it… by turning the meme upside down in a somewhat whimsical way.  And I did it with a video!

As you can probably tell, this video is not the most perfect executed way to address the issue.  This is just the second time I’ve appeared in front of the camera as Allison (and it clearly shows).  And I actually had to write down and memorize some of what I wanted to say (the rest was I rehearsed in my head without a script, including my use of pig latin).  Yet for all of the presentation and public speaking skills I freely admit I lack, I hope the importance of the message is clear and understood:  Just because you have unfounded fears of whole groups of people based on their nation of origin or religion — perceived or otherwise — doesn’t mean you should judge them on those unfounded fears.  Know that they are just as human as you are, and that they are likely good in character (perhaps even better in character than you are).

Feel free to watch and share this video, and feel free to leave a positive and supportive comment below.  If you’re already on YouTube, feel free as well to “like” the video and leave your positive comments at the original link.  Thank you so much for watching, and thank you in advance for sharing this meaningful message.

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Author: Allison M.

Full-time middle-aged male. Long-time overworked office drone. Part-time female fashion plate. Amateur fashionista (emphasis on "amateur"). Admirer and supporter of those who are fashionable, fabulous, and friendly. A little bit silly. Absolutely nowhere near perverted. I am a real human being, just like you. Able to share thoughts about my life experiences, fashion sense, and the world at large despite middling grades in high school creative writing class (but at least I do look cute when I'm writing, so that has to count for something).

2 thoughts on “Allison eats candy to prove a point

  1. This was a very creative way of addressing the current state of affairs, Allison. Very metaphorical, and a more lighthearted way of addressing such a deep and concerning issue about our treatment of others as the elections are looming ever closer. I appreciate the thought and care put into this video, and my hope is that you continue to make more!

    …and Reese’s Piece are one of my absolute favorite candies! Love them. 🙂

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    • Thank you so much. I figured the lightheartedness and the metaphors would make a nice touch and bring a positive tone. The way I saw it, the lightheartedness was necessary after that original meme was rather mean-spirited in its metaphor.

      As for making more videos… oh, wow, I hope to do so in the future, but I will have to think of a good topic or subject to create one around, and do it in a creative way. It’s a great feeling, though, to post them and get positive feedback (especially when posting two videos in the span of a week, though I likely won’t be creating them that often).

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