Accents allow us to feel part of a social group, and can give us a sense of identity and belonging

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Humans have developed this incredible ability to read each other’s voices. By listening closely to someone’s accent, we can make guesses about their age, gender, nationality, social status, the languages they speak, and even where they went to school. Unfortunately, this finely-honed skill also has a dark side. As an accent can tell us so much about a person, we often attribute qualities to that person based on their voice, just as we often make assumptions about a person based on how they look.

https://thelanguagebrain.wordpress.com/2020/09/09/everyone-has-an-accent-what-does-yours-say-about-you

Slapped in the face….. by my own father

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Family is created not born. My friends reached out to check in on me. That is family. Having my back, listening and telling me what they think. I have some family members that don’t do that. Shown their true colors. But that’s a story for another time. It’s been a week. I have been ignoring him. Not talking unless spoken too. I will be civil. But I will not forgive you. Even if he apologizes. I am done. I do not condone violence. He walks as if he did the right thing. Bitch, just give me my money so I don’t have to deal with you. Acting like the alpha, when he does zip. Nada. Clean the house, nah, wash the dishes, laundry, make dinner. Nope. “That’s a woman’s job,” he says.

https://kloudnine.home.blog/2020/08/28/daddys-little-girl

I bend like grass and blow like leaves yet feel discouraged and people look for my pictures instead of words

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It’s like a tiny plant growing in cracks, hustling to bloom but failing because no one likes where she’s coming from.

Why do we need a garden to love the flower? Aren’t wildflowers flowers too??

Why do we judge an artist by the skin they are in and not by what they’re writing?

Why do we encourage people with million followers and ignore the novices discovering art?

https://mermaidspen.wordpress.com/2020/08/08/of-fears-and-discouragement

Your audience wants to know that you know who they are, you’ve heard their issues, and you can help them

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People flock to someone who understands and can help them. When you study influencers or those with exceptional standing in their industry, that is their followers’ impression. He or she offers insight or provides a service that others need and use. If you are not sure if you are doing an excellent job at this, look for a third party to objectively look at your social media and anything else you put out to the public. Sometimes we need another set of eyes on what we do. Getting others’ opinions is not a sign of weakness; it is an example of strength and perseverance as you craft your best possible message to the masses.

https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/353487

The number of apps available for chatting, texting, video chat, or just sharing things numbered about 250 in 2019 with somewhere around 3 billion users of at least 2 or more — that’s a lot of information being shared across these platforms every minute of every day

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I am currently on almost all major social media apps and this blog site. These are the places I communicate or interact with others even before this pandemic occurred.

https://love-to-bake-site.com/2020/07/18/killer-of-enthusiasm-loneliness

I just developed a phobia of standing on wheels

I realized it’s much more than a hobby – it is a community and lifeline. For some, it has been an escape since childhood. Others start because they like the fashion or look up to famous skateboarders. It felt good to be a woman trying it out because we represent a small portion of riders. Overall though, we all share similarities: as stated by USC, “Skateboarders have this tenacity to practice a trick thousands of times, they are creative, and they have cross-cultural interactions not common in other spaces.”

https://jackietravelstheworld.travel.blog/2020/05/28/autoethnography

As we set out on another week in quarantine, know that I’m praying for you, that I love you, and that I am grateful for your presence in my life — You matter to me! 🙂

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Thirty million people. Each, not just a “number,” but a person. With a story: Moms. Dads. Siblings. Spouses. Sons and daughters. Friends. Colleagues. That staggering statistic hits differently when you think about the person behind the number: struggling to pay bills, put food on the table, blowing through savings, or finding themselves having to go to food banks for the first time, ever.

https://beautybeyondbones.com/2020/05/04/the-question-we-dont-want-to-answer