The Beauty of Difference
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The Beauty of Difference
The Beauty of Difference’ is my way of celebrating all of the wonderful differences in every corner of this great world we live in, and how people overcome some kind of adversity in order to shine.
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Fat Talk

Fat Talk | The Beauty of Difference | Scoop.it
I'm going to share with you something I've been going through - a severe lapse in confidence and, we...
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I’m not asking for any compliments or attention from people. I’m really just starting a conversation – to let’s keeping building ourselves and others up, rather than dragging ourselves and others down. We are all beautiful, on the inside and out

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MACKLEMORE & RYAN LEWIS - SAME LOVE feat. MARY LAMBERT (OFFICIAL VIDEO)

Same Love feat. Mary Lambert on iTunes: http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/same-love-feat.-mary-lambert/id543948282 We support civil rights, and hope WA State ...
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I love this song.

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Where Do You Find Inspiration? | French Essence

Where Do You Find Inspiration? | French Essence | The Beauty of Difference | Scoop.it
Yesterday I started thinking… trying to at any rate… the haze of changing time zones has yet to leave my body… About inspiration and resonation. Why certain elements appeal to us… Why they trigger and stimulate our ...
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Sexual Objectification: What It Is, Why It's Damaging, And How We Change It

Sexual Objectification: What It Is, Why It's Damaging, And How We Change It | The Beauty of Difference | Scoop.it
Sexual objectification is not only deeply (and bizarrely) rooted in our cultural subconscious, but it's also something that has to change if we want a truly happy, sex-healthy society.
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Laura Brown's comment, January 28, 2014 12:19 AM
It's very hard for men to see women as people versus sexual objects. They have been trained by media/ TV, their peers, their family and etc for all the years of their lives.
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British fashion expert encourages young designers to think about ...

British fashion expert encourages young designers to think about ... | The Beauty of Difference | Scoop.it
“Seeing diversity and individuality in the media is good for the audience's self-esteem,” she said. “All Walks Beyond the Catwalk challenges the unachievable body ideals we see everywhere and campaigns for change.”.
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All The Science Reasons Redheads Do That Redhead Thing They Redhead Do So Well

All The Science Reasons Redheads Do That Redhead Thing They Redhead Do So Well | The Beauty of Difference | Scoop.it
Let's talk about redhead science. At 2:40, we learn their superpowers. At 2:56, we learn about their weaknesses. And at 3:27, we learn why any apocalyptic war against them will prove fruitless.
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A Sea-change

A Sea-change | The Beauty of Difference | Scoop.it
Travel has always provided me with inspiration.  I believe that there is nothing b...
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Today's post in the Beauty of Difference series is from my friend, Khadija, who has recently embarked on a sea change of sorts.

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To The Bullied 7th-Grade Girl Whose Life Is Hell, Here's A Special Message To You From A Wise Nerd

To The Bullied 7th-Grade Girl Whose Life Is Hell, Here's A Special Message To You From A Wise Nerd | The Beauty of Difference | Scoop.it
A middle-school girl wrote to author and vlogger John Green to ask him how to cope with bullying. She goes to the same school he went to. She relayed what his teacher said about his days there. And he got to thinking.
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Making a difference: Battling the bitterness - The Hindu

Making a difference: Battling the bitterness - The Hindu | The Beauty of Difference | Scoop.it
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S.Bhuvaneshwari is 18 years old. But her skinny frame and small height make her look half her age.
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CATHARSIS: Social Media and Competitiveness

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RT @jpage_manuel: CATHARSIS: Social Media and Competitiveness http://t.co/mWjFT1v3sF #competitiveness #oneupping #pbaus
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Live life and love it

Live life and love it | The Beauty of Difference | Scoop.it
It's been a while between posts for 'The Beauty of Difference' of series, but it was worth the wait....
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Live life and love it - well said!

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The Issue of Shyness

The Issue of Shyness | The Beauty of Difference | Scoop.it
Shyness is something I've had to come to terms with throughout my life, and it has taken me a long t...
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She Wants To Be Treated Like Any Other Widow. But One Letter On Her ID Is Making It Impossible.

She Wants To Be Treated Like Any Other Widow. But One Letter On Her ID Is Making It Impossible. | The Beauty of Difference | Scoop.it
In a 2004 ceremony in Orange County, N.Y., Robina Asti, a World War II veteran and pilot, married her longtime sweetheart, Norwood Patton. After Norwood passed away in 2012, Robina applied for survivor's benefits, and a terrible thing happened.
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Scottish Parliament Approves Marriage Equality in 105-18 Vote| Gay ...

Scottish Parliament Approves Marriage Equality in 105-18 Vote| Gay ... | The Beauty of Difference | Scoop.it
Scotland's parliament has passed marriage equality in a 105-18 vote, the BBC reports: The Scottish government said the move was the right thing to do but Scotland's two main churches were opposed to it.
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Watch 33 Gay And Straight Couples Get Married On The Grammys Without Hurting Anyone Else's Marriage

Watch 33 Gay And Straight Couples Get Married On The Grammys Without Hurting Anyone Else's Marriage | The Beauty of Difference | Scoop.it
At the Grammys, they had the brilliant idea of showing how the sanctity of marriage works by marrying straight and gay couples from across the spectrum.
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The Marriage Equality Movement Is Getting Ready To Go Back To The Supreme ... - BuzzFeed

The Marriage Equality Movement Is Getting Ready To Go Back To The Supreme ... - BuzzFeed | The Beauty of Difference | Scoop.it
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In 2013 alone, marriage equality states doubled from nine on Jan. 1 to 18 on Dec. 31.
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4-Year-Old Australian Petitions Prime Minister for Marriage Equality - SheWired

4-Year-Old Australian Petitions Prime Minister for Marriage Equality - SheWired | The Beauty of Difference | Scoop.it
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If a four-year-old girl can understand the importance of marriage equality, why can't Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott?
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People tell children what to think. Wait until she is at least 16 to take her "opinions" seriously. Right now she doesn't have her own judgement. This is why we label them minors under the law.
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Reaching for the Stars: a teenage girl from Iran dreams of becoming an astronomer (Wired UK)

Reaching for the Stars: a teenage girl from Iran dreams of becoming an astronomer (Wired UK) | The Beauty of Difference | Scoop.it
Reaching for the Stars is an earnest and inspiring documentary about a teenage Iranian girl who dreams of being an astronomer

Via MARY HELEN FERRIS
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The Power of Introverts

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The Official Site for Susan Cain, Author of Quiet
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"Spend your free time the way you like, not the way you think you’re supposed to. Stay home on New Year’s Eve if that’s what makes you happy. Skip the committee meeting. Cross the street to avoid making aimless chitchat with random acquaintances. Read. Cook. Run. Write a story. Make a deal with yourself that you’ll attend a set number of social events in exchange for not feeling guilty when you beg off." Susan Cain

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WATCH: After 46 Years Together, Grandfathers Tie the Knot

WATCH: After 46 Years Together, Grandfathers Tie the Knot | The Beauty of Difference | Scoop.it
Lewis Duckett and Billy Jones spent 46 years together, raised a son, welcomed a granddaughter and finally, last summer, got married. (Amid all the saddening events; here's something to warm your heart.
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Quotes and Inspiration

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Pope Francis Condemns Racism And Declares That “All Religions Are True” At Historic Third Vatican Council | Diversity Chronicle ▪ Iranian.com

Pope Francis Condemns Racism And Declares That “All Religions Are True” At Historic Third Vatican Council | Diversity Chronicle ▪ Iranian.com | The Beauty of Difference | Scoop.it
For the last six months, Catholic cardinals, bishops and theologians have been deliberating in Vatican City, discussing the future of the church an...

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From Evaluation to Inspiration | Beautiful Minds, Scientific American ...

From Evaluation to Inspiration | Beautiful Minds, Scientific American ... | The Beauty of Difference | Scoop.it
We live in a culture saturated with evaluation. In school, we learn to take tests. We take the tests, and depending on the outcome, either feel really ...
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Exhibition! - The Itty Bitty Titty Committee

Exhibition! - The Itty Bitty Titty Committee | The Beauty of Difference | Scoop.it
 Helping People Love Their Bodies and Develop New Confidence Struggling to love our bodies and embrace our shape is a common problem for women and even men of all shapes and sizes and there is an increasing focus on broadening our society’s...
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A new project, by Perth’s Itty Bitty Titty Committee, aims to draw attention to the issue and help small breasted women in particular, feel comfortable with themselves and their bodies by giving smaller breasted women a platform to speak out about their experiences and relationship with their body.

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