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In this day of calling every girl, “a skank” and every woman, “a whore” with abusive, berating and demeaning bullying happening to young women at college parties, to even younger high school women on facebook and other social media as well as to school girls from junior high to grade school, it was time for a voice with a different message to be added to their personal space.

These posters and products were designed by me and by my daughters and granddaughters for our CricketDiane store on Zazzle so that grandparents, moms, dads, uncles, aunts, sisters, brothers and friends could send along a message to counter those of bullies when they happen. It may be true that those things were said by people our daughters and granddaughters want to like them and in many cases, we have as women suffered those same bullying messages, but it does not make those things true or even representative of the whole picture.

The truth is, I as a mom and grandmother, aunt and friend would want this message to go to represent my voice to those I love, especially when they’ve just heard people saying ugly things to them or about them and they are sitting alone in their room reeling from those hurts. Maybe the message seems too simple, but how many times, if I could have remembered the facts these words convey – would I have had a clearer picture of the reality about myself, my life, my talents, my world and my reality beyond only those words from bullies and abusive jackasses in my life?

At the very least, these words would have reminded me that there is a bigger picture and a much larger context to my worth than those people of that ugly moment could know.

– cricketdiane

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Just started making these products and will post them here as they are made this evening and tomorrow –

Or come find them here when you have a chance to take a look – they will probably be in the New Products folder on the store for a while before getting their own space.

http://www.zazzle.com/cricketdiane*

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This nifty set of products includes more than these few, but the designs right now are all very clean and simple as seen here. Tomorrow, my daughters are talking about putting some of our designs with them to make the “You are Loved.” products have more decoration to them. Maybe. I’m still thinking on it and I do like them as they are now. The other could be nice too. It is nice that these can be customized when they are ordered or personalized with a name or family photos. I like them.

Here is one other of the many of these made tonight – the others can be seen on my Zazzle store tomorrow (it takes about a day for them to appear) in the New Products section among the top few categories.

 

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