I've been avoiding Twitter and Facebook for most of the day simply because I couldn't possibly care less about who wore what on the red carpet and who won an Oscar for a movie I most likely didn't have time to see. So it was pure luck that I saw a tweet from Leah Segedie announcing that the Strong 4 Life #Ashamed ads will be coming down in March.
If you live under a rock and have no clue what I'm talking about, here's the short version: I wrote a column for Owning Pink that was read by Leah Segedie of Mamavation fame who got plenty pissed off that these ads were using shame to fight the childhood obesity epidemic so she organized a few twitter parties that got covered by CNN, Headline News, and other news outlets and now we all get to sing For She's a Jolly Good Fellow.
Because she is.
And so is every single blogger and community leader who spoke out against shaming our children and reinforced the idea that we need to fight obesity and not obese people and shared their own stories of childhood shame. Thank you. You're all jolly good fellows, too.
Please, if you have a moment, click here to see Leah's full update on the #Ashamed campaign and shout from the mountain tops (Or just use all caps in a social media update when you say) THANK YOU to all who stepped up to speak out against shame.
We made a difference, y'all. And that makes me smile.