• Hello jayda thank you for commenting on me and my groups project post. To answer your first question yes I do think the companies only have skinny models because they believe everyone wants to see “beautiful” skinny or as most people say more appealing people. To answer your second question I think that their sells would go up because if more…[Read more]

  • April 6, 2018

     

    Dear Victoria’s Secrets CEO Lex Wexner:

     

    Have you ever wondered how diverse your company would be if you allowed there to be different races and plus size models? We chose to write to you

    • Hello everyone.

      My name is Jayda and I am a student at Fremont High School here in Oakland. I just read your project blog post and I have some feedback.
      One thing I liked about what you wrote was about the different outlook of women and even men.

      Something I have a question about is do you think the companies who only have skinny models do it because they think it sells more? Another question I have is if, they used plus size do you think the sells would go down or up? Why or why not?

      Thank you for sharing your project!
      Jayda

      • Hello jayda thank you for commenting on me and my groups project post. To answer your first question yes I do think the companies only have skinny models because they believe everyone wants to see “beautiful” skinny or as most people say more appealing people. To answer your second question I think that their sells would go up because if more unique women see their body types are being shown in society they will want to go shop at the places and the companies will really notice the change in money for their company. Thank you again for commenting on our post we would love to hear more from you. Feel free to contact us on youth voices if you ever need any comments

    • Hello everyone.

      My name is Ingri Mendoza and I am a student at Fremont High School here in Oakland. I just read your project blog post and I have some feedback.
      One thing I liked about what you wrote was that you guys said that companies should have different identities and not just one. I love the topic you are talking about because many people agree that only one specific identity us portrayed in social media and companies. But they should have other identities so they can be more diverse and customs will be happy. Something I have a question about is do you guys personally feel that you are oppressed by these big companies based on your looks?
      Thank you for sharing your project!
      Ingri

    • Hello everyone.

      My name is Kamron and I am a student at Fremont High School here in Oakland. I just read your project blog post and I have some feedback.
      One thing I liked about what you wrote was how you explain beauty isn’t just one size or way. I also like how yall talked about the different body types and how there is beauty in different ways.

      Something I have a question about is do you think skinny people get more credit for beauty?

      Thank you for sharing your project!

      Kamron

    • Hi, this article of yours is something that should be out there viral on social media lol I also agree that fashion industries should be more diverse and add plus sizes instead of excluding women who aren’t perfect like the models who are promoting small sizes.

    • I am truly amazed of how your writing is clear and I can understand what you are trying to say. I can say that I agree to what is said. THis is truly inspiring and it should be all over the place but it should NOT MATTER HOW SOMEONE LOOKS!!

    • Now I understand and i agree and its clear yes models should be different sizes and race

    • Hello there,
      This article has been really fascinating. I would have never thought about the diversity that was lacking with some clothe industries, especially Victoria Secret. My question for you is, why is this topic important for you guys? I imagine that “society’s beauty” is also found in usage of makeup, styles of clothes, and body size.

    • Hello My name is Mary and I’m in 10th grade at Unity High School
      I liked the way you targeted one of the biggest companies in the beauty industry and the way you helped the realization of how the “ideal type” is not great. My question is only about the the hashtag. How is the hashtag going to help people see that their body and race is beautiful and accepted the way they are?

    • your article was interesting I agree with you the fact that models should be all different sizes not just very skinny people.

    • My name is Naydelin Sanchez and I’m a tenth grader at Oakland Unity High. I really enjoy the fact that you talked about this important issue in our society today. I want to know if there is any personal stories that you have personally had to face with body image?

    • Hey, my name is Monica I like the way yall express towards this topic sadly not many people think this way no more. I believe sizes don’t matter nobody is perfect and everybody is beautiful in their own ways.

    • Hello everyone my name is Valeria Fornes, I am happy to see more body positivity being spread around since it’s a very important issue in today’s society.

  • Dear Leslie,
    I was really interested in what you had to write, you wrote really good things. You really organized your blog very neatly which made it easier to read and got me hooked on to reading more. You gave really good evidence and supported it with great analysis. You didnt just summarize it, you went beyond and helped me understand the…[Read more]

  • Dear Xin,
    Your blog was very interesting to read. You had really good evidence and explained things very well. I noticed you have 5 facts which are very eyecatching and entertains the reader. Your analysis is pretty good as well, it was very interesting to see what you had to say because I also based my blog on Henreitta Lacks and was interesting…[Read more]

  • Dear Manny,
    Your blog post is very good, it has a lot of details which makes the reader understand a lot about the holocaust and a lot about the human experimentations. It can be very helpful to read these things for people who dont know which is why all the detail would be great. Something I liked about your blog was your analysis, your analysis…[Read more]

  • Does classism play a role in human experimentation. Yes, classism plays a big roll in the experimentation of the use of Henrietta Lacks cells because they are a family of color and don’t have a lot of money to go

    • Dear Nat, Its Daniel. I really enjoyed your blog it really stand out to me and caught my attention. while reading it One quote stand out to be “Black scientists and technicians, many of them women, used cells from a black woman to help save the lives of millions of Americans, most of them white. And they did so on the same campus—and at the very same time—that state officials were conducting the infamous Tuskegee syphilis studies…” ( The theme of Racism, Classism, and Sexism of the Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks ). thats stand out to me and I agree on what you said to back up your claim. your right because the scienctist and doctor cured all the white poepole but never treated the color people the same. Also they never gave any credit to Henrietta Lack for her cells, or her family really get you mad and heated because She made the medical research advance way more f

  • Dear Michael,

    Thank for sharing this about your name and how it is significant to you. I never knew they way your pronounce your last name slightly and the different ways you write it gives it a new meaning, I found that really interesting. Your last name is very uncommon which is pretty cool because you are unique and stand out in the crowd. A…[Read more]

  • Thank you for reading my blog, I appreciate it, I am glad you good agree with my post. I also agree with you if we were to cut 8 million people from our economy it would impact us a lot. Do you think later on this issue will get better ?

  • We are Important

    I am the daughter of two immigrants, my mom and my dad. Many articles illustrate how immigration affects our economy and our community. Immigrants come to the United States to live a better and

    • Dear Natalie,
      I really enjoyed reading your post about immigration. Most of what you have written really stood out to me because as an immigrant myself it has been really hard to go through life knowing the type of oppression and negativity that has been thrown to immigrants. Something that stood out to me the most though was when you stated, “Immigrants are hardworking which opens opportunities for them. They do these things to help out their families.” This stood out to me because that is very true my family and I came here to support those who are in Mexico and to make a better life for ourselves as well. I feel like that’s a concept that has been criticized for a long tie and the way you state it was really upbringing. In general I loved reading your post you put in so much detail and have made every bit positive. Thank you for sharing your post I would like to know what other opinions do you have on the way that immigrants are treated.

    • Dear Natalie,
      I am moved by your post “Immigrants are Important” because I know how hard it can be having families that are immigrants in the United States. This is a real problem because it seems like everyone doesn’t want us here because of how we are. One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is,”I am the daughter of two immigrants, my mom and my dad” this stood out to me because I too have parents that undocumented and i know the struggle that everyone goes through. Another sentence that stood out was ,”This shows that 11 million immigrants make up a large part of the U.S. economy and 8 million of them are working.”. This stood out to me because it shows how immigrants are so important to the economy. Also because if we cut 8 million people from the economy it will drastically impact more than just the the immigrant. Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next, because you make good points and you have an amazing writing style.

      • Thank you for reading my blog, I appreciate it, I am glad you good agree with my post. I also agree with you if we were to cut 8 million people from our economy it would impact us a lot. Do you think later on this issue will get better ?

    • Natalie,
      Your post was nicely done! I really liked that you interviewed someone and got their feelings and what they believe to be true in your post. Your statement, “This shows that 11 million immigrants make up a large part of the U.S. economy and 8 million of them are working. Which shows that we have a lot of hard working immigrants in the United States. In the same article, Blanco also says, “As a result, Mexicans have represented the largest number of undocumented workers in the U.S. for the past 20 years” (Blanco). For a 20 years we have represented hard working people in the U.S., this supports that we have made up a large and hard working part of the United States.” was really interesting to me because I had no idea that there were this many undocumented workers in the U.S., and even over the past 20 years. I think it’s also really important to understand that without immigrants, the economy would literally fail. https://www.manhattan-institute.org/html/economic-benefits-immigration-5712.html I found this article explaining the benefits of immigration in our society. Thanks for your post!

    • Dear Natalie ,
      I enjoyed reading your blog post on immigration. A section of your work that I want to highlight is “Daca has helped undocumented youth a lot it has given them the opportunity to work hard and get good education”. I like how you include that Daca is something beneficial for the youth , thus making your statement very persuasive. Thank you for writing , I am looking forward to reading more of your post in the future !

    • After reading you post I agree with you that Immigrants are important here in the united states, and contribute to the USA greatly. You made good reasons that supported you claim. However, your evidence was insufficient and did not support your reasons. A reason why I think Immigrants contribute to the America with their work is because they are more likely to work extra shifts or hours that Americans would not typically work the Tracy Jan who published an article to the Washington Post states “Immigrants are 15.7 percent more likely to work these “off” hours than American-born workers… They are 25.2 percent more likely to cover weekend shifts… compared with native-born workers with similar demographic characteristics such as education level, location, and whether they are married or have children.” (1). Due to this comparison between Immigrants and American-born workers, this study conducted shows that these extra working hours are more likely to be covered by immigrants, this clearly shows how they can contribute to us with their work. Also, Tracy Jan also published in the same article statistics of immigrant health-care practitioners stating “Immigrant health-care practitioners such as physicians, pharmacist , and nurse practitioners are 20.6 percent more likely to work nights and weekends,,, immigrant health care-support workers such as nursing assistants, home health-aides and orderlies are 16.8 percent more likely to take such shifts.” (1). So, I can agree with you that they do play a part with providing with work.

      Another reason why I think Immigrants contribute to America with their work is that Immigrants have founded and built businesses. An article published by Danielle Gray on the White House website states that “ immigrants are 30 percent more likely to start a business in the United States than non-immigrants, and 18 percent of all small business owners in the United States are immigrants” (2). Without these companies, our world could be drastically different. A lot of large scale companies like ebay, or even food chains like Panda Express were founded by Immigrants, which leads me to my next part of reasoning. An article written by Chris Isidore called Immigrants made American business what it is today he states “Google was co-founded in 1998 by Sergey Brin, whose family immigrated from Russia when he was about 6 years old. Pierre Omidyar, the founder of eBay was born in Paris to Iranian parents who moved to the United States when he was a child.” (3). A lot of the companies that we buy things from or see we don’t think twice about who owns them. But remember the time you bought something from eBay? Or maybe went and googled something to help your research? Without these tools and these companies our own life would be affected, Immigrants have worked to create companies and businesses that even today we use.

      Lastly, Immigrants contribute to America with their work because they make up a large part of our workforce. A lot of the time we see many people working part-time jobs at restaurants or full-time jobs as accountants. But what we don’t see is what percentage of these workers is Immigrants. An article published by Chris Isidore he states that “Immigrants make up about 17% of the U.S labor force”. These workers may do all different types of labor, whether it’s small jobs or large they still are working and putting in energy towards these jobs (3). Not only that but statistics from 2014 show that Undocumented Immigrants “represented 5.2 percent of the U.S. labor force, although they compromised only 3.7 percent of the U.S. population” (4). From these statistics shown you can very clearly see that yes, Immigrants do contribute to the United States of America with their work. Whether is comes to hours, or the foundation they have built their work is what has made America what it is to be today.

    • Dear Natalie,

      I asked many others about this topic as well, since it is a very big issue at the moment. When I asked others about their opinion about immigrants, they agreed with Trump. How is it fair that they can just cross the border while others in the world are trying so hard to get papers to “legally” be an American. Also, https://cis.org/Report/Welfare-Use-Immigrant-and-Native-Households, says that most immagrants are on welfare which means that they don’t contribute as much as to the community as you think.

  • Artist Statement

    Natalie Rojas

    For my modern interpretation of Romeo and Juliet I decided to write a poem of how Romeo and Juliet connects to my life now. My poem is about love at first sight. Do you really fall

    • Natalie
      This piece was beautiful. I’m sure the poem was optional but thank you for expressing yourself in that manner. It was creative and by far the most interesting piece I read on this website.
      Sincerely,
      Vesna Sot

  • Dear Mia,
    This article was so profound. I can truly relate to this, I think a lot of people can. This made me realize a lot of things. You sure do need self love to feel good about yourself, self love is everything. My favorite line was, “Perfection is difficult to reach, but overtime you will just keep getting closer the harder you work.” That…[Read more]

  • Natalie commented on the post, Pursuit Of Happiness 1 year ago

    Dear Fredrick,

    This post is great and states so many true things. People just think that money is the key to happiness, but that is not true. I really like the part where you said, “In order to be happy, we need to be the authors of our own life story.” I really like that because you get to make your own story, it’s your life. To be happy you nee…[Read more]

  • Natalie commented on the post, Pursuit Of Happiness 1 year ago

    Dear Fredrick,

    This post is great and states so many true things. People just think that money is the key to happiness, but that is not true. I really like the part where you said, “In order to be happy, we need to be the authors of our own life story.” I really like that because you get to make your own story, it’s your life. To be happy you nee…[Read more]

  • When people look at me they see a girl who wears black most of the time. That’s their dominant narrative of me, but they don’t know who I am until they meet me. They think that I’m depressed or emo and they s

    • Your a mom I LIKE YOUR SHADOW BOX!!!

    • Dear Natalie,

      I am very surprised on how beautiful your box is because I love all the color you incorporated into it. I like the fact that each symbol means something to you and who you are.

      from,
      Marleni.

  • Dear Dynasty,
    I feel empowered about your post, Leaders, can you hear me because all the things you say are true. One sentence you wrote that stands out to me is “I believe leader of America should put themselves in our shoes and feel what we have to go through.” This stood out to me because they look at everything at a different point of view.…[Read more]

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