Last night I had just finished working out when my precocious daughter Rilla walked into the room. As I stood there exhausted, she said “Mommy, I have something special I want to show you!” I dragged myself upstairs to see what she was talking about. I thought it would be her latest Minecraft creations.
It turns out that she recorded herself on PhotoBooth singing a ditty that I wrote a few months ago. It’s called “I’m Not A Mess”, and in it I admonish the media for portraying women with mental illnesses as messes. Rilla’s rendition was so cute, but the words were hard to make out, so we created a duet. It contains a potty sentence which might offend some people. (I explained to Rilla not to use it until she’s eighteen.)
Below are some classic examples of women doing the “head-clutch” move portrayed by the media. The amazing Stephen Fry is working with the Time to Change * to publicize this issue.
Hope you like the song, and I’ll see you next Friday. Have a great weekend everyone!
* Here’s the link to the article about Time to Change and its groundbreaking campaign “launched to stop depression being illustrated with head-in-hands pictures.“