Saturday, 5 September 2015
Kylie Jenner Opens Up About Being Bullied as She Shares Inspirational Photo: 'I Breakdown, I Hide, I Cry'
Kylie Jenner got personal on Friday as she shared a pic of anti-bullying activist Lizzie Velasquez on Instagram.
Velasquez, who suffers from a rare syndrome that stops her from gaining weight, became a motivational speaker and started posting videos on YouTube after someone posted a cruel video calling her the "world's ugliest woman."
"It is so unacceptable to treat people like this," Jenner wrote in a long caption on the photo of Velasquez.
And then the reality star talked about her own struggles with bullying.
"People are so quick to say horrible things about me everyday over and over and sometimes I can't take it," she wrote. "Even I at times get affected by it, I breakdown, I hide, I cry.""It's resulted in a lot of anxiety for me that I've never had to deal with before ever," the 18-year-old continued. "My every move has been documented for the whole world and its been a nightmare trying to find myself through all of this. And I've absolutely lost apart of myself."
Telling Velasquez how she admires her, Jenner wrote, "Lizzie has taken that negative energy and has turned it around by traveling around the world doing motivational speeches. When I asked her what the key messages were of her speeches, she told me that 'Most importantly I try to convey that all you need to have is a brave heart to accomplish whatever you want to achieve. Let the negative build you up instead of knocking you down. You are enough no matter what; you were put on this earth for a reason.' "
Etcetera's writeup this weekend is instructing. He writes on Buhari’s performance so far since he assumed office.
Team Player: – There are two major factors on this distinction. The first is to get a great team in place. The second is to get your ego out of the way and allow the team to do their job. Buhari has stumbled here and most people will agree that his failure to appoint ministers in his first 100 days in office has been a setback to governance. Whether you agree with me or not, Buhari can’t be president and ministers all by himself. We need competent hands to man the various ministries. You cannot achieve a lot in three and half months without the support of a team. Good leaders are the keepers of the what, not the masters of the how. Assembling a strong team also helps in establishing an agenda. Buhari needs to realise that he’ll likely never have more momentum than he has now if he doesn’t put a team on the ground. Grade: F9
Accountability and Responsibility:President Buhari has done fairly well with the campaign for government officials to be held accountable for their actions or inactions. He has brought a sense of transparency and has taken some interesting first steps in promoting government accountability. I think this is an area where there is a lot more to do however. For instant, there hasn’t really been a clear explanation yet as to how he is going to tackle corruption and how the country will avoid being ripped apart by government officials in the years to come. Grade: C
Economy: – This has so far been one of the president’s worst subjects. He may be making a grave mistake focusing all his attention on recouping looted funds instead of providing the basic needs of the people. Never in history has this approach successfully led a country out of recession. This might lead to an unhappy ending, and more inflation. The continuous drop of the nation’s currency is stark reminder that we are still in the worst slump in 50 years. Grade: F9
National Security:- Nigerians are still not experiencing any sense of security. People are dying and getting maimed everyday on the streets by hoodlums and touts. Boko Haram insurgents are still using the yet to be found Chibok girls for their bombings. Armed robbers are having a field day carting away properties. The country is still not safe. Grade: F9