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I'm not going to sit here and tell you that this time is an opportunity to [blank]. I think right now it's important to remember that this situation isnt an ~opportunity~ at all. That being able to stay at home is a privilege. That home doesn't mean safe for everyone (domestic violence cases have surged as people are trapped with abusive partners, people are being evicted and losing their jobs, their loved ones…) and we, as people with platforms have to be sensitive to that. Shouting about how much you are 'enjoying the down time', even if you are right now probably isn't the helpful. ⁣ In terms of handling this though, I'm not sure you can do this 'well'. Whether youre waking up, working out and having a structured day because that helps you, or you have woken up late every day, not got dressed, and stared at the TV all day (like me), you're doing fine. You don't need to 'use' this time. Let yourself adjust. Be kind to yourself and take it slow. This is a lot to process. ⁣ ⁣ First week I did great. I was managing to stay positive and up for adjusting, but this week I've struggled, I've been overly stressed by the knock on effects of this virus on mine and my family's lives, on how to find work, how to help and show up in the right way, and subsequently I've been bed bound with a flare up of Costochondritis from stress. ⁣ ⁣ I guess the only thing I know is that after this we should have woken the fuck up. ⁣So many things we asked for 'weren't possible' until this, but it shouldn't take a global pandemic to wake up to ~basic~ human rights requests. NHS employees should have free parking outside of a pandemic. They should be paid more. It should be funded. Homeless people should be housed regardless. The list goes on.⁣ ⁣ If we care about this now, we must shout about it and vote for it later. 📢⁣ ⁣ But for now, take care of yourselves, go slow and remember, even if you're doing nothing at home, you're doing it right. ⁣ ⁣

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BRB JUST CRYING AT THIS VIDEO 😭 [ ad ] I cannot begin to tell you how much Stay Sassy means to me! I love that fact that I can log onto a livestream and dance with you all from all over the world! We had some technical issues yesterday but that still didn’t stop almost 12,000 of us dancing together! Thank you to everyone that entered the #StaySassyChallenge and sent me their videos! It was so hard to fit everyone in but I somehow managed to get 50 of us in this one! I hope you enjoy it and please tag yourself when you see you doing your thaaaang 💃🏻 I also have a HUGE announcement that is such a pinch me moment… On Saturday 11th April at 5:30pm (this Saturday).. I will be hosting a LIVE Stay Sassy over on the @georgeatasda Instagram page! It will be a brand new routine! It feels like such an achievement for this movement and community to be recognised by a brand as big as George at Asda so I would love for you to all join me over there! (My birthday is on Sunday so it will be like an early birthday party too haha! 🎉) There will also be the chance for you to enter the #StaySassyChallenge again.. Not only will you be reposted on my page.. But also on the @georgeatasda platform too wooooo! 👏 Let me know if you have any questions and I can’t wait to see you all Saturday! 👠 #dance #WeAreHome #WeAreGeorge #FemaleEmpowerment #Sassy #Heels #confidence #beyonce #dancechallenge

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This is such a weird time. I won’t even lie to you. I keep looking at my parents like “ummm explain…” and they’re like ⁣ ⁣ “Can’t help kiddo. WTF.”⁣ ⁣ Obviously there’s terrible things happening. People are dying. Jobs are being lost. Economies and businesses will be crushed by this pause. We’re seeing now how precious and fragile all of our infrastructures are. And how lacking many systems are. We’re also seeing the helpers of the world being stretched to the max. Hospital staff. Sanitation workers. Grocery staff. Pharmacists. There’s shortages of things we never thought would be in short supply.⁣ ⁣ So now is the time to ask ourselves, what world do we want to emerge from out of all of this? When systems are fragile that’s actually the best possible time for repair and for listening to what the world needs. So what sort of world do you want to live in? ⁣ ⁣ Do you want to live in a world where unchecked capitalism means hourly workers for stores that sell non essential items have to work during a pandemic when folks are told to clear the street? Do we want to live in a world where big business drops all their contracts with suppliers thus sending economies into economic despair and yet again dumping on the most vulnerable within the supply chain?⁣ ⁣ Do we want to live in a world where our governments concoct a plan to bail out big business (many of which can take the hit … if they weren’t so top heavy) but not the small businesses and the freelancers? Do we want to live in a world where the fossil fuel industry continues to get away with wrecking the world and ripping up neighbourhoods where vulnerable people live, when we should actually be moving towards renewable resources?⁣ Many remark on what wonders this time will do for the environment which sounds pretty ecofascist-y if we’re not noting that people don’t have to die for these changes but certain businesses have to cease operation in the near future. ⁣ What sort of world do you want to live in? Think about it during this time. Because I don’t want to go back to the world we’re leaving behind during this pause. No way. Because it’s clearly not working for most people.

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