28 June 2014

Watch: A Trailer, a Song, and an Inspirational Messages

Ben and I just recently finished watching this... chilling and beautifully dark and mysterious little BBC miniseries, Top of the Lake. It's about a girl who goes missing in a rural town in New Zealand (where the show was shot--man, just watch it because of the scenery. It's in-credible. ) and a detective (Elisabeth Moss) who becomes dedicated to finding her. There are a lot of secrets in this small town that are unwrap throughout the show, but it's utterly excellent. It's just so beautifully shot and so darkly told. I recommended this show to my friend Wes a few weekends back and he watch four episodes (out of 6) in one night. 

 Here's just some cute song I found on FreePeoples YouTube channel. Sometimes I wish I could just run off with some band and play the tambourine and travel across the states playing covered-wagon shows. Or something like that.

My goodness. I was in tears by the end of this video. I've been really appreciating a lot of the messages coming out of the beauty industry recently (the Dove commercial, the Pantene ads, etc) and they've been really opening my eyes to what being a girl means. And what it means for girls. And how society can just quietly pull away our strength. 

I was the ten-year old in this video throwing a baseball the right way and believing in myself. And I was fast and strong. My dad would take me out to the high school field when I was a kid and he would pitch my brother and I ball after ball and we would spend our afternoons just doing that. Hitting balls and then running after them. I had a lot of confidence in myself, especially in my physical abilities, but it just did not continue when I got older. 

I'm glad that any future children I have will be raised around messages like this. And I'm glad that advertisements--who have so much responsibility with how they effect people into buying their products--are finding touching and truthful ways to reach out to their audience. To remind us of our struggles don't have to continue to be our struggles if we make a conscious design to stop a potentially negative thought and replace it with, "I'm a girl, hear me roar!"

So what do you guys think about these? Are you going to watch Top of the Lake? Are you also keen on the idea of grabbing a flute and hitting the road with a band? Do these girl power commercials make you feel a little weepy/empowered? Let me know! And leave me some videos to check out too.

EDIT: My awesome mom has alerted me to the fact that some of the youtube links aren't showing up on here for some reason. Here are the direct links if you're interested:


  1. I was hooked on Top of the Lake! I think I watched the whole series over 2 days (I clearly lead a busy life) Also, the commercials…AMAZING. The last one I watched made me tear up and feel like I also want to do something about the way we ALL see and perceive women. We are constantly being told what women are supposed to do and be like and we sadly start believing and conforming to those ideas. It's time we change that!

    Here's a link to that commercial I last watched. Enjoy! :)


    1. That's so cool that you liked Top of the Lake too! And girl, there's not a show that I start that I don't eat up like it's my last meal.

      Also, that link is a Lana Del Rey song (which is also cool), but I don't think it's what you meant to send?!

    2. Ha! Yeah that was not what I meant to send….



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