Alana Loveys

Alana Loveys
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Thursday, February 23, 2012

Tweet It!

So so so sorry about this blog being a little late! I have been crazy busy this past week with studying for tests, sports, dance class, drama rehearsal, speak offs, work and more! Also I encountered many problems with getting a new Twitter account seeing my old one was deactivated for some reason and I waited to hear confirmation to see if I was able to get a new one under the same email but it was not possible! As a result of hearing that I could not recover my old account I had to create another email address to use to create another Twitter account! Oh boy... Finally its good to go now and I can move along with my blogging! :)

I enjoyed looking for different inspirational organisations and people on Twitter to create this blog! Finding ones that interested me and discovering how they hold an impact on our world was even eye opening. I think the idea for creating a "Tweet It" blog was wonderful! Here it goes....

1. Toms Shoes (@TOMS)
"Toms" is not only a brand name of shoes but an organisation that helps improve the lives of children. The company has what they call a "One for One Movement". Toms matches every shoe purchased and gives a new pair to a child in need. I think this is a great form of a fundraiser to raise awareness about the lifestyles of others less fortunate around the world. Think about walking bare foot over hard rocks and sharp objects. To us this is not something that we would choose to do because we are fortunate enough. To the less fortunate children in the world they have no other option but to live with the consequences of having no shoes for their little feet. It is a simple way for us as people to make a difference in the world. For more information on the movement visit the link; ... Maybe even take some time to purchase a pair of shoes for yourself, and even better to help someone in need!

2. Demetria Lovato (@ddlovato)
Demetria Lovato, more commonly known as Demi Lovato is a person who I feel is very inspirational. With next week being Anti Bullying week, I felt my choice of Demi for this blog was an even better fit! Throughout her life as a star she developed mental and emotional issues that are not uncommon. As a result of her struggles with eating disorders, self harm, mood disorders, and substance abuse, Demi was sent to Rehab to recover. This was the darkest time in her life she said, but with the support of her family, friends, and fans she pulled herself together and made it through. She has many tattoos to remind her of little messages to believe she is beautiful and to not give up on herself. One it particular is "Stay Strong" tattooed on her wrists. She got them after her release from rehab to cover her scars and be a symbol of growth and recovery. What I find so inspirational about Demi is not only that she was able to overcome her challenges but to have the courage to talk about her struggles and try to get the message out to prevent others from suffering in the ways that she had. Demi wanted to share her story so she filmed a documentary that will air on MTV on March 6. "I wanted to share my story, but I knew it had to be honest, it had to be real. I have daily challenges, but so do many kids who are struggling to feel comfortable in their own skin. If opening up and sharing my story inspires even one person to stay strong or to get the help they need, I've succeeded."- Demi Lovato. Demi is also featured in on of "Bell Aliant's" commercials which gives a brief explanation of Demi's situation and explaining how it is important to "Talk about it". I feel it is important to spread awareness of these horrible situations that people may face to make them aware that with the right attitude, support and proper help that they will be able to pull through and "Stay Strong" just like Demi had done.

3.World Vision (@WorldVision)
I feel that World Vision is an amazing organisation. As described on their Twitter page, Work Vision is: A Christian relief, development & advocacy organisation dedicated to working with children, families & communities to overcome poverty & injustice.World Vision works to help individuals and groups improve the well-being of children and overcome poverty by transforming communities. It also sets aside money to help respond to world disasters by helping prevent disasters and rebuild after. Seeking Global Change is something that World Vision works to accomplish that I feel is very important. The world is unfair. Every day the unfairness of systems, such as politic systems, force people to live in poverty. World vision strives to end injustice and inequality by empowering communities affected by poverty to speak and stand up for their rights. World Vision helps by taking the voices of those living in poverty to fight to make a change. World Vision also presents the option to get involved with helping out or even sponsoring a child! For more information visit .