|A Pace Odyssey||
Role Model: a person looked to by others as an example to be imitated.
As children, we looked up to others. It could have been our neighbor with a cool bike. It could have been Spiderman because he was a nerd too but he was cool. Maybe it was our teacher or religious leader. It could've been a relative. Whoever it was, they were someone that we looked up to and wanted to imitate.
Our role models now are often influencers, celebrities, and other adults in our lives. Often, we take role models from the media. With an easier access to technology, children are being introduced to these influencers at a younger and younger age and in many different ways. As a female, most role models that I find in the media are often body positive. While this is amazing and is helping lots of young females, I realize that there is a huge focus on just realizing what you look like and not who you are as a person. Intelligence, learning, and kindness are not as big of movements on the internet.
Barbie has recently created a Barbie after Sarah Gilbert, one of the scientists behind the recent Covid-19 Vaccine. Barbie has always been known as a pretty, blonde b**** who has everything. Now they are making more of an effort to give young children role models that are important to the world and have more to offer than just looks. Comment your thoughts on role models in the media. Share a role model from your childhood and a role model for you now. What makes a good role model?
P.S. Sorry for the late post! Technical Difficulties!