Shameless: Interactive Blog Action 2.1
Were you around MMM last summer when we sprayed the education department at my alma mater with confetti and mad-libs? When — by so doing — we convinced them to take down a sign made of fat-hating fail? Yes? No? There’s been so much awesome since then that you can’t quite recall? Well, guess what, kiddos, it’s time for more actionista fun: this time on the Internetz. And it starts with this oh-so-teaser-ish first step:
I need you to share those topics big and small that you or people you know find “shameful.” These can be hilarious or heartwrenching. They can be that Backstreet Boys poster still hanging above your bed or that deep-seated secret that keeps you awake. They can be your vast knowledge of Sweet Valley High canon (snaps for Christine), your sweaty thighs, or your psychiatric file. What are the things you’re “supposed” to be ashamed of (whether or not you are)?
Please note, for your own well-being, that these do not need to be personal or terribly specific. (You do not need to open up a vein in the comments. On account of I tend to like your veins in tact.) Instead, feel free to stick to generalities, things like “mental health,” “bodies,” or “cheesy young adult fiction.” Feel free, also, to flip the question on its head and consider it from this standpoint:
What would you do, what would you ferociously declare, how would you stand up and be awesomesauce — if you were shameless in the best possible way?
Step 2 to follow. In the meantime, fire away!