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    your child. I always tell my girls to be their own person and they can be whatever the set their minds to be. My first self-check with keeping an open mind was when I was shopping for school clothes with my then 7yr old daughter, Amarrah. I was reaching for a skirt for her to look at and she said “Mom, I don’t feel comfortable in skirts. dresses, or skorts.” I looked at her kind of funny and said, “How do you know what comfortable is?” I put the skirt down and proceeded to buy her shorts and pants for that school year even though I wanted her in skirts and dresses. My second big self-check was when I was having a conversation with my youngest daughter, Aniyah, about what she wanted to be when she grew up. After her recent visit to a local fire department she told me she wanted to be a firefighter. I turned up my face and said no, how about being a doctor or better yet a lawyer since she is argumentative. She said “Mom, you always tell us we can be whatever we want to be. Why can’t I be a firefighter?” At that moment, I had to tell her she was right and I just want to make sure she is safe and I was scared something would happen to her. In those two instances if I didn’t keep an open mind and pushed my daughter to wear a skirt or told the other she couldn’t be a firefighter I would have indirectly told them don’t be yourself. That could have potentially lead to self-esteem issues. With having an open mind, you must be patient. Being patient not only can help keep you sane,…

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    talks about how fashion trends has changed since the Roaring 20s. From classic pumps to platform shoes, fashion is just a wonderful thing. The Roaring 20s was a great decade. So many fashion trends evolved and inspired many designers. The Flapper Girls was a great icon for many females out there. The cloche hat was very popular during this decade. It has an appearance that resembled a helmet, but still very fashionable. Cloche hats were made from different material depending on the time of…

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    Fashion in the 18th century was characterised by greater abundance, elaboration and intricacy in clothing designs as it was influenced by the trends in the Rococo period, also known as late baroque period. Fashion was greatly influenced by iconic fashion figures such as Marie Antoinette. Womens clothing retained the emphasis on a narrow, inverted conical torso achieved with bone stays, above full skirts. Hoop skirts reached their maximum size in 1750s and began to reduce in size but remained…

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    This left the door open for women like Constance Bowman and Clara Marie Allen to gain the opportunities to work in jobs previously only assigned to men. Bowman and Allen give real life accounts in the book regarding topics about social class, patriotism, and the idea of women leaving the home. Social class among women in the eyes of Constance and Clara were the women who wore slacks and those who wore skirts. Constance states “that is was a great shock to C.M. and me to find that being a lady…

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    teacher, and Clara Marie Allen, an art teacher, went to work at Consolidation on the swing shift on a B-12 production line. On their summer vacation, Bowman and Allen learned not only the idea of true physical labor by how much effort was put into every individual Liberator, but they also witnessed a change in the way they, as women, were viewed by society. In working on the production line, the two teachers were able to see the demand for women involvement while gaining a sense of patriotism…

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    actions he has made. A life where he is seen in a different light. He might even gain some friends. No-one really wants to be his friend in school as he is seen as the nerdy kid with an unhealthy obsession with war. The fact that he is openly gay doesn’t help that matter in the slightest. How everyone treated John because he is gay is something that has always confused him; many others are gay and no-one minds. Why is he an exception? He walks through the aging gates with stares and glares…

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    In Ancient Egypt, clothing was made out of countless different fabrics and materials for different reasons; they used fabrics such as linen, cotton, wool, silk, loincloth, and leather. Some clothing articles worn by the Ancient Egyptians consisted of robes, shirts, aprons, sashes tunics, and loincloths.Since Egypt’s climate has hot summers and mild winters they wore clothes made of light plant fibers, mostly linen. Linen was made by spinning or weaving flax which were both a tedious processes.…

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    Clover covered her ears after eavesdropping on a bunch of people criticizing her fashion choices. She understands that her fashion choice isn't the trendiest around but she felt comfortable wearing the warm sweater, and sweatpants. Compared to the popular students that wore clothes that barely covered their skin, Clover was considered an outcast who has the poorest taste in everything she did. "I swear I'm going to change." Clover whispered. "I'm going to be the popular girl in High School."…

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    notice and interest, is a most rare thing- if it has indeed ever existed. A new thing in costume appears--the flaring hoop skirt, for example--and the passersby are shocked, and the irreverent laugh. Six months later everybody is reconciled; the fashion has established itself; it is admired, now, and no one laughs. Public opinion resented it before, Page | 1 public opinion accepts it now, and is happy in it Why? Was the resentment reasoned out? Was the acceptance work? It is our nature to…

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    Upper class women were expected to wear at least four outfits a day while the working class may only own two dresses in total, one for work and one for “best”, that is, for church on Sunday. Though high fashion was reserved for the upper class, working class women were resourceful in imitating these trends for special occasions. It was common for women to created a larger crinoline skirt by layering petticoats underneath or add padded pockets in dresses to hide the folds of a cheaply made dress.…

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