Rouge Rebellion Experiment:color & depression

Hi inter-readers,

Writing is hard. No, no actually it’s challenging. It’s challenging because one is so obsessed with creating something “worthy” for the public, but what I have learned over the years is that we have forgotten to do what writing is suppose to do. To tell a story. To tell the story. To just bloody-well express ones voice. I’ve created blogs in the past and they haven’t really been consistent with “inspiration” because I was trying to “fit-in” to something, like trying to “fit-in” to a pair of skinny jeans. I realized my keen interest in “how” people work and why we do the things that we do, then it hit me like lightening….I’m going to write freely here about things, any thing but mostly light experiments. Why, you ask? Too better understand people, behavior and to discover.

So here goes with my first experiment. I have depression rather than “I suffer from it.” The use of suffer is just digging more into the rabbit hole and as much as I love Alice In Wonderland, I’d rather not be part of that world. It’s been a long road and it’s going to be an even longer journey. It’s like a constant argument with yourself, or like a lover that you hate to love and love to hate. However I don’t fight with my mind-body but I rather nurture it, so that my mind-body can work in an effective way; building the weaker side into a stronger self. Over the years I’ve been looking for exterior and interior alternatives to manage it and I found that the few times in which I wore a bright red hued lipstick, it altered my perception for that day.

So thinking about those few times, I’ve decided to conduct a 7 day experiment of wearing red lipstick, no matter what I’m experiencing that day. I’m asking for those of you who have read this far, both female and male to try it with me and post your experiences and photos on Instagram with the hashtag #vivalarougerebellion .

On a whole we are a community and it’s important to express what the heck is going on, so others can have a platform of support. Hope to see those lovely faces and posts!

Monday, Day 1, experience before:anxious after: slight anxiousness but feeling self-assured