Dancing Daffodils

Namaste, Bratzies!

I’m blooming with excitement! Not only is March my birthday month, but its official flower is my personal fave: the wild daffodil!

I dig the wild daffodil for rivers of reasons. It’s bright, cheery and even though it’s usually yellow and white, the flower can be found in my signature color, pink! Also, scientists found a natural compound in the daffodil bulb that may help treat brain cancer! Bringing cheer and helping change the world totally makes the wild daffodil an honorary Real Bratz flower!

What I heart most about wild daffodils is that they energize my creativity by popping up out of nowhere. Just like my story ideas! I could totes chillax in a meadow of wild daffodils and write in my journal all day!

I’m not the only Real Bratz inspired by wild daffodils. English author, poet and diarist, Dorothy Mae Ann Wordsworth, wrote about stumbling upon tumbling daffodils while walking though the woods with her brother, famous poet William Wordsworth. Inspired by his sister’s journal entry, William Wordsworth wrote a super-famous poem about daffodils dancing in the breeze.

You can read the totally awesome poem here: https://wordsworth.org.uk/daffodils.html

Can you Bratzies tell me what your favorite flower is? Or tell me about the greatness your fave flower inspires in you!

Write on!

Youngest Oscar Nominee EVER!!

Yo, Bratzies! Sasha here, and I’m so totally stoked for the Oscars this weekend! I heart glamtastic productions like the Academy Awards. Any excuse for my girlz to hang together and get dolled up like the stars, am I right?

This year, I’m particularly pumped for the Best Actress category. Did you Bratzies know that Quvenzhané Wallis is the youngest person EVER to be nominated for an Oscar? It’s true!

Quvenzhané followed her passion by auditioning for her role in Beasts of the Southern Wild when she was only five, even though the audition called for six-year-olds! Quvenzhané said her character “does what is right and she is fearless. And that’s what I did (by coming to) the audition.”  Way to go, fellow Bratzie!

Quvenzhané may be a scene-stealer, like me, but when she grows up, Quvenzhané wants to be a dentist so she can help people smile. I just know she will rock anything she puts her mind to!

Quvenhané had an awesome goal and found her own unique way to go for it. That’s what makes her a Real Bratz girl!

Tell me, Bratzies, have you ever done something fearless to pursue your passion?

Grammy Review

Sasha here, and I was loving EVERY MINUTE of the Grammys this last weekend. I was so happy to see Adele take home the win on Best Pop Solo Performance! To think…she started out her music dreams wanting to be a TALENT SCOUT, looking for the next great singer instead of being one! Her star started rising when a friend of hers posted a video of her singing on MySpace. It just goes to show, true talent will always find a way to shine!

It was also so cool to see Kimbra win more than once for her duet with Gotye. “Somebody That I Used to Know” is definitely one of my fave songs. I found out Kimbra had been writing songs since age 10! Did you know she and Gotye recorded that winning hit in her bedroom with almost no equipment? How amazing is that? I record the songs I write in my bedroom at home, too…maybe someday it’ll be me with the hit song!

Who were your favorite ladies and gentlemen at the Grammys? If you were nominated for a Grammy, what amazing talent would they be recognizing in you?

Keep Winning!

Friends Stand Up!

Cloe here, and we need to totally talk about a super important part about being a Real Bratz.

Real Bratz know how much being a friend to everyone means. It’s totally cool to stick by your girlfriends when people are being messed up to them…but what about the people you don’t know at school, or in your neighborhood? We Bratz girls feel that if you see a new kid at school having trouble, a neighborhood kid getting bullied, or someone you’ve known for years sitting alone and sad – reach out to them! Help the new kid find their homeroom. Stick up for the kid being bullied – tell an adult the second you see the bullying, and stand strong by the person being bullied. Ask the person sitting alone if they want to join you at your table. Friendship doesn’t stop with your BFFs. Real Bratz girls know to be that friend to anyone who is in need, and that no one should be alone when they need help, a hug, or someone to stand up for them.

Have you ever stood up for someone being bullied, or been a friend to someone during a totally rough time? Share your stories with us!

Your Friend Forever,

First Lady Firsts

Happy Friday, Bratzies! Yasmin here, and I was doing some reading on the President’s Inauguration last month and the way cool dress Michelle Obama wore to the Inaugural Ball.  I found out that she’s the first Democratic First Lady to wear red to the Inaugural Ball in at LEAST a hundred years! I thought that totally fit her, though, because she’s done a lot of firsts since her husband has been President. Did you know Michelle Obama planted the first vegetable garden in the White House in over sixty years?

Michelle Obama isn’t the only First Lady with firsts. Did you know Hillary Clinton was the first First Lady with a postgraduate degree and her own office in the West Wing? Or that Laura Bush was the first non-president to deliver the weekly presidential radio address, and spoke on female equality across the globe? I think it’s pretty awesome that these ladies worked just as hard as our Presidents to make a difference in not only the United States, but the world.

Have you ever done something that your friends or family had never done before you? Let’s hear about your fabulous strides to set the bar higher, Real Bratz!

Happy Weekending!

 

Beyond The Red Carpet

Sasha here, Bratzies, and I had such a great time watching all the amazing ladies at the Golden Globes this month! It was so great to see women like Jessica Chastain and Jennifer Lawrence win for some INCREDIBLE performances, and I got so see my favorite singer, Adele, win for “Skyfall!” I was so thrilled to see her crazy good song in the new James Bond film get an award, I actually screamed!

I decided to read up on a few of the winning ladies after the Awards, and found out that so many of them have taken some pretty amazing chances and stances in their lives. Jessica Chastain, for example, is a strong vegan and anti-animal cruelty activist, inspired by her mother, who was a vegan chef. Jennifer Lawrence graduated from high school two years early with a 3.9 average in order to begin a career in acting. Adele originally wanted to specialize in talent scouting and hoped to launch other people’s careers before her music was discovered on a friend’s MySpace page. These women are so much more than the glamor and glitz of Hollywood, it blows my mind!

What are some of the chances and stances you take? Where do you think your passions will ultimately take you?

Catch you later, Bratzies!