The New Influence

Before I say anything, I just want to congratulate this young lady for being a role model for fellow young women of color everywhere. It's a great thing to see a young woman break some barriers with her performance in the LLWS, which was lights out for most of the tournament, but it's also great to see her actually keep being a positive influence out there when there aren't that many floating around this day and age. She's handled every single bit of adversity and new found fame in stride as best as she could, and it's been refreshing. I know there are a lot of influences when it comes to money and fame, but I'm glad that she has a solid foundation around her that keeps her grounded and well aware of who she is and what she represents.

Clearly the most awesome thing to happen to Ms. Davis is that fact that Disney has announced she's having a movie made. That is the most exciting thing that can happen to a young woman in a life, to actually become a living Disney Princess. To my knowledge, I don't think that has ever happened before. Regardless of who you are or if you like Disney movies or not, for a young woman to actually get a movie made after her by the one movie studio  that supports the dreams of young women everywhere, you have to tip your hat to her. But of course there are those people don't agree, and that's fine, not everyone is going to agree with anything 100% of the time. And of course, you have those people who don't know how to voice those opinions in a proper way. One in particular actually made it to the news:

Don't you just love when social media is used to actually expose people for who they really are? I mean how stupid can you really be when 1. you're a scholarship athlete and 2. You know you're being watched because of you being said athlete. Then you play the same sport she does so you know someone is going to pick up on that tweet quick. Well his school wasn't having it and they quickly kicked him off the team, he even issued a half assed apology. I just find it crazy that you would call a young woman a slut in the first place, and then criticize her for getting a movie made about her. I could say that everything in this tweet was just as misinformed as the player was, but that would be an understatement.

Now most disagree with Ms. Davis and her move to ask Bloomsburg to reinstate Mr. Casselberry, and I'm one of them. But I do commend her for going out of her way and trying to show forgiveness and take the higher road here. I'm just glad Bloomsburg stuck with their guns and kept Mr. Casselberry off the team. But it's just crazy how someone could launch and unwarranted attack against a young lady being good at a sport she wasn't meant to play. Sadly this is just one of many tweets directed towards Ms. Davis and the abundance of ignorance plaguing this country. But none the less, you can't stop the achievement of joining the Disney universe for Ms. Davis, and I applaud her for being that young role model out there, I am proud of her. Now I'm just ready to see if she actually made some advancements in that pitching arm of hers and see if she can go out and win a title this year.

What do you think about Mo'ne Davis getting her own Disney movie and being a role model for young woman of today? Leave it in the comments below.

Until next time guys!

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