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An Ode To The Valley Girls And The Basic Bitches

Ode To Basic Bitches

To valley girls and the basics,
The ones with the sun-kissed skin and bleach blonde hair.
The ones who spend their Monday nights watching “The Bachelorette” while drinking rosé.

To the valley girls and the basics,
The ones who care about which filter will make them look tanner or skinnier.
The ones who think getting fewer than 100 likes means the end of the world.
The ones who walk into Starbucks asking for a half-caff non-fat triple shot iced vanilla latte.

To the valley girls and the basics,
The ones in the white high top cons, high-waisted shorts, and Brandy Melville crop tops.
The ones who think that wearing Lululemon and Nike frees will automatically make them fit.

To the Chers, the Blairs, the Reginas, and the Elles.
The ones on the juice cleanses, who religiously eat kale, and who believe their spinning instructor is, like, a god.
The ones who care more about material things and themselves than actual relationships.
To all the “likes,” “ums,” “as ifs,” “literallys,” “totallys,” and “can’t evens.”

Here’s to knowing that all of those things may be true, but they don’t define you.
Here’s to knowing you can still be the smart, strong, independent, resourceful women,
The ones who appreciate what they have and every opportunity they have been given, especially now after moving away from it all.
The ones who know how to navigate every freeway, side street, and traffic jam that comes their way.
The ones who are trying to find themselves, navigating life’s many trials and tribulations.
To the ones who, if you look past the exterior, have the same insecurities and go through the same hardships.
To the ones who are rich in knowledge, culture, experiences, and friendships.

So to the future CEOs, entrepreneurs, and leaders of America,
The ones who have been called valley girl and basic more times than they can count,
And the ones who have the thickest skin,
This one is for you.
Prove ’em wrong and knock ’em dead.
Let it be the driving force in what makes you unique.
Use your experiences to bring something fresh to the table.
Don’t let these stereotypes offend you, define you, or confine you.
Because I know you are much more than that.

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