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Miss Anti-Plastic Update

And the result is....NOT ME! Oh well, I didn't get a crown, but it was still a wonderful experience. I got to make new friends, and spread the word to at least a few people about plastic.

One thing I'd like to say, is that the stereotype of pageant girls as stuck up and catty, isn't true at all. They were some of the kindest people I've ever met, happy to give advice for my first pageant (and let me borrow some earrings). If you're interested in doing one, I'd say go for it!

However, this obviously means I won't get that platform to talk about this important issue. I'm not giving up though! This just means I have to somehow forge my own platform, which I fully intend to do. I've been in contact with the Plastic Pollution Coalition recently, and I'm really looking forward to doing all I can to bring awareness to this issue, and to solutions. Even if it just means nagging my friends about it. Hey, every little bit helps!

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