The book “Shadowshaper” by Daniel Jose, is a diverse urban fantasy novel that takes place in Brooklyn. The story begins with Sierra Santiago an Afro-Latino, who was painting a mural on an abandoned building when all of the sudden the mural started fading too quickly, the faces on mural started shifting from happy to terror, some of them shedding tears. Sierra’s grandfather, Lazaro who can’t talk due to a stroke, tells her the Shadowshaper are coming and she has to finish the murals as quickly as possible. She also needs to find Robbie an artist, who is going to help her. Together, Sierra, Robbie, and her friends unraveling the mystery of Shadowshaper and her family connection to them. The author does a nice job on addressing misogyny and sexism, gentrification, racism.
Attention Getter: There is an unexplained increase in skin cancer among people under the age of forty. 30 million people visit an indoor facility each year according to the indoor tanning association. That is 10 percent of the U.S. population voluntarily exposing themselves to UV radiation which causes cancer. UV radiation is a form of energy from natural and artificial sunlight. Excess amounts can cause damage to DNA in the skin. Although some argue tanning is good for you because it helps form a “base tan” and the UV exposure time is controlled. The truth is, each time you lay in a tanning bed, it increases the risk of developing skin cancer
Tanning has become very popular in today’s society. Tanned skin has become known as healthy and beautiful, when in reality tanned skin is damaged skin. Many teens start the habit of indoor tanning when preparing for a school dance or maybe another special occasion, and then they just continue to go afterwards. Indoor tanning equipment, which includes all artificial light sources, including beds, lamps, bulbs, booths, etc., emits UVA and UVB radiation. The amount of the radiation produced during indoor tanning is similar to the sun, and in some cases might be stronger than the sun ("Indoor Tanning”). There are approximately 14,000 tanning salons across the country as of early 2014, and they all have gotten very good at justifying the risky behaviors tanning beds possess. (Tavernise). There are many risks that teens take when they tan on a regular basis, therefore, tanning should be banned for minors because of the risk of developing skin cancer, the addiction it might bring on to the teens, damage it does to the skin and the cost of indoor tanning.
There are many deadly disease that affect human life. one of the most deadly disease is cancer. Cancer is a disease in which abnormal cells divide without control and can invade nearby tissues.(4) Cancer cells can also spread to other parts of the body through the blood and lymph systems.(4) There are many types of cancer and one of the most dangerous one is skin cancer. Skin cancer effect millions of people around the world every year. For the past ten years many people died due to skin cancer. Australia occupies the first place in terms of the high incidence of skin cancer rate in the world, where one person infected by skin cancer from every two persons spent their lives in Australia.(3) This essay will examine skin cancer by covering
The article written by Miner was one in which seemingly forced the student to keep reading. The varying ways in which the author described traditions created and passed down through generations of the Nacirema people evoked interest and question in the students mind. The student had never read this article, nor had he read an article written in such a way to make him feel emotions quite like the ones he felt while scrolling though the pages of this article. Fortunately, the student was able to find that he was not the sole student amongst his peers who had many questions and concerns that came to fruition while reading the Nacirema article.
I 'm not quite sure if people know the importance of prom to a high school teenage girl. Everything has to be perfect. Everything has to be exactly the way it was imagined. Everything has to be perfect and if one thing is wrong, then everything is wrong. The dress, the shoes, the hair, the makeup, everything will be planned out, and executed like a crucial military mission. My junior year prom I had everything like the perfect dress professionally done makeup and hair, the perfect shoes and the corsage complimented my dress beautifully, but there was one thing I seemed to be missing. I was in the main entrance to the Monarch Hotel while everyone was admiring the beautiful decorations and absorbing the exciting and thrilling vibes, I was noticing how pale my skin was compared to most girls in the room. I had not even thought about tanning before prom. Flash forward a year and I determined to be tan for my senior prom. There are
Bryan BerryMs. Bennett Subject Name21 October 2015Tanning beds should not be regulated by the governmentTanning beds should not be regulated by the government and it should be up to each individual to do as they please when it comes to tanning in tanning beds. Tanning beds also help Many people with stress and anxiety. Not only that, but the government puts limitations and rules on tanning beds when they don’t put any on tobacco and other harmful drugs. All of these are reasons why tanning beds shouldn’t be regulated by the government. Tanning beds should not be regulated by the government. The main reason they shouldn’t be regulated is because it should be up to the individual using the tanning beds whether or not they wish to take the risk in harming their body or not. The damages are
Introduced in the 1970s and continues to grow in popularity, tanning beds are the product of how an individual can harm his/her skin, yet also can lead indoor tanners to have a dependency like alcohol or drugs (Time Magazine, np). Tanning beds are known as a device that operates with UV radiation to produce a tan. While many people are aware of the consequences of tanning beds, they tend to overlook how 90% of skin cancer is caused by UV radiation (np) and change lives for a worse turn. Tanning beds should be uninvented as health should be the number one priority of every individual --which tanning beds fail to fulfill. Dermatologists and inspirational people always recommend sunscreen for the outdoors as UV rays are dangerous for the health. When I joined the speech team at my high school last year, it came as a shock when I was offered to speak a piece by Pulitzer prize-winning author Mary Schmich that
With a simple phrase in any search engine, you will find countless articles showing definitive proof that tanning of any kind can be harmful. Artificial UV exposure such as tanning beds tend to be the argument of the decade waging war on those who care about other's health way too much vs people who want to appear darker for looks only to be seen 30 years later as a wrinkled, and leathery sun spot attraction. There tends to be little ground on the people in the middle. To those who maybe go tanning for a week straight for a wedding or a comparable large occasion, a tanning bed may not be life threatening. Many who carry a genotype of melanoma will not be aware due to it staying dormant; however, very little UV ray exposure could act as a catalyst to that same carrier.
Indoor tanning bed use is a huge problem in the United States. Baker and colleagues reported back in 1990 that the number of tanning salons in the United States was as high as 200,000, there were 40,000 different places who manufactured tanning beds, and roughly 200,000 people had tanning beds in their home (Baker et al., 1990). This makes it easy for one to find a place to use an indoor tanning bed. The American Academy of Dermatology reported that 59% of college students have used a tanning bed at some point in their life, and that using a tanning bed before age 35 can increase a person’s risk of developing melanoma by 59% each time an indoor tanning bed is used (ADA, 2018). A majority of college students who use indoor tanning beds do
In conclusion tanning may be very popular and fashionable, but it poses numerous internal threats and external health threats. With the information about the threats, we need to put a stop to tanning and preserve our natural beauty. External threats such as malignant melanoma and other types of skin cancers, wrinkles, sunburn, and skin aging. These effects are very dangerous on the skin and can be avoided if the effects are known before the damage is already done. The internal health problems ruin the immune system, making it harder to fight skin cancer and other diseases. Th tanning alternatives are very important as of right now because as I state again the long term effects are not known, but now they are. So instead of tanning, think
Every year, the indoor-tanning industry makes approximately 5 billion dollars (Wingert). Tanning attracts all different kinds of people for numerous reasons. People want that crisp glow and dark skin that is not always offered during every season. There are individuals who believe tanning is beneficial; however, others believe that tanning is not healthy because of research. It is proven through research that tanning can lead in negative outcomes because of the strength of the rays, decreased vitamin D, and the increased risk for Skin Cancer.
Many people in the world would just follow what they were taught even if it’s wrong. Would you? In the novel Coffee Will Make You Black by April Sinclair, the main character, Stevie develops into a young lady who knows how to think for herself. Stevie lets her peers and family influence her physically and mentally, but over the course of the novel, Stevie learns how to resist this oppression by standing up for what she wants and her beliefs. In the end, she lets go of the negative ties to her life.
Specific purpose: To educate the public on the importance of protecting skin from the sun, and to encourage the use sun protection, such as sunscreen and hats, on a daily basis to prevent exposure from the sun that causes unwanted and harmful diseases that could have been preventive.
Colorism is a way to discriminate against others who have a darker skin tone among people who are in the same race or ethical group. Colorism has been around for countless years and has affected numerous people by forcing them to change themselves just to be able to fit in with the rest of society’s standards. Colorism and racism are different from each other because racism involves two people that come from different background races but have identical skin colors. Meanwhile colorism involves two people of the same race but with different skin colors. Colorism has been making people feel ashamed about their skin color and people buying skin care products to make their skin look lighter and not that many people know how it affects a person