{The Nest Reviews} Why you should watch 13 Reasons Why

NOTE: I have exactly zero qualifications when it comes to having the right to comment on what you should be or not be watching. The following is simply my experience as a mother, wife and friend. If you are experiencing a difficult time in your life then I implore you to should seek help through your doctor or give Lifeline a call on 13 11 14.

Last night I finished watching the Netflix Original television series 13 Reasons Why and I say without hesitation that I recommend that you watch it too. The show is intense. It is heartbreaking and powerful. It is tragic and overflowing with grief. I know its not really a good way to sell it, but 13 Reasons Why is not a show filled with optimism or the hope of tomorrow but rather a sense of urgency to look at those around you. 13-reasons-why-2

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13 Reasons Why is based around the suicide of 17 year old school student Hannah Baker. Before she takes her own life Hannah releases 13 tapes that describe in graphic detail the people she says contributes to her death.

The story is part mystery – part crime drama as it follows the lives of a cluster of students at Liberty High School. There are all the usual players, the jock, the cheerleaders, the nerd and the outcasts. The show follows each of their stories and the role they allegedly play in Hannah’s decision to commit suicide.

WHY YOU SHOULD WATCH

This is FAR from an easy watching show, it will make you uncomfortable and uneasy. 13 Reasons Why covers a range of issues from sexual assault to bullying. It continues all the way to parental expectation and unspoken desires. There is legal injustice and a clear display of a lack of help to someone who is in desperate need.

This show is completely frustrating and provides the viewer with a confetti mix of emotions. I cried, I laughed, I sobbed and I literally felt ill. This show is graphic in its truth and I have zero doubts that all teenage girls experience at least one of the circumstances that happen to Hannah.

This show will stay with me for always, I can just feel it in my soul. As a mother to three daughters this show depicts almost every one of my fears for them as they grow into women. I truly believe that watching this show may cause distress to some, especially those who are already experiencing mental health issues but on the same token it has the power to save someone by opening a line of communication.

What this show does display is a beautifully raw depiction of what is unfortunately a truth for many young girls in our community. It shows how quickly a person can feel overwhelmed and not as though they have many answers. hannah

This show presents an opportunity for incredibly important conversations to be started. It is perfectly clear that due to our increasing suicide rate that there is not nearly enough discussion surrounding mental health issues. This show provides me with conversation topics to speak with my children about, it provides topics that need to be addressed even if they are uncomfortable. Yes, the graphic nature of the show is strong, but so is the message of helplessness and ultimate accountability. If this show provides one person a reason to ask another person if they are okay then all of sudden it makes it worthwhile.

I say this with a clear and strong warning, this show is confrontational. It will have many triggers for those in the community who have experienced trauma. You should not watch this show alone because I truly believe it needs to be discussed with someone.

The main outcome of the show for me was seeing that no matter how desperately helpless life can seem, you are only seeing your own truth. Hannah truly believed she has no other option but little did she see how much others around her truly needed her. There are two sides to every story and it is important to reach out to hear the other side before only believing your own.

13 Reasons Why may not be for everyone but I think it shows that suicide is a desperately permanent solution to a temporary feeling in life. Suicide is preventable but only if the signs and screams for help are seen by someone else.

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{This is life} Famous women read their mean tweets

I recently saw something that will remain with me for a long time.

A video containing famous Australian women reading tweets about themselves. lisa

The video starts out funny, then turns sinister.

How is it that social media is the very best platform to connect with people yet it quite quickly becomes the very worst place for society to lash out at others?

Please watch this.

It is not okay to be a predator in real life. It is also not okay to be a predator online.

These are real women. With real families. With real feelings.

You can find the link here -> Famous women read tweets about themselves

Be nice to one another nesters x

 

{The Nest Christmas} Want some last minute gift inspo for the lady in your life?

Need some last minute gift ideas for the lady in your life?

Here is our wish list!

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Country Road Geometric Scarf – $79.95

Witchery St Barths Hat – $59.95

Donna Hay Magazine Subscription – $39.95

Alexander McQueen (from David Jones) Metal Stud Frame – $504

Marc Jacobs (from Nordstrom) Classic Q Vertical wallet – $253.72

Napoleon Perdis (also available locally from Beautiful Glow) Greatest Hits Cheek Palette $45

City Chic Mesh Cut out Dress $99.95

Gone Girl (from Booktopia) This is a powerful book that shows there are two sides to every story $13.95

Michael Kors Parker Gold Watch (from ASOS) was $402 now $289

Happy shopping Nesters x

{Do this} 55 Movies to watch before you’re 30(ish)

Holidays are within stinkin’ distance and if you are anything like us, you will have a bazillion things to do for the first few days then after that you will be looking for some couch time before heading back to the grind.

Marie Claire have put together a brilliant list of 55 movies to watch before you’re 30 (well, we are all 30 right?!)mcx-bachelorette

It is is pretty interesting list and shamefully I have to admit I have not seen them all!

What else would you add?

Happy relaxing Nesters!

{This is Life} It is time to act on our watch

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What this is, is possibly the most powerful video you will watch.

‘It is time to act on our watch’ is confronting, provoking and brave.

Domestic violence in NSW is at a 15 year high according to the Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research.

You know what’s worse, those people who we share regional NSW with, are more likely to be affected.  That means YOUR friend, YOUR sister, YOUR workmate.

It is an epidemic that needs to be addressed, especially by the young future leaders.

Watch this. Pass on the message. Be strong and stand up together.

Fight domestic violence. Protect our daughters. Protect our sons. Make a change.

Please protect each other Nesters, enough really is enough.

{Film} About Time you find the time

To be honest, I don’t find time to watch many movies. I always intend to but get distracted somehow.

This weekend my hubby-bird and I stole some moments and watched ‘About Time’.

The film stars the delightful Rachael McAdams (who I have a severe girl crush on) and some English bloke I didn’t even know existed and is one of the most beautiful movies I have seen.

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This film says so much and I really recommend that you take the time to sit and watch it.

Combining a perfect mix of hilarity and tears. It will move you and help you appreciate life just a little more.

A perfect date night movie.

Happy watching Nesters!