Author, Blogger, Humorist
Modern Maven of Manners & Etiquette
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She’s so spunky.
She’s so Seriously!
The Modern Maven of Manners and Etiquette.
So, who is Seriously…seriously?
Seriously McMillan is a published freelance writer, an Award Winning blogger of the blog “She So Ghetto” and the author of two books. She began writing at the age of 10, and at the age of 14 began writing teleplays and wrote a teleplay for the 80’s show, Growing Pains (uncredited). Seriously has written articles for local magazines, teleplays and screenplays and is now penning more books.
She attended the celebrated School For Creative & Performing Arts in OH., as a creative writing major, where stars like Sarah Jessica Parker, Nick Lachey and Carmen Electra attended.
Seriously McMillan’s “She So Ghetto” book made it’s debut at the BUZZ book fair in FEB 2008 where it sold out.
Now, Seriously is using her talents and skill to create a line of simple cosmetics called Prettie, for the modern girl with old-fashion standards.
Yeah, yeah, yeah…but what is this blog going to talk about?
I have chosen a few ways to talk about subjects that are important to me on this blog:
- I will surely talk about “What not to do” when it comes to your public appearance, image and behavior.
- I give tips on what you could do to improve your appearance, image and behavior and mindset.
- I will use headline stories as well as odd stories as examples of people who just don’t have a clue about culture, their image or their gawdy behavior.
- Plus, I talk about things that I personally find interesting or part of pop culture.
Her “Real” Approach:
You don’t have to be dressed in white and speak in a mousy voice to teach good manners. Seriously has a no-nonsense approach. Her raw, sometimes gritty approach is blended with humor.
My name is not Martha Stewart or Emily Post. They have their way and I have mine. When I teach or write on this blog, you may wonder why I do this they way I do it. It’s because I care. I care enough not to skirt the issues. That’s what a real friend does, with good manners of course.- Seriously
What the heck does Seriously know about “manners”?
Seriously McMillan is the “Modern Maven of Manners & Etiquette”.
Seriously is appalled at the deplorable manners , etiquette and self-respect among young people…Heck, old people, too.
Seriously has made a career of working with people from a pre-school assistant to medical work with terminally ill patients in Hospice care. She has started many companies, including her own gourmet popcorn business.
She is now using her more than 20 years experience with customer service, patient care, interpersonal communications skills, business management, TV and commercial training, modeling school, manners & etiquette training skills to reboot the age old topics of manners and etiquette and how to use them in the modern world…but she is doing it her way, of course.
And, that means you’re gonna get some in-your-face sass.
Seriously, on the topic of manners, etiquette and courtesy:
You cannot work with anyone from tiny babies to the elderly without having respect for them as individuals. Even babies are individuals with their own set of experiences. We should show respect for everyone, even if they don’t know how to respect themselves. With that, we must have respect for ourselves, especially ourselves. With respect comes the practice of manners and etiquette. When you simply have the desire to honestly respect yourself, manners and etiquette soon follow up and you won’t feel the need to use these social tools begrudgingly.
Why name this blog “SHE SO GHETTO”?
It’s an inside joke on the words. A headline, an attention grabber! “Eww, she so ghetto”, is commonly said about young women behave, dress or speak in a low-class manner that is embarassing to other women, in general.
This blog is here to show the ones that are going down that road ways to make a u-turn from ghetto to grace.
What does “SHE SO GHETTO” mean ?
The term “ghetto” is an adjective used to describe styles of dressing and behavior that rival styles of dressing and behavior of those who have self respect and good judgment.
To me, “SHE SO GHETTO” is a humorous phrase on what people say when they see someone behaving or know some one that behaves just awful. It’s and urban slang.
- Being poorly dressed or over dressed for an occasion is “ghetto” or having no class.
- Tacky behavior is ghetto.
- Being “loud” in public is ghetto.
- Rude behavior, under ANY circumstances is ghetto!
- Not using good manners is ghetto.
- Not practicing good etiquette is ghetto.
- Not being courteous to other is ghetto.
1) Yelling at your boo in the middle of the street
2) Using the walkie-talkie feature on your cell to discuss personal drama in order to save minutes
3) Dressing for work like you are going to the club
4) Wearing house slippers outside the house
5) Taking pride in being broke
6) Flashing money you don’t have instead of making your money last.
7) Having a new ride with large chrome rims but don’t have a job.
8) Wearing your same clothes 5 days in a row but keeping them clean and pressed.
9) Running from the cops for no reason just to see if they can catch you……
This list could be pages long… Via
25. Ghetto [Pretty accurate description of the use of the word in this blog] When someone is to be described as “ghetto” – it is used to describe that persons STATE OF MIND. “Ghetto” can be both a noun and an adjective. So, in this case, it is used as an adjective where white and Asian people can be just as “ghetto” as black people. Normally, this results from the poor living and upbringing conditions. “Ghetto” is a derogatory term used towards individuals who lack the standards of manners and ethics.
For some reason, “ghetto” is normally directed towards black individuals. However, it is believed and has been proven that other individuals of a different color can and have acted just as poorly.
“Ghetto” is NOT black or being black. “Ghetto” is how an individual looks at the world and acts accordingly to the “ghetto” belief. “Ghetto” is how one presents themselves in how they dress, act, and speak that acquires itself from the poor conditioning of a “ghetto” (ref. ghetto-.noun) up-bringing.
Why choose a title like “She So Ghetto” for for your debut book and blog:
“I didn’t see anyone addressing the problem of young urban women of all colors (who are my main focus) being “ghetto” or “trashy”. So, I thought I should open my big mouth and say it loud!”
After living in the suburbs and the inner city, Seriously knows that what she discusses on her blog is a problem that surpasses class, gender or race:
“It’s not about how much money you have. I have met some rude rich people and I have met some respectable poor people. It’s about how much reverence you have for yourself and the lives around you. It’s about following the “Golden Rule”.
Having true manners and etiquette is displayed from head to toe, my friends. It’s in the way you dress, speak, and act.
You can’t fake it. You have to know what you are doing. You have to renew your mind to make manners and etiquette a firm part of your life.
I may get in your face about manners. I may be over the top in talking about “ghetto” or “trashy” people. But, I am making a point.
Manners Were Not Meant For Everyone To Use:
My Trading Places Theory
Manners are rarely taught to the “working class”, thereby separating “upper/high class” from the “low class”.
Behavior in the following is frowned upon:
People of low class are looked upon as the “trash” of society.
People of “high class” are respected and seemingly important.
But we instinctually know this and we act upon this daily. This is what I playfully call the “The Theory of Trading Places “.
We show respect for the well-dressed, well-behaved person and breed contempt for the unkept, homeless person. Just watch one of my favorite movies, Trading Places with Eddie Murphy and Dan Akroyd and see my theory in action!
You must ask yourself where you fit in all of this?
The high class despises the low class, but I hope to even the playing field in two ways:
1. Eliminate the “low class” behavior, specifically in women: You can feel beautiful, look beautiful and behave in a beautiful manner. The hoochie mama road is a long, lonely and sad one.
2. Be the change you want to see: Change your attitude for the better. Be courteous, show respect for yourself and others. When people see you carry yourself with class, they’d get the real idea, and that is you take yourself and your life seriously and they should, too.
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