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Back Handed Compliments Are Really Insults - Amanda LaCount

Amanda LaCount Column: Back-Handed Compliments Are Really Insults

It always amazes me when people give me insults veiled as compliments. These “compliments” are given with a smile like we should appreciate what they are saying. I think it is time to educate the world, including close friends and even relatives. Below are a few of my all-time favorites.

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Amanda LaCount: Cherish the Women in Your Life

My mother and I have a unique relationship. Besides raising my six brothers and sisters and me as a single parent, she has gone above and beyond that. She instilled in us a confidence and belief that we can do anything. 

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Amanda LaCount: Breaking the Stereotype By Breaking Out

If you are anything like me, over the course of your life you have had people tell you what you could not do. I was told I was too big to be a figure skater, I was the wrong sex to play ice hockey, I was too fat to be a cheerleader (especially a flyer), I was too short to be a model, and I was too fat to be a dancer. 

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Amanda LaCount Column: Bikinis Are For You, Too!

I recently took a trip to Hawaii and was amazed at how many women of all sizes were wearing two-piece swimsuits.

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What’s It Like to be Amanda LaCount?

So many people ask me what it’s like to be me. I know my life isn’t typical. While many young women my age are in college, I can usually be found shooting on set, auditioning, rehearsing or taking dance classes. (Photo by @leegumbsphotography)