Remember this blog I wrote about "If I were Famous."??? If you haven't read it, read it. It's long, but worth it.
I have noticed lately they have changed all of their billboards. They all say the same thing. "Dirt Alerts." I am not saying that it was my email that did the trick. But my email might have helped, with whoever else wrote or called in, to make the change they should have changed in the first place. An apology would have been nice, but we will take what we can get.
I know I have a LOT of photos stuck in my phone. Don't judge.
I'm not the only one who wrote to the station or even blogged about it. William Cope-Moyers did write something about these billboards (I couldn't find it to link it, but if you do, I will link it) and hopefully a lot of other people did as well.
What this did, even though they still use unflattering photos of the stars, was give them the chance to think and to change their language about people who are sick. They no longer have the Charlie Sheen "Fucking Crazy" one up. Shoot, they even took the Justin Bieber's "Puberty Problems" and changed it to "Dirt Alert." I'm still don't listen to this radio station, only because I think it is obnoxious. But these little victories for us is a step in the right direction.
So this just proves that our voices DO matter. We can make change. Even if it's something like a radio station's billboard. Hey, I was a part of that. And I'm pretty proud.
Keep it moving forward. And let's change some shit!