1. Ashley Vickney
    September 22, 2016 / 4:19 pm

    Your blog is such a positive place I love following it! You've created a great community, and we'll be here whenever you blog!xoxo

  2. Mckenna Bleu
    September 22, 2016 / 4:21 pm

    It is so sad how much violence is in the world today. Innocent lives are being taken and this is such a sad thing that should not be happening.

  3. Alex
    September 22, 2016 / 4:44 pm

    I love this & think it is amazing that you are trying to make a difference. It is so important!!

  4. Kate Steadman
    September 22, 2016 / 4:59 pm

    Hang in there girl, but how awesome are you!! I love this post thanks for all of the reminders that we should be aiming to inspire and help those around us.xo,Sara Kate Styling

  5. Fairy Princess Jord
    September 22, 2016 / 5:15 pm

    I love love love this post. Though I love blogging I have to say there are times when I am majorly annoyed with the blogging world because it can be pretty vapid. I am all about emphasizing the fun and happy and pretty parts of life but sometimes I think bloggers fail to recognize priviledge or the fact that the world is SO much more than purses and tropical vacations. I guess I'm from the school of thought that believes having a voice and a platform gives someone the responsibility to use it to make a positive impact. I know not everyone will agree with this view but I'm so happy and impressed you bring so much substance to this platform!

  6. Kristine C
    September 22, 2016 / 6:49 pm

    I am definitely in the same "I want to do more" mindset. I am currently in the middle of a quarter-life crisis because of this mindset. I'm finding its increasingly hard to want to do something, anything about today's current social situation or any injustice, but I'm just stuck. There's so much to do that I don't know where to start. I'm always here to talk if you feel like you are "too stuck" – I might not have much to offer back right away, but I'm always here to listen.

  7. Rachel Ritlop
    September 22, 2016 / 7:28 pm

    I loved this post Dana. You said it so eloquently and described so much of how I am feeling/feel. There is so much happening in the world and I hope to be able to empower and inspire others. I love what you said about never being able to find the words to say with all the tensions in our society. I feel the same and occasionally go on an Instagram rant about it. But even now i just can find the words to say other than thank you for your transparency and corner of the internet inspiring us! Rachel | http://www.theconfusedmillennial.com

  8. Tori
    September 22, 2016 / 7:45 pm

    It's definitely crazy how expensive necessary items are, and crazy how companies are raising prices so some people can't even afford them. I loved this post, and agree with the "want to do more" feeling!Tori

  9. Unknown
    September 22, 2016 / 8:28 pm

    I love how much you care about the content you post and what it means to those who read it! This is so nice. Sofiwww.sofiaa.com

  10. Melinda House
    September 22, 2016 / 8:40 pm

    The world today is such a sad place, but I'm so happy to have people like you in it trying to make it a better place!

  11. Allison Jones
    September 22, 2016 / 9:59 pm

    I love your whole outlook. There's always so much more we can do! I often feel the same way with my blog – I love what I blog about and so much of it is fun and light, but I want to make sure that I'm shedding light on real issues in our community as well. LiveLifeWell, Allison

  12. Michelle
    September 23, 2016 / 1:49 pm

    I think it's always a good idea to spread a little light and positivity wherever you can. I love that there are people like you who want to make the world a better place for everyone!

  13. Greta Hollar
    September 23, 2016 / 1:54 pm

    Love how you turn your corner of the web into something good! I think bringing awareness to a cause is a big thing bloggers should do.

  14. Sydney S
    September 23, 2016 / 3:58 pm

    I love what you chose to spoke about on today's post! I love that you're utilizing your audience and addressing a topic that while most bloggers don't discuss, is very important to bring up!xo, Sydanchoredinthesouth.com

  15. Wildheart SEA
    September 24, 2016 / 1:42 pm

    The world has been very crazy as of late and I understand taking a little break from writing. Don't let it bring your down though!

  16. angelintheoutfield
    September 25, 2016 / 12:40 am

    I completely adore this post, mostly because I relate to it 100%! I've felt the same way about blogging and writing lately, like I'm not doing enough or not doing my part to spark change in the world enough through my platform. I'm passionate about women's issues across the board really. Everything from the wage gap to domestic and sexual violence to equality. I really wanted to do a post about Mariska Hargitay's work with End the Backlog which is a charity dedicated to shining a light on the insane backlog of untested rape kits in America (there were 11,304 untested rape kits in the city of Detroit alone in 2009) but thought it might be too deep or dark for my blog. I think you just changed my mind. Thanks so much for sharing! xx Merisa | Monogrammed Magnolias

  17. The Classic Brunette
    September 26, 2016 / 11:00 pm

    I've always loved your blog and I will continue to love your blog no matter what direction it goes in! This is such a great and truthful post, Dana and I hope you continue to grow and be happy! I'm excited to see what comes next for Seersucker Sass! :)xoSamiwww.theclassicbrunette.com

  18. ty
    September 27, 2016 / 4:10 pm

    I love this post, and I love that you've made a commitment to write about things that really matter to you, regardless of how icky it seems or how uncurated and "off-brand" it might appear. I made the same promise to myself, that I wouldn't get so caught up I what was pretty that I'd forget to talk about what was right. All the love and feels for this!