Worthy of the Week

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Hey all! Thanks so much for stopping by, here is this Friday’s Worthy of the Week, a weekly breakdown of things worth sharing. If you like what you see, feel free to join in! Just post your link in the comments, and I’ll stop by 🙂 Check out the others here

Inspiration

These four are from a series by Russian photographer Katerina Plotnikova. I think each one has so much whimsy and story in it, and had to share.

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Issues

Despite the positive body image movements, I think it is still something we struggle with as a nation, and all around the world. Thankfully, leaders in our culture (celebrities, popular brands, etc.) have started to join in this push against impossible perfection. Two awesome music videos I found this week, Try by Colbie Caillat, and You & I by John Legend, are fantastic (and emotional) illustrations of that. Definitely worth checking out. 

Words of Wisdom

As writers, we are naturally in tune with our imagination. But I think these words go further than creativity or imagination–don’t forget to be curious, to be amazed by the world around you, or even the craft you love. Don’t get so caught up in writing as a business that you forget why you loved it in the first place.

♥ Something I always said to her.....I hope you dance!!

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6 thoughts on “Worthy of the Week

  1. Wow, those photographs are absolutely beautiful! Not sure how I’d feel modelling with potentially dangerous animals (if they’re real, they definitely look like they are!), but the end result is fantastic. I couldn’t agree more with your words of wisdom 🙂

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    • They are real! The one with the bear, and tiger are especially crazy, but if you scroll to the bottom, you see the bear taking a treat from his trainer over her shoulder. So clearly very well trained, but still. Thank you so much 🙂

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  2. I have friends that struggle with being overweight. I’ve struggled with anorexia, which is something totally different, but society is generally much nicer to those that are underweight vs. those that are heavy. Women are under so much pressure to have perfect bodies, it’s awful. There’s a blog about “thin privilege,” and women and men share their stories of bullying and verbal abuse because they are heavy. I think genetics has a lot to do with it. I’m naturally thin, eat junk food, never exercise (because I can’t physically), and I’m still really thin. I mean you can see it even in animals. Some like to eat and some don’t. My cats would be butterballs if they had unlimited kibble XD They’re pudgy but not obese at this point. It breaks my heart how so many women are made to feel unworthy because of their weight. A friend of mine was scared to show me a video of herself because she had gained some weight. I was sad that she felt that way. I told her I didn’t care how heavy or thin she was because she would always be beautiful to me. Anyway, thanks for talking about it 🙂 It’s a delicate issue that still needs more awareness.

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