The Beauty of Simplicity

Photo by Gerald Pyle
Photo by Gerald Pyle

I’ve been dressing down more often, and I am developing a more casual style. “Less is more” is a philosophy that I am beginning to follow. Yesterday I attended a portfolio building shoot with Arizona Photo Events at Reid Park in Tucson, AZ. A casual setting, a fun time with friends I’ve gotten to know over these past two years. I wore denim jeans and my hair in braids. I kept my glasses on for a lot of the photos. I felt comfortable. I think I will be doing a lot more of that.

Photo by Jeremiah Policky
Photo by Jeremiah Policky
Photo by Jeremiah Policky
Photo by Jeremiah Policky

What I Told Teen Vogue

Sometimes you just have to be nice to these people. You know, these people who perpetuate stereotypes of what women *girls in this case* should look like. You know, those people who make your daughters throw up their food and hate the color of their eyes, skin and hair. You know, those people.

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I sent this a while back, with the attached photo, not hoping to win the contest, not because I think I’m hot stuff, but hoping to add some diversity to their inbox. The sad reality is that a lot of women and girls don’t think they are beautiful, mainly because they don’t look like women and girls in magazines. Perhaps we should focus less on looking like them, and more on putting women who look like us on the cover.

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*Photo by Daniel Wilson

Much Love to the Artists

Edited selfie by John Crood  https://www.facebook.com/sckseedingphotography
Edited selfie by John Crood
https://www.facebook.com/sckseedingphotography

Lately I’ve been getting really awesome images sent to me by friends and strangers, just because. I find it flattering and am delightfully surprised each time. Most are edits of original photos, some of selfies I took as a teen and a very dear friend of mine who I attend school with actually drew me the old fashioned way, scanned it and posted it via facebook. That was incredibly sweet and I enjoy seeing all of these different renditions of…me :) Much love to everyone and hoping you have a great rest of the week. Here are some of the cool things I’ve been recieving:

Selfie edited by Amber Martin. https://www.facebook.com/amorekissesgfx
Selfie edited by Amber Martin.
https://www.facebook.com/amorekissesgfx
Someone who I lost contact with a while back sent this to me. He only spoke french so there was a language barrier between us, but I hope he understood me when I said "thank you, it's beautiful."
Someone who I lost contact with a while back sent this to me. He only spoke french so there was a language barrier between us, but I hope he understood me when I said “thank you, it’s beautiful.”
This one will forever be dear to my heart because Malaysia took the time to draw this by hand, and I appreciate her incorporation of my two different eyes. A lot of photographers try to "fix" this but she purposely chose to capture it. Thank you <3 ***At the moment I don't have any contact info for her besides her personal facebook page.***
This one will forever be dear to my heart because Malaysia took the time to draw this by hand, and I appreciate her incorporation of my two different eyes. A lot of photographers try to “fix” this but she purposely chose to capture it. Thank you <3
***At the moment I don’t have any contact info for her besides her personal facebook page.***

Passionate in Pink

It’s Women’s History Month – let’s stop being ashamed of the color pink. Let’s stop ridiculing women whose styles are “too feminine” or “not feminine enough” for our own personal taste. Sorry but I had to just put that out there. Moving on *photos by Daniel Wilson*

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There are some minuscule things we all avoid doing for some reason. Whether it is out of laziness, apathy or impatience: we all have that one small task we avoid til the small task becomes a larger task as time goes by. Fresh laundry keeps piling up at the foot of the bed because you haven’t decided to put it away yet. A homework assignment you have a month to do goes undone til an hour before its due. Mine’s silly and would explain my absence from blogging for a while: I hadn’t taken the time to update my browser. It’s silly I know, but I’m back and more fired up than ever to actually make some readable posts.

I’m in my final semester at my junior college and it’s bittersweet. I am going to miss my friends when I graduate. I am going to miss student life. I am going to miss being a part of the Vagina Monologues every year. Two years ago I felt that I had finally found my place and became comfortable, happy, and enthusiastic about coming to school every day. A new chapter is beginning in my life and I have to follow it. I have to move forward, but the memories and connections I’ve made will stay with me.

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