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.
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.
*Photo by Daniel Wilson
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:
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.***
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*
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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One of the coolest things about modeling is that I get to meet a lot of awesome people. Today I finally met Tonia Land, owner of Trampalina Fashion Accessories. She is just as sweet as she is beautiful. Trampalina has EVERYTHING!!! Watch this video Tonia made and see for yourself.
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Photo by SR Photography, top by Indo Cotton
So around this same time last year I created a “like” page on facebook…I pretty much abandoned it ever since. If you want, give it a “like.” If I get more interest in it I’ll keep up with it more. Thank you and have a happy New Year
Many things have happened since I started modeling back in early 2012. Most experiences have been absolute blessings, others need no mention as they are in the past. This year I’ve had the opportunity to meet so many wonderful people and I am grateful to all who have helped and supported me.
Photo by Daniel Wilson
If you follow my blog you may have realized that it’s been a while since my last update. I’m a busy college kid and between shoots, school and volunteer work I’m beat by the time I come home and all I wish to do is nap. The load for this upcoming semester will be a little lighter and that means more frequent posting.
These past months have given me time to reflect on the things I’m truly passionate about, the causes in the world that I hold dear to my heart and want to help out with, the changes I want to make both to myself and to the issues around me that I see as unfair.
Photo by Adam Bouska for the NOH8 Campaign
In 2014 I will try my absolute best to bring about change to my life, to my world, and even to this blog. In May of the upcoming year I am hoping to graduate from the junior college I currently attend with an Associate’s degree in Social Work. I have many goals to follow this. I have learned so much and I want to share through my writing, art and modeling skills. The theme of 2014 for me shall be “Love as the Final Answer, ” for every other solution to the world’s problems has failed. I hope you join me on this upcoming journey.
Photo by Kiki Nelson