If you enter the world of social media, the body positive moment rings a bell or two. Body positivity took over social justice homesteads like Tumblr and soon leaked out into popular media. Just hearing any mention of the movement causes controversy left and right, so opinions are everywhere. And sometimes how people try to prove their cases ends up fueling the fire even worse.
So…how do I feel about it?
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Ohhhhh Cuphead. The talk of the gaming interwebz worldwide for good reason. Not only is the game itself a (mostly) fun experience, but “Cuphead” is one of those games where any gamer (or any person who glances at it, honestly) can easily see the love and care that went into creating it. Most game designers enjoy what they do regardless, but you have to 100% believe in a game to draw it frame-by-frame just like the cartoon movies of old (aka Walt Disney-style).
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Up until recently, my faith in myself and my abilities was practically nonexistent. Writing is the only thing that I ever consistently believed I could do well. Even when I first entered the world of music journalism, I never ventured further than only writing articles or album reviews. My friend who owned my first online outlet always went out for show reviews and took care of the photography end. Needless to say, I never anticipated picking up a camera and scheduling press arrangements on my own in the future.
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You read that right, my beauty ghouls!
While I am not moving extremely far away from home, I (almost shockingly) decided to make a change and move in with my boyfriend and his family. Sure, I’m moving in with another set of parents, but this move holds a lot more promise for my future. (I don’t need any firm plans for my future, but at least now there are more opportunities.)
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Very rarely will I fall off the wagon so hard due to depression or anxiety like in the past; quite frankly, I do not miss that happening one bit. I also know that low points and relapses are a continuous part of life and healing. Despite that, when you spend more time feeling happy rather than miserable, you forget just how exhausting it is to be upset or worried all of the time.
I would be lying to you all if I told you that I have been walking around with my head held high and looking fierce and flawless (as I enjoy once in a blue moon). You want to know what my last week or two has really been like?
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Summer is just beginning, and that means one of my favorite events of the summer is also on the way: Vans Warped Tour! Even though I attended the festival a few years in a row, the music isn’t particularly what I seek out. (My musical tastes tend to lean a little more old-school rock and roll rather than pop punk or metalcore, which practically dominates the festival.)
Since the day I go for press coverage and friends is arriving, I figured I would make my music segment here a little lead-up to the day. “We Don’t Have to Dance” is one of Andy Black’s (aka Andy Biersack’s) catchier new tracks I felt like sharing; it’s nothing mind-blowing, but the music is fun.
While my best friend’s wedding gave me a taste of just how stressful being in the wedding party can be, the day itself was incredibly beautiful. Not only was the venue beautiful, but all of us friends celebrating had a great time, too. The top photo is practically everyone’s new Facebook cover photo, since it captures the happiness and goofiness we all emit when we are together. But so much fun (and my niece getting a pretty owwie boo boo the other day from the dog) also calls for some personal R&R. And I’m more than happy to share some steps with you.
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