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That is me, about 9 years ago now, at the end of my first year of high school. Swipe ➡️ to see me now.
I’m very wary of giving out advice to lose weight, especially to girls who are potentially closer to the age I was when this pic was taken to my age now. Firstly, because when I started losing weight - at the end of August of the same year - I didn’t do it for myself: I did it so that others could like me. I was shy and insecure. I’d gotten to the point where, anytime I heard someone laugh, I thought they were laughing at me. If you are planning on going on a diet, you should do it for no one but yourself— I changed myself dramatically for the benefit of others and here’s the hard truth: others might not like you anyway, for reasons that go beyond your weight, and, even harsher truth, you might still not like yourself. Living to please others is no way to live. Rather—learn to appreciate yourself, learn to build a healthy relationship with #food , teach yourself that your worth as nothing to do with how much you weight, and THEN go see a nutritionist. #DIY diet? It’s a no.
(I have conflicting thoughts about the #bodypositive movement. I think that society has taught us that fat people aren’t deserving of love, and that we should all oppose that. On the other side, I’m wary of people and media that glamourise morbid obesity, because that IS an illness possibly caused by an ED.)
THAT SAID. You shouldn’t ever make fun of someone because they’re overweight or obese. Criticise news organisation, the media, all you want, if you think they’re glamourising obesity. Fat people? They know they’re fat. They know it could possibly be harmful to their health and let’s be real—it’s not really why you’re making fun of them, is it. Hadn’t I been bullied, I would have loved myself much more when I was fat and perhaps I would have loved myself when I became skinny. But I didn’t, and guess what? Losing weight didn’t make me happy.
— “Don’t make fun of someone in middle school, because puberty might make them hot.” No. Don’t make fun of people because that would make you a c*nt. Thank you for coming to my TEDtalk.
Uncreative x Camden Town
Yes, I know, many Ppl would think that we are in Amsterdam, but wrong. We are on our way through England, this time in Camden, a small artistic district of London. Multikulti meets culinary and creative minds, who can live there in their diversity. I miss the time in London, which I was allowed to spend with photography. One week to go, then we’re finally back in Paris, where will be certainly a take(off) over again! ——————————————
Unkreativa x Camden Town
Ja, ich weiß, viele würden nun denken, dass wir in Amsterdam sind, aber daneben. Wir befinden uns, auf der Reise durch England, in Camden, einem kleinen künstlerischen Stadtteil von London. Hier trifft Multikulti auf kulinarisches und kreative Köpfe, die sich dort in ihrer Vielfalt ausleben können. Mittlerweile vermisse ich sehr die Zeit in London, die ich mit fotografieren verbringen durfte. Noch eine Woche, dann geht es endlich wieder auf nach Paris, wo es sicher wieder ein Take(off)over geben wird! —————————————––––
Etwas alltägliches in einer besonderen Perspektive zu fotografieren ist meine Art der Fotografie. Es dauert manchmal die richtige Perspektive zu finden. Es gibt auch Tage da finde ich nicht den richtigen Blick, dann komme ich einige Tage später wieder.
We know it’s still September but it’s not to early to be thinking about Christmas celebrations... Last year our spaces were transformed into Winter in Japan, with divine Asian food for all our guests. This year’s theme is inspired by Tim Burton’s ‘The Nightmare Before Christmas’, so you can expect spooky scenes, ghoulish grub and plenty of ☠️💀🙀🧟♀️🌚. Get in touch for inquiries.
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