Monday, March 18, 2019

What To Do When "Loving Your Body" Is Hard | Guest Post

I'm really excited today because a super super cool blogger is doing a guest post! She is always talking about being body positive and self love and she is just so inspiring to me. Today she has written up an awesome article about What To Do When "Loving Your Body" Is Hard, which I think is something we can all relate to. :)

Over 80% of women in America want to lose weight. We live in a culture fixated on looks, size, and constantly aspiring to be a smaller size. If you’ve ever struggled to love your body, you’re not alone, and it’s not your fault. From a young age we are fed lies about what “healthy” looks like. It’s incredibly difficult to shed years and years of myths that have been ruthlessly drilled in our heads.

So, what is diet culture?
Diet culture is the idea that :
  • Being skinny is the healthiest way to live
  • You need to lose weight if you don’t fit into society’s ideal look of a woman/man
  • Having “fat” is bad and means you are unhealthy
  • There is an ideal attractive body shape (ex. Slim thick)

If you want more information about diet culture be sure to check out my YouTube video all about it!

We see evidence of diet culture everywhere. Such as magazine having one body type, advertisements for weight loss, and the non-stop pressure to conform to a certain size. “Slim Thick” is the latest body “ideal” shape that has been pushed.

Diet culture pushes a cycle onto people that goes like this :

It’s safe to say that the diet industry profits off of making young women feel insecure.
On “Unearth My Roar”, it’s all about empowerment. Dieting promotes restriction, which is the OPPOSITE of uplifting. Here are my TOP THREE TIPS to feeling amazingly confident. Because, you’re worth it.

  1. What defines someone’s worth?
Think of three people you admire. And go through these line of questions.
  • What do you find admirable about ______?
  • Is it their body or their achievements/attributes?

For example, you could use Ellen, Oprah, Michelle Obama, or any other icons.
These people have become memorable because of who they are, and what they have done. Their body and looks do not define them. Even when you meet someone for the first time, your impression is based off of how their personality and nothing to do their weight.
So, your WORTH comes from the inside. And, your personality’s pretty dope.

2. Increase the body diversity into your life.
We are constantly only seeing one type of body. Thin & Tall. To break the cycle, we should expose ourselves to more than one body type. It shows that we come in all shapes & sizes and that’s something to embrace. If you’re interested, check out my Instagram to get more inspiration for starting on this journey of self love, and more recommendations for body-posi bloggers.

3. Taco bout it…
Yes! Talk about it over tacos, or pizza, or WHENEVER. Taco Tuesday, anybody? Seriously, talking about it is the first step to healing.

“There is nothing more powerful than vulnerability.”

If you think you’re alone, I promise you aren’t. Seek out a trustworthy friend, or a family member, or even a school counselor. Just be honest about your struggles and it will lift the weight off of you. Also, my DMs are always open. Sometimes you just need to have someone to listen. What step are you going to take today to love yourself?

Check out my socials for more body-posi & my personal self love journey. Thank you so much for reading!

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Monday, March 11, 2019

10 Teen Bloggers You Need To Read In 2019

Hi everyone! I did a post last year with a bunch of teen bloggers that I love and y'all seemed to really enjoy it. :) Soooo in the new year, I thought it would be perfect to share some more of my fave teen bloggers! Maybe you're already an avid blog reader and just want some new people to follow or maybe you want to start reading more blogs! Either way, this post is perfect. :)

Ask Alex 

Alex is a 13-year-old fashion blogger with absolutely adorable photos. I love her blog and Instagram so muchhhhh. Her personality and outfits are the cutest.

The Ray of Sunshine is a blog run by Raquel focussed on productivity, lifestyle, and empowerment. Her posts are super personal while also being helpful! She'll officially have been blogging for a year in March. :) 

Zaya Therese

Zaya actually recently rebranded to that name and I love ittttt. Zaya is a 14-year-old girl with a passion for fashion. One of the things that have caught my eye is definitely the photos. They're super high quality and always so cute especially on insta. 

Love Natalyn 

Natalyn is so nice and kind and has the cutest fashion sense. She does Fashion Fridays where she posts fun new outfit pics every Friday and also does posts like her tiny house experience and 30 acts of kindness. 

Katie is a 7th grader who lives in Southern California and loves books. She posts 3 times a week with book reviews, opinion posts, and things like tags and challenges. If you want a new book blog I would totally recommend!

Absolutely Olivia 

OLIVIA IS ONE OF MY FAVORITE BLOGGERS AND FASHION INPO AND JUST ALL AROUND HUMAN. If you want a new blogger with amazinggggggggg editorial looking fashion photos who also talks a lot about positivity and insecurity and standing up for what you believe in then this is the way to go!!

I've been reading Gray Marie's blog for a while now and I love it. :) First of all she writes great posts and writing and writing tips and books and all of tat good stuff. She has also been writing some personal posts about her depression and therapy which and just life and ahhhh I love them. :) I especially adored this recent post by her. :)

You might recognize this name with the creator feature I did with herrrr (if not check out the post!!). Malia is an awesome and adorable blogger whose goal is to inspire girls of all ages! She talks a lot about faith and being a teen and also just the blessings in the world. 

I really hope you guys enjoyed that and that you found some new people that you will love just as much as I do. :) If you want even more recommendations make sure to check out this post where I share ten more awesome teen bloggers. :)

Who are some of your fave teen bloggers?? Comment down below! 

Monday, March 4, 2019

Creator Spotlight | Natalie From Capturing Life On Camera

Today I'm going to be sharing a creator spotlight with someone who I have been loving for a bittttttt. Natalie is a blogger. youtuber, and photographer who I met on Instagram. She's awesome and I love talking to her and reading her post. Stay tuned for photography tips, why she started blogging, and morrrrrre.
What is your name and what does it mean? If you're named after someone who is it
and what does that person mean to you?
I always get asked this question but honestly, my parents just liked the name, Natalie.
My Dad used to joke that I was named after Natalie Portman but whenever he said that
my Mom would roll her eyes.

Haha cool. Why did you start blogging? Do you see yourself blogging in the future?
I started blogging back in 2011 because I loved watching Youtube videos on beauty and
makeup. At the time I did not realize my lack of makeup knowledge which is why
“Beautybynatalie 24” became “Takeapolaroid” to what it is today (Capturing Life on
Camera). In the future, I hope to use blogging to discover new hobbies and hopefully
discover what I will study in college (in a year and a half!).

Good luck!! How do you spend an average day?
My average day is spent in school. I just recently got my license so I have been driving
myself to school and driving my friends home after school. I get home around 3 pm and
I work on homework, procrastinate, and occasionally take some Instagram photos of my
outfit. In the Spring, lacrosse practice starts for me so my days will be extremely hectic.

Driving must be cool! Also now I'm just wondering when your school ends + starts
to be able to get home at 3 haha. What are your favorite hobbies? How would you
describe yourself in 4 words? Just tell us a bit about yourself.
Other than blogging, as I mentioned previously I play lacrosse. I tend to hide the worlds
of my other hobbies from each other so I never really get to talk about it. I have been
playing since second grade and I guess you could say I am pretty good. I made my high
school’s varsity team as a freshman which was one of my greatest accomplishments! I
also love taking portraits of friends but I would love to branch out and turn my
photography into a mini business. My 4 words to describe myself are determined, busy,
quiet, and creative.

Wow congrats on getting on varsity as a freshamn!! That super cool! How do you
come up with blog posts and how do you usually go about writing one?
I always have blogging on the back of my mind. I guess you could say I’m a true content
creator because whenever a topic pops into my head, my blogger subconscious kicks in
and goes, “wait that would make a great blog post!” If I am feeling really inspired at the
moment, I will go right to the notes section on my phone and bang it out right then and
there. Otherwise, it is almost like pulling teeth to try and come up with valuable content.

Blogging is always at the back of my mind as well! What are your 3 biggest
photography tips for newbies?
[1] Get Inspired: I first got into photography by finding photographers that I love and
*attempt* to emulate their style. You will learn so much about your camera and
different techniques compositionally
[2] Don’t be basic: You won’t make it as a photographer if you are just taking pictures
of flowers in your backyard. Find a subject that is interesting, inspiring, or informative
to make your photos stand out.
[3] Keep Shooting: You will never get the perfect shot unless you take at least 50 more
along with that one.

I totally agree with all of those!! If you could collab with anyone dead/alive who
would it be?
I would LOVE to collab with Billie Eilish or Emma Chamberlain for the same reason. I
would love to ask them about what it is like having a full-time job and being so
successful as a teenager. I am the same age as both Billie and Emma and I think I
would be very inspired by talking to them.

That would be so interesting. If you had to choose a career now what would it be?
If I had to choose right now, I would love to make blogging full time. In all honesty, it is
not the most realistic idea considering that I am in high school and I probably would
not be able to function with the income of a small influencer, but I think if I had the
means I could make it work.

I would also lovvvvvve to be a full time blogger but have the same problems haha. :)
What do you see happening with your blog in the next year? What do you want to
This year I see my blog growing more than ever before considering the digital age that
we are currently in. As much as I would like this to happen, I would need to work really
hard at creating content, being persistent, and coming up with unique ideas.

What are your tips for other people wanting to start a blog?
I know everyone says this but just start. The earlier you start, the more time you will
have spent on it, the more you will make mistakes, and the more you will learn. The
only way to create a successful blog is to fail multiple times.

What is your aesthetic?
My aesthetic has changed many times throughout this year but recently it has been more
green, orange, red, pink, etc. However, my room is the polar opposite being grey, blue,
black and white.

Are you an introvert or extrovert?
I think I am both. I love to be alone because I am an only child and a grew up keeping
myself busy but I also love hanging out with my friends and being in a large group of
people. But I guess that I am more introverted than extroverted because I prefer to listen
in a conversation than bud in.

Yayyy I super hope you enjoyed that!! If you want to find out more about Natalie feel feel to check her at the places linked belowwww. 

If you ever want to collab I would love to!! Just email me at Comment down below your answer to any of the questions! Also, I would love to know if you want more creator spotlights!! I love doing them but I want to put out content that you guys actually enjoy. :)