Photo courtesy of my mom from yesterday! She’s getting better at this picture taking thing 😂 on another note, I’ve always really loved holidays, but I’ve had mixed feelings lately. Of course I love the time spent with family and friends, but now it’s really hard for me to fully enjoy it because in the back of my mind I’m thinking about how millions of people are over indulging on food, especially animal products. On these days in particular the thought of the amount of meat on most dinner tables really gets to me. I just don’t get how we can celebrate something or the life of someone while also participating in a massacre. On top of that we have so many starving people on this planet and here we are making these huge meals and most likely wasting a good amount of it. My family has always been about holiday traditions and I love when we can all get together and enjoy each others company, but how we celebrate it is just causing more damage to our already dying planet. What do you guys think?
I licked it so it’s mine 😛 Happy anniversary babe! You’re my best friend, my love, my other half, my partner in crime and I wouldn’t have it any other way. So excited for many, many more years of great times with you right by my side 🧡 @mav3lic
We took a picture to show the beauty of the world but instead it brought the ugly out of people. The amount of uproar we’ve received from this photo is mind blowing. Insults, endless hate mail and even death threats. Is cyber bullying the way to go about making the world a better place?
When we did this shoot we were so careful to not harm the poppies. We stayed on the trail, and yes I’ll admit that where I was laying had obviously already been laid on, but it was attached to the trail and there was no poppies directly underneath me. My boyfriend really did photoshop more poppies around me to make it seem like I was really in there. I recall even when we were doing the shoot I was struggling because I didn’t want to fully lean on them so I was holding myself up the whole time. To my knowledge I myself wasn’t doing any additional damage to the area.
If any of these people sending me hate mail followed me previously they would know I’m always posting about things we can do to help the environment and the planet. I eat a plant based diet, recycle literally everything, try my best to not use single use plastics, even carry cutlery and a metal straw with me everywhere. I’m really all about it so I definitely understand where these people are coming from, but for them trying to spread such a positive message for most of them it’s coming from such a hateful, cynical place and it’s definitely not the answer.
Moral of the story, people make mistakes.
If you plan on visiting the super bloom, stay on the trail. Don’t post pictures anywhere near the poppies or you’re going to get ATTACKED by these angry people who are apparently environmentalists all of a sudden.
For those of you doing the attacking and telling me to delete this picture so other people don’t see it and do the same, this was posted weeks ago. No one was even looking at it anymore until YOU guys brought more attention to it. It has gotten hundreds of more likes and I have gotten more followers from all of your comments and engagement on my page. So, is what you’re doing having the outcome you think it does? I don’t think so.
I was a little reluctant on posting this one because I don’t look as skinny or fit as I like to, but then I thought FUCK IT. I’m not perfect, nobody is. We’re all going to have those self conscious days and that’s okay! Embrace that shit and love yourself anyway 💙