vegan care

I was leaning over to reach into my backpack at the bus stop and when I stood back up, this sweet girl came up to me and said: “I’m sorry I don’t mean to bother you but I just had to tell you that you just made me feel so much better about my body. I saw you and I thought “wow she’s so beautiful and she seems so confident” and then I saw your stretch marks and thought “I didn’t realize that even someone as tiny as you can have stretch marks and that it’s normal and beautiful! Why don’t I have the same love for my body that has stretch marks too?” And she started to tear up and I just asked if I can hug her and we just sat there and I held her for a minute as she was fighting back tears. We exchanged numbers & IG’s and I just spoke from my heart and told her how important she is and body positive mantras and tips for self love that I live by that could maybe help her too.

even though she was telling me how much I was helping her, i don’t think she realizes just how much that meant to me too. I will remember this exchange/conection with that beautiful soul for the rest of my life

omnivore: actually vegans are the cruel ones because soybeans farming takes resources from poor countries and thats why i eat meat and won’t be vegan

reality: 85% of soy goes to animal feed, even if you ate nothing but soy you’d contribute less to this problem than you do by eating animals

omnivore: *does not change their behavior because they don’t actually care about poor people and were just looking for excuses to not change their behavior*

making fun of vegans/people who care about animals in general is just another form of boring edgy humor that i would hope most socially conscious minded people would renounce. if a vegan is being bigoted/an asshole then absolutely call them out on it but if you think its funny to mock someone expressing earnest compassion for the life of another sentient being then i truly do not understand you and think you are probably not a very good person.

Just saw some garbage written by people who are severely uninformed on honeybees. You can debate whether or not honey is vegan. I couldn’t care less! Just don’t say that beekeeping is harmful to bees. Also, don’t try to invalidate what honeybees do. I could write a novel on this, but I don’t have that kind of time. I’ve dedicated literally half of my life (a decade) to honeybees. I’m too tired from trying to save our planet to start up petty arguments with people on the internet. Hiding behind a screen gets you nowhere. Actions do. All I have to say is, don’t listen to the 14 year olds out here trying to sound like #intellectuals™ when they have done maybe three or four quick google searches. As someone who is legitimately informed on the subject, I can verify that they sound like dumbasses.

2/2/17

Good afternoon.

“Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.”

All I can think of when I read the above is that loving yourself gives you both. Invest your heart and time wisely and remember that self-care is not selfish.

Happy Thursday
Xx

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I’m like six years late to the fandom but here’s some terrible Valentines from everyone’s favorite Roman LARPers

send them to the profligates you least wish to kill

You know sometimes your body won´t be in the game even though your head will be. And that is okay because not all days can be ideal and perfect. So don´t feel frustrated when your mind is set to weight loss but your body craves chocolate or a big plate of pasta. Eat that damn food. Because your body knows what it needs. Eat it without regrets knowing that soon your body and mind will align again and that it is more than okay to nurture your body AND mind, too. Work on yourself but do not forget to enjoy life along the way.

Quickly becoming my favourite outfit 💪🍑
Today I planned on going to the gym, but my goal right now is to become healthy. And health is not always just what you lift or what you eat, it’s about your mindset, too.
I’m inspired by my own progress, but I so often compare myself to others: “she lost so much weight already”, “her biceps are so much bigger than mine”, “I wish I had legs like hers” - just stoooooopppp. Right now I’m trying to focus on myself and what I need to do in order to improve. And if that’s to take a step back and chill in my pyjamas, or to dedicate myself in the gym for an hour or two, or to take myself out for some retail therapy, then that is what I am going to do. 💕💕
Also, I will get round to doing all your promos, I promise. 💕💕💕💕💕