Coffee Date with Luna: Flowers in the Garden

Hello everyone and welcome to another Coffee Date with Luna! 

We have not had a little chat for a long time now. How are you all doing? 

There was one of my posts called Embrace your Insecurities where I discussed my insecurities and body image issues with all of you and today I want to discuss the thing that has an impact on our insecurities which is the Instagram girl. 

For all of you that are on Instagram or are familiar with it, you already saw in your mind a certain picture of a girl when you read the words Instagram girl. It’s the perfect, polished girl with big boobs, small waist, huge ass, tiny legs, Kylie Jenner lips and perfect hair. And girls like that exist in real life, but these that we see on social media, for the most part, only exist on social media and no one would recognize them in real life. I know there’s an equivalent for this girl in the male world and I suppose it’s the rich guy who drives a fancy car and has a 6pack. Correct me if I am wrong.  

I am not going to discuss in depth the impact this has on men’s and women’s body issues and eating disorders but I just want to talk about the fact that we are trying to destroy the most natural thing we have in the world and that’s diversity. Why is everyone trying to look the same? 

Have you ever come across a person that has made an impact on the world and read something along the lines of “s(he) looked, talked, walked and thought just like everyone else”? The answer to that is no because trying to be a clone of pop culture is suffocating your creativity and bringing desperation to your life. 

There is so much beauty in diversity but we are trying our best to pretend it’s not there or we have just become blind to it from years of following imposed beauty standards. Everyone can agree that nature is beautiful, but it’s beautiful because of its diversity, colors etc. If every flower was trying to look like the other flower, we would have one flower and our garden would look boring. Why are we trying to look boring?! 

I understand that people go under the knife or have cosmetic procedures done because they are insecure. I thought about stuff like that and stuff I would like to change but then I stop and ask myself – Is it worth it? Maybe in a few years, I will change my mind about this but for now, my 24 years old brain is getting really tired of this clone culture that social media created. 

When I filmed my first Youtube video I noticed that my face was very asymmetrical but I thought it was because I was filming on my phone. Then I filmed my second Youtube video with my new camera and realized that my face indeed is asymmetrical. I was trying to determine if it was the lightning, the angle or something that made my face look like that and then I realized that in reality one of my eyes is a bit bigger than the order, one side of my lips is plumper than the other and one part of my jaw was a bit “chubbier” than the other. And that’s fucking okay. Instead of believing what social media is telling me I need to look like, I will rather listen to science that has confirmed human bodies are asymmetrical and that’s perfectly fine and NATURAL. 

With the world we live in, it’s very hard to just love yourself and be there for yourself when the media is trying to tell you that you look/sound/talk the wrong way and that you are eating the wrong things and that your body is not the way it should be. Even if some find it superficial, having an honest talk about body insecurities and how social media exacerbated them is necessary. I don’t want to dive into these types of topics because I didn’t research them yet, but with the development of social media, there was a rise in suicide and more teens were entering different mental health institutions. Is this what we want?  

Embracing yourself and the way you are different, gives your body, face and soul the dignity and respect the world has been trying to take away from it. Let’s just find the beauty in diversity again and go back to nature from which we came and to which we belong. Remember: no flower is the same in the garden. 

Sending love and positive vibes,
Luna 

Last Coffee Date: Recognize your patterns
Youtube videos: Luna’s channel
Latest Poem: Poem #343

Let’s activate Facebook

Hello guys!

Since starting my job as a community manager I realized it’s awful on my part that I don’t pay much attention to my social media such as Instagram, Facebook etc. I know I made a post asking you which is your favorite social media so that we can connect and I had the best intention of posting regularly which I didn’t do.

But now I am trying. I even created a little design for The Poetry Bar posts and I hope you will like it, you can see it below. You already know it that on FB we are called LUNA: https://www.facebook.com/luna.theblog/?ref=bookmarks

Make sure to check it out, show some support and tell me when I start getting lazy…again…

I became a community manager!

Hello everyone!

I told you that I’ll be explaining soon why I have been so much off the grid lately so here it is. Next to my job in Calzedonia I became a community manager for a coworking company in my hometown called Stir UP!

I am so excited about this job opportunity especially because it gives me the chance to work and explore the field of social media and digital marketing which I am currently studying. My co-workers are great and the space is beautiful and so inspiring. Anyways, enough talking, here are some pictures. Tell me what you all think!

Let’s connect

Hello everyone!

Lately I have been trying to stay active on my social media such as Instagram, Facebook and Twitter and let me just tell you that I suck at it. I am not a social media person but I am working on it because I know that social media can increase our blog stats and bring more people to The Poetry Bar and to your blogs!

I will put the links to all of the social media we have and I have a question for you. Which one do you prefer: Facebook, Instagram or Twitter?

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/luna.theblog/

luna.theblog Instagram:

https://www.instagram.com/luna.theblog/

Poetry Bar Instagram:

https://www.instagram.com/the.poetrybar/

Twitter:

https://twitter.com/LunaTheblog

 

The Poetry Bar

Hello world!

I want to start this post by saying THANK YOU! Your feedback on The Poetry Bar has been even more than I expected. You are absolutely amazing writers, you support each other and you are so full of love. I was so overwhelmed the other day when I posted again the rules of The Poetry Bar and more and more emails kept coming my way. Whenever I see an email sent to The Poetry Bar I get all giddy and happy.

Since you love The Poetry Bar so much and I love you so much I came up with another idea. I was really bored at work the other day and my mind was racing as always as I was going through Instagram. I saw some really hateful comments under a post on my explore page and got to thinking how there are so much people who use this amazing gift of social media to spread hate and negativity. I want us to use it for a good purpose and that is to share our community, reach more authors and spread positivity through our work.

If all of you are up for it I would love to create an Instagram page for The Poetry Bar. There I would publish the works you have sent my way, tag you, link you IG pages and blogs in the description of the photos and all of that good stuff so you would gain exposure, people would read your work and of course, we would attract more people to send in their work, become open to the world with their poetry. Also, if you like to take pictures, you can also send them in with a quote from your poem. If you don’t own an IG page, it doesn’t really make a difference because I would make sure to give all of the credit for your poem to you, link your blog, emphasize the copyrights etc.

Tell me if you like this idea in the comments so that I can get down to business.

To go over the requirements for The Poetry Bar again:

  1. Send in a poem
  2. Write a few words about yourself (so that people could get to know you)
  3. Put the link to your blog (so that people could come to your blog, read more of your works, follow you and it will help you gain some exposure)
  4. Put a link to your Instagram profile so that I could tag you when I publish your work on The Poetry Bar Instagram page

The email address is poetrybar1@gmail.com

Sending love and positive vibes,
Luna