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Anxiety is an emotion. You can say you are (currently) anxious with no claims to having a clinical anxiety disorder. Stress, anxiety, and nervousness are different emotions. I’m sure Kenna probably will claim to have clinical anxiety lol, but saying you are feeling anxious & need something to relieve it isn’t overdramatizing. Does anyone feel like moderation has gone up in Kenna’s comments, but interaction has gone down? I feel like I don’t see quite the same amount of “hate” comments, but she also rarely replies. Has this been a trend to clean up her image, or just a natural progression as her photos are very provocative?
She could really benefit from abandoning cliches and using any words like soul, love, galaxy, etc. and focus on creating vivid imagery regarding a feeling without actually using the word. Honestly, she just needs to read more actual poetry, not Tumblr poetry. Sticking to online amateurs and the likes of Rupi Kaur & friends aren't going to help you improve much, since their poetry is so minimalistic and reliant on cliches. It's going to sound samey.
I wish Kenna would actually dedicate herself to forensics or botany or whatever other aesthetic academics she's into, rather than just doing it for show. Those are REALLY cool fields of study, and if she actually got a degree, she could have something to do once being an influencer peters out. She could also have her dark academia fantasies of staying up late pouring over skeletons and leaves. Two birds, one stone.
I first only found the "Audacity of Hope" by Obama lol
But, I agree -- there's some song or internet quote or something that has very, very similar wording. Something like, "I had the gall/audacity/daring to live" -- kind of a weird use of the word? I can't quite put my finger on it.
https://soranews24.com/2014/01/28/beautiful-south-korean-reporter-ruins-her-face-with-plastic-surgery/ Is it this same woman? I feel really terrible -- I wish people could see how they look to the rest of us before it all.
Oh, damn, I actually feel really bad if I am contributing to her feeling ugly about herself. Serena is cute and I like her style (aesthetic and fashion.) She photoshops too much is all, but I really have no ill will towards her. When you photoshop your face to looking barely like yourself, you kind of open yourself up to criticism. If she always showed her real face and body with a few minor edits, I highly doubt she'd be on here in general. I hope she's taking care of herself, gains the confidence to embrace her natural features, and just stops reading this thread and just lets us gossip without letting it affect her, because as far as I've seen we're not really saying anything helpful, just gossiping lol (not that there's really anything wrong with that.) This doesn't seem like a Lunastelle situation, ya know, "Girl, read your own thread and get your own style jfc we're rooting for you" type situation to me.
I think Kenna could improve a lot in her poetry if she took a class with her University, or simply began to read more of the style she likes, rather than just criticizing the ones she doesn't.
She's allowed to have her own opinions -- even if she can't write for shit, she's allowed to not like a book as much as the rest of us who aren't directors and screen writers are allowed to dislike movies. But, posting a "this books sucks" post, and then her own very below average work right after...she's definitely putting her foot in her mouth.
weird outfit, but not going pretend i don't walk around my own house in some state of weird undress and be feeling myself. also, i'm not sure she was making a "social commentary" on swimsuit social context. i think she was just trying to say, "don't slut shame me for being in my underwear; this state of undress is socially acceptable and generally not seen as overtly sexual on instagram." if she's just feeling herself, fine. who cares? of course, we can make an assumption she's thirst-trapping for followers, but her caption leads me to think at least her outward intentions (what we have evidence for, and not what is speculation) is that she just wanted to show off something "cute" and goofy -- a lighthearted outfit for just feeling yourself and being silly.
however, 9/10 chance she's going to get in a stupid fight with someone in the comments and then take it down, because kenna.
Would her stopping going to the gym for just a few weeks have such a dramatic effect on her body? Or, is it possibly a change in editing? I feel like it's a lot to go from toned to much less toned in like...a few weeks, or has it been longer?