We've heard you loud and clear - negative reputation is back. Remember that it's still against the rules to complain about being downvoted - if you think someone's mass-downvoting posts or otherwise abusing the reputation system, DM a mod and we will take care of it.
Kenna is so derivative that I would class her poetry with the stuff I’ve read from middle schoolers. It’s a cross between modern, easily consumable poets like Kaur you see on IG, and nursery rhymes/very popular “classic” poetry, with self-pity as the main theme. She probably think she’s not like Kaur because she uses extended metaphors or something.
Funny thing about her trying to look like poor Woolf is that her real nose actually looks a lot more like Virginia’s straight, long nose than the one she shops herself into having...also, When is she going to post a photo of her actually reading anything by her, since she’s a bookstagram now, I guess lol.
I’m not an expert in Woolf’s literature, but I find Kenna’s love of her ironic because 1) there is no way in hell she can read that with any ease — Woolf is not an easy writer, and jumping from Harry Potter to To The Lighthouse is not a breeze for reading comprehension 2) the desperate, clinging kind of vapidity displayed in Mrs Dalloway must feel horribly relatable to her, except she’s not a disenfranchised 1920s woman lol
I mean, I would wager the ones without the crazy editing are still pretty altered — the first one looks very altered to me, and the second is a Snapchat filter so I can’t really say anything on that lol
Starbucks is currently in a law suit where a store manager continuously dead named an employee, on purpose. Employee sued for discrimination. Starbucks is saying dead naming is NOT discrimination or harassment. It’ll set a standard that dead naming is acceptable in the work place.
Starbucks does not support the trans community. It’s virtue signaling people are lapping up.
I’m so glad she’s trying something new, even if it alienates her audience a little bit...I hope she does a light green / white / herbal theme. That would be pleasant & a little easier for her audience to swallow. Hopefully she is staying off PULL and the little break she took can reframe her outlook.
Low key worried she’s borrowing from Kenna’s current spring or precious rainbow aesthetic. I really hope she stays clear of that and gives us nothing to talk about lol.
I like the lace top + jeans combo, and I wear a lot of transparent lace, but...at LEAST cover your nipples. Less is more. I mean, even if she combined that look with an bomber jacket or something — it’s just not cute to be basically shirtless with a cheap top that looks like stockings tied around your neck. :/
I honestly feel really bad for her. I don’t think she’s a bad person, just a creatively reliant on someone. I want to see her stop using Kenna as a crutch and just be her own person...she’s not mean & rarely self-pitying, and I can’t bring myself to think of her anything less than just someone who really needs to get over the it own creative insecurity. I know Kenna fans can be rabid (they’ve been in MY DMs lmao), so I do imagine she gets some hate. She is actually sympathetic. I hope she starts her own way and breaks off from her reliance on Kenner’s.
I hope if she does publish any poetry she actually gets some real criticism, because her poetry is abysmal. I’m not a fan of Tumblr poetry (Rupi Kapur and friends), but her stuff is just...barely cohesive thoughts. Having a real book means real Criticism she can’t censor, hopefully.
Also, when she does, which one of us is going to take one for the team and leak...
so this probably is about her friends/sisters having partners and having a life outside of her interests...Kenna, go TALK to your friends about feeling left out instead of vague posting about them. I mean, I’m sorry if people feel like this, but honestly — you are not going to always be someone’s number one priority. That space is usually reserved for a romantic partner. If you can’t let your friend be infatuated and in love without being jealous...you’re not really a good friend (& if you ditch your friends for your partner, you’re not a good friend either.) But, it’s extremely selfish to assume that someone has to always keep you as a priority over every person in their life, especially if you are fully aware that person will likely get a romantic partner. I mean, for the commenter, it’s fine to feel that way (jealousy is natural and normal as long as you don’t let it make you be a dick!) — I don’t shade them. I shade Kenna because she is doing this in the full view of someone who has opened their home to her, and to a woman who has dropped everything multiple times to spend time with her. After she left these people for months. And claims they are NOT her priority (but expects them to treat her so.) That’s just mean.
Kenna is expecting people to drop everything and focus on her, but she does not give that same attention to anyone else...not surprised...
also, back to this post: do she give too much while not having anyone she is dedicated to? It’s like she wants to both be the sad, overcommitted friend and emotionally distant at the same time
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.