My heart screamed, bled and died upon seeing this. I can't imagine books have just become a prop to many fashion shows and many fashion campaigns like this one.
I'm suspicious that the idea behind this was even a good one. I'm all for read-more-books awareness but not at the cost of disrespecting them. This is how a vet must feel every time he/she gets a beaten, discarded puppy: devastated.
This picture from @charleskeithofficial 's latest collection. Although I love this brand and am a frequent customer of this like many other people, I just can't bring myself to accept the blatant truth depicted by this picture - that we would do anything for booming statistics, be it the ratings, the bank balance. Only because I don't want to one of "them". This needs to change. This is not how we are supposed to "work" and "progress". It's just a picture to most but it's not just a PICTURE. Because not only is it breaking hearts of all the bookworms but it is teaching our generation and next to come to be disrespectful towards books and every thing that relays information, knowledge and wisdom.
This isn't to say that there's something wrong with the brands or the designers behind them because I'm choosing to believe that they, just like us, are humans and are capable of making mistakes; and it is not they that are faulty but rather their approaches.
Swipe right to see the not-so-heartbreaking-rather-heart-soaring-picture by @charleskeithofficial - MeeshaSlays
Okay now #instagram needs to allow us to have cover photos on our business accounts because one, that would be so cool and two, it wouldn't make me post it as a POST here.
Anyway, here are a few changes that I have made to #MeeshaSlays with the help of, of course, the STARBOY! ⭐️🙅🏻♂️
Let me know what you think! Cheers 💋
I feel the need, tonight, to repost with the original caption. Please, please read it- A poem dedicated:
I see so many people
Wanting to show how hard they've worked
Just to feel sexy
And so many people
Who don't even know what to do
Just to feel noticed.
But my God
You were already worth it.
Add your colors to these fields of green.
"You would never be enough to those who only seek perfection, for they zoom in your flaws and put them under your microscope every single second.
You would remain as a disappoinment to those who have got high expectations on you. It is funny that as much as they expect you to do higher than the best, they hope you to fail too, for them to be able to boost their ego and blame you for not reaching up to their expectation.
I used to search for anyone who would take me the way I am, but I have stopped that journey. Every one of us craves for connection, and because of that, I took a de-tour. I let my passion to be the bridge between me and the connection. My gratitude towards the de-tour journey, that I found writing.
Ink by ink, letters by letters, words by words, the bridge is being build. Sometimes one line at a time, one haiku at a time, one quote at a time. And many times, it is one poetry at a time." -L-
We are happy to announce that on the third, fourth and fifth of May, author, coach and media entrepreneur Brian Gruber will facilitate writing workshops at The Content Castle. Each day will focus on a different subject on the art of storytelling.
May 3rd: Telling Stories: The Art of the Interview
May 4th: How to Tell Your Life Story
May 5th: Leveraging Web Tools to Tell Your Story
Do you want to effectively tell the stories banging around your head? Eager to know how you will distribute your finished product? Stop on by for Brian’s informative sessions on mastering the storytelling process!
Find out more details on each session via the link in our bio!