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Anonymous asked:

Do you feel that marketing your relationship on social media is creating a sense of inauthenticity that will be difficult to overcome now that the long distance angst & drama are no longer a part of your "story?"

kaeandlucy:

To be honest, we care very deeply for how we are “perceived” on the internet.  We’ve received letters from eight year olds, videos from four year olds saying “Chipotle” or “God Bless America”.  We recognize, in a very humble way, that our videos may have had an impact on someone - especially those LGBT teens, or long distance lovers and we take a teeny tiny amount of pride in that.

However, we don’t make videos to complete a “story”, stir the pot, or make the plot a bit thicker.  We don’t contrive a fake relationship to increase views or subscribers in any way.  Yes, our “story” as you describe it has changed and perhaps, now that we’re not a long distance couple, our popularity may begin to fade.  And so be it.  We don’t, and never have, made videos to be popular, famous, well known, rich.  

We started making videos to share with our friends and family… and each other - we were genuinely shocked when others starting watching and our channel remains that way.  We make videos that we want to show our children, end of story.   As long as we continue to make lives just slightly brighter and as long as we make our future children proud, then we’re all good.

luna-kelly:

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fatswaggin
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Found this in a bathroom at my college. A lot of guys had eating disorders in football and wrestling at my school and even in the rec league. I remember guys taking laxatives before weigh ins even.

Male eating disorder awareness ~

Wrestling is infamous for that kind of shit. It’s one of the reasons my brother left the sport— his coaches were ENCOURAGING him to engage in unsafe behavior.

I’ve seen a lot of it the other way round, especially in rugby, I know several men who were encouraged to go to unsafe measures to gain weight.

Yes. ^^^ The masculinization of eating disorders. I knew some wrestling guys back in high school - it became this competition as to who could lose then keep of their weight the best. The guys would have competitions to see who could go the longest without eating, and if you lost, of course, you were a “pussy”

Thankfully a suspension went on while they reviewed these practices that were of course encouraged by the coaches.

In polevaulting you have to do this and many track sports. We go to dangerous measures to lose weight such as putting on layers of clothes and sleeping in many sheets so we can sweat out weight. Running up and down the bus on the way to a meet.Constantly spitting to get rid of excess fluid.Not eating breakfast or lunch, cutting out fluids just so you can weigh less then what your pole holds. Its very dangerous and many coaches encourage it no matter the sport.

Demi Lovato: This picture makes me feel so many mixed emotions.. I remember the day I wore the dress in the very first picture. I remember asking for spanx to flatten my stomach because I use to feel so heavy and “fat”. Now looking at this picture, you can clearly see my hip bones. It makes me sad because I wasted so many years ashamed of my body when I could’ve been living the happy and healthy life I live today. It TRULY just goes to show you that your perceptions can lie to you. OR they can make you learn to enjoy life. Fortunately looking at the picture of myself in the red dress yesterday, I not only feel so grateful for the love and support I’ve had from fans, friends and family, but… I also feel.. beautiful. I’m so excited to live my life the way I deserve to and to the complete fullest. Thank you guys once again.. I’m so thankful for my Lovatics. I love you… And never forget that staying strong is worth it. 

(Source: demetrria)

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