As someone who takes candid pictures for a living, it is amazing to see the amount of people who are camera shy in this world. The majority who spy me with my long lens or decline my request to be photographed and give their name are women.
I find this very unappealing. I understand if you don’t want to open you heart and life up to me so I can write it all down and display it to the community on the front page of the town’s local paper.
But what’s a picture?
What’s a picture of you and your child having fun at the Strawberry Festival?
What’s a picture of you and your friends cheering at a football game?
What’s a picture of you at a socialite event in your formal best?
It really makes me sad. Sure, us women don’t always look dolled up. But just because we look natural, organic, doesn’t mean we should live in shame. Don’t ever be ashamed of your appearance.
Pictures, videos- they capture a moment in time. They’re immortal. And you are immortal in that space.
Dove’s newest campaign seeks to point that out. Sure the video is cute and playful. But it pinpoints a dark truth: When did you stop thinking you were beautiful?
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A new report for the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization pinpoints Mexico as the world’s fattest developed nation.
32.8% of Mexican adults are considered obese. This counts people aged 20 and older whose body mass index is 30 and above. The United States sits at 31.8 percent of American adults are considered obese.
“Household surveys from Bangladesh, Egypt, Ghana, India, Kenya, Malawi, Mexico, Mozambique and the Philippines  find that dietary diversity is strongly associated with household consumption expenditure,” according to the report.
When income correlates with nutrition, it causes a greater chance for malnutrition.
The report focuses largely on malnutrition in the world.
“26% of all children under the age of five are stunted and 31% suffer from vitamin A deficiency, while an estimated 1.4 billion people are overweight, of whom 500 million are obese,” according to the report.
It’s an indescribable urge.
My mouth waters. I begin to grind my teeth at the thought of chewing the succulent texture.
I’m not salivating over a fine steak or wishing I could have a bite of a sweet truffle. In fact, I’m not even in a kitchen, restaurant or sidewalk cafe. I’d be more likely to be in a floral shop, field of wild flowers or holding a bouquet.
It’s because this urge comes from a weird thought of mine. I have the desire to eat flowers. Particularly roses.
I actually have never eaten a flower. But every time I get flowers sent to me or am in a garden, the sacchariferous smell of the petaled-beauties transcends into a delicious flavor.
Until now, it has kind of scared me. There is an actual condition termed Pica that is characterized by an appetite for substances largely non-nutritive, such as clay, chalk, dirt, or sand.
But flowers, like vegetables, seem like they might not fit in that category.
On the constant prowl for unique recipes, these flower-infused bites are most definitely something I need to try.
The recipes include tempura banana flowers, candied rose truffles and more accepted recipes like basil and mushrooms and artichoke bruschetta.
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