Looking at the Suicide Girls day after day I really want a tattoo… My memorial one would be nice.
It is hard to be a fat girl. No matter how much you tell yourself how sexy, talented, amazing, worthy, fabulous, and genius you are, there is a pretty serious backlash that you are facing – on a minute by minute basis. And, I’ll tell you, I consider myself pretty tough and persistently body positive, but it is not easy to be kick-ass all the time. Especially when someone tells you point blank to your face that you are fat and you need to lose weight or you will… (insert really scary reason here – usually culminating in the fact that you will be fat, alone, and unlovable until you lose some weight).
And I absolutely guarantee that inside every phenomenal kick-ass fat positive role model is the tiniest inkling of doubt and fear, and every once and a while, when you are feeling a little vulnerable, even the toughest, most awesome girl can be tripped up, even if they refuse to admit it. I’ll even go out on a limb and say that I believe this so wholeheartedly – anyone who tells you otherwise is lying. This is not to say that we should just succumb to the cultural standards and get all weak in our knees when someone calls us fat – we will keep fighting and loving ourselves no matter what and becoming role models for other women to follow in our example, BUT there has to be some room for honesty in the equation. And honestly? It is not always easy to be a Body Image Warrior.
Vest appreciate post.
men should really wear vests more, they are soooo damn sexy
I kind of wanna put Aoi in that bottom right one
I have the black one but kinda want them all.
MAGNUS BANE AND WOOLSEY SCOTT ANYONE.
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Friday night, Saturday, Saturday night, Sunday…yup! I shall take them all! -Yanase
Reblogging for anqaa, who would look HOT in these.
"The reality is that fat people are often supported in hating their bodies, in starving themselves, in engaging in unsafe exercise, and in seeking out weight loss by any means necessary. A thin person who does these things is considered mentally ill. A fat person who does these things is redeemed by them. This is why our culture has no concept of a fat person who also has an eating disorder. If you’re fat, it’s not an eating disorder — it’s a lifestyle change."
Lesley Kinzel (via curvesahead)
I will always reblog this because it is so so important.
I just want to nail this to every stable surface I can find. I cannot count the amount of times that I’ve seen fat folks being encouraged, cajoled, and even forced into behaviors that would be recognized as disordered eating/exercising patterns in thin folks.
Pretty much everything that’s done on shows like The Biggest Loser would be called out as pro-ana/pro-orthorexia in a thin person. Exercising past the point that it hurts, to the point where you’re throwing up, even injuring yourself? Berating yourself because you didn’t lose ENOUGH weight this week? Constantly talking about how fat is weakness and thinness will make everything better, about how you can’t stand to be your current weight anymore? Emphasis on weight as a sign of how much control, strength, and worth you have? Viewing food as bad, as a temptation to sin? Constant sharing and talking about tips on how to minimize food intake, how to lose weight?
That sounds exactly like every pro-ana/pro-mia blog I’ve ever seen. It’s also what fat people are told we need to be doing to ourselves until we’re thin.
^This. this. this. this this this.
Yes. Yes yes yes yes yes.
Then we wonder why so many people give up when they can’t adhere to the disordered regime.
We need to be promoting and encouraging a lifestyle abundant in healthy food and fun, functional movement rather than deprivation.
Love Lesley so much.
Because as a plus sized lovely lady I get this shit all the time & I’m tired.
(Source: xojane.com, via tangledaxon)
Buster: I never thought I’d miss a hand so much.
Out on a Limb - 2x11
Em was planning on letting Arrested Westeros sit while she was in Morocco, but then I got a very excited e-mail that started with
…We have been waiting for this scene for two goddamn years
A new, working dishwasher. I’ve never been so excited for an appliance before.
@Tenkerr… This is me and you!
Hearts live by being wounded. -Oscar Wilde
Happy Valentine’s Day!
You know, the condom is the glass slipper of our generation. You slip it on when you meet a stranger. You dance all night, then you throw it away. -Marla Singer
Naught Mr Cubitt… Naughty.