Happy international women's day to all you strong badasses.
Today I want to recognize trans women who were shunned by society and fear for their lives, women of color who make all the trendy fast fashion clothes and are paid unfair wages and work in dangerous environments so that other women can look fashionable, WOC who are told we cant wear our natural hair to work by our male bosses because it's "unprofessional", moms, single moms, working moms, Women is invisible illness who are doing their best, Women who continue to push for their rights all over the world. Let's not make this a superficial holiday where we bathe in privilege let's raise awareness, let's find grassroot organizations that are doing good work and donate, volunteer or bring awareness to them.
I also want to recognize my partner who continues to uplift me every single day and continues to support me and my dreams and when people bring me down tells me to show them that I am the "QUEEN
Bitch" 😂😂❤❤. We need more allies like him.
Tshirt is organic and fair trade from @sheeyaka.
Decolonize your mind — and yep, I’m speaking to you fellow white folks — and relearn the “history” you’ve been taught in school. The @haymarketbooks sale link in my bio is a good place to start.
via HMB on Facebook: “ #BlackHistoryMonth is not only a celebration of the rich history of Black life, politics, culture, and struggle. It is also a reminder to engage every day with that history as we work to build a strong anti-racist resistance movement.”
#Books #DecolonizeYourMind #BlackLivesMatter #Read #IntersectionalOrGTFO
Representation in fiction can be a transformative experience. We infuse the stories we find of people like us with lots of additional meaning because it’s so rare and precious to see someone like us in fiction. But that also means we can be extra disappointed when those stories — or their authors — don’t live up to our ideals. ⠀
When we have good representation in media, when thin bodies stop being the silent default, each work can then stand on its own, without being the One True Representation of marginalized folks’ lived experiences. Fat bodies could just be bodies, appearing without comment just like thin bodies, without the weight of representing us all with every appearance. But we have a long way to go to close that gap.⠀
Today, I’m talking with one of the authors who’s increasing the representation of plus-size women in romance novels, author Amity Lassiter. One of Amity’s works will appear in the Body Love Box later this year (yay!). Take a look here or at the link in bio: http://bit.ly/romance-at-every-size⠀
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An advertisement for Amy Schumer's clothing line just showed up on my IG feed and I feel like I need to go in on this... Maybe it's a stretch but join me on my journey, if you will.
This line is the whole entire ebodiment of lazy white feminism. Like, just because it shows up and has a fancy label by someone who's supposed to carry some sway, people should think it's worth something and that it should have a seat at the Sax 5th table
Becky didn't even work for this. Just because you're a famous woman doesn't mean you're qualified to put clothes on people's bodies that you put a half ass effort into. And the nerve to say they are for people "from all walks of life" when a pair of sweatpants IDENTICAL to the ones I had in 1992 cost $180, I mean.... That's just ignorant. AS fans aren't of the ilk to pay that kind of money for ugly t-shirts and sweats. It's ridiculously out of touch to think these rags are for everyday people. And they look like they just rolled out of bed. This is supposed to be considered fashion Na, try harder. That's not fashion and white lady feminism isn't worth shit unless it's intersectional. You don't get to show up to a march once a year in a pink hat and feel good about yourself for the rest of the year. That's the dad t-shirt and sweatpants of feminism. And for all the GODS sakes, don't wear that shirt with white pointy toed booties. 😖🤮Ugh. Rant over. #intersectionalorgtfo #intersectionalfeminism #whitefeministsbelike #sweatpantsfeminism #lazyfeminist #speakout #showup #expensivesweatpantsarefuckingstupid
Eat the cupcake.⠀
"Diet culture is the voice in your head that tells you not to eat that cookie with an urgency that feels life-threatening. It’s the reason you shared that piece of cheesecake with not one, but four of your closest friends—and why you guys still left the last bite. ⠀
It’s why grown women lie on the fitting room floor with bloodied finger tips attempting to zip up a pair of jeans. ⠀
Diet culture is the reason weight loss is at the top of everyone’s New Year’s resolutions lists. Everyone hates dieting, but we still feel this thrill when we eat a carrot or get our dressing on the side. And even though we pay our bills, own cars, hold jobs, have children, and manage relationships, every day we allow diet culture to treat us like we’re five-year-olds who can’t make decisions about when or how much to eat. ⠀
That thrill is no accident. That shame is no accident. We’ve learned to feel these things through a sophisticated system of rewards and punishments. Some call it oppression. ⠀
Some call it conditioning. Some might even call it Stockholm Syndrome. Let’s just call it bullshit for short. And that’s really where my problem resides: that bullshit begets bullshit. That’s what diet culture is and always will be. ⠀
Diet culture is bigger than any one individual diet or dieter; it pervades almost every facet of our lives. I urge you to try and imagine going one single, solitary day without hearing someone talk about weight loss or calories or fucking gluten. Can you do it I can’t. And I live in a feminist bubble in the middle of San Francisco! ⠀
That’s how you know something is a culture—when it’s unavoidable and you’ve stopped knowing or even caring about why there are rules, but you follow them anyway." » Virgie Tovar ⠀
#bodieslikemountains » #weightneutral » #bodyneutral » #dietindustrydropout » #bodytrust » #bodylove » #bodyacceptance » #fatliberation » #fatticorn » #takingupspace » #intersectionalorgtfo » #allbodiesareworthy » #bigandblunt » #curvyblogger » #boldncurvy » #stylehasnosize » #radicalselflove » #fittothrive » #fatvanity » #wewearwhatwewant
If you can help Stacey Abrams our today please do! It’s not over yet and every vote counts!!!
We will fight for every vote, and we need your help to get it done:
1⃣ Amplify our message on social media.
2⃣ Donate to support our Voter Protection operation and legal team: bit.ly/count-every-vote (Link in bio)
3⃣ Volunteer to make phone calls and ensure every ballot is counted: bit.ly/protect-voters
In Georgia, head to a field office near you: bit.ly/field-offices #gapol #staceyabrams
I got my trapper keeper propped on my desk blocking my paper, do your own work 🤘🏼⚡️✌🏼
In my search of wtf is wrong with white women.... Meanwhile black women 95% strong.
History of Woman Suffrage, written by Antony, Stanton, and Matilda Joslyn Gage (who was overall better than the other two, but sadly participated in this feature), Antony wrote, “An oligarchy of wealth, where the rich govern the poor ; an oligarchy of learning, where the educated govern the ignorant ; or even an oligarchy of race, where the Saxon rules the African, might be endured ; but surely this oligarchy of sex, which makes the men of every household sovereigns, masters ; the women subjects, slaves ; carrying dissension, rebellion into every home of the Nation, can not be endured.”
thank you @leslimac23
Every time that I walk past this handpainted jacket I find myself feeling grateful to the women honored on it and inspired by the meaning that @mrssupawoman2u puts in all of her work. If you’re not following @glazedcreations yet, go change that now. And by the by, this jacket is a small and it’s ready to ship or send her a message and Chenae will paint a jacket of any size for you.
Hello, just a small announcement that I stand with and support trans people. Today, at the suggestion of a trans friend, I donated to @translifeline . If you can, consider donating to a cause that supports tans and non-binary people. Or ask those people in your life how you can support them. 💙💖💟💖💙
One of the most powerful aspects of boudoir photography is the journey I’ve been privileged to experience in my own relationship with my body. As you know, I’m a firm advocate for body acceptance and positivity, but we all have areas in our own lives that are easy to leave unexamined.
When Chrystal at Curvy Girl Lingerie asked me to review the Womanizer Plus, I accepted with delight. And then proceeded to procrastinate about it for quite a while. Talking about sex is sensitive. It’s delicate. It can be awkward. It took me quite a while to write.
Here’s my vulnerably complete review of the Womanizer. I hope it’s helpful for you, too. (And you can get 25% off with code Curvy25!): https://buff.ly/2NK61yf ◇─◇──◇────« »────◇──◇─◇ #bodieslikeoceans » #bodieslikemountains » #weightneutral » #bodyneutral » #dietindustrydropout » #bodytrust » #bodylove » #bodyacceptance » #fatliberation » #fatticorn » #takingupspace » #intersectionalorgtfo » #allbodiesareworthy » #bigandblunt
"I think mainstream body positivity simply is lacking true fat acceptance. They want 'all bodies are good bodies' to have an addendum saying 'as long as they look healthy and are packaged in a way that's easy to swallow.' Case in point: I had a paid Smart Glamour ad go up on a plus site's Instagram of our [size 5X] model Linni in the Arianna dress, and all the followers/readers of this page that are always crying out for accurate representation came out of the woodwork to police her body. It was so saddening and enraging to me.
Bodies don't all look like perfectly airbrushed fashion images — and accurate representation doesn't just mean a larger version of the same airbrushed hourglass Eurocentric 'ideal.' Not everyone has perky breasts, no cellulite, clear skin, etc., and if you aren't OK with seeing those things, you aren't actually asking for accurate representation." » Mallorie Dunn, owner and designer of size inclusive brand Smart Glamour @smartglamour ◇─◇──◇────« »────◇──◇─◇ #bodieslikeoceans » #bodieslikemountains » #weightneutral » #bodyneutral » #dietindustrydropout » #bodytrust » #bodylove » #bodyacceptance » #fatliberation » #fatticorn » #takingupspace » #intersectionalorgtfo » #allbodiesareworthy » #bigandblunt
You’ve heard me saying how little attention I was paying recently to my self care. When I dug under the surface there were clear reasons I was doing this to myself.
If you haven’t been paying attention to your self care, why is that There is no judgement in this question, only an earnest hope that you’ll discover some hidden treasure that will allow you to let go of that which has been hurting you.
And sometimes the things that stand between ourselves and the depth of self care we really need are very real and beyond our control. Even so, we can still try to give ourselves the best care that we are able within the restraints or limitations placed upon us from outside. It may not be the true depth of what we need, but we can still find ways to attend to ourselves. In fact we must. We must. The world we want the children and grandchildren to inherit must have a legacy of self care woven in to it. I believe HOW we build will ultimately end up being WHAT we build. So please, take as good a care of yourself as you are able. You can be both striving to be a better human for a better world and hold your own heart in tender hands.