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 fact 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."
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"We used to think that life is a fairytale: full of magic, exciting, vivid! But that was a long time ago… Now we know that there’s more to life than just “happily ever after… "
"Somewhere in your heart try to find a place for me, somewhere in your heart I won’t care where it would be. One little corner might not mean so much to you, but one little corner is all I ask of you. "
Skyrockets and Star Dust - Midnightview
If you’ll be my star
I’ll be your sky
You could hide underneath me
And come out at night
When I turn jet black
And you show off your light
I live to let you shine
I live to let you shine
You can skyrocket away from me
And never come back if you find another galaxy
Far from here, with more room to fly
Just leave me your stardust to remember you by
Stardust to remember you by
"The saddest kind of sad is the sad that tries not to be sad. You know, when sad tries to bite it’s lip and not cry and smile and go, “No, I’m happy for you?” That’s when it’s really sad. "
"God knows I didn’t mean to fall in love with her. "
“Start on January 1st with an empty jar. Throughout the year write the good things that happened to you on little pieces of paper. On December 31st, open the jar and read all the amazing things that happened to you that year.”
I’m reblogging this again, to remind people that reblogged this earlier in the year with the “I’M GOING TO DO THIS” comments. Now, here it is. I’m reminding you. You said you would do this. Now join me and start this Tuesday.
I genuinely love this idea. I am going to do this. I will post pictures of my jar and everything.
oh wow this is a beautiful idea
i’m doing this
Reblogging to remind myself.