I knew instinctively that I was wrong for hiding my arms. It was uncomfortable and annoying and I wanted to feel the freedom of my skinny counterparts. I had a couple of tank tops as layering pieces and I started to open myself up to the idea of wearing them, and set a goal to be wearing them outside by the next year. I wasn’t sure exactly how, but I was going to do it. If you want to do things differently, you need only set your mind to it. If you’ve been spending your summers all bottled up under hoodies or wearing pants even though you would be way more comfortable in shorts, you can move past your fear and shame and start being more confident. Click here to read the whole article. (via Nine Steps to Be Ready to Wear Sleeveless Shirts or Shorts Next Summer)
— Bevin Branlandingham (via lostgal49)
Win a free photo shoot with gorgeous body positive pin-up photographers, Shameless Photography, by writing a love letter to your body! More info on their facebook page! Letters are due tomorrow Feb 5th!
Today is my day on the The Happy Healthy Lesbian telesummit! You can live stream an interview with me where I share baby steps to love your body and how my Femme identity helped me learn to love the body I’m in! It’s FREE, available for 48 hours and you have to sign up to get it!
Photo of Kris Ford!
NEW BLOG POST about getting street harassed! My Body’s Nobody’s Business But My Own
I love this story of empowerment!
So I just posted this to my facebook:
I don’t normally share this kind of content on my facebook and have always tried to hide where I live or find ways to minimize my body and stay quiet when I hear people fat shaming. Well not anymore. I am so done. I turned 23 today and had a revelation. If people don’t like how I feel, how I look or where I come from, fuck them. I can’t please everyone and if you’re gonna judge me, go right ahead. I’m just gonna keep living life and try my best to make the most out of what I have. If that means living with my parents in a trailer park and a good day consist of them not drinking or doing hard drugs, then so be it. This is my reality and I’m tired of being discriminated for it. This is me. I am a fat hot bitch living in a low class situation and I sometimes I feel good enough about myself to make these kinds of post and have these kinds of photos taken of me.
Photos taken by my lovely boyfriend!
Read this! Such a great article on being a good ally to all folks, with a salient example in body love activism!
July 5, 2012
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