“It remains a radical act to be fat and happy in America. Being publicly fat and happy is hard; being publicly, shamelessly, unshakably fat and happy is an act of both will and bravery.”
— Melissa McEwan

(via lifeisallaboutbeauty)

(via queercollective)

When you say your a feminist…I hope you really know what that means. It means standing up for women of color.

Standing by black women who must deal with being referred to as welfare queens or ratchet.

Being a feminist is standing beside immigrant women who deal with wage theft, unsafe working conditions, and being referred to as leaving anchor babies in America.

It means standing beside Native American women who face domestic violence and rape at unprecedented rates.

It means standing beside Muslim women who choose to live out their faith and face Islamaphobia, sexism and ignorance constantly.

It means standing beside Asian women who have been misrepresented in the media to be thought of as only submissive and quiet.

Please recognize that feminism impacts the lives of every single one of these groups…but we are all women

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Pedicure chair #selfie. Now with contact lenses!

Pedicure chair #selfie. Now with contact lenses!

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themidwifeisin:

Buy these posters and find more from the amazing Repeal Hyde Art Project!

They are so amazing and speak so many truths - when I have my own clinic I’m going to put all of them up on the walls.  So beautiful!

(via datagoddess)

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popca:

chubbycartwheels:

adelioyo:

Speaker Minds performs a energetic funky hip hop set on the bricks of Pioneer Square for the Portland Roots Festival 08.10.14

My braids are looking fresh! 

Photos by Kel Adel (my 11 yr old!)

Yaaaas!!

this person looks so happy and awesome and beautiful!

(via navigatethestream)

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jackieinct:

Expose: Shedding Light on Collective Beauty by Laura K Photography

Found these pictures through The Militant Baker’s website. Through each picture you can see women as they actually are and every single one of them is beautiful. 

(Source: jackievinct, via chubby-bunnies)

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thundercuntxxx:

Portland’s fatbulous dance party is raising $$ for PudgePDX's CALENDAR!!!
https://www.facebook.com/events/762727177084061/
Y’know, the one where this happened:

thundercuntxxx:

Portland’s fatbulous dance party is raising $$ for PudgePDX's CALENDAR!!!

https://www.facebook.com/events/762727177084061/

Y’know, the one where this happened:

PudgePDX Metal Babes Shoot

PudgePDX Metal Babes Shoot

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barefootdramaturg:

This is the correct face to make when being told you’re a heinous bitch.

(Source: dianekrugers, via coeurensabot)

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Glosswatch, Almost Famous, real women, and the normalisation of self-hate. (via nextyearsgirl)

(via chubby-bunnies)

If you are female, expressing hatred for your own body is not just acceptable, it’s practically de rigeur. Failure to indulge in the requisite amount of self-flagellation – my thighs! my skin! my face! – isn’t just negligent, it’s unfeminine. Self-hatred is fundamental to how femininity is constructed, more fundamental than any of the more obvious external symbols (dress, make-up, shoes). What matters is not that you are beautiful, but you know your place in the beauty hierarchy (and since every woman ages, every woman’s place will eventually be somewhere at the bottom).

Young women are encouraged to bond over their dislike of excess body hair, surplus flesh and “uneven” skin. They are meant to do so in a jovial way, egged on by perky adverts informing them what “real women” do: worry about having underarms beautiful enough for a sleeveless top, celebrate curves with apologetic booty shakes and cackle ruefully over miserable Sex-and-the-City-style lunches of Ryvita and Dulcolax. It’s a gendered ritual; men get football and booze, women get control pants and detoxes. We are supposed, of course, to be grateful. Hey, you don’t have to be perfect! Just know you’re not perfect and act accordingly, with the appropriate levels of guilt and shame!

Fairy tale after fairy tale tells us that what matters is being beautiful “on the inside” but what does that really mean? It means submission, obedience and the suppression of one’s own desires. Don’t be haughty and proud. Clean the hearth. Kiss the frog. Love the beast. Suck it up when you’re replaced by a younger model. Sure, you may look fine, but you mustn’t feel fine. You mustn’t be vain. You mustn’t be angry. All fury and pain must be turned back on itself. That way you’ll be a real princess: silent, fragile and never threatening to challenge the status quo.

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