If you’re battling an eating disorder right now, I just want to say,
you fight, warrior.
way to go.
this is probably the hardest thing you’ve ever had to do. You are beating an illness that tells you to do the opposite of what you need for survival. DO YOU UNDERSTAND HOW AMAZING THAT IS? THAT’S LIKE GOING AGAINST A DISEASE THAT DOESN’T LET YOU BREATHE.
in short, you are one badass motherfucker.
that is all.
Soooo, I just ordered these four pieces and I’m super excited/nervous to receive them! Initially I was planning on just buying a matching top/bottom, but I couldn’t find any that I was REALLY in love with that I was confident would fit me on top and bottom.
The two tops I purchased are from Forever 21+ and were $12.80 a piece. If you’re familiar with plus size clothing/swim suits..you know that that is ridiculously cheap. Not only that, but I’ve seen these tops worn on numerous fat babes and they have almost all positive reviews, so I figured I would take a shot at em! I wasn’t positive of what size to purchase seeing as I have such a small bust, but I got a 1x in the mint and a 2x in the neon coral (as the 1x’s were all sold out).
The polka dot bottoms are actually what sparked my initial swimsuit search, and I was pleasantly surprised to find them on Target’s website. I’m still really disappointed with Target in terms of their plus size collection (online and most notably in store), but these were just adorable and I had to have them. I love the color combo, I love the polka dots, and overall just love the vintage-y feel to them. I purchased them in a 24W for $22.99 and since I have a RedCard - shipping was free!
The second pair of bottoms are from ASOS Curve in a size 22 for $13.17. I am a huge sucker for floral prints and this vintage color scheme/design instantly drew me in. I’m really praying to the fashion gods that ASOS’s notoriety for running large holds true for these. I had a hard time finding a top that I really liked to go with them, but I’m really hoping that the pastel neon peachy pink coral or maybe even the mint will pair nicely.
Anyway, I’ll be posting when I receive them and taking pictures in them *crossing fingers that they fit*, so stay tuned for that! In the meantime, I definitely recommend browsing the fatkini tag because it’s full of sooooo many awesome babes.
in 11th grade art we had to make mythical creatures with clay but i didn’t want to do that so i made a log and added a lil worm friend on top of it but my teacher got mad and said i had to make it mythical so i added a horn to it and made it a uniworm
this is why art classes in schools suck. That is a bloody amazing log. look at the texture, the colour. The worm is incredible and the teacher is unhappy because it was supposed to be mythical? Who the fuck cares? will the teacher have their pay docked if a student makes a logworm instead of a basilisk???
This furthers the argument that school is about following instructions, not learning. That really is a great sculpture, by the way.
Hold up just a second. I am an art student. One of my main concerns when I started was that I would have to make what they told me to, not what I wanted to. But look at it this way: making a mythical creature gives you a lot of freedom. A hell of a lot. It also teaches you anatomy, you have to think about how body parts work. It forces you to take known things(animals) and make them into something unknown. Making a mythical creature is a damn good assignment. If art teachers just said “here’s a medium, make something” no one would try anything new. With assignments with guidelines, rather than make good art they had always been making, they would discover they’re fucking boss at making mermaids. The uniworm is also fucking adorable. If you want to point out flaws in the school system, by all means do it. Just be accurate. Stop being so quick to criticize teachers who are doing their best.
"My body, my choice" only makes sense when someone else’s life isn’t at stake.
Fun fact: If my younger sister was in a car accident and desperately needed a blood transfusion to live, and I was the only person on Earth who could donate blood to save her, and even though donating blood is a relatively easy, safe, and quick procedure no one can force me to give blood. Yes, even to save the life of a fully grown person, it would be ILLEGAL to FORCE me to donate blood if I didn’t want to.
See, we have this concept called “bodily autonomy.” It’s this….cultural notion that a person’s control over their own body is above all important and must not be infringed upon.
Like, we can’t even take LIFE SAVING organs from CORPSES unless the person whose corpse it is gave consent before their death. Even corpses get bodily autonomy.
To tell people that they MUST sacrifice their bodily autonomy for 9 months against their will in an incredibly expensive, invasive, difficult process to save what YOU view as another human life (a debatable claim in the early stages of pregnancy when the VAST majority of abortions are performed) is desperately unethical. You can’t even ask people to sacrifice bodily autonomy to give up organs they aren’t using anymore after they have died.
You’re asking people who can become pregnant to accept less bodily autonomy than we grant to dead bodies.
reblogging for commentary
But, assuming the mother wasn’t raped, the choice to HAVE a baby and risk sacrificing their “bodily autonomy” is a choice that the mother made. YOu don’t have to have sex with someone. Cases of rape aside, it isn’t ethical to say abortion is justified. The unborn baby has rights, too.
First point: Bodily autonomy can be preserved, even if another life is dependent on it. See again the example about the blood donation.
And here’s another point: When you say that “rape is the exception” you betray something FUNDAMENTALLY BROKEN about your own argument.
Because a fetus produced from sexual assault is biologically NO DIFFERENT than a fetus produced from consensual sex. No difference at all.
If one is alive, so is the other. If one is a person, so is the other. If one has a soul, then so does the other. If one is a little blessing that happened for a reason and must be protected, then so is the other.
When you say that “Rape is the exception” what you betray is this: It isn’t about a life. This isn’t about the little soul sitting inside some person’s womb, because if it was you wouldn’t care about HOW it got there, only that it is a little life that needs protecting.
When you say “rape is the exception” what you say is this: You are treating pregnancy as a punishment. You are PUNISHING people who have had CONSENSUAL SEX but don’t want to go through a pregnancy. People who DARED to have consensual sex without the goal of procreation in mind, and this is their “consequence.”
And that is gross.
This has been added to since I last saw it, so reblogging again.
Busted wide open.