Re: your "rule about naked people" -- How about people who take nude photos of themselves not be stupid and use storage devices that can be hacked, like cloud storage (or take any risks close to that)? Just HOW much personal responsibility does your generation need to shed before you get it through your thick skulls that it only costs $20 for a decent external hard drive these days? :|
"The lock on your diary wasn’t very good, so it’s your fault I read your diary."
“Potter has done too much for me for me to ever want to shit all over it. I’m never going to say: ‘Don’t ask me questions about that’. I remember reading an interview with Robert Smith from The Cure. Somebody said to him: ‘Why do you still wear all that makeup, don’t you feel a bit past it?’ And he said: ‘There are still 14-year-olds coming to see The Cure for the first time, dressed like that. I’d never want to make them feel silly.’ It’s a similar thing with Potter. People are still discovering those books and films. It would be awful for them to find out the people involved had turned their backs on it. Though sometimes, people do come up and say ‘I loved you in The Woman in Black,’ which is really sweet. That’s them knowing that it matters to me that I’ve done other stuff.”—Daniel Radcliffe for London Magazine (x)
hauntingswithbrandy said: PLEASE TELL ME MORE ABOUT THE VIOLET ONE OH MY GOD SORRY FOR YELLING I JUST LOVE IT A LOT AND KNOW WE ARE SIMILARLY SIZED AND IT’S SO BEAUTIFUL!!!!!
Deep breath darlin’! If you look closely, that one is printed with unicorns. I can’t live my life without a unicorn dress.
I’ve ordered them from Modcloth today, I’ll probably get them in about a week or so. I’ll definitely get a pic taken so I can post it when I get it. But it’s a Folter brand I think, and I know the 4X fits me in that brand, cos my Spooky Cats dress is a Folter dress.
the united states of america is fucking horrific and repulsive and people have every right to shit talk it but leave fat people out of it and stop acting like having fat people makes the usa a bad place, when you could focus on idk literally everything else
Talking about my fitness, exercise, nutrition, and my own body journey doesn’t magically imply in any way shape or form that there is anything wrong with fat, with eating what you want, and living however you damn well please. There is not a single should in that entire post and talking about diet/weight loss/whatever does not instantly equate to fat shame.
Seriously, sit the fuck down.
Your post implies that there’s a correlation between loving yourself and weight loss, and it centers weight loss as the main way you are measuring your success with your lifestyle changes. It is awesome that your were able to make positive changes to your diet/lifestyle; however, weight loss is not and SHOULD NOT be the primary indicator of health and happiness.
I understand that your post was just trying to talk about your personal experience, but your narrative was very similar to the one used by the weight loss industry and fat shaming in general. Your post makes weight loss the focus by saying, “I started out at x weight, now I’m at y weight,” and then going on to declare in bold text, “I lost 35 pounds by learning to love and take care of my body.” What does that say to people who are working on loving and taking care of their bodies but are NOT losing weight?
The before and after pictures also send the message that adopting healthier habits = weight loss, and that being skinnier means being happier. But the fact is, thinness is not the same as health, and there is no way to tell how healthy a person is just by looking at them. Showing “before and after” pictures is a technique used by pretty much every company in the weight loss industry, whether they are selling gym memberships or dangerous diet drugs. I could show you before and after pictures of when I lost around 35 lbs. - I was thinner and “healthier looking” by some people’s standards. You know how I lost the weight? Bulimia. I weigh 60 lbs. more than I did then, but I’m a lot healthier now.
You have chosen to be an educator and put yourself out there in widely used public forums like tumblr and Youtube. You may have only been trying to talk about your experiences, but people are going to look to you for advice. They are going to take your success stories as suggestions for how they can improve their own lives. If telling your story perpetuates the same messages as our fat-shaming culture, you are doing a disservice to your audience. And when that happens, we are not going to “sit the fuck down.”
All of this commentary.
Fuck you, Laci Green, for perpetuating the same bullshit we deal with every day.
And this is why her fat shaming video didn’t mean shit to me.
Oh everyone fell all over that damn video like it was some amazing, special fat accepting piece of awesome… and I just shook my head.
Firstly - I am sick of videos of young, white, cis, able-bodied women with bodies that are easily considered “normal sized” with a WHOLE lot of privilege telling us to just love ourselves and everyone falling over themselves to say how awesome it is. How about we see some of the same reaction to very fat, older, trans, POC or PWD people who have been essentially banging on about the same subject for YEARS. Oh wait, they’re TOO fat, TOO “weird”, TOO old, whatever.
And now to see this crap coming from Ms Green just rubs salt into the wound.
There’s a lot to be learnt out there about privilege and diversity.
Oh Laci Green, thanks for nothing. Kiss my mega fat arse.