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hisblackdress:

Additional details and more fun looks can be found over at HisBlackDress.com, so check that out! The tights in this OOTD are courtesy Donaltellas.com; go check out their awesome range of plus size tights!

Just like in my last OOTD post, here’s another outfit put together around an awesome pair of tights, this time the candy heart print tights from Donatella’sOne thing I’m really digging about this outfit (besides the totally cute tights) is the X’s and O’s in the look via the belt, shoes, and sunglasses. It’s just a bit of a fun little thing to tie in with the heart print, mostly because I love you all. Keep rockin’! xoxo<3

CBC: Obesity research confirms long-term weight loss almost impossible | Living ~400lbs

The CBC has an article on what obesity research shows.

” After years of study, it’s becoming apparent that it’s nearly impossible to permanently lose weight.”

Young people of all sizes placed considerable emphasis on personal responsibility, and on the social, rather than health implications of being overweight. Young people with experience of obesity described severe, unrelenting, size-related abuse and isolation.

'It's on your conscience all the time': a systematic review of qualitative studies examining views on obesity among young people aged 12-18 years in the UK. (via scienceofeds)

It’s on your conscience all the time

Wow. This is the first time I’ve seen this sentiment repeated. It was the response of a teen (or pre-teen) to being asked what it meant to be fat. That the ‘obesity’ cult, by making fat a sin, makes you feel like someone who’s doing wrong. Just by being. It becomes a matter of conscience, just like if you’d wronged someone.

The pressure can be immense. I can’t stand the trivialization of this as just like ‘thin shaming’. No.

(via bumsquash)

lovethyfatness:

Click through for the full comic, by Stacy Bias. It’s rather brilliant, and poses a lot of good questions. For folks using screen readers, the full text can be found here, as a PDF.

lovethyfatness:

Click through for the full comic, by Stacy Bias. It’s rather brilliant, and poses a lot of good questions. For folks using screen readers, the full text can be found here, as a PDF.


Here’s a little secret: Anyone can be a model. You can be a model, too. Yes, you. We, all of us, decide who’s beautiful. We decide who to revere, who to raise up on a pedestal, who to lavish with admiration and desire. What if we decide that anyone can step up there and strut her stuff, be admired for exactly who she is? 
[…]
“I’m terrified,” she said. “But I’m ready.”
I’ll never forget the moment she lifted her dress over her head and stared the camera down, her body proud and her chin lifted high.
She was glorious. She was defiant. She stepped onto the pedestal and lit up as bright as any Venus. She stood tall and brazen in the frigid cold and posed her heart out for a perfect 15 seconds.
(via Sophie Spinell, founder of Shameless Photography, featuring model and body positive activist Denise Jolly)

Here’s a little secret: Anyone can be a model. You can be a model, too. Yes, you. We, all of us, decide who’s beautiful. We decide who to revere, who to raise up on a pedestal, who to lavish with admiration and desire. What if we decide that anyone can step up there and strut her stuff, be admired for exactly who she is? 

[…]

“I’m terrified,” she said. “But I’m ready.”

I’ll never forget the moment she lifted her dress over her head and stared the camera down, her body proud and her chin lifted high.

She was glorious. She was defiant. She stepped onto the pedestal and lit up as bright as any Venus. She stood tall and brazen in the frigid cold and posed her heart out for a perfect 15 seconds.

(via Sophie Spinell, founder of Shameless Photography, featuring model and body positive activist Denise Jolly)

(Source: deviantfemme)

scornfrench:

Bank holiday sundae

The sun has been out, can you believe it?! 

So I was in my local Asda looking at their sale racks. Typically nothing in my size but I found this adorable blouse in a size 22. If I could get it over my bust I was golden. Huzzah! Success! I’ve never rocked the crop shirt look before and I’m kicking myself for it. I have a couple of shirts that’ll be getting the same treatment so look out.

Blouse-George@Asda

Vest-New Look

Skirt-Asos

Leggings-Evans

Shoes-Vans

Necklace-Pieces of the Past (closing down so grab yourself a bargain!)

Headscarf-Cupcakes and Chopsticks

Earrings-Gifted

You can also find me at http://scornfrench.blogspot.co.uk/ where I’ll be chatting more.

lucillebruise:

I am 1000% done with fat activism that doesn’t include double chins, bodies that aren’t hourglass or “pear” shaped, or fat WOC (ESPECIALLY dark skinned Black women). 

"Idealized Fat", "Acceptably Fat", "GOOD FAT" is still exclusionary and harmful, and causes a lot of us to continue to hate ourselves. If you’re going to teach radically inclusive self-love, how about you step it up on the representation. 

misformazing:

buttonpoetry:

Samantha Peterson - “Dead Men Can’t Catcall” (CUPSI 2014)

"Bodies like mine can only be talked about in metaphor. My stomach could be the curve of a sand dune. My calves a flexing ocean."

Our first video from CUPSI Finals Stage! The incredible Samantha Peterson,  from Lewis and Clark College, performing as part of the Best of the Rest

I love this so much.

primadollly:

what if i told you that you could make anti-capitalist political cartoons without depicting the government/the rich as physically fat

(Source: primadollly)

ok so here's a thing, fat friends

fancybidet:

If you’re a smaller fat person and you embrace the word fat and use it descriptively and lovingly, that’s awesome. I just hope that you think about your big fat friends who can’t use weight limited gym equipment, are denied visas to countries, denied life saving operations, and can’t physically fit into this every day world leading them to live isolated and distressing existences.

I would hope that you’re totally cool with your privileges and that when it comes to taking up space in fat activism, there are marginalised experiences we need to talk about OTHER than how hard it is to find clothes (although that is important too!) and our fat friends on the super awesome deathfat end of the spectrum need a place to talk about the things that make it hard for them to live and thrive every day (including other intersecting oppressions!)

lollylikes:

New Blog Post - Goonies Are Good Enough feat. Vintage #glassesporn @asos skirt, @primark cardi. Full details &amp; review at http://lollylikesfatshion.blogspot.co.uk #fat #fatshion #radfat #plussize #plussizefashion #psbloggers #fbloggers #vintage #goonieforlife #effyourbeautystandards #effyourhealthstandards #effyourbodystandards

lollylikes:

New Blog Post - Goonies Are Good Enough feat. Vintage #glassesporn @asos skirt, @primark cardi. Full details & review at http://lollylikesfatshion.blogspot.co.uk #fat #fatshion #radfat #plussize #plussizefashion #psbloggers #fbloggers #vintage #goonieforlife #effyourbeautystandards #effyourhealthstandards #effyourbodystandards