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Thousand Steps and Stars

monetronchatoro:

Don’t let people tell you what is beautiful!

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the fact that “love your body” rhetoric shifts the responsibility for body acceptance over to the individual, and away from communities, institutions, and power, is also problematic. individuals who do not love their bodies, who find their bodies difficult to love, are seen as being part of the problem. the underlying assumption is that if we all loved our bodies just as they are, our fat-shaming, beauty-policing culture would be different. if we don’t love our bodies, we are, in effect, perpetuating normative (read: impossible) beauty standards. if we don’t love our individual bodies, we are at fault for collectively continuing the oppressive and misogynistic culture. if you don’t love your body, you’re not trying hard enough to love it. in this framework, your body is still the paramount focus, and one way or another, you’re failing. it’s too close to the usual body-shaming, self-policing crap, albeit with a few quasi-feminist twists, for comfort.

on “loving your body” (via silkchemise)

Pretty sure I’ve reblogged this before, but the sentiment still rings true. White supremacy makes me feel ugly as shit 99% of the time, and in the moments where I express my feelings of ugliness to feminist friends I am met with “why don’t you love yourself better?” “Omg you need a lots of self care” (which i dont always have the luxury of time/money for) and the worst of them, “Honey I think something’s really wrong with you, you need professional help :(“

Man, fuck that shit. The only “help” I need is good friends who want to help tear down the system with me. More often then not, however, my self-esteem dips and emotional responses to systemic oppressions usually result in my being told I’m not doing a good enough job of loving myself, instead of recognizing that we live in a world that makes it virtually impossible for marginalized (fat, brown, differently abled) folks to love our bodies in the first place.

(via tothedirigible)

Important

(via iamoffendedbecause)

There are people who will feel threatened by the idea of you liking yourself. This is because if you like yourself, you’ll believe that you deserve to be treated well, so you won’t tolerate it when they treat you badly, and they either don’t know how to treat you properly or don’t want to treat you properly, so they know you liking yourself means that you will invariably leave them or stand up to them. When somebody wants you to be insecure or to doubt yourself, it’s because they want to use those insecurities and doubts against you. To hell with those people. They don’t care about you. They just want to be able to treat you like dirt, and they’re scared you won’t let them, so go ahead, scare them; love yourself.

(via pleasestopbeingsad)

(Source: positivedoodles)

Don’t tell me to love my body without doing anything to challenge everything around us that actively hates it. Don’t tell me to love my body when you have never loved or wanted to love a fat body.

Asam / IGF (via itgetsfatter)

keetande sent: I'm at the plus side, but I really like soft grunge fashion and also pastel goth. Sadly thou I have bad confidense whether if any of those would look good on me or not. Also I'm turning 20 soon and I dont want to be viewed as immature, any tips? ;v;

bombisbomb:

"Can chubbier girls be pastel goth /.\? Like i see a bunch of cute skinny girls who are mostly in the style, and it makes me feel extremely bad because im obviously super chubby :/! If so any suggestions or stores out there who sell a size bigger than just small? idk im just not lucky enough to find something my size :( (like a M and sometimes L)" - Anonymous message I received today.

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- Art by Gunkiss

I really want to touch upon a lot of things in both of these messages, because I feel it’s important that you lovely ladies know that you have full support from everyone here when it comes to Pastel Goth and Pastel Grunge, no matter your size, shape, or bootyliciousness.

So, I think I’m going to write up another help post specifically covering how to find P. Goth and P. Grunge clothing in larger sizes, and how to coord with confidence, if you guys don’t mind waiting for it! Until then, I do tag all of my #plus size finds, so hopefully you can find something there as well!

But to answer your other concern, keetande, I’m 21, and I know plenty of other ladies here who are older. “Dressing your age” is boring. As long as you’re able to cater your outfits to specific situations (such as not wearing bat tights to a job interview) and you use your actions to define your maturity, you’ll be A+. There will always be a dingus who rolls their eyes or tries to belittle you, but you have to remember that wearing what makes you happy isn’t something you have to grow out of!

throneroom-of-the-damned:

Body Positivity for the win.

9 out of 16 are WoC from 9 different nationalities - Spanish, Native American, Middle Eastern, Greek, Hawaiian, South African, Indian, African-American and Chinese.

Even the “white” people don’t all come from the same place - French, Irish, American, Scottish, German, and English.

I’m really sorry if I left out YOUR nationality or YOUR body type, but if I kept going to include every single possible woman in the world I’d never have time for sleep or school work.

(Source: fortress-of-the-damned)

I’ve been a massage therapist for many years, now. I know what people look like. People have been undressing for me for a long time. I know what you look like: a glance at you, and I can picture pretty well what you’d look like on my table.

Let’s start here with what nobody looks like: nobody looks like the people in magazines or movies. Not even models. Nobody. Lean people have a kind of rawboned, unfinished look about them that is very appealing. But they don’t have plump round breasts and plump round asses. You have plump round breasts and a plump round ass, you have a plump round belly and plump round thighs as well. That’s how it works. And that’s very appealing too.

Woman have cellulite. All of them. It’s dimply and cute. It’s not a defect. It’s not a health problem. It’s the natural consequence of not consisting of photoshopped pixels, and not having emerged from an airbrush.

Men have silly buttocks. Well, if most of your clients are women, anyway. You come to male buttocks and you say — what, this is it? They’re kind of scrawny and the tissue is jumpy because it’s unpadded; you have to dial back the pressure, or they’ll yelp.

Adults sag. It doesn’t matter how fit they are. Every decade, an adult sags a little more. All of the tissue hangs a little looser. They wrinkle, too. I don’t know who put about the rumor that just old people wrinkle. You start wrinkling when you start sagging, as soon as you’re all grown up, and the process goes its merry way as long as you live. Which is hopefully a long, long time, right?

Everybody on a massage table is beautiful. There are really no exceptions to this rule. At that first long sigh, at that first thought that “I can stop hanging on now, I’m safe” – a luminosity, a glow, begins. Within a few minutes the whole body is radiant with it. It suffuses the room: it suffuses the massage therapist too. People talk about massage therapists being caretakers, and I suppose we are: we like to look after people, and we’re easily moved to tenderness. But to let you in on a secret: I’m in it for the glow.

I’ll tell you what people look like, really: they look like flames. Or like the stars, on a clear night in the wilderness.

What People Really Look Like (via jumbleofnotes)

Think about who you are beneath the skin.

In the most fundamental space you occupy, who are you? Write it down.
We all need to be reminded that who we are is a fluid constancy, divorced from the form we are in.

(via bookoisseur)

elphabaforpresidentofgallifrey:

tapdancinginthefirmament:

princessjanecrocker:

kaalashnikov:

pandablubb:

curvyvictoriia:

Plus size model Viktoria Manas

Wh-why do we even have XS-models anymore, when we could have more beauties like this??? I might just have developed a girl-crush on her. Seriously.

she’s really gorgeous, but let’s not put down smaller ladies

^

The only thing that gets me is the fact she is called a ‘plus-size model’ why do we even need that label? She clearly is by every definition a model, so why the added label? We are a growing society and by now you would assume that even equality amongst body types and shapes would be better. Now I know I haven’t explained this well enough but it’s just a thought.

PREEEEAAACH

trashfemme:

always glorify my own body (especially the parts society hates) because if i don’t who the fuck will

(Source: killer-titz)

Fat Body Politics: evilhappilymarried: because essentially what you’re saying when you...

evilhappilymarried:

because essentially what you’re saying when you say girls are being too vain or taking too many photos is “stop being so pleased with your looks and be more modest about them”

but fuck that and let teen girls be vain if they want and proud about how they look

because…

The Nu Project

The Nu Project is a series of honest nudes of women from all over the world. The project began in 2005 and has stayed true to the original vision: no professional models, minimal makeup and no glamour. The focus of the project has been and continues to be the subjects and their personalities, spaces, insecurities and quirks.

seductresa:

plot twist: an overweight character in tv whose personality is not central to her weight 

(Source: aliiiengoddess)

body-peace:

Your New Year’s Resolution: Is it Weight Loss Related?

“We have decided that we are going to be a sugar-free dorm room.” These bold words came confidently out of my college friend’s mouth as her and her roommate quickly transferred their sweets into a box outside their door labeled ‘Free Food’. As I excitedly scooped up as many free cookie boxes as I could carry, I couldn’t help but think how sad life would be without sugar. I LOVE sugar!  My body loves sugar! My body needs sugar for activity, for my brain, and just because it is so damn good! Sadly enough, these two girls were not the only ones who had decided on this ‘no sugar’ New Year’s resolution.

Our society has trained us to see the world in black and white, leaving us no wiggle room to live in the gray area. For many years, I was caught in a destructive cycle of perfectionism, living only in the black and white categories of life. I either gave something my all, or simply wouldn’t attempt it. Perfectionism had me wrapped around its finger, and I struggled to stay afloat living on the two opposite ends of the spectrum. Little did I know that my life could be beautifully balanced if I would just migrate to the gray area.

What is the gray area you may ask? The gray area is where HUMANS live. The gray area allows us to eat sugar in moderation, it grants us permission to take a break, and leaves us room to make mistakes.  When I suffered with an eating disorder, I would often label foods “good” foods and “bad” foods. I lived entirely in the “good” food section, and every so often would binge on the “bad” foods. This led me down a dark path of self-hatred and trapped me with all or nothing thinking.

Today, I am free to live a happy, fulfilling, and enjoyable life in the gray area. I eat sugar every day (most likely more than once a day!!), I give myself permission to take care of myself, and I do not demand myself to be perfect. I live a balanced and peaceful life.

As the 2013 approaches, I encourage you to really think deeply about your New Year’s resolution.  Is your resolution going to lead you towards a life of self-love and happiness, or is it going to guide you into all or nothing thinking? Don’t trap yourself—the gray area is always there if you just look for it!