body positive thrift store fashion

I feel like if you’re selling specifically plus size clothes, it’s safe to assume that your customers are not so desperate to see a thigh gap that they’re willing to accept legs horribly mangled in photoshop?

the dangers of deluding yourself with body positivity

Body Positivity Convinced Me That My Abnormal Amount of Body Hair Was Normal So I Didn’t Notice Myself Turning Into a Gorilla. I don’t hate being a gorilla, I just wish I’d known ahead of time.

I Used to be 140 Pounds, But Then I Saw a Picture of A Fat Girl Smiling on the Internet and Now My Goal Weight Is 600.

We The Make Up and Weight Loss Industry Feel First Offended, Second Hurt, and Third Very Left Out; Have a Heart

A Woman I Personally Find Unattractive Wore a Crop Top and I Found Looking at Her Physically Painful. Turns out I just have appendicitis. The two were unrelated. Force me to look at your body and you force me to misidentify the cause of my symptoms.

It Happened to Me: I thought I mattered outside my desirableness to men. Haha, silly me. Here’s how some dudes from Reddit set me straight.

BREAKING NOW. FAT WOMEN EXIST AND OFTEN ENTER PUBLIC SPACES.

Massive Bic Layoffs in the Wake of Women Shaving Their Legs Less. "What we’re looking at here is a total economic collapse," says CEO. "It is the end times. The end times feature a disappointing lack of smooth, hairless babes."

THIN WOMEN OUTLAWED, ALL HETEROSEXUAL MEN NOW REQUIRED TO EXPRESS SEXUAL INTEREST ONLY IN WOMEN WEIGHING MORE THAN 200 POUNDS. Violators face ridicule and even BADLY HURT FEELINGS.

CULTURAL EVOLUTIONIST UNDERSTANDING OF LINK BETWEEN BODY SHAPE AND SEXUAL ATTRACTION UNEQUIVOCALLY REJECTED. “Yeah, that’s bullshit” say scientists.

CELEBRITIES NO LONGER FUNDAMENTALLY BETTER THAN YOU.

Fat people now considered human in radical new bill. 

The Internet is now 96% Totally Smokin’ Selfies, Study Says. We’re all very distracted. By your hot face and bod.

Livestream: Unappealing straight boys crying about insufficient consideration paid to their genitals. Porn and media representation met their poor reality confrontation skills in the middle and now they’re confused as to what women actually look like. More at 11.

thriftorama:

So I just kinda did my hair for fun but then I remembered that I haven’t yet shown off this fabulous bikini from swimsuits for all.

NOPE no no nope no

Take me off your porn blog. This is not porn. I do not want to be associated with porn, I do not want porn to show up when you google my blog, I do not want my images to appear alongside pornographic ones, I do not want to live with the knowledge that I’m part of your collection of breasts and butts and genitals.

WARNING TO EVERYONE, click on this blog and you will get both a bunch of (really uninspired) porn and also be visiting the blog of someone who categorizes women in swimsuits as porn. I’d want to be warned in your position. I wish I’d had warning.

(via flyboy8005)

My body has changed a lot over the last 2 yrs after I was diagnosed with an endocrine disorder. (Also I'm not starving myself anymore so there's that.) I'm still having a hard time accepting it and finding peace with myself and with others' perceptions of me. Your blog is really helping me inch closer to liking myself again. I go between loving weird, unique fashion, and feeling incredibly uncomfortable with people looking at me. Anyway I really like this blog.

I’m so, so honored to be a positive force in your journey. Congrats on that, by the way. I wish you joy.

Hey I honestly think that you are so amazing and your blog makes me feel so much better about being a more curvy girl. Your outfits are always so well put together and you always look amazing. But I need a little advice sometimes I get so down about my big thighs and tummy and it makes me conscious when I wear clothes. I find myself not wearing the new dress I bought and chucking on jeans and a T-shirt. Help? Also how do you have such a distinctive look and I don't have one. B

Aw, babe, I know the feeling. Fear and self-consciousness weighs me down sometimes. Not fun. Strike a balance between attending to your own comfort and stepping outside of your usual box. I recommend letting yourself get used to clothes. Put it on in your room. Dance around. Get used to yourself in your fab outfit. Other times I’ll just take the plunge: Put it on, take a deep breath, go the fuck outside. Forcefulness with yourself can bring perspective.

Lately a lot of people have told me that I have a distinctive personal style. This was unintentional, though it’s lovely to hear! Don’t worry so much about that. Seek out what you like and what makes you feel good. Wear your hair (if you happen to have some) the way you want. Wear your makeup (if you so choose) the way you want. Your point of view will come across unconsciously. It may take some time to find out who you are in style, and it will certain change over time. But it’ll come.

thriftorama:

IT’S THE BEST WORST THING I’VE EVER BOUGHT AND I NEVER WANNA TAKE IT OFF

I love these pictures because you can clearly see my hard-won nose jewelry and I just wanted to say that.