Plath was a smart, powerful woman plagued by her mental health. Reading her work takes me back to school.
Sometimes the weight of the world feels heavy. Sometimes, being strong in the fat community feels like a deed not just for me, but for every other fat girl fighting.
We must learn from the strong womyn before us. We must read their words, study their actions, watch their movies, and discuss their art. We must listen to the womyn, here and now, speaking out for womyn. We have to protect the smart, talented womyn fighting the weight of the world.
Protect all womyn. Support all womyn.
Today’s #ootd - cupcakes and stripes edition. Top by @citychiconline, skirt by @bettylebonbon, petticoat by @dominodollhouse. Brooch and earrings (both Kimberly’s Cupcake) by @erstwilderofficial. #ootdsocialclub #circabathroomselfie #myblbbgiveaway #bathroomselfieftw
Sevan Biçakçi, for all your tiny city in a magic ring needs. Also: frozen birds, enchanted pomegranates and creatures of the deep.
It. Is. A. Tiny. City. In. A. Ring. Faaaaaaaaack.
OOTD new tattoo edition. I freaking love it! Gill at Tattoo Machine in Wellington does good work.
top - City Chic, skirt - Pinup Girl Clothing, shoes - Hush Puppies, necklace - ASOS, earrings - equip
We went to a raucous screening of Rocky Horror Picture Show last night - these are a couple of before photos. I was a Transylvanian and Sam was Brad. A great night - as screenings of RHPS always are - but I am feeling a bit worse for wear this morning.
I almost didn’t post the second photo. It was taken from an ‘unflattering’ angle, and my immediate reaction - still, after all of these years of body positivity - was to focus on everything that’s ‘wrong’ with it. And then delete it, so I never have to look at it again. It’s pretty distressing to me that I can still feel this way about a photo; that despite how far I’ve come, I can still be this hard on myself. So I chose instead to post it anyway. I will not let the negativity win, not after how hard I’ve worked to be positive. I don’t care if it’s not the best photo ever, it doesn’t matter. What matters is that it represents a fun night in which I had a great time wearing a cool outfit. And I looked damn good. Fuck flattering.
top and sunglasses - Pinup Girl Clothing, skirt - ASOS Curve, shoes - Fluevog, wig - eBay, fascinator - 2 Cheap, bowtie and gloves - Pete’s Emporium
dress - Pinup Girl Clothing, petticoat (it’s the black one) - Domino Dollhouse, shoes - Hush Puppies, earrings - diva
Denise Bidot for Hips and Curves
- Mermaid Metallic Trumpet Tulle Skirt
- La Sirena Luxe Steel Boned Corset
- Starfish Hair Clips (set of 2)
at Hips and Curves (via curveappeal affiliates)