You can be the king, but watch the queen conquer
I was talking to my brother about women’s attitudes towards their bodies, especially regarding weight/fat, and when he said “most guys don’t notice/care about that kind of thing,” I tried to explain why it was a lot more complicated than that. I ended up telling this story.
Body image is something that’s so hard to talk about, and it’s hard to express body positivity without sounding cheesy, false, or overly simplistic. But I’m gonna try. This is only my own experience, and it didn’t magically cure me of all my body image issues - but it was a major turning point for me nonetheless.
i want more lesbians in the media. fat lesbians, skinny lesbians, chubby lesbians, black lesbians, brown lesbians, shy lesbians, loud lesbians, short, tall, disabled lesbians, i want lesbians who like to motor bike and knit, lesbians who cut their hair short and wear it long, lesbians who wear a different wig every day, tattooed lesbians, trans lesbians, lesbians who don’t fit the gender binary.
see the bottom right corner…. lol
Haha I REALLY wanna high five this girl so hardcore!
Chimamamda Ngozi Adiche, We Should All Be Feminists
The most powerful thing anyone has ever said to me: “You deserve to take up space.”
SO MUCH THIS.
God bless women
god bless women who look out for their sisters
god bless women who tell each other about dangerous men
god bless women who do that despite fear of being judged
god bless women for surviving and helping their sisters do the same
god bless women for taking care of each other
god bless women