this body is my home. it’s where i live, eat, sleep, love, cry, hug, work, and everything else. you wouldn’t allow someone to repeatedly come to YOUR home and treat you badly, would you? then try not to do it to yourself. you live here. if someone else tries to come in to your home and make a mess, tell them they aren’t invited back. ever again.
"You don’t have to look like an Under Armour mannequin to be an athlete. People probably think I don’t even try to work out, but I do. Just because you’re big doesn’t mean you can’t be an athlete. And just because you work out doesn’t mean you’re going to have a 12-pack."
- Prince Fielder
people on twitter making fun of Prince, most of them probably can’t do 10 good push-ups if their life depended on it
Over the last few years, Bessie has been taking writing classes. Writing poetry has helped her explore the depths of her personal history, and at age 69 Bessie feels she’s become a stronger woman than she ever knew she could be.
Amazing style. Also, I am damn proud to share a nickname with this woman.
One of the first things people usually ask me is, “Gabourey, how are you so confident?” I hate that. I always wonder if that’s the first thing they ask Rihanna when they meet her. “RiRi! How are you so confident?” Nope. No. No. But me? They ask me with that same incredulous disbelief every single time. “You seem so confident! How is that?” (…) If I hadn’t been told I was garbage, I wouldn’t have learned how to show people I’m talented. And if everyone had always laughed at my jokes, I wouldn’t have figured out how to be so funny. If they hadn’t told me I was ugly, I never would have searched for my beauty. And if they hadn’t tried to break me down, I wouldn’t know that I’m unbreakable. So when you ask me how I’m so confident, I know what you’re really asking me: how could someone like me be confident? Go ask Rihanna, asshole! -Gabourey Sidibe