sale-aholic:

geekydorknyc:

nikkisshadetree:

gradschoolswag:

"@MHarrisPerry: One of my fave parts of maternity leave? No TV means no extensions. Getting to chill with my natural.  pic.twitter.com/NS8NewFpnO”
Good god, life goals. That hair, that smile, that intelligence, that fierceness.
Also, throwback to the glorious day I met her: http://gradschoolswag.tumblr.com/post/52104276149/met-one-of-my-idols-melissa-harris-perry 

I hope she doesn’t feel she can’t rock the natural on tv, and braids are more a function of practicality (not having to spend time doing her hair in the morning) than black hair shaming.
I sooooo prefer this look on her. The baby is adorbs.

This is real happiness. I don’t think I’ve ever seen her look more beautiful.

Yes, I agree.


She’s glowing! Beautiful Melissa!

sale-aholic:

geekydorknyc:

nikkisshadetree:

gradschoolswag:

"@MHarrisPerry: One of my fave parts of maternity leave? No TV means no extensions. Getting to chill with my natural.  

Good god, life goals. That hair, that smile, that intelligence, that fierceness.

Also, throwback to the glorious day I met her: http://gradschoolswag.tumblr.com/post/52104276149/met-one-of-my-idols-melissa-harris-perry 

I hope she doesn’t feel she can’t rock the natural on tv, and braids are more a function of practicality (not having to spend time doing her hair in the morning) than black hair shaming.

I sooooo prefer this look on her. The baby is adorbs.

This is real happiness. I don’t think I’ve ever seen her look more beautiful.

Yes, I agree.

She’s glowing! Beautiful Melissa!

(via lipstick-feminists)

misswallflower:

American Apparel’s newest model, age 62.

There was something so compelling about Jacky’s look and energy when we first spotted her in a New York restaurant this winter, we introduced ourselves and pulled up a chair. During a long discussion that touched on everything from career choices and nutrition to insights on relationships, age and beauty, we asked if she would consider being photographed by us. We were thrilled when she agreed. 

(via nordic-iceprincess)

heymonster:

Ok, having depression or any kind of mood disorder fucking sucks. It can make even the simplest tasks feel overwhelming and impossible. But if you’re feeling shitty and you wake up and are able to accomplish any of these things you deserve a fucking medal. I know shit is hard but you’re not alone. Take solace in the little things. Just because they’re small doesn’t mean they’re not important. Little steps are never a bad place to start. 

heymonster:

Ok, having depression or any kind of mood disorder fucking sucks. It can make even the simplest tasks feel overwhelming and impossible. But if you’re feeling shitty and you wake up and are able to accomplish any of these things you deserve a fucking medal. I know shit is hard but you’re not alone. Take solace in the little things. Just because they’re small doesn’t mean they’re not important. Little steps are never a bad place to start. 

(via girl-farts)

fuckyeahyoga:


When I first started practicing yoga, I would mentally document all of the calories I was burning and carefully examine my body for subtle changes in shape and tone. Eventually I realized that the real development I was undergoing wasn’t immediately visible in a mirror—the changes to my attitude, spirit and self-esteem may not have been visual indicators, but they spoke much louder than weight loss ever could.

When Fat People Do Yoga (elephant journal)

fuckyeahyoga:

When I first started practicing yoga, I would mentally document all of the calories I was burning and carefully examine my body for subtle changes in shape and tone. Eventually I realized that the real development I was undergoing wasn’t immediately visible in a mirror—the changes to my attitude, spirit and self-esteem may not have been visual indicators, but they spoke much louder than weight loss ever could.

When Fat People Do Yoga (elephant journal)

(via rawwomen)

One of the most insightful things I’ve ever read about eating disorders and body esteem in general was a comment on my blog a while ago that I regret being unable to find now. The writer was saying that most people think girls want to be skinny because of Hollywood and Vogue. This girl wanted to be skinny because she wanted to be a protagonist. She didn’t expose herself to mainstream fashion magazines or TV; she was interested in art films and books and indie music. But no matter how alternative the movie, the protagonist was almost always skinny. And wanting to be a protagonist means wanting to be someone, as most people do. Apparently, your story is only worth hearing, you’re only someone, if you’re skinny—it’s like, the blueprint of a human. Once that’s down, you’re allowed to be as interesting and protagonist-y as you want! Apparently. No matter how much people our age have been raised on girl power and believe in yourself and you are beautiful, ignoring the beauty standards of the culture we live in is close to impossible. And as this lady pointed out, these standards and expectations exist outside mainstream culture like reality TV and tabloids; they exist in punk and indie cultures, in “artsy” Tumblr cultures that are all about looking like a fairy, but only if you’re a skinny white girl.