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10 BETTER BODY AFFIRMATIONS FOR YOUNG WOMEN


1. Your body is in flux for the rest of your life. Think of your body as fluid instead of static — it’s always going to change. So get comfortable with those changes.

2. No one will love you or not love you because of your body. You are lovable because you’re you, not because your body looks a certain way.

3. The most intensely personal relationship you’ll ever have is with your body. It’s a lifelong relationship that’s well worth investing in and nurturing the same way you would with loved ones.

4. You don’t owe your body to anyone. Not sexually, not aesthetically. Your body is yours. Period.

5. What someone else says about your body says more about them than it does about you. Look past the actual snark to the person who’s saying it, because it’s only a reflection of what they think of themselves. That’s when you’ll see how little power their words have.

6. Your body is not a reflection of your character. It’s a physical home for the complex and wondrous and unique being that is you.

7. Take up as much space as you want. You don’t have to be small, or quiet, or docile, regardless of your physical size.

8. Everything you need to accept your body is already inside you. There’s no book, or diet, or workout routine or external affirmation that you need to feel good about your body right now.

9. Your body is a priority. It’s always trying to tell you things. Taking the time to listen to is of the utmost importance.

10. Wear whatever you want. Your body shape does not dictate your personal style, and fashion rules that say otherwise are wrong. Dress yourself in a way that makes you feel happy and confident and beautiful, because guess what? You are.

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misandry-mermaid:

howprolifeofyou:

it-is-going-to-get-better:

howprolifeofyou:

it-is-going-to-get-better:

this is so unfortunately true.

abortions are not your financial responsibility, look up the Hyde Amendment.

taxes. my taxes.

The Hyde Amendment: 

"the Hyde Amendment is a legislative provision barring the use of certain federal funds to pay for abortions with exceptions for incest and rape.[1] It is not a permanent law, rather it is a "rider" that, in various forms, has been routinely attached to annual appropriations bills since 1976. The Hyde Amendment applies only to funds allocated by the annual appropriations bill for the Department of Health and Human Services. It primarily affects Medicaid."

it’s incredible what google can tell you sometimes. some states listed help fund them to low-income women, but abortion /is/ healthcare whether you like it or not. would you complain that a few pennies of your taxes went to medicaid-funded knee surgery? probably not.
and am I upset that my tax money goes into bailing out big businesses or killing people overseas? sure, but we can’t pick and choose where are taxes go based on our personal beliefs. 

If you scream the word “TAXES” loud enough over a rational and source-cited argument, you can actually save the government millions of dollars AND all those aborted fetuses* who never got baptized magically join Fred Phelps in heaven.  Try it!
(*white fetuses only)
no-place-like-london:

remember when the rock was on hannah montana

inoriaizawa:

in honor of Mean Girls’ 10th anniversary, here’s an incredibly subtle but completely extraordinary joke that you’ve probably never noticed from the movie (I saw it at least a dozen times before it dawned on me): Regina George started a rumor that Janis Ian was a lesbian in the 8th grade, but it wasn’t out of malice… it was because Janis told her that she was Lebanese

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"Happiness is an inside job. Don’t assign anyone else that much power over your life."
Mandy Hale (via
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Traci Lords in Cry-Baby (1990)
cuddlekids:

"the tattooist’s wife" circa 1907 #maudwagner

shaburdies:

shiny, pretty mermaids, hanging out.

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supersquire457:

soft-goth-ryou:

cell-mate:

tennants-hair:

do you ever realize that your followers aren’t just a number

they’re real people with jobs and pets and possibly an annoying neighbor

like

you have real people who like you

wow

i don’t say it often enough, but to all you lovely people who decided to follow me, thank you. it means the absolute world to me.

I’m just surprised you all put up with my constant whining I mean dang

Seriously, guys. You’re all the coolest ever.

*happy dance*


Grimes by Michelle Ford.

joyeuxniall:

my friend was telling me this story about how this guy caddied for bill gates and at the end of the day he was expecting a big tip but bill gates was just like “alright thanks man see ya” and the next day the guy got a call and it was like “are you so-and-so?” and he was like “yeah…” and they were like “bill gates just paid off your student loans”

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rapunzelie:

I do NOT understand how people can’t find a whole huge spectrum of people attractive it’s like HOW do you not think short muscular girls are adorable as hell and that thick thighs babes aren’t sultry as fuck and beardy caveman guys with some chub or like!??? How are you not wildly attracted to multiple body types why are you limiting yourself to slim pickins

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fripperiesandfobs:

Dress and robes designed by Norman Hartnell for the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, June 2, 1953

From the Royal Collection via the Telegraph

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