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    The reality is that fat people are often supported in hating their bodies, in starving themselves, in engaging in unsafe exercise, and in seeking out weight loss by any means necessary. A thin person who does these things is considered mentally ill. A fat person who does these things is redeemed by them. This is why our culture has no concept of a fat person who also has an eating disorder. If you’re fat, it’s not an eating disorder — it’s a lifestyle change.

    Lesley Kinzel (via curvesahead)

    I will always reblog this because it is so so important. 

    (via infinitetransit)

    I just want to nail this to every stable surface I can find. I cannot count the amount of times that I’ve seen fat folks being encouraged, cajoled, and even forced into behaviors that would be recognized as disordered eating/exercising patterns in thin folks. 

    Pretty much everything that’s done on shows like The Biggest Loser would be called out as pro-ana/pro-orthorexia in a thin person. Exercising past the point that it hurts, to the point where you’re throwing up, even injuring yourself? Berating yourself because you didn’t lose ENOUGH weight this week? Constantly talking about how fat is weakness and thinness will make everything better, about how you can’t stand to be your current weight anymore? Emphasis on weight as a sign of how much control, strength, and worth you have? Viewing food as bad, as a temptation to sin? Constant sharing and talking about tips on how to minimize food intake, how to lose weight? 

    That sounds exactly like every pro-ana/pro-mia blog I’ve ever seen. It’s also what fat people are told we need to be doing to ourselves until we’re thin. 

    (via madamethursday)

    (via chubby-bunnies)

    adventdreamer:

    rurone:

    zorobro:

    Deep-Dish Chocolate Chip Cookie for One

     Ingredients (1 serving):

    • 1 Tbsp unsalted butter, at room temperature
    • 1/2 Tbsp unrefined granulated sugar, such as evaporated cane juice
    • 1/2 Tbsp packed light brown sugar
    • 1 Tbsp beaten egg, preferably organic (cover & chill remaining beaten egg for tomorrow’s cookie cup… you will be making another one!)
    • tiny splash pure vanilla extract
    • 2 1/2 Tbsp whole wheat pastry flour (can substitute with 3:1 of cake flour and all purpose flour)
    • 1/8 tsp baking soda
    • tiny pinch salt
    • heaping 1 Tbsp grain-sweetened chocolate chips, such as Sunspire

    Instructions

    In a small ramekin or microwavable cup, combine softened butter and both sugars; stir well with a spoon. Stir in beaten egg and vanilla extract. Stir in flour, baking soda, and salt just until combined. Stir in chocolate chips.

    Microwave on high for 35-40 seconds. Let cookie rest at room temperature for about 10 seconds before devouring.

    Nutritional Information:

    253.2 calories, 13.8 grams fat, 8.4 grams saturated fat, 2.9 grams fiber, 17.5 grams sugars, 2.4 grams protein

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    If I don’t reblog this, I will regret losing the recipe.

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    (via justafatgirlinaskinnyworld)

    Da Poetry Lounge 2014 Slam Team. Look at these gorgeous faces! And four of them belong to women. Yessssss. #teamfire

    GUYS I MET SANDRA CISNEROS AND WE ARE BEST FRIENDS NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    this is a sacred day.

    My heart is so full.

    Look like the innocent flower,
    But be the serpent under it.

    Lady Macbeth, Scene V, “Macbeth” (via ancient-serpent)

    (via eletheowl)

    he is asleep
    and I lie awake next to him

    such good company
    while I’m alone

    d-pi:

    thehungryhungryemo:

    note-a-bear:

    qweent:

    Tulsa OK 1921: US Government Bombs US City


    National Guard troops patrolling the streets armed. Thousands of black people held in a convention center. Hundreds of black dead, with bodies piled like wood. That was not New Orleans, that was Tulsa, Oklahoma, in June 1921.

    On May 30, 1921 a young black man named Dick Rowland, stumbled into a white woman, while entering an elevator. He was accused of assault, and arrested the next day. Newly rich from oil Tulsa, was a Ku Klux Klan town. Rowland was sentenced to be hanged. The Tulsa Tribune called for a “Negro lynching tonight.”

    The white mob was surprised when they were met by several dozen armed black men, dressed in their World War I uniforms. This led to a racist three day destruction of the black neighborhood of Greenwood. The Red Cross reported 300 mostly dead black people.

    Greenwood called “Little Africa,” was a relatively wealthy community. White mobs, many deputized, destroyed every house, store, church or school. The mob met resistance from an armed black population. Governor Robertson declared martial law. The National Guard arrived with machine gun mounted trucks, and airplanes hovering over Greenwood. It was the first time an American city was bombed from the air, by the US government.

    Over 6,000 black people, were round up and held in the convention center and fairgrounds, as long as eight days. The homeless were shuttled into a tent city, where typhoid and malnutrition took over. Blacks were allowed out of the convention center, with a tag, with an employers name. Thosands fled the city.

    Attempts to turn Greenwood into an industrial zone were unsuccessful. For several years, it was deprived of paved streets, running water, and garbage collection.

    See: Tulsa Reparations Coalition and thank you to Internationalist Group for presenting this story in your newspaper.

    RENEGADE EYE

    [X]

    Always needs to be reblogged

    Shit they don’t teach you in school.

    (via auteurstateofmind)

    elleduzitwell:

    DO NOT SCROLL PASS. THIS IS YOUR DAUGHTER, YOUR SISTER, YOUR FRIEND. PLEASE HELP TO BRING #relisha #rudd BACK HOME SAFE AND SOUND.

    (via jadeisdapper)

    carrierudzinski:

    The first link is up! “A History of Silence” is available on Amazon Kindle as an ebook! It’s been a long six month journey of editing, rewriting, refreshing, and compromise to get these poems to you but I am so excited!

    Watch out for an Amazon UK link later today!

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