Why are we so ashamed of periods? … Women’s bodies are incredibly sexualized in our media and in our every day experiences. So much so that even mentioning menstruation sends a lot of people into kindergarten levels of EW. And why? Because for a moment, you have broken the spell. And suddenly, you are no longer a magical mannequin unicorn fairy existing purely for the sexual fantasy of other people. Suddenly, you’re a human being! (X)
reblog and make a wish!
this was removed from tumbrl due to “violating one or more of Tumblr’s Community Guidelines”, but since my wish came true the first time, I’m putting it back. :)
OH MY FUCKING GOD, IT’S BACK ON MY DASH.
THIS SHIT WORKS OKAY, I AM DEAD SERIOUS.
The last time I saw this on my dash, I didn’t think it would happen, so jokingly I wished I could go to a fun. concert.
AND GUESS WHAT, I WENT TO A FUCKING FUN. CONCERT.
THIS SHIT WORKS, TRY IT.
I SAW THIS ON MY DASH THE OTHER DAY AND THOUGHT “ITS WORTH A TRY” SO I WISHED I COULD GET A 3DS
LITERALLY LIKE 4 DAYS LATER MY DAD SENT ME A PICTURE OF THE 3DS XL HE BOUGHT FOR ME WHILE I WAS AT SCHOOL
IM STILL FREAKING OUT ABOUT THIS
If any of you are like me these days, you need a good wish or two. I always have to reblog this. Make a wish!
….Sam… Monsterhearts… I can’t even…
He was the worst fae when it came to seduction
Even on sunny days, a rarity in Manchester, England, photographer, digital artist and film-maker Andrew Brooks spends hours in a darkened studio striving to show us the bigger picture. Weeks, months, sometimes years pass by as he re-touches picture after picture, to create the perfect moment for us, the viewer, to fall headlong into. In recent years his vision has flourished and evolved into large panoramic scenes of nature and forensically detailed cityscapes. This gives his work a timeless and fantastical appeal capturing the imagination of the public and landing high-profile international projects such as the Hidden City Series and commissions by the BBC. In his work with the Hidden projects he explores the unseen sides of cities to create images that make citizens, city planners, councils, captains of industry and magazine editors see their home with fresh eyes. Brooks’s latest work with the BBC investigates the power and awe in nature. His early experiences growing up in the Fens countryside established the foundation of this view and he cites artists from the Romantic era as re-igniting this lifelong passion.
With his oil paintings, self-taught fine artist Henrik Aarrestad Uldalen creates awe-inspiring portraits in which his subjects appear to be lost in limbo. Working with a rather unusual yet brilliant aesthetic, Uldalen brings out the vulnerability of his subjects who, portrayed in a dream-like state, appear fragile and evoke a breathtaking sense of calmness.
The Oslo-based creative presents his subjects in highly unique ways, as they appear to be suspended in time and space through their floating postures. They are set against surreal settings and bear a range of peaceful expressions, both of which help create tranquil atmospheres and undeniably soft scenes, reinforced by smooth colour palettes and the artist’s unique technical skill.
Uldalen’s work is a refreshing form of classical figurative art, which brings realism together with abstract concepts. His portraits are engrossing, as they gracefully narrate the interaction between mind and body and between the spiritual and physical. His subjects sometimes fade away – an intentional effect that brings out the ephemeral quality behind the works, and that gives each subject a fascinating, ghostly appearance.
As well as creating intricate studies of the human body, Uldalen puts the emotional side of his subjects at the forefront of his paintings, in a way which reveals his subjects’ sensibility whilst still presenting them under a mysterious light. Such an aspect adds thoughtfulness to Uldalen’s work, and reinforces the meditative atmosphere that dominates each portrait.
‘Fat’ is usually the first insult a girl throws at another girl when she wants to hurt her.
I mean, is ‘fat’ really the worst thing a human being can be? Is ‘fat’ worse than ‘vindictive’, ‘jealous’, ‘shallow’, ‘vain’, ‘boring’ or ‘cruel’? Not to me; but then, you might retort, what do I know about the pressure to be skinny? I’m not in the business of being judged on my looks, what with being a writer and earning my living by using my brain…
I went to the British Book Awards that evening. After the award ceremony I bumped into a woman I hadn’t seen for nearly three years. The first thing she said to me? ‘You’ve lost a lot of weight since the last time I saw you!’
‘Well,’ I said, slightly nonplussed, ‘the last time you saw me I’d just had a baby.’
What I felt like saying was, ‘I’ve produced my third child and my sixth novel since I last saw you. Aren’t either of those things more important, more interesting, than my size?’ But no – my waist looked smaller! Forget the kid and the book: finally, something to celebrate!
I’ve got two daughters who will have to make their way in this skinny-obsessed world, and it worries me, because I don’t want them to be empty-headed, self-obsessed, emaciated clones; I’d rather they were independent, interesting, idealistic, kind, opinionated, original, funny – a thousand things, before ‘thin’. And frankly, I’d rather they didn’t give a gust of stinking chihuahua flatulence whether the woman standing next to them has fleshier knees than they do. Let my girls be Hermiones, rather than Pansy Parkinsons.