|Pierce The Veil:||The Spanish teacher who calls everyone "Darling."|
|My Chemical Romance:||The Drama teacher who loves to wear black and reads comic books|
|Rise Against:||The wild History teacher who talks about wars a lot|
|Sleeping With Sirens:||The hot Teacher girls hit on.|
|Green Day:||The fucking principal|
|Blood On The Dance Floor:||The teacher fired for having sexual relations with students.|
|Family Force 5:||the guy that replaced Blood On The Dance Floor|
|All Time Low:||The Gym Teacher that makes everyone play dodge ball every day|
|Panic! At The Disco:||the teacher that's been around for a while|
|Paramore:||the hot nurse|
|Fall Out Boy:||The teacher stuck teaching Sex ED.|
|Every ATL high school AU fic ever:||I put on my blink shirt, skinny jeans, and converse...|
Everyone has rolls when they bend over. Everyone. Lets just get this out of the way right off the bat. In the last few months, I’ve had over 30 women ranging from rail thin to extra large naked in my bed and I would routinely ask them to hug their knees. You won’t believe this… ALL OF THEM HAD TUMMY ROLLS. Not one was exempt. Even my super fabulous professional model 6 foot tall and some amazing Katie had rolls. The stomach pictures turned into some of my favorite images from the project… so quit thinking they’re bad, and try accepting (dare I say embracing?) yours!
When people say “you’re gorgeous”, believe them. I tend not to, and it’s a cryin’ shame. When people genuinely compliment you, it’s because they really see it. Try to not dismiss their perspective as wrong and assume that you know better. They see all of you. We see our flaws. Believe them.
“Arm flab is embarrassing.” No its not, go fuck yourself. No, not you. The people who tell us that, silly.
You’re not stunning despite your body. You’re stunning because of your body. There is a distinct difference. I grew up in a culture that would deem “unattractive” women as “special spirits”. A degrading categorization that implied that the only thing worthwhile was whatever was inside. Well, yeah. We are all much much more than our bodies, but our bodies are a beautiful part of us too. Beauty comes from the inside AND the outside. I am of the firm belief that every person is beautiful, and so this leaves the inside to be the part that is the most telling when it comes to true “beauty”.
A guy can pick you up off your feet, and it won’t break his back. “Wait, whaaaaaa Jes? You’re full of shit.” Nope. This just happened to me for the first time in… six years? I’m considerably heavier than I was 6 years ago (like… 70 pounds heavier) and so when I ran up to my friend Eric for a hug and he picked me up with my heels in the air… it left me breathless. I had forgotten that it was possible; I had accepted a life void of being lifted. So exhilarating. Eric didn’t suffer any injuries and walked away unscathed.
You don’t need to exercise every day in order to feel better about yourself. Many believe that someone who’s fat needs to exercise as much as possible in order to prove that they’re committed to becoming “less fat”. As if accepting one’s body as is would be a sin, and that’s just silly. Yes, exercising has wonderful physical and mental benefits, but you don’t owe it to anyone else to make an effort to change your body unless you wanna. You do not have to alter yourself to be okay. Period.
You’re allowed to fall in love with yourself. I promise. This will be the scariest thing you will ever do, and that’s okay. It will also be the most amazing (albeit super gradual) experience you will ever have. It doesn’t make you narcissistic. It doesn’t make you vain. It is liberating in every form of the word.
It’s also okay to have days where you don’t love yourself. Read this. No really. Read it. And then realize that we’ve grown up learning and internalizing that we are not okay our entire life. For me, that’s 26 years of self-hate indoctrination and brainwashing. It’s going to take a lot longer than you think to reverse this thinking, and it’s definitely not going to happen overnight. Allow yourself to have “weak” days. Cry, mourn, sob, yell, throw things. Whichever. Then get up, brush yourself off, give the media the finger, and move forward because you’re a warrior.
Everyone’s boobs are uneven. If you have a lot of boobs, they might be way uneven. Don’t stress. This is totally normal.
There are people who prefer large ladies. And I mean all sizes of large. I thought that my best bet in life was to find a partner who accepted my fat. Pause. Give me a minute to hang my head and shake it at myself. Not only are there people who adore “thick” women, but a LOT of them who prefer it. This eventually ends up in an interesting territory which Marianne talks about here, but the point that I’m trying to make goes back to the “despite vs because of” argument. Here is what you need to know: you do NOT need to settle for a lover who is “okay” with your body. You have the right (and millions of opportunities) to find someone who is infatuated with your body. You deserve to be worshiped, woman!
Fat chicks bang hot guys… ALL. THE. TIME.I know that hot is relative and all inclusive depending on who you chat with, but for these purposes, lets talk about the “universally attractive” kind of hot. Y’know, the kind fat chicks don’t deserve? We want to pretend that we don’t know what I’m talking about, but lets be real; we totally do. The fact that “fat chicks bang ‘hot’ guys” was one of the most powerful realizations I’ve had thus far. In line with the above paragraph, I knew that there would be someone that would find me attractive but the pool would be small (because of my body) and potentially full of guys I didn’t personally find sexy. So I would have to settle for anyone that would take me. After all, how could a conventionally gorgeous man (tall and with tattoos of course) like fat chicks? Weh-he-hell, let me tell you somethin’: through various sites, events, parties, and corner store meetings, I found myself with over a hundred men who were champing at the bit to get with this. I was the one who had to sift through and pick the hottest of the hot. Ladies, over a hundred. “Girls” showed what society thinks about that when Hannah’s character has a weekend romance with an attractive and wealthy doctor. People flipped their shit. “Patrick Wilson is so hot he would never do Lena Dunham” was the most eye catching. Wilson’s wife responded to that rubbish here, but the tweet speaks volumes about what the majority of people think unconventional women deserve. Jesus christ, it’s annoying. I won’t spill the details of my bedroom coming and goings, but lets just say this: the hottest guys in Tucson and I get along just fine. I would recommend reading Emily’s article on xoJane for a better explanation of what I’m struggling to say. Know this: the myth that “atypical” bodies can’t be paired with “typically attractive” bodies is false. Women need to know that all bodies can be paired with all bodies.
Riding during sex will NOT collapse his insides. Just trust me on this one, what you fear is totally false. Here’s a great article that changed my life.
Wearing whatever you want is a political statement. Join the revolution. Throw style rules out the window. Wear the tutu. Wear the horizontal stripes. Wear the turquoise skinny jeans. Wear the see-through blouse. Wear the bikini. Wear the sweat pants. Wear the shirt that says “Does this shirt make me look fat?”. Wear whatever it is that makes you happy. This is your life.
You are fucking beautiful. I’m saying this with a straight face and seriously meaningful look where I maintain eye contact for an uncomfortable amount of time. I know you don’t feel like you fit into the category of gorgeous that our world creates. I know that its hard. I know that its a daily battle. But fuck their fascist beauty standards. The second you stop looking for a skinny model in your mirror and start looking at YOU… is the second you will start to appreciate what you are. Stop looking for flaws. Stop looking for differences. You are perfect. You are more than enough. You are the best thing that has ever happened to you. And you are fucking beautiful.
Say it with me.
I’m actively sobbing.
Reblogging again because of awesomeness.
Reblogging again because everyone needs to read this.
Fat is such a shit word.
Going to run an experiment. This post will have 0 tags. I want to see how many people it can reach just through the dash alone. Reblog when you see please :)
First and foremost, I want to make it clear that I did not make this video but am unfortunately the subject of it.
I have been friends with the band for a while now; I first met them about a year and a half ago, and have since worked alongside them on two full US tours. During this time, I became friends with many of the members and even briefly dated one of them (we ended on good terms and remained friends, this has nothing to do with what happened, it merely illustrates the level on which I considered myself to be friends with the band and crew). I have absolutely no problems or qualms with anyone in the band and crew, with the exception now of BOTDF frontman, Dahvie Vanity.
I have never had anything negative to say about the band or anyone associated with them, for most of the last year I have always been quick to defend them. I am fully aware of the controversy that has surrounded them in the past, but my experience working with them had always been positive. Yes, I admit I have witnessed some questionable behavior, but that is not what this is about. I have always spoke well of them.
So what caused this very public outburst aimed at me? A tweet. Technically, two tweets, which read “I am so very proud of @Ash_Costello and al of @NYDrock for standing up for themselves, their fans, and what’s right. It’s not always easy to step forward when it involves friends or someone you may look up to, but you’re not alone. Stand up for yourself.” In the spring of 2012, I worked on the Fight To Unite tour which featured both BOTDF and New Years Day. I consider the band New Years Day to be my friends as well. About a month ago, they were kicked off the Scene is Dead tour by order of Dahvie. To my understanding, their being removed from the tour is due to the band speaking out against Dahvie and some of his sexual behavior toward minors. More details about New Years Day’s removal can be found on their singer, Ashley Costello’s social media.
Now, getting back to the matter at hand. I tweeted, several weeks ago, that I supported my friends and that is was not okay to be bullied. That is all I did. I did not speak out about Dahvie or the band directly, I posted a generalized comment voicing my support for my friends.
I showed up at the show on December 8th to hear that Dahvie was quite upset with me and had forbidden my friends in the band from speaking or interacting with me, with the exception of my ex. I was upset and confused by this, as I did not and still do not see the offensiveness of my tweets against bullying. But, I decided to avoid any confrontation and avoided him the best I could for the night and focused on my work obligations and my friends who were in attendance at the show.
Then, while watching the band sidestage with my friends, the actions captured by the video unfolded. I was horrified and very hurt by this behavior that I feel was extremely immature and uncalled for. Dahvie never once tried to speak to me in private, but instead opted to flip me off and wish me a slow death in front of several hundred of his fans.
The real problem of this is not so much in the words themselves, but in their speaker. Dahvie Vanity has built a career on positioning himself as being a spokesman against bullying. The victim of bullying himself, he often publicly speaks out against bullying and hateful behavior. Their songs and merchandise feature a concept dubbed PLUR, which stands for Peace Love Unity Respect. There is no part of his actions that night that even remotely reflect these ideas.
For example. here is one of many videos in which Dahvie speaks out against bullying: http://musiciansopposedtobullying.com/tag/dahvie-vanity/, and here is a link to their recent music video for Rise & Shine, which depicts a bullied student who resorts to bringing a gun to school:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=00pkNz0SgX4
So as an anti-bullying role model, wouldn’t you expect Dahvie to agree with my anti-bullying tweet?
Please don’t let yourself be bullied by this man. And more importantly, if you hold him to be a role model, please reevaluate your choice. This is a 29-year-old man who chooses to resolve conflict by calling anyone who even remotely disagrees with him and supports a band he doesn’t like by wishing them a slow death in front of several hundred people?
I’m not calling out Dahvie on any of his other questionable controversial behaviors and not commenting on their music. Nor am I seeking attention or pity. That is not what this is about. This is purely about calling out a hypocrite who has built a career on taking an anti-bullying stance to then behave in this way.
This hypocritical behavior is unacceptable.
If you have been personally bullied by Dahvie or anyone, and want someone to talk to, please feel free to send me a message. This behavior is not okay.
And again, this is not for pity or attention. I’m an adult and can deal with people being unprofessional towards me. This is someone whose entire persona and empire has been built on being against bullying. Bullying anyone who doesn’t agree with you is not acceptable, and having been bullied in the past does not give you a free pass to act this way.
Please repost and share this video. His fans need to see his true nature.
if this eggplant gets less than 5 million notes i’m going to be so upset
Reblogging because eggplant
Fewer than 5 million notes. Fewer. Not less.
I believe that it is called an aubergine.
IN AMERICA WE LET EGGS BE PLANTS BECAUSE FREEDOM
In Britain we let those AUBERGINES live once we heal them with our FREE HEALTH CARE
NOBODY CARES, ENGLAND
at least America came up with their own word and didn’t steal ours
you used the wrong flag France
Hey! Hey, guys! Canada likes eggplants - or aubergine - what ever you want to call it - too!
Can we be included in this!?
Tumblr is the only place I can think of where a picture of an eggplant turns into a battle between countries.
dammit guys the eggplant hasn’t even reached 5 million notes yet