Hi all followers.
I am totally fed up with the complete lack of understanding about eating disorders, the secrecy, guilt, stigma and shame surrounding them, the woeful lack of provision. I am fed up of reading things in the media that are wrong. I am fed up of people not listening to our needs…
There has been one school shooting in Scotland in recent memory. Only one that I can recall.
And after that we restriced gun control and made owning a handgun and a semi automatic weapon prohibited.
And there hasn’t been a mass/school shooting in Scotland since. Not to mention that firarm violence/deaths are incredibly rare.
It is mind boggling to me that the US can have 38 mass shootings in half a year and still do nothing.
i’m not skinny and that’s okay
I am skinny, and that’s okay too
Scary fact: 20% of people with an eating disorder will die from it. That’s 1 out of 5. Eating disorders are deadly, but make sure you’re the 80% that live to tell the tale while drinking a hot chocolate with whipped cream and a heavenly piece of chocolate cake.
I just want to be able to eat a fuckload of food at the cinema without being judged godammit
When you look at these photos, you see a girl who has gained weight. Some may even assume that I looked better before, and ‘let myself go’ by regaining weight.
When I look at these photos I see someone who has came so damn far. Someone who has completely changed her mindset, her life and the way she thinks and feels about herself. I see the girl on the left, who was going through a lot of troubles and struggling with her self image. A girl who was starving, who would restrict foods and practiced extreme calorie restriction. A girl who would breakdown after eating a meal that was over 300 calories. A girl who was losing her hair, her mind and her sanity. I went from one unhealthy extreme to the next. This is the awful influence of “thinspo” in action. It fueled my self hatred. It made me tear myself apart little by little. For those of you who declare that thinspo and the promoting of these restrictive and dangerous diets has no real effect on people, you’re 100% wrong. It changed my whole perception and outlook on myself. It is incredibly upsetting that I considered myself “fat” in the left photo when it was taken. I thought I was still “too big” and still hadn’t lost enough weight. I still wanted to lose at least 20 pounds. It actually scares me to think back on all of this.
Now I see myself as an entirely new person. A girl who is confident, is healthy and has balance in her life. Someone who is finally at peace and no longer struggles with the constant battles that once went on in her mind.
I am healthier and stronger than ever. My size and weight is not and has never been relative to my health; nor my worth or beauty. It took me forever to finally realize that. It took me so long to understand that being skinny and having a flat stomach and all of that is not my purpose here in life.
I was going down a terrible and dangerous path. I am so thankful that I have changed for the better and that I became aware of what I was doing to myself. I truly hope that if any of you are experiencing something similar you decide to reevaluate what you’re doing. I know so many of you silently struggle with this sort of thing. I want people to take something from this post.Not just see it as another ‘before and after’. Being as skinny as possible should not be your priority. Do not put that in front of your health and mental well being.
Either way, you look beautiful. You don’t need the makeup though. You look just as beautiful without it, as with it.
I have makeup on in both photos, one just a lot more dramatic than the other. Not to mention my makeup skills from now compared to two years ago has improved a bit. While I agree I look fine either way, you don’t really know what I look like without makeup.
I never once stated I was unattractive or unappealing in my bigger body or slimmer body, with or without makeup and I was certainly not seeking validation. Can we stop with the whole “you wear makeup so you must not feel good about yourself” thing? I want to wear makeup. What I don’t need is people telling me what I do and don’t need.
Conchita Wurst arriving on the red carpet at the opening of the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest.
J. R. R. Tolkien on escapism in “The Lord of the Rings” (x)
“Fantasy is escapist, and that is its glory. If a soldier is imprisioned by the enemy, don’t we consider it his duty to escape?…If we value the freedom of mind and soul, if we’re partisans of liberty, then it’s our plain duty to escape, and to take as many people with us as we can!”
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Happy birthday, Michelle Dockery! - (b. Dec. 15, 1981)