I can’t remember if I put this up yesterday or not. It’s almost the end of day 2 of BGAD and I had fun posting yesterday on IG & Twitter. Tumblr was def one of the first platforms that helped me to start my journey to self love. I wrote a whole monologue on IG about being a fat gurl lol I’m kinda tired now and I’m feeling a little scattered and a lil emotional/sensitive so I won’t drag it but I just wanna thank @karayray1 for creating this hashtag, you don’t know how much it’s helped me. I wanna give a major virtual hug and kiss to all the fat gurls of color who are not the “sexy” or “acceptable” fat/chubby/think because y'all inspire me every day. I also wanna give a major shout out to all the people who refuse to comply with Eurocentric standards of beauty and love themselves as they are. Idk why loving outselves as we are is so hard, but it is. Now that I’m on a roll with loving my body, I’m not gonna let anyone tell me that I’m not cute/pretty/beautiful, because I totally feel like I am and that’s all that matters to me.

Picures of the pollutants on the surface of the fetid Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn, New York.

The body of water – one of the most polluted in the US – is getting a $506 million (£344 million) detox after being used as an industrial dumping ground for more than a century. “The mud is up to three metres deep and has the consistency of thick mayonnaise,” says Walter Mugdan, superfund division director at the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), which is overseeing the cleanup.

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Steven Hirsch

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#ReclaimMLK: There was no shortage of actions happening in New York today for Martin Luther King Day, and I decided to cover an action right in my home neighborhood of Bay Ridge, Brooklyn. The hateful rhetoric against Arabs, Muslims, and immigrants continues to intensify both nationally and locally. Bay Ridge is home to the largest Arab and Muslim community in New York City. A large gathering of locals rallied in the streets to show solidarity with people of color and immigrants. The march ended at a church where people came together to build community and understanding. Today, we honor the legacy of Martin Luther King and the civil rights revolution.


Vans Skate’s Lizzie Armanto & Vans Surf’s Leila Hurst brought style to the city for Vans 50th Anniversary event at House of Vans in Brooklyn. We’re loving their polished yet casual outfits with bold pops of black and white. Style your way to minimalistic-chic and shop Lizzie and Leila’s looks below.

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