I hate that with liberal feminism, every conversation gets shut down with “its her choice!!”. Like in one of my women’s studies classes we were talking about body hair and I shared how I think the societal expectation of women to shave is bullshit on so many levels but I still feel the immense pressure to shave during the summer due to fear of ridicule or personal embarrassment and another woman in my class responded with “but it’s your choice to shave so it’s empowering!!” Like no. Shaving my legs to alleviate feelings of shame if I don’t is not ‘empowering’. Being uncomfortable with my body’s natural state is not ‘empowering’.
Since gaining 70 pounds 2 years ago due to my health problems, I have pretty much lost my love of cosplay. And it makes me really sad because I enjoyed it so much. But the part I loved most about cosplaying was bringing the characters I love to life. And I no longer feel like I’m doing that because all of the characters are super skinny and I’m fat.
I was always curvy, but now that I’m so overweight, cosplaying feels completely different. Even the amount of response I got about my cosplay changed. Not that I cosplayed for the attention, but it was disheartening to see the positive feedback go down after I gained weight.
Maybe it would help if I saw more plus sized cosplayers out there. I’ve seen a few and they are awesome. But I’m talking about only a handful of them compared to the millions of skinny ones out there. There’s so many characters I still want to cosplay, but I just don’t have the confidence to try anymore.
I hate to ask this… but would you mind liking/reblogging this if you’re a plus sized cosplayer or if you think plus sized cosplayers are great and enjoy seeing them bring your favorite characters to life, even if they are not the same size as the characters? Like I said, I hate to ask this. But I really need the positivity and confidence boost right now.
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The least we can say is that you know how to distinguish yourself. Without ever doing things like the others, you are modern, innovative and applied, when you do what you love. You are ready to shock the minds that disturb you, while keeping your style and class your own.
Great optimist, you are a dreamer above all. You always see the good side of things, even in difficult situations This quality has the gift of making you appreciated by your friends, who love your company. Slightly idealistic, you are shy but hide it very well and you also have a certain sense of humor.
Fiery, passionate and courageous, your personality has the gift of impressing, and attracting, too. A bit brutal for some, you always get what you want, even to jostle a bit on your way. Impulsive, you sometimes regret the things you say. A tender strand, you get annoyed easily, especially with people think you are slow or superficial.
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Little design I drew the other day. This is meant as a reminder that everyone is beautiful, no matter their body type. So whoever sees this, you look amazing no matter which “imperfections” you have in society’s eyes. Love yourselves ❤️
I know loving yourself is hard but let me just say
When I finally looked in the mirror and went ‘alright bitch, you’re perfect and I love you so much and we are in this together so we are going to work together and love each other’ my life became much happier