Recently, there’s been a spate of fannish and original writers claiming that they’re so afraid of negative reception and responses from people of color, that they refrain from writing characters of color in their works.
The point of this very pointed post is to push back at the idea that a fear of writing characters of color in respectful ways is natural and should continue unchallenged. If you can research vampires to undeath and analyze minor white characters’ behavior until you can write them perfectly, why aren’t you doing the same for characters of color.
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went for a jog, washed my hair, shaved my legs, used a fancy body scrub, challenged myself somewhat, vacuumed the entire house, dusted the majority of the surfaces in the house, did the groceries, packed away said groceries, cooked japanese sweet potatoes for the next few days, put the rubbish out, tidied up my caterpillar-esque eyebrows, read some articles that i’ve had open on tabs for days… feeling accomplished today. this might seem like everyday things for most of you, but for someone who struggles to even contemplate anything apart from hiding from the world and staring at her ceiling for endless hours, this is a huge deal. i’m proud of myself right now.
idk if you’ll be able to see the difference in these pics that I do. In the first picture I was so uncomfortable in my own skin. always hiding under baggy clothes & only wearing shorts when it was deathly hot/ I was feeling daring. NOW I can leave my house wearing what you see in the second picture & not think twice about it.
I was up and out at 6am on this beautiful Saturday morning to join John for his 5k run today. Mine wound up being mostly a quick walk with some running intervals thrown in there, but I’m happy to have gotten it done.
Even a mile into it, I wasn’t sure if I was going to do the whole 3-mile loop.. we have a busy day ahead of us and it was getting hot out there already despite the early hour. But I figured, I have to make the time, right? The busy day will be there waiting for me when I’m done.
Thanks for the extra motivation, John! I hope everyone has a wonderful day! ☀️
WIP, it won’t be forever grayscale, at some point it’s gonna get colors.
OKAY SO. Because I don’t know how and where to tell— thank you very much for you guys who liked and reblogged my art! You don’t know how happy I am for every single one of them… EVERY single one. I can only offer back virtual hugs for you, thank you very much!
Yesterday I had such a good body image day. I LIVE for those days! While walking to the store to pick up some food wearing what is pictured above I kept stealing glances of myself in every single reflective surface I walked past.
Yesterday was a 17k steps day and even though I look precisely the same today as yesterday my scales are telling me that I gained 2,5 KILOS since yesterday. That’s not even physically possible lol? I don’t believe the scales for a moment, and this is why weighing yourself is not always a good thing - the scales lie and they lie often. They never tell you the whole truth, and there’s always the chance that they are not even telling you even CLOSE to the correct numbers. Keep that in mind, ok? <3
Post Zumba and 5k on top. I’m so surprised I made it haha.
Those bottom pics tho! 4/23 to 7/23. In April those jeans wouldn’t even pull up let alone zip and button! As of today I am 230lbs and officially down 50lbs since the end of Feb. I still have so far to go but I am def feeling myself haha.