Love people for who they are - not for who you want them to be. Love people for what they are - not for what they may have to offer you. Love people the way they are - without trying to change them. Give people time and space to grow. Allow people to develop on their own time.. for their own benefit.. not for you. Love people the same way you’d like to be loved in return. With Patience. With Understanding. With Acceptance.
—  Reyna Biddy

In collaboration with JCPenney, I am excited to let y'all know about a new plus size fashion docuseries highlighting Ashley Nell Tipton’s journey to the launch of her fall line for Boutique+. The best part is that the entire collection will be available in sizes 0x-4x in-stores and up to a 5X online. When I first heard Tipton announce at CurvyCon that this would be the size range, I almost started crying tears of joy. To have trendy options that are accessible is so huge!

The collection launches online and in-stores on September 6th so stay tuned! 

But the most beautiful things in life are not things. They’re people, and places, memories, and pictures. They’re feelings and moments and smiles and laughter.
—  Unknown

You are allowed to take up space. Own who you are and what you want for yourself. Stop downplaying the things you care about, the hopes you have. Own your passions, your thoughts, your perceptions. Own your fire. Stop putting your worth in the hands of others; stop letting them decide your value. Own saying no, saying yes. Own your mood, your feelings. Own your plans, your path, your success. Never back down from expressing yourself, from saying your name proudly. Never stop elbowing your damn way into this big world, because you belong here. You matter.

hey everyone! ive made a new zine, titled ITSERAKAS (finnish for selfish, lit. ‘self-loving’) and its a bunch of art about self-love!! come get it off me from tracon (3.-4.9.) or tampere queer festival (30.9.-2.10.) !!!