tell you otherwise

and louis has such extensive knowledge of the community too. he collects books and records and media—even clothes—relating to lgbt+ culture and people. he absolutely adores it and dedicates so much of his time to it. don’t let any shitty publication tell you otherwise.


Today, I’ve lost 100 pounds.

And it feels…weird.

It feels good - that I’ve stuck with it this time and didn’t give up.  That I don’t really need some of the crutches I relied on at first, eating less and getting more exercise has just become a habit.  I went on vacation and lost 4 pounds because I ordered whatever I wanted but stopped as soon as I felt the slightest bit full - and it was easy.  I didn’t feel deprived or guilty or sad that I couldn’t eat more (well, only on the day we went to Son of a Gun…that chicken sandwich was AMAZING!).  

But at the same time, it feels…not bad.  I wouldn’t say bad.  Just…strange.  It hasn’t changed much, really.  I still feel lonely and deeply, miserably ugly.  I want people to notice but when they do I want to curl up in a ball and hide, because how can they not see all the things still wrong with me? It’s also a little embarrassing to admit, tbh…that I’ve been fat enough I could lose 100 pounds and still not be at my goal.  I’m just…not in a very good place, mentally.  I guess I thought losing weight would fix that but I need to work on both apparently.

Anyway…100 pounds.  Wow.  I really never thought I’d get here.

I keep seeing posts of thin people explaining that body positivity is unnecessary or ridiculous, all while wildly missing the point of what body positivity is and who it’s for. 

I mean it must be easy to find it useless when you’re a thin white cis able bodied perisex person with conventionally attractive features and the money to buy whatever beauty products you want but like, some of us aren’t you. 

And for some of us, body positivity and fat acceptance are radical acts of defiance against kyriarchy and a demand to no longer be oppressed. So I mean. It matters.

Like, body positivity isn’t just about wanting people to call you pretty, although recognizing that you are beautiful in a world that tells you otherwise is a radical act.

It’s about normalizing transgender and intersex bodies and fighting for their body autonomy and against transphobia and intersexism. It’s about making the world for accessible for fat and disabled bodies and putting an end to ableism. It’s about holding doctors accountable and demanding that they treat and help people of color, women, and fat people the same way they treat cishet white skinny men. It’s fighting against fatphobia and diet culture, rallying against misogyny, etc. It’s activism, it’s feminism, it’s revolutionary.

There are real people out there who can’t legally wear their natural hair, or who are given less pay because of how they look, or are being denied equal rights because of the body type they have or the appearance of their genitalia. Can you really tell me that fighting against that kind of thing is useless?

And yes, a lot of body positive blogs struggle with intersectionality. Many fail to move past sharing pastel images with cute slogans that only make thin white cishet perisex women feel better. But that is the fault of those bloggers. It doesn’t make body positivity useless; it just means that it is due for a makeover. 

Body positivity and fat acceptance are not and have never been about just wanting other people to think you’re pretty. It’s not about your worth and value being defined by your prettiness. 

And all these posts out there calling body positivity a worthless movement because “We shouldn’t be defined by our looks” or “I don’t want to be called pretty” are wildly missing the point. It’s not about that. It’s never been about that.

I just wish people could understand that the oppression I face isn’t some minor issue that doesn’t need to be challenged. Like, maybe that’s not what these people intend to say when they talk like this but that is exactly what I hear. 

-Mod Bella 

anonymous asked:

Am I supposed to be dysphoric? (Did I spell that right?) I mean, I know I'm a boy but like, how do I know? I'm not exactly sure? I want to be called a boy, but I don't want the body? I don't want my breasts, but I'm happy with p much everything else? Help???

You don’t have to be dysphoric to be trans, I know some people on here like to be very exclusive and attack people of the trans community that don’t have dysphoria but they just want to take their own pain out on others, which isn’t healthy. It’s completely normal to half way transition, like you’re still a man no matter what. Even if you don’t want to transition st all. You’re still a man. Don’t let anyone try to tell you otherwise

idk man the thing that sucks about not being really pretty is that no matter what you tell yourself and what your friends might say, you sort of always know that you’re just not. and i’m not talking about being stubborn and fishing for compliments, it’s just knowing that you’re not conventionally attractive, that people on the street won’t double-take when you pass by them, that people won’t be flustered trying to talk to you. and i know looks aren’t everything but damn it sure feels like it when you aren’t absolutely gorgeous


Here’s all the best bits of the scene where Black Hat transforms from 5. 0. 5. back into himself.

The animation is fast as heck, but now none of yall have to pause it yourself~~




Yonghwa from CnBlue says otherwise:

Even Seo Taiji who is a legend in Korea says otherwise:

Interviewers say otherwise:

And not just once:

Woldwide dancers say otherwise:

Even staff says otherwise:

Look at Jungkook helping clean up when other idols just left the trash behind

Even that turtle in HAWAII will tell you otherwise:

If you don’t like BTS don’t listen to their music, don’t state up fake facts Brr ~

Originally posted by ashtonxbts

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any male - *breathes near yachi*

kiyoko - *runs accross the atlantic* *parkours over 7 buildings* *bunjee jumps off the burj khalifa* *breaks window* sHE’S G A Y

Kara Gets Fired Again
  • Lena: *floods her office with flowers* *hosts an event that celebrates SG and makes a fucking statue* *decidedly makes time to go out on small dates with Kara despite hectic schedule* *risks her LIFE EVERY DAMN TIME*
  • Cat: *looks expectantly at Kara*
  • Kara: you can say we're good friends
  • Cat:
  • Kara: ..besties?
  • Cat: you're fired get out of my office