How to Live Fat and Happy

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alcoholicgifts:

unimpressed2chainz:

heyfranhey:

No-Bake Watermelon Cake

Food Heaven Made Easy writes:

Since summer is quickly coming to an unfortunate halt, we decided to whip up a refreshing watermelon recipe to celebrate this short lived season. This isn’t just any watermelon recipe. This is a fancy nutrient-packed watermelon cake recipe for you to enjoy with friends and family (it serves 8!) The best part is that it’s really affordable and can be done in just a few easy steps.

3-Minute Video Tutorial here.

Printable recipe here.

this is the work of the devil 

there is no limit to how angry I would be if I was told there was cake and the cake was a WATERMELON

My face when I think you’ve brought a cake with you to my party: 

My face when I realize that what you really brought was a watermelon with some yogurt on it:

Even though I love my body, I still feel a bit weird about being super naked around other people’s families.(I’m at the beach with my best friend and his family.)

I think this was a pretty good solution. (Though I didn’t end up getting in the ocean today there were jellyfish. I hate jellyfish.)

thehijabilolita:

Hello everyone! Today I went to a meetup!
Here’s my coord rundown: -JSK/Headbow: AP Toy Parade  -Jacket: AP Lovely Girl Riders Jacket -Bag: AP Decoration Pony -Accessories: AP/Automatic Honey -Shoes: BTSSB

You are freaking so adorable, what??? <3

thehijabilolita:

Hello everyone! Today I went to a meetup!

Here’s my coord rundown:
-JSK/Headbow: AP Toy Parade
-Jacket: AP Lovely Girl Riders Jacket
-Bag: AP Decoration Pony
-Accessories: AP/Automatic Honey
-Shoes: BTSSB

You are freaking so adorable, what??? <3

I can’t figure out if this swimsuit isn’t make for girls with ass, or if the people who made it just know what’s up and wanted to be sure that the world knew as well.

(Not for porn blogs)

howtolivefatandhappy:

Pit hair, don’t care. If I could dress like this every day, I would.

(Not for porn/fetish blogs.)

Don’t forget that I’m Iron Man.

marshmallowfluffwoman:

Normalize fat women’s bodies. Normalize public breastfeeding. Normalize home births and midwives and reproductive autonomy. Normalize body hair on women.
Reject the notion that women are to be regulated and controlled and pressured to conform to societal standards.

theroguefeminist:

elliedoh:

So when Miley Cyrus or Katy Perry bring black girls on stage, dance with them, acknowledge their figures- it’s offensive and appropriating. But, when Nicki Minaj makes an entire video focusing around black girl’s asses and asserts her power, reduces these women to objects and flaunts her authority it’s YAAASSSSS NICKI SERVE IT. Is that because she’s black? So it’s okay for people of the same race to dance with each other but someone who does not share the same levels of melanin enters the picture, they’re doing something wrong? …idgi 

You’re completely ignoring context. In Lily Allen’s Hard out Here video, she literally says, “I don’t shake my ass cause I have a brain” as Black women shake their asses in her video. She is literally degrading the Black women who shake their asses in the media. The song also uses references to Black rappers (i.e. the title of the song referencing the rap song “Hard out Here for a Pimp” and her lyric “bragging ‘bout my cars or talking ‘bout my chains”), suggesting that Black rappers are more sexist than white male musicians (which isn’t true, there’s lots of sexism in all music genres) and also suggest the source of sexism in the music industry is Black people (Black male rappers and twerking Black female dancers).
In contrast, Nicki Minaj is reclaiming a song (Baby Got Back) that was made by a Black male rapper who celebrated (but also objectified) Black female bodies. Throughout her song, Nicki raps like a man would, talking about her sexual conquests with men and the size of their dicks, almost as a way of doing to men what they have done to women (objectifying their dicks as Sir Mix A Lot objectified Black women’s asses and many other men objectify women’s vaginas). She also brags about her sexual prowess and stays in control and aggressive in the video (she goes as far as cutting a banana representing a dick and slapping Drake’s hand away—the video critiques the male gaze). The target of mockery and disparagement in Nicki’s video is men and the male gaze, and the video works to reclaim agency from it.
In what way is Nicki asserting power over her dancers? In her video, she twerks along side her back up dancers and dances with them and interacts with them on the same level. She is just as scantily clad as they are. Lily Allen, however, stays fully covered in her video, does not dance provocatively, and thus contrasts her own pure and respectable femininity with the Black women, using their twerking and scantily clad bodies as an example of “bad” female sexuality and femininity—of women “objectifying themselves.” This is racist because it frames Black female sexuality as lesser than white femininity and antithetical to feminism.
In summary: Nicki’s video is very much a celebration of female Black beauty and sexuality coming from a Black woman. Conversely, Lilly Allen’s is using Black women as props to frame them as a vile or bad form of sexuality or being too sexual to prop up her own feminism.
So you might say, “what about Miley Cyrus? she twerks along side her Black background dancers too!” But here’s the problem: Miley Cyrus continually appropriates Black culture and also uses Black women as props. It does matter that these artists are white because in these cases the point of including the Black women is either to, in Lily Allen’s case, offset Black sexuality/femininity as too sexual or bad in comparison with her white femininity/feminism, or, in the case of Miley Cyrus, to get “street cred” and exotify her own sexuality by appropriating Black culture and using Black people as props to do so. See this analysis of Lily Allen’s Hard Out Here video and this analysis of Miley Cyrus by Black people who know a lot more about this than I do.
I haven’t seen anything about Katy Perry using Black dancers. I’ve just seen criticisms of her appropriating AAVE and other PoC cultures. So I’m not sure why you brought her up, but maybe I just haven’t seen the videos in question.
Either way, it’s not like white artists having a diverse cast of back up dancers is a bad thing automatically. Here is an example of a white artist using back up dancers of other races without objectifying them: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Ilh1ewceco (notice this artist tackles the same issue as Lily Allen—sexism/objectification in the media—without being misogynist and racist toward other women). But the examples of Lily Allen and Miley Cyrus ARE racist and Nicki Minaj’s video isn’t the same as theirs.

theroguefeminist:

elliedoh:

So when Miley Cyrus or Katy Perry bring black girls on stage, dance with them, acknowledge their figures- it’s offensive and appropriating. But, when Nicki Minaj makes an entire video focusing around black girl’s asses and asserts her power, reduces these women to objects and flaunts her authority it’s YAAASSSSS NICKI SERVE IT. Is that because she’s black? So it’s okay for people of the same race to dance with each other but someone who does not share the same levels of melanin enters the picture, they’re doing something wrong? …idgi 

You’re completely ignoring context. In Lily Allen’s Hard out Here video, she literally says, “I don’t shake my ass cause I have a brain” as Black women shake their asses in her video. She is literally degrading the Black women who shake their asses in the media. The song also uses references to Black rappers (i.e. the title of the song referencing the rap song “Hard out Here for a Pimp” and her lyric “bragging ‘bout my cars or talking ‘bout my chains”), suggesting that Black rappers are more sexist than white male musicians (which isn’t true, there’s lots of sexism in all music genres) and also suggest the source of sexism in the music industry is Black people (Black male rappers and twerking Black female dancers).

In contrast, Nicki Minaj is reclaiming a song (Baby Got Back) that was made by a Black male rapper who celebrated (but also objectified) Black female bodies. Throughout her song, Nicki raps like a man would, talking about her sexual conquests with men and the size of their dicks, almost as a way of doing to men what they have done to women (objectifying their dicks as Sir Mix A Lot objectified Black women’s asses and many other men objectify women’s vaginas). She also brags about her sexual prowess and stays in control and aggressive in the video (she goes as far as cutting a banana representing a dick and slapping Drake’s hand away—the video critiques the male gaze). The target of mockery and disparagement in Nicki’s video is men and the male gaze, and the video works to reclaim agency from it.

In what way is Nicki asserting power over her dancers? In her video, she twerks along side her back up dancers and dances with them and interacts with them on the same level. She is just as scantily clad as they are. Lily Allen, however, stays fully covered in her video, does not dance provocatively, and thus contrasts her own pure and respectable femininity with the Black women, using their twerking and scantily clad bodies as an example of “bad” female sexuality and femininity—of women “objectifying themselves.” This is racist because it frames Black female sexuality as lesser than white femininity and antithetical to feminism.

In summary: Nicki’s video is very much a celebration of female Black beauty and sexuality coming from a Black woman. Conversely, Lilly Allen’s is using Black women as props to frame them as a vile or bad form of sexuality or being too sexual to prop up her own feminism.

So you might say, “what about Miley Cyrus? she twerks along side her Black background dancers too!” But here’s the problem: Miley Cyrus continually appropriates Black culture and also uses Black women as props. It does matter that these artists are white because in these cases the point of including the Black women is either to, in Lily Allen’s case, offset Black sexuality/femininity as too sexual or bad in comparison with her white femininity/feminism, or, in the case of Miley Cyrus, to get “street cred” and exotify her own sexuality by appropriating Black culture and using Black people as props to do so. See this analysis of Lily Allen’s Hard Out Here video and this analysis of Miley Cyrus by Black people who know a lot more about this than I do.

I haven’t seen anything about Katy Perry using Black dancers. I’ve just seen criticisms of her appropriating AAVE and other PoC cultures. So I’m not sure why you brought her up, but maybe I just haven’t seen the videos in question.

Either way, it’s not like white artists having a diverse cast of back up dancers is a bad thing automatically. Here is an example of a white artist using back up dancers of other races without objectifying them: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Ilh1ewceco (notice this artist tackles the same issue as Lily Allen—sexism/objectification in the media—without being misogynist and racist toward other women). But the examples of Lily Allen and Miley Cyrus ARE racist and Nicki Minaj’s video isn’t the same as theirs.

marietusk said: I don't know how I am important but my self-esteem likes the idea anyway :)

You are so important just by being yourself! Every person that strives to be better, strives to love more, strives to love their body as it is and not as society tells them it should be, makes the world more beautiful and more liveable!! Every person that cares and tries is essential to humanity, and helps heal the hearts of all the other people that are trying! Without you, the world would be a sad, dim place. You are essential!.

(I really really hope you don’t mind that I responded to this publically. I thought I should because it applies to each and every person that reads this!!)

Anonymous said: You come across as such a genuinely nice, happy person, and I really admire that. You're an inspiration!

Thank you! I’m just doing my best to be the type of person that my 5 year old self wanted me to grow up to be. <3

Anonymous said: You look awesome! And your a cosplayer! !!! Omg will you be my friend please

Totalllyyyy! New friends are my favorite thing!! (But you’ll have to send me a non-anon message so that I can follow you!!)

mothermakemegoldagain said: I think the way you responded to that princeowales bullshit was impeccable. Also, I think you're awesome.

Thank you!! I honestly believe that no one gets that angry and bitter without having been dealt a few bad hands in life. As a person that’s had my share of heartache and bullshit, I try not to be the cause of that for anyone, even people that are jerks. In order for an insult to hurt you have to believe that it has merit and since I believe that both I and my body are beautiful, there’s really nothing anyone can say that’s ever going to change my mind.

kaydoeshealthythings:

cardiokayla:

howtolivefatandhappy:

princeowales:

howtolivefatandhappy:

Yesterday I impulse bought 3 fatkinis from Target. I didn’t try them on and was worried about the fit because they’re an XL and usually I’m a 2X, but they look pretty rad. (The tops are a bit small admittedly. Not sure what I’m going to do about that, if anything.)

Get out of that fatkini and into a bikini by following a few simple steps:

1. Add more veggies to your diet

2. Reduce or eliminate refined carbs

3. do at least 20 minutes of cardiovascular exercise 4x a week.

Follow these healthy baits everyday and you can lok good not only in the summer but all year round!

#fatsp #chubby #pizzasister4lyfe #getfit #get healthy #fitspiration 

You’re assuming that I don’t eat vegetables or exercise. I have no interest in your fat shaming disguised as “healthy fit inspiration!” You’re not being helpful or nice, you’re being rude by suggesting that there is something wrong with my body. I don’t call it a fatkini because I am ashamed, but because I love myself! I am happy to be who I am and proud to have overcome the idea that I need to be anyone but the person that I am now! My body is beautiful, and while I agree that movement is essential to a long and healthy life, you absolutely cannot tell a person’s fitness level just by looking at them.

If you’re REALLY interested in fitness, start off my taking a look at this: The Body Shapes of the World’s Best Athletes Compared Side by Side and give up the idea that fit always means thin. It would also be a good idea to stop reblogging photos of fat people and trying to “inspire” them to lose weight. You’re not helping, you’re being an asshole.

Amen sister

So I just looked at that princeowales blog and I’m thoroughly confused and angered by it. I think this girl looks damn good in all of those bikinis and that princeowales’ comment (as well as all the other comments on the blog on photos similar) are uncalled for and downright rude.

Oh girl, it’s not worth the energy it would take to get upset about it. While I do think it’s important for us to let people like that know that this is unacceptable, I truly believe that the only reason they’re going out of their way to be rude is because they have serious self-worth issues. Happy people are not malicious and rude. They do not waste time doing tumblr searches for body types they don’t like just so that they can make rude comments. Something is wrong here, we can only hope that princeowales will eventually do some soul searching and realize that they could be using the energy they’re pouring into fat shaming, to learn to love themselves.

princeowales:

howtolivefatandhappy:

Yesterday I impulse bought 3 fatkinis from Target. I didn’t try them on and was worried about the fit because they’re an XL and usually I’m a 2X, but they look pretty rad. (The tops are a bit small admittedly. Not sure what I’m going to do about that, if anything.)

Get out of that fatkini and into a bikini by following a few simple steps:

1. Add more veggies to your diet

2. Reduce or eliminate refined carbs

3. do at least 20 minutes of cardiovascular exercise 4x a week.

Follow these healthy baits everyday and you can lok good not only in the summer but all year round!

#fatsp #chubby #pizzasister4lyfe #getfit #get healthy #fitspiration 

You’re assuming that I don’t eat vegetables or exercise. I have no interest in your fat shaming disguised as “healthy fit inspiration!” You’re not being helpful or nice, you’re being rude by suggesting that there is something wrong with my body. I don’t call it a fatkini because I am ashamed, but because I love myself! I am happy to be who I am and proud to have overcome the idea that I need to be anyone but the person that I am now! My body is beautiful, and while I agree that movement is essential to a long and healthy life, you absolutely cannot tell a person’s fitness level just by looking at them.

If you’re REALLY interested in fitness, start off by taking a look at this: The Body Shapes of the World’s Best Athletes Compared Side by Side and give up the idea that fit always means thin. It would also be a good idea to stop reblogging photos of fat people and trying to “inspire” them to lose weight. You’re not helping, you’re being an asshole.

I decided to enter that Swimsuits for All photo contest, but which picture should I use?

howtolivefatandhappy:

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Thank you for all of the help, beautiful people!! After mulling over it quite a bit, I decided to go with the first photo. I really love them both, and the standing picture is pretty golden, but I think the picture in the tree best captures my personality.

I decided to enter that Swimsuits for All photo contest, but which picture should I use?

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