Submission: Today I posted the picture on Facebook, just to look at this status below it. Ironic how things play themselves out, isn’t it?
Samona Naomi Williams, “Fragile” from the photography project “Bound”, by her and Anthony David King.
(I think there’s a lot of very problematic language on the website of the project - calling disability “tragic” and “broken” and stuff like that. But what I see as the message of the pictures is that a disabled woman can still be strong and sexy and have a life and a personality, so I like the images themselves… and Samona is seriously gorgeous!)
i havent done comics in a while which is silly since im a comic artist
By Kay, Editorial Assistant , The Debenhams Blog
“Here at Debenhams we believe that anyone can look fabulous in our range- which is why we’ve decided to break with Convention…
“Our Customers are not the same shape or size so our latest look book celebrates this diversity. We would be delighted if others followed our lead. Hopefully these shots will be a step, albeit a small one, towards more people feeing more comfortable about their boidies,’” said Ed Watson, Director of PR, Debenhams”
I am excited to release a rough version of my children’s storybook on trans*gender and gender neutral kids. Since I am cisgender I would much appreciate some feedback to anything I’m doing wrong. I really want to do this right. I want this to be stepping stone book for children and parents to talk about this.
Dear boys and girls and everyone in between,
I’m sorry you’ve had to grow up in a society that has been brainwashed into believing that you’re only beautiful if you’re: skinny or fit, tan, tall with long legs, clear skin, perfect white teeth, and ideally flawless.
I’m sorry that photoshopped billboards line your horizons and picture perfect models fill your magazines.
I’m sorry that the media has made you believe that you aren’t good enough.
I’m sorry that society has pushed you to the brink of hating who you are.
I’m sorry that today’s standards of beauty are so distorted that you don’t like what you see in the mirror.
I want to tell you that you are wonderful, beautiful and attractive and sexy, and incredibly unique. There is no one else like you in the world.
You do not have to change anything about yourself to be beautiful. Because you being you is the most breathtaking thing you could ever be.
So whether you’re skinny, fat, muscular, or somewhere in between it all.
Or if you have scars, moles, weird freckles, stretch marks, acne, or a combination of sorts.
Or if you have uneven breasts, abs, a pudgy tummy, a flat rear, or places that you aren’t so fond of.
Or if you have frizzy hair, crooked teeth, a tiny nose, or a pointy chin.
You are beautiful.
All of those things that you call “flaws” are a part of who you are. So look at yourself in the mirror and smile. You are alive today and have so much potential and even if you’re having a hard time finding yourself beautiful, I promise you this: there is a billion people out there who will think you are a God/Goddess.
Embrace your body.
Ignore what society deems as “beautiful” and be whoever the hell you want to be.
Because you are wonderful.
You are great.
You are unique.
You are beautiful.