The Fat Grackle

I Condone Self-Love.
I’ve answered the following question in my online adventures more than I’d care to admit. Anybody want to take this one? Submit your responses or just reblog. —————————————————-

Hi Starsha!

I am very happy to see that you are confident in yourself-physically and emotionally! I love it that you empower other women to be more accepting of their bodies and appearances. However, the “pro-fat” movement doesn’t exactly scream, “healthy”.

I believe all men and women should be happy in their own skin-be them underweight, normal, or overweight. But just as “pro-ana” is unhealthy, “pro-fat” is in a very similar way. Both groups strive for acceptance of a certain type of unhealthy lifestyle. I believe that one should be self-confident but at the same time, strive to lead a healthy lifestyle. 

Being overweight is not healthy. Being happy is healthy. 

Maybe I’m misunderstanding, but are you condoning being overweight/obese as a healthy lifestyle?


“When you find yourself drowning in self-hate, you have to remind yourself that you weren’t born feeling this way. That at some point in your journey, some person or experience sent you the message that there was something wrong with who you are, and you internalized those messages and took them on as your truth. But that hate isn’t yours to carry, and those judgments aren’t about you. And in the same way that you learned to think badly of yourself, you can learn to think new, self-loving and accepting thoughts. You can learn to challenge those beliefs, take away their power, and reclaim your own. It won’t be easy, and it won’t happen over night. But it is possible. And it starts when you decide that there has to be more to life than this pain you feel. It starts when you decide that you deserve to discover it.”
— Daniell Koepke (via thelittleyellowdiary)

(Source: internal-acceptance-movement, via unconditionedconsciousness)

But if a mirror ever makes
you sad

you should know
that it does
not know

— Kabir (via larmoyante)

(via unconditionedconsciousness)

Feeling hormonal and sad.


Angelina Duplisea by J. William Washington



Angelina Duplisea by J. William Washington


(Source: benegesseritangel, via noshamejustlove)



one of my favorite models

freshie juice


(via chubby-bunnies)

Gabourey Sidibe for V Magazine

Gabourey Sidibe for V Magazine

(Source:, via healthyateverysize)


Illusions of the Body was made to tackle the supposed norms of what we think our bodies are supposed to look like. Most of us realize that the media displays the only the prettiest photos of people, yet we compare ourselves to those images. We never get to see those photos juxtaposed against a picture of that same person looking unflattering. That contrast would help a lot of body image issues we as a culture have.  

Within the series I tried get a range of body types, ethnicities & genders to show how everyone is a different shape & size; there is no “normal”. Each photo was taken with the same lighting & the same angle.  

Celebrate your shapes, sizes & the odd contortions your body can get itself into. The human body is a weird & beautiful thing. 

Photographer: Gracie Hagen

(via chubby-bunnies)

I’ve had some pretty unfortunate things happen to me throughout my life, but somehow I feel that the hardship has helped me become the person I love today. Like, maybe, I would have been a selfish, uncaring bitch otherwise….