This is a place of encouragement, a place to discuss body image, insecurities, self-esteem, and everything under the umbrella of fighting self-hate and finding self-love.

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fuckyeahsexeducation:

"Elmo is with his good friend, Lupita. They are talking about all the great things about their skin. For example, Elmo’s skin just happens to be very ticklish. Lupita’s skin happens to be a beautiful brown color. Skin can come in all different shades and colors. Isn’t skin just the best? However, ticklish or smooth or black or brown or white or tan, be sure to love the skin you are in." 

I <3 these kinds of messages in kids media. I may need to show this when I teach kids about diversity.

(Source: soph-okonedo)

I feel like this is a great video to support self love! Just thought I’d share it with you all too. 

BE BRAVE! JOIN THE BODY PEACE REVOLUTION!

silversarcasm:

[Gifset: Laverne Cox speaks at the GLAAD media awards, she says,

"Each and every one of us has the capacity to be an oppressor. I want to encourage each and every one of us to interrogate how we might be an oppressor, and how we might be able to become liberators for ourselves and each other."]

femmeanddangerous:

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(Source: fuckyeahlavernecox)

Don&#8217;t let self-doubt hold you back! When I was younger I had the same insecurities about auditioning, &#8220;they will not hire me because I am not thin&#8221;, and although currently the mainstream tv/film industry mainly casts female leads who are thin, things are getting better. It&#8217;s hard for the women in between typical &#8220;character sizes&#8221;, (heck it&#8217;s a hard industry for women PERIOD, all sizes) but not impossible. Fight for that visibility, it can&#8217;t happen if everyone is too discouraged to even audition, better to have tried than to have not tried at all, Get out there! Be seen! Be proud! Acting is about telling truth, telling stories about real people, and real people come in all shapes and sizes! -Annie

Don’t let self-doubt hold you back! When I was younger I had the same insecurities about auditioning, “they will not hire me because I am not thin”, and although currently the mainstream tv/film industry mainly casts female leads who are thin, things are getting better. It’s hard for the women in between typical “character sizes”, (heck it’s a hard industry for women PERIOD, all sizes) but not impossible. Fight for that visibility, it can’t happen if everyone is too discouraged to even audition, better to have tried than to have not tried at all, Get out there! Be seen! Be proud! Acting is about telling truth, telling stories about real people, and real people come in all shapes and sizes! -Annie

(Source: monstersss-are-human)

Anderson: On the red carpet for the Oscars last year you changed your look… kind of and it seemed to flip people out. People were writing about this, blogging about this. And Gabby at the Olympics recently, when she did really well I saw people commenting about her hair and stuff. I just thought it really odd that people notice this so much. Do you find it strange that people comment on how you appear so much?

(Source: viola-davis)