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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

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)

Dear amy what advice would you give to a young woman with body issues? I’ve never been happy with my body and I feel like it’s preventing me from loving myself

(Source: amypoehler)

fatpeopleofcolor:

[Image Description: Image of Maya Angelou from the side. Wearing a black long sleeved sheer top, and gold accessories. Over the image is red text boxes with white font. Font print reads:

Does my sexiness upset you?
Does it come as a surprise
That I dance like I’ve got diamonds
At the meeting of my thighs?
-Maya Angelou
(Source)]

fatpeopleofcolor:

[Image Description: Image of Maya Angelou from the side. Wearing a black long sleeved sheer top, and gold accessories. Over the image is red text boxes with white font. Font print reads:

Does my sexiness upset you?

Does it come as a surprise

That I dance like I’ve got diamonds

At the meeting of my thighs?

-Maya Angelou

(Source)]