Posts tagged happy
Posts tagged happy
It’s that time of year again! Heart shaped chocolates, roses and other themes of love floating throughout the air- For those who aren’t feeling the love, it can be quite suffocating.
Guess what?! Valentines day isn’t just for couples! Shocking eh?
Valentines day is for anyone with a heart, and you can take it upon yourself throughout this week to challenge yourself to go the extra mile with your lovin’! Call your family members that you love, and remind them that you’re thinking about them, make little cards for your best friends with something special for all of them! Take the time this week to work on your own self love, light some candles and take a relaxing bath and read a book, watch your favourite movie, get dressed up and go out to a party!
Valentines day is for ANYONE WITH A HEART! SO MAKE USE OF YOURS AND GO GETTEM TIGER!
And remember I love you all! -KATE
This is my favorite event of the whole semester. I participated last year for the first time and had such an awesome experience. I honestly had never thought about the idea of loving my body before last fall. I mean, I’ve was fortunate enough to grow up as a fat child and without hating my body. My sister was thin and my mom was also fat but nothing about weight really came up in my house. I mean, my mom would occasionally talk about exercising (which isn’t inherently fat/body shaming) and drinking less soda, but that was about it. I managed to get through elementary and middle school without being teased to my face about my weight (probably because I was also taller than the other kids) and always having lots of friends of all different sizes. Of course I was influenced by the media as a person who grew up watching a lot of TV but I still never hated my body. Sure, I felt unsatisfied about my flabby stomach and thighs when I weighed the least I’ve ever weighed in my life (150 lbs when I was in 9th and 10th grade) but I never hated myself. Not hating yourself is not enough.
Love Your Body Week 2011 and all kinds of stuff on Tumblr taught me that being indifferent towards your body is not the same as loving it. From last fall on, I’ve actively tried to love my body and remind myself that it’s beautiful and wonderful no matter how big or small it gets in my lifetime. All bodies are beautiful!
Here are some photos from Love Your Body Week 2012 <3
I haven’t always been in a place where I would be comfortable posting a picture of my large body in a swimsuit for all the internet to see, but the tumblr plus size community has helped me so much with my confidence level. It’s amazing to be part of such a positive, uplifting network of women.
Don’t ever let someone get away with telling you that your body is unhealthy just because they’ve looked at you once. My body has run a marathon! You would never be able to tell by looking at me, but I have.
I’m always looking for new friends, feel free to say hello!
I read a quote at some point, that said that fat girls who love themselves scare the shit out of people who don’t. I think that is very true. My friends say I am surprisingly “self pleased” (English language lacks a word here! This was the best translation I could come up with), because, surprise surprise, I don’t hate myself. I love me! I am awesome! In fact, I think all people are awesome. I could easily see plenty of reasons why they are beautiful, amazing people! I love life and the people in it.
I think I’ve almost always had a very positive look on life: as a young teen, many teachers and family members would say independently of each other that I “rest within myself”: I don’t struggle with myself, never really have. Sure, there are plenty of things that are changing all the time within me, but it doesn’t drain me of my love of life.
I think part of the reason I am so positive, is that I don’t let myself miss out. I am fat, so? Doesn’t mean I can’t flirt with attractive men at parties. Doesn’t mean I can’t dance like crazy at the club. Doesn’t mean that I can’t sunbathe at the public beach.
At graduation, as pictured above (hence the hats) there are two traditions that I know a lot of people were surpised a fat girl like me participated in. Heck, I was even a bit surprised! One is pictured above: All 450ish graduates go to this fountain and dance around it, in it, on top of it. To get to the top is a bit of a climb, and I therefore settled for dancing on one of the lower levels, simply because I didn’t think I would be able to pull my fat body up there. But then my friends, who are used to me never missing out, used to that I am always center when we have a silly fun time, they thought that of course I should be up at the highest level of the fountain, and helped me up there. Of course I shouldn’t miss out!
The support of my friends, meant that I had no doubts when it came to the second tradition: Skinny dipping in the harbour. And I can add, I live in a harbour city, meaning the harbour is in the middle of town. And it was daytime. But, off with the dress, and in we went, no second thoughts! And again, people who knew we weren’t surprised, and people who didn’t (or even those who do, but continue to see me as a “selfhating fat girl”, because surely, that is what all fat girls ought to be like?), could hardly believe their eyes. “Was that a naked fat girl, joining in with her longtime friends in a tradition that has nothing to do with size or shape of bodies?”
Yesterday, some old friends invited me to a beach party. I remembered that they had also invited me 3 years ago, and I had said no, because I didn’t want them to see me in a bathing suit. I was taken aback, I could hardly recongize that person! And I even know I was still a happy-go-lucky person then, even though I was still unsure of my body. So if I can go from feeling good, to feeling awesome in 3 years, what might the future hold? I can only look forward to it (:
So that was my little tale, of how I feel about myself and the world ;)
Denmark, size can be anywhere from EU size 44 to 54.
First submission! US size 12/14
I was a thin girl, who started getting chubby when I became a wheelchair user. Lots of people (doctors, family, complete strangers) think it’s okay to approach me and tell me that it’s my job as a PWD to get skinny/not gain weight, because obviously the worst thing about disability is getting fat. -.- Fuck ‘em all, I’m extremely happy with my new shape. Though I wouldn’t particularly mind if my chubby frame was supported by functional knees. :-P
Chubby crips represent! XD
I’m pretty sure that this, despite my face, is probably one of my most cherished pictures of myself.
Pink shoe wearin’.
Sportin’ lime green.
It’s the most “Me” I’ve ever been.
Picture of me with my shiny new yellow belt sitting in full black gi uniform in my bright purple chair, posing with a punch.
I’ve decided to do this as a sort of series for SHYB, I’ll post ideas as they come to me, but as an art student and someone who always wants something fun to do I thought this would be good for you guys to decorate your rooms with, your lockers with, etc!
Let me know in my ask box if you love the idea and reblog if you plan on doing it yourself! Submit photos of your Self Love Creations as well :) <3
SO LET IT BEGIN!
Self Love Reminder Jars.
Go to your local wallmart, grocery store, even goodwill or salvation army! Pick up a mason jar (if you can only get them in packs then make these for friends too!).
Now you can leave your mason jar as is, or decorate it if you’d like, a fun way I suggest is to take Modge Podge (found in wallmart, canadian tire, lowes) and paint it on the inside of your jar and then pour your favourite colour glitter into the jar till it covers the entire thing. For a more visual description of how to do this here is a video Ingrid made doing the same thing to a candle jar
Then when you are finished this and are waiting for this to dry, rip up small pieces of paper and write positive things about yourself, be it physical, or your great qualities or write down dreams you have and you want to achieve! enough so the jar is full to the brim, and screw on the lid.
On top of the lid
Write “You Are Beautiful” or create a really cool glittered lid to go with it!
Whenever you feel down and need some lifting up, take the jar and read one of the notes or however many you need to read to make you feel better <3
Or keep it by your bed and read it every morning when you wake up, and every night before you go to bed!
Beauty is all around us, fill yourself up with something beautiful and spread it to others!
I hope you all have a really great Tuesday, and have a great time making these!
Life is too short to spend hating yourself and bullying yourself! Take the time to study yourself and be grateful for what your bodies do for you daily. You are so lucky to have them!
Don’t feel pressured to run away from swimsuit season, be it because of your rolls, tummy, scars, hair, etc! Rock what you’ve got and give it the chance it deserves to have fun in the sun this summer!
They just recently made a post that screams help me, they are hurting terribly and I am calling upon the forces of all you beautiful people of SHYB to go and send them countless messages of love and encouragement!
SPREAD THE LOVE GUYS! It’s valentines day, finish the night off knowing you put love where it counts, toward saving a life <3
We have the power to change things you guys, tumblr has proven that time and time again!
Beauty comes in all shapes and sizes, and personality is the same. Everyone is different, beautiful, unique and special and this photo shoot was done to prove just that!
Negativity will NOT HOLD US DOWN, WILL NOT TEAR AWAY OUR DREAMS, WILL NOT DESTROY US. WE WILL RISE ABOVE BULLYING, SELF HATE and WHAT THE MEDIA TELLS US TO BELIEVE!
SHOWHERSHESWONDERFUL- PLEDGE WITH ME
This world needs to see that we are standing above all the hate! Love yourselves, you are so amazing and so wonderful and SO WORTH THE LOVE.
Never doubt your dreams, or your loves or your passions.
You are capable of reaching for your dreams!!!!!
Things You Can Submit To The Blog!
- Stories of how you overcame bullying/unhappiness etc, and why you are so happy now
- Pictures of your physical pledge, may it be your bright smiles, unshaven legs, armpits, no makeup, no bra etc!
Please don’t feel bad if you cannot donate money to the cause, if you can donate your stories and your hearts it is just as helpful and effective!!!
Please read the ABOUT ME for full understanding of what this cause is about and what my goal is!
AND PLEASE, PLEASE SHARE YOUR LOVE!!!!!
It’s Katie (a moderator). I’m back again. And I’m good.
Trigger Warning: depression
I know it’s been a while since I’ve posted anything substantial on here, and this is due to the fact that I’ve been dealing with my depression again recently and it really hit me hard.
For some reason I felt that leaving for university would mean that I was leaving all of my problems behind me, that because those who I thought were my only triggers were still at home 2 hours away, that I’d be better and fine while at school.
Needless to say I was mistaken.
Depression and all of the unpleasant things that come along with that for me will never fully go away until I confront everything I’m dealing with head on. I think the biggest hardship I have with this is allowing the bullying I endured throughout my childhood and adolescence from family, “friends, and others to continue to effect me.
I’m 18 years old.
I’m on my own, I’m making a fresh start, and I’m letting some remarks that 10 year olds said to me bring me down NOW?
I’m not trying to belittle the hurt that I’m feeling, or had felt in the past, because what was said to me was not only by kids, but adults, and family, and people I thought loved me enough to understand that they were damaging me more than they even knew.
But I need to get past this place that wreaks of anger, hatred and sadness.
I need to get out of bed in the morning and not feel debilitated by those thoughts of uselessness anymore.
Something I found has really helped me come out of this:
I’ve been taking hold of my passions and spending time on them, I’ve created a new Deviant Art account and Tumblr account for my photography, which has helped a lot when I deal with triggering thoughts and need to focus on something else entirely that won’t end up hurting me in the end. And out of it I’ve received pretty positive feedback already, so that helps me even more.
Not to mention the girls I photograph are all different, and all gorgeous and usually are photographed with minimal to no makeup at all.
I love photographing true beauty (this does not exclude fashion photography from my blog at all) but natural models are important to me.
If you’d care to follow follow this link and check it out :
And maybe take a leaf outa this book that is my life and make a blog for something your passionate to get your mind out of a slump. It can be anything, if you love a show make a blog, love makeup make a blog, love music BLOG.
Do something that indulges that passion and makes you spend time focussing on it.
Trust me, picking a theme took 3 hours haha, it’ll work!
>_> Shhh you!