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.

No matter what you look like, what color, what gender, sexual orientation, what size or however many "flaws", healthy, not healthy, working on it, abled, disabled, we are all human, we all deserve to be happy, we all deserve to love ourselves. With this blog you will see all kinds of REAL bodies, REAL people, REAL stories.

-PLEASE READ FAQ before messaging

-BE AWARE some posts may be triggering depending on submissions, check for trigger warnings and tags. Also any harassment will be met with blocking and a report to Tumblr Support

 

hylianears:

micdotcom:

Canadian music festival takes huge step against Native appropriation

Follow micdotcom 

From their announcement:

For various reasons, Bass Coast Festival is banning feathered war bonnets, or anything resembling them, onsite. Our security team will be enforcing this policy.

We understand why people are attracted to war bonnets. They have a magnificent aesthetic. But their spiritual, cultural and aesthetic significance cannot be separated.

Bass Coast Festival takes place on indigenous land and we respect the dignity of aboriginal people. We have consulted with aboriginal people in British Columbia on this issue and we feel our policy aligns with their views and wishes regarding the subject. Their opinion is what matters to us.

fuckyeahftmsofcolor:

Hi there!
The name’s Chase, 18, half Native American (Tsimshian, Coast Salish, Musqueam Nation)
Pre-everything, only recently started to transition… I found a therapist, and a group, and have to come out to my family… My friends are all aware, and supportive, but, of course, there’s still the close-minded family to worry about…
From British Columbia, Canada.
Message me, I love to meet new people, and I think it’d be cool to get a few trans or ally friends~

fuckyeahftmsofcolor:

Hi there!

The name’s Chase, 18, half Native American (Tsimshian, Coast Salish, Musqueam Nation)

Pre-everything, only recently started to transition… I found a therapist, and a group, and have to come out to my family… My friends are all aware, and supportive, but, of course, there’s still the close-minded family to worry about…

From British Columbia, Canada.

Message me, I love to meet new people, and I think it’d be cool to get a few trans or ally friends~

Sir Adrian

fuckyeahftmsofcolor:

Hey guys, its the first time I’ve submitted here. I’m first nations, almost 1 year on T, pre-op though. I’m open for asks or whatever. I’m a pretty friendly guy.

transpoc:

     Hi <3  I’m Aaliyah Elainvayne N. but you can call me Annie for short, 26 years old, Transwoman, parent, pansexual, and currently employed with a financially stable but non-Trans* friendly work.  Prefer feminine/female friendly pronouns.  Gets me to become more open and willing to talk with others <3  I’m pre-hrt and everything else BUT weekly body hair removal as well as hard work on cardio so once I’m on E I would look less bulky and freaky than I already feel now.  I am Palestinian, Abanaki (Native American), and French and unlike my siblings I was not only gifted as the only Trans* sibling but also the lightest skinned one so I’m all kinds of jacked up :<
     Normally I am quiet, sad, alone and remain silent about who I am and my feelings (if you exclude my tumblr) since I’ve taken life in a “lack of pride” sorta aspect.  I specifically look for the bad sides of what I am and assume the worst for myself.  While I am specificly waiting to get on mones due to DADT being in effect for the rest of us, but I’m honestly scared to death that I will become even more hideous and grotesque than I am already.  If it wasn’t for all the Trans* groups, and more importantly TransPOC I wouldn’t even bat an eye at the idea of coming out.  Thank you <3
[An image of a woman looking at the camera with her hand to her face. She has short hair and brown eyes. She is wearing an orange shirt, and is inside with a few unidentifiable objects in the background.]

transpoc:

     Hi <3  I’m Aaliyah Elainvayne N. but you can call me Annie for short, 26 years old, Transwoman, parent, pansexual, and currently employed with a financially stable but non-Trans* friendly work.  Prefer feminine/female friendly pronouns.  Gets me to become more open and willing to talk with others <3  I’m pre-hrt and everything else BUT weekly body hair removal as well as hard work on cardio so once I’m on E I would look less bulky and freaky than I already feel now.  I am Palestinian, Abanaki (Native American), and French and unlike my siblings I was not only gifted as the only Trans* sibling but also the lightest skinned one so I’m all kinds of jacked up :<

     Normally I am quiet, sad, alone and remain silent about who I am and my feelings (if you exclude my tumblr) since I’ve taken life in a “lack of pride” sorta aspect.  I specifically look for the bad sides of what I am and assume the worst for myself.  While I am specificly waiting to get on mones due to DADT being in effect for the rest of us, but I’m honestly scared to death that I will become even more hideous and grotesque than I am already.  If it wasn’t for all the Trans* groups, and more importantly TransPOC I wouldn’t even bat an eye at the idea of coming out.  Thank you <3

[An image of a woman looking at the camera with her hand to her face. She has short hair and brown eyes. She is wearing an orange shirt, and is inside with a few unidentifiable objects in the background.]