Posts tagged showhersheswonderful
Posts tagged showhersheswonderful
*sigh* I just typed this whole long thing up, and tumblr logged me out and lost all of it -_-, so here it goes again!
I’m going to take you all back in time to a place called elementary school, a death trap filled with ignorance, arrogance and uneducated shit heads (pardon my french). I can distinctly remember a time as a 12 year old at the lunch table with most of my class discussing weight and how heavy or light everyone was. Now in my home we didn’t have a scale because my mom thought it promoted poor thinking, which I appreciate now knowing how dangerous those contraptions are. However, with a recent visit to the doctor for a regular checkup I knew that I was 150 pounds at 12 years old, now at the time I was already 5’6 bordering 5’7 and I was a completely healthy weight for my body and my doctor had no advice for my perfectly healthy self… However at the lunch table I learned something totally different, the number of the scale defined how skinny or fat you were and it also defined you as a person. I being naive and unsure of what I was getting myself into stated casually that I was 150 pounds, to the surprise of my classmates who all looked at me googly eyed and in awe… “I’m 100, 108, 120 at most” came from the mouths of all of my much shorter, skinnier classmates and I instantly knew I was wrong, weird and really fat. Deemed “Shamoo” for the rest of my adolescent career I knew that I was a disgusting chunk of lard that irritated people with my fatness.
(^ The girl on the far left is me, at age 13 still the owner of the nickname Shamoo)
Now this curse isn’t just the fault of young ignorant children who have no concept of weight, and health and beauty, it’s something that they have learned from their parents and the media. My mother, someone who belongs to the health industry even said to me one time just by looking at me that 160 pounds should be what I aim for at my height… Which was TOTALLY off base! If I weighed 150 almost 160 pounds in the photo above at 5’7 does it really make sense that I should weight that amount at 5’10 bordering 5’11? No, not at all! And this goes to show my point! Weight cannot be determined by looking at someone alone, you must know all of their physical details before making this assumption and that job belongs to the owner of this skin and their doctor who helps them determine their nutritional needs! Not you, a parent, or a friend, or a bystander who believes that your arrogant and condescending opinions help or even change the victims ways.
With a visit to my doctor I found out that my current weight of 185 is healthy for my size and if I would like to work out more that would be fine but going anywhere below 175 would be dangerous for me in particular!
So to all of you who believe you can judge a book by it’s cover, learn that you cannot at all! And stop trying to give your advice to people on how they should treat themselves or their bodies, because you have absolutely NO IDEA!
Love always, the girl with natural rolls, thunder thighs and small breasts.
I’m still accepting donations to hopefully get our thermometer moving here!
If you care to donate as little ast 50 cents to as much as 50 dollars go right ahead!!
Just follow this link!
Read more to understand the cause:
One thing that I don’t think is preached about enough is LOVE.
We can try to love our bodies.
We can try to love our personalities.
We can try to love our hips and buts and tummies…
But we can’t truly love any one part of us unless we love each other and send love out into the world.
When you bring positivity into your life no matter how hard it may be at first, you notice a change. The world has a new flare that you didn’t see when it was masked by sadness and negativity.
Take hold of your live, make changes and LOVE!!!
- Katie (awonderinthetardis.tumblr.com)
Hello all! I’d just like to inform you guys that I plan on selling prints of my photography as a way to raise money for my fundraiser for Girls Inc.
You can contact me about prints and sizes and costs here: ASK
And if you’re curious at all about my fundraiser and it’s purpose feel free to click HERE!
:) It would mean so much to me if you guys would check out my photography blog in hopes that we could fundraise for Girls Inc! Please don’t feel pressured to buy anything but spread the word!
I hope to be hosting a contests in the future as well!
Spread love, spread beauty, and spread kindness!
<3 - Katie
Clothing can almost act as a shield for you and others, it hides obviously everything you wouldn’t want to show off to a world that doesn’t accept your size and weight. It allows you to keep your body a secret, not only from the world, but from yourself if you’re like I was and wore clothes…
This is so huge for me, I can’t believe I had the guts to do this. But that’s what courage is! Taking one step at a time and even YOU surprise yourself! Stand tall, stand beautiful and show off the skin your in guys! Love it!
Merry Christmas Everyone. I hope you all have had wonderful gift giving celebrations in whatever culture, traditions, religions (or not) you pertain to and you can inch by inch accept the skin you’re in as something wonderful, beautiful and amazingly worth all the love you are given.
Merry Christmas: Kate
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[debrief: if you know me irl please refrain from discussing anything I say online in person, unless brought up by myself. Which most likely…wont be. Feel free to ask questions and stuff on here. But out in the real world…I’m not strong enough for that kind of authenticity]
I’ve struggled with a lot in this life, and all of this has create someone strong and ready to put up a fight for her happiness, so much of this world puts us down, and its time for us to stand up to the bullshit we have to put up with!
I hope all of you will send in your uplifting and encouraging stories to STOP HATING YOUR BODY and show the world that you’re in love or working on becoming in love with the body that you were blessed with.
You’re all beautiful amazing men and women and I am so happy to be apart of this group that supports it!
My name is Katie, I’m 18 and I am currently in school studying Art History.
When I was ten I started getting bullied for my looks, I was told every day that I was fat, and was called names such as “Miss Piggy”, “Shamu”, “Whale”, etc.
Though I was NOT fat, I began to believe the words of everyone around me and found myself faced with a standard of thin I would not be able to meet without making myself sick or starving myself. (which I am thankful I never did)
However, this time in my life was very lonely and painful and hard to get through, I was left to struggle with anxiety and the memories that occasionally pop up and sting as much as the moments themselves.
To physically pledge myself to my cause I promise not to shave my legs or armpits until I reach my goal of $1000.00, AND when I do reach my goal I promise to shave off all of my hair.
I want to resist what the media and society as a whole have taught me to be “true beauty” I want to take back my body and show the world that beauty doesn’t just depend on your hair, your clothes or the makeup you choose to wear.
Pledge with me
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!!!!!