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chubby-bunnies:

hello!! i am a US size 16-18 and i have only recently started to slowly love my body and try and spread body positive vibes around!

chubby-bunnies:

hello!! i am a US size 16-18 and i have only recently started to slowly love my body and try and spread body positive vibes around!

blackfashion:

Design Label: RIS/RYN created by Taryn Andre & Charity Harris
Shot by: Exquisite Eye
Artist Statement
Punk is not dead. It’s Organic. The Spring/Summer 2015 collection was birthed by two unique thought processes, working together under the influence of one prominent inspiration; Nature.  Modern and minimal silhouettes were combined with design elements that were a bit rough and rugged through the use of natural fabrics, patchwork, shredding, unusual patternmaking , and natural dye techniques. 
The purpose of this collection is to re-inject art, quality and longevity back into clothing; important characteristics that seem to be devalued and diluted by the dominating force of fast fashion. 
Organic punk is about women returning to the root of who they really are. It is about the woman reassessing and reconstructing her sense of self while taking the initiative to live by her own rules, and doing what empowers her as an individual. It is this kind of progressive and forward thinking that we wanted to display within each piece of the collection. 
 - RIS/RYN

blackfashion:

Design Label: RIS/RYN created by Taryn Andre & Charity Harris

Shot by: Exquisite Eye

Artist Statement

Punk is not dead. It’s Organic. The Spring/Summer 2015 collection was birthed by two unique thought processes, working together under the influence of one prominent inspiration; Nature.  Modern and minimal silhouettes were combined with design elements that were a bit rough and rugged through the use of natural fabrics, patchwork, shredding, unusual patternmaking , and natural dye techniques. 

The purpose of this collection is to re-inject art, quality and longevity back into clothing; important characteristics that seem to be devalued and diluted by the dominating force of fast fashion. 

Organic punk is about women returning to the root of who they really are. It is about the woman reassessing and reconstructing her sense of self while taking the initiative to live by her own rules, and doing what empowers her as an individual. It is this kind of progressive and forward thinking that we wanted to display within each piece of the collection. 

 - RIS/RYN

Girls face so many challenges and people are constantly telling them they can’t do things, they can’t be funny, they can’t run the companies. My advice is just not to focus on anyone telling you that you can’t do anything or the politics of your situation. Just think about your art, or that thing you want to do.

(Source: kelly-kapoor)

lifeworkfun:

Meet The First Woman To Make It Into The FDNY’s Calendar Of Heroes. Danae Mines became one of the few female firefighters in the New York City Fire Department (FDNY) 11 years ago, despite her family telling her that only men joined the department. This year, she broke down another barrier by becoming the first woman to be featured in the FDNY’s 2015 Calendar of Heroes. She had been told that the honor was reserved for men, but when she saw the open call for firefighters, she went, despite feeling a little intimidated standing in line with more than 100 men.  There are currently only 41 women in the department, but perhaps the attention Danae is getting will increase that number. “I wanted my picture in the calendar so that young girls and young women can see me and know that they can do this job,” she told the New York Daily News.

lifeworkfun:

Meet The First Woman To Make It Into The FDNY’s Calendar Of Heroes.

Danae Mines became one of the few female firefighters in the New York City Fire Department (FDNY) 11 years ago, despite her family telling her that only men joined the department.

This year, she broke down another barrier by becoming the first woman to be featured in the FDNY’s 2015 Calendar of Heroes. She had been told that the honor was reserved for men, but when she saw the open call for firefighters, she went, despite feeling a little intimidated standing in line with more than 100 men.

There are currently only 41 women in the department, but perhaps the attention Danae is getting will increase that number. “I wanted my picture in the calendar so that young girls and young women can see me and know that they can do this job,” she told the New York Daily News.

micdotcom:

Photos of Keke Palmer’s debut as Cinderella will bring tears to your eyes

Keke Palmer took the stage Tuesday night as the title character in Broadway’s Cinderella, marking the first time an African-American actress has played the role on theater’s biggest stage. 

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