State of the Linds

Body Positive Art and Blogging

Make no mistake, when school administrators patrol hallways checking out the legs, arms, shoulders and skin of 10- and 11-year-old girls, and micromanaging their appearance, they are objectifying them and encouraging them to self-objectify in the same way that popular media or purity cultures do.

—Soraya Chemaly, School Dress Codes: The Funny-Not-Funny Video You Have to See (via joffi)

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Overcoming Our Obsession with Fat

thebodyisnotanapology:

by Manda Perkins, Guest Writer

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Source: KeepCalmandPosters.com

[Image description: Against a blue background with a white crown at the top, the text reads, in white print: Keep calm and love your fat body.” Below the text appear the words “KeepCalmAndPosters.com.”]

Fat is the school bus…

Meat & Bones

thebodyisnotanapology:

by Lindsey Guile, Guest Writer

In response to a body-positive post I wrote a while back, a woman on Twitter responded with, “Here’s a picture. I am sure you will appreciate it as much as I did.” This is the picture she was talking about:

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[Image description: To the left of the graphic is a…

Meat & Bones

thebodyisnotanapology:

by Lindsey Guile, Guest Writer

In response to a body-positive post I wrote a while back, a woman on Twitter responded with, “Here’s a picture. I am sure you will appreciate it as much as I did.” This is the picture she was talking about:

[Image description: To the left of the graphic is a…

blondebarbells:

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rickythedrag0nsteamboat:

valeriekeefe:

"You don’t have to look like an Under Armour mannequin to be an athlete. People probably think I don’t even try to work out, but I do. Just because you’re big doesn’t mean you can’t be an athlete. And just because you work out doesn’t mean you’re going to have a 12-pack."
- Prince Fielder

people on twitter making fun of Prince, most of them probably can’t do 10 good push-ups if their life depended on it

Yeah, Prince is one big MOFO, but have you seen him run the bases? For a big dude, this guy can move!

He’s an amazing athlete, and have you seen this man hit a homer? He CRUSHES THEM.

blondebarbells:

iconsabstract:

rickythedrag0nsteamboat:

valeriekeefe:

"You don’t have to look like an Under Armour mannequin to be an athlete. People probably think I don’t even try to work out, but I do. Just because you’re big doesn’t mean you can’t be an athlete. And just because you work out doesn’t mean you’re going to have a 12-pack."

- Prince Fielder

people on twitter making fun of Prince, most of them probably can’t do 10 good push-ups if their life depended on it

Yeah, Prince is one big MOFO, but have you seen him run the bases? For a big dude, this guy can move!

He’s an amazing athlete, and have you seen this man hit a homer? He CRUSHES THEM.

(via fullbodiedlovin)

infinitetransit:

fat people do not have to prove their health before being treated decently. that is some ableist bullshit which supports the good fatty/bad fatty dichotomy

(via fullbodiedlovin)

themilitantbaker:

the-uncensored-she:

Women should NOT be forced to fucking feed their babies in a goddamn bathroom, all because we live in a misogynistic, porn-warped society that’s been brainwashed to believe that female breasts used for anything other than male pleasure is “indecent”. Support public breast feeding and end the porn culture.

Don’t end porn. End the concept that womens bodies need to be hidden.

(Source: behance.net, via alicesobscurity)