quick fixes for a shitty day
- brush your teeth
- sort out your eyebrows
- do your laundry
- change your sheets
- hug a fluffy thing
- eat a snack
- reach out to someone even if it’s just a text
- get naked and dance a lil
Slowly replacing the negative thoughts with colors and beautiful things.
I genuinely don’t understand why so much of the fitness community is intent on demonizing medication.
You claim that you want people to be healthy. You claim that you support healthy behaviors. You claim that you encourage people to care for their bodies. If someone needs medication in order to function, or if medication improves the quality of their daily life, why would you shit on that?
When you devalue the important role that medication plays in someone’s life, you’re telling that person that you don’t actually care about their health - You just care about seeing everyone fulfill your personal set of fitness morals, regardless of what they might want or how they’ll actually be affected.
I think it’s really important for us to remember that when we are upset with our bodies and how we look, and when we get down on ourselves… we are upset with the wrong person.
Direct your anger toward the society that has taught you how to hate yourself. Direct your hate toward the patriarchal ideals that make you believe you are wrong.
Do not speak badly to yourself. YOU are perfect. It’s everything around you that’s fucked.
How often have you been shopping and you come across something that is just PERFECT, but does not go up to your size? Over 60% of American women wear a size 14 or above, but only 17% of clothing sold is 14 & up. That is a ridiculous disparity.
Moreover, when some brands move into plus (ahem H&M), they throw their signature trendy looks by the wayside in favor of flowy dark fabrics that they think “work” for plus sizes. That is crap. Plus size women want color, print, and structure. Moreover, we want variety. A group this numerous cannot be a monolith, and since style is such a personal thing, we all have different tastes. I want #plussizeplease to be a way to showcase the demand for styles we’d buy and rock, and all the money brands are forfeiting by refusing to expand their sizes.
So here’s how to use it:
1) Snap a picture of a garment you love but does not come in your size. Include the brand and price, tagging the company if possible. For example, I am in love with this Zara marble print dress. I would have purchased it yesterday if it went above a size L. My tweet would be:
“.@Zara marble print sheath, $59. I’d buy it right now if it came in my size. #plussizeplease”
2) Use it on any social media – Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, Pinterest… even Facebook supports hashtags now.
3) Tag anything you’d purchase, whether in store or online.
4) Feel free to include the size range it comes in and/or the size you think you’d need. Sizing can be tricky, so this is definitely not required.
5) Tell your friends! I don’t just want this to be a blogger thing – I want all women who wear size 14 and up to show their purchasing power and share styles they love. Let’s be unignorable!