"And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who couldn't hear the music."
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Reblogged from bonkasaurus  150,776 notes

strongerquickerbetter:

fit-foot-forward:

This is Scarlett Johansson at a beach in Hawaii.

She is one of the most gorgeous women in the world and a huge sex symbol. She isn’t totally skinny, she only has a thigh gap if she stands with her legs apart and she has cellulite and stretch marks on her thighs and butt. Does she give a fuck? No!

Regardless of all this, she’s absolutely gorgeous. There’s nothing wrong with cellulite, or stretch marks, or not having a perfectly flat stomach, you are beautiful and these things are normal. 

I just wanted you all to see somebody who isn’t “perfect”, is still incredibly beautiful and doesn’t care about her stretch marks.

This legitimately just made me feel 1,000x better. I am a perfectionist about every aspect of my life, and sometimes it’s hard for me to recognize that nobody is or can be perfect.

I’m pretty sure I have reblogged this before but I just love this so much. Scarlett is one of my favorite women of all time. 

antiizionism:

yanndere:

tibets:

el-dispute:

Woman Photographs Herself Receiving Strange Looks in Public

“I now reverse the gaze and record their reactions to me while I perform mundane tasks in public spaces. I seek out spaces that are visually interesting and geographically diverse. I try to place myself in compositions that contain feminine icons or advertisements. Otherwise, I position myself and the camera in a pool of people…and wait.

The images capture the gazer in a microsecond moment where they, for unknowable reasons, have a look on their face that questions my presence. Whether they are questioning my position in front of the lens or questioning my body size, the gazer appears to be visually troubled that I am in front of them.”

Photographer: Haley Morris-Cafiero

Project: Wait Watchers 

Source

Thought this was actually really cool and I’d share it with you guys! Takes a lot to get up there and do something like this. Love it!

this is such a fucking important project to me because i am constantly stared at in public in a negative way and turned into some disgusting object for the amusement of others and this is a peaceful way to confront those people

turning the spectators into the spectacle

Reblogged from passionandcoffeestains  57 notes

for so long i have been taught,
to choke down my anguish.
to swallow the bag of needles,
straighten my skirt and
put on a pretty smile.
i have been told to be
‘gentle, ladylike and elegant.’
when i dyed my hair from
the color of the sand
to dark chocolate,
my mother let out a loud, loathsome
sigh before telling me,
i no longer looked ‘soft.’
and i thought to myself in disgust,
why would i want to look
‘soft?’
i am not
‘soft!’

and i always found it ironic
how my parents preached love but
were always happiest
when i was sitting with them
in the church pew,
and the saddest
when i was showing them
my art.

and now that i am older,
i can no longer bring myself
to appreciate the ‘gentle.’
instead i find myself
seduced by the flawed.
screaming
from my rooftop,
fuck, away with
the beautiful,
show me your purple bruises,
your bleeding knee’s and shattered ribs.
i bet you they look a hell of
a lot like mine, kid.
i bet they look a hell of a lot like mine.

By Abbie Nielsen, Swallowing Bags of Needles (via passionandcoffeestains)