I'm a 25 year old single white cis female college student from California. I proudly support LGBT*QIA, but I, myself, am straight. So...hello, boys! ;) (And by boys, I obviously mean men.)
I work in technical theatre as a stage manager and sound designer and aim to work in post production sound for visual media. :)
I obsessively collect gifs, but (sadly) I have not yet learned how to make any of my own.
This is NOT a spoiler-free blog! But I tend to tag quite thoroughly, so you can blacklist stuff.
I post things that I like, love, support, relate to, agree or empathize with, or find inspiring, intriguing, enraging, uplifting, sexy, hilarious, exciting, vindicating, eye opening, disgusting, invigorating, giggle-inducing, encouraging and beautiful.
This blog is an open-minded, tolerant, and accepting place, that promotes diversity, equality, body-positivity, LGBT*QIA issues, sex education, and sexual health.
Specifics of what you'll find here can be found by clicking What I Post and/or my Tag links: Fandom Tags, Activism Tags, Other Tags. (Please note that they are under construction.)
tl;dr: I'm actually rather awesome. We should get to know each other. ;)
July 11, 2012: I hit 2000 page views, and put in this globe thingy.
April 21, 2013: I hit 2000 visits on my globe thingy!
DO YOU GUYS HAVE THAT ONE FRIEND THAT DOESN’T THINK SHE’S ANYTHING SPECIAL BUT SHE’S BEAUTIFUL AND FUNNY AND WITTY AND EVERYTHIGN AMAZING THAT YOU COULD EVER WANT IN A PERSON BUT SHE DOESN’T SEE IT AND YOU JUST WANNA TAKE HER AND SHAKE HER AND SCREAM IN HER FACE ALL OF THE AMAZING THINGS ABOUT HER JUST SO SHE WILL APPRECIATE HOW ABSOLUTELY LOVELY SHE IS
MICHELE. DO YOU SEE THIS?
YOU ARE FABULOUS AND AMAZING, NO MATTER WHAT YOU SAY! :D
Fat people face an absolute torrent of shame, stigma, bullying and oppression almost everywhere we turn. We face it at home from friends and family who have been taught by society that we should be shamed “for our own good” in some kind of logic-defying effort to make us hate ourselves healthy. We face it at work when our company has a point of view about our body size rather than focusing on our work performance. We face it at the doctor’s office when our actual symptoms are ignored and our health put a risk by doctors who diagnose us as fat and prescribe weight loss the minute they see us, never hearing a word we say. We face it from well-meaning strangers who have been taught by society that a fat body is an indication that we need outside advice, especially that of strangers with no particular health training who think that being thin makes them an expert on how to become thin - like being a brunette makes them an expert on willing your hair to turn brown. We face it from not-so-well-meaning strangers who try to beat us down to make themselves feel better in a society that beats everyone down. We are certainly not the only group who faces this, but we face it nonetheless, and - like the trainers on The Biggest Loser - we are told by society that we should be thankful for the massive war being waged against us because their plan of eradicating the world of everyone who looks like us is a kindness, and we should say thank you and get on the treadmill.
I’ve been asked by people on different ends of the fat lover spectrum about advice being a good ally. From the “My lover doesn’t see how beautiful she is and won’t have sex with the lights on,” to the “My lover uses the term fat to describe themself but I’ve always thought of that as a derogatory word… isn’t it?” For FAT SEX WEEK I’ve highlighted some of the best ways to be a good ally to your fat lover. This is all from my limited perspective, you should obviously be in good communication with your lover to find out what works for them and how they operate in the world. Communication is an essential sex toy! This advice applies to folks of all sizes, not just thinner folks partnered (in all the myriad ways one can partner) with fat folks. And a lot of it is good advice for sex in general, regardless of whether or not your partner is fat.
Brooke here, and once again I’m back to grace you with the beauty of what is my body. You’re welcome! ;)
I’m 20 years old, size US 18/20, femme lesbian, living in Ohio.
I’m confident in my own skin. My lumps, dimples, and stretch marks are what remind me every day that I am human, and I deserve to be treated and respected as one, for everything that I am. It’s all about perspective.
I love you all, and I’d love for you to follow me: brookeback-mountain.tumblr.com