I love this quote that has circled my newsfeed and the internet over the past couple of months.
(I googled this so not sure who to give credit to for the picture but it’s no mine!)
I came across this article on xojane and in the height of summer wanted to share it with you all because the photos and messages underneath are spot on.
Real Beach Bodies
Don’t let anyone or anything put you off wearing what the fuck you want this summer! If you have a body, then you have a beach body so get out there and soak up that vitamin D
This is one of the reasons I love facebook and can’t quite give it up because I come across amazing things like this from the various pages I follow. This is the amazing work by Carol Rossetti, so simple yet so powerful! I wanted to share on the blog because I felt it so fitting and something a lot of woman will relate to. Also the illustrations are just too KICK ASS not to share.
Posted with permission. Please go to http://https://www.behance.net/carolrossetti to see more of her amazing work!
The Body Image Revolution
This is an amazing project that runs along the same wave length as we do. We would advise to check them out and subscribe. They also do #BodyConfidenceHour, a beautiful exchange of body positivity on Twitter! Next one on Friday the 17th at 7pm – get involved!
The Urban Nudist is a website about nudity and the arts, culture and politics that comes with it, and they asked us to do a wee guest post. Our contributions can be found here and here.
So this Dove advert has been doing the rounds lately and it kind of niggled at us. This post from little drops articulates the issues we had with it better than we can ourselves, so give it a read!
“So this video started going around my facebook today, with about a dozen of my female friends sharing the link with comments like, and “Everyone needs to see this”, and “All girls should watch this,” and “This made me cry.” And I’m not trying to shame those girls! I definitely understand why they would do so. And I don’t want to be a killjoy. But as I clicked the link and started watching the video, I started to feel a slight sense of discomfort. I couldn’t put my finger on why that was, exactly, but it continued throughout the whole thing. After watching the video several more times, I have some thoughts…”
via little drops — Why Dove's "Real Beauty Sketches" Video Makes Me Uncomfortable… and Kind of Makes Me Angry.(click to read the rest of the article.
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