i would lick Robbie too
" I never approached Rita as a female action character, I just saw her as this lethal powerhouse who was pretty much the toughest person I’ve come across. It was exciting to approach her in that way, you know? She wasn’t this kind of butch woman, she had gotten to where she was by being savvy and intelligent and determined, and I think that’s what excited me – the spirit she had, the chutzpah she had (laughs), and courage she had. She’s an incredibly courageous character. " - Emily Blunt on Rita Vrataski
i need kisses and attention and alcohol
Oh Christ, I just wanted you to fuck me and then I became greedy, I wanted you to love me (2009) by Tracey Emin
I wasn’t going to post this picture for a plethora of reasons. I was unsurprisingly scared at the response or lack of response. I used to think it was a taboo for a full-figured women to post bathing suit pictures like every other “bikini ready” girl. I was so brainwashed, it’s ridiculous. When I returned to the city for college my mind was blown at how many women who looked like me, treated their bodies like expensive gold. Their bodies were just as important as the next woman. They owned their bodies with pride and didn’t let anyone tell them otherwise. My eyes were opened. I wrote a paper in my first semester of college about the way my body is perceived. We are all just bodies, aren’t we? This is the paragraph from that essay:
“Personally, I have struggled with the way I perceive my body from the moment I was allowed to choose my own clothes. This loss of confidence occurred the moment I couldn’t fit into all the popular clothing that all of my friends were wearing. There had to be something wrong with my body. Nothing changed in my thought process until I realized the limited options were not my fault but in fact the designers. It was disappointing to see brands created by women ignoring fellow women simply because they didn’t find a particular body size marketable. The term plus size is thrown around so easily without thinking of what it really means. What does it mean for any woman to be curvaceous or full figured? Our stories are being ignored. An entirely new sect of fashion had to be created because women with different bodies were nowhere to be seen on the runways at Milan or in catalogs. I’m not only forced to search harder for stores that cater to my needs but to pay more for a dress than someone who is a size 8. It has not been until recently that I have found a handful of mainstream stores that have begun to cater to bigger women at the same prices. We can get into arguments of “more fabric” and all that but let’s be real. “Plus size” clothing should not be a specialized form of fashion but instead stream lined to become another article of clothing on the rack.”
Now that I’m two years older I look back on this with fondness. I still feel the same way and am disappointed at the lack of monumental progress. But I’ve recently come to terms with the idea that change is incremental. At the moment, I can only change the way I think and perceive things. My outlook on life hasn’t changed much; I’m an introvert, I’m sassy, I’m honest, and I like to make people laugh. What has changed is that I am finally beginning to accept the skin I’m in. I wouldn’t go as far to say that I’m constantly confident and willingly to walk around in short shorts but I realize I’ve got it going on at least 80% of the time. That’s a fair statement whether anyone else agrees with it or not. Why? Because I say so and I don’t need others to agree or disagree with me.
I’ve been inspired by Meghan Tonjes and how fearless she is on social media platforms. She freely shares her body with the world despite naysayers and even drama with her photos being taken down. There is such a heavy double standard on what is allowed to be sexy or beautiful and frankly, it’s getting a bit tiring. I don’t know what to expect from posting this on my social media sites I do however expect some will be confused or grossed out that I dare to post a bathing suit picture without the perfect body underneath it. And that’s okay. You do you. And I’ll do me. I’m not looking for compliments or admiration but simply to make progress in my own life through conversation. I’ll honor my curves in any way I see fit. How will you honor yours?
benedict cumberbatch would make a really good middle aged snape.