*flops on the floor*
I just want to read good books with strong female leads (maybe some queer ones please) and maybe there’s some dudes who hang out with them but they’re more sideline characters and the ones who are in the foreground aren’t stupid and maybe they have some sci-fi or fantasy or time travel aspects or settings but absolutely no vampires or werewolves but maybe some clones would be nice and also if they could be available from my university library that would be optimal.
Is that too much to ask?
Growing up, I was never comfortable in my skin. I was 5’10 in 5th grade, towered over everyone, and felt awkward and embarrassed of my body. I’m sure many of you out there have felt the exact same way. Now that I’m older, many of my insecurities have gone away, but until recently I wouldn’t be caught dead in a bikini. Swimsuit shopping has always included me trying desperately to squeeze into the last size 14 one-piece that didn’t have some hideous Hawaiian pattern, or a skirt meant to camouflage my cellulite. Of course, this usually ended in heartbreak and too much emotional eating.
This year however, I am happy to announce that there are more options for the fuller figure than ever before!! Not only did Gabi Gregg of Gabifresh create a line of “Fatkinis” for plus size fashionistas (found here), but a slew of other designers and stores are carrying fashion forward options for us bigger gals. Some of my favorite ones can be found online at Monif C, Rue 107, Forever 21+, and Modcloth.
With all the cute new styles out this year, I decided to bite the bullet and jump into my own bikini (I’ve NEVER in my life worn one). I was nervous to put it on, but now that I have I’m never looking back. Swim season is too much fun to miss out on just because of body-shame or not having the right swimwear. I’m in love with this one that I found at Land’s End. What do you guys think?
All photos copyright Joy Lengyel Photography
i feel so bad for the fedora
it started out as this great icon of feminism thanks to sarah berndhart and honestly a good hat (a good hat mind you not cheap shlock) does do wonders for making someone look dapper whether it be fedora or trilby (i slightly prefer trilbies)
and now it’s become shorthand for the very most obnoxious slime of society
i am sorry fedora. i am so sorry. humanity has failed you, you poor brave hat
these are my kittens, yes they meow weird, but they are mine. i found them all on my own. they are my ohana. back the fuck off camera.
are you fucking kidding me
SHE LIKE FLASHES HER CLAWS IN THE FIRST GIF LIKE BITCH STEP BACK