Girl Esteem

During the promotion of my album Stripped, I got tired of being a skinny, white girl. I am Ecuadorian but people felt so safe passing me off as a skinny, blue-eyed white girl. So the next time my label saw me…I was heavier, darker and full of piercings! [laughter] Let me tell you, that wasn’t an easy pill for them to swallow. I had gained about 15 pounds during promotion and during my Stripped tour with Justin, they called this serious emergency meeting about how there was a lot of backlash about my weight…basically they told me I would effect a lot of people if I gained weight. The production, musical directors people I toured with would ALSO miss out if I gained weight because I would sell no records or tickets for my shows. I was young, so I lost the weight quickly and was toothpick thin during Back to Basics promos and touring. So I told them during this Lotus recording ‘you are working with a fat girl, know it now and get over it’. They need a reminder sometimes that I don’t BELONG to them, it’s my body. My body can’t put anyone in jeopardy of not making money anymore - My body is just not on the table that way anymore. I am 31, my boobs are Max’s and my pussy is mine…Sorry.

— Christina Aguilera, 2012 Billboard Cover Story (via bigfatpussyyy)  (via internal-acceptance-movement)

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sancophaleague:

SanCopha League most definitely supports women with natural hair:) We’re back again with another style of natural hair. Again we LOVE all forms of braids and how they look on Women. Specifically, “Yarn Braids” also known as “Genie Locs” are a creative affordable style that is very sexy especially when worn well. Genie Locs are an excellent protective hair style being that the winter season is approaching. Yarn braids are relatively cheap to buy. “You can buy 1 or 2 packs of acrylic yarn not the wool one ( this can dry out your hair) and have enough to complete your whole head for anywhere between $5 to $7 or perhaps even less.”  Yarn Braids are becoming very popular amongst natural hair women.. You can get yarn twists, genie locs, or yarn braids they all look fine!
 
The beauty of African hairstyles is that they are so diverse and creative. Historically Africans were very proud of their hair Pre-Slavery/Pre-Colonization era. Furthermore many Africanisms and cultural practices have been maintained over the years, hairstyles like yarn braids/Genie locs are style that are influenced by the motherland. “Your natural hair, and your soft skin, and your big ayyyee in that sundress (oooh!) ”

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arikhaldan:

The only thing that has changed about me in the last five years is the vessel that houses my soul. I’m not ashamed of how I use to look, and I’m not ashamed of how I look today.

Please, please, please do not post these photos on other sites without first asking for permission, as I live my day-to-day life stealth.


A recent study of college males studying psychology, published in 1997, found that 10 percent believed that it was acceptable to hit a female partner for refusing to have sex, and 20 percent believed that it was acceptable to do so if the man suspected her of cheating. Studies have found similar statistics regarding young men’s belief that they have the right to force a female to have sex if they have spent a substantial amount of money on the evening’s entertainment or if the woman started wanting sex but then changed her mind. These studies point to the importance of focusing on changing the entitled attitudes of abusers, rather than attempting to find something wrong in their individual psychology.

Bancroft, Lundy (2003-09-02). Why Does He Do That?: Inside the Minds of Angry and Controlling Men (p. 59). Berkley Books. Kindle Edition.

Jesus Christ.

remember ladies: withholding sex is literally worse than rape or abuse. And this mindset has only gotten worse.

(via tr1angl3)

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fuckyeahsubversivekawaii:

and the whole gang!! i’ll be making a couple more as custom requests, but these will be the stock for the shop i think!! they will all be in circular format on the pendants (like the top image), but the colour schemes and additional graphics will be the same!

there will be a very limited number of these available, so if you would like to buy one be sure to keep your eye out for the announcement post!