when you’re wet before he’s naked
I call this look: 8-year-old German school boy.
No, but it was actually meant to be a semi-TARDIS inspired look. (It’s kind of hard to tell, but the cami is TARDIS blue.) I thought about wearing a TARDIS blue skirt as well, but thought it might be slight overkill. Then again, I’m kind of all about overkill.
Alice outfit :)
Eve Ensler (on women’s body image)
[Pause from regularly scheduled fandom blogging for a mo to talk about something that is very important to me. This quote is not just about body acceptance but also about realizing that everyone’s body is just DIFFERENT, and that it’s neither bad, nor good. It just IS.
In this quote, Eve was actually quoting a woman from Africa, to whom she had asked, “What do you think of your body?” And the woman was extremely confused. She responded: “My arms are strong, I love my hands,” etc. The idea that a body had to be a certain thinness or a certain way aesthetically had never occurred to her.When Eve still didn’t seem to understand, she said this about trees— “see that tree? That tree is beautiful. What about that tree? It’s beautiful too. But just because the first tree doesn’t LOOK like the second tree, does that make it less beautiful? No. It’s still a beautiful tree.”
Your body is your tree. Love your tree for what it is.
I have struggled with an eating disorder for almost 14 years. I wish I had just learned to accept my “tree” for what it was long ago. I had never thought about the fact that spending this much time and energy hating it was NOT worth it.
I’m strong. I run marathons. I run triathlons. I sing. I dance. I feed my body. I don’t starve it anymore.
I don’t talk about this often, even to close friends. It’s hard. I know it is. But if anyone ever wants to talk to me about any of this, please do. I’m here.
Remember: Love your tree.]