This is a picture of me and my two gorgeous best friends. Clearly, we all have very different body types, and you know what? None of us is healthier, prettier or happier than the others because of it.
That’s me on the left. I’m short, super petite, and have about as much muscle mass as a blob of gelatin. Despite being naturally thin, I have always been far from in shape. Not even a month ago, running two minutes at a time was a struggle—now I can run without stopping for more than a half hour.
Felicia, in the center, is probably the most active girl I know. The opposite of me, she’s one of those people that can build muscle just by looking in the direction of a dumbbell. She loves running like I do, and we’ve discussed running a 5k. She’s a big yoga enthusiast and has tried all sorts of different forms that I can’t pronounce, and she’s found free community yoga classes for us to attend together. Also, she has abs of steel, seriously. She’s helping me with my ab workouts. She’s also recently lost over 60 lbs through her active lifestyle and healthy diet.
That’s my friend Maddy on the right. She’s curvy and feminine, but she’s a beast in the gym. Strength training is her thing. She could probably bench press two of me. Not only is she incredibly strong, she’s insanely flexible and an avid pole dancer. We’re taking classes together even though she can spin circles around me on that damn pole, and look gorgeous while she does it.
My friends inspire me so much, and remind me that diversity is lovely. You don’t have to be skinny to be beautiful and confident, nor do you have to look like girls in Nike ads to be strong and fit. You don’t need to weigh a certain number, fit into a certain size, or have a certain appearance to be confident, healthy, or happy. I think that my friends prove that to me.
I’ll never be long and willowy like a supermodel, or well-built like all those fitspo girls. I’ll never look like either of my friends, and they’ll never look like me. And that’s ok, because fitness is about being the best you can be, not comparing yourself to others.
Embrace what you have, and help others embrace what they have. Fitness is funner with friends. Get them involved. Take a class, go for a walk, make a healthy dinner together. You’ll always have support and a fun activity to bond over.
this is one of the best things i’ve read on tumblr. Friends come in all different shapes, colors and sizes. May your friendships be everlasting
I just can’t NOT reblog this. Everyone should read it.
This was absolutely amazing, well worth the time to read, wow. Beautiful.
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so my animation professor has worked on all of the major disney movies like lion king, little mermaid, aladdin, beauty and the beast etc.
and he was talking about the issues a lot of disney stories have and how the writers kinda just shrugged about them and hoped people wouldnt notice and PEOPLE DID
ACTUAL LITTLE KIDS
like he said one time when they were doing a panel a little girl asked why ariel couldn’t just WRITE ERIC A LETTER TELLING HIM IT WAS HER WHO SAVED HIM B/C SHE SIGNED URSULA’S CONTRACT WHICH MEANS SHE COULD WRITE and all of the animators n writers just skipped over her question
and another time they were questioned about princess and the frog and how charlotte coulda just helped tiana with her restaurant b/c she’s rich and they’re friends so yanno
but the writers just sorta laughed nervously
these stories make me laugh b/c so many people try and say dont pay attention to the issues some disney movies have b/c they’re for little kids and little kids can’t think critically > v >
ahh yes good times
the writers kinda just shrugged about them and hoped people wouldnt notice
The Hollywood standard for storytelling: hope people aren’t paying attention to the story, distract them with loud noises and pretty things.
doing my readings and ugh you know what’s annoying when scholars look at a word that clearly has a feminine gender (lexical gender not just grammatical) and say ‘no this is obviously a grammatically feminine noun that’s referring to a masculine subject because women couldn’t be scribes in ancient…
The Rescuers Down Under (1990)
so when i was 3 or 4, i asked my mom how they made cartoons
she said that they make a bunch of drawings and put them on VHS cassettes
so i drew the above scene in a handful of crayon drawings and shoved them into our VCR.
collections that are raw as fuck ➝ jean louis sabaji s/s 2013
in the second from the end seems like she’s teleporting through magic smoke
I will rule the world in these
7 Things Women Writers are sick of hearing.
"Why is your lead always a girl?"
"Who’s her love interest, then?"
"What kind of young adult do you write?" (I don’t write YA…)
"Oh, you do fantasy? Like Twilight?"
"Women just can’t write men. I mean, men can kind of do both just because it’s been done so much, but women always write men too girly."
"Are you going to hide your name like JK Rowling so you can get published?"
AND THE WORST ONE: Upon hearing my writing group is predominantly women… “Oh, I don’t think that’s for me. I do serious writing.”