Anonymous asked: um whoa you are super talented.

Thank you so much, cute little anon. You will never know how much your kind words mean to me! :) 

ugh too smudgy but here ya go woahev

ugh too smudgy but here ya go woahev

today has been a heavy day. if you pray, could you keep me in mind? thanks, sweet friends.

xoxogossipjot:

do you ever wonder how people describe you to other people who don’t know you

So yesterday I posted something about my dislike for Meghan Trainor’s song “All About That Bass.” Today I received a message from someone who disagreed (and also requested that I stop complaining about it…sorry!) and I just wanted to share the reply I sent to them just in case yesterday’s post seemed like I was just complaining for no reason! Here’s what I have to say about my issues with the song:

1. It’s meant to be body positive, but both the song itself and the music video bring a negative portrayal of anyone who doesn’t have “all the right junk in all the right places,” as she puts it. Media in general tends to pick sides - either promoting skinny bodies and shaming fat ones, or vice versa. The problem with this is that the media is incredibly pervasive in our thoughts and perceptions of ourselves and others. Many women (and men!) have been hurt by the presentation of their body types in pop culture and the media. The simple fact is that there are tons of different body types and they are all wonderful! My personal opinion is that it isn’t okay to shame one to build up another.

2. “My mama she told me don’t worry about your size, she says, boys they like a little more booty to hold at night.” It may seem like a small and insignificant detail, but I don’t appreciate that most pop culture reduces women’s bodies to something for men to be attracted to. Women’s bodies are FREAKING AWESOME and yet women are constantly reduced to their aesthetic value rather than being recognized for their personalities, intelligence, character, and all of the things they can do with their bodies.

I totally realize that it’s just a song, but I do think that when you have a platform to speak into a lot of lives (like Meghan Trainor does currently), you should be conscientious of what you choose to say. I’m all for songs that exemplify curvy (or skinny or pear-shaped or hourglass or round) bodies, but I think it’s important that they don’t put down other body types to do it. 

- Alyssa

And then her heart changed, or at least she understood it; and the winter passed, and the sun shone upon her.

—  J. R. R. Tolkien (via breanna-lynn)

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woahev

I just saw someone describe Dorothea Lange’s Migrant Mother as “very edgy” and now I’m going to throw myself into a dumpster

a bleedy muddy sketch from today in traditional tattooing style (ish).
"I wanna die with you once or twice." // Dogwalk, Pity Sex

a bleedy muddy sketch from today in traditional tattooing style (ish).

"I wanna die with you once or twice." // Dogwalk, Pity Sex

zzzeal:

Shoutout to all the artists on Tumblr who work on something for weeks and only get 4 notes

Shoutout to all the artists on Youtube who do amazing speedpaints and, if they’re lucky, will get 500 views

Shoutout to all underappreciated artists who do amazing work and receive no recognition

I have too many incredible artist friends that go unnoticed.

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fragile-oceans:

restlesswithout:

does anyone else have about a billion problems with “All About That Bass” or am I the only one?

literally was just complaining about that video/song the other day. probably the shittiest excuse for “body positivity” i’ve ever seen

AGREED. even as a girl with a booty, I hate it. I totally understand wanting to represent curvy girls. but “my mama, she told me don’t worry about your size, she says, ‘boys they like a little more booty to hold at night.’” UM. what about the girls that don’t have a booty? also WHY IS MY BODY ONLY FOR BOYS TO HOLD. ugh.