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From the photoshoot~!
The quality of the photo might be terrible, sorry about that ;v;
"Take a day to heal from the lies you’ve told yourself and the ones that have been told to you."
Maya Angelou (via creatingaquietmind)
The Man Who Lives Alone
My Intro to Comics final about ghosts and love.
This came out awesome chase, that last panel is working real well
this is really fucking cute and sweet
Oh my gosh thats adorable. ;u;
I like this so much better than that creepy nice guy ghost comic.
On flattering and not being so quick to throw it out with the bathwater
This will pretty much be a post (read: essay) on my feelings about flattering clothing as a tool but not a requirement.
(and an important thing to note is I will use the term fat. I personally use it as a neutral term with no negative meaning behind it and prefer it to terms that skirt the issue, as if being fat is a bad thing. It is simply a description of some body types and sizes. I’m sorry if my use of it makes you uncomfy, but keep in mind I am using it in a neutral, if not loving, manner)
The reason why I want to make this post is because a lot of times it seems that opinions go one of two ways — either it’s essential or they say fuck it.
Now I don’t have to point out the types of fashion and clothing sources that focus heavily on flattering. Walk into your local grocery store and check out the “women’s” magazines. Hell, as much as I LOVE it, go check out shows like What Not to Wear and the like. Sure, some of these sources are better than others, but in general you know what I mean.
As for the other point of view, I’ve most often seen it within the context of fat girls dressing themselves, in discussions of body-shaming, etc. and so forth. Several times now I’ve come across fat fashion blogs/posts that completely abandon flattering as a concept with slogans like “Fuck Flattering” and the like. I don’t think this is a bad position. In fact, I often find it a liberating one, because it is good for people to hear that they aren’t obliged to dress their body in a flattering way. They don’t have to wear the most flattering outfits or pieces or styles for their body. They could wear the least flattering clothes possible and they would have every right to do so!
You are not obliged to wear flattering stuff. And that idea is incredibly liberating when embraced.
But on these same blogs, sometimes people who do want flattering are pooh-poohed. I know I have seen at least twice now people asking for advice on what would be flattering on them, etc., and then ultimately dismissed by the responder saying “I have no advice for you because flattering doesn’t matter just wear what you want.”
I don’t think that’s fair. Because if you have reached a point where your feelings about your body and presenting it are such that you don’t care about flattering anymore, that’s great. That’s super great. But not everyone is that at peace with their body or how it is presented to the world. Not everyone can proudly walk out their door with a crop-top on and their tummy hanging out. It would be great if we all could!
But we all can’t. And for those people who aren’t at that place, who don’t have that relationship with their body, I believe that flattering clothing can be an incredibly important tool that shouldn’t be thrown out.
This is good you should read this.