By Kay, Editorial Assistant , The Debenhams Blog
“Here at Debenhams we believe that anyone can look fabulous in our range- which is why we’ve decided to break with Convention…
“Our Customers are not the same shape or size so our latest look book celebrates this diversity. We would be delighted if others followed our lead. Hopefully these shots will be a step, albeit a small one, towards more people feeing more comfortable about their boidies,’” said Ed Watson, Director of PR, Debenhams”
My Wife’s Fight With Breast Cancer
one of the saddest and most beautiful photo essays I’ve ever seen
are you still concerned with “saving a breast”?
If you spend a great deal of time and energy being mad at other ladies for doing things you don’t do, you are in the wrong line of work.
Miss Representation blog takes on the bs surrounding that Dove commercial and the implication that women are somehow the worst part of beauty culture.
This operates in the same way as woman-on-woman conflict or “cattiness”, for that matter. How often do you see dudes, called on their misogyny, try to deflect criticism with “well, women are shitty to each other, too”? Placing the blame on women for that competitiveness and such. Except, when you’re raised in a society that tells you from day 1 that women are icky and women suck and you quickly learn that the only way to make headway against that is to side with dudes against other women, and then the vast bulk of narratives around relationships between women depict at least *some* level of competition…what the hell else do you expect? We’re working within the rules y’all set, and then we’re to blame for following those rules?
Just like if women *aren’t* “our own worst critics” about beauty and appearance, we’re slobs, unloveable, unfuckable, useless, probably dykes, etc. Self-critical about your appearance? Vain and/or low self-esteem. Refuse to participate in culturally-mandated self-criticism around your appearance? You either don’t care enough to take care of yourself, or you’re just a stuck-up bitch, depending on how the situation plays out.
Damned if you do, damned if you don’t.
Must be a day that ends in -y.
but you’re a
I’m willing to
because I have a feeling
Louis CK (via therealmeighan)
Golda Poretsky (via lovethyfatness)
Everyone who terrifies you is sixty-five percent water.
And everyone you love is made of stardust, and I know sometimes
you cannot even breathe deeply, and
the night sky is no home, and
you have cried yourself to sleep enough times
that you are down to your last two percent, but
nothing is infinite,
not even loss.
You are made of the sea and the stars, and one day
you are going to find yourself again.