Dance Theatre of Harlem
Love the flesh-colored ballet shoes they’re all wearing.
they dye them. i had to do the same back when i was in an all-Black ballet company as a youth. it’s part of the inherent white supremacy of ballet that you still can’t buy pointe shoes in anything other than pink, for the most part.
My body is not a moral failing, a sign of my lack of willpower, or a measure of my health or worthiness. The only thing you can tell from my size is what size I am and what prejudices you hold about people my size. My body is amazing and I will stand up for it, take care of it, and be undeterred and unashamed of properly caring for it, especially because of societal bigotry perpetuated by people who make their money and/or their self-esteem by trying to rid the Earth of people who look like me.
Ragen Chastain (via internal-acceptance-movement)
I like this because it pertains to ANY size- short, tall, thin, fat, muscular, lean, whatever…(via dawnthebrawn)
Fitspo is almost worse than thinspo because the tagline is “Healthy is more important than skinny” but then the vast majority of fitspo images focus on the look of a woman’s body instead of the health of it. Fitspo mostly depicts thin women with defined muscles (and very little fat and very small waists and magically large breasts). It’s still an unreachable ideal but this time instead of pure calorie restriction you just need to exercise constantly and ~eat clean~ (aka calorie restriction) to achieve it (and if you don’t, you are doing something very wrong, you out-of-shape fatty). Thinspo is generally regarded as damaging to its viewers while fitspo is deemed to be healthy motivation. It still emphasizes the size and shape of women’s bodies. It still presents an unreachable ideal. Stop heralding it as the savior to girls’ self esteem.
hence this blog.
Speaking of different body shapes. These are all basically peak human bodies.
How come 99% of them don’t conform to what the entertainment industry tells us is the perfect body?
This is a FABULOUS set of body refs. So glad this came back across my dash so I could reblog it here :D
I’ve seen this before somewhere in the internet. Fit bodies don’t have to look the same.
To all the moms who knows what it takes. Happy Mother’s Day. This commercial features Hockey Canada’s Meaghan Mikkelson as she shows us what it takes to be an Olympic athlete. Meaghan’s mother Betsy shares unscripted words of encouragement over the video; similar to those she gave Meaghan as a child. Sports Chek Mother’s Day Commercial [x]