crowcrow:

My anxiety was through the roof today, but at least I looked cute and just ate a lot of free food and drank a lot of free beer at the company party!

crowcrow:

My anxiety was through the roof today, but at least I looked cute and just ate a lot of free food and drank a lot of free beer at the company party!


shakethecobwebs:

OOTD: Dressing up as self care. 
Dress: ASOS Curve (& borrowed from roomie)
Shoes: Torrid (don’t buy these they are falling apart and I’ve hot glued them back together)
Bracelet: Thrifted!
Dazzling smile: Courtesy of my face!

shakethecobwebs:

OOTD: Dressing up as self care. 

Dress: ASOS Curve (& borrowed from roomie)

Shoes: Torrid (don’t buy these they are falling apart and I’ve hot glued them back together)

Bracelet: Thrifted!

Dazzling smile: Courtesy of my face!

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fromthecornersofthecurve:

Leather on Leather. 

I just can’t get enough of the midi skirt lately. 

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Annapurna Himalayan Range, Nepal (September 2013)

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fuck-yeah-fat-fashion:

modcloth:

How amazing does Gabi Fresh look at NYFW in a pencil skirt and tropical bomber?

Awesome outfit, I am literally in love with Modcloth! <3

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gabifresh:

new post on gabifresh.com 

gabifresh:

new post on gabifresh.com 


She said:
“You have a beautiful body”

I could not comprehend the words
It was the first time in my entire life I had ever heard these words placed together and directed at me
When I’m confused I take big ideas and break them into smaller pieces
Make them tiny enough to fit my world into

"You have a beautiful body"

"YOU"
Meaning me
Meaning Natalie Patterson
Daughter of Joe Frank and Lynne
Meaning mid west American black girl
With skin and eyes light enough to confuse her own kind
Meaning my own kind don’t recognize me

You have a beautiful body

"HAVE" implies ownership
meaning I, Natalie Patterson, own something I never paid for
meaning some things are free
meaning I didn’t earn it so I don’t know the value of it
Might abuse or take it for granted

"You have a beautiful body"

A meaning one
Meaning I, Natalie Patterson, own a single thing
One irreplaceable thing that does indeed die

"You have a beautiful body"

"BEAUTIFUL" meaning pleasing or satisfying
Meaning I am appealing and desirable
Didn’t know that
Have always been prett-y with a “but If you only” attached
Never been just beautiful
Stated as fact

"You have a beautiful body"

"BODY" meaning physical structure
A place the spirit is held in
And I have never held even my lovers long enough to be good at it

You have a beautiful body

I will repeat these words until I am no longer reluctant
Until these words are a given
Until they are no longer foreign in my mouth
I will repeat these words
I have a beautiful body
I have a beautiful body
I have a beautiful body
Until ownership becomes a privilege
Until this skin becomes a perfect home
Weathered and worn over time
A perfect home
Whose walls I know well
Whose stair case
And old floors creak my favorite song
I am my own favorite song that I am just now learning all the words to
But I wanna sing you
I wanna sing sing you til the song sticks

I have a beautiful body
Period

Natalie Patterson

/ here’s this lovely video on body image, in which Natalie performs Spoken Word, this poem of hers, out loud at 5:30 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Lz6tYh4esY

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