promoting body positivity for larger girls:


doing so by throwing skinny girls under the bus, calling thinner girls “fake”, or insisting that being bigger is “what men really want” (implying that any female body type is only good if it has male approval):


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Step Inside London’s Felt Cornershop

To view more photos and videos from Lucy’s Cornershop, explore the The Cornershop location page, browse the #thecornershop hashtag and follow @sewyoursoul on Instagram.

Look closely at a corner shop in East London and you’ll see everything is not as it seems. The Cornershop, opened in a derelict store in Bethnal Green by artist Lucy Sparrow (@sewyoursoul), is actually an art installation which consists of 4,000 items all handmade from felt! From Heinz Baked Beans to Digestive Biscuits, everything in the shop is hand-stitched and the whole shop took Lucy eight months to assemble.

“I wanted to create something that surrounded people completely,” says Lucy, whose first job was in her local corner shop. “I hope this project reminds people just how much the cornershop cements life in local communities.” The installation runs until August 31.

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Been playing with this concept for a while.

I love this. So much.

this should be posted everywhere

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Jon Stewart’s Priceless Response To Fox News On Ferguson

Jon Stewart is back from vacation, and he’s not wasting any time going after one of his favorite targets: Fox News.

Watch his the full brilliant 10  minute monologue on racism and Ferguson  here. 

True story.

My ex and I were out shopping one day. It was raining out and I walked into the store while he paid the cab driver.  We had taken a bus to one strip mall but there was no bus to take us to the next leg of the shopping trip and it was a small expense to take a cab from one to the next.

I walked in carrying a very large shopping bag from one of our previous stops and a large satchel type “purse.”  You know, the kind perfect for shoplifting.  Not that I had any intention of stealing from the store but it really was a good bag for that.

I grabbed a cart, dropped my bags into the cart and moved further into the store and watched as my husband made a dash to come into the store, carrying two smaller shopping bags, both of which were about the size of the one large one I was carrying.

He was immediately stopped and asked to leave his bags with customer service.  And there I was, his white wife, only a few feet away with two bags and nobody had said more than “hello” to me.

It happens. 

All of the damn time.

If you haven’t noticed, you haven’t been paying attention.

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a nail polish that can detect date rape drugs is making its rounds in the news today - “an amazing new way to stop rape!”

….slow down there sonny, let’s not get distracted from the real issues here 

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Let us be vividly clear about this.

What the New York Times did to Michael Brown today was not merely slander. It wasn’t a case of a lack of journalistic integrity.

Highlighting that a black teenager was “no angel” on the day he is being laid to rest after being hunted and…

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CultureSOUL: *Afro Visions* - 21st Century Black Women

Probably not something a lot of people know about me, but I love Afros. All Afros. Big ones, little ones. Fluffy and bouncy and kinky. I just love them. They are beautiful.

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White people are so self centered anytime you point out racism. They are so quick to talk about cases that are the reverse of what is getting the most attention in the news.

"Oh! An unarmed black person killed by a white cop? What about THIS white unarmed BOY killed by a black officer? Why isn’t the media covering this story?"

I saw a comment (ugh, why do I keep doing this to myself) on a video of a group of black teenagers beating up a single person, who I’m assuming is white, I couldn’t actually tell because the video quality was very bad, but the comment was “We can’t call this racism because they are black bullies and the victim is white.”

Like, get over yourself. No one is denying that racism is a two way street but it’s far more frequent and blatant when the racist person is white. I often wonder how much of the reverse of this is really just mistrust of white people from African Americans. Hell, I don’t even trust white people.


She posed like this for a couple of minutes.