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Every time I see someone reblog my picture after they’ve removed my text (thereby removing my stories and experiences) I remind myself that that’s exactly how visibility and presentation work in the real world too so I really shouldn’t expect more from you Internet.
No matter how hard I work to present myself in a way that feels powerful and subversive, there will always be people who will strip me of that and put their own story and ideas on how they consume me.
That’s Identity, that’s Visibility.
But that’s okay with me because I don’t fucking do this for anyone but me anywaaaaayz
Chronic Urticaria Forever
The more photos I reveal of my bare skin at its worst, the more empowered I feel.
Have you submitted to Our Skin yet?? You should!! xoxo
u got the love i need to c me thru
ALL DAY I dream about how life would obliterate the scale of cool if all of my favourite people on tumblr lived near me. and by ”near me”, I really mean in the same house that might have no walls so I can just constantly say “hey, I can see you!” without it being creepy. kind of. ha! but you know what I mean.
jokes aside, it really sucks when all you want to do is surround your everyday life with the positivity and mutual love that you find on the internet. internet relationships are so taboo and a lot of people view them as invalid or fake. I find that ESPECIALLY as fat people, we are viewed as on the internet because we can’t be social/too lazy to leave the house/no one would be attracted to us if they saw what we “REALLY” look like, etc. obviously this is not true, as lately we have all posted full body photos of ourselves (something I am sure you wouldn’t have done pre-tumblr fat world) in clothes that make us feel GOOD about ourselves, in honor of Fatshion February, and also often without clothes. PLEASE remember that even just by doing that, posting photos of yourselves, you are pushing against a social boundary - a barrier that tries to hold you back every day. I’ve said it so many times lately, but if you post a photo of your fat body and you don’t crop out your face, or your stomach rolls or your back fat then you are a motherfucking warrior. it isn’t easy.
I am so grateful for community as a whole, but particularly the one I am part of today. I’ve got yr back and I know you’ve got mine. \m/
I echo my Merlover <3 Be visible!! Be loud!! Reach out <3 <3