i just thought this needed to be pointed out to the tumblr community.
these are all photoshopped by enrico francis
it needs to stop.
No wonder celebrities get eating disorders all the time. Imagine seeing pictures of yourself edited like this all the time, and then looking in the mirror and seeing something completely different :S
What really ticks me off is that he has photoshopped out ‘Elton John AIDs foundation’ and replaced it with his own name.
What a prick.
nice infinity tattoo does it symbolize u having that dumb ass tattoo for infinity
subtitle: what I wish I told my sister before middle school
you will get your period one day,
and you will not feel like a woman.
you will feel like your body has betrayed
every promise it ever curled around
your little finger. this is normal.
you will get breasts soon after
or before—it’s different for everyone,
and you will still not feel like a woman.
you will wonder why they don’t look
like your mother’s, or anyone else’s, and if
you hate them for it. you will come across
someone someday and ache for them to crawl
inside your body. wait. you are not
a woman yet, even though you might
feel like it now, sometimes. even though
all of the boys in your grade get to be called
“young men.” you will have hips one day.
they are carriages for tomorrow’s generation. they tell you
your responsibility is not to yourself but to the child
blossoming like a gift. they will tell you you will have
a child. they will tell you it will be a gift. you will be
told so much. you will be told how to dress for your
body type, how to be gentle in sports and sex, how to hide
a whole castle in your delicate heart and never show anyone,
how to use the word “discreet” and apply it to
all of your bodily functions, how to conceal tampons
in your sleeves, how to yank at your hair until it lies flat,
and how to preen the slime of your father’s disgust
with your growing body out of each of your feathers. but
no one will tell you where your clitoris is
or that masturbation is not just for boys. or that
porn isn’t always what real sex is like, and that you
are actually allowed to fall in love with the folds in your
stomach that happen when you sit down.
you will have to research the word “autonomy”
by yourself. you will have to learn to love yourself
alone. you will hide your sexuality like a tooth
under your pillow until you can stop being
embarrassed about the way it was pulled from your mouth.
you will never forget the iron taste of those pliers.
this is all normal.
my life vacillates between perfection and running away
occasionally running away from perfection
Hi Friends. I just want to say thank you to everyone who has called, texted and emailed checking on me and my family. We are doing great and are insanely grateful to be alive and home-full. It’s been incredible to see the outpouring of love on Oklahoma. It reminds me of how gorgeous and generous people can be.
It has taken a couple days to find the emotional space to figure out how to help. Here is my post from the night of the tornado. It was a scary and exhausting for the entire region, I can’t even imagine how it must be for families directly effected by the aftermath. Yesterday, I went to Moore to find a way to help as Red Cross has been turning away volunteers because they are too overwhelmed to deal with them all. The neighborhoods are all blocked off by National Guard so I had to enter by foot. I walked for miles picking up trash and talking to people. The neighborhoods that are not as devastated still have tons of debris and damage to deal with. Here are some pictures. It is hard to get the resources needed to the people who need it when the devastation is this huge. I talked to an elderly woman who just didn’t have the strength to clean debris off her house because she was so worried about her neighbors and family. I’ve connected with some local teams and organizations and figured out the best ways that we can directly help. Some friends in California and local Oklahoma poets have organized a supply drive to collect easy bags of supplies for workers and families: here is the link to that. I have also set up a donation page on my website and here through WePay. Donations will be used to purchase necessary supplies such as suncreen, neosporin, bugspray, trashbags, tools for cleanup, gasoline for getting to and from location and to local resources that are working directly with families. If you would like to bypass RedCross, you can donate here:
If you would like to ship supplies, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for the shipping address.
I am so grateful for all of the folks who want to support. It just dawned on me today that I might be in a position to help people do that.
Heartyolk and Gratitude Ships,