I think I take a photo of what I’m wearing every single morning. Selfies are empowering, and idgaf what other people think.

Te Te 

Surround yourself with dreamers and doers,the believers and thinkers, but most of all, surround yourself with those who see greatness within you, even when you don’t see it yourself.  wisdom,peace&love


My selfies decolonize.



my favorite scars are the stretch-marks on my breasts. when I was younger I became very suddenly aware of how rarely they’re shown in media, and spent quite a bit of time trying to figure out ways to hide them. that seems so silly to me now - this sort of scarring is so incredibly common!


It’s not only common but I find the uniqueness so beautiful. I’m glad you’ve realized how nice stretch marks can be and accepted your own. It’s important for us all to realize what the media shows us is in no way an accurate representation of real life. And lucky for us we have online communities like this one so that we can share and show each other what normal really is. Thanks so much for sharing your submission with us. 


i was going to wash my face and do a late night work out but I got a glance of how cute i currently looked in the mirror and instead i spent an hour and a half taking selfies and it’s just like whatever. self love? I guess?


I no longer take the shape of my back as proof that I’m inhuman and disgusting, but it’s still difficult to accept. I can’t find pictures of fat people with vertically crooked spines when I want to feel better about mine. I’m the only one I know of. Even in these pictures I realize I’ve subconsciously tried to straighten my back. This is my back with my best posture. In my regular posture I look like someone who was cut apart above the butt and then was stacked back together with the top half placed about six inches too far back. In sixth grade some girls in gym class poked my back and ran away, laughing. And it’s the one thing I don’t think I can get over. My body proportions are so very wrong—my belly sticks out more than my butt. I have a hump in my mid back that sticks out more than my belly. I know the proportionate body is a social construct. I know that not being able to arch or even straighten my back is not even that big of a deal. But to have a back that doesn’t move the way it should and definitely doesn’t look the way it should and to have never found a single person who I share this seemingly strange shape with, it’s fucking difficult to not feel deformed. And to not feel like being deformed is a bad thing. My body can make unique and interesting shapes thanks to my back. At this point I don’t feel bad about it, or at least I can manage my bad feelings about it. I still get anxiety about the very idea of wearing a bikini, not because of the size of my body but because of its shape. But I still want validation that this is abnormal, that the bullying wasn’t just in my mind, that my obsession over this abnormality was actually about something that existed. I originally took these pictures as a jokey OOTD to talk about how tired I am and how I don’t want to wear clothes for the rest of the day but then felt like I needed to justify these images with a backstory. But I’ve written this post before under similar pictures. I wonder how long it will be until I can post pictures where my crooked back is visible without writing a long fucking reflection to accompany them.  TL;DR it’s weirder than it looks.

(via kristineirl)


It’s up to us to consider ourselves works of art. Nobody will ever take the beauty I see inside & outside of myself, away from me EVER again. Nothing good ever came out of me allowing others to paint the picture(s) for me of how I should see myself, so I decided to rip that shit up & paint my own. I am a work of art. We are works of art. And I, as well as all of you, deserve to live every single damn day believing so.

(via zebablah)



Just had to find some more pictures of the beautiful Sembene McFarland.

going through and reblogging some of my favourite old posts


Anonymous asked:

Hi Ekari! When will Selfie Zine be published? Thanks!


Hi Anon!

Yes, it will be, and if you submitted you’ll still get yours. :-) These things take time. Please be patient for just a little while longer!