Anonymous asked:

i made a youtube video about how self love isnt vain or selfish. i thought maybe it was in line with the subject of this blog so, might you be interested in seeing it?

Absolutely! You’re welcome to submit it or send the link our way!

no-more-ramen

NO MORE RAMEN IS SEEKING CONTRIBUTORS!

no-more-ramen:

no-more-ramen:

I am seeking contributors to specialize in the following for the blog:

  • budget grocery shopping
  • tips for people using food stamps/SNAP
  • gluten free/celiac cooking
  • kosher cooking
  • recipes for diabetics

I am looking either for someone to contribute a post every other week or two writers to each write a monthly post relating to their area of expertise. You and any of your projects would be featured in a “Contributors” page, as well as a bio at the bottom of each of your posts. Plus, you’d be helping a large food community of almost 30,000 readers! 

If you’re interested, please send me a message! I’d appreciate readers signal boosting this and sharing. Thank you so much! <3

we would additionally be interested in writers specializing in

  • eating disorder recovery
  • halal cooking

thank you, everyone!

Let me tell a brief story. I have never been happy with my body. I grew up with my mother constantly making offhand comments about how I should lose weight and how skinny she was when she was my age. I think it gave me a very warped perspective of myself, so much so that in college, I disclosed to a group of friends that I wasn’t happy with my body. One of the guys there commented how he thought that girls who said things like that are only seeking attention. For the rest of the meal, he got everybody to join him in making jokes about how fat I was, to make me see how ridiculous I was being. Only it didn’t work. I had to excuse myself from dinner so I could go be alone to pinch fat from my stomach and thighs and cry over how horrible I felt about my body. I thought they were right. A lot of times, I still find myself doing that.
I think there’s something wrong with me. Not too long ago, I was high, and I noticed that the only time I can clearly see my body without any fucked up perspective is when I’m in that state of mind. I was able to disclose this to a female friend who said she felt the same way.
But then, I went bra shopping and I have to say, I look good. I think I look really, really good here, and I’m happy with my body.

Let me tell a brief story. I have never been happy with my body. I grew up with my mother constantly making offhand comments about how I should lose weight and how skinny she was when she was my age. I think it gave me a very warped perspective of myself, so much so that in college, I disclosed to a group of friends that I wasn’t happy with my body. One of the guys there commented how he thought that girls who said things like that are only seeking attention. For the rest of the meal, he got everybody to join him in making jokes about how fat I was, to make me see how ridiculous I was being. Only it didn’t work. I had to excuse myself from dinner so I could go be alone to pinch fat from my stomach and thighs and cry over how horrible I felt about my body. I thought they were right. A lot of times, I still find myself doing that.

I think there’s something wrong with me. Not too long ago, I was high, and I noticed that the only time I can clearly see my body without any fucked up perspective is when I’m in that state of mind. I was able to disclose this to a female friend who said she felt the same way.

But then, I went bra shopping and I have to say, I look good. I think I look really, really good here, and I’m happy with my body.

vanityisasocialconstruct

♡♡ vanityisasocialconstruct submission drive ♡♡

vanityisasocialconstruct:

We all need a boost of self confidence sometimes, or feel like emphasizing how great we are. What do you put on when that happens? 

Vanityisasocialconstruct wants to see you wearing what makes you feel particularly babely, whether its a cute dress, super bright lipstick, lingerie, an old tshirt, or your pet bird sitting on your head! Please submit pictures of yourself wearing whatever it is that perks you up—we want to celebrate how great you are and give each other ideas of how to give ourselves the extra boost of vanity we’re sometimes after! 

As usual, though we welcome everyone’s submissions, we are asking especially for participation from people of color, fat people, and trans / gender variant people! And pretty pretty please signal boost and share, lovelies <3 We can’t wait to see your pictures!!