- Me: *listening to PTX's Problem cover*
- Avi: Listen to me.
- Me: Who wouldn't???
i am thankful for tumblr and selfie culture because i have the ability to just open my web browser and visually experience a diversity of bodies and looks, being presented the way they want to be, in a way i never had growing up.
seeing fat women, curvy women, women of color, queer women, controlling their image and oozing self love and adoration has seriously inspired me to change my motivations from changing my appearance to fit a socially constructed ideal to changing my outlook to fit myself.
in some ways, it saddens me that i have to put forth so much extra effort to surround myself with diverse images of women, and that i have seriously had to bombard myself with them for any internalization of body positivity to take place, but ultimately i’m thankful for every moment of unlearning of the confinements of patriarchal beauty, because that unlearning has been absolutely central in my progress on a path to self-acceptance and love.