Why should kids be taught to hate the police? Because there are 2.3 million people in jail in the US right now and every single one was put there by a fucking cop. Some people talk about good cops and bad cops, but a good cop, a cop doing their job properly, still puts nonviolent drug users in jail for many years, totally ruining their lives as they lose their jobs, houses, cars, romantic partners, access to college, and become substantially less employable upon release. A cop doing their job properly still gives homeless people tickets for vagrancy which they obviously can’t pay and when a warrant is issued as a result an officer doing their job properly arrests those homeless people. An officer doing their job properly peppersprays and arrests environmental protesters so that logging companies can clear-cut old growth forests. An officer doing their job properly is evicting a family from their home as you read this because the parents’ jobs were shipped overseas so that the bosses could make eight figures a year instead of seven. Those people will become homeless, vagrancy tickets will be written, warrants will be issued… And then there’s the “bad ones”.
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fuckyeahchubbyfashion:

FUCK YEAH CHUBBY GIVEAWAY!!!

Who likes free stuff? You do. 

To celebrate FYCF reaching 30,000 followers, I have put together a super sweet prize package! Now, what they get for kindly donating their amaaaazing goods is a bit of advertising. So, read about the awesome prizes and the fantastic people who donated them, would ya?

  • A pair of gorgeous Poppy Flats with your choice of silk ribbon from Australian company Lillypilly SilkAdorn your feet with an amazing range of 100% silk ribbons made from Fair Trade handwoven silk in Cambodia. Ten percent of all sales generated by Lillypillysilk go directly back into the community from where the silks originate.  These inputs are in the form of agricultural projects ( ducks, fish, pigs and chickens), supplying life saving medicines to the poor and vulnerable, supplying computers for students or giving financial support to young adults to further their education. They deal directly with the men and women whom hand craft their unique goods.  No “middle-man” is employed to source the goods, so they can guarantee the point of origin of the product. These pretty flats come in sizes US 5-12, and are worth $90!!
  • Some cute jewelry that I picked up just for this giveaway! A steampunk-inspired brass and silver toned key with jeweled butterfly necklace, a beaded rhinestone and enamel owl bracelet in mustard yellow, and a pretty beaded drop necklace. Just cos I love you. Value: $20.
  • A brooch of your choice from fellow fatty Ali Buttons!! Ali is a FYCF follower (check out her tumblr here) and makes some awesome skirts as well as statement jewelry. You’ll get any brooch in her shop that tickles your fancy! Worth $7.50-$15.
  • A custom portrait in your favorite outfit from the ridiculously talented Sheika Lugtu of OMGCow ComicsSheika is a Los Angeles-based artist, currently attending the School of the Art Institute of Chicago for comics, illustration, and narrative sequential art. What you see above is just a sneak peek at what your portrait might look like. Value: $50!

There you have it — the list of incredible prizes for the Fuck Yeah Chubby Giveaway. Here’s what to do to be eligible to win:

  1. Be a FYCF follower and reblog this post. If you reblog and aren’t following, I’ll pick someone else. One reblog counts per person. Likes do not count, but are still appreciated. :)
  2. "Like" the Lillypilly Silk page on facebook.

If you do both, you’ll get two entries!

Make sure your ask boxes are open, cos if you win, I’ll need to contact you to get your address info. I can’t send $175+ worth of stuffto you if I can’t get in touch with you.

I’ll pick a winner with a randomizer at 10pm EST on Sunday, June 22.

Thank you all SOOOO much for following! You’re amazing. And… GOOD LUCK!!

-Shelby

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fuckyeahchubbyfashion:

FUCK YEAH CHUBBY GIVEAWAY!!!

Who likes free stuff? You do. 

To celebrate FYCF reaching 30,000 followers, I have put together a super sweet prize package! Now, what they get for kindly donating their amaaaazing goods is a bit of advertising. So, read about the awesome prizes and the fantastic people who donated them, would ya?

  • A pair of gorgeous Poppy Flats with your choice of silk ribbon from Australian company Lillypilly SilkAdorn your feet with an amazing range of 100% silk ribbons made from Fair Trade handwoven silk in Cambodia. Ten percent of all sales generated by Lillypillysilk go directly back into the community from where the silks originate.  These inputs are in the form of agricultural projects ( ducks, fish, pigs and chickens), supplying life saving medicines to the poor and vulnerable, supplying computers for students or giving financial support to young adults to further their education. They deal directly with the men and women whom hand craft their unique goods.  No “middle-man” is employed to source the goods, so they can guarantee the point of origin of the product. These pretty flats come in sizes US 5-12, and are worth $90!!
  • Some cute jewelry that I picked up just for this giveaway! A steampunk-inspired brass and silver toned key with jeweled butterfly necklace, a beaded rhinestone and enamel owl bracelet in mustard yellow, and a pretty beaded drop necklace. Just cos I love you. Value: $20.
  • A brooch of your choice from fellow fatty Ali Buttons!! Ali is a FYCF follower (check out her tumblr here) and makes some awesome skirts as well as statement jewelry. You’ll get any brooch in her shop that tickles your fancy! Worth $7.50-$15.
  • A custom portrait in your favorite outfit from the ridiculously talented Sheika Lugtu of OMGCow ComicsSheika is a Los Angeles-based artist, currently attending the School of the Art Institute of Chicago for comics, illustration, and narrative sequential art. What you see above is just a sneak peek at what your portrait might look like (your portrait will include color, unless you want to keep it black and white). Not sure what the value of it is, but it’s freaking awesome so who cares!

There you have it — the list of incredible prizes for the Fuck Yeah Chubby Giveaway. Here’s what to do to be eligible to win:

  1. Be a FYCF follower and reblog this post. If you reblog and aren’t following, I’ll pick someone else. One reblog counts per person. Likes do not count, but are still appreciated. :)
  2. "Like" the Lillypilly Silk page on facebook.

If you do both, you’ll get two entries!

Make sure your ask boxes are open, cos if you win, I’ll need to contact you to get your address info. I can’t send $150+ worth of stuffto you if I can’t get in touch with you.

I’ll pick a winner with a randomizer at 10pm EST on Sunday, June 22.

Thank you all SOOOO much for following! You’re amazing. And… GOOD LUCK!!

-Shelby

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If you’re sad, add more lipstick and attack.
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My heart hurts when I think of all the things I haven’t done

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thewomanfromitaly:

i-am-river:

So, i read this awful article using bathroom “scare tactics,” which was claiming that trans women are potential rapists. “Men” who dress as women to gain access to women only spaces and force them self on women. This really upset me and i had a bit of a Twitter rant. They were read by others and i was urged to post them in other media also, so i am posting them here. (Edited together in easy reading format from top to bottom.)

This is the link in the first tweet about how there are no cases of a trans woman attacking a cis woman in public restrooms: Link 1.

This is the link in the second tweet about the cases where trans people are assaulted in the bathroom by cis people: Link 2.

if you’re cis and you follow me i’m gonna need you to reblog this

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It turns out procrastination is not typically a function of laziness, apathy or work ethic as it is often regarded to be. It’s a neurotic self-defense behavior that develops to protect a person’s sense of self-worth.

You see, procrastinators tend to be people who have, for whatever reason, developed to perceive an unusually strong association between their performance and their value as a person. This makes failure or criticism disproportionately painful, which leads naturally to hesitancy when it comes to the prospect of doing anything that reflects their ability — which is pretty much everything.

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janetmock:

AM Tonight host Alicia Menendez and I did something fun, awkward and enlightening. Alicia suggested that I “flip the script”on her during our interview about my book Redefining Realness and ask her all the invasive questions I’m asked to prove my validity during interviews.

The following is a series of screengrabs where I ask her to prove her identity as a woman to me by asking about puberty, her transition from girl to woman, her genitalia and whether she used tampons. This was beyond uncomfortable but I hope our demonstration illuminates the problem in our media culture and it serves as a teaching moment for us all about self-determination and the fact that we are all valid, real and don’t need anyone’s interrogation into our lives, bodies and identities.

You can watch the full interview about my book Redefining Realness at Fusion, where I discuss my childhood, sex work and the power of telling our own stories.

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