#TakeUpSpace

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#takeupspace#fatbabe#fatpositive#plussize#effyourbeautystandards#fatshion#volup2isdiversity#bodypositive#selflove#fatacceptance#fatisnotaviolation#allbodiesaregoodbodies#riotsnotdiets#fatandfree#honormycurves#fatisnotabadword#effyourbodystandards#fatisbeautiful#fatbabesdoingthings#fat#radfat#psootd#glamourizingobesity

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Welcome to FUCK IT FRIDAY.
Today I will be sharing a photo of myself giving the middle finger to something that makes me angry. I'll be creative, use swears.
HEY DIET CULTURE GO FUCK YOURSELF. You don't get to tell me what to do anymore. No more weighing cereal.
No more 5 days a week at the gym. No more poxy Muller light. I invite you diet culture in this frosty Friday morning
TO GET FUCKED

#justeatthedoughnut #fuckitfriday
#fuckweightloss #takeupspace #livingmybestlife #nomorebull #fatandfab #fuckweightwatchers #fuckslimmingworld #fuckmedicalshaming #fuckfatphobia #noshame


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I didn't want to post this. But. This is some real insecure shit and I don't want to hide it. This is my #thickthighthursday post and I hope the only thing you really gain from this is some confidence to do a new exercise, post something you normally wouldn't, or realize you are a mickey flippin goddess and all bodies are beautiful.
I found the only way I do core exercises is to superset with something like this. Breaks up the boredom I suppose?
I want to thank the #grrrlarmy for brain retraining and the confidence to post something like this.
#thickthighssavelives #hamstrings #lowerbodyworkout #glutes #legslikekortney #squats #fitnessjourney #swole #thickerthanasnicker #latgirl #bodyacceptance #takeupspace #allthejiggles #cellulitefordays


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I love adopting my travel persona in the city where I live. New art works in the 'berenkuil' (bear pit). This is a busy underpass cycle roundabout, but thankfully nobody paid me any attention (or tried to steal my bike).
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#psootd #plussizefashion #agepo #agepositivity #nomakeup #nofilter #nodye #bopo #bodypositivity #fatgirlstravelling #fatventurers #wanderlust #travellingmyhometown #effyourbeautystandards #fuckageappropriate #fuckflattering #takeupspace #losehatenotweight #ootd #curvesrock #olderbabes #50plusbackpacker #50plusandfabulous @plussizestylewatch #allbodiesaregoodbodies #instatravel #instagramover50 #fatshion #cycling #streetart


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Haven’t shared any of my #debthoughts #fashionfacts in a while. This is one of my favorite ways to explain to companies and designers that can’t understand why their plus-size clothes don’t fit their customers. It’s not the customer!!!!! It’s the design!!! Bodies don’t need to change - the clothes needs to change. We have the power to change the clothes so that people can be comfortable and we must, as designers do this for all and not just the thin. •



#fatliberation #dancerscomeinallsizes #fatpositive #fatandfree #representationmatters #fatisnotaviolation #fatisnotaviolationfriday
#fatacceptance #effyourbodystandards #fatisnotabadword #wewillstandtogether #takeupspace #eatingdisorderrecovery #bodytrust #bodytrustisyourbirthright #selfcompassion #bodyliberation #fatliberation #recoveryispossible #losehatenotweight #bodypositivity #fatpositivity #radicalselflove #antidiet #healingispossible


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Today was push jerks/presses, strict press, (big PR there woo!) laterals, and triceps. Finished with 3x8 this shoulder mobility from @thephysiofix . (Trying really hard to do my homework!) It's already made a difference in how I feel after OH presses. Ideally you'd use small kettle bells but these dumbbells did the trick in a pinch. Keep your arms straight and don't touch the bells. Graduate up to taller bells as you get more mobile. 👌👌 Shoutout to my arms for maintaining my tan year round. Midsection... Yeah it's cool. We're cool, I guess. 🖕

#thebellsarelava #shoulders #drill #rehab #mobility #grrrl #grrrlarmy #liftlikeagrrrl #steonglikeagrrrl #axle #jerks #press #tricep #paintedlady #neon #sizeheather #takeupspace


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Goblet Squats: a Portrait
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[Image Description: in a selfie taken from below, Alli's sweaty, red face gazes into the distance. Her hair cascaded down the left side of the image in a brown, wavy, frizzy waterfall of sweat.]
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#gwpl #grrrlarmy #GirlsWhoPowerlift #OccupySpace #takeupspace #NotYourCompetition #CategoryThorThunderThighs #ThunderThighs #SquatLife #squats #selfie #liftingthings #GymSelfie #swellfie #GlamourShots #BeautyGuru #OneStepCloserToBarbarian #BarbaricGrunting


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I had a nice color palette today and wish I got my cowboy 🤠 boots into this shot. Low key looking like Winnie the Pooh 🍯


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Homemade popcorn on the couch watching Role Models. Merry whatever. 🍿🍿• • • • • • • #bodypositive #fatisbeautiful #fatisnotaviolation #takeupspace #fatbabe #effyourbeautystandards #riotsnotdiets #plussize #selflove #popcorn #rolemodels


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Live in your truth and never apologize for it. In just about an hour we kick off PLAN FOR JOY. Have you signed up? Hit the link in our Bio and Check our IG Highlights for more!


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A fellow photog is taking a poll on her stories asking other photographers what trends they wished would go away in 2019. Overwhelmingly, they said the orange skin tones and the same presets being over used.. among other things. Meanwhile I’m over here not giving one single fuck about what other photogs think is or isn’t trendy. I’m gonna keep creating art. So what if I like warm tones? And so what if I shoot moody? I’m more concerned about creating work that makes me happy and with humans that GET IT. No photoshop. No apologies. Just expression and creation. Just LOVE. 🔥✨ Shout out to @emilyscottpackfinearts for being the badass model and human she is!! ⚡️💫 #idowhatiwant #noapologies #takeupspace #fuckthehaters #embraceyourself #redhairdontcare #longhairdontcare #lookslikefilm #tribebestof2018 #lxc #tribearchipelago #domorephotographer #dmwl #nophotoshop #selflovejourney #wildwoman #divinefeminine #shakti #createcommune #moodyports #portraitmood


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Find some space and spread out. We often confine ourselves to small spaces, cars, desks, even our yoga mats. Let your body be free, open it up take up some space, that includes your heart ♥️ and mind🙏🏻 #takeupspace #beopen #openyourmind #openyourheart #spreadoutintotheworld


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I don’t want to brag that Instagram did this just for me - but they probably did.
You’ll notice that the little IG stories ring around my profile pic is exactly the same as the hombre look on my website.
And it perfectly matches this shot taken by the oh so lovely @mandiaphoto.
Also, this is my second ever IG profile pic. Apparently I don’t like change.
Thanks for helping me SHINE BRIGHT Mandi! ❤️❤️❤️


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Feeling super cute today!

Also!

Feeling a complete and utter mess!

One absolutely does not preclude the other, I'll tell you that with certainty.

Just about every single thing I do feels wrong. Or willy nilly. Just about everything I think feels stupid or unoriginal.

And just about every single everything has me scared shitless right now.

I'm so tired.

I'm so fired up by the work I do when I do it, and then I fall into a deep, dark place feeling terrified I'll never get to do more of it.

And on days like today, I struggle to get myself out of that place, then bombard those closest to me with my fears and worries and alienate myself into my deep dark place even further.

I need a break, but I feel like I can. Not. Relax.

Life is hard, y'all.

I just need you to know you're not alone. And if you're in your deep, dark place too, I'm sending you light.


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It was over 10 years ago that I decided that I wanted to design a life where I lived and worked in Africa for half of the year. It began when I planted the seed through intention, when I said it out loud, when I began to prepare for a future that I was designing. It began with priming my mind with thoughts and feelings of living a purpose driven life. It began when I chose to let go of old stories of trauma. It began when I said yes to myself and harnessed my power. It began when I listened to the cadence of my heart.
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We often never get to the place of ‘it began.....’ because of self inflicted limitations that are usually worries that might happen in the future. From this limited mindset, we begin to search for permission to grow, permission to try new things, permission to change careers, permission to leave toxic relationships.
It’s in these moments of choice. A choice to change our perspective, a choice in reprogramming our minds. A choice in allowing for all of the delights and grande manifestations - the magic, the miracles, be revealed and received.
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#westory #designyourlife #preparedness #changeyourperspectivechangeyourlife #miracles


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I’m recognizing more and more each day that for me, there is no virtue in doing more, in hustling more. My peace is found in simply being. That’s when I feel most at home with myself. — Chrissy King


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What if quantifying our worth is an unnecessary tool distracting us from actually living?
Unlearning beauty ideals is imperative to eliminating that knot of self hate we carry deep in the pit of our bellies. But also, not comparing elements of ourselves other than aesthetics (personality, intelligence, success...) is key. Seeking validation, even from ourselves is a never ending, unbeatable aspiration that will never be fulfilled.
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#personalgrowth #effyourbeautystandards #womenofillustration #eliminategirlhate #femaleartist #positiveaffirmations #inkdrawing #personalgrowthjourney #youareenough #youmatter #youareloved #takeupspace #feministart #feministasfuck #lifteachotherup #bodypositiveart #fatpositive #bodyacceptance #lifedrawing #girlboss #punkymoms #smashthepatriarchy #bepresent #mentalhealthmatters #backrolls #lovetheskinyourein #youdeservethebest #happier #doyou #whatwoulddollydo


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You are allowed to change.⠀

To grow, to learn, to want more, to run away, to come back again, to stop moving or start moving faster.⠀

To take your time, to take deep breathes, to scream and cry and laugh and cry again. ⠀

You are allowed to change. Your mindset, your disposition, your goals, your hopes and dreams. ⠀

In fact when we embrace our change, no matter how scary or daunting the unknown may seem, there is freedom in that.


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I spent an hour last night trying to Facetune out my double chin. During that hour, I got increasingly more frustrated with how I look and it spiraled from disliking my double chin to hating not even just how I look, but hating who I am as a human. All because this app showed me what I would look like with different ‘better’ features. .
I recently learned you can drastically alter the way you look and have it be almost unnoticeable. I find this extremely dangerous. Just in my one hour of use, I got to a place of hating myself that I haven’t been to in a long time. Not only does a photo editing app change our personal opinions of ourselves, but you never know if what you are seeing is real. It gives people unrealistic expectations and unreal standards to live up to. I’ve heard of models being photoshopped for campaigns and people like the kardashians photoshopping their photos, but I didn’t realize that there was a free app which basically anyone can access that has some of the same capabilities. It really opened my eyes to how much retouching can go into even the most normal looking photos.
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I only have facetune on my phone for whitening my fake front tooth that doesn’t match the rest and for taking away some of the grease on my face (cus I’m wildly oily). But after this experience I’m deleting it off my phone to preserve my mental health 👌🏻👌🏻👌🏻
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#stylefilesplus #stylehasnosize #embraceyourcurves #plussizemodeling #bigandbeautiful #plussizeclothes#fatpositive #fatshion #takeupspace #psfashion #visiblyplussize #boldandcurvy #plussizestylewatch #beautyinsideandout
#curvyconfidence #fatspo #fatbabe #psootd #fatandfabulous #curvemodel #fatshionista #styleandcurve #whatfatgirlsactuallywear #bopowarrior #beautybeyondsize #plussizebarbie #plussizeblog #fullfigurefashion


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Since I can remember, I have hated my hands. Until just recently I started appreciating everything they do for me, and realizing that they don’t need to be small or thin to be delicate or strong. I’m sorry, hands, for all that time I let go by before I loved you. #hands






#bodypositive #fatisbeautiful #fatisnotaviolation #takeupspace #fatbabe #effyourbeautystandards #riotsnotdiets #plussize #selflove


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The #Year12s stormed their #contemporarytheatre assessment today! We have been studying #DanceNation by Clare Barron, an excellent play. “If I could change the world through dance...” Well done for your commitment and hard work! #assessments #progress #takeupspace


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Between then and now, some things have remained... but as I think about what I have learned so far, i realize alot of things changed
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I am no longer in contact with certain individuals, for different reasons... but I see each circumstance was necessary for me to evolve
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I don't know where I'm supposed to be... but I know its not where I currently reside, literally and figuratively...but with my acquired knowledge and understanding through daily tears I know i'm much closer to My Home now, than I was before
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Maybe you feel the same
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Even to me the issue of "stay small, sweet, quiet, and modest" sounds like an outdated problem, but the truth is that women still run into those demands whenever we find and use our voices. ~ Brene Brown

Shout out to all the women who refuse to be silenced or dim their light for the comfort of others. You are connected - you are loved - you are powerful. 👊🏼 Thank you.

Beautiful image by @cosmic_yogis


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