Michael Brown’s dad before the burial.
The emotion and all of the sweat…. shit is hard to look at, even if its only a picture
I didn’t want to reblog this because it’s hard to look at, but people SHOULD see it.
We SHOULD see a father mourning his teenage son.
We SHOULD see how a killing like Mike’s can take a toll on not only a community, but a family.
It’s as easy for young black men to become martyrs as it is for them to become victims. They can never just be humans.
We can never just be.
All right guys, this is it! “Find Your More” is happening.
Please like or reblog this photo if you plan on participating - I’d like to get a rough estimate of what to expect, and a signal boost would definitely help. (You can delete the text if you want to!)
For those who missed it, “Find Your More” is a personal project I’ve been working on that I’ve developed into a one-year challenge, and you’re all welcome to do this with me. This is not a weight loss or fitness challenge (although those things may factor into your outcome); it is a positive wellness and lifestyle challenge! If you choose to participate, it’s starting at the beginning of September. It will involve:
- No calorie counting (unless for purely medical purposes).
- No weighing yourself (see above).
- A focus on whole foods from all food groups, mindful/intuitive eating, unbiased food education, and casual self-assessment to feel out what your own unique nutritional needs are to make your own unique body function ideally.
- Learning to detach food from the concept of morality, eliminating the ideas of guilt/compensation/righteousness from the process of eating, and disengaging from other harmful societal values that exacerbate our culture’s general poor relationship with food and eating.
- A focus on physical activity as an enjoyable way to make your body and mind feel good and work better, rather than solely as a method of altering physical appearance for superficial results.
- Exploring different types and outlets of physical activity as a learning experience and to help yourself discover activities that you never considered, or that make you feel good, or that your own unique body might be especially suited to.
- A focus on a manageably healthy lifestyle at any size or weight or shape. (A healthy body comes from a healthy lifestyle, but as a culture we seem to have gotten that mixed up.)
- Making time for life experiences, learning and trying new things, and allowing flexibility within a healthy and moderate lifestyle.
- Disengaging from the good body/bad body binary. All bodies are good bodies, including yours. Learning to walk away from the cultural values that sell you things to change yourself, and learning to be accepting of all physical choices and appreciative of all bodies, including your own.
- A focus on daily positivity, even if it’s small. Share a thing from your day that you feel was beneficial to your overall, long-term wellness.
- Everything is 100% voluntary and very unstructured. This is not a “program”. There are no lists, timetables, numbers, or specific meal plans.
- See where you are in one year.
This is a challenge designed to break the cycle of diet culture and disordered relationships with food and exercise. We can live well and be healthy without measuring, obsessing, or buying into things that tell us we are not good enough. We are all more than our bodies, our weights, and our measurements. Whatever your “more” might be… let’s go find it. <3
(Please tag your related posts with #findyourmore or #find your more so I can see them!)
Sorry for the radio silence on this, but I’m running forward with this starting on Monday!
Again guys, this is a super unstructured thing. At the very least, I’ll be posting weekly prompts and/or challenges. It’s your choice whether to participate or not.
This challenge will incorporate everything related to positive lifestyles, health and wellness, and personal growth.
Again, it will not involve measurements - no calories, weighing, or counting. Scary, yes, but a challenge worth trying for.
The idea that progress is only worth making if it can be specifically measured in numbers is an idea we (as individuals and as a culture) HAVE to get away from. It is distorted and counterproductive. Anyone who has experience with chronic dieting or structured “programs” can probably tell you that focusing on only the numbers does nothing but sell us a flawed perspective on health/bodies and fail to teach us the life tools we need to develop real, permanent, positive, functional health and wellness skills.
Let’s get away from that. Let’s learn to value non-scale victories and performance achievements and beautiful healthy unmeasured meals and feeling good when we wake up in the morning. Let’s learn to love exercise and the outdoors and feeling fast and strong and getting a new skill or sport without wondering how many calories the heart rate monitor says. Let’s ditch the whole “burn it to earn it” and endless sessions at that gym you secretly hate and beating yourself up when you skip a workout and analyzing every bite of food to make sure it’s “clean”.
I want to eat beautiful meals instead of an unsatisfying plate of calculated macronutrients. I want to have an enjoyable fitness routine that improves me as a whole person and workouts that are good because I got better at something, not because I burned xxx calories doing it.
I want to have a life instead of numbers. That’s why I’m doing this.
If you’re on board, that’s wonderful and I’m so glad to have you. If you want to start but you don’t feel ready, that’s fine too, jump on board whenever you feel it’s your time.
When you need to stop an asteroid, you get Superman. When you need to solve a mystery, you call Batman. But when you need to end a war, you get Wonder Woman.
“This thing about your mother…” | “It doesn’t matter,” Arya said in a dull voice. “I know she’s dead. I saw her in a dream.”
Arya and Catelyn parallels (suggested by this anon.)
New Ask Meme: Send me music that you think describes my aesthetic
I saw a few asks that say “describe my aesthetic” so this one takes a bit more creativity.
Whether it’s the lyrics or just the over all sound, send me a song that you think fits my “aesthetic”
You might belong in Hufflepuff
where they are just and loyal.
genderbent!Hufflepuff→ requested by you-thieving-nargle
Everything Beyonce does is careful and thought out. Her entire image is perfection crafted from planning ahead. She does not ‘wing it’ or throw things into her performances and public appearances ‘just because’.
What she did at this award show was amazing, especially because of how intentional and thought out it clearly was.
Feminism is a scary word for a lot of people. Many women are afraid of calling themselves feminist because they think it implies anger, hatred of men, or a rejection of traditional femininity.
Beyonce presented everyone watching with two distinct images of what many viewers viewed as two very different women. There is the strong, independent FEMINIST. She is the woman who likes being in control and being in the spotlight. Then there is the WIFE and MOTHER. She is soft, sweet, smiling at the husband and child you can tell she loves and values so much.
For every girl watching who was afraid to be a feminist, afraid to be powerful, because of what she thought she would lose, this is an incredible message. You can be all the things you want to be. You can be both. Feminists can have amazing happy, full lives full of both traditional and modern womanhood.
Feminism means gender should not be a source of persecution or a restriction of your choices. Feminism mean the type of person you should be is based on what you value, not what outside forces pressure you to value because of your gender or biological sex. Shout at the top of your lungs that you are a feminist and proud. Then go and be the exact person that you want to be.