ANNIE ELAINEY
LAWD. THIS GIRL WILL GIVE ME CAVITIES.

LAWD. THIS GIRL WILL GIVE ME CAVITIES.

This is the start of a portrait of me by artist Yvonne Cordoba.
Tonight I will be facing one of my biggest fears and posing nude for an audience at the Ladyfest VIP Preview event. I am terrified. But this event is about celebrating women and all that we have accomplished, this is in honor of my recovery process and my work with Stop Hating Your Body. All throughout my recovery I’ve felt so incredibly proud and accomplished after pushing myself to do the things I am afraid of, so even though I’m so nervous, I’m proud of myself for going for it anyway!
My body is nothing to be ashamed of. Your body is nothing to be ashamed of. We can find peace within ourselves, we can learn to love ourselves. It’s been a heck of a fight and I will keep on fighting, for myself and for others. 
Wish me luck everyone! I’ll be thinking of all of you!

This is the start of a portrait of me by artist Yvonne Cordoba.

Tonight I will be facing one of my biggest fears and posing nude for an audience at the Ladyfest VIP Preview event. I am terrified. But this event is about celebrating women and all that we have accomplished, this is in honor of my recovery process and my work with Stop Hating Your Body. All throughout my recovery I’ve felt so incredibly proud and accomplished after pushing myself to do the things I am afraid of, so even though I’m so nervous, I’m proud of myself for going for it anyway!

My body is nothing to be ashamed of. Your body is nothing to be ashamed of. We can find peace within ourselves, we can learn to love ourselves. It’s been a heck of a fight and I will keep on fighting, for myself and for others. 

Wish me luck everyone! I’ll be thinking of all of you!

so keep holding on.

We grew up with the Internet and on the Internet. This is what makes us different; this is what makes the crucial, although surprising from your point of view, difference: we do not ‘surf’ and the internet to us is not a ‘place’ or ‘virtual space’. The Internet to us is not something external to reality but a part of it: an invisible yet constantly present layer intertwined with the physical environment. We do not use the Internet, we live on the Internet and along it. If we were to tell our bildnungsroman to you, the analog, we could say there was a natural Internet aspect to every single experience that has shaped us. We made friends and enemies online, we prepared cribs for tests online, we planned parties and studying sessions online, we fell in love and broke up online. The Web to us is not a technology which we had to learn and which we managed to get a grip of. The Web is a process, happening continuously and continuously transforming before our eyes; with us and through us. Technologies appear and then dissolve in the peripheries, websites are built, they bloom and then pass away, but the Web continues, because we are the Web; we, communicating with one another in a way that comes naturally to us, more intense and more efficient than ever before in the history of mankind.
Piotr Czerski  (via mailorderwife)
izzymar:

Disney Fine Art: “Ohana means family" by Heather Theurer:)
(Source: disneyfineart.com)

izzymar:

Disney Fine Art: “Ohana means family" by Heather Theurer:)

(Source: disneyfineart.com)

tedx:

"The goal is not to turn kids into your kind of adult, but rather, better adults than you have been. Progress happens because new generations grow and develop and become better than the previous ones.”

From Adora Svitak’s talkWhat adults can learn from kids.” In her talk, Adora makes a case for why adults shouldn’t underestimate kids. And they shouldn’t. Kids are doing amazing things. Let’s just take a second to think about how Adora organized her first TEDxYouth event when she was just 12.

This weekend, young people around the world are attending, organizing, speaking at, and watching TEDxYouthDay events — TEDx events dedicated to the ingenuity of kids worldwide. Every year we’re taken aback by the amazing things that come out of these events, and we think you should be, too. Find a TEDxYouthDay event near you to attend or watch live online here.

I’m over it, you know? Guys, they…
— Suck?