“One of the most insightful things I’ve ever read about eating disorders and body esteem in general was a comment on my blog a while ago that I regret being unable to find now. The writer was saying that most people think girls want to be skinny because of Hollywood and Vogue. This girl wanted to be skinny because she wanted to be a protagonist. She didn’t expose herself to mainstream fashion magazines or TV; she was interested in art films and books and indie music. But no matter how alternative the movie, the protagonist was almost always skinny. And wanting to be a protagonist means wanting to be someone, as most people do. Apparently, your story is only worth hearing, you’re only someone, if you’re skinny—it’s like, the blueprint of a human. Once that’s down, you’re allowed to be as interesting and protagonist-y as you want! Apparently. No matter how much people our age have been raised on girl power and believe in yourself and you are beautiful, ignoring the beauty standards of the culture we live in is close to impossible. And as this lady pointed out, these standards and expectations exist outside mainstream culture like reality TV and tabloids; they exist in punk and indie cultures, in “artsy” Tumblr cultures that are all about looking like a fairy, but only if you’re a skinny white girl.”
ok but literally how
*gets a compliment*
"If you took Scarlett’s career from her tomorrow, she wouldn’t change. If you gave her an Oscar, she wouldn’t change. She is who she is."
Chris Evans on Scarlett Johansson
Can’t believe I’ll be graduating next week! 🎓 #UCF (at UCF Student Union)
It currently exists on just 400 polycarbonate records — symbolizing the ~400 Sumatran tigers left in the world. Those records will degrade every time they are played until the song can no longer be heard.
"The song will go extinct unless it’s digitally produced. The Sumatran tiger will go extinct unless we take action."
400 people have received records, and they plan to digitize and share the song (and their conservation message). It’s a clever awareness campaign - and I’m looking forward to hearing the song!