So, as of now I have lost a total of 40 lbs! I’ve gone from 187 to 147 in 10 months. I’ve dropped from a size 14 in pant to a loose fitting 8!!
All it takes is healthy foods, exercise, and a lot of self discipline. Keep hanging in there guys you’l hit your goal. Just remember if its not making you happy and you can’t stick with it change it up!
Anyone else notice that logos are getting more boring?
Its called minimalism. Its the thing now.
How do you find a vegan at a dinner party?
Don’t worry, they’ll let you know.
How do you find a meat-eater at a party? Don’t worry, they’ll be everywhere, BBQing dead animals and stuffing them in their mouths and saying ‘omg vegans are so preachy’
aaaaaand there you have it folks.
lol I just want to clarify, we’re not all like that ^
Vegan vs. Meateaters sounds so much like Christians vs. Athiests. Eat what the fuck you want. Leave others alone.
Feminism is the radical notion that women are people.
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Blegh. Who cares? I am a woman. I am not ashamed. I don’t need a t-shirt or a statement or a movement to be powerful and strong. My breasts, my hair, my ass, my face are proof of my glory. There’s a giant box of tampons visible in the back seat of my car. Fuck judgement. I only tolerate acceptance.
Hello, my name is Maddie.
On the twenty second or twenty third, I will be starting my first year of high school.
I’m stressing out because I still don’t know what school I’m going to. I don’t know what supplies I need, where I’m going, or who I am going with.
Next week, I have to start taking…
I was going to try and message this to you but I could not find your message thing. Anyways, I’m 22. Recently re-diagnosed with ADD. I’ve always had and have been through millions of different medications because no one wanted to admit I had it. I was emotionless, sad, had no friends and looking back on that I really think that part of myself was unrelated to the ADD. Now, as an adult without the emotional turmoil rolling in the back of my mind I can really see the true problems I have dealing with ADD.
Basically if the medication helps you, take it. I failed a LOT of stuff in high school because I couldn’t get my homework done or stay focused in class. I feel like a failure for being SO behind in my school work in college. But, now I know why.
I guess what I am saying is life sucks a lot when you’re younger. Nothing will change that. Even not taking your medication will change that. You’re super emotional when you’re a young girl. Plus, high school is a whole new ball game. It’s very different than grammar school. Try to go into it open-minded. Don’t be afraid of how things went in the past and do what makes you happy. If a couple months down the road things are still the same than trying something new. Also, as unappealing as this would have sounded to me going into high school, join an extracurricular activity.
I wish you luck and I know you don’t know me so feel free to tell me to fuck off.
If you only had 4 words to tell your younger self something, what would they be?
Stay away from Veronica
Stop fucking things up.
Get a goddamn date
Go walk the dog.
Watch your fucking grades
Beanie Babies are worthless.
Ditch all your friends [you’ll find new ones, just never go back to any of the old ones they only get yout into trouble]
what are you doing
Watch what your eating.
just enjoy the ride
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JCPenney’s got the biggest balls of them all.
3 days and only 5 hours of sleep. fuck finals week.
So why can’t I wear it?
- Headdresses promote stereotyping of Native cultures.
The image of a warbonnet and warpaint wearing Indian is one that has been created and perpetuated by Hollywood and only bears minimal resemblance to traditional regalia of Plains tribes. It furthers the stereotype that Native peoples are one monolithic culture, when in fact there are 500+ distinct tribes with their own cultures. It also places Native people in the historic past, as something that cannot exist in modern society. We don’t walk around in ceremonial attire everyday, but we still exist and are still Native.
- Headdresses, feathers, and warbonnets have deep spiritual significance.
The wearing of feathers and warbonnets in Native communities is not a fashion choice. Eagle feathers are presented as symbols of honor and respect and have to be earned. Some communities give them to children when they become adults through special ceremonies, others present the feathers as a way of commemorating an act or event of deep significance. Warbonnets especially are reserved for respected figures of power. The other issue is that warbonnets are reserved for men in Native communities, and nearly all of these pictures show women sporting the headdresses. I can’t read it as an act of feminism or subverting the patriarchal society, it’s an act of utter disrespect for the origins of the practice. (see my post on sweatlodges for more on the misinterpretation of the role of women). This is just as bad as running around in a pope hat and a bikini, or a Sikh turban cause it’s “cute”.
- It’s just like wearing blackface.
“Playing Indian” has a long history in the United States, all the way back to those original tea partiers in Boston, and in no way is it better than minstral shows or dressing up in blackface. You are pretending to be a race that you are not, and are drawing upon stereotypes to do so. Like my first point said, you’re collapsing distinct cultures, and in doing so, you’re asserting your power over them. Which leads me to the next issue.
- There is a history of genocide and colonialism involved that continues today.
By the sheer fact that you live in the United States you are benefiting from the history of genocide and continued colonialism of Native peoples. That land you’re standing on? Indian land. Taken illegally so your ancestor who came to the US could buy it and live off it, gaining valuable capital (both monetary and cultural) that passed down through the generations to you. Have I benefited as well, given I was raised in a white, suburban community? yes. absolutely. but by dismissing and minimizing the continued subordination and oppression of Natives in the US by donning your headdress, you are contributing to the culture of power that continues the cycle today.
But I don’t mean it in that way, I just think it’s cute!
- Well hopefully I’ve illuminated that there’s more at play here than just a “cute” fashion choice. Sorry for taking away your ignorance defense.
But I consider it honoring to Native Americans!
- I think that this cartoon is a proper answer, but I’ll add that having a drunken girl wearing a headdress and a bikini dancing at an outdoor concert does not honor me. I remember reading somewhere that it was also “honoring the fine craftsmanship of Native Americans”. Those costume shop chicken feather headdresses aren’t honoring Native craftsmanship. And you will be very hard pressed to find a Native artist who is closely tied to their community making headdresses for sale. See the point about their sacredness and significance.
I’m just wearing it because it’s “ironic”!
- I’m all for irony. Finger mustaches, PBR, kanye glasses, old timey facial hair, 80’s spandex—fine, funny, a bit over-played, but ironic, I guess. Appropriating someone’s culture and cavorting around town in your skinny jeans with a feathered headdress, moccasins, and turquoise jewelry in an attempt to be ‘counterculture’? Not ironic. If you’re okay with being a walking representative of 500+ years of colonialism and racism, or don’t mind perpetuating the stereotypes that we as Native people have been fighting against for just as long, by all means, go for it. But by embracing the current tribal trends you aren’t asserting yourself as an individual, you are situating yourself in a culture of power that continues to oppress Native peoples in the US. And really, if everyone is doing it, doesn’t that take away from the irony? am I missing the point on the irony? maybe. how is this even ironic? I’m starting to confuse myself. but it’s still not a defense.
Stop getting so defensive, it’s seriously just fashion!
- Did you read anything I just wrote? It’s not “just” fashion. There is a lot more at play here. This is a matter of power and who has the right to represent my culture. (I also enjoy asking myself questions that elicit snarky answers.)
What about the bigger issues in Indian Country? Poverty, suicide rates, lack of resources, disease, etc? Aren’t those more important that hipster headdresses?
- Yes, absolutely. But, I’ll paraphrase Jess Yee in this post, and say these are very real issues and challenges in our communities, but when the only images of Natives that Americans see are incorrect, and place Natives in the historic past, it erases our current presence, and makes it impossible for the current issues to exist in the collective American consciousness. Our cultures and lives are something that only exist in movies or in the past, not today. So it’s a cycle, and in order to break that cycle, we need to question and interrogate the stereotypes and images that erase our current presence—while we simultaneously tackle the pressing issues in Indian Country. They’re closely linked, and at least this is a place to start.
Well then, Miss Cultural Appropriation Police, what CAN I wear?
- If you choose to wear something Native, buy it from a Native. There are federal laws that protect Native artists and craftspeople who make genuine jewelry, art, etc. (see info here about The Indian Arts and Crafts Act). Anything you buy should have a label that says “Indian made” or “Native made”. Talk to the artist. find out where they’re from. Be diligent. Don’t go out in a full “costume”. It’s ok to have on some beaded earrings or a turquoise ring, but don’t march down the street wearing a feather, with loaded on jewelry, and a ribbon shirt. Ask yourself: if you ran into a Native person, would you feel embarrassed or feel the need to justify yourself? As commenter Bree pointed out, it’s ok to own a shirt with kimono sleeves, but you wouldn’t go out wearing full kabuki makeup to a bar. Just take a minute to question your sartorial choices before you go out.
…and an editorial comment: I should also note that I have absolutely nothing against hipsters. In fact, some would argue I have hipster-leaning tendencies. In my former San Francisco life, had been known to have a drink or two in the clouds of smoke outside at Zeitgeist, and enjoyed shopping on Haight street. I enjoy drinking PBR out of the can when I go to the dive bars near my apartment where I throw darts and talk about sticking it to ‘The Man’. I own several fringed hipster scarves, more than one pair of ironic fake ray-ban wayfarers, and two plaid button downs. I’m also not trying to stereotype and say that all hipsters do/wear the above, just like not every hipster thinks it’s cool to wear a headdress. So, I don’t hate hipsters, I hate ignorance and cultural appropriation. There is a difference. Just thought I should clear that up.
Don’t you think you’re overreacting just a LIIIIITTTLLLE bit. There are is a lot of fashion that is directly influenced by certain culture, religion, and class. The color purple is meant to be worn by royal religious figures but I can wear purple all day if I want. I love the color. The whole scarf fad started in Palestine. I’m not sure of the exact facts of this but I know wearing a certain printed scarf that is pretty popular in America means you support or don’t support something in Palestine. There is a brutal war going on in that part of the world in case you didn’t know. I think you should just relax about the rant. Let people be and stop judging them over trivial ignorance.