Caitlen.
Chubby Vegan.
Queer.
Athiest.
Feminist.
Fierce Femme.

This blog is body positive.

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“Sex negative” and “sex positive” are relatively useless terms in terms of discussing feminist approaches to issues of sex and sexuality. The terms convey the message that “sex positivity” equals support for a vision of sex and sexuality that is defined by patriarchy and one that is primarily libertarian. What’s defined as “sex positive feminism” tends to translate to: non-critical of the sex industry, BDSM, burlesque, and generally, anything that can be related to “sex.” “Non-judgement” is the mantra espoused by so-called “sex-positive feminists,” which is troubling because it ends up framing critical thought and discourse as “judgement” and therefore negative. Since I tend to see critical thinking as a good thing, the “don’t judge me”/”don’t say anything critical about sex because it’s sex and therefore anything goes” thing doesn’t sit well with me.

“Sex negative,” on the other hand, tends to be ascribed to feminists who are critical of prostitution, pornography, strip clubs, burlesque, BDSM and, really, sex and sexuality as defined by patriarchy and men. The reason that feminists are critical of these things is because they want to work towards a real, liberated, feminist understanding of sex and sexuality, rather than one that sexualizes inequality, domination and subordination, is male-centered, and is harmful and exploitative of women. To me, that sounds far more “sex positive” (from a feminist perspective, anyway), than blind support for anything sex-related, because sex.

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The divide isn’t between ‘sex negative’ and ‘sex positive’ feminists — it’s between liberal and radical feminism (via feministcurrent)

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I hope all the nonvegans out there have a really nice Claim To Care About The Earth Whilst Also Contributing To The Leading Factors Of Its Destruction Day

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Me and my hunky photographer boyfriend went to the park this weekend :3

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Every time I see this person on my dash I wanna cry because they’re so beautiful.

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Anonymous said:

Why do you use Mac cosmetics if you're vegan? They are not cruelty free and test on animals.

I’ve answered this question multiple times before.

First of all, MAC Cosmetics does not test on animals, but the company that owns them (Estee Lauder) does third party animal testing for some of their products. Cosmetology is one of my lines of work, and it would be unrealistic/impossible for me to only use 100% cruelty free cosmetics, as very few brands/products are completely and unapologetically vegan. In school I’ve had to use all Aveda products, which are also owned by Estee Lauder. I try my best to support companies that are at least making a dignified effort to reduce or eliminate animal testing in their product lines.

I also work in housekeeping, where I am unfortunately obligated to purchase and use products from companies like P&G and Clorox which are big animal testers. 

Being vegan isn’t about perfection, it’s about doing the best you can and sometimes our professional lives can conflict with our personal lives. I look forward to the day when cosmetics across the board are no longer tested on animals. :(

You know what the best thing you could do for Earth Day is?

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Go vegan. Everyday. Animal agriculture is the largest cause of global warming, pollution and deforestation. Yes, it’s worse than all the worlds transportation systems combined, and much worse than crop farming. Pro tip: cutting out meat actually reduces the amount of crops farmed as well, as much less grains will be needed to feed livestock. 

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10 BETTER BODY AFFIRMATIONS FOR YOUNG WOMEN


1. Your body is in flux for the rest of your life. Think of your body as fluid instead of static — it’s always going to change. So get comfortable with those changes.

2. No one will love you or not love you because of your body. You are lovable because you’re you, not because your body looks a certain way.

3. The most intensely personal relationship you’ll ever have is with your body. It’s a lifelong relationship that’s well worth investing in and nurturing the same way you would with loved ones.

4. You don’t owe your body to anyone. Not sexually, not aesthetically. Your body is yours. Period.

5. What someone else says about your body says more about them than it does about you. Look past the actual snark to the person who’s saying it, because it’s only a reflection of what they think of themselves. That’s when you’ll see how little power their words have.

6. Your body is not a reflection of your character. It’s a physical home for the complex and wondrous and unique being that is you.

7. Take up as much space as you want. You don’t have to be small, or quiet, or docile, regardless of your physical size.

8. Everything you need to accept your body is already inside you. There’s no book, or diet, or workout routine or external affirmation that you need to feel good about your body right now.

9. Your body is a priority. It’s always trying to tell you things. Taking the time to listen to is of the utmost importance.

10. Wear whatever you want. Your body shape does not dictate your personal style, and fashion rules that say otherwise are wrong. Dress yourself in a way that makes you feel happy and confident and beautiful, because guess what? You are.

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