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Bunker and I were blessed with Evangeline Marie on Thursday, August 7 weighing at 8 pounds and measuring 21 inches. After we both caught a fever and her heart rate started dropping drastically during labor, she had to be delivered via an emergency C-section. The little darling and I are both home and doing well since leaving the hospital Sunday, and her daddy and I are absolutely in love with her! ❤🍼 (at East Alabama Medical Center)

Bunker and I were blessed with Evangeline Marie on Thursday, August 7 weighing at 8 pounds and measuring 21 inches. After we both caught a fever and her heart rate started dropping drastically during labor, she had to be delivered via an emergency C-section. The little darling and I are both home and doing well since leaving the hospital Sunday, and her daddy and I are absolutely in love with her! ❤🍼 (at East Alabama Medical Center)




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fullbodiedlovin:

Here’s to a week for the unconventional before and after photos, National Eating Disorder Awareness Week. For most of my life, I’ve been heavier, and consequently shamed and belittled for my weight.  When I started college, however, I weighed 103 pounds, was eating 400-600 calories a day, doing about 90 minutes of cardio daily, and most importantly, I was anorexic. I was 15 pounds underweight, but no one thought to say anything because they were too busy applauding me for my unnatural weight loss. This is me calling them out. This is my telling them they were wrong. This is me thanking my real life and tumblr friends for everything they have done to get me to the wonderful place I am today. So fuck you traditional pictures of “healthy”, I may be fat, but I beat my eating disorder. 

fullbodiedlovin:

Here’s to a week for the unconventional before and after photos, National Eating Disorder Awareness Week. For most of my life, I’ve been heavier, and consequently shamed and belittled for my weight.  When I started college, however, I weighed 103 pounds, was eating 400-600 calories a day, doing about 90 minutes of cardio daily, and most importantly, I was anorexic. I was 15 pounds underweight, but no one thought to say anything because they were too busy applauding me for my unnatural weight loss. This is me calling them out. This is my telling them they were wrong. This is me thanking my real life and tumblr friends for everything they have done to get me to the wonderful place I am today. So fuck you traditional pictures of “healthy”, I may be fat, but I beat my eating disorder. 




Figured I could use a pregnancy treat that isn’t food, for once. Can’t wait to wear these soon! #newshoes #retailtherapy #michaelkors #guess #wedges #dontkillmehubby

Figured I could use a pregnancy treat that isn’t food, for once. Can’t wait to wear these soon! #newshoes #retailtherapy #michaelkors #guess #wedges #dontkillmehubby



Last night a man asked me for a dollar as I left the subway on my way home. I gave him one.

He then proceeded to start talking to me and followed me for ten minutes as I tried to walk home. He ignored my repeated attempts to part ways and made comments about my body, his body and allude to us having sex. He asked personal questions about my life. He asked if I was married. I told him that I had a boyfriend, not because I owed him any answer, but my past experience has shown that these type of men, when hearing you are ‘taken’ often will leave you alone out of respect, not for you of course, but for the man who already ‘has’ you.

He walked all the way to the block I lived, talking away, moving closer to my side while I clutched my keys, splayed out between my fingers in one pocket and my cell phone in the other, mind frantically going over my options to get out of this situation. How to get away from this man without angering him. How to get into my apartment without him seeing where I lived.

When I turned the corner of my block I saw that the bodega was open. I told him I had to go to the store and said, again, good night. He followed me into the store, where with witnesses and the store owner who knows my face I had to courage to tell him to stop following me. That I didn’t want him to know where I lived. To go away.

He called me a bitch.

The store owner made him stay in the store long enough for me to dart across the street, duck into my apartment, and lock the door behind me.

I’ve spent most of today going over in my head what I did wrong to get into this situation.

I was stupid to give him a dollar. To speak to him after. To let him walk with me so far. To be so concerned with being polite.

But what that really boils down to is that I, my entire life, have been told that being a woman in public is asking for attention, and once received it is my fault in some way.

I don’t owe anybody conversation, my number, my time. It’s not a complement.

The truly insidious thing about harassment is that in the moment, the potential violence, quiet, persistent and vague threat combine with a world of people telling you that if something bad happens to you it’s YOUR fault. The conditioning women receive to be ‘nice’, be polite, smile for goodness sake (lest, horrors of all horrors we become that horrendous monster, a bitch). All this is why we accept being uncomfortable, being afraid, why we consider how our keys could be used as a weapon.

The man called me a bitch, and my biggest regret today is that I wasn’t a bigger one.


A friend posted this on Facebook yesterday. Personally, I am so sick of rape culture and what it’s doing to us. (via androphilia)

Males make it so easy for women to hate them, so they have no reason to complain when we do. All women and girls have been terrorized by males so get the fuck out of here with your “but not all men” whining.

(via the-uncensored-she)




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Cookies for Valentine’s Day (by SweetAmbsCookies)




So much truth. I don’t necessarily support abortion, though I can empathize with women who make that decision, considering that the most “pro-life” states are also the states in which poor families or single mothers are offered the least assistance and education in raising their new families. I feel like if you’re truly going to call yourself a “pro-life” activist and claim you care about the life of that unborn child, then you should most definitely further your cause by making sure that child is able to have the resources he or she deserves after coming into this world. As I said, I, personally, don’t like the thought of abortions; someone can tell me all day that the child inside me isn’t alive until I’ve given birth to her, but if I can hear her heartbeat and feel her kick and react to me, then she is alive, as far as I’m concerned. However, if a mother knows that she doesn’t have the capability to provide her child with the food, shelter, medical care, and other resources he or she will need and the same people who fight for “the right of the baby to be born” are the same people who turn their backs when that mother and child are in need, it’s not like the mother really has a lot of options.* I am NOT about that. Stop attacking what you believe to be problems, and, instead, offer solutions.

*And for those who are quick to say, “Well, there’s always adoption,” realize that everything I’ve said could easily be applied to the adoption process, as well. It’s a poorly-funded system lacking support from even those who so verbally cite it as a practical alternative to abortion and leaving so many children floating through the system until adulthood due to the ridiculous limitations as to who can and can not adopt a child (ex. single women, gay couples.) Again, I say, if you can truly call yourself “pro-life,” then I challenge you to support the life and well-being of the child following birth, as well. It’s far too easy to look down upon and condemn others for making decisions in their lives that go against your own supposed “moral code” when you do nothing practical to make things better.

/endrant



He went to the store just to get me #bluebell #mochamadness #icecream, and now we’re finally getting to catch up on some #residentevil6. He’s the sweetest. ☺❤🎮🍦 #nerdlove #pregnancycravings #loveofmylife #lazynight #mcm

He went to the store just to get me #bluebell #mochamadness #icecream, and now we’re finally getting to catch up on some #residentevil6. He’s the sweetest. ☺❤🎮🍦 #nerdlove #pregnancycravings #loveofmylife #lazynight #mcm



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Hey kid. You’re at an age where I’m pretty sure you’re about to have sex soon, or actually, you might even already be having it and you’re just *that* good at keeping it from me. I don’t really fret over that because I trust you. And because I trust myself and the job I’ve done as your…





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