Former Couch Potato. HeartKid. Lawyer. Knitter. Cat Wrangler. CrossFit & Strength Enthusiast.

Big kisses to all y’all, my lovelies.
Thank you so much for the empathy and sympathy on yesterday’s post. I’m absolutely fine - my rational adult self knows that if anyone has a problem with me, it’s their problem, not mine. But sometimes my inner 10 year old forgets that.
This morning I make-upped hard and sassed up my fingernails so that if it happens again, my birds are ready to be flipped in style :P
So, no, some small minded idiot is not going to ruin my day, let alone my week. It kind of ruined my workout last night, but, let’s face it, any workout that is basically run 800m-rest-run 600m-rest-run 400m-rest-run 200m was never going to be a 10/10, A++ experience for me in the first place! 

Big kisses to all y’all, my lovelies.

Thank you so much for the empathy and sympathy on yesterday’s post. I’m absolutely fine - my rational adult self knows that if anyone has a problem with me, it’s their problem, not mine. But sometimes my inner 10 year old forgets that.

This morning I make-upped hard and sassed up my fingernails so that if it happens again, my birds are ready to be flipped in style :P

So, no, some small minded idiot is not going to ruin my day, let alone my week. It kind of ruined my workout last night, but, let’s face it, any workout that is basically run 800m-rest-run 600m-rest-run 400m-rest-run 200m was never going to be a 10/10, A++ experience for me in the first place! 

Every so often

Most of the time, I can forget that I’m fat. I don’t have a scale any more, I don’t put much stock in clothing sizes, and I don’t spend much time looking in the mirror.

Most of the time it’s easy to focus on all the things I choose to define myself by that have nothing to do with the way I look. I’m a lawyer: smart, driven, confident. I’m a wife: loving, equal, loyal. I’m an animal guardian: compassionate, protective, patient. I’m a knitter and quilter: creative, imaginative, detail oriented. And I’m a Crossfitter: strong, determined, committed.

Most of the time it’s easy to remember all the things that make me awesome, no matter what others might think of my external appearance.

But when a bogan shit and his dickhead mates drive past in a souped-up Commodore throws garbage at you, calls you a “fat fuck” and laughs at you as you run up the street, well those times it can be all too easy to remember that to some people my fatness defines me as laughable, pathetic, worthless.

And every so often, if only for a second, it’s easy to believe them.

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tlethgo:

Annie looking stunning in Vogue. So amazing. “When I heard Vogue was interested in featuring me, I googled to see if there was a sports edition of the magazine. I was so excited when I realized, no, it was the Vogue.”


Where can I find this edition??? Must have!

It’s US Vogue, the one with Kim & Kanye on the cover.

disenalavida:

tlethgo:

Annie looking stunning in Vogue. So amazing.
“When I heard Vogue was interested in featuring me, I googled to see if there was a sports edition of the magazine. I was so excited when I realized, no, it was the Vogue.”

Where can I find this edition??? Must have!

It’s US Vogue, the one with Kim & Kanye on the cover.

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tlethgo:

Annie looking stunning in Vogue. So amazing. “When I heard Vogue was interested in featuring me, I googled to see if there was a sports edition of the magazine. I was so excited when I realized, no, it was the Vogue.”

tlethgo:

Annie looking stunning in Vogue. So amazing.
“When I heard Vogue was interested in featuring me, I googled to see if there was a sports edition of the magazine. I was so excited when I realized, no, it was the Vogue.”

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policymic:

Sorry, but Sansa Stark is secretly the strongest character on ‘Game of Thrones’

Right now, Sansa may not have Arya’s blood-lust, Brienne’s physical power, Cersei’s political acumen or Daenarys’ ambition (or, you know, dragons), but she’s still one of the strongest characters in the series. It’s just that we’re not used to recognizing her strength for what it is.

The female characters we tend to applaud typically adhere to a particular formula for strength, one that breaks the patriarchal mold of how a woman should behave. This can be empowering, but the constant regurgitation of this one type of “strong female character” limits the kind of women we value on screen and dismisses the merits of those who prove themselves in a different way. Male characters aren’t confined by the same standards, and more stereotypically “feminine” traits like patience, kindness and adaptability shouldn’t be seen as inherently lesser than more “masculine” ones like physical strength or the ability to lead an army into battle.

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I have to admit - I was not a fan of Sansa at first, thinking her a silly twit and comparing her unfavourably with her sister.

But, having read the first two books in the ASOIAF series, I’m now completely pro-Sansa. Also, very pro-Martin: rarely does a male writer manage to capture such a variety of female voices without reducing them to charicature or stereotype. Hat tip to you, ser.