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now I really want to create a tarot deck in this style..
Anonymous asked: Any advice on how to deal with a father who thinks I should have my legs shaved perfectly every day of summer? Sometimes he will accidentally touch my leg on the couch or something and he calls me gross. What should I say? :(
That’s really wrong. I would tell him he is being mean and inappropriate and ask him to stop. Ask him to never say anything about your body hair again. Unfortunately there isn’t much more you can do than that. If he continues I would be kind and persistent and I would eventually probably lose my cool and demand that he stop. Maybe consider telling him that it creeps you out that he is repeatedly making comments about your legs. If he doesn’t stop, I recommend ignoring the shit out of him. You can’t control what others do to you, but you can control your reaction to it. Know that he is coming from a place of ignorance and stand strong in your truth. Be who you are and love who you are regardless of how others treat you. You are worthy of self love. Live in that truth.
Anonymous asked: i love your natural, freelove approach to life it's so beautiful and inspirational! as a teenager it is so incredibly comforting to know there are alternative paths in life!
Aww thank you! It’s true, there are soooo many different paths available to us in this world. We really do create our own realities. I feel like my life and all of the mind blowing synchronicity that happens when I’m following a healing path of love and light are living examples of that truth. Many well wishes to you!
Anonymous asked: I just wanna say that you are so adorable and I love youuu. With your blog you've risen my confidence level up so much. Thank you!
You’re soooo welcome! I’m really happy to hear this. :) Thank you so much for the love and sharing.
Anonymous asked: Jesus fucking Christ. You are an ugly fuck. I would be ashamed to see you in public. You ever think about freshing up down there? Clearly you don't. I bet I would smell fish if I walked by you, you disgusting shell of a woman. Fucking disgusting.
Wow. I feel so sorry for this anon yet it’s hard not to laugh at how outrageous this message is. It’s quite an example of the angry aggressive berating that I occasionally experience as a result of being open about my body hair. This type of response completely baffles me on every level. I’m just like uhhhh whhhaat? Why are you (a completely random person who clearly doesn’t know me) emotionally invested in my grooming habits? RANDOM
And the fish thing…that’s another insult that I never understood. You literally have to almost never wash and have some kind of flora imbalance in order to smell like fish from what little I’ve read/heard about it. A fishy smell down there is a sign that something is wrong and you should go to the doctor from what I can gather. It’s hilarious to me that someone would think that body hair/big bush means fish smell. Bushes don’t smell like fish so….having one alone would never make me smell like fish. Simple logic, I should think.
I’m just going to repost a previous response I made to a similar comment over and over every time someone calls me disgusting on here from now on haha
- here it is -
I wonder what makes people think that some body hair is disgusting when head hair, arm hair, eyebrows, eyelashes, leg hair on men bla bla bla are considered not disgusting. It’s the same thing. It’s just hair. People get so worked up over it, and it truly baffles my mind every time. It’s absolutely amazing to me how many people actually fall victim to bullshit, nonsensical conditioning, especially to the point where they get emotional over what someone else’s body looks like, often a complete stranger. I try to stay in awe about it all, because otherwise I just get really sad. When I let the reality of the thing sink in, I, honestly, find it terribly, disturbingly sad.
Hold your opinion that my hair is disgusting all you want. That’s yours to own. Doesn’t bother me a bit. Personally, what sickens me is the fact that the majority of little girls get told from a young age basically that if they don’t regularly remove large areas of something that grows naturally and is perfectly healthy to have from their bodies, they will be regarded as ugly and disgusting and be ridiculed. Being mean to people for no good reason is disgusting. Little girls being tricked into believing they will only be loved and accepted if they have silky smooth skin all over, that in their natural form, unchanged, they will never be considered attractive and will always be looked down upon on some level - that’s disgusting. It is actually psychologically damaging and truly emotionally heart wrenching for a young mind to experience that kind of ostracism, and it can take years to recover. Many people never do. It’s real, and it’s really wrong. It is another weight adding to the collective insecurity and low self esteem of young people. These weights add up and often equal debilitating depression and even suicide. It’s actually quite a serious issue, in my opinion, because of how many people it successfully holds back from achieving their potential and even more so, because of how many people it completely debilitates.
It’s sad to see people who are so jaded that they lack compassion for their fellow humans on even basic levels and spew their flagrant disregard all about the place with fervor. Whether it be friends, family, acquaintances, enemies, or complete strangers on the web - in my opinion, making mean spirited jabs designed to bring people down is abhorrent behavior. I truly hope you grow into a more caring and open minded individual in the future. Best wishes to you, dear anon.