WHAT WE'RE ABOUT

RBI focuses on using expressive writing, design-oriented work, photography, media, research, and community input to fuel fat positive, body acceptance, discussion, and outreach. Our goal is to redefine the way we view and think about body image, size, fat, discrimination, health, fitness, wellness, mental/chronic illness, stigma, and other related topics.

We are constantly redefining our own perspectives, and therefore tend to write a lot about our personal experiences. Many followers and contributors are living with anorexia, bulimia, body dysmorphic disorder, depression, and a variety of other body image disorders or mental illnesses, so please be respectful and remember that health applies differently to everyone. Any and all potentially triggering content will be prefaced with a trigger warning.

RBI supports all races, genders, classes, and sizes. We try our best to make this a safe space for everyone. If we are not doing our job or checking our privilege, we invite you to please inform us.

Some of the artwork you see here has been created by our founder or moderators, some sourced when applicable. Please be kind enough to source this blog whenever you share it's content.

We are not health professionals. Any and all advice provided on this blog is supported only by our own research, studies, and personal experiences; nothing more.

This blog is part of the Safe Space Network.

thisissolikeme:

While doing my daily roaming on Tumblr, I came across this picture. My first thought about this picture was that it looked amazing. While scrolling through the notes, the first few comments I read were about this picture was about how “make up does this to people” or “this is basically how every girl looks like”. Seriously? Has the society and the culture blinded you so much that you’d make a bias comment make up differences? I don’t understand how people can be so shallow that they can’t see the beauty from both sides of the face. Supposedly, because she wears make up, she’s ugly. Or because she doesn’t wear make up, she’s ugly. This world views such things in a black and white perspective. I say both sides of the face is gorgeous. Focusing on the left side, her make up radiates her beauty. In other words, it’s complimenting her facial features. Her skin gives off a warm glowing tone, her brows and lips are full, and her eye make up brings out her blue grey eyes. Focusing on the right side, everything is natural. There is no shame in the uneven skin tone. There is no shame in the bags and lines under her eyes. There is no shame in in her unfilled brows and her natural lip color. The beauty about this is that they are not flaws. We are brainwashed by the media and the culture about how to define beauty that we overlook what beauty really is. If you compared the two sides and said one side looked better than the other side, then I feel sorry for you. You truly don’t understand what makes both sides beautiful.

117,205 notes

\This was posted 2 years ago
1This was reblogged from body-peace
zThis has been tagged with: body image, body, photo, acceptance,
  1. wrenfeathers reblogged this from cuhdling
  2. anarchyfriend reblogged this from livetonightlikenoother
  3. urfvgrl reblogged this from themiddlelayer and added:
    !!!! Probably the best phrasing of this concept I’ve seen. Thank you!
  4. -animalcrackers reblogged this from dresswithoutsleeves
  5. dreamlezzzleep reblogged this from rockingalltheway
  6. illestdrug reblogged this from supahnicknasty
  7. rockingalltheway reblogged this from a-littletoolate
  8. alexandriteinthebutterflysky reblogged this from sunnycloud
  9. sunnycloud reblogged this from pinkinkay
  10. thelonliestkk reblogged this from butterfly-guarded-hime
  11. neonrevelation reblogged this from dariusthedingo
  12. dariusthedingo reblogged this from butterfly-guarded-hime
  13. butterfly-guarded-hime reblogged this from x-lilou-chan-x
  14. julieebabyyy reblogged this from nikkiferrari
  15. applebangingtriforcedalchemist reblogged this from stephanindahood
  16. wandernde-seele reblogged this from divorceed
  17. stephanindahood reblogged this from fuckthisshitilikeamine
  18. maggiesaus reblogged this from nocommentever
  19. fuckthisshitilikeamine reblogged this from nocommentever
  20. nocommentever reblogged this from res-omnes-facere
  21. pocketfulofmoonbeams reblogged this from res-omnes-facere
  22. agents-of-tardis reblogged this from res-omnes-facere
  23. res-omnes-facere reblogged this from one-fruit-loop-deserves-another
  24. one-fruit-loop-deserves-another reblogged this from robstariscanon
  25. valentine141 reblogged this from lovepeaceshaina
  26. twosamazingthreeisanorgsam reblogged this from thisismybodyproject
  27. burningraindrops reblogged this from impossibleness
  28. love0vercomes reblogged this from seductivelyy
  29. mueve-el-trasero reblogged this from seductivelyy

Facebook comments