This post from @allisonkimmey made my heart SO happy, LET'S RAISE BOPO CHILDREN AND CHANGE THE DAMN WORLD 💜⬇ ・・・ ❣️IT MATTERS HOW WE TALK TO OUR DAUGHTERS ABOUT OUR BODIES! ❣️ Today while I was laying at the pool with my daughter: Her: "Why is your tummy big mama?" Me: "What do you mean baby?" Her: "These lines, mama." (Pointing to stretch marks on my tummy) Me: "oh those are my stretch marks!" Her: "Where do they come from?" Me: "well when I was a little older than you, I got some stripes when I grew really fast! And some of these stripes are from when I had you growing in my tummy" Her: looking inquisitively Me: "They are shiny and sparkly, aren't they pretty?" Her: "yes, I like this one the best, it's so glittery. When can I get some?" Me: "oh you will get your glitter stripes when you get a little bit older baby!" ❣️IT MATTERS HOW WE TALK TO OUR DAUGHTERS ABOUT OUR BODIES! ❣️ They are listening. They are asking. And it is up to YOU to help them shape how they will feel about these things! Will you continue the shame that society has placed on you? Or will you teach her a new way of love? I choose love 💕💕💕 Just do you Xoxo Allie
IF YOU ONLY READ 1 THING TODAY, MAKE IT THIS⬇💜@mamacaxx 1 of the very 1st photographs with my prosthetic exposed. When it went around on tumblr, the recurring comment was "I've never seen a black woman with a prosthetic before",A quick google search of prosthetic and you barely see POCs. 4 yrs ago I was hanging with a friend when a blind guy happened to be walking by, my friend was staring at him and I knew this stare because people have looked at me this exact same way . with a look of pity my friend said "I wouldn't want to be blind, it must be sad not to see the world" to which I replied "do you think this world deserves to be seen, don't you think that maybe a blind person sees it better than a pair of eyes could" I've been fortunate to know paralympians; work with disabled politicians, activists & deaf people lobbying for their rights, and countless disabled people not only being successful but contributing to society- my goal is to show you images and stories that you wouldn't otherwise encounter and without even knowing it change how you see people like me; because Next time you see an amputee my hope is that you wont approach them with a "I will pray for you" or "get better soon" but you will instantly recognize their potential, not invade their space and therefore will not reach out to "help" without first asking if they need your help. And please if your first sentence starts with "no offense but…" it's best to keep quiet. That's how images work, they are imprinted in your brain and subconsciously change how you interact with others. Once you've crossed that small bridge then we'll talk about how in some countries disabled children are not allowed to go in public, in others albino children are hunted. we'll talk about how in some societies men with HIV believe they can be cured by having sex with a disabled person and in other countries it is the norm to decide to abort a child that will be born with a disability-but yea baby steps. I'm not a rebel because I take the streets and fight with guns, I'm a rebel simply because in a world that oppresses and marginalizes me, I've managed to give myself a voice and make it loud enough to impact others.