I'm a fat recreational ballet dancer with a pacemaker.
Body positive. Strong believer in Health At Every Size.
This place is a repository for my mind. At the moment that seems to mostly be ballet, heart stuff, pretty things and random geekery.

*Not an actual disney princess, accidental or otherwise. That would be tragic. I would be the worst disney princess ever. Completely positive.

 

calibornsbottombirthday:

being genderless literally can be dated back to mesopotamia and there are still people who act like its an internet fad thats just incredible to me

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pearlsnapbutton asked
Do you have a favorite brand for plus size tights and leos? I'm usually a size 20 or 3x and I'm 5'10, if that helps.

pearlsnapbutton:

thisclockworkheart:

I have to say, finding a leo for dance (as apposed to fashion type body suits) can kind of be an exercise in frustration. I wish I could say I had an amazing find, but I really don’t. The ones I use are from discount dance, even though I do have a bit of an issue with their severe lack of choices in the plus size range. Their entire range consists of five black leos- three long sleeve, one cap sleeve, and one tank. Compared to the 200+ they have in straight sizing, but that’s another issue in and of itself. 

That said, they are decent quality and stretch nicely. I’m a 16-18 myself, and can usually manage to fit into XL leos. They say they only go to a 2x, but I think it would definitely fit a 3x decently, possibly even a little bigger. I usually wear shirts or coverups over them to keep my boobage to a minimum while dancing, but they would cover decently on their own I’ve had this one  for a few years now, and it’s still going strong. 

I think their current sizing and lack of selection is somewhat problematic. Most brands of dance wear have a plus size leo or two, but seem to be content with the usual black long sleeve. Honestly a good number of the people I dance with in my adult classes don’t even wear leotards- yoga capris and form fitting shirts seem to be the norm for many, regardless of size. I personally do the same but I do wear a leo under them just because it makes me feel more secure. 

I wish I had a better answer for you. Maybe one of my followers knows more about this than I do. Anyone know where to get plus size dance leotards that are comfortable, cover well and can really stand up to the wear and tear of dance classes?

Thanks so much! I signed up for a beginner level adult class, and the yoga pants and cami thing was my plan, until I got the email from them specifically requesting we wear leos and tights. I ended up finding some options for leotards up to 4x and tights up to 3x on yougogirldancewear.com!

Red, blue, and boat neck style black leos ordered. Very useful info. And very glad to add a few new leos to my wardrobe! 

pearlsnapbutton asked
Do you have a favorite brand for plus size tights and leos? I'm usually a size 20 or 3x and I'm 5'10, if that helps.

I have to say, finding a leo for dance (as apposed to fashion type body suits) can kind of be an exercise in frustration. I wish I could say I had an amazing find, but I really don’t. The ones I use are from discount dance, even though I do have a bit of an issue with their severe lack of choices in the plus size range. Their entire range consists of five black leos- three long sleeve, one cap sleeve, and one tank. Compared to the 200+ they have in straight sizing, but that’s another issue in and of itself. 

That said, they are decent quality and stretch nicely. I’m a 16-18 myself, and can usually manage to fit into XL leos. They say they only go to a 2x, but I think it would definitely fit a 3x decently, possibly even a little bigger. I usually wear shirts or coverups over them to keep my boobage to a minimum while dancing, but they would cover decently on their own I’ve had this one  for a few years now, and it’s still going strong. 

I think their current sizing and lack of selection is somewhat problematic. Most brands of dance wear have a plus size leo or two, but seem to be content with the usual black long sleeve. Honestly a good number of the people I dance with in my adult classes don’t even wear leotards- yoga capris and form fitting shirts seem to be the norm for many, regardless of size. I personally do the same but I do wear a leo under them just because it makes me feel more secure. 

I wish I had a better answer for you. Maybe one of my followers knows more about this than I do. Anyone know where to get plus size dance leotards that are comfortable, cover well and can really stand up to the wear and tear of dance classes?

tehhufflepuffcompanion:

Spoiler alert: adulthood is 96% of you going “well, I hope this is how it works and I’ll keep doing it till someone yells at me”

leupagus:

fogbreaker:

pigeons are so dumb I love them so much

"dumb" my ass, you’d do this too if you could

leupagus:

fogbreaker:

pigeons are so dumb I love them so much

"dumb" my ass, you’d do this too if you could

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ctgraphy:

And don’t underestimate the importance of BODY LANGUAGE
Cosplayer: srawr
The Little Mermaid
ACEN 2014

jenniferrpovey:

alexofeddis:

thescienceoffandom:

Here are some basics on herd immunity, and here is some more technical research if you’re interested in the details! 

If you’ve ever heard my rants about vaccination, you know it’s a major topic with me. Because hey, I’m one of these immunosuppressed people this comic talks about, so it’s a bit of a sensitive subject. (“Oh, I’m sorry, you don’t like getting vaccinated? I don’t like having three month long respiratory infections because you gave me the freaking flu, but I guess you don’t care about that”)

Essentially, Ellen and her wonderful character Katherine have just said it better than I ever could—and using Shaun of the Dead references, too!!! It’s all about herd immunity—getting vaccinated isn’t just about your own health, it’s about the health—and non-zombification—of the entire human race.

Awesome explanation.

If you look at the fact that you have a roof over your head, food to eat, that you are young and beautiful and live in a peaceful land, then no, you have nothing to be sad about. But the fact is, we are not only a physical body, we have souls too, and sometimes our souls get sick. If you break a leg you don’t just say ‘I have no reason to have a broken leg’ and ignore it; you seek help. It’s the same when your soul gets hurt. Don’t apologize for being sad.

My doctor when I told her I had no reason to be sad (via jessicapshaw)

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I will not be returning to Ferguson

abbyjean:

I had been on the ground helping Al Jazeera America cover the protests and unrest in Ferguson, Mo., since this all started last week. After what I saw last night, I will not be returning. The behavior and number of journalists there is so appalling, that I cannot in good conscience continue to be a part of the spectacle.

Things I’ve seen:

-Cameramen yelling at residents in public meetings for standing in way of their cameras

-Cameramen yelling at community leaders for stepping away from podium microphones to better talk to residents

-TV crews making small talk and laughing at the spot where Mike Brown was killed, as residents prayed, mourned

-A TV crew of a to-be-left-unnamed major cable network taking pieces out of a Ferguson business retaining wall to weigh down their tent

-Another major TV network renting out a gated parking lot for their one camera, not letting people in. Safely reporting the news on the other side of a tall fence.

-Journalists making the story about them

-National news correspondents glossing over the context and depth of this story, focusing instead on the sexy images of tear gas, rubber bullets, etc.

-One reporter who, last night, said he came to Ferguson as a “networking opportunity.” He later asked me to take a picture of him with Anderson Cooper. 

One anecdote that stands out: as the TV cameras were doing their live shots in front of the one burnt-out building in the three-block stretch of “Ground Zero,” around the corner was a community food/goods drive. I heard one resident say: “Where are the cameras? I’m going to go see if I can find some people to film this.”

Last night a frustrated resident confronted me when he saw my camera: “Yall are down here photographing US, but who gets paid?!”