Hey guys! Welcome to Artly (Always Remember To Love Yourself).
I started this blog to help everyone else out with a little inspiration, and to keep myself going. I started my diet and exercise regimen because I knew I did not like where I was going.
On August 1st, 2011, I was 5'3", 20 years old, and 198 lbs.
As of January 2012, I lost a total of 25 lbs. I am now 21 years old and 173 pounds. I still have a long way to go to be a healthy weight, but I am doing it in my own way and at my own pace, with a little help from my friends especially InfamousNfamous.
We all need a little inspiration and a nudge now and then, and I hope this blog helps you out!
☼Goal 1: 168, Pedicure
☼Goal 2: 163, Manicure
☼Goal 3: 158, Belly button piercing
☼Goal 4: 153, New shoes
☼Goal 5: 148, Tattoo
☼♥Goal 6: 140 - 145, gorgeous new dress and a bikini and a piece of cake!!♥
Approximately 53% of college grads are un- or under-employed. The vast majority of students leave school with crippling debt. We tell young people to go to college, in order to get a job – but they graduate with a debt burden they cannot survive under, and are unable to get a job due to market forces well outside of their control.
These kids did everything “right” – they listened to the advice of guidance counselors, pursued the education they were told to, tried to contribute to the economy. When they succeed, they are the embodiment of the “American dream.” But when they can’t afford to pay rent, cannot get a job, and their credit is destroyed from inability to pay back their gargantuan loans, they’re labeled “lazy,” or “irresponsible.” When they move back into their parent’s home because they have no other options, they are derided as being a generation of “moochers.” They should just “pick themselves up by their bootstraps and WORK for it, like the generation before them.” But the generation before them had vastly different circumstances.
Since 1978, the cost of attending college in America has increased 1,120 percent. The financial model for higher education is broken, as tuition costs are rising faster than inflation. How can students expect to survive on the bad faith advice of guidance from a prior generation? Bootstraps rhetoric is all well and good for those who don’t want to face reality, but it hardly puts food on the table (unless millennials are expected to eat bootstraps for breakfast).
These young students, as individuals, are not responsible for the failings of a national economy – the national economy (and those who came before, and contributed to it) failed them. It is unfair to blame them for the inability to solve a problem over which an entire generation - much less any one individual person - has no control.
I firmly believe that higher education should be available to everyone who desires it, and access should not be limited on the basis of price or privilege. However, the frequency at which young people are told by their elders to pursue college and graduate schools is worrisome, as is the dangerous myth of meritocracy that follows in its wake. Because, like it or not, education is simply not the pathway to success it once was.
(Source: cartoonpolitics, via yet--another--url)
Okay if you can’t fuck with a girl because of:
- Pubic hair
- Stretch marks
- Any other natural occurrence of the female form
You aren’t really worthy of it anyway.
(Source: begmebabygirl, via nilla-who)
misconceptions about strippers.
pussy preach more sense than the fuckin government.
I want to break necks when people shade strippers. Let’s see your janky ass get out there and look that cute in 6 inch heels for 8 hours, smiling the entire time, stroking egos, pretending a dude’s breath doesn’t smell like a rotten animal.
My sister has a Masters in Education. She got a job at one of the poorest schools in the city, but didn’t make enough money to pay to keep her tiny house heated through the Oregon winter or buy enough food or take her dog to the vet (first person who drops the word rehome gets a kick in the face.) so she quit and the only job she could get because she’s “overqualified” to work at Fred Meyers was at a strip club because she minored in ballet. I think people forget that stripping is like any other job: you have to have some experience.
And all those crumpled one dollar bills? 20% of that goes back into the club because strippers are renting the stages they dance on. Sometimes it’s more.
Despite all of that, my sister makes more money than she ever did because she works 80 hour weeks and literally never takes a day off. She teaches classes to drunk white girls, she does private parties, she does entertainment for conferences and shows.
When I had to go to the ER last February and got a bill for $800 that I couldn’t pay, my sister sent me money so I wouldn’t be sent to collections.
My sister is the classiest motherfucker in a pair of six inch heels. Anyone who calls her a dumb slut or a hoe gets their shit wrecked.
that’s the best thing i ever just heard get said
i always appreciate this commentary. and as a former stripper myself, i want to say some have/do fuck for money but shouldn’t be shamed for it. it is all work, it is all work no one should be disrespected for and for those who are complaining maybe if you made more opportunities for women that didn’t mean having to work 2/3 jobs and go to school just to make it. strippers have always been some of the hardest workers i’ve ever known and the money is always going to support ourselves, loved ones, family, to build something etc
(Source: pinkvelourtracksuit, via devil-wears-nada)
“Katniss is very skinny… How much do you weigh?
I am so fucking happy that female celebrities are starting to call interviewers out on their bullshit.
“More girls have been killed in the last FIFTY years, precisely because they were girls, than men were killed in ALL the battles of the 20th century.
More girls are killed in this routine gendercide in any ONE decade, than people were slaughtered in ALL the genocides of the 20th century.”
Nicholas Kristof, Half the Sky
Read that AGAIN.
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