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Links I Love: 11/10/13

November 10, 2013

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“Raising Maxwell makes me realize that I don’t want her to see me beat myself up for things like food choices or numbers on a scale. I don’t want her to learn anything like that from me. Those things don’t determine who we are and instead make us feel terrible about ourselves. I want to teach her to value herself, listen to herself and tune out the world.” – Jessica Simpson, Parents.com

El Salvador: Where women may be jailed for miscarrying.

Tiny Red Shoes has inspired me to try beanies.

Something I tell everyone I know, nice to hear tattoo artists confirm it: Why you shouldn’t get a neck/ finger/ hand/ face tattoo.

A massage therapist tells us what people really look like underneath it all.

This Wedding Couture editorial in Grazia India is so freaking gorgeous.

As someone who only shops at high street stores, I absolutely hate that I’m contributing to the abuse of workers in the fast fashion industry. But what’s the affordable alternative? how do we always know what we’re purchasing is blood free? I’m hoping the True Cost can shed some light. Check out their video below and their kickstarter page.

Close Distance,” photographer Jannatul Mawa challenged social norms by shooting portraits of maids and the women who employ them in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Stunning woman, stunning photo and I love that quote!

I’ve never seen mannequins like the ones in Venezuela. Disturbing but worth a watch.

Celebrating the Black Beauty On White Women,

Straight people need to come out of their closets too. Love this talk.

Thanks to the ladies behind Booni Blog for the shout out! They also have a fab giveaway going on.

“Watching the struggle I either mimic or hate her,
And I don’t want to do either anymore
but the burden of this house has followed me across the country
I asked five questions in genetics class today and all of them started with the word “sorry”.
I don’t know the requirements for the sociology major because I spent the entire meeting deciding whether or not I could have another piece of pizza
a circular obsession I never wanted but
inheritance is accidental
still staring at me with wine-stained lips from across the kitchen table.” – Lily Myers, performing for Wesleyan University at the 2013 College Unions Poetry Slam Invitational. (video below)

I hope you have a great week!

Until next time x
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