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Sun Mar 19, 2006, 10:54 PM
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I have spent this day thinking over the events that have occurred to someone that I look up to and admire, as do many others. Realizing that although this incident has happened to her and her alone it still does not hold itself from effecting the communities and those attached to them.
What is it I speak of you ask, why the cruel words spoken without a moments thought that condemned  a woman for her looks. Are we so far in the dark ages that still there are those that lash tongue upon others who do not look as the minor majority of the worlds population does?
Oh yes, you heard me right. You might see more of them, the people small and starving, bones protruding at times, sunken shallow souls lost in societies make shift  new age plastic Barbie doll, life size and complete with moving parts. Dressed in the latest fashions off the runways of Paris  where the crowds cheer and roar for the pencil wasted woman who turns sideways and vanishes. Now mind you I have nothing against these people, fashion designers and fashion models all have their place in society, and to walk the runway displaying yourself before the crowds so that you may be pointed at and every tiny flaw drowned in a ray of flash bulbs and closed mouth gasps of shock as though they are horrified to see that there is a spot of cellulite or a freckle where it shouldn't be does take a lot of patience and strength of will. But now, where was I…  oh yes, the fact that those who mock us are actually out numbered in the worlds overall stats. You see, perhaps it is us with our rounded backsides and full figured hips, well endowed bosoms that would never need adding to should be sitting here pointing at you. After all it would only be the fair thing to do don't you think?
Does anyone stop to think that when you look at us there is a reason for our abundant size? That it does not all have to do with food intake and gorging at the trough as some have put it. I know why I am overweight. My mother, father, grandparents all were. I have an eating disorder to top it off, but it isn't overeating. No that would be a lot simpler to fix and handle. You see thanks to the many mindless asshats who are out there in droves of laughter and name calling to others I developed a mental complex that I was always being watched and whispered about even when I was not. I starved myself to the point  of dehydration and collapse in order to lose weight just to please the eyes of those around me. All it afforded me was my body shutting down, constantly  storing anything and everything that it could  when I did eat so that it was there because it never knew when I was going to feed it again. That is what happens you know, it has been medically proven that when you do not eat as you should, that when you do your body will not process it, instead it stores it away like a chipmunk does nuts for the winter. It does this because it does not know if you will be going to eat or drink anything ever again. It is a hidden survival method within the body's mechanics. One that causes me to have more problems then I should. And nice to know I have those who point fingers and snickered at me, who called names and downed me all my life to thank for such a wonderful thing.
Thank you, oh yes, thank you from the bottom of my heart and soul for the names you called when I was in school, the laughter and the teasing. For being excluded from things that all normal kids ( who are societies acceptable ) get to do. Thank you for scaring me and tormenting me to the point of hiding myself away from the world.
Shakes head…. Have you gotten the point yet people? Have you?  Those of this society who deem it necessary to speak vulgarity to another because they are fat is one of the lowest forms of self superiority that could ever exist. That is why you do it you know. You mock us for being fat, for taking more room then you do in this world, for living as we are be it by choice or not. You mock us to make yourself seem better in your mind, but all it does in truth dear misguided ones…. All it does is prove to the rest of the world, that you are an ignorant, intolerant  unlearned mind whom we should all feel sorry for because you missed that big boat that went down the world as all things were made. It was the boat that carried your kindness, you compassion, your forgiveness and love of your fellow mankind.
I feel sorry for those who are out there who feel the need to degrade others for some reason or another… it makes me want to ask them what happened in their life that was so painful and so tormenting that in order to live through it and remain somewhat in control, they have to pick upon the other people in society.
We get it everyone. We do. WE ARE FAT… and there are some who are intolerant of it. But guess what? We are also proud, and we are loving. We are strong and we are friendly. We have thoughts and creativity, passion and light within us to rival against anything that comes our way. We bleed like you do, we feel like you do, we cry and hurt and sorrow as you do.
In closing I have one thing to say, knowing now that this does not go out to every person in the world, only those with closed minds… but to those closed minds I say:
GET OFF YOUR HIGH HORSE AND GET A LIFE. Leave us to ours, if you do not like it, no one is forcing you to look, to comment or anything else. Remember, we are all human and we all deserve to live.

My Name is Angela, I am 28 years old, and I am a BIG BEAUTIFUL WOMAN
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WrensHollow Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2006  Professional General Artist
WOW - good for you Angela! That was a hell of a post, and I completely agree. There are far more of us curvaceous women in the world than the anorexic 2% plastered across our media. When I see these girls trotted out as the face of health and beauty, my first thought is to get that girl a sandwich. It is *not* healthy, nor beautiful.

I've watched both my older sisters suffer eating disorders (one is anorexic, one bulimic) for years, and vowed I'd never be that way. I fully accept that I will never be a petite size 2, and I don't want to be! I LOVE having curves, and if I work to lose weight it's purely for my own health's sake. I know my husband and my family won't love me any more or less for not looking like a supermodel - they're not that superficial and neither am I.

So screw the past and the insignificant bullies who hate themselves so much they can only find comfort in making others miserable. I've seen far too many "beautiful people" who are some of the ugliest human beings imaginable inside, and once their looks fade they're absolute tragedies. All form, and no substance. That's not us - and I'm glad of it! :hug:
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RaNuit Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2006  Professional Artisan Crafter
HERE HERE!!!!! yeesh woman LOL I think you said it better then i did ....grins... hope ya mom is doing better sweetie
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WrensHollow Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2006  Professional General Artist
Honestly - the props go to you for having the guts to bring it up in the first place. It's a touchy subject, that deserves to be addressed.

And yes, Mom is doing much better, thank you. My Dad has been taking great care of her, as always. He refused to leave her alone, even to go to work, until he knew she could get up and walk around and get something to eat. It's that kind of devotion that's kept them together nearly 45 years. :)
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RaNuit Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2006  Professional Artisan Crafter
actually I wrote this because of the stuff that was written in MissShy's journal
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WrensHollow Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2006  Professional General Artist
I haven't seen her journal entry, but I thought yours was a good message all on its own. :)
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RaNuit Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2006  Professional Artisan Crafter
beams... Thanks hun...
oooo by the way, i think ( i think i think ) Pipes at Dawn should be done soon... grins
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WrensHollow Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2006  Professional General Artist
Cool! Can't wait to see it.

In the meantime, check out my recent journal! :)
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lockstock Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2006
Well said! And luckily, most people are decent enough to keep their opinions to themselves. Lots of love and respect at you, Lady!
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RaNuit Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2006  Professional Artisan Crafter
smiles and hugs ya, wonders if i have flour on me now ...smirks...thanks hun
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MissShyly Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2006
That is one hell of a journal. I'd favorite it if I could. (Think about submitting it as a deviation, will you?) I am so sorry for your painful experiences. You are so wonderfully bright and creative and articulate. You didn't deserve that. Thank you for being so ferocious, and reminding me how to be as well. *hugshugshugs*
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RaNuit Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2006  Professional Artisan Crafter
when i read the blurb you wrote yesterday I was shocked and amazed and stupified that such ignoramic mindsets still exist... Shakes head... it pains me you know. But it wasn't so much for me that I wrote what I did hun, it was for all of us. I'd like to smack the person that wrote what they did to you, but I am not one for violence. Words though, LOL well we all know those flow freely with me. And for you my dear, I will make this into a written deviation... then you can do with it what you want and if it errupts into a political battle well WOOHOOO, maybe some people will get an attitude change from it...
I'm not christian but isn't it odd that the bible states to treat others as you wish to be treated and to love thy fellow man....
hmmm so oddly how some people portray thier want to be treated these days.... smirks
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blssdpoet Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2006
Bravo!! Well said for us lovely larger women. :clap: you go girl!
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RaNuit Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2006  Professional Artisan Crafter
hugs tightly, thanks sweets
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blssdpoet Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2006
anytime. I am also tired of being judged by how I look. Never mind all the GREAT things about who I AM. I cannot possible feel pain, right, cuz I am overweight, therefore a lesser then human thing. I am glad you spoke up. :hug:
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RaNuit Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2006  Professional Artisan Crafter
well the way most of them look at it is thick skin and more cushion to have it bounce off of... they also think that we have heard it all so theres no point in stopping as they arn't the only ones to do it... bah...
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alma-lunar Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2006
oh sweet your gallery is great =D
stupid perfection =( Sometimes I feel so ugly that I can barely look at me in the mirrow.. so.. I take photos.. a lot of.. don´t know.. if I feel better or worse when I see them.. but..
I read her journal too she´s gorgeous.. that kind of comments are .. disgusting!
Don´t know what to say I feel so upset, angry and sad at the same time.. but.. my inglish is too poor.. so I can´t express myself as I wish to =(..
so..
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your gallery is really lovely!
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RaNuit Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2006  Professional Artisan Crafter
smiles, thank you for the kind comments hun, I am so happy you like my gallery, its great to know especially after reading the other comments you left about the cross stitch i create hehe....
hugs ya .. don't be upset... be proud... and be beautiful
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IdaLarsenArt Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
I hate people who does that! and SO many do!!

My mum is overwheight because of some astma medicine she used that really srewed up her body...and people never think that in can be other than because you eat to much! :no:

Makes me sad that the world is so cruel :tears:

and :pissedoff: too


:headbang: girl! You rule! :love:

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RaNuit Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2006  Professional Artisan Crafter
my whole family is overweight. My dads side of the family are giants and huge people, they were born that way, I mean come on, what do you expect when your great grandfather was over seven feet tall...
I have the same prob now too hun so I know how your mom feels. Medications are a dagger in the foot when it comes to controlling things. You can continue to do things as you always did but that steriod medication to keep you brathing is going to do what it always does for those body builders.... bulk it!
thanks hun you are always so sweet with comments and everything..smiles...
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IdaLarsenArt Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
yeah...medications have so many sideeffects to them that it almóst hurts :(

and yeah, you have to look at the family thing too...genes has alot to say in that matter! (another aspect people don't consider when judging on people alterior) :(

Glad your strong my sweet sis! :love:

Just let them have it :chainsaw:

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RaNuit Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2006  Professional Artisan Crafter
blinks...OOOOooOooooOoOOO I WAS CALLED A SIS!!!! feels so special hehehe
hugs ya.. yea medications... lmao... i could open a pharmacy with my lot of them...smirks.. oddly though none of them have anything to do with weight or diabetis or anything like that... chuckles.. doc said that if my head and hormones would get in order and I had not had the accident on the ice when I was young that I'd be healthier then he is.. snickers
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IdaLarsenArt Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
"oddly though none of them have anything to do with weight or diabetis or anything like that... chuckles.. doc said that if my head and hormones would get in order and I had not had the accident on the ice when I was young that I'd be healthier then he is"

hehe! well there you go!! In your face ignorant people! :p :lol:

and you ARE special! :love:

What was the accident? :0

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RaNuit Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2006  Professional Artisan Crafter
smiles.. yea..points the finger LOL

the accident... I was skating on the ice and someone thought it would be great to cut stop right infront of me creating a one inch deep rivet in the ice. The teeth of my skate hit it and I came flat down on my knees. I was on cruches for a year almost, and it took me a while to relearn walking normal. Even now I walk with a cane.. meh, its not a big thing to me, i'm used to it now and it always could have been worse.
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IdaLarsenArt Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
oh wow :( Must've hurt big time :tears: :0

Speaking of knees..my mother is having massive knee operation on friday and is to be in the hospital for 5 days and have to learn how to walk again normally after that...and the 24th next month its the other knee's turn :(

Gonna be tough for her, but nescesary if she wants to be able to walk without pain.. I am going over there with my man and Lyra on wednesday to look after her dog and look after her when she comes back :)

I hope all goes well..I hate operations and always feel like so much can go wrong :0
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RaNuit Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2006  Professional Artisan Crafter
i'm sure she will be wonderful hun, and the pain of the operation will only make it all the more sweet for her when she is up and about again. I'll keep candles lit on my alter for her hun.. hugs you tightly
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IdaLarsenArt Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
"We are also proud, and we are loving. We are strong and we are friendly. We have thoughts and creativity, passion and light within us to rival against anything that comes our way"

YEAH woman!! Let them have it
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RaNuit Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2006  Professional Artisan Crafter
chuckles..... borrows the sword you have been using in your photos lately... CHARGE!!!!!!!
giggles and hugs
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IdaLarsenArt Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
hehe! :poke: :beat: :D :lol: :lmao:
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RaNuit Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2006  Professional Artisan Crafter
eyes all the icons and starts laughing.... poke poke poke ... all i can hear is someone saying Stop poking me stop poking me stop poking me
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IdaLarsenArt Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
:lmao: :lol: hehe the best torture is the silent poke poke of a finger! ;) =p
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vkacademy Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2006   Digital Artist
Thank you so much! I am well and truly honored! What a wonderful surprise! :love:
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RaNuit Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2006  Professional Artisan Crafter
your work is awesome hun.. you should be soooooo super super proud.. and the newest one you did, it looked like one of those old style photos
loves it!!!! Hugs
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DanniHaus Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2006  Professional Photographer
I got subscribed last night--julius bought it for me:)
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RaNuit Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2006  Professional Artisan Crafter
congrats hun
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DanniHaus Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2006  Professional Photographer
Im startin to FEEL pregnant. Its taking its toll already.

wish me luck:(
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