Lookin’ like one of those 1920’s “bathing beauties”. #babealert

Lookin’ like one of those 1920’s “bathing beauties”. #babealert

I love when my #cat falls asleep cuddling my arm. 💤💤 #naptime #loretta

I love when my #cat falls asleep cuddling my arm. 💤💤 #naptime #loretta

Rae: Every session you say that I need to love myself, to like myself more. For months now, you're like a broken record. But you never tell me how to start or when to start or where to start.
Kester: Fine, we'll start now. Not next week, not tomorrow, not after I've finished my cup of tea, we'll start now. Now, close your eyes. Go on, close them. I want you to tell me what you don't like about yourself but be honest with me. Don't be clever, don't be angry, be honest.
Rae: ..I'm fat ..and I'm ugly ..and I ruin things.
Kester: Try and find some sense of how long you've felt that way.
Rae: I dunno. Since I was about 9 or 10?
Kester: So this is an opinion you've formed, a long time ago about yourself. Open your eyes. Now I want you to imagine, a 10 year old version of yourself sitting right there on this couch. Now this is the little girl that first believe that she was fat and ugly and an embarrassment. I want you to imagine her sitting there right now. Now tell that little girl she's fat.
Rae: I'm not going to do that.
Kester: Tell that little girl she's ugly.
Rae: I don't want to.
Kester: Tell that little girl she's an embarrassment and worthless and useless, because that's what you do every single day when you say that to yourself. When you convince yourself you're an embarrassment and a burden. Don't you think she's ugly?
Rae: No.
Kester: Or fat?
Rae: No.
Kester: Or an embarrasment, or worthless?
Rae: No, just stop it. No, right. No.
Kester: What do you want to say to that little girl? If she said that she felt that way about herself, what would you tell her?
Rae: That's she's fine, that she's perfect.
Kester: Then that's what you need to tell yourself. Every time you feel that panic, that anxiety. You need to soothe yourself as you would soothe the little girl. You need to tell yourself that everything is going to be okay. If you commit to that, then I promise you that you'll be able to face anything, and it starts right now. Everything starts right now.

thisfeliciaday:

DuckTales - Saturday Morning Slow Jams (by ScottBradleeLovesYa)

Oh yeaaaaaaaah

broodingsoul:

This was the exact moment I fell completely in love with Alexis Mateo.

(Source: competitiveeatingfortheelderly)

One of the first things people usually ask me is, “Gabourey, how are you so confident?” I hate that. I always wonder if that’s the first thing they ask Rihanna when they meet her. “RiRi! How are you so confident?” Nope. No. No. But me? They ask me with that same incredulous disbelief every single time. “You seem so confident! How is that?” (…) If I hadn’t been told I was garbage, I wouldn’t have learned how to show people I’m talented. And if everyone had always laughed at my jokes, I wouldn’t have figured out how to be so funny. If they hadn’t told me I was ugly, I never would have searched for my beauty. And if they hadn’t tried to break me down, I wouldn’t know that I’m unbreakable.  So when you ask me how I’m so confident, I know what you’re really asking me: how could someone like me be confident? Go ask Rihanna, asshole! - Gabourey Sidibe

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At their most basic, the arts are a way to figure out our place in the universe. […] The theatre is a laboratory for human behavior.

Dr. Henry Bial, president of the Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE)

The best advocacy for the arts is making good art.

Dr. Henry Bial, president of the Association of Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE)

Isn’t it criminal that not everyone can afford to go to the theatre?

Dr. Henry Bial, president of the Association for Theatre in Higher Education