Name is Autumn. 23 y.o. Napa Valley, CA. Birth doula, fat acceptance activist, happily married feminist, college graduate, soon to be teacher. Find me under auaulynn on instagram :)

But the bad news of the day is that the master’s program I plan on starting doesn’t accept new students in spring semester. This means that I won’t be able to start until Fall 2015, since I’m doing my full time student teaching this fall. Blergh. I might just want to get a teaching job instead of going back for my master’s :/

One of my three very best friends in the world is engaged! And I’m going to be her bridesmaid just like she was one of mine. And not only that, but she also asked me to do her makeup for the wedding! :o The wedding is in Mexico so I should probably get a passport soon…

(Source: free-your-mind)

You have this one life. How do you wanna spend it? Apologizing? Regretting? Questioning? Hating yourself? Dieting? Running after people who don’t see you? Be brave. Believe in yourself. Do what feels good. Take risks. You have this one life. Make yourself proud.

Beardsley Jones: Make yourself proud. (via simplybookdrunk)


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I woke up this morning to hundreds of the sweetest, kindest messages. Thanks for all the love :)

Some people have told me that I shouldn’t be wearing bikinis. I even receive (pretty regularly) anon hate mail because of my photos I post. However, I will never stop. I’m not ashamed of my body, and even if someone believes that I should be, I won’t. Loving my body has brought me so much happiness, and I refuse to go back down that path of low self-esteem and poor body image.


i still can’t get behind the whole ~*~cute girls making ugly/thumb faces~*~ trend because the majority of the ugly part literally comes from them giving themselves double chins and fat people already have enough problems trying to accept their chins as they are so no thanksss~


Look at me, I have the audacity to be fat and happy and loved!

Lol look at me glorifying obesity by simply existing and being okay with my existence!

Look out world! Hide your kids! I am dangerous!


i love all of these but the last one is 300% my favorite

Hmm, all but one of these women gave themselves double chins for their “ugly” photo

It’s almost as if our society engrains in us that people with double chins are ugly…



(Source: beben-eleben)

Omg it’s “spaghetti” ice cream! Haha so it’s just vanilla ice cream strands, strawberry sauce, and sugar granules to look like spaghetti with parmesan cheese. Super cute and tasty.

Omg it’s “spaghetti” ice cream! Haha so it’s just vanilla ice cream strands, strawberry sauce, and sugar granules to look like spaghetti with parmesan cheese. Super cute and tasty.

Here are a few of my CA State Fair pics from yesterday!


i have powerful thighs and a good heart

Anonymous asked:

I'm surprised you have a boyfriend with all that unwanted fat. It must be hard to find your vagina during sex.


Wow, it must really burn you up inside that a fat girl is not only having good sex but is also loved and appreciated.

Now normally I would say, “Don’t worry, anon, there is someone out there for you too.” But who am kidding? No one wants to date person who has nothing better to do than waste their time sending hate to random strangers on the internet and who knows so little about the human body and about sexual intercourse that they can’t figure out how someone who is fat can have sex.

Sorry anon, your life is garbage.  I hope you like fucking your hand.


Great example of savvy media literacy!


Great example of savvy media literacy!

(Source: fatgirlinohio)

I ended my night at the state fair with one more carousel ride— and I was the only person on it since it was right before closing! It was perfect. Pics to come tomorrow (today?) haha. But for now, it’s 2am and we are almost home, so goodnight :)