Where Iron Meets Poetry

Stephanie. 25. English Masters Graduate. Looking to gain muscle, strength, and confidence. Ask me about fitness, body image, food; mental health, mental illness, toxic relationships; literature, grammar, Harry Potter; Queer Theory, Gender Studies, Feminism.



Some of the tweets that struck me from #yesallwomen



So here’s the last 18 months…
#glutenfreevegan #plantstrong #plantbuilt #veganmuscleteam #veganmuscle #veganpower #progress

So impressive!





Mila Kunis Against Men Saying “We Are Pregnant” - Video

when its time for that child support check though its a whole different tune lol

… except it’s not??

no one is saying the man isn’t the father, they’re saying the man isn’t pregnant. being there for the mother of your child during and after pregnancy ≠ being pregnant. being pregnant means carrying a child, what’s so hard to understand?

I love her I love her I love her. When I had long hair people always used to tell me I looked like her (Jackie from That 70s Show)

(Source: unamusedsloth)




Canada fails to pass trans-inclusive hate crimes amendment


Last week, a committee in Canada failed to pass an amendment that would have added protections for trans people to existing hate crimes laws.

The amendment would have added gender identity as a protectable category under Canada’s hate speech law within the Criminal Code. A bill with a similar mission has been stalled in the Senate for over a year.

“I’m very concerned with that I saw today, where I’ve always been told the PMO and the Conservative Party is neutral on this [and allowing MPs to vote freely]. And they were not today. And if they’re not neutral today, they won’t be neutral in the Senate,” Mr. Garrison said.

Currently, Mr. Garrison said transgender discrimination cases are forced to argue discrimination on other grounds. “It’s not a given that it would always succeed,” he said.

Lots of work to do. 

That’s really too bad. Shame on you, land of the “free.”


(Source: storyunraveled)

"Stevie Nicks was the first woman I ever heard say she had chosen not to have children because she cared more about her career. The first that ever warned me men might not like it if there are things more important to me than they are. The first that ever said that that was fine: sometimes, you have to leave them behind. Wherever she goes, she surrounds herself with girls. “I can’t imagine you in a bathing suit,” someone says in an interview for Rolling Stone, when Stevie says she likes to play in the pool in her backyard. “Yeah, well, you never will,” Stevie says. “There is never - ever - a man in the backyard. If there is, he is banished to the front of the house.” Men don’t get to look at Stevie Nicks unless Stevie Nicks wants men to look at Stevie Nicks. In her songs, even when she’s talking about how she has to change, she proclaims her power, her ability, her worth. She is a queen, she is a witch, she is a dragon, she is in control. She isn’t polite. She’s competitive. She’s bossy. She claimed all the things the men around her claimed — she spent as much money as they spent, had as much sex as they had, was as reckless as they were, stood at the front of the same stage — and never questioned that that was her right. The world tells us women are there for men, but despite all the boyfriends and the jokes about how she’s so easy and the sex-symbol status, she isn’t there for men at all. She does it without ever giving in to the men that dismiss her. She’s emotional. She’s dramatic. She raises her voice as much as she can. She thinks she’s pretty, she thinks she’s a star, and when her fans crowd up to the edge of the stage, crazy, she welcomes them, with open arms. She revels in it. She’s too much of a girl for you? She revels in it."
"Anyone who thinks sitting in church can make you a Christian must also think that sitting in a garage can make you a car."
Garrison Keillor (via observando)


This is so powerful

(Source: ambivalentlyyours)

Anonymous asked: I also like your legs and bum. Thanks for the inspirational blog. Do you have any updated progress shots of your lower body?

In order to have progress shots, there must be progress. If you’re really just masking the fact you want to see my ass just say so and I’ll reject you accordingly.



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