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Tank Top Tuesday!


I am taking submissions from anyone who wants to exercise their right to Bare Arms for future Tank Top Tuesday posts! Email your pics here:, please include the name you’d like in the post, a blog or etsy shop you wanna plug, your thoughts on bare arms or other fatty philosophies. It does not have to be in a tank top, so long as your arms are bare. Have fun with it!





This week’s Tank Top Tuesday post comes from a good friend of mine who has been there for me a lot lately, E. Burden. She often comments here and also has her own blog:

I am one of those who has always been fat. I guess it gives a different perspective. There were times when I did not have a good relationship with my body, but overall I have always felt beautiful- if for no other reason, I realize that being larger and my mindset makes me  somewhat exotic. I’ve never judged someone, not even their level of fitness, based on their body type. I’ve met plenty of people larger than myself who can easily outrun me, and plenty of smaller people who can lift more weight. There is a wide spectrum of beautiful, and whether or not you are fat doesn’t exclude you from it at all. If I could pinpoint my most positive body moments, it would be the moment when I realized I could get the guy of my dreams’ attention (and I totally married him) and then my time spent in life drawing. You get to see a range of what other people really look like. You realize nobody is idealized perfection, and you become so grateful for that. In differences, there is real beauty. 
I wear what I like (and most of what I like is form-fitting) and I wear bikinis in the summer. I like to jog for fun. And when I’m not busy running my household, I write. I pay about as much attention to my character’s physique as I do with people in real life-a passing description and then nothing else. Because it really doesn’t matter that much. 
Thanks so much! “In differences, there is real beauty.” That is such a lovely statement. =0)
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“Tank Top Tuesday!”

  1. On April 3rd, 2012 at 9:20 pm Ashley Adams Says:

    I adore this picture of Erica, she is radiant. I can not say enough how kind and important she is to me.
    I would be lost without her words of wisdom and friendship.
    Erica, I claim you as a sister and you can not escape that. <3

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