Kerosene Deluxe

My personal photo memoir, visual eye candy and things that inspire me.

Had a fun little shoot at my place a few days ago with my buddy Dezi of Dezzart Photography.
I’m wearing the longline bra by Rago Shapewear and the tiki garter is from Voluscious Wear
sextoyconfessions:

superwholockalypse:

dreamingofdoctorwho:

colorsofsocialjustice:

colorsofsocialjustice:

contra-indication:

spondylitis:

The nerve!….This goes out to all the spoonies.
Read this:
“My name is Emelie Crecco, I’m 20 years old and I have cystic fibrosis. CF affects the lungs (as of many organs in the body) because of this I have a handicapped sticker. I’m not one to “abuse” the sticker, meaning I use it when I’m having a “bad day” (some days its a little harder to breathe). Today was HOT so I needed to use my sticker. I was running errands all day around my town, I pulled into a handicapped spot, placed the sticker in my mirror and continued into the store. Upon returning to my car I found a note written by someone, it said “Shame on you, you are NOT handicapped. You have taken a space that could have been used by an actually handicapped person. You are a selfish young lady.” I was LIVID. How can someone be so ignorant and cowardly? They clearly saw me walk out of my car, why not approach me? Not all handicaps are visible. I would love for you to share this story. It would help spread awareness for CF, but it would help open people’s minds to what handicapped really is.  Thank you for your time” ~Emelie Crecco

A friend of mine fell over 20 feet and basically broke half his ribs, punctured his lung, broke his arm in three places that required many surgeries to fix and messed up a nerve in his leg. He had to walk with a cane for a long time after it and some lady in a restaurant thought he was just walking with a cane for the hell of it and she ripped it from his hands and grabbed his messed up arm and shook him and told him he was an awful human being for pretending to be handicapped. What the fuck people?

This is what real ableism looks like.

I have ulcerative colitis, an autoimmune disorder which causes my body to attack my colon, and I qualify for one of those stickers. I’m scared to get one, though, because I look healthy and whole.-Orange

A mutual friend of mine’s mother has severe fibromyalgia (that gives her a handicapped pass) and as she was walking to her car after buying her groceries, a man actually lunged at her and started yelling at her about her “not looking handicapped”. It left her mother shaking and crying, of course, and it just makes me so angry how awful and ignorant some people can be. 

Not all handicaps are visible
Can I just pin this sentence on every lamppost all over the planet please

PREACH!!! This, this is why I hate going out in public with my cane or just when I’m having a bad flare day in general. People can be such assholes. I was refilling a prescription at Wal-Mart, I could barely stand even though I was using my cane…. I was 23 at the time, so I looked 14. I had a 22 degree curve at the time, so it was obvious there was something not right with me. Every person sitting on the bench at the pharmacy gave me the dirties of looks and rolled their eyes when I would moan in pain while trying to adjust/just get comfortable. An elderly woman got up off the bench, hugged me, and gave me her seat. The rest of those fuckers just sat there, mouths agape. So, the next time you judge someone because they are young or look healthy, remember that not all illness physically manifest themselves. 



Re-posting because it’s important…

sextoyconfessions:

superwholockalypse:

dreamingofdoctorwho:

colorsofsocialjustice:

colorsofsocialjustice:

contra-indication:

spondylitis:

The nerve!….This goes out to all the spoonies.

Read this:

My name is Emelie Crecco, I’m 20 years old and I have cystic fibrosis. CF affects the lungs (as of many organs in the body) because of this I have a handicapped sticker. I’m not one to “abuse” the sticker, meaning I use it when I’m having a “bad day” (some days its a little harder to breathe). Today was HOT so I needed to use my sticker. I was running errands all day around my town, I pulled into a handicapped spot, placed the sticker in my mirror and continued into the store. Upon returning to my car I found a note written by someone, it said “Shame on you, you are NOT handicapped. You have taken a space that could have been used by an actually handicapped person. You are a selfish young lady.” I was LIVID. How can someone be so ignorant and cowardly? They clearly saw me walk out of my car, why not approach me? Not all handicaps are visible. I would love for you to share this story. It would help spread awareness for CF, but it would help open people’s minds to what handicapped really is.
Thank you for your time”
~Emelie Crecco

A friend of mine fell over 20 feet and basically broke half his ribs, punctured his lung, broke his arm in three places that required many surgeries to fix and messed up a nerve in his leg. He had to walk with a cane for a long time after it and some lady in a restaurant thought he was just walking with a cane for the hell of it and she ripped it from his hands and grabbed his messed up arm and shook him and told him he was an awful human being for pretending to be handicapped. What the fuck people?


This is what real ableism looks like.

I have ulcerative colitis, an autoimmune disorder which causes my body to attack my colon, and I qualify for one of those stickers. I’m scared to get one, though, because I look healthy and whole.
-Orange

A mutual friend of mine’s mother has severe fibromyalgia (that gives her a handicapped pass) and as she was walking to her car after buying her groceries, a man actually lunged at her and started yelling at her about her “not looking handicapped”. It left her mother shaking and crying, of course, and it just makes me so angry how awful and ignorant some people can be. 

Not all handicaps are visible

Can I just pin this sentence on every lamppost all over the planet please

PREACH!!! This, this is why I hate going out in public with my cane or just when I’m having a bad flare day in general. People can be such assholes. I was refilling a prescription at Wal-Mart, I could barely stand even though I was using my cane…. I was 23 at the time, so I looked 14. I had a 22 degree curve at the time, so it was obvious there was something not right with me. Every person sitting on the bench at the pharmacy gave me the dirties of looks and rolled their eyes when I would moan in pain while trying to adjust/just get comfortable. An elderly woman got up off the bench, hugged me, and gave me her seat. The rest of those fuckers just sat there, mouths agape. So, the next time you judge someone because they are young or look healthy, remember that not all illness physically manifest themselves. 

Re-posting because it’s important…

watershiphobbits:

If you are a man who thinks it’s funny to make misogynist jokes purely to make your female friends uncomfortable/angry, then you are a misogynist.  It is not “just a joke.”  You literally are finding humor in the discomfort and dehumanization of women.  You are not helping, you are not making satire.  You are just being misogynist.

(via sextoyconfessions)

becomingtaylor:

This is so important

(Source: adventuringasnotagrownup, via sextoyconfessions)

wreckamic:

Vintage Ebony Burlesque

gorgeous

(via sextoyconfessions)

dangerouspoetry:

The legendary children of Paris Is Burning, (1990).

Gone, but not forgotten.

(via sextoyconfessions)

pixalry:

If Game of Thrones was made by Disney…

Series created by Fernando Mendonça

Yes and no alllll at the same time….

(via i-ate-my-thumbs)

Selfies

kgishfishart:

So one of my facebook friends posted a really dumb article about how fat positivity is bad and people need to eat healthy food and bla bla bla. I’m just so sick of people saying this crap. I mean seriously, if you’re going to fat shame, at least be honest about it. 

Exactly…Stop trying to mask your shaming with ‘concern about my health’..Because let’s face it…You really couldn’t give 2 shits about my health…Just like I could search the whole universe for the f*cks I give about your opinion of me…

My body = my business

(via internal-acceptance-movement)