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06

Sep

Name: arcadiaAge: 20Wanna show off your tumblr?: allison-wonder.tumblr.omTell me about yourself:: awesome kick ass woman that likes to battle zombies on her downtime while doing homework…and PAINTING. Like a boss :)
Dear Arcadia,
You are a boss.
Love Always,
Nina Moon

Name: arcadia

Age: 20

Wanna show off your tumblr?: allison-wonder.tumblr.om

Tell me about yourself:: awesome kick ass woman that likes to battle zombies on her downtime while doing homework…and PAINTING. Like a boss :)

Dear Arcadia,

You are a boss.

Love Always,

Nina Moon

Name: RhiaAge: 21Wanna show off your tumblr?: http://ghostbusting.tumblr.com/Tell me about yourself:: I’m a queer liberal fat feminist atheist, though I tried to fool myself (and others) into believing otherwise for a very long time. I don’t know what made me let go of everything I was pretending to be, but I’m glad I did. Being true to myself was the most important thing I’ve achieved thus far, though I hope to do many more important things with my life.
Dear Rhia,
I love your hair!
Love Always,
Nina Moon

Name: Rhia

Age: 21

Wanna show off your tumblr?: http://ghostbusting.tumblr.com/

Tell me about yourself:: I’m a queer liberal fat feminist atheist, though I tried to fool myself (and others) into believing otherwise for a very long time. I don’t know what made me let go of everything I was pretending to be, but I’m glad I did. Being true to myself was the most important thing I’ve achieved thus far, though I hope to do many more important things with my life.

Dear Rhia,

I love your hair!

Love Always,

Nina Moon

Name: AlysonAge: 20Wanna show off your tumblr?: http://orchids-and-chimeras.tumblr.com/Tell me about yourself:: I’ve been married for over a year now to a man I met in high school. He is currently in the Air Force, and we’re living in Las Vegas ( which isn’t as glamorous as the movies would like you to think ). I’m a reader, but especially a writer, an artist, a photographer, and a Buddhist. I am fascinated by natural formations in the earth, rocks, stones, fossils, the sea, and anything to do with nature, really — including animals! I am going to school to receive certifications as a veterinary technician and also in canine behaviour and training. I’m working on getting a job as a leasing agent/secretary/personal assistant, though, so we’ll see how much time I have for school! I am the oldest of five ( soon to be six ) and I ream of owning acreage and my own small farm or ranch someday. I’m conflicted, confused, and often wrong — but I’m alive, and that is what matters.
Dearest Alyson,
When I saw your face I was so surprised! I forgot that you go by your real name now, and not the one we gave you in middle school. I hope all is well in Texas, I think you’re amazing, and nice picture!
Love Always,
Nina Moon

Name: Alyson

Age: 20

Wanna show off your tumblr?: http://orchids-and-chimeras.tumblr.com/

Tell me about yourself:: I’ve been married for over a year now to a man I met in high school. He is currently in the Air Force, and we’re living in Las Vegas ( which isn’t as glamorous as the movies would like you to think ). I’m a reader, but especially a writer, an artist, a photographer, and a Buddhist. I am fascinated by natural formations in the earth, rocks, stones, fossils, the sea, and anything to do with nature, really — including animals! I am going to school to receive certifications as a veterinary technician and also in canine behaviour and training. I’m working on getting a job as a leasing agent/secretary/personal assistant, though, so we’ll see how much time I have for school! I am the oldest of five ( soon to be six ) and I ream of owning acreage and my own small farm or ranch someday. I’m conflicted, confused, and often wrong — but I’m alive, and that is what matters.

Dearest Alyson,

When I saw your face I was so surprised! I forgot that you go by your real name now, and not the one we gave you in middle school. I hope all is well in Texas, I think you’re amazing, and nice picture!

Love Always,

Nina Moon

01

Mar

Name: NessAge: 19Wanna show off your tumblr?: nessfraser.tumblr.comTell me about yourself:: Hey, I’m Vanessa, but lately I’ve been going by “Ness”, especially online.I suppose I should start by telling why I chose this photo, as some might find it a little risque. It was during this photoshoot, where I modeled nearly-nude for a couple of my photographer friends that I finally felt really beautiful in my own skin. I am far from perfect, but seeing pictures where I thought I looked good actually helped. I suggest it to anyone!I decided to post here now because I’m going through a difficult time and enjoy the support a blog like this offers.On March 1st, 2009, I my mom died from cancer. We had a very rocky relationship for the last five years of her life, and when she got sick — and died only three months later — I never had the time to make amends and be the daughter I hoped to be. With the two-year anniversary of her death coming up soon, I’m feeling the stress of reliving her illness, death, and our rocky relationship all over again. It’s tough, but since getting through is really my only option, I try hard to focus on the positive and dream about the day I can rekindle a mother-type bond with my own children.My life may not be perfect, and I may get down on it allsometimes, but all things considered, I’m doing pretty well. Two months until I graduate college for journalism, and then who knows where life will take me. If I have it my way, the rest of this ride is going to be one hell of an adventure.
Dear Ness,
Your support makes it all worth it. Keep being lovely.
Love Always,
Nina Moon

Name: Ness

Age: 19

Wanna show off your tumblr?: nessfraser.tumblr.com

Tell me about yourself:: Hey, I’m Vanessa, but lately I’ve been going by “Ness”, especially online.

I suppose I should start by telling why I chose this photo, as some might find it a little risque. It was during this photoshoot, where I modeled nearly-nude for a couple of my photographer friends that I finally felt really beautiful in my own skin. I am far from perfect, but seeing pictures where I thought I looked good actually helped. I suggest it to anyone!

I decided to post here now because I’m going through a difficult time and enjoy the support a blog like this offers.

On March 1st, 2009, I my mom died from cancer. We had a very rocky relationship for the last five years of her life, and when she got sick — and died only three months later — I never had the time to make amends and be the daughter I hoped to be. With the two-year anniversary of her death coming up soon, I’m feeling the stress of reliving her illness, death, and our rocky relationship all over again. It’s tough, but since getting through is really my only option, I try hard to focus on the positive and dream about the day I can rekindle a mother-type bond with my own children.

My life may not be perfect, and I may get down on it allsometimes, but all things considered, I’m doing pretty well. Two months until I graduate college for journalism, and then who knows where life will take me. If I have it my way, the rest of this ride is going to be one hell of an adventure.

Dear Ness,

Your support makes it all worth it. Keep being lovely.

Love Always,

Nina Moon

28

Feb

Name: KelseyAge: 17Wanna show off your tumblr?: http://lovely-hodge-podge.tumblr.com/Tell me about yourself:: hello! i’m Kelsey i am a kick ass feminist activist and all around cool chick (modest too;)I am a size 14/15 38c and I hope to one day become a feminist sexual health educator. Through discovering my feminism and through online support systems like this one i have come to realize just how awe inspiring & beautiful everyone (myself included) is.anyway.advice: love yo body. treat it well. and be kind for everyone is fighting a hard battle. (and never quit fighting that battle!)"We got a formal education of bad entertainment and misinformation,though by now i think we’ve figured out what’s real,not like those people on the tv, no they’re nothing like me,that’s not reality, it’s just what we’re shown,but try and tell me when i’m fourteen and all the things i’d see,what i learned from the tv is what i believed.and it’s all, just a fireball, burning up and up up and allaround,and they see insecurity as a seed to sew to be exploited.tv told me: “lose my virginity, hop to the beat boy, you’re almost sixteen,take with you always a flare for the dramatic, don’t kiss boys that makes you a faggot”—spoonboy
Dear Kelsey,
You fucking rock.
Love Always,
Nina Moon

Name: Kelsey

Age: 17

Wanna show off your tumblr?: http://lovely-hodge-podge.tumblr.com/

Tell me about yourself:: hello! i’m Kelsey i am a kick ass feminist activist and all around cool chick (modest too;)
I am a size 14/15 38c and I hope to one day become a feminist sexual health educator. Through discovering my feminism and through online support systems like this one i have come to realize just how awe inspiring & beautiful everyone (myself included) is.
anyway.
advice: love yo body. treat it well. and be kind for everyone is fighting a hard battle. (and never quit fighting that battle!)

"We got a formal education of bad entertainment and misinformation,
though by now i think we’ve figured out what’s real,
not like those people on the tv, no they’re nothing like me,
that’s not reality, it’s just what we’re shown,
but try and tell me when i’m fourteen and all the things i’d see,
what i learned from the tv is what i believed.
and it’s all, just a fireball, burning up and up up and allaround,
and they see insecurity as a seed to sew to be exploited.
tv told me: “lose my virginity, hop to the beat boy, you’re almost sixteen,
take with you always a flare for the dramatic, don’t kiss boys that makes you a faggot”
—spoonboy

Dear Kelsey,

You fucking rock.

Love Always,

Nina Moon

27

Feb

Name: BelleAge: 17Wanna show off your tumblr?: tinyharlot.tumblr.comTell me about yourself:: I’m Australian. This is interesting to many people I’ve spoken to on the internet.I write when my mind lets me, I take my top off whilst sober at social gatherings, I’m queer, and I’ve started listening to Audiobooks because my greatest fear is that if I go blind I will hate listening to them in place of real books. I hope to get used to them before my eyesight goes (if it goes).I’m a feminist, and an atheist, but I try my hardest to listen to other people. I get angry at the seeming futility of the world. I want to change it.I’ve always been very self-concious and my way to combat that is to force myself into situations I’m not comfortable with.I want to travel the world. I love to eat, and I love to listen to other languages.
Dear Belle,
Let us listen to audiobooks together.
Love Always,
Nina Moon

Name: Belle

Age: 17

Wanna show off your tumblr?: tinyharlot.tumblr.com

Tell me about yourself:: I’m Australian. This is interesting to many people I’ve spoken to on the internet.
I write when my mind lets me, I take my top off whilst sober at social gatherings, I’m queer, and I’ve started listening to Audiobooks because my greatest fear is that if I go blind I will hate listening to them in place of real books. I hope to get used to them before my eyesight goes (if it goes).

I’m a feminist, and an atheist, but I try my hardest to listen to other people. I get angry at the seeming futility of the world. I want to change it.

I’ve always been very self-concious and my way to combat that is to force myself into situations I’m not comfortable with.

I want to travel the world. I love to eat, and I love to listen to other languages.

Dear Belle,

Let us listen to audiobooks together.

Love Always,

Nina Moon

26

Feb

Name: SydneyAge: 13Wanna show off your tumblr?: http://www.grayerthanthepavementyouwalk.on.tumblr.comTell me about yourself:: I’m Sydney. See the girl with the blue hair? Yeah, that’s me. I’m merely a teenage and yes, I walk around every day with blue hair. I’m also overweight, as I have been my entire life But see the girl next to me? She’s my best friend. Her name, is Nicole. She proved to me that… no matter what you look like, and no matter what you think, you are beautiful and you are not alone. Sometimes… she’s the only thing that keeps me alive if you want to know a secret. Oh and another thing, I’m bisexual, too. But I’m loud, obnoxious and not afraid to be who I am even if it gets me in trouble. Fuck what you think about me, worry about yourself please.
Dear Sydney,
You are younger than my little sister! And you’re awesome! 

Name: Sydney

Age: 13

Wanna show off your tumblr?: http://www.grayerthanthepavementyouwalk.on.tumblr.com

Tell me about yourself:: I’m Sydney. See the girl with the blue hair? Yeah, that’s me. I’m merely a teenage and yes, I walk around every day with blue hair. I’m also overweight, as I have been my entire life But see the girl next to me? She’s my best friend. Her name, is Nicole. She proved to me that… no matter what you look like, and no matter what you think, you are beautiful and you are not alone. Sometimes… she’s the only thing that keeps me alive if you want to know a secret. Oh and another thing, I’m bisexual, too. But I’m loud, obnoxious and not afraid to be who I am even if it gets me in trouble. Fuck what you think about me, worry about yourself please.

Dear Sydney,

You are younger than my little sister! And you’re awesome! 

25

Feb

Name: AmberAge: 22Wanna show off your tumblr?: http://rebel-sweetheart.tumblr.com/Tell me about yourself:: I’m Amber, recent college graduate in sociology and creative writing. Fiction and screenwritingare my passion, though right now I think I want to study sociolinguistics in the future. I am a feminist. I am also heterosexual, have a boyfriend of nearly 2 years, and have been known to occasionally dress in drag.My whole life has been a process of harmonizing opposites: I’m a feminist who loves makeup, clothing, and my boyfriend. I’m a learning-disabled intellectual. I’m more often the ‘smart girl’, but I’m also occasionally the ‘hot girl’. I want to work to eliminate the gender binary while still asserting myself as a woman. In short, I’m on a constant journey of self-discovery, and I’m totally enjoying the ride.
Dear Amber,
Well, I think you are lovely. Let’s be femme together.
Love Always,
Nina Moon

Name: Amber

Age: 22

Wanna show off your tumblr?: http://rebel-sweetheart.tumblr.com/

Tell me about yourself:: I’m Amber, recent college graduate in sociology and creative writing. Fiction and screenwritingare my passion, though right now I think I want to study sociolinguistics in the future. I am a feminist. I am also heterosexual, have a boyfriend of nearly 2 years, and have been known to occasionally dress in drag.

My whole life has been a process of harmonizing opposites: I’m a feminist who loves makeup, clothing, and my boyfriend. I’m a learning-disabled intellectual. I’m more often the ‘smart girl’, but I’m also occasionally the ‘hot girl’. I want to work to eliminate the gender binary while still asserting myself as a woman. In short, I’m on a constant journey of self-discovery, and I’m totally enjoying the ride.

Dear Amber,

Well, I think you are lovely. Let’s be femme together.

Love Always,

Nina Moon

24

Feb

Name: Shelby D.Age: 21Wanna show off your tumblr?: http://prettysublime.tumblr.com/Tell me about yourself:: Not totally sure what to put here to be quite honest. I am 21 years old and married. I work full time to support my family while my husband is going to school. I’ve never thought of myself as a feminist, more of an equal-rights-believer, if that makes sense. I believe everyone should be treated equally- Gay, Straight, Transgender, Black, White, Asian, Hispanic, Man, Woman, or otherwise. I love your tumblr *so much* it has inspired me to be more active in my opinions, to not just say what I think but to do something about it.
Dear Shelby, 
But you inspire meeee.
Love Always,
Nina Moon

Name: Shelby D.

Age: 21

Wanna show off your tumblr?: http://prettysublime.tumblr.com/

Tell me about yourself:: Not totally sure what to put here to be quite honest. I am 21 years old and married. I work full time to support my family while my husband is going to school. I’ve never thought of myself as a feminist, more of an equal-rights-believer, if that makes sense. I believe everyone should be treated equally- Gay, Straight, Transgender, Black, White, Asian, Hispanic, Man, Woman, or otherwise. I love your tumblr *so much* it has inspired me to be more active in my opinions, to not just say what I think but to do something about it.

Dear Shelby, 

But you inspire meeee.

Love Always,

Nina Moon

23

Feb

Name: Kelsey JoAge: 20Wanna show off your tumblr?: http://thedreamreader.tumblr.com/Tell me about yourself:: Hey ladies~I’m Kelsey, but I don’t really love my name. It’s hard for me to think of myself as beautiful, but I’m trying. I’m a loner, love books and movies. I enjoy layering multiple sweaters. Still tryin to figure this whole sexual orientation thang out. The love of my life is a 5 month old kitten boy named Milo. I’m a goofball at heart. I’m in school for nursing and want to take on women's and gender studies as well, but really, I want to be a paramedic. My dream in life is to marry Milla Jovovich and/or Sara Quin.Your sultry look persuaded me to post this. ;)
Dear Kelsey,
Oooh make me blush.
Love Always,
Nina Moon

Name: Kelsey Jo

Age: 20

Wanna show off your tumblr?: http://thedreamreader.tumblr.com/

Tell me about yourself:: Hey ladies~
I’m Kelsey, but I don’t really love my name. It’s hard for me to think of myself as beautiful, but I’m trying. I’m a loner, love books and movies. I enjoy layering multiple sweaters. Still tryin to figure this whole sexual orientation thang out. The love of my life is a 5 month old kitten boy named Milo. I’m a goofball at heart. I’m in school for nursing and want to take on women's and gender studies as well, but really, I want to be a paramedic. My dream in life is to marry Milla Jovovich and/or Sara Quin.
Your sultry look persuaded me to post this. ;)

Dear Kelsey,

Oooh make me blush.

Love Always,

Nina Moon