It’s no coincidence that the blossoming of delight in my own fat body has bloomed since my discovery of the fat positive blogs on tumblr. I needed to see other humans taking delight in their fat bodies! I needed to see that it’s okay to be proud of your temple! It’s okay to show off your fat! I wish that I had seen fat bodies represented positively in media a long long time ago. I wouldn’t have had to grow up thinking mine was abnormal and wrong. I wouldn’t have spent 3 decades trying to make my body something it’s not. To every fat body I see, I thank you for showing up. I thank you for representing. I adore all of your shapes and sizes! You are beautiful!
"Also known as the ghost plant, Indian pipe, or corpse plant.
Unlike most plants, it is white and does not containchlorophyll. Instead of generating energy from sunlight, it isparasitic, more specifically amyco-heterotroph. Itshostsare certain fungi that aremycorrhizalwith trees, meaning it ultimately gets its energy fromphotosynthetictrees. Since it is not dependent on sunlight to grow, it can grow in very dark environments as in the understory of dense forest. It is often associated withbeechtrees.
The complex relationship that allows this plant to grow also makespropagationdifficult.
The plant is sometimes completely white but commonly has black flecks and a pale pink coloration. Rare variants may have a deep red color.”