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shawnhasalife:

I think taking portraits or dirty pics of yourself is a really great tool for overcoming certain types of body-image issues. like, force yourself to see your body as a stranger. Get out of your own head, and find things about your body you actually really like and focus on those areas. You don’t even need to share the pics for it to be helpful. Just do it for you, be your own model, and invest time in becoming friends with your own body. 

^ THIS

People ask me “If you’re so shy and have social anxiety, why do you post so many photos of yourself?”

For me, it’s mostly around breaking down the crippling negative self image I have and reinforcing positive scripts in my head.

I quite often have awful thought scripts that focus on all of my flaws and failings (and believe me I have quite a long list) and how I’m not good enough for people to find me sexy or how stupid my smile is or how my writing is immature or how I’m not intelligent enough to communicate properly or how utterly afraid I am of… well basically everything.

Earlier this year I made a decision that while I couldn’t stop being afraid all the time I could stop allowing my fear to make decisions for me. It has been incredibly challenging and I have to admit that being forced out of my comfort zone has often left me running for the isolated sanctuary of my bedroom.

But it’s also allowed me the opportunity to grow as a person. I can look back at the last six months and I can already see that I’m a much stronger and better person than I was back then.

I am still fighting a daily battle against the thoughts in my head that try to convince me that the gap between who I am today and who I want to be is too big for me to traverse.

Some days I win, some days the negative thoughts do. But every day I get a little bit stronger and those thoughts get a little less louder and seem a little less true.

Reblogged from shawnhasalife

Achievement Unlocked: First public sighting by a fan…

A lovely guy came up to me today in the city, introducing himself as a big fan of this blog and the content I post.

*Insert awkward social flailing and hardcore blushing*

I’m so sorry, it was the first time it’s happened to me and I was completely unprepared for it! I still can’t believe that someone even remembered me let alone felt compelled to introduce themselves to me!!!

Please make sure to drop me a line on here and introduce yourself as I swear I’m actually quite lovely and fully capable of stringing together full sentences. *blushes again at the memory.

I stumbled across the most amazing artist this weekend while looking for inspiration for my tattoo and was compelled to share her work with you. Russian artist Irina Vinnik originally studied to be an architect and now writes and illustrated children’s books while pursuing her own projects such as this amazing 2012 calendar - “The Eyes of Imagination”.

Please take the time to view her full portfolio here

Will you give me that hoodie if I mow your lawn?
majesticboner

Definitely not. I had to go all the way over to the Warner Brothers studio tour in London to get my hands on this beauty… but I may be convinced to let you stroke it while I wear it. Who knows?

I have been struck down by the dreaded MANFLU…
So I am retreating to my deliciously comfortable bed with chicken soup (even cliches work occasionally), two vibrating heat packs in the form of my kittens and the Author’s Preferred Edition of one of my favorite fantasy novels - Magician by Raymond E. Feist (the original version being one of the first fantasy novels my mum ever gave me to read).

Tomorrow I shall venture forth to the couch, reinforced with more soup and warm beverages and camp out in front of the TV. Suggestions for good television shows with which to pass my time are now being taken! Feel free to submit them HERE!

I have been struck down by the dreaded MANFLU…

So I am retreating to my deliciously comfortable bed with chicken soup (even cliches work occasionally), two vibrating heat packs in the form of my kittens and the Author’s Preferred Edition of one of my favorite fantasy novels - Magician by Raymond E. Feist (the original version being one of the first fantasy novels my mum ever gave me to read).

Tomorrow I shall venture forth to the couch, reinforced with more soup and warm beverages and camp out in front of the TV. Suggestions for good television shows with which to pass my time are now being taken! Feel free to submit them HERE!