rebeccatillett #throwbackthursday pic of Adam and I from back in 2011. He knows I've been extra-stressed lately so he stopped by my work Tuesday evening just to bring me a giant bowl of strawberries. (And I'm still eating them!) Sometimes, it can be much too easy to forget who we have in our corner. 1h

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rebeccatillett “It was like the imminent arrival of Gargantuan preparations had to be made to widen the gutters of Denver and foreshorten certain laws to fit his suffering bulk and bursting ecstasies.” ―Jack Kerouac, On the Road 3d

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rebeccatillett "Hope is the thing with feathers That perches in the soul And sings the tune without the words And never stops at all.” | Emily Dickinson 4d

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rebeccatillett You know those rare friends that burrow down into your soul and warm you from the inside? Yeah, @tkmoberly is definitely one of those for me. 6d
  •   tkmoberly Back at ya! You're a good one, lady, and I'm sticking with you! Such luck that I found my way to you. 6d

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  •   rebeccatillett I've been reading the many editorials out there on the topic as well as the comments of artists who either adamantly disapprove of what he's doing or adamantly defend it.

    I might be wrong in this assumption but based on my observations, it seems that most are highly turned off by this. And I am too.

    Prince is functioning under the "Fair Use" law and apparently has been since the 70s-80s when he started ripping off other people's shit by simply photographing their work in magazines and such and calling it his own. My understanding of fair use is that someone can use someone else's work in their own as long as it's altered or presented under a new narrative. He claims, in this case, that the new narrative is in the form of the comments he leaves underneath each of these portraits he's chosen to print and hang on a wall. As far as I'm concerned, this is nothing short of a case of a shitty human being who's long functioned as an "artist" due to a convenient loophole in a law. And he's been taking advantage of this for more than 30 years now.

    I wouldn't mind it so much if he weren't selling each piece for exorbitant amounts of money. Taking the money out of the equation, he's both giving himself and the original artist credit and publicity. Of course, he'd still be doing it without the permission of the original artist and I don't respect that but I highly doubt any of them would oppose it simply because it gets their name out there. But the fact that he's bringing home $100,000 a PIECE off the backs of the original creators of the work? That's not only not right ethically but it's probably the most disrespectful thing you could do to another artist (who I can guarantee, probably isn't making any kind of decent living off their own work..) so to label this douche an "artist" is really doing a disservice to all the real artists out there struggling to get by. 5d
  •   rebeccatillett This is nothing more than some giant dick who long ago figured out how to pull the puppet strings of the pretentious fucks in the art world, somehow successfully brainwashing them to believe that he's some edgy artist and that what he's doing is original simply because it's controversial or hasn't been done before, for his own gains and monetary benefit.

    Obviously, he's a highly intelligent and manipulative guy but he's not an artist. 5d
  •   rebeccatillett ps. Also, a shoutout to all the dumb fucks actually spending thousands upon thousands of dollars on this shit. How embarrassing, as they must not realize that they could screenshot this stuff themselves and blow it up at Kinkos for less than $25. And if $100,000 is still burning a hole in their pocket, they could give the money to the original artist (how thrilled they'd be) or equally awesome: donate it to a charity or cause that could really use it.

    This story has really been successful in displaying the excess and greed prevalent in the art world. 5d
  •   migmagmilla I like your points. I tend to be too laconic to be loquacious. 5d
  •   w1ld_flower Pathetic 4d
  •   rebeccatillett @migmagmilla Perfectly understandable. 2d
  •   emi_du Richard Prince is like the Westboro Baptist Church. We all wish on some level that the law would allow us to censor them (or maybe just punch them in the face) but the same laws that protect their morally abhorrent actions protect innocents. (Freedom of speech allows all of us to share our opinions and the Fair Use laws allow fan fiction and fan art creators to not be jailed.) 3h

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rebeccatillett I’m excited to announce that I’m now a columnist for Fluffer magazine! ----------------------------------------------
"I grew up in this androcentric world. And I’ve spent much of my life brazenly giving myself permission to be a woman, a fundamentally sexual being in the face of the incessant brainwashing of girls that never seems to abate. I began taking nude self-portraits at the turn of this century, when I was still a teenager. Now as a woman, I have dealt with the inevitable but senseless issues that have risen because of it. I have lost count of the number of fights my ex-husband and I had over my decision to expose my body. I’ve wasted countless hours worrying about what potential jobs I might lose out on because I’ve shared my body with the world, unapologetically and I’ve antagonized over the silent judgments of other women, misguided byproducts of our culture, but I’m proud of my courage and I don’t live in regret of these decisions…” --------------------------------------------
This issue can be bought in electronic or traditional paper format here:
http://www.magcloud.com/browse/issue/931655

www.fluffermagazine.net
@fluffermagazine #fluffermagazine #Fluffer #writing #columnist #editorial #selfie #nudeanderoticphotography
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rebeccatillett Love without apology, without reservation, without fear, without safety and security and that hard shell you swore no one would ever crack. Love without boundary, without apprehension and cynicism and timidity over exposing the soft part of your flesh. Love like it's the last time you'll ever love because this life is much too short to waste such a precious commodity. You were born to love. Anything else is wasted potential. --------------------------------------------- "Wear your heart on your skin in this life.” ―Sylvia Plath

Tattoos by @shannakeyes | original tattoo design by Alex Tabuns | modified to add compass and banner/text by me
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rebeccatillett Why yes, in fact, I DO like walking into random businesses and seeing my boobs on the wall. 2w

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rebeccatillett "Show me a man with a tattoo and I'll show you a man with an interesting past.” ―Jack London 2w

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rebeccatillett It's been one of the craziest years of my life but I wouldn't trade it for anything. Happy Birthday, baby and happy anniversary of the very first time I got to put my arms around you. I love you. xoxo 2w

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rebeccatillett “Such short little lives our pets have to spend with us, and they spend most of it waiting for us to come home each day.
It is amazing how much love and laughter they bring into our lives and even how much closer we become with each other because of them.” ―John Grogan
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rebeccatillett Blue was kind enough to notice my incorrect assumption that I couldn't possibly be any more stressed out at the moment and so he dug a crater into the side of his face as a reminder.
And here we are, back at the Emergency Vet.
Oh life, you're a funny guy.
2w

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rebeccatillett “You can only fit so many words in a postcard, only so many in a phone call, only so many into space before you forget that words are sometimes used for things other than filling emptiness.” ―Sarah Kay 2w

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rebeccatillett "Don’t you do that.
Don’t you look at what I had for you and call it weak.
Not when you were the one afraid of it.
I stood there with my hands open,
my mouth bruised tender with supplication.
Don’t you dare treat me like a victim of my own emotions,
like being moved to my knees by love
was a mistake that I regret.
I will go to my grave with the memory of the bravery in my bones."
{Caitlyn Siehl}
3w

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rebeccatillett Just another, what's become normal, day in the life of my little Blue boy and me. Happy Mother's Day to all mamas of children and furry children alike. 3w

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rebeccatillett "Well, hello there! And where have you been?" (Things I say to my boobs after putting a corset on.) 3w
  •   rebeccatillett @gunstain That's the goal, although I'm still just seasoning/breaking in this corset. I need to come up with a work-out plan while I waist train, which I haven't done yet because boy, do I hate working out. 3w
  •   gunstain @rebeccatillett When I was still really active about it my biggest work out was doing dressage. I haven't found a good stable in Colorado yet, but I'd love to get back into both WT and riding. Also, for more traditional exercise they do make "work out corsets" which have more flexible boning instead of the traditional steel. Something along those lines might be worth looking into. 3w
  •   mandyk2018 Corset! 3w
  •   rebeccatillett @gunstain What is doing dressage? Horses? And yes! I've heard of the workout corsets! Do you have a good recommendation for where I might find one? I definitely need to get one! 3w
  •   rebeccatillett @mandyk2018 yesss! Also, Was it your birthday yesterday? If so, happy belated! 3w
  •   gunstain @rebeccatillett I'll email you a list of recommendations! Dressage is formal horsemanship, there are different types including hunter/jumper and such, but since all of the standards were established when women still actively worse corsetry, it doesn't feel out of place and can actually help with positioning, which will help with controlling your seat! 3w
  •   rebeccatillett @gunstain Please do! I know of whatsawaist.com but they're a bit pricey. :( I really love the one I have but its pretty bulky and doesn't wear well underneath clothes. I'd really like ones on that site and I'll probably just fork over the money as soon as I have it but geez, have trouble justifying spending so much on an undergarment! 2w
  •   rebeccatillett @gunstain And thanks for the dressage explanation! 2w

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rebeccatillett We would meet in a chatroom in 1997 when were just teenagers. We’d grow close and in 1998 when my father killed himself, Mike would become one of the only people I could talk to about it. I would read his sweet words on the screen, grieving over the loss, sinking into my swelling isolation and wishing I could disappear into his strong arms. I quietly fell in love with him then but he lived in Philly and I lived in New Mexico, and 2,000 miles is enormous to two kids with no means to cross it.

As time wore on, my contact with Mike would become infrequent. He had his life on the east coast and I had my own in the desert. I would soon meet another man and marry him, sometimes letting years pass in which Mike and I wouldn’t speak at all. It was the hard times that I’d reach out to him, looking for the comfort and compassion he’d so readily gave when we were teenagers, when sadness and grief would come storming into my life and I needed someone who knew me, who really understood, who’d let me immerse myself in my own salty tears but never drown. And he never ever let me drown.
It was 2013 when Mike and I would begin chatting more frequently and I would finally admit to him that I loved him when we were kids. He would laugh it off because even though we had grown, the distance was still daunting but more importantly, I was married. My confessions were innocent and naïve and I expected nothing of them, but as our chatting turned to texts and then phone calls, his feelings for me became clear and when I’d confront him over it, he wouldn’t deny it.
I would soon admit to myself how deeply I loved him, how lonely I’d felt for so much of my life and leave my husband of 14 years for the promise of something with this man I’d never even met in person. It would be the scariest decision I’d ever make. Six months later Mike would load up his truck, and drive out to Denver armed with nothing but faith and the hope of sharing a life with me.

One year later and we’ve never been happier.

Sometimes I think fate exists and life has a plan for us. This experience of unlikely circumstance has only helped to cement my faith in that belief. My love for him knows no bounds.
3w

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rebeccatillett In a pretty rough week that culminated in tears before heading to bed at 9 last night in the effort to sleep it all away, I'm making "love" my word of the day. A happy and beautiful Friday to you, friends. xoxo 3w

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rebeccatillett "You’re never going to get that again and that’s why your regret looks like artwork that would have been masterpiece if you’d finished it. Your regret looks like plucking a flower before it’s bloomed."
{Azra T}
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  •   davemangels Mmm dat DOF! 3w
  •   rebeccatillett @davemangels How are you, by the way! ? 3w
  •   davemangels It's beautiful! Doing great, living in LA and working for Getty Images! You look like you've been doing well and your photos are still fantastic! 3w
  •   rebeccatillett Dang @davemangels, that's awesome!! Making a living at photography...not many people can say that. Congrats! (And thank you so much...still just a hobby for me.) 3w
  •   davemangels Yeah somehow I pulled that off with a move to LA, loving life! Keep making beautiful photos! 3w

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