Encouraging Obesity. Riiiiight. →
I’m completely frustrated with the idea that anyone who doesn’t try to make fat people hate themselves and their bodies is somehow “encouraging obesity” or “promoting obesity”…
subarusakurazuka asked: First of all, I love your blog. You are such a beautiful and amazing person and I hope you never stop trying to redefine body image. I'm working with three of my friends and doing an extensive school service project on this matter, and we all love this blog. But I just wanna say one thing. I know that you mainly focus on fat people, and I understand why, but I feel like this blog could use a...
fuckinhipster asked: Good fucking golly. You are beautiful. And this blog is beautiful! Thank you for helping me and others see the body in a positive light, as it should be.
What the Little Kid Inside of Me Has Been Trying...
I’m only a college freshman, so I many not know a lot about…well, anything. But I know about my body. I found it funny, looking back at old momentos from kindergarten and 2nd grade, that the other kids would say that I was good at running. And you know what? I wasn’t good at it, but I loved to be active. I actually did. I was a pretty chunky kid, but I loved running and...
Anonymous asked: As for what sort of project you could start, you could accept submissions from, say 5 different people and follow them through video, blog, or what have you as they go about their journey of self-acceptance and seeking to make their community aware of body image and how to redefine it.
teaplusbeardspluscake asked: I vote redefining fat fashion/stories/posters. I find personal stories really powerful, and the relationship between confidence, body and clothing is an awesome/extraordinary one :)
Redefining Body Image: Possible Future Project...
So RBI has become a venue for discussion and/or collection of language for a bit now and I am itching to start a new project but I don’t know where to start. What say you on the following objectives? Some straight-up guerilla messaging, poster-plastering goodness. A swanky zine-type deal (I understand they are all the rage these days)? Expanding the blog and making some sort of...
The price of weight prejudice...
marilynwann: In 2010, Americans spent: - $60.9 billion on weight-loss products - $50 billion on college tuition Sources: http://pressreleases.americanbankingnews.com/2011/05/09/u-s-weight-loss-market-worth-60-9-billion/ http://www.alternet.org/economy/150976/free_college_on_wall_street%27s_tab_5_reasons_the_finance_sector_should_pay_for_full_tuition_at_public_universities/?page=1 - Marilyn...
Why is it accepted that some people who eat a ton of food can stay thin, but not...– Some Things I Don’t Understand « Dances With Fat (via jerseyjezebel)
This Is Why I'm Fat
rinrinfantabulous: I, like many people who get on board with fat/body acceptance, have started identifying as fat. It’s a descriptive term. It’s not an insult, and it’s not me being self-deprecating. It’s just my body. I’m tall(ish), small-breasted, and fat. While shopping with a friend recently I pondered a pair of cute tights and the fact that my height and weight were nowhere to be found on...
When fat is just a descriptor it takes the power away from those who want to...– Dances With Fat (via fatgirlposing) EXACTLY!!! (via frass)
Woman Who Made Fun Of American Apparel Contest... →
madamethursday: All things about this are beautiful. Except American Apparel, but damn, that’s some fierce and fiesty snark going on there. Watching all of this unfold has been one of the greatest things ever. Much love and respect, Nancy Upton.
Redefining Body Image: Can I just say I'm... →
fatfashion: redefiningbodyimage: Usually I’m quite lucky in that the people I surround myself with on a daily basis generally don’t focus on making their diet and body size a matter of everyday conversation. Still, I find myself regularly engaged in some sort of conversation based around another person’s weight-loss goals, some… I’d say, you have to deal with it in the same way you’d deal...