Some of my work from the last 4 months or so.
Edit: It should also be noted that all messaging has been written by me, aside from “me-sponsible” - If anyone knows the source of that quote let me know, I never did find out where it came from.
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And, can we talk about the…. Obsfucation generally encountered when a fat person is trying to convay ANYTHING regarding their experience? Really? Really?!! The meaning behind the original post is SO confusing, it’s SO VERY obtuse that people just CAN NOT figure out what the OP is trying to say (or it’s just flat-out wrong).
Or is it that they don’t WANT to hear it?
I can honestly say, in my YEARS of internet experiance, that I’ve seen maybe a handful submissions / posts / entries / articles ANYWHERE regarding Fat Acceptance where some idiot hasn’t chimed in pointlessly to ask for a specific definitiion. Or to go on about how INCORRECT some granular element of a concept, statement or argument regarding Fat Acceptance, Body Acceptence, HAES, the absolute definition of ‘health’, or the absolute definition of the WORD ‘diet’ is (often with no more basis than someones opinion). So the whole thing must be invalid.
And then, of course, an explanation of no-less than 500 words MUST be submitted by the OP for minute examination so that something else wrong might be found with what they’re trying to say.
It all starts to become rather obvious that they have no interest in the actual message and are just looking for ways to distract from it or obscure it entirely. And then people wonder why, when perhaps sincere questions are asked, the Questioners are oftern met with exasperation or hardy rounds of ‘DIY’ or ‘It’s not my JOB to educate you’. Wanna blame someone? Blame the nitpickers and the electron microscope equiped, logic-go-round Folks. They don’t WANT to get it. But, rather than going on their merry way, they’d rather waste YOUR time with bullshit and psudointellectual crap. To show you how impressive they are. And how wrong YOU are. No matter how stupid their arguments actually are.
Welcome to the Internet, I guess.
Thank you for saying all of this, you pretty much just described my constant life struggle.
^yes. Also, I’m pretty sure it’s a noun that people use as an adjective. Like that phrase “I’m not fat, I HAVE fat”
“Fat” is an adjective - not an insult.
Erm… Words used as insults generally ARE adjectives… and just about every other type of word. Like Nouns, etc o.O It’s all in how you USE the word that MAKES it an insult. I could make PUDDING an insult if I wanted to. Or Plates, or Pants, or Cookies.
I get what you’re saying, this was just a rather illogical way to put it that doesn’t make sense to me.
A lot of people seem to be getting lost on the logistics of this message, which is in part due to the vague way in which I presented it, but I like it that way.
So okay, let’s look at the definition of the word “adjective”:
To get to the quick, an adjective is a describing word.
An insult is not a describing word.
An adjective, along with the right tone, can be spewed at someone as an insult - just as the word “fat” is most often used as an insult (ie. “stupid” “lazy” “unhealthy”) rather than a word to describe one’s body or presence.
Through this statement, I had hoped to propose that we focus on what “fat” DESCRIBES and focus less on what it may or may not IMPLY. Strip away all the negative implications of the word and what are you left with? A word that simply describes.
Yes, of course it is also a noun, bodies HAVE fat, healthy bodies have fat, fat is a thing, I KNOW THESE THINGS. But that’s not the point.
A person should feel free to DESCRIBE and DEFINE themselves as a FAT PERSON without inadvertently “putting themselves down”.
“Weight does not dictate…” poster was featured on the Hips and Curves facebook wall! Am a huge H&C fan, have bought plenty of their lovely lingerie and am quite honored. Just wish the health trolls would gtfo.
Working on a mini-poster series to go along with my digital installation. This one features a bit of Miss Natalie’s body narrative.
They’re meant to be viewed side by side, in a line. Still needs some work. Hoping to do 3 more.