Got fuzzy legs? Let us see them!
I’m feeling the love for all the body hair tonight.
I am a fat girl. I know this, it’s not news to me. But I have a major frustration with the fat acceptance community. I never see girls with faces like mine, that’s right, I have a fat face. It is round and has a double chin and I have to pose in a very specific way for it to not show up in pictures. I never see plus sized models who have round faces that show their weight, and the women I follow here who I consider so beautiful don’t have this problem either.
I also seldom see fat girls with small boobs, another thing I have, I like my small boobs, my boyfriend likes my small boobs, but all the fat women I see who are so idolized have huge boobs. WTF girls?
Even in the fat acceptance movement we have this bullshit concept of the ‘acceptable fatty’. The idea that it’s okay to be fat, if your fat is in the right place or if your waist to hip ratio is right, or if you don’t have a double chin.
It is all too true, even in FA we tend to circulate images of fat women who still very closely adhere to lots of other bullshit body standards (white, cis, smaller fats, thinner faces, big boobs, etc). This no good, and something we are trying to address here at RBI. I am so happy to reblog this awesome image in the OP! Please submit everybody, especially if you don’t see images like yourself in fat acceptance. We want to showcase all of your beautiful and wonderful selves here!
Tumblr, I have noticed something, and it is something that we are guilty of even on this blog, so I take responsibility, and will try to do better. We don’t see enough images of death fats or larger fats or super-size fatties. Too many of our images of fat acceptance are too narrowly defined as conventionally attractive, white, cis females who are under a size 24.
I want the movement to be truly inclusive of everyone, so I want to start that by acknowledging that I am relatively privileged, by my race, my class, and even, to a limited extent, by my size. I have relative size privilege because I am under a size 24/26. The experiences of a size 18 is very different than the experiences of a size 28 or 38, and that not all sizes have fair representation within FA. I for one see WAY more images of smaller fatties than I do of super-size fatties, even on my tumblr dash, which is almost exclusively composed of all the FA and body positive blogs as I can find.
We ALL belong in the movement, and I firmly believe we all need to see images of ourselves in the movement. We try here at RBI to show images PoC, queer people, trans* people, disabled people, and fatties of all sizes but we can always do better. Please submit images, especially if you are a supersize fatty, or have been erased by mainstream FA.
MIND OVER MATTER ZINE CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
Are there things that you feel you cannot say to your mental health provider? (doctor, psychologist, psychiatrist, therapist, counsellor etc).
If you don’t have a mental health provider, why not? What would you say to them if you did?
Get it off your chest by submitting a short (500 word max) account at mindovermatterzine.tumblr.com/submit
This can be done completely anonymously, or with your name and age to identify you.
Please reblog and help spread the word!
[Flyer kindly designed by Dom of V Revolution]
Thank you so much for the submissions I’ve had so far: they’re brilliant. Please keep them coming!
I’ve changed this to a rolling deadline as I don’t have enough submissions for a zine yet. Thank you again so much to the people who have already written in: you’re all so interesting and eloquent, and I can’t wait to publish your brilliant words.
Signal boostin and remindin myself to submit for laters.
Let’s hear some words on your bods. Just click that link and start writing, take a photo, make it poetry or prose or a list or a crazy rant.
I want to know what you’re feeling and thinking and pondering and overthinking. Uncensor yourself and see what happens.