(Warning: This thread contains images of nude fat people.)
JUST BECAUSE WE WEIGH MORE DOESN'T MEAN WE'RE WORTH LESS!!
So, I've decided to dedicate a thread to those of us who are considered overweight, obese, morbidly obese... whatever. If you want a place where you can come and be yourself and not worry about being judged for your size... JOIN US!
An important quote to consider:
“Fat acceptance doesn’t simply advocate in favor of fatness. Fat acceptance is also about rejecting a culture that encourages us to rage and lash out at our bodies, even to hate them, for looking a certain way. It’s about setting our own boundaries and knowing ourselves, and making smart decisions about how we live and treat ourselves, and ferociously defending the privacy of those choices. It’s about promoting the idea that anything you do with your body should come from a place of self-care and self-love, not from guilt and judgment and punishment. It’s about demanding that all bodies, no matter their appearance or age or ability, be treated with basic human respect and dignity. That’s the world I’d like to build. For all of us.”
— Lesley Kinzel of Two Whole Cakes
Girth has nothing to do with worth
It doesn't matter what size we are, we can still love ourselves!!
If loving myself is wrong, I don't wanna be right!!!!
Big girls can be sexy too, Because there is nothing sexier than confidence.
Do you have an eating disorder that involves emotional eating, food hiding, or any other type of ED that causes you to eat too much? Visit this amazing thread.
Some fat loving links:
I love Fat! A fat acceptance blog
- excerpts from I love Fat!
"I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: It remains a radical act to be fat and happy. If you’re fat, you’re not only meant to be unhappy, but deeply ashamed of yourself, projecting at all times an apologetic nature, indicative of your everlasting remorse for having wrought your monstrous self upon the world. You are certainly not meant to be bold, or assertive, or confident—and should you manage to overcome the constant drumbeat of messages that you are ugly and unsexy and have earned equally society’s disdain and your own self-hatred, should you forget your place and walk into the world one day with your head held high, you are to be reminded by the cow-calls and contemptuous looks of perfect strangers that you are not supposed to have self-esteem; you don’t deserve it. Being publicly fat and happy is hard; being publicly, shamelessly, unshakably fat and happy is an act of both will and bravery." -- (via Shakesville
) (via humorlessfeminist
"I’m fat (a lot fatter now than the 200lbs or so that so offended my mother way back then). My body is relatively healthy (I’m not going to delve into the ‘but fat is so unhealthy!’ quagmire here: that swamp’s been negotiated by others far more intrepid than me). It’s also the body that conceived and carried and birthed and fed my daughter. It’s the body that takes me through my days. It’s the body that is me. I accept it and love it because accepting and loving myself in this world that wants to tell me that I ought to be ashamed is an act of rebellion. Every time I choose to be kind to myself I’m advocating for fat acceptance.
“ - Fat acceptance: when kindness is activism -- Feministe
The Adipositivity Project
I love the message that this site is sending to people.
"The women you see in these images are educators, executives, mothers, musicians, professionals, performers, artists, activists, clerks, and writers. They are perhaps even the women you've clucked at on the subway, rolled your eyes at in the market, or joked about with your friends.
Fat people are more than just the fat they carry. They are more than the stereotyped image of the fat person who is lazy and eats all day. They have lives and families. Yet they seem to be open targets for public shame and humiliation. It seems that so many people are all to willing to poke fun at someone who is fat because of some preconceived notion that all fat people choose to be that way. Just because fat is so obvious. It cannot be hidden. It can't be tucked away within ourselves or stuffed in a box and stored under the bed. It can never be a secret.
People do all kinds of unhealthy things every single day... things that they don't have to wear with them day after day. These people can still be appreciated for their beauty... why shouldn't a fat person have the same privileged?
I'm pro-fat acceptance because I am pro-human rights. Fat people have a right to feel comfortable in their own skin. They have a right to leave their houses without shame or fear of being mocked. Other people do not have to like it, but they certainly do not have a right to make someone feel less than human because of it.
(more info to come)