Just my little corner of the fat activism blog world. A place to gather inspiration for my upcoming thesis project.

 

Hey! I’m sure you all noticed, but I don’t update this blog anymore, I was mainly using it to collect images for my senior thesis so I could show my class inspirational images/text without sorting through a bunch of dumb gif posts first. The good news is, if you are interested in me as a person/don’t mind following a personal blog - you can follow me over at serenichi.tumblr.com ! I post there all the time, about a variety of things, including fat & body acceptance. At the moment, I’m not deleting this tumblr, but it will remain inactive indefinitely. Thanks! <3

Oh, but this is not a matter of “glorifying” obesity. Glorifying obesity would take multiple TV shows depicting fat folks riding unicorns and devouring warm pies whilst counting the bags of money they’ve gained from being fat. Indeed, if simply putting fat people on television was enough to “glorify” obesity, then The Biggest Loser should have done the trick years ago. It hasn’t, because The Biggest Loser is a show built on the humiliation and punishment (self-inflicted or otherwise) of fat people. When we say that putting fat people on television will “glorify” their bodies, what we really mean is that we are uncomfortable giving fat people any attention that is not overtly negative. Because fat people need to be told: don’t be fat. Being fat means you are not entitled to a normal life. Being fat means you are not entitled to love. Being fat means you are not entitled to humanity, much less dignity.

http://www.fatshionista.com/ 

Existing is not glorifying. Although glorifying fat people would be pretty awesome too.

(via drst)

(Source: welookoutuponthesea)

The world is not full of Attractive People and Unattractive People. It’s full of people who are attractive to some and not to others. I hear from trolls all the time who complain that they don’t want to be “forced” to find nasty, ugly fat women attractive–which utterly baffles me, since the last thing I want to do is encourage fat-hating dicks to date fat women. You don’t find fat people attractive? Fabulous. Don’t date them. I will find a way to pick myself up and move on without your love. But to assume your lack of sexual interest in fat chicks must be universal–or that the mere existence of self-confident fat people having healthy relationships somehow “forces” you to find fat attractive–is the height of fucking narcissism.

Kate Harding (via Bon-Bon)

(Source: senhoritaugly)

Fat women are expected to dress in ways that are ostensibly minimizing but that, in reality, are really about us occupying less visual real estate. No bold colors, no stripes, nothing that would ever make us look bigger. It’s not that some of those rules are genuinely about looking slimmer – it’s that we draw less attention to ourselves when we comply with fashion rules. We occupy less space, metaphorically if not physically. We minimize ourselves for the comfort of other people.

Marianne Kirby at The Rotund, I Spy With My Fat Eye; On Seeing And Being Seen

Sometimes I think…Marianne is somehow seeing into my brain and posting it on the internet. I mean that in a good way. I’m just so…this is me, too.

(via ecrivaine)

Some of these doctors felt justified in openly proclaiming that they refuse to treat fat women. This says something about the medical community, that even a minority of doctors think this is acceptable behavior. […] Given these attitudes, is it any wonder that there might be a statistical correlation between obesity and health problems? Avoiding the doctor is a major health problem in and of itself, as is failing to receive life-saving screenings for cancers that are treatable and survivable, as is simply believing that we do not deserve respectful and well-informed health care that is invested in treating us as whole people. The popular “Those damn fat people are using up all the healthcare!” guilt-trip allegations reinforce this idea to the extent that avoiding the doctor—that we don’t consume more than “our share”, a worry common enough amongst fat people already—seems normal and appropriate, when it’s wrong and unjust.

I printed more shirts today, and I&#8217;ll have them available for sale next week. I wasn&#8217;t able to do a big run of these, because I&#8217;m really broke, I&#8217;m graduating soon and this was my first experience with screenprinting. If all my shirts sell, I&#8217;ll use that money to buy vinyl stickers of the fat mermaid character on the site. :D

I printed more shirts today, and I’ll have them available for sale next week. I wasn’t able to do a big run of these, because I’m really broke, I’m graduating soon and this was my first experience with screenprinting. If all my shirts sell, I’ll use that money to buy vinyl stickers of the fat mermaid character on the site. :D

tangledupinlace:

 
MuuMuu &amp; Bike shorts
Yup, that’s all it is
Muumuu - swiped from the clothes swap in SFBike shorts - WalmartHeels - RossBelt - taken from a thrifted dress

This is suuuch a cute outfit!

tangledupinlace:

MuuMuu & Bike shorts

Yup, that’s all it is

Muumuu - swiped from the clothes swap in SF
Bike shorts - Walmart
Heels - Ross
Belt - taken from a thrifted dress

This is suuuch a cute outfit!

chubby-bunnies:

Submitted by Suzi Goes To Hollywood
Fat arms. Fat Belly. Double chin. &lt;3

chubby-bunnies:

Submitted by Suzi Goes To Hollywood

Fat arms. Fat Belly. Double chin. <3