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redefiningbodyimage:

boysoprano:

Beber y Leer El Arco Iris, Naufus Ramirez-Figueroa, 2011
I hate rainbows but I’m feeling this today 

this is nifty

redefiningbodyimage:

boysoprano:

Beber y Leer El Arco Iris, Naufus Ramirez-Figueroa, 2011

I hate rainbows but I’m feeling this today 

this is nifty

Apr 2

queensassyofthefatties:

chickenleggz:

overly confident fat girls are extremely annoying  

It’s a good thing I’m not here for your acceptance or approval.

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Redefining Body Image: The difference between body positivity and fat acceptance

fatgirlposing:

generalconsent:

redefiningbodyimage:

Had to reblog this in its entirety. If I could pick one thing on Tumblr in particular to follow to Hell and back, it would be body positivity communities, and I really enjoy this post.

The one thing I believe is lacking here is intersectionality, even though it’s touched on lightly. No body is just a fat body. If a body is seen as “just” a fat body, most likely that body is also white and cisgender, Those traits normally end up being unmarked, which shouldn’t be so—that privilege still has to be recognized. Fat bodies are also disabled bodies, bodies of people of color, etc. Because of intersectionality, any group with a specific goal, no matter how singular, is always inherently a diverse coalition. Fat Acceptance does or should include disability, race, sexuality, gender, age, gender expression, etc, and should address the marginalization of those bodies to the extent that it intersects with the FA movement’s ends.

It’s difficult for me to believe that any particular movement can focus on one specific topic. From my own experience, I may be particularly concerned with queer bodies and trans* bodies as an advocate for Queer Rights, but because of intersectionality, I also have to be an advocate for the rights of fat bodies, disabled bodies, and on. Where those identities intersect, all those rights are queer rights, and queer rights are the rights of those diverse communities.

Bringing it back, I don’t want to just be “Body Positive” in the sense of an empowering concept, I would want to find ways to seek intersectional Body Positive-social change. Most likely in addition to, rather than replacing, Fat Acceptance. What this particular Body-Positive social change movement is or should be called, I have no idea.

These reflections are probably ignorant of some basic concept that I’m not even noticing, most likely because of my own privilege. (I am a cisgender white male of a relatively more social acceptable size, after all, so I experience oppression of my body on a vastly smaller scale than many others.) But, I can’t learn if I’m not told I’m wrong, so I’ll rant on and see what happens. I’m just starting to wade into activist spaces. Personal growth always has introspection, reflection, and call outs at some point, right?

I think you totally right about the necessity of intersectionality within ANY effort to advance identity politics, whether it is FA or feminism or queer rights etc.  Of course, many if not most people involved in FA suffer from more discrimination than just fatphobia, and the other ways they are marginalized often enhance and intersect with their fatness.  A queer fatty or a PoC fatty or a trans* fatty are oppressed not only on the basis of their size in addition to homophobia/racism/transphobia, but often they oppression they face as a fat person is enhanced by homophobia/racism/transphobia.  FA cannot be an effective or honest movement if the people within it don’t recognize intersectionality and constantly check they ways in which they are privileged even while fighting to end the fat discrimination they suffer from.

I think the problem with a really broad movement, one that seeks to change any and all kinds of body hate and address the marginalization of all kinds of bodies on the basis of race and gender identity and sexuality and disability and class and age and on and on and on is that it then becomes incredibly difficult, if not impossible, to for effective activists groups to form and prioritize and set concrete, material agendas.  In this hypothetical all-inclusive coalition, what will they tackle first, racism, sexism, homophobia, cissexism, disability?  How will they distribute their limited resources in the fight against body hate?  Even attempting to make these decisions will marginalize a TON of people, and by addressing all problems at once in one group, I think it is likely one would get less accomplished.

Of course, activists can do more than one thing at a time.  It is totally possible to be an advocate for FA and also for disability rights.  Or to do both feminist activist work and anti-racist activist work.  And of course, each and every one of these movements must always remain aware of intersectionality, and these movements must, almost by definition, support and aide one another in there various fights against different kinds of oppression, because all of these kinds of oppression are overlapping and intersecting.  BUT, speaking purely on practical, pragmatic terms, I think activists movement that want to be materially effective must focus their efforts on particular kinds of oppression WITHOUT forgetting the intersectionality of all oppression.  I just have the feeling that one group trying to fight everything at once is bound to fail, even though their intentions and methods were completely inclusive.  That’s the main point I was trying to make.

masters-littleone:

nopietyjustpieandtea:

10 HONEST THOUGHTS ON BEING LOVED BY A SKINNY BOY

Rachel Wiley

1.
I say, ‘I am fat.’
He says ‘No, you are beautiful.’
I wonder why I cannot be both.
He kisses me
hard.

2.
My college theater professor once told me
that despite my talent,
I would never be cast as a romantic lead.
We do plays that involve singing animals
and children with the ability to fly,
but apparently no one
has enough willing suspension of disbelief
to go with anyone loving a fat girl.
I daydream regularly
about fucking my boyfriend vigorously on his front lawn.

3.
On the mornings I do not feel pretty,
while he is still asleep,
I sit on the floor and check the pockets of his skinny jeans for motive,
for a punchline,
for other girls’ phone numbers.

4.
When we hold hands in public,
I wonder if he notices the looks —
like he is handling a parade balloon on a crowded sidewalk;
if he notices that my hands are now made of rope. 

5.
Dear Cosmo: Fuck you.
I will not take sex tips from you
on how to please a man you think I do not deserve.

6.
He tells me he loves me with the lights on.

7.
I can cup his hip bone in my hand,
feel his ribs without pressing very hard at all.
He does not believe me when I tell him he is beautiful. 
Sometimes I fear the day he does will be the day he leaves. 

8.
The cute hipster girl at the coffee shop
assumes we are just friends
and flirts over the counter.
I spend the next two weeks
mentally replacing myself with her
in all of our photographs.
When I admit this to him
we spend the evening taking new photos together.
He will not let me delete a single one of them.

9.
The phrase “Big girls need love too” can die in a fire.
Fucking me does not require an asterisk.
Loving me is not a fetish.
Finding me beautiful is not a novelty. 
I am not a fucking novelty.

10.
I say, ‘I am fat.’
He says, ‘No. You are so much more’,
and kisses me
hard. 

This video is everything in my mind. Things that I think, things that I fear, things that I shouldn’t have to think just cause of my size.

Fuck, this girl is amazing in this video and made me feel a connection.

And it is true. 

Fucking me does not require an asterisk.

Loving me is not a fetish. 

Finding me beautiful is not a novelty.

I’m a girl. And I am over being restricted and held back because I am fat.

(Source: a-puckish-rogue)

unvanquished-xvx:

sugaryumyum:


My first reaction to this photo was disgust. Then humiliation. Shame. Rage. Sadness. I thought about all the ways I could have looked better. Not taking a profile.  Not sitting.  Not allowing all my fat to shift to the left. Adjusting my tits so they’re closer and my shy nipples are visible. Arching my back. Hiding my arm fat. Molding my body into a better visual. I know this will be reblogged by people who find me repulsive. I know this will be reblogged by people searching for thinspiration. I know I’ll be laughed at and judged and mocked.I remember, a few years back, when I was braver about my body. When I posted pictures of myself in my underwear even though I knew half the internet was going to rip me to shreds. But I did it anyway. Smirking and shrugging and saying hi to Something Awful in the photos.This past year I’ve had several guys be interested in me and then decide I was just TOO fat. And none of them bothered to use any kindness in telling me so. I’ve slowly curled inwards. Back to yanking down my sleeves and wishing I were different. Fuck.That.This is a new year. I’m going to love myself and accept my body, no matter how much it changes and shifts as it tries to find its home.I saved this picture. I’m not sure why. Maybe it’s because it’s the only self-taken photo in which I’m not trying. Not trying to look better. Not trying to hide anything. It’s raw and vulnerable. It’s honest.And it’s me.ETA: I looked at this photo so many times while debating posting it that it no longer strikes me as disgusting or shameful.  It’s just my body.  Nothing more and nothing less.  I need to take more pictures of myself so I can increase this feeling of non-judgment.  (Well hello there, normalization!  It’s been awhile since I remembered why you’re so important!)


You keep feeling confident and growing in self-acceptance!

unvanquished-xvx:

sugaryumyum:

My first reaction to this photo was disgust. Then humiliation. Shame. Rage. Sadness. I thought about all the ways I could have looked better. Not taking a profile.  Not sitting.  Not allowing all my fat to shift to the left. Adjusting my tits so they’re closer and my shy nipples are visible. Arching my back. Hiding my arm fat. Molding my body into a better visual.

I know this will be reblogged by people who find me repulsive. I know this will be reblogged by people searching for thinspiration. I know I’ll be laughed at and judged and mocked.

I remember, a few years back, when I was braver about my body. When I posted pictures of myself in my underwear even though I knew half the internet was going to rip me to shreds. But I did it anyway. Smirking and shrugging and saying hi to Something Awful in the photos.

This past year I’ve had several guys be interested in me and then decide I was just TOO fat. And none of them bothered to use any kindness in telling me so. I’ve slowly curled inwards. Back to yanking down my sleeves and wishing I were different.

Fuck.

That.

This is a new year. I’m going to love myself and accept my body, no matter how much it changes and shifts as it tries to find its home.

I saved this picture. I’m not sure why. Maybe it’s because it’s the only self-taken photo in which I’m not trying. Not trying to look better. Not trying to hide anything. It’s raw and vulnerable.

It’s honest.

And it’s me.

ETA: I looked at this photo so many times while debating posting it that it no longer strikes me as disgusting or shameful.  It’s just my body.  Nothing more and nothing less.  I need to take more pictures of myself so I can increase this feeling of non-judgment.  (Well hello there, normalization!  It’s been awhile since I remembered why you’re so important!)

You keep feeling confident and growing in self-acceptance!

marfmellow:

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Jan 8
living-in-retro-world:

The Cleavage Sisters

living-in-retro-world:

The Cleavage Sisters

samberrilicious:

I don’t fuck with the brand of body positivity that fucks with only hour glass shaped body types and a size limit.

(Source: queenmerbabe)