Reimagine Fat

We do not experience the world through our bodies: we live as our bodies. We are our bodies.

anitafucking:

jessiedress:

oldpuppy:

queerandpresentdanger:

Scenes from Fat: the Play, a play some friends and I cowrote and performed about being fat queer femmes. We entered into Frontera Festival, a short play festival, in Austin and performed initially on Friday. We were then chosen for Best of the Week, and after Saturday’s performance have been selected to go on to Best of the Festival. We will perform two more times this week.

This play was written by BunnyDanJulesAltheaNicoleSandy, and myself and directed by Jules.

The director’s note goes as follows:

We are a group of fat femme-identified queers. Most of us are not actors and don’t identify as writers, but we have stories to tell. For two months, we have been meeting to talk and eat and cry and laugh and write about living in fat bodies. How do our different race, gender and class identities affect our experiences as fat people? How do we undo the internalized shame our culture has taught us? For so long this word has been used against us- to dehumanize us and to pathologize us:

Fat adjective: (of a person or animal) having a large amount of excess flesh.

But fat is not lazy. Fat is not ugly. Fat is not stupid. Fat is fun. Fat is beautiful. Fat is smart. Fat is sexy. 

Take a moment to consider how you think about fat people; about the fat people you see on t.v., the fat people you see in the super market, the fat people that you love. 

This is for you. But it is also for us. We ask you to bear witness to our reclamation.”

Photo credit to Beverly Bland Boydston.

this is so powerful and important, the whole world needs to see it.

Fat babes making art about being fat babes is always relevant to everyone’s interests.

😍😵had to reblog because I’m all over this shit

(via queenmerbabe)

lachucha:

Photo quality is a bit off. Banner Reads:
"I belong to myself. What you say about me and against me will not erase the love I have for my body. My beautifully fat body. My Queer, Brown body. I am she who rejects shame and celebrates her body— no longer in secret." -Joanna Villegas

lachucha:

Photo quality is a bit off. Banner Reads:

"I belong to myself. What you say about me and against me will not erase the love I have for my body. My beautifully fat body. My Queer, Brown body. I am she who rejects shame and celebrates her body— no longer in secret." -Joanna Villegas

(via fatgirldangerous)

I want to do a rom-com with Melissa McCarthy. I even told her that at an awards show, and she said ‘Yes, Let’s do it!’

Idris Elba, on his dream role, to US Weekly 

DEAR GOD YES, LET MELISSA MCCARTHY BE BEAUTIFUL AND FUNNY AND GET THE GORGEOUS GUY BUT NOT BE THE BUTT OF THE JOKE, BUT SHE IS MAKING THE JOKES GODDAMMIT

(via fatbeyonce)

(Source: camewiththeframe, via fatgirldangerous)

brichibi:

brichibi:

These quotes are all things that have been said to me in regards to my body and my race.  It’s not everything that’s ever been said to me, oh no, not even close, but they’ve been said as recently as last month.  
Don’t let the negatives take over, don’t let them weigh you down and dictate who you are.  Don’t let them cover up the things that make you, you.
<3 Brichibi Cosplays

Reblogging because it’s totally relevant for today.  Today we can add the following to that list above: Cow, Hippo, Wonder What to Eat Woman, Wonder Bread Woman, Wonder Blob, Wonder Water Buffalo, Blunder Woman, Fat Slob, Wonder Whale, Wonder Why Woman.  All in one day. This is not including questions like, “I wonder how she got in that costume.”
The message at the bottom is still the same: Don’t let someone else’s hang-ups cover who you really are.  People don’t like a fat, black Wonder Woman?  The amount of fucks I give about that is the fattest form of zero.    

brichibi:

brichibi:

These quotes are all things that have been said to me in regards to my body and my race.  It’s not everything that’s ever been said to me, oh no, not even close, but they’ve been said as recently as last month.  

Don’t let the negatives take over, don’t let them weigh you down and dictate who you are.  Don’t let them cover up the things that make you, you.

<3 Brichibi Cosplays

Reblogging because it’s totally relevant for today.  Today we can add the following to that list above: Cow, Hippo, Wonder What to Eat Woman, Wonder Bread Woman, Wonder Blob, Wonder Water Buffalo, Blunder Woman, Fat Slob, Wonder Whale, Wonder Why Woman.  All in one day. This is not including questions like, “I wonder how she got in that costume.”

The message at the bottom is still the same: Don’t let someone else’s hang-ups cover who you really are.  People don’t like a fat, black Wonder Woman?  The amount of fucks I give about that is the fattest form of zero.    

whatistrueforme:

whatistrueforme:

Nonfattering poses.

Me in the real world. I don’t lay around in flattering poses all the time. I’m not exuding sexiness all the time. I’m a real person.

This is my real body. Nonfattering or not I’m still beautiful.

Sexy has nothing to do with my beauty as a person.

This is a big admittance for me. I have found myself feeling more and comfortable with my body. My only body. My everyday beautiful body.

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