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iamoffendedbecause:

Annoyed that you can’t buy clothes in your size? Use the Clothes Calling Card. The Clothes Calling Card Campaign (CCC) is a collaboration between @dreyafean@allygarrett@coleytangerinaand @merxplat to raise awareness of how many people love fashion but are left out of ‘mainstream’ sizing. 

The card is intentionally designed to be applicable to all clothing items, and for people of all sizes who experience exclusion from clothing stores.

Feel free to personalise your card, and use which ever one you feel most comfortable with.

Hopefully, together we can start a conversation about how many people would love to spend money on clothes they like, but aren’t deemed desirable customers by too many designers and stores.

The CCC reminds those people what they’re missing out on.

You can contact the campaign at callingcardcampaign@gmail.com if you like.

http://www.clothescallingcard.com/

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fixatedonsinister:

So I never do things like this, but I had a horrible week of ableism and fatphobia— a physical therapist working with my leg issues made a bunch of problematic comments, my endocrinologist fat-shamed me for needing a change in diabetes meds, and then a mental health professional suggested i’m only fat because “i’m subconsciously using my size to keep people away and hide from my fear of sexuality.” UGHHH. So I made a fat disabled sexuality photoset to cleanse my life of that toxic shit.

Image description: photo set of a fat light-skinned Latina with long curly brown hair [a wig]. First pic: lying on a bed holding a sign that reads “gorda, discapacitada, y que!” 2nd pic: in a manual wheelchair wearing black lace lingerie/thigh highs, holding a sign that says “my body is not a symptom of my mental illness.” (and it would be ok if my body was, too). 3rd pic: standing with a cane in same outfit, with a sign reading “health disability pride at any size” in graphic design style. 4th pic: standing in red and black lingerie/thigh highs, posing with her cane and medications. 5th pic: kneeling on a bed holding a sign reading “fat disabled dykes do it better | or don’t-do-it better, bc consent is impt. and sexiness is not a requirement 4 anyone.” 6th pic: in her wheelchair with arched back/head (implications of sexual arousal) with a red background/rain coming down filter added to the photo.

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red3blog:

Let us be clear about something. Medical equipment that cannot accommodate fat bodies does not have to be that way. Fat bodies are not some divine mystery that human science cannot fathom. If the health care establishment cared to accommodate fat bodies, then fat bodies would be accommodated. It really is that simple. An medical industrial complex that denies access to fat bodies is not a natural phenomenon. It is a choice. And we should damn well respond to as such. A lot of oppression and marginalization tries to pass itself off as just how things are. Just something we have to accept. Bullshit. These things are choices. They are decisions. They are priorities revealed.

Case in point? Once it was “understood” that fat people cannot be anesthetized. Hell, a lot of doctors still think that today and I gather a lot of anesthesiologists are still allowed to not know how to treat fat patients. But when the health care establishment thought up the various organ mutilation and amputations marketed as weight loss surgery, you will not be surprised they figured out how to put a fat person under very quickly. Because it was never impossible. Just something they didn’t care to learn. Same as why they direct most research to be performed on white male patients. Because they don’t care to learn how things might effect women or people of color differently. They made the choice. Don’t let them pretend they didn’t.

blusterousiris:

Ditto’s reaction to the fact she is “challenging the norm of pop culture”: 

blusterousiris:

Ditto’s reaction to the fact she is “challenging the norm of pop culture”: 

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tangledupinlace:

CASTING CALLLLLL!!!!!!
Lucy Hewett, the amazing woman that took this phenom picture of me at The Gold & The Beautiful, is starting a new exciting project she wants YOU (as long as you identify as below) to star in it!
Here is a message from her:
“Hi All, I’m working on a new portrait project, featuring beautiful fat women. My project aims to capture women who are confident and unapologetic during a time when fatness is being called out as an “epidemic” by every major news source. The perimeters of the project are broad, as I ultimately want my subjects to define the overall voice of the final piece. If you’d like to pose for me and share some of your experiences I would love to talk to you. Thank you so much. *I am starting the project with people who are living in Chicago and the surrounding area. However as I talk to more people, I might include other parts of the country as well.LUCY lucy@lucyhewett.com
www.lucyhewett.com
PLEASE REBLOG

tangledupinlace:

CASTING CALLLLLL!!!!!!

Lucy Hewett, the amazing woman that took this phenom picture of me at The Gold & The Beautiful, is starting a new exciting project she wants YOU (as long as you identify as below) to star in it!

Here is a message from her:

“Hi All, I’m working on a new portrait project, featuring beautiful fat women. My project aims to capture women who are confident and unapologetic during a time when fatness is being called out as an “epidemic” by every major news source. The perimeters of the project are broad, as I ultimately want my subjects to define the overall voice of the final piece. If you’d like to pose for me and share some of your experiences I would love to talk to you. Thank you so much. 

*I am starting the project with people who are living in Chicago and the surrounding area. However as I talk to more people, I might include other parts of the country as well.

LUCY 
lucy@lucyhewett.com

www.lucyhewett.com

PLEASE REBLOG

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freakybidet:

Zoe being fat with a photo of her being fat. (at Brisbane Powerhouse)

freakybidet:

Zoe being fat with a photo of her being fat. (at Brisbane Powerhouse)

(Source: fancybidet, via friendofmarilyn)

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freakybidet:

Sonya being fat with a photo of her being fat.

freakybidet:

Sonya being fat with a photo of her being fat.

(Source: fancybidet, via friendofmarilyn)

itgetsfatter:

Jackie elaborating on fatness and health and why health is a very problematic lens through which some choose to explore fatness.

CALLING ALL FAT PEOPLE OF COLOR!!!

itgetsfatter:

Are you Fat?!
Are you a person of color?!
Are you sick and tired of being made to feel bad about either or both of those things?!

If you answered YES to the above WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU!!

The It Gets Fatter Project is looking for submissions - video, text, drawings, audio, and other! - that discuss your personal journey to loving your body. We don’t just want to hear from folks who are well on their way - we also want to hear from folks who are just starting out. One of the main goals of this project is to create a community (virtual or real) of like-minded individuals so that all of us feel a little less isolated and alone when we face the many different forms of fatphobia that manifest in our lives. We want to hear about all the different ways fatness intersects with the other isms we already face in our lives - for instance, fatness & desire, fatness & ability, fatness & gender, fatness & queerness etc etc etc.

If you don’t feel comfortable submitting publicly, you can also drop us a line via the tumblr ask or at itgetsfatterproject@gmail.com and let us know that you are out there. We hope one day we will all feel safe sharing our stories on the interwebs with this big wide world.

XOXO IGF!!

fuckyeahfatbrownhijabis:

It Gets Fatter Project! 

Reblog forever and participate!!

juicyjacqulyn:


You just can’t take me anywhere. Glorifying obesity at the beach :P

juicyjacqulyn:

You just can’t take me anywhere. Glorifying obesity at the beach :P

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friendofmarilyn:

Fat Body Politics: Study finds fat acceptance blogs can improve health outcomes

living400lbs:

re-cover-ed:

“Fat acceptance” blogs urging overweight people to shed negative feelings about their body image can lead to healthier diet and exercise choices, a study has found.

The fat acceptance movement, which seeks to foster a support network among overweight people, has inspired a…

See also: 

The role of the fatosphere in fat adults’ responses to obesity stigma: a model of empowerment without a focus on weight loss. Dickins M, Thomas SL, King B, Lewis S, Holland K.  — http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21810992  and Dr Samantha Thomas’s blog post on this study

And: How do obese individuals perceive and respond to the different types of obesity stigma that they encounter in their daily lives? A qualitative study.  Lewis S, Thomas SL, Blood RW, Castle DJ, Hyde J, Komesaroff PA. -  http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21944718

“I don’t eat a hamburger and large chips every day!” A qualitative study of the impact of public health messages about obesity on obese adults. Lewis S, Thomas SL, Hyde J, Castle D, Blood RW, Komesaroff PA. - abstract http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20525310 PDF http://www.biomedcentral.com/content/pdf/1471-2458-10-309.pdf

(Source: theconversation.edu.au)