I spend a lot of time searching for a diverse selection of people for this blog: fat people who are queer, poc, disabled. The list goes on, and it’s not always easy to find people who identify in these ways in what I consider to be acceptable amounts, even harder to find intersections between them. And when I do, they tend to be pictures from fashion blogs, because that’s pretty much what there is in the way of fat visibility on tumblr.
But this is not a fashion blog.
I know that many people feel most comfortable showing the world their fat when they’ve dressed up. I understand this is true, and I understand that many people like the way that they are with makeup, in their favorite fancy clothes. I know that makeup can make you feel like you’re going into battle. But I also understand that a large part of this reality is because society tells us that it’s only acceptable to be fat if you put a little extra effort into your appearance.
You deserve to be fat without any qualifiers.
I want to see you fat without getting dressed up. Fat with no makeup. Fat in sweatpants. Fat just out of the shower or just after waking up.
All of these things while being gay, black, disabled, old, philipino, trans*; every identity is welcome as long as you are fat. Everyone deserves to exist as they are, without anything extra.
So, submit pictures of yourself like this, and we’ll publish them on Friday, October 25.
Click the link above to submit or reblog and promo! Stop by the ask if you have any questions. I can’t wait.