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you tell ‘em girl! 

can we please take a moment to appreciate Lesley Kinzel?

she’s a fat fashion blogger who gives great fashion tips for big girls. Now, the point of this blog is NOT to give fashion tips or to post pictures of fat girls looking good; the point is that we do not have to look good, we should not be expected to look good, and above all we should not be judged by the shapes and sizes of our bodies, or the clothes we put on them.

However, I want to post about her, because she doesn’t treat plus size fashion any different to conventional fashion. She doesn’t bang on about “flattering larger frames” (aka covering your body up in shame)
She just has a very creative eye for outfits, and she looks darn cute in her own wardrobe choices! 

She also writes a lot about the very real discrimination that fat women and children face in life!

(http://www.xojane.co.uk/author/lesley-of-xojanecom

Fat girls shouldn’t wear…tan tights, or short shorts? HOW ABOUT BOTH? Whooo!

 

It is not anyone’s duty to look conventionally beautiful, ever. What we wear and what our bodies look like is no one else’s business.
Fuck body shaming, fuck misogyny, fuck the patriarchy, join me in my quest to wear whatever the fuck we want whether it’s “flattering” or not! 

Join me! Follow me! Submit! would love to see more of you take part! spread the word! End body shaming! <3

one of the lads got in on the action;

“boys shouldn’t wear a dress and high heels”

says who. SAYS WHO. 

It is not a woman (or man’s) job to look good for you. It is not our job to look sexy or conventionally appealing.

I repeat; it is not anyone’s duty to look conventionally beautiful, ever. What we wear and what our bodies look like is no one else’s business.
Fuck body shaming, fuck misogyny, fuck the patriarchy, join me in my quest to wear whatever the fuck we want whether it’s “flattering” or not! 

(Ragini Nag Rao, writer at http://xojane.com, DO THIS DON’T: BE FAT, WEAR SHORTS AND CHANGE THE WORLD)

it is not anyone’s duty to look conventionally beautiful, ever. What we wear and what our bodies look like is no one else’s business.
Fuck body shaming, fuck misogyny, fuck the patriarchy, join me in my quest to wear whatever the fuck we want whether it’s “flattering” or not! 

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Arm flab out? leggings? skimpy vest? chebs on show? tight skirt?

I LAUGH AT YOU FAT SHAME, I WILL NEVER COVER UP! 

(plus, I love this vest)

“it is not anyone’s duty to look conventionally beautiful, ever. What we wear and what our bodies look like is no one else’s business.

Fuck body shaming, fuck misogyny, fuck the patriarchy, join me in my quest to wear whatever the fuck we want whether it’s “flattering” or not! ”

http://facebook.com/fatgirlsshouldwear

So unbelievably sick of body shaming in our culture. 
Clue? 
It is not a woman (or man’s) job to look good for you. It is not our job to look sexy or conventionally appealing. And when we are trying to look good, you still might not find us appealing, because everyone is into different fucking things. 
Women are people; not bodies. Treat us as such. 
The idea of this blog is to put up pictures of fat girls wearing things we’re told to NEVER wear; (Bikinis, leggings, horizontal stripes). 
I’d also love to see some pictures from skinny girls, athletic girls, trans girls, muscly girls and men, wearing things that they’re constantly told they can’t wear because their body is a certain way. 
I repeat; it is not anyone’s duty to look conventionally beautiful, ever. What we wear and what our bodies look like is no one else’s business.
Fuck body shaming, fuck misogyny, fuck the patriarchy, join me in my quest to wear whatever the fuck we want whether it’s “flattering” or not! 

pleas like this on facebook to help bring body positivity campaigns to a wider/more mainstream audience!

http://facebook.com/fatgirlshouldwear

Got a message from someone on my friends like on facebook, but who I don’t really know well

“Heya. i just wanted to let you know that i think what your doing is amazing. as a bigger girl myself i wish i could have your confidence. i buy loads of nice dresses and skirts but most of them never see the light of day so you have inspired me to just think fuck it. thanks and keep up the good fight. x”

hey, who started cutting onions in here?!

that right there has made this whole thing worth it. I hope we can make more people feel this way!

Oh and hello to our new followers; hunners of new people turned up last night, so aye, hiya! Hope you enjoy the blog, and submissions/stories are more than welcome (:

I try not to smile in case someone thinks it’s distracting, I work with fierce concentration to show I am worth the company I am in. I am painfully sensitive about my academic achievements because they’re like a security blanket validating my self-worth.

I think this is a great article, as it shows a side to the story of objectification we don’t always hear about.

It’s common knowledge non conventionally attractive girls are discriminated against socially and professionally, but some people don’t realise being attractive comes with very similar strings attached.

At the end of the day, if you’re a woman, you will be judged on how you look and how much you weigh and what clothes you wear first and foremost.

This needs to stop.  

After Squirtle, Team Rocket was the best thing about the Pokemon cartoon. Jessie, James and Meowth were meant to be the villains, but it was hard to see it that way when the entire Pokemon system was so incredibly cruel. It’s a series of tournaments in which  animals are confined to little tiny balls and only let out to fight each other using violent heat or ice or electricity attacks.  So Team Rocket cheating at Pokemon is like stealing money from Michael Vick. I mean, Bonnie & Clyde were criminals, but the banks they robbed during the Depression were certainly [&]

okay this is just more of a giggle than a serious post as I’m a huge pokemon fan personally and came across this;

JESSIE AND JAMES DON’T CARE ABOUT YOUR RIGID GENDER CONVENTIONAL DRESS, THEY WEAR WHAT THEY WANT!

againstallodds1997 said:

In the USA, 300,000 people die each year from obesity-related diseases (according to the US Surgeon General, can't post a link) whereas only about 40,000 can be attributable to alcohol abuse (according to the CDC). Being obese is unhealthy, period. Having an occasional glass (i.e., 1 or 2 a week) of wine has no ill health effects and may actually improve heart health. Just so you know.

this may surprise you to learn, that the USA isn’t the only country in the world (I know. I was shocked to find I didn’t live there too.)

and no one is saying being obese is healthy; the point is people do unhealthy things all the time and it’s no one else’s business.

Being discriminated against because of your body is bullshit. Health doesn’t even come into it. I eat well and exercise on a regular basis for my health, but I’m still fat. And fuck am I being told what I can wear and what I can do and who I can date and what jobs I can do and whether or not I deserve to go to college or bla bla fucking bla.

I have the right to be fat as much as people have to be skinny, or to smoke, or to do whatever the fuck they want.
My health does not affect what I choose to wear.  

If I want medical advice, I’ll ask a doctor, so people can just keep their “concerns” to themselves. 

anonymous said:

Whilst I don't doubt that you're an intelligent woman with some genuine conviction in her motives, this comes across as a total vanity project, and highly egocentric in many ways. Also, in general, you're leaving yourself open to claims of misandry on your part, which really just negates any real good that can come from your feminist stance. You don't need to answer this if you feel what I'm saying could reflect badly on you,I just figured I'd let it be known since, overall, it's a good cause.

considering I keep asking for submissions, and half the stuff I post is articles and pictures from other sources, I really don’t see how it’s a “egocentric vanity project”. The whole point in the project is about as far away from vanity as you can get; considering it’s not “look at me I’m fat and I look awesome” and more “hey guys you don’t have to fucking look awesome”. I don’t post pictures of myself that are carefully posed and dressed flatteringly or whatever; the point is literally the complete opposite. I’m sick of being told what to wear because I look a certain way, and I’m sick of girls being expected to look good.

Also Idk where the fuck you’re getting misandry from considering all this blog is is pictures of people wearing clothes, and I’ve included a picture of a guy cross dressing, and stated on the page that I’d love submissions from boys as well.

And yeah I don’t see how any of this can reflect badly on me, considering it’s just a random anon coming out with unfounded accusations. 

PS if any followers want to submit I seriously would love that! clearly some people are getting tired of just seeing me haha! and if anyone else has any concerns about the project I welcome questions (:

What if all you need to get a beach body is to GO TO THE BEACH?

Continuing on topic, and a great seasonal article!

" it is not anyone’s duty to look conventionally beautiful, ever. What we wear and what our bodies look like is no one else’s business.
Fuck body shaming, fuck misogyny, fuck the patriarchy, join me in my quest to wear whatever the fuck we want whether it’s “flattering” or not! ”

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