fat hero

anonymous asked:

can you safely and permanently lose INCHES? i don't care abt the number on the scale but i do care that i look fat. like it doesn't make sense that just some people are fat and some aren't.

So I’m going to let one of my fat-liberation heroes, Virgie Tovar, say what needs to be said here:

Though I believe it is ultimately your choice to do what you feel is right with your body, asking a fat activist for “pro-weight-loss choices” is callous at best. That you are asking me — a fat woman – for weight loss tips is an example of your inability to see me as fully human because if you could see me as fully human you could understand that you are asking me for tips on how to be someone who looks less like I do…

I am a fat woman who has undertaken starvation and years of self-loathing in the name of weight loss. This question really set me off. [This] is a platform that centers fat people and offers support to people with questions about navigating and surviving fat shame and stigma, not promoting it.

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list of favorites (5/50 female characters): Rae Earl

“There’s a part of all of us that’s scared and not sure and when you get the ability to see that in yourself, you started to see that everyone is fighting. Every day. Just like Finn said. So instead of saying ‘you’re fat and you’re ugly,’ I’m gonna say ‘you are the person who helped your mum out, who saved your best mate, who lives with an illness but keeps on going.’ Me. I did all that.”

ATTENTION WRITERS

GIVE ME FAT CHARACTERS. GIVE ME FAT DISABLE CHARACTERS. FAT PEOPLE OF COLOR. FAT MOTHERS AND FATHERS. FAT KIDS WHO STRUGGLE WITH BULLYING BUT HAVE RICH INNER LIVES. POPULAR FAT KIDS. FAT HEROINES AND HEROES. FAT ANTAGONISTS. FAT/SKINNY ROMANCES. FAT LGBTQ. FAT MEN AND WOMEN BOYS AND GIRL. WEAK AND POWERFUL FAT CHARACTERS. GIVE. ME. FAT. CHARACTERS.

If you think overweight characters aren’t fun, relatable, healthy, good idols, interesting, emotional, romantic, strong, lovable, or dynamic then I present to you My Fat, Mad Teenage Diary by Rae Earl and its TV adaptation, My Mad Fat Diary.