Around 60% of adults are overweight. 35% are obese. 25% of children are overweight or obese.
You are no longer the minority in western countries. You are not oppressed. it is damn right offensive to compare your struggles to that of the lgbt+ community.
You have to face the music we are under an obesity crisis so stop trying to reclaim the word fat and destroy the negative connotations directed at it. It has negative meaning because being fat//obese is NOT a good thing and comes with many related health risks.
When we only depict ‘flattering’ fat bodies, we undermine what it is to reclaim fatness
I aim to create a series of paintings that depict fat bodies without screaming about it. Images that depict fat bodies without pandering to the Good Fatty Bad Fatty trope. Images of fat bodies how we see ourselves everyday.
Fat Acceptance will only come with increased visibility of ALL fat bodies.
Please submit images of contorted fat bodies, curled up in a ball, rolls on show, lying down and being subjected to gravity, images shot from below.
I will then create a series of images to be shown at my Degree Show in the summer, it would mean the world if you could contribute!
Only I will see original images, I will not post them here or show them to anyone. The paintings will be stylised (feel free to censor your face if you are too nervous to send them normally, bodies are the focus and likenesses will be made but arent 100% necessary)
“In America, you really can’t say the N-word. I learned that very quickly. I did some standup when I first got to LA. I used that word. It didn’t go down well.” Her improvised jokes often get censored, too; she keeps a folder on set in which she writes them down, keeping tabs on what gets cut. “In Pitch Perfect 2, when I disgrace the Bellas, I said: ‘Well, it’s not like my vagina queefed the N-word.’ They all laughed and then gasped. It never went in.”
She likens the reclaiming of racist terms to her own reappropriation of the word “fat”. At the University of New South Wales, where she studied law and arts, she took a module on comedy and power. On one of her first sketch shows on Australian TV, she created Fat Mandi who, like her character in Pitch Perfect, owns the F-word so that the other “twig bitches don’t say it behind my back”. “If you reclaim a pejorative word, it can no longer be offensive to you. There is power in that.”
NOT the same thing. She gets NO say in reclaiming the n word.
I just wanna say that if youre chubby or fluffy or overweight or obese you do not have to reclaim the word fat. If that word makes you uncomfortable that is totally okay and you do not have to identify with it in any way.
smaller fat ppl who reclaim the world fat is so COMPLICATED for me
like im not sure its entirely a bad thing to destigmatize and maybe even expand the boundaries of fatness but
whenever ppl who are so much less fat than me use fat to describe themselves bc my fat experience is so impacted by a handful of very specific things they dont experience, it can be frustrating
when smaller fat people are still experiencing a level of thin privilege i dont have access to while also simultaneously implicitly acting as if our experiences are similar or even comparable, as if theyre exempt from the possibility of perpetuating fat hated against me, as if their work around fatness is done while people my size, close to my size and larger are bearing the brunt of fat stigma and we are the ones dying because of lack of access but ok
i am glad more and more people are becoming comfortable or even proud of their bodies, and that fatness is becoming more and more socially acceptable, but i worry that this is not actually doing the work of liberating the fattest people, those most vulnerable to fat hatred and stigma
please dont act like because you have a small belly, or maybe because you were made to feel monstrously fat by your family your whole life even though maybe you werent that fat, or you dont fit in clothes at american apparel or maybe forever 21 but you do at target or maybe even asos, and that you claim fatness that i can or should trust you. smaller fat people still have work to do.