Woot? I think.

I mean I’ve had this bad boy going since July 2010 and it’s a little crazy to think that it’s been that long. I’ve grown a lot and learned a lot about myself in that time. Also tumblr helped me find the FA/body posi movement and that has been pretty fantastic. 

To the community: I love you! You are all so beautiful and wonderful and supportive. 

To the assholes that litter the tag(s) with hateful bullshit: PLEASE FOR THE LOVE OF GOD FIND SOMETHING ELSE BETTER TO DO! If people aren’t harassing you don’t harass them. If you don’t like what you see and it doesn’t effect you just roll your eyes and walk away. 

Also to you obnoxious trolls:

Just to make something clear to the troll that attempted to hijack a post of mine and it still running her mouth (and really to anyone else that hasn’t gotten the memo):

If your ”feminism” only includes the healthy and the thin as worthy of decent treatment and respect you need to stop calling yourself a feminist. Feminism is about ALL of us regardless of health, weight, sexual orientation, skin color, religion, birth gender, etc. If you chose to exclude even one of these from the respect that feminism at it’s core demands YOU are without question a part of the problem. You have no right to judge someone based on their weight or your assumed idea of their health just as no one has the right to judge you based on your gender or anything else. 

YOU DO NOT GET TO PICK THE PARTS OF FEMINISM THAT MAKE YOU COMFORTABLE. 

Get out. 

moderationwithallthings:

moderationwithallthings:

brazenchronicles:

Alright guys help me out if you can. I’m in search of someone to provide me with some fat positive feminist flash art. I’m looking to get a small tattoo very soon and I want it to be a fat/feme piece. I prefer traditional tattoo art for this…

Would you not suggest the same to me if I wanted to get something that represented what I think now? I certainly wouldnt get that tattoo in case I came around to a different idea in the length of time that my entire life spans. Im sure you understand that this is practical advice regardless of whether you agree with my views. 

No I would not. Your ideas and opinions are your own. If you wanted to get something that I fundamentally disagreed with tattooed on your body that’s on you. I have no right to voice my opinion about what you choose to do with your body just as you have no right to voice any opinion on mine or anyone else’s (a fact you seem to not understand).
The bottom line on this, and many of the other things you feel your opinion is needed on, has nothing to do with you. Were we friends it would still hardly be your place to make a snide comment on it.
Do unto others darling.

posted 7: 39 pm on Saturday, May 24, 2014 with 30 notes

moderationwithallthings:

brazenchronicles:

Alright guys help me out if you can. I’m in search of someone to provide me with some fat positive feminist flash art. I’m looking to get a small tattoo very soon and I want it to be a fat/feme piece. I prefer traditional tattoo art for this and I am willing to pay (a reasonable fee) for it. Thanks!

Getting something to do with an idea that you might at some point feel differently about permanently attached to your skin seems like a great idea /s

For real though, I seriously hope you dont do this. 

Cute. At first I thought that you were just kind of meh on tattoos, then I happened to see the rest of your blog. I don’t care to argue anything with you because I’m sure that there is no point. However, seeing that you apparently troll the fat acceptance tag just so you can voice your opinion in a negative manner bothers me. I hope that maybe you can find a better pastime than attempting to tear others down because not only is it pathetic it also happens to be incredibly annoying (not that I believe that you care). I also hope that you will one day learn that unless you are someone’s doctor you have absolutely NO right to comment on their possible health.

ANYWAY! Thanks so much for the useless commentary on a post that you had nothing positive to add to! It was super sweet and I’ll be sure to forget your useless dribble while I scrawl fat feminist sentiments on my skin (since I was raised to love my body and to be a powerful feminist). I hope that when you gleefully reach out for some fun information that someone attempts to make it their own issue. You’re cute. Fuck off.

Alright guys help me out if you can. I’m in search of someone to provide me with some fat positive feminist flash art. I’m looking to get a small tattoo very soon and I want it to be a fat/feme piece. I prefer traditional tattoo art for this and I am willing to pay (a reasonable fee) for it. Thanks!

posted 5: 57 pm on Saturday, May 24, 2014 with 30 notes
This gem is up at my favorite local coffee place. Jo on The Go I love you more than ever.

This gem is up at my favorite local coffee place. Jo on The Go I love you more than ever.

posted 5: 21 pm on Thursday, March 20, 2014 with 34 notes

So not only did Old Navy remove their plus size line from stores a few years back relegating us to internet purchases (because who wants to see us fatties shopping in public), and not only do they charge about 3X’s more for their plus size clothing than their straight sizes, they are now beginning to exclude their plus size line from many sales. 

At this point I feel like we should really receive the message: Old Navy does not care to keep the business of their plus size customers. Frankly if you don’t care about my business I’m not going to give it to you. 

Ladies let’s show them the buying power of the above size 16 crowd and STOP purchasing from them. We deserve more and if they don’t care to accommodate than let them lose our money. There are better retailers out there anyway. 

housewifeswag:

amen.
posted 4: 00 pm on Sunday, July 7, 2013 with 2,083 notes
Preach!
(“Two Whole Cakes” by Lesley Kinzel)

Preach!
(“Two Whole Cakes” by Lesley Kinzel)

Basically sums up the mantra I had to tell myself while listening to one of my coworkers express her disgust toward someone liking a fat body (in a sexual way). I know that there was no intent to insult me, no intent to make me cringe, and I doubt she thought a thing about her fat coworker 10 feet away. But it made me grind my teeth. I so wanted to be like, “Hey guys, resident fat girl speaking, some people actually dig fat bodies. Just saying,” but I didn’t. I didn’t know how to say that without making this big awkward thing. In retrospect I realize that there is no way to not make that awkward and that I need just start making people awkward sometimes. 
I can smile a bit because hearing that wasn’t a blow to my self esteem, it didn’t make me want to run away and hide, it made me angry. I’m proud of that anger because it tells me that I really am at peace with my body. And while I know that it isn’t everyone’s cup of tea you will respect me (things regarding me and relating to me) just as I respect you or I will call you on your bullshit from now on. 

Basically sums up the mantra I had to tell myself while listening to one of my coworkers express her disgust toward someone liking a fat body (in a sexual way). I know that there was no intent to insult me, no intent to make me cringe, and I doubt she thought a thing about her fat coworker 10 feet away. But it made me grind my teeth. I so wanted to be like, “Hey guys, resident fat girl speaking, some people actually dig fat bodies. Just saying,” but I didn’t. I didn’t know how to say that without making this big awkward thing. In retrospect I realize that there is no way to not make that awkward and that I need just start making people awkward sometimes. 

I can smile a bit because hearing that wasn’t a blow to my self esteem, it didn’t make me want to run away and hide, it made me angry. I’m proud of that anger because it tells me that I really am at peace with my body. And while I know that it isn’t everyone’s cup of tea you will respect me (things regarding me and relating to me) just as I respect you or I will call you on your bullshit from now on. 

rachelecateyes:

Stand in front of a mirror and come to terms and get to know your VBO. Talk to it, tell it why you love it, sing it a song, tell it it’s sexy, touch it, etc. Do this once or until you have happy feelings about your belly.

ECOURSE: http://www.nearsightedowl.com/2013/03/how-to-be-fat-bitch-ecourse-6-embrace.html

Love this!

posted 11: 31 am on Saturday, March 23, 2013 with 21 notes
grrlyman:

hardcoregurlz:

heyfatchick:


Queen Beth Ditto




“But wherever you shop, if stores don’t have clothes in your size, let them know. Try something on, stretch it out, rip it up, and put it back on the hanger as your way of saying, ‘Fuck off. Thanks for making clothes that don’t fit me.’”



Yes!

My hero.

grrlyman:

hardcoregurlz:

heyfatchick:

Queen Beth Ditto

“But wherever you shop, if stores don’t have clothes in your size, let them know. Try something on, stretch it out, rip it up, and put it back on the hanger as your way of saying, ‘Fuck off. Thanks for making clothes that don’t fit me.’”

Yes!

My hero.

posted 9: 04 pm on Tuesday, January 8, 2013 with 1,952 notes
"“The world is not full of Attractive People and Unattractive People. It’s full of people who are attractive to some and not to others. I hear from trolls all the time who complain that they don’t want to be “forced” to find nasty, ugly fat women attractive–which utterly baffles me, since the last thing I want to do is encourage fat-hating dicks to date fat women. You don’t find fat people attractive? Fabulous. Don’t date them. I will find a way to pick myself up and move on without your love. But to assume your lack of sexual interest in fat chicks must be universal–or that the mere existence of self-confident fat people having healthy relationships somehow “forces” you to find fat attractive–is the height of fucking narcissism.” — Kate Harding"
posted 11: 37 am on Sunday, November 25, 2012 with 1,258 notes
marfmellow:

thank you. 

AHHHHHHH! THIS THIS THIS!!!

marfmellow:

thank you. 

AHHHHHHH! THIS THIS THIS!!!

"

No, there is not a documented epidemic of brutal murders of fat people for being fat, but there is a documented epidemic of failure to provide life-saving healthcare: Google will easily help you find stories of fat people who died while emergency crews laughed at their weight and appearance, of fat people who were told they should lose weight to fix problems actually caused by blood clots, cancer, internal injuries, infections, and myriad other problems that later killed them, because their doctors couldn’t see past their fat to properly treat them. Google will also easily help you find stories of medical equipment that cannot accommodate fat bodies, of anesthetists who accidentally kill fat people in surgery, of doctors who prescribe wrong doses for fat bodies, of drug trials that make no attempt to include fat patients. Google will also easily help you find stories of fat people who did not seek life-saving healthcare because they had been so viciously fat-shamed by doctors their whole lives that they had given up hope of finding sensitive and caring providers who would treat them.

Fat people die because of fat hatred ALL THE TIME.

"
Melissa McEwan, in a comment on the Shakesville post “On Fat Hatred and Eliminationism” (via thisisthinprivilege)
posted 6: 09 pm on Friday, November 9, 2012 with 5,458 notes
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