Anonymous said: Saying "weight loss perpetuates fatphobia and thinness as a beauty ideal" is just wrong. There is no black and white. People don't just lose weight because they want to look like society's idea of skinny and beautiful. I lost weight because I wanted to be a better soccer player. My father lost weight because of a serious blood clot in his calf. My friend lost weight because of a mental sickness called anorexia. None of these were because we wanted to look better in a swimsuit.
firstly, i also had an eating disorder. for ten years. eating as little as possible in a day (if I ate at all), was constantly a part of my life. fatphobia actually plays a major part in eating disorders. Yes it’s a mental illness, but it’s fueled by fatphobia. An obsession to become thin because being fat is literally worse than death. in fact, teens who are fat are more at risk for eating disorders than their thinner peers. So if you don’t understand how much fatphobia plays a role in eating disorders then you don’t understand eating disorders.
Second of all, losing weight to become a better soccer player is unnecessary. You could just, you know, practice. work on your endurance, your strength, your speed, etc. being thin is not a necessity for being a good soccer player.
Third, I’d have to hear the doctor’s reasons for your father’s diagnosis of thinner in order to talk about it. But Here’s the thing- a diagnosis of weight loss is bullshit because, well, most people gain the weight back. actually most people gain back MORE weight than what they lost to begin with. so explain to me how making people end up heavier is helpful to the situation?
also, the fact that you think fatphobia boils down to looking good in a swimsuit shows a basic lack of understanding of fatphobia or thin privilege. It also implies that fat people do not look good in swimsuits. Trust me, I look fabulous in my fatkini.
look, this is a fat acceptance blog. If you’re not into fat acceptance go back where you came from. Don’t send anon messages because you’re too afraid for people to see the BS you’re spouting.
Anonymous said: I read your ask and answer about losing weight, and while I agree with some of your points... I don't think weight loss is majority fatphobia. Or rather, I think it's been said that at a point, your weight is morbid. Being overweight has a lot of health problems by itself, and I think people are trying to avoid that. But i'm not trying to start anything. I absolutely love what you're doing and I am so happy that you do what you do, because the world needs more of it
so.. you love what i’m doing.. which is spreading fat acceptance.. but.. you disagree with fat acceptance. and don’t say “no no, just part of it” because that’s not how it works. You’re stereotyping (falsely) and conflating weight with health and that’s fatphobic. (and actually people who are in the “overweight” category live LONGER than people in the “normal” weight category. I would suggest that you stop judging fat people until you learn more about fat acceptance and the arguments for it. so yes, i would agree that the world needs more of it.. but it needs more of it from you too. Please start by reading Health at Every Size by Linda Bacon PhD. You can also check out The Fat Nutritionist and Junk Food Science.
Do you absolutely love The Fat Naked Art Project? Do you live in or around NYC and want to shoot with me? You’re in luck because I’ll be in NYC December 13th-16th and I”m looking for people to shoot with. I’ll be renting a location (not sure where yet though). Please spread this like wildfire and send me a message if you want to shoot!!
Kayte, 23, UK 16.
This is my first submission :)
I’ve been throwing myself into some modelling recently, and this particular picture (plus a couple of others) was taken during my first shoot to highlight the fact that I’m super proud of my body, with my tummy and stretchmarks and lines and freckles.
I used to absolutely hate my body and dress badly, making me feel frumpy and ugly. Now I dress super cute and feel frickin’ fabulous. It took a hell of a lot of balls for me to even take my jumper off in this shoot but I think I rocked it. :)
Anonymous said: I dunno, some people are so heavy that they can't walk. That shoots their ankles right there. That's just one issue. I know being skinny isn't necessarily healthy And I was just sharing an opinion. I do like what you're doing, I was just sharing a thought. I didn't come in saying "wow you fucking disgusting fat beast" or anything
No, some people are so weak they can’t walk (that’s true for some skinny people too). It’s about strength, endurance, ect. If you’re strong enough to carry your weight, then you’ll be fine. In many extreme fat cases you see the person has become sedentary, even bedridden. Bedridden thin people can’t walk well either. The muscles atrophy and caring around your body, whether 90lbs or 500, becomes a difficult task. Think about health shaming first. There’s a more likely chance that a person’s weight is NOT a problem than the other way around.
In addition with interviews with more than 50 artists whose work involves the artistic nude, the exhibition is a mix of my ‘greatest hits’ and exclusive, never-before-seen photographs.
I shot with Photosmith a few years ago and honestly never ever expected any of those photos to end up in a gallery, but that’s exactly what happened! This is the piece that he chose and, while it originally made me uncomfortable (as I don’t usually see my body from that angle), I’ve come to really like the softness of the rolls and curves. So a giant thank you to Photosmith for including this in the gallery showing along with the other amazing photos.
Anonymous said: It's okay if I want to lose weight, right? If I do it in a healthy manner? It's like I get confused because I do love myself but I want to change my body. My brain gets caught in a whirlwind of "is it emotionally healthy too?" I've lost some weight already. And I'm proud of myself. But am I a bad person to want to change the way my body looks? I think all body types are beautiful. I just want to be in a smaller body for myself. And I'm willing to put the effort in. But is it okay?
i’m not going to tell you that it’s not okay to do what you want with your body. but i will tell you is that weight loss perpetuates fatphobia and thinness as a beauty ideal. I’ll say that I believe most, if not all, weight loss is motivated by internalized fatphobia. I absolutely think that it’s okay to eat healthfully and exercise regularly, i just don’t think that weight loss should be a focus. health should be. again, i’m not going to say that it’s not okay or that it is okay, but i’ll tell you that i don’t believe in purposeful weight loss and I don’t believe that it’s healthy in the long run either physically or psychologically. And I’ll add that while weight loss is possible, long term weight loss is improbable. 95% of people who attempt weight loss gain it back and 2/3 of those gain back more weight than they lost. also, people who focus on health, not weight, are more likely to keep up healthy habits and have healthier outcomes. So.. think hard about whether or not you want to actually purposefully lose weight or if you want to be healthy and happy in your own skin.
hey everyone! though this has nothing to do with veganism, it DOES have to do with being fat and body positive! I’ll be speaking at The Fat Activism Conference on Saturday on a panel talking about the intersection of fat and queer issues. The conference is a total of THREE days though with a ton of amazing speakers including Ragen Chastain herself and Linda Bacon PhD- the mother of the HAES movement. there is both a set price and a name your own price for though who have tighter budgets. if you register through this page below then it helps support me directly. Thank you! Click HERE to register and support me directly!
Hello, everybody! This is my third submission. I am a US size 26. This is the first time I have worn a bikini out in public without some sort of wrap/dress over it. Today was the first time I have worn a swimsuit since I was 12 and I am now 26. I posted this picture on Instagram, showing my double chin, fat arms, belly, and stretch marks and I truly felt confident and beautiful in doing so. None of this would ever be possible without seeing all of the fantastic, gorgeous chubby bunnies that cross my dash every day. This tumblr and others like it have truly changed my life.
Please stop by and say hello or follow if you’d like. I love seeing body positive babes on my dash.