30 people were doxed tonight

A troll has been doxing the filmmaker, contributors and now is targeting backers of the kickstarter for the film Fattitude. As of now twitter has done nothing to remove this person from their website, where he keeps posting links to personal information he’s collected. Twiter, kickstarter and pastebin are all complicit in the harassment and stalking of these people.

Block and report this person, report the individual tweets, report the links in the tweets. Tweet at kickstarter, pastebin and twitter. Don’t be silent while people’s personal information is being spread around the internet. Make it stop.

The AMAZING Stacy Bias made this in reaction to a concern troll on #notyourgoodfatty. Love it. Ham planets unite!!

The AMAZING Stacy Bias made this in reaction to a concern troll on #notyourgoodfatty. Love it. Ham planets unite!!

#ICO2014 The International Congress on Obesity is happening right now and they have decided that people with disabilities, which includes fat people) and others are not welcome at their conference because you need to be able to walk up stairs to get to the conference.
Looked at the schedule and at no point is anyone presenting on the impact of class, race or gender on health disparities. No one is mentioning that these disparities due to race and health parallel research on weight and health. Most of the schedule is filled with trying to find biological causes for fatness (implying that fatness is inherently linked to disease) and ignoring the social causes of diseases correlated with body size. At no long is anyone talking about the impact of fat stigma on health. 
If you have time please tweet at #ICO2014. You will see that there is something that is totally missing from this conference and that is fat people having the ability to talk about their own bodies. If you have your twitter account linked to your tumblr this post will post directly in the tag when you reblog it.

#ICO2014 The International Congress on Obesity is happening right now and they have decided that people with disabilities, which includes fat people) and others are not welcome at their conference because you need to be able to walk up stairs to get to the conference.

Looked at the schedule and at no point is anyone presenting on the impact of class, race or gender on health disparities. No one is mentioning that these disparities due to race and health parallel research on weight and health. Most of the schedule is filled with trying to find biological causes for fatness (implying that fatness is inherently linked to disease) and ignoring the social causes of diseases correlated with body size. At no long is anyone talking about the impact of fat stigma on health. 

If you have time please tweet at #ICO2014. You will see that there is something that is totally missing from this conference and that is fat people having the ability to talk about their own bodies. If you have your twitter account linked to your tumblr this post will post directly in the tag when you reblog it.

I was interviewed by Fat Girl Food Squad! Check it out! Their website makes me hungry. *drooools

At Oakland University in Rochester Hills, Michigan. Come listen to me talk for a really long time. It will be fun I promise.

At Oakland University in Rochester Hills, Michigan. Come listen to me talk for a really long time. It will be fun I promise.

I wrote a chapter for this book almost 2 years ago and they are finally at the point where they are trying to get it published. It will be an awesome fat positive art book.

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That time target pulls its plus size line and doesn’t tell anyone.

A week ago I went into a local target and tried to find their plus size section only to find racks upon racks of straight sized clothes on clearance where the section normally is. I found an employee who told me that they put all of the plus size clothing on clearance and that they are suppose to be bringing a new line out in a few weeks. Someone else told me today that their factory was disrupted, because we all know there is a huge possibility that only the fat clothes get delayed.

Today I found out that almost everyone I know has gone into target only to discover the same thing. Rachel the owner of Re/Dress posted a blog post that shows a local target putting up signs that show there will supposedly be new clothes in target stores soon. Though I don’t really trust them and could totally see that they would put their plus size clothing online.

As of now, target hasn’t spoken about this publicly. When I tweeted about it last week I never received a response and I’m pretty upset at the fact that they would be bringing out a new clothing line for plus size shoppers while not speaking publicly about it. Target really seems to be trying to hide this move and that just seems shady to me, especially when they go out of their way to promote so much of their straight size clothing.

I’m probably going to be shopping elsewhere for a while.

Happy Valentines Day - A “I really don’t care about relationships” Post

For all of my followers, friends and anyone else who didn’t get an actual card from me, this is for you.

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Call for Photos

fatbodypolitics:

On March 25th I will be doing a presentation at Oakland University in Rochester Hills, Mi titled “Dissenting Bodies – Visibility, Fat Politics and Challenging Normal” during their Women’s History Month Series. Part of the presentation will center on people reclaiming their bodies by becoming visible. This will be very similar to what I wrote about in my post on selfies and how they can be used to challenge the gaze on your body by having control over how your body is visible.

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Photo example, totally going to be in this presentation..

Since the theme of the series is to discuss feminist expression, I really want to tackle visibility by challenging feminist discourse on body image and reframe the discussion around people who don’t conform to beauty ideals. This will be done to show how focusing on what beauty ideals are and not the social consequences of what it means to live in a deviant or non-normative body has built body positive spaces around people with the most privilege, while also creating a movement that is often considered depoliticized or disconnected from systemic / institutional oppression.

A lot of the discussion will be about how fat bodies are viewed in society and imagery of fat people in the media but I want to start the discussion with how the bodies of marginalized people are viewed in society differently depending on the identities they possess. This is something that has been severely lacking from feminist politics and I want to give context to understand how constraints of visibility while they can differ between people all have a common thread, which is to restrict or limit difference.

If you want to be part of this presentation, send your photo to me via email (as an attachment) to fatbodypolitics_260b@sendtodropbox.com

I’m going to collect photos until March 10th and I should have more information about the talk soon.

**Just an fyi, the sendtodropbox email sends all of the email attachments and puts them into a dropbox folder. It’s super awesome and free.

Just a reminder that I am looking for photos for my presentation.

I want to emphasize that I am not just looking for fat identifying individuals but anyone who feels that they don’t conform to white thin cis heteronormative able bodied ideals. I’m also being purposely vague on how people decide what it means to be visible for them since that can be defined differently depending on who you are. Some people are incredibly uncomfortable with taking photos of themselves, which is totally valid so people have used other means of being visible.

Here is an example,

Or even part of your body like this photo via fatheffalump

Please submit and share. <3

Call for Photos

On March 25th I will be doing a presentation at Oakland University in Rochester Hills, Mi titled “Dissenting Bodies – Visibility, Fat Politics and Challenging Normal” during their Women’s History Month Series. Part of the presentation will center on people reclaiming their bodies by becoming visible. This will be very similar to what I wrote about in my post on selfies and how they can be used to challenge the gaze on your body by having control over how your body is visible.

image

Photo example, totally going to be in this presentation..

Since the theme of the series is to discuss feminist expression, I really want to tackle visibility by challenging feminist discourse on body image and reframe the discussion around people who don’t conform to beauty ideals. This will be done to show how focusing on what beauty ideals are and not the social consequences of what it means to live in a deviant or non-normative body has built body positive spaces around people with the most privilege, while also creating a movement that is often considered depoliticized or disconnected from systemic / institutional oppression.

A lot of the discussion will be about how fat bodies are viewed in society and imagery of fat people in the media but I want to start the discussion with how the bodies of marginalized people are viewed in society differently depending on the identities they possess. This is something that has been severely lacking from feminist politics and I want to give context to understand how constraints of visibility while they can differ between people all have a common thread, which is to restrict or limit difference.

If you want to be part of this presentation, send your photo to me via email (as an attachment) to fatbodypolitics_260b@sendtodropbox.com

I’m going to collect photos until March 10th and I should have more information about the talk soon.

**Just an fyi, the sendtodropbox email sends all of the email attachments and puts them into a dropbox folder. It’s super awesome and free.

Anonymous asked: I'm pregnant! yay! With this comes so many blood tests and health tests and I've passed them all my body is healthy! I do have a fat body but it's a healthy one. The doctors i've met with so far are already jumping to the assumption i'm going to need a c-section, even though my body is strong and I may not actually NEED one. I'm afraid that they will push for an uneeded surgery during labor and that will be bad for me and my baby. Any advice on fat positive doctors or midwives? thank you!

I would check out the blog Well Rounded Mama to get some help. Congrats!! <3

If anyone else has some suggestions let them know, this isn’t my area of expertise. No kids.

redefiningbodyimage:

kristineirl:

whatever, weightwatchers, my fat body can make these poses too

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you are perfection

Around this time last year someone called me a &#8220;Shirley Temple looking mother fucker.&#8221; It was the most amazing thing anyone has ever called me.
This is more like a mixture of Shirley Temple and Farrah Fawcett. Swoop and curl is on point. I tried to delete this photo off my phone and it wouldn&#8217;t let me.

Around this time last year someone called me a “Shirley Temple looking mother fucker.” It was the most amazing thing anyone has ever called me.

This is more like a mixture of Shirley Temple and Farrah Fawcett. Swoop and curl is on point. I tried to delete this photo off my phone and it wouldn’t let me.

Here is the interview I did this morning on WJR 760 in Detroit. While the host was nice, he was also really interested in framing the hate I get online as something that solely happens to fat people. Obviously this is false and I tried to get that point across as much as I could.

CNN Interview is up. (Worst screen shot ever…lol)