On wartime.

fatanarchy:

geriatricgymnast:

So apparently, in the last couple of days, there has been a “tag war” here on Tumblr involving #fatspo and #thinspo

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“A more accurate description of fatspo would be something like “fat pride.” Your photos of collarbones and ribcages don’t faze us, because we’ve been seeing thinspo all our lives. When weight loss bloggers make posts like these and tag them as fatspo, however, they make it personal. We don’t hate your ‘cause you’re thin—hell, we don’t even really care what you look like. We hate you ‘cause you’re being douchebags.

I mean, it’s not entirely their fault. They (like us) grew up in a fat-hating space. They (like us) were raised on media that taught them to equate fat with stupidity, laziness, and general unlovability. But Tumblr’s Terms of Service require you to be at least 13 to create an account. By that age, you should be old enough to consider evidence and form your own opinions about the world around you. You should be old enough to know better than to leverage hate at others for the way they look. Change starts with you.

It’s easy to fall in line with the mainstream philosophy. A philosophy that sells us diet books and exercise videos and SlimFast and liposuction and “body-shaping” clothing to fool people into thinking our naked bodies are more socially acceptable than they actually are. Body-positivity isn’t widespread because it’s not marketable. If you’re already comfortable with yourself, you don’t need Maybelline. You were born beautiful.

Imagine living in a culture where 90% of the people you met found your body disgusting to some extent. Then imagine trying to love yourself through all that noise. That is the struggle we body-positive fatties face every day.

So when you say that accepting my body is somehow easier than changing it into a shape society rewards, I have to wonder whether you speak from experience. You don’t get to tell me something is “easy” until you’ve done it yourself. And if you’re still browsing #thinspo, I highly doubt you have.”

The whole thing is worth the read, but this last part really wins the prize.

theloveyourselfchallenge:

Today is my birthday and this year my goal is to undo the lies that I believe. My body is changing and I am not going to let the lies and ideas of this world steal away the love and respect that my body deserves. I am free to take up space in this world and my worth and value is not based on my appearance. So here is to another year of opportunity to fight the good fight and to continue embracing who I am today and who I am becoming <3 

theloveyourselfchallenge:

Today is my birthday and this year my goal is to undo the lies that I believe. My body is changing and I am not going to let the lies and ideas of this world steal away the love and respect that my body deserves. I am free to take up space in this world and my worth and value is not based on my appearance. So here is to another year of opportunity to fight the good fight and to continue embracing who I am today and who I am becoming <3 

(via theloveyourselfchallenge)

Body Positive Blogs: The Big Fat List

fattyforever:

Here we go, kiddos! All the blogs on this list are body positive. They may not solely be about body/fat acceptance, but they do represent body positivity.

I encourage you to go through this list and fill up your dash with body positive blogs! Huzzah!

(If you find any broken links, spelling errors, repeats, blogs that are not adhering to being body positive, or if you would like to be included in this project please let me know in a private message. Thank you!)

mmmajestic.tumblr.com

tangledupinlace.tumblr.com

chubbycartwheels.tumblr.com

fattyforever.tumblr.com

desadesfatgirl.tumblr.com

fuckyeahfatpinupgirls.tumblr.com

fatbellymsgs.tumblr.com

chubby-bunnies.tumblr.com

heyfatchick.tumblr.com

shakethecobwebs.tumblr.com

thebodyisnotanapology.tumblr.com

plumpupthevolume.tumblr.com

fuckyeahfatbrownhijabis.tumblr.com

megadelicious.tumblr.com

fayedaniels.tumblr.com

confidentwomenofsize.tumblr.com

bodyposibikinibabes.tumblr.com

kylamcfaterson.tumblr.com

havingafatday.tumblr.com

fatseux.tumblr.com

riotsnotdiets.tumblr.com

lovelyfatties.tumblr.com

fatbabes.tumblr.com

fatswaggin.tumblr.com

fyeahvbo.tumblr.com

bodypositivefeminist.tumblr.com

cupcakesloveme.tumblr.com

tessmunster.tumblr.com

shewhorollswithrolls.tumblr.com

anotherfeminist.tumblr.com

fatisattractive.tumblr.com

stopgirlhate.tumblr.com

theloveyourselfchallenge.tumblr.com

fucksocietysideaofbeauty.tumblr.com

chubadubdub.tumblr.com

fatfromtheside.tumblr.com

fatburlesque.tumblr.com

fuckyeahprettyfatchicks.tumblr.com

fatacceptancefrenchie.tumblr.com

dailyfatspiration.tumblr.com

fatcatsandcurls.tumblr.com

chubbyknowsbest.tumblr.com

fuckyeahfatpositive.tumblr.com

chubbtacular.tumblr.com

psfashion.tumblr.com

oldfamiliarway.tumblr.com

frockabilly.tumblr.com

dominodollhouse.tumblr.com

dianoetic.tumblr.com

athickgirlsclost.tumblr.com

iheartfatgirls.tumblr.com

lovemycurves.tumblr.com

biggirlbarbie.tumblr.com

fatfashionandpenguins.tumblr.com

prettyplussize.tumblr.com

aphatgirlsworld.tumblr.com

bluemoon-darling.tumblr.com

mermaid-sushi.tumblr.com

vylettesdomain.tumblr.com

halt-the-body-hate.tumblr.com

fatisattractive.tumblr.com

frrrass.tumblr.com

chrisevanslefteyebrow.tumblr.com

imjustsaracate.tumblr.com

chunkydunkgirlboy.tumblr.com

70degreesnorthoffabulous.tumblr.com

howtodiefatandhappy.tumblr.com

reclaimingfat.tumblr.com

bbwprincess.tumblr.com

effyeahchubbygirls.tumblr.com

bellafata.tumblr.com

ameliabutter.tumblr.com

reenayestarr.tumblr.com

lovethechub.tumblr.com

deathfatties.tumblr.com

fatgirlfrolics.tumblr.com

plump-peddler.tumblr.com

fatgirlxing.tumblr.com

onthefatwalk.tumblr.com

fattyschallenge.tumblr.com

fatfeminist.tumblr.com

fatbulous.tumblr.com

curvycalliecouture.tumblr.com

girlchublove.tumblr.com

savethecurves.tumblr.com

obesitynightmare.tumblr.com

everysmilealie.tumblr.com

sweetfatty.tumblr.com

fuckyou-thinspo.tumblr.com

supersandys.tumblr.com

faconfessions.tumblr.com

fatgirlposing.tumblr.com

collateraldamagesurvivors.tumblr.com

collateraldamagepurpleheart.tumblr.com

fatisntugly.tumblr.com

magiclistofguyswholikefatgirls.tumblr.com

thuridbbw.tumblr.com

gentlemenprefercurves.tumblr.com

moreassthanthemodels.tumblr.com

fuckyeahbodyconfidence.tumblr.com

roundfatproudofthat.tumblr.com

mariabbw.tumblr.com

chubby-cupcake.tumblr.com

fitnessandfatness.tumblr.com

fatpeopleart.tumblr.com

scolley.tumblr.com

lenoralenoire.tumblr.com

fatslutz.tumblr.com

bigbeautifulblackgirls.tumblr.com

bumsquash.tumblr.com

fuckyeahangryfatgirls.tumblr.com

chubbybychoice.tumblr.com

beautyofthesoft.tumblr.com

fatuosity.tumblr.com

bigfatfeminist.tumblr.com

fatbodypolitics.tumblr.com

sparkamovement.tumblr.com

justalicatt.tumblr.com

laughingkitten.tumblr.com

fattiesincorsets.tumblr.com

fuckyeahfathaircuts.tumblr.com

therotund.tumblr.com

fatandtheivy.tumblr.com

ilovefat.tumblr.com

fatart.tumblr.com

chicurves.tumblr.com

pearlconcubine.tumblr.com

thefatgirlsguide.tumblr.com

sugaredvenom.tumblr.com

red3blog.tumblr.com

lyricalblueswing.tumblr.com

ms-eeta-buffet.tumblr.com

nomatterwhatofficial.tumblr.com

worldbym.tumblr.com

pussypussycuntcunt.tumblr.com

fatgirlsskinnyjeans.tumblr.com

effasinfat.tumblr.com

doesmyblogmakemelookfat.tumblr.com

fatquean.tumblr.com

randomlancila.tumblr.com

rawwomen.tumblr.com

thechocolatebrigade.tumblr.com

muse-and-amuse.tumblr.com

anamanajewbee.tumblr.com

femmesandfamily.tumblr.com

fatjunefatshionchallenge.tumblr.com

thenewreflection.tumblr.com

kerosenedeluxe.tumblr.com

superchunk.tumblr.com

anatomy-of-recovery.tumblr.com

uncutting.tumblr.com

pinuprubymoon.tumblr.com

deathfatdiva.tumblr.com

popoppy.tumblr.com

heartasmagnets.tumblr.com

sailor666scout.tumblr.com

fucknobodyshame.tumblr.com

electrarosepinup.tumblr.com

amberonfire.tumblr.com

chaoticfuckingbeauty.tumblr.com

pudgyfingers.tumblr.com

fatposidoodles.tumblr.com

is33you.tumblr.com

yerawizardmary.tumblr.com

I am appreciative of my blog being included in this list but I do not support / condone / promote other blogs that participate in racism & cultural appropriation. For more info see this post. What’s the Big Stink about Pork Magazine? 

Also fatpeopleofcolor.tumblr.com should be added to this list.

**It should also be noted that I actively unfollow anyone who reblogs from those blogs as well.