The Fat Grackle

“The fact is, there really is no such thing as ‘normal’ - everybody’s different, and that is the essence of their beauty”
—  Kevin Aucoin
timelightbox:

Fantasy No. 1,2004. Jen Davis
Jen Davis looks to self-portraiture as a way to deal with her insecurities about her body image. See the stunning work accompanied with an essay by Hannah Frieser here on Flak Photo
Davis still uses the camera as a tool to help her understand the world around her. A decade into this project, she finds that her body is changing. As in the past, she continues to photograph through every new circumstance and allows the camera to make sense of it all.

A quote from the site:



“Photography is the medium that I use to tell my story through life,” Davis writes in her artist statement. It is “an outlet for revealing my thoughts and opinions about the society in which we live. A society that dictates beauty based on one’s physical appearance.”

timelightbox:

Fantasy No. 1,2004. Jen Davis

Jen Davis looks to self-portraiture as a way to deal with her insecurities about her body image. See the stunning work accompanied with an essay by Hannah Frieser here on Flak Photo

Davis still uses the camera as a tool to help her understand the world around her. A decade into this project, she finds that her body is changing. As in the past, she continues to photograph through every new circumstance and allows the camera to make sense of it all.

A quote from the site:

“Photography is the medium that I use to tell my story through life,” Davis writes in her artist statement. It is “an outlet for revealing my thoughts and opinions about the society in which we live. A society that dictates beauty based on one’s physical appearance.”

(via fatisrad)

I blogged a thought last night that I wanted to expand upon… I made it a quote… by me! lol

"There is a powerful freedom that comes with the realization that, when  people are hateful towards me in regards to my relative attractiveness  or opinions regarding such, it is really just a reflection of their own  insecurities and has nothing to do with who I am as a person."  -  Starsha Brown

(Image by: Noir Nouar)

I blogged a thought last night that I wanted to expand upon… I made it a quote… by me! lol

"There is a powerful freedom that comes with the realization that, when people are hateful towards me in regards to my relative attractiveness or opinions regarding such, it is really just a reflection of their own insecurities and has nothing to do with who I am as a person."  - Starsha Brown

(Image by: Noir Nouar)

Fat Beauty

Have you visited adipositivity.com? I love the message that this site is sending to people. The artistic photography from there has actually helped me find my own beauty!

adipositivity.com

This is a sample of the photography from the site.


And excerpt from the site:


The women you see in these images are educators, executives, mothers, musicians, professionals, performers, artists, activists, clerks, and writers. They are perhaps even the women you’ve clucked at on the subway, rolled your eyes at in the market, or joked about with your friends.

My thoughts:


Fat people are more than just the fat they carry. They are more than the stereotyped image of the fat person who is lazy and eats all day. They have lives and families. Yet they seem to be open targets for public shame and humiliation. It seems that so many people are all to willing to poke fun at someone who is fat because of some preconceived notion that all fat people choose to be that way. Just because fat is so obvious. It cannot be hidden. It can’t be tucked away within ourselves or stuffed in a box and stored under the bed. It can never be a secret.

People do all kinds of unhealthy things every single day… things that they don’t have to wear with them day after day. These people can still be appreciated for their beauty… why shouldn’t a fat person have the same privileged?

I’m pro-fat acceptance because I am pro-human rights. Fat people have a right to feel comfortable in their own skin. They have a right to leave their houses without shame or fear of being mocked. Other people do not have to like it, but they certainly do not have a right to make someone feel less than human because of it.

Thank you adipositivity, for helping me recognize my own beauty!

image

megadelicious:

curvesappreciationsociety:


No airbrushing required.
Why? 
Because I love my body. 100% natural. No fillers, slimmers, shapers or spanx -ers. :)
“Oh no she didn’t! Did she just say she loves her over 300lb, size 26/28 body?!”Yes, I did. And I am on a mission to inspire every woman reading this to embrace their bodies too!

You can check out her blog by clicking the photo above!

:’)

megadelicious:

curvesappreciationsociety:

No airbrushing required.

Why?

Because I love my body. 100% natural. No fillers, slimmers, shapers or spanx -ers. :)

“Oh no she didn’t! Did she just say she loves her over 300lb, size 26/28 body?!”

Yes, I did. And I am on a mission to inspire every woman reading this to embrace their bodies too!

You can check out her blog by clicking the photo above!

:’)

(Source: curvesappreciationsociety, via ilovefat)

I follow a lot of fat positive blogs

pigisapig:

and they’re always getting this messages from people who always say things like, “I love curvy people, but…” and go on to accuse blog owners of ‘glorifying obesity’ and then gripe about how there’s an ‘epidemic’ of fatness in the USA and it is ALL THIS BLOG OWNER’S FAULT.

When in the real world, where the rest of us live, fat people are stared at, written off, pushed out of stores by high prices or clothes that straight up won’t fit, laughed at, only cast in anything as the butt of a joke, called names, told to wear more clothes because ‘NOBODY WANTS TO SEE THAT’, and generally treated as less-than-human, all for the HORRENDOUS CRIME of a higher body fat percentage.

I’ve never been fat, and I know there’s more to it than the aggressions I just listed, though I haven’t experienced it. I’m not here to speak for fat people.

However, I will say that fat bodies are beautiful too, and are more than the butt of a fucking joke. Telling people who are fat that’s it’s okay to love their bodies and themselves, when everything else in the world says, ‘NO THEY CAN’T’ isn’t glorifying obesity, you self-righteous asshats. It’s every human being’s right, at every size and shape.

You know what the fuck there’s an epidemic of? Self-hatred and body hatred. This attitude, that our size and how far we can run and how many salads we fucking eat is somehow virtuous, as if it says anything about a person’s character other than that they have discipline, I guess, is ri-goddamn-diculous.

Stop fucking worrying about other people and their bodies, and start worrying about your character. Everybody has a right to love their body. Everybody has a right to love themselves. Get the fuck off your high horse before a knee injury or a thyroid problem or SOMETHING, ANYTHING, drags you off of it.

(via ilovefat)