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!
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.”
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!