This is where we share stuff we can’t share on Facebook page for fear of being kicked out! Usually the posts are about body image, sometimes there’s nudity but we’re all adults here. Right?
And to be clear, we’re not only posting stuff we agree with or that makes us smile. Instead, we’re posting material of interest to people who, like us, care about feminism and fitness.
Somebody somewhere told women that they were supposed to wear panties when leaving the confines of their homes. Well, we’re here to let you know just how wrong that mysterious person was. Panties are no such necessity, and you’re actually better off without them. It’s time. Time to let go of those annoying panties and live the commando lifestyle. Take a look at this list of the many reasons you need to abandon those panties and frolic in your commando glory!
I don’t specifically recall the first time that someone called me fat, but I certainly remember the way the word made me feel. I was in elementary school, too young to realize I could possibly reclaim the word fat or understand that I didn’t have to hate it. It was an insult, and each time it was uttered my eyes would burn, my face would flush, and I’d pack my purple Jansport with the crushing weight of the F-word: I was fat, and fat was no good.
Substantia Jones’ striking black-and-white photographs depict familiar art scenes — partially or fully nude individuals, lounging, sitting, hugging and cuddling. What sets Jones’ images apart from countless other nude photographers, however, is the fact that all of her subjects are proud and self-proclaimed fat people.
One of the most powerful things that I do to reinforce my personal body love journey is to seek out positive representations of fat bodies. I live in a culture that barrages me with negative images of, and messages about, fat bodies. It’s important to me that I counteract that.
I was thinking about it today because the Adipositivity Project Annual Calendar is out [link NSFW unless your work is really cool), and, as always, it is awesome! I was lucky enough to be an Adiposer for the awesome Substantia Jones’ fabulous fat positive project [NSFW] and it was an amazing experience..
I am fat — not curvy, fat. I have a fat stomach and I jiggle when I walk. I am most likely going to be the fattest person in the room at all times and I gladly accept that role. I adore my body and I don’t hate myself. I love all of my imperfections and dimples. I never want to be skinny.
Society tells me that this is a radical notion. It’s not. There are more girls like me out there. We just aren’t given space to be visible. I feel like I was put on this earth to be colorful and take up space and I am not ashamed.