fatpeopleart:

[Image: a sculpture of a fat woman in lingerie, gloves, and pumps sitting on a small stool, applying makeup with a handheld mirror.]

Burlesque Dancer Painted TurnAround by ~Thickstyle

Everybody click through to the DA page for this!  There’s a full animated turnaround of the statue.

I don’t even know how you’d begin to make something like this. It’s gorgeous!


2 years ago 1077
fat people art, fat, fat positive, burlesque, sculture, figure, statue, nsfw,

heyfatchick:

Fatties in the 1940s.

(Source: 1940to1949)


2 years ago 342
fat, old time fatties,

tyrawm:

Your art has always been this mixture of unnerving and beautiful. .___. 

(Source: 1093-cwtugilot)


2 years ago 26
Comic, comics, comic page, full color, bee, bee man, pastry, bakery, drawing, Illustration, Serial Box, Tyra WM ART, Serial, Box, Kawaii, Cute, Old man, wrinkles, fast, fat,

If you are a woman, if you’re a person of colour, if you are gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, if you are a person of size, if you are a person of intelligence, if you are a person of integrity, then you are considered a minority in this world.

…And it’s going to be really hard to find messages of self-love and support anywhere. Especially women’s and gay men’s culture. It’s all about how you have to look a certain way or else you’re worthless. You know when you look in the mirror and you think ‘oh, I’m so fat, I’m so old, I’m so ugly’, don’t you know, that’s not your authentic self? But that is billions upon billions of dollars of advertising, magazines, movies, billboards, all geared to make you feel shitty about yourself so that you will take your hard earned money and spend it at the mall on some turn-around creme that doesn’t turn around shit.

When you don’t have self-esteem you will hesitate before you do anything in your life. You will hesitate to go for the job you really wanna go for, you will hesitate to ask for a raise, you will hesitate to call yourself an American, you will hesitate to report a rape, you will hesitate to defend yourself when you are discriminated against because of your race, your sexuality, your size, your gender. You will hesitate to vote, you will hesitate to dream. For us to have self-esteem is truly an act of revolution and our revolution is long overdue.

Margaret Cho (via thechocolatebrigade)

I’ve read this a hundred times and reblogged it before, but who cares - let’s start today with this in mind.

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2 years ago 9341
fat, fat acceptance, trigger warning, tw: rape,

Reading Comprehension: Youtubers Lack It

[TW for fat-shaming and discussion of bullying]

So, a week ago, I watched a clip from the “What Would Do” segment of 20/20. It was about fat bullying. The segment had an overweight woman sitting on a bench, eating. A group of thin girls come up and start to mercilessly attack her. It’s the same old thing, most of us fat people have heard all of the things they say in the video before. The point is trying to see if anyone will come her to rescue, yadda yadda. I think most people are familiar with the set up of the show, yes? 

As I am a glutton (harhar) for punishment, I took a peek at the comments. I was moderately surprised to find only a small amount of asshatery. It was actually quite refreshing! Toward the very top of the comment page was one of the few anti- comments. I sarcastically responded to it and got a nothing answer from poster. Okay, whatever. Now, however, a week later… I get a response to what I said by Asshat #2, who, while good intentioned, apparently is incapable of understanding sarcasm. 

One other thing I would like to say though: I’m really disappointed that the go-to insult for this fat-defender was to call me a cunt. How is insulting me for my gender any better than insulting someone (like me) for being fat? Sexism and sizism often go hand in hand. I’ve been called a “fat bitch” and a “fat cunt” way more times than I have been called a fat-related insult by itself. 

Anyway, here is the comment thread, in all it’s glory: (Katarra is me)

  • If we didn’t tease and outcast fat people then there would be no motivation for them to lose weight and everyone would be obese and unhealthy.
  • Creamtea110 1 week ago

    • @Creamtea110 Right, because everyone who’s ever been teased for being overweight was instantly motivated to lose weight. That’s why kids who were fat grow up to be slim adults. Bullying works!

      Katarra 1 week ago
    • @Katarra Yep.

      Creamtea110 1 week ago
    • @Katarra Shut up you stuck up cunt bullying does not work it just leads to more problems so maybe you should think about all the people who would read your stupid comment and feel the same way as I do. How would you like it if you were fat and people called you pig, fatty, fat-ass, and all other sorts of things? Would you be saying the same shit? Didn’t think so. And you’re probably going to flame me back but I don’t care anyway because you’re just a waste of sperm and air.

      Reparo96 16 minutes ago
    • @Reparo96 Wow. Okay. Try reading the comment again. This time, imagine a fat girl saying it aloud, with a lot of dramatic gesturing and eyerolling. Because, you know, otherwise, your comment is immensely hilarious. I lost count how many times I’ve been called a pig or a cow.

      Katarra 4 minutes ago

    Just bought my first strapless bra.

    s-hopkins:

    diabolicalnerd:

    It didn’t actually come in my size, so I tried going a few cup sizes up + buying a set of back extenders. This is like… the first underwire/molded cup bra I’ve ever worn, ever. Sort of… incredibly uncomfortable, wow. Had to use two of the extenders just to get it to not hurt non-stop. Unfortunately, I went one cup size too large so there’s a lot of extra material that actually prevents me from moving my arms in a certain way. This has been an all around fail, but I still plan on wearing it for the event I bought it for. It’s not so uncomfortable I couldn’t stand it for a few hours, and the excess areas can be stuffed. Imagining stuffing my bra makes me feel twelve. 

    Ah, the suffering I go through for Rocky Horror! 

    I swear underwire/molded cup bras can be comfortable, but if they don’t fit properly, it’s pure torture. It’s like being thrown in Trunchbull’s chokey from Matilda. 

    I’m sure you’re right. Next time, I won’t try and buy these online! Not exactly a good idea on my part, but the only stores that stock anything even close to my size is +30 miles away. 

    As for that gif… that’s about what if felt like when I tried to put it on without the extenders at first. Good god! 

    (via heyitsmeshaunna)

    Just bought my first strapless bra.

    It didn’t actually come in my size, so I tried going a few cup sizes up + buying a set of back extenders. This is like… the first underwire/molded cup bra I’ve ever worn, ever. Sort of… incredibly uncomfortable, wow. Had to use two of the extenders just to get it to not hurt non-stop. Unfortunately, I went one cup size too large so there’s a lot of extra material that actually prevents me from moving my arms in a certain way. This has been an all around fail, but I still plan on wearing it for the event I bought it for. It’s not so uncomfortable I couldn’t stand it for a few hours, and the excess areas can be stuffed. Imagining stuffing my bra makes me feel twelve. 

    Ah, the suffering I go through for Rocky Horror! 

    heyfatchick:

    samazon:

    squeezelife:

    samazon:

    This is how my self-acceptance started.

    And I’m not really proud of it…you are suposed to like yourselve without any other opinion…

    Ideally, yes, but sometimes you do need that push to open your eyes. I didn’t realize how comfortable I was in my own skin until I saw that someone else, that wasn’t myself or family, a practical stranger, found me beautiful, even being 400+ lbs. I loved myself before then, but I never really thought that anyone else would.

    This is how I learnt to accept myself too. I have had people try to shame me about it, like I chose the wrong path to acceptance, but that’s just bullshit.

    There is no right way to self-love. There is no ‘proper’ and there is no ‘supposed to’. These are our experiences and our stories and each one is as valid as the next.

    I’m still trying to mesh these two thoughts in my head. I hate how I look; I really do. I’ve been working really hard to improve that for the last couple of years but progress is a slow bitch.

    On the other hand, however, is my boyfriend, who I swear, sometimes I need a big stick to beat him with to keep him away. He worships ever inch of me, and I’m still not use to it. Even after three years


    3 years ago 812
    Fat Acceptance, Fat, Body Love, Fat Admirer, Love, Plus size,

    Why is this difficult? The more you shame fat kids (and I was a fat kid, then an eating-disordered teen and now am a smallish fat adult) the less likely fat kids are to care about their health, play sports, go outside or develop the peer relationships that teach you to be a social being and contribute to both mental and physical health. When you shame fat kids, you make it much more likely that they’ll intensify harmful behaviors, whether it’s eating junk, cutting, having sex that they don’t want to have or other risky behavior.

    Anti-Childhood Obesity PSA Shames Fat Children » Sociological Images

    This commenter is quality.

    (via gold-notebook)

    This.. was a definite truth for me. The shame and torment I encountered on a daily basis as a kid did nothing to motivate me to adopt healthier habits or exercise or do anything but sit at home, in the dark, and eat crap foods that made me feel better. Even at 21, nearly 22, years of age, I’m still not over the damage my peers and some adults did to me at that age. 

    (via thestylishvelociraptor)


    3 years ago 223
    Fat, Bullying, Eating Disorders, Childhood Obesity, Kids are dicks.,