REI invited Abeni, Vanessa, and Heather to choose one of the zillion classes they offer and sent them some apparel from the extended sizes line to test drive. Afterward they got together to talk about the gear, the outdoor sessions, extended sizing in general, and what it’s been like to work with REI at Autostraddle over the past year.
Fuck. While fat. Don’t wait.
I love how soft I am postpartum. It’s a reminder of how my body stretched and grew and changed to grow a tiny human. I didn’t know I could be that strong and that soft simultaneously. I didn’t know my softness could be my strength.
A reader requested a roundtable where Autostraddle’s fat staff talk about how fatness, diet culture, and body positivity, relate to our queerness, identity, and gender. We aim to please, so here we are!
This is a collection of some of the cutest, trendiest swimsuits available this season in multiple style categories and cut options in each to cater to different body types. I’ll also be showing off some of my favorite suits!
Transformative. Powerful. Restorative. Life-changing. These are some of the words A-Campers used to describe the Body Posi Plus Size Party we hosted with ModCloth and Mary Lambert at A-Camp X.
Fatventure Mag, a print and digital magazine, seeks to change the narrative about who deserves an adventurous life and who can tell stories about those adventures. The first volume is brimming with the voices of fat outdoorsy women and non-binary folks – and you have 5 days left to donate to its Kickstarter to make it a reality!
One person is worried being femme and bi will stop her from dating. Another is worried being fat and having no experience will. Good news! None of that will stop you!
Aguilar was a pioneer in sharing the faces and experiences of various Latina lesbians in the 90s, when there was very little representation. Aguilar’s art gives the marginalized and subcultures within subcultures — poor, fat, woman, lesbian, Latina — a place to be held and seen.
AllGo is a review platform created by a queer fat woman where people of size can give and receive information about the comfort and accessibility of public spaces.
Other great trends for this fat queers this summer include aliens, tweed, Bodysuits and beachwear as formal wear.
Dipping into my summer wardrobe for the first time reminded me just how far I’ve come in learning to love my body.
“This is the root of the problem with fat shamers such as Kelsey. They are not worried about the health of others, they are angry that they must worry and we do not. They are people who fear becoming fat, have been fat or feel fat right now and can’t stand that there are fat people in the world that seem carefree. Don’t you know you are disgusting!!?!?!? You’re supposed to be unhappy being fat!! That’s why I work so hard to stay thin; because fat people should be unhappy!!! WHY CAN’T I HAVE MORE MCDONALDS??? The reason I know this is because I was one of these people for a very long time.”
“Not only do I have to deal with the crippling dysphoria that comes from having a body that I often don’t even recognize as my own, I also have to deal with the cultural misogyny that tells me that a woman can’t be as big and fat as I am and still be desirable.”