“I came to you in a state of exhaustion with all these things that have been weighing on me for so long and I wanted to find a way to celebrate myself.”
Fuck. While fat. Don’t wait.
“I shower. Get dressed. Read or listen to music until my hair is mostly dry and I can brush it. I don’t wear makeup and I don’t know how to do anything with my hair. No one wears the same size as me. I don’t know how to be a part of this ritual.”
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!
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!
“There’s nothing better than finding out the way you love your body the most, and you’ve done that. Don’t let anyone make you feel bad or weird for that.”
Including but not limited to Gold Bond Friction Defense.
Other great trends for this fat queers this summer include aliens, tweed, Bodysuits and beachwear as formal wear.
“I will lick that shit out of any allegedly “empty” sauce container of aioli regardless of its size in comparison to my tongue and how many people watch in horror or confusion when I refuse to let its gelatinous goodness remain clinging to the sides of its serving dish where it would otherwise remain unused, unwanted and unappreciated.”
Dipping into my summer wardrobe for the first time reminded me just how far I’ve come in learning to love my body.
Is “Fatshion” still a thing we’re saying? Either way, here’s some cool clothes to add to your wishlist.
The NIH has spent millions to find out why lesbians are more often overweight than straight women. But is it a matter of public health, or a product of the accepting nature of queer culture?
Curvy, plus-size, big, thick and fat people are heading to the beach and the pool and taking to social media to show off their beautiful bodies and fashionable fatkinis.
“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.”