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"Your body is not a problem to be solved."  In the spirit of the budding of Spring, and the unfortunately inevitable and unending pressure to get your body "bikini ready" for beach weather, here is a lovely selection of some kick-ass body positive illustrations from all over the internets.  "Sassy Pug" by Elliot Parker Body positivity is all encompassing. Read More
  The Adipositivity Project wants to "widen definitions of physical beauty - literally." It was made to push through all the bullshit fat-hate and prove that big bodies can be strong, confident, and really really beautiful. A collection of professionally-snapped pics, Adipositivity showcases full-figured bodies in all their glory. Round, soft, strong, and naked. Not every picture is a nudie, but there's enough boob in this post to warrant a lil' NSFW warning. Warning: Very naked bodies ahead. Also, fly style. Read More
  We’re right in the thick of this ongoing Abercrombie & Fitch fat-hate – the sizeist comments keep coming – but never fear! Jes from TheMilitantBaker.com has the best response yet. Jes reimagined Abercrombie ads using her own size 22 body, pairing her so-called “unpopular kid” self with a “cool kid” in a hodgepodge of sexy poses. She dedicates the shots, along with an eloquent open letter, to Abercrombie C.E.O. Mike Jeffries. “You created an opportunity to challenge our current social construct,” she writes. Read More
As if we needed another reason to hate Abercrombie & Fitch. If you’ve ever sniffed your way around A&F’s chain stores (those mannequins wear more cologne than Pauly D) you may have noticed that women’s sizes only go up to a 10. No XL or XXL for the ladies, and the company’s CEO is happy to tell you why. Abercrombie CEO Mike Jeffries’ fat-hate is now common knowledge in the retail world. Robin Lewis, author of The New Rules of Retail, recently spoke to Business Insider about Jeffries’ brand politics. Read More
Gossip frontwoman and former BUST cover girl Beth Ditto has a riot grrrl background and her personal fashion icon is Divine – “a drag queen who ate dog shit” – meaning she's a rebel who doesn't take any guff. In a recent NY Magazine interview, Ditto talks about being a “fat activist” and bringing her down-to-earth sensibilities to the fashion industry. In the Vulture.com interview, she condemned the lack of ethical, attractive, and affordable clothing for bigger ladies–the body type that the fashion industry tends to ignore. Read More
Author HEY! from the blog you're welcome has written a really touching and strikingly readable post on why she's fat positive. It's practically a mini-manifesta. Here's an excerpt: "When I tell people I’m fat, the most common reaction is panic: they assume I’m calling myself ugly, and they feel pressured or compelled to disabuse me of that notion. But people clearly notice my size all the time. Servers at restaurants notice it when they seat me. People on the bus notice it when they decide when and whether to make an empty seat available for me. Read More