Dear friends, followers, and supporters,
It pains us to inform you that Jackie has decided she can no longer organize with the It Gets Fatter collective. Transitions are always hard, but this one is especially so because it has happened so quickly and in such a difficult manner.
We want to make it explicitly clear that Jackie would like the collective to be disbanded and that for us to continue organizing as this collective is going against her wishes. However, we feel that this space we have collectively created is truly magical for queer & fat people of color, and we are not sure that putting it to rest makes the most sense right now.
We don’t think It Gets Fatter belongs to any of us. It belongs to the collective of people who have shared this space with us, to everyone who has sent us a submission, everyone who has emailed us to share their struggle with body shame, everyone who has attended our events, everyone who has promoted and supported us, and every person of colour who has seen themselves in the stories that have been shared through this collective. We want to acknowledge that.
We have made a number of commitments to organizations and collected donations from people to attend NOLOSE, and we will of course be upholding those commitments. This means the IGF project will be operative until those commitments are fulfilled, and we will make a decision about the state of this collective at that time.
In the meantime, we want to thank you all for your support, generosity and love. Our lives have been changed and uplifted by the ways in which you have held this space with us, by your stories and by your presence. If you have any feedback, input or ideas on how to move forward, please send us an ask or email us at email@example.com.
Sara & Asam / IGF