Hello! I love your blog, I have a friend who is a proud fat boi and he is trying to find affordable clothes in his size that are fashionable. He is a pants size 42 and doesn’t have a ton of money. Any advice for stores (online or in person) that are affordable would be great! Thanks!
Anonymous asked: how does fat activism change the way we understand fat and health and what are some of the consequences of discrimination torwards fat people?
There are literally pages and pages of text & video posts that address these questions. Try checking them out before asking us to do more work for you.
Anonymous asked: what does the it gets fatter project contribute and what are some of the goals of fat activism?
Please read our FAQ.
tuuubesmcgraw asked: hi there! I am living in toronto and would be super interested in attending the meetings mentioned on your blog at U of T regarding fatphobia, fat politics and fatness in general. I was just wondering if they were open to the public or just students at U of T (I am a student at centennial college). Thanks and cheers! Alison
Hi! Fat’s How We Roll, our monthly University of Toronto peer support group is open to everyone as long as they self-identify as poc and fat. Check out our FAQ for more info about It Gets Fatter and visit http://womenscentre.sa.utoronto.ca/ and check the sidebar on the left for updated event listings.
cellohray asked: This is a pretty dope blog. Thanks for running it. Everyone needs positive body affirmations.
Thanks for the support. Please keep sending video submissions if you self-identify as fat & poc.
Anonymous asked: Do you ever think that some women who are overweight may see your group (which encourages getting fatter) and get fatter to the point that they are no longer healthy? I totally hate fatophobia but I don't think it's okay to be 250 pounds either..
The name “It Gets Fatter” is a play off of the “It Gets Better” campaign. It Gets Better might be helpful for some kids to hear, but the campaign itself doesn’t actually do anything to change the discrimination and violence queer kids face on a daily basis. Its also a campaign led by two cis white dudes with an enormous amount of class privilege, basically encouraging everyone (gay or not) to tell kids it’ll get better. The thing is, it doesn’t always get better and to simply spew this line at young people is misleading if we aren’t actually doing anything structurally to make things better for them.
It Gets Fatter, on the other hand, is meant to encourage folks to embrace who and where they are now in terms of their body. We have never told anyone to get fatter. We simply want to encourage folks to practice love and care for their bodies, no matter how fat they are or not.
Lastly, you can’t say you “hate” fatphobia if you think it isn’t “okay” to be 250 pounds. A big part of body positivity is unlearning the ways in which we have been given cultural currency and permission to pass judgment on the bodies around us. What someone looks like, what they do with their body, what they put in their body, is UP TO THEM. Using incredibly biased and culturally specific notions of health to police standards of body size is….you guessed it! Fatphobia.