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...
It Gets Fatter at Canada's First National GSA...
Hiii folks!! This weekend Sara & Asam will be presenting two (2!) sessions of our brand new “Queer Desirability & Fatness” Workshop!! We are so so so excited to be part of this amazing conference and can’t wait to take up space as fat people of color! If you will be attending the conference we encourage you to come check out either one of our sessions (or both!). We...
Fat, Trans and (Working on Being) Fine With It →
She doesn’t talk about being (or even identifying with the term) POC, but this article is really quite wonderful!
I don't have to explain my fat to you.
riotsnotdiets: When I was 21 I studied abroad in Rome for three months as part of my university’s Italian language studies program. Because I was studying Italian language and culture, I was assigned to live with a host family (instead of in campus housing), which in my case meant a cantankerous little old lady named Paola who spoke almost no English… which would have been fine (I was there...
Hi Tumblr! The It Gets Fatter Project, a body-positivity project started by queer fat people of color for fat people of color, is now offering workshops in Toronto & Montreal!!* We know that there are so many young people in our cities who access community services, attend after-school programs and other community groups that would benefit from a Body Positivity workshop. Most people...
Anonymous asked: I am just watching Lindsay's solo video and wanted to send so much love your way! You are amazing!
Lindsay's "It Gets Fatter" Vid
Hey peeps! I made a little vid I wanted to submit. So, here is is!! Thx for all your inspiring words. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gr—Irl1cR4&feature=youtu.be
howtodiefatandhappy asked: This, is important! I'm not sure if it's pretentious of me to ask you to take a look at my blog, but I have a number of posts that I think you might be interested in. (Specifically, one from a photoshoot a few weeks ago.) Either way, I'll be sure to submit something soon. <3
The people who get angriest about fat girls looking good and feeling hot are the...– Lesley Kinzel (via feministdisney)
"you can be fat as long as you're healthy"
marfmellow: or you can fuck off :) no one owes it to you to be healthy. no one owes it to you to eat vegetables or brush their teeth or anything like that. it’s just, the more I see different people and the more I really listen to myself I really have come to the conclusion that no one is fucking here for you. like, that girl you just took a picture of for roasting on twitter? she liked...
fatanarchy's guide to accepting your fat body
fatanarchy: I’m a passionate person. But I’m also a pretty practical person. I spend a lot of time thinking and working on how to become the person I want to be, a person I like and respect. And when I confront an obstacle concerning something I want to change about myself, I want practical advice about how to get that shit done. Theory is nice, but I like practical, tangible steps I can take to...
rociology asked: Where is this project based?
CALLING ALL FAT PEOPLE OF COLOR!!!
itgetsfatter: Are you Fat?! Are you a person of color?! Are you sick and tired of being made to feel bad about either or both of those things?! If you answered YES to the above WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU!! The It Gets Fatter Project is looking for submissions - video, text, drawings, audio, and other! - that discuss your personal journey to loving your body. We don’t just want to hear from folks...
GORDITA is a short film about a young, plus size Latina who reconnects with her lost confidence through the help of a cassette tape she recorded as a sassy, booty-shakin’ teen in 1994. We all have moments of self doubt and depression, but sometimes remembering who we were before the pressures of adulthood consumed us helps us get out of our funk and realize our full potential. Written and...
We have allowed ourselves to conflate weight with health so many times that we...– Cat Pausé, Friend of Marilyn (via friendofmarilyn)
Fat People as Love Interests
Here are some responses that we received from our It Gets Fatter followers. There’s Bearcity, but that’s all about a specific subculture finding love, so we don’t just exist for no reason. There is a french movie called Look at me. The main character is fat, and though the plot doesn’t center on romance, she does find it by the end, if I remember correctly there is one with Ricky Lake,...
Anonymous asked: i Wanna make a video!!! How do I? Love the blog!
Jamika. Eighteen going on nineteen. Size 16/18 or even 20 depending on the brand. Afro-Caribbean (Jamaican) with ~10 percent Afro-Latino(Cuban) but New York City born and raised. Honestly, I feel that if my 13/14 year old self had a chance to talk to my almost 19 year old self, she would perhaps laugh and ask a million questions. She would probably ask me how come I wore a pair of shorts in...
Jackie being interviewed on Friend of Marilyn →
It happened a while ago, but we’re finally getting around to posting a link! Hope you enjoy it! As usual, if you have any feedback, please send it in!
When you’re half Latina and half Barbadian in a catholic school full of stick thin white girls, it’s kind of hard to feel positive about anything. Except the days left until graduation. So I hid myself in loose fitting clothes, and kept my head down, even after I did graduate, and started 9th grade in a high school that welcomed me. My rebellion started in eleventh grade, somewhere...
Bitch please no. →
If you want to know why it is so annoying to constantly have to appease all of y’alls white tears, here is a perfect blog post about that.
It Gets Fatter! Fat Queers of Color Take on Fat...
blackgirldangerous: photo credit: Marty Written for Black Girl Dangerous by Asam, Sara, and Jackie of the It Gets Fatter Project For many of us, queer or not, it doesn’t get better - it gets fatter! Instead of hating ourselves or clinging to false platitudes about how much better its going to get in some vague far off future land, we want to celebrate ourselves and our bodies the way they are...
This is a video that I made for the project on my weight during my adolescence and vlogging about weight loss and eventually fat acceptance! I hope you like it :) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rtaTBHNmTq4 submitted by ohmygollygarsh
Anonymous asked: Why people of color tho? Why can't white people be involved in this, I'm fat but white and I think this is a great project! :'(
It Gets Fatter - One Month Later
So, it’s been about 1 month since we’ve posted our first video, and the response has been SO HUGE that we just wanted to say thank you to all of you who have followed us here (there’s over 1000 of you!), sent us emails, sent us asks on here, submitted a video, asked to collaborate with us, and/or just sent us the most positive vibes! If you haven’t already, have a look at...
CALLING ALL FAT PEOPLE OF COLOR!!!
Are you Fat?! Are you a person of color?! Are you sick and tired of being made to feel bad about either or both of those things?! If you answered YES to the above WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU!! The It Gets Fatter Project is looking for submissions - video, text, drawings, audio, and other! - that discuss your personal journey to loving your body. We don’t just want to hear from folks who are well on...