"How are you so confident?" "I’m an asshole!" Okay? It’s my good time, and my good life, despite what you think of me. I live my life, because I dare. I dare to show up when everyone else might hide their faces and hide their bodies in shame. I show up because I’m an asshole, and I want to have a good time. And my mother and my father love me. They wanted the best life for me, and they didn’t know how to verbalize it. And I get it. I really do. They were better parents to me than they had themselves. I’m grateful to them, and to my fifth grade class, because if they hadn’t made me cry, I wouldn’t be able to cry on cue now. If I hadn’t been told I was garbage, I wouldn’t have learned how to show people I’m talented. And if everyone had always laughed at my jokes, I wouldn’t have figured out how to be so funny. If they hadn’t told me I was ugly, I never would have searched for my beauty. And if they hadn’t tried to break me down, I wouldn’t know that I’m unbreakable. Gabourey Sidibe’s Ms Gala speech is EVERYTHING! (via blackgirlstalking)

(via blackgirlstalking)

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Anonymous asked: Your It Gets Better group at U of T sounds amazing. I know the group is specifically for poc, do you have any events that white allies can attend?

We’re It Gets Fatter but yes, we occasionally do open workshops around Toronto and nearby areas. Like us on FB to stay updated!

XOXO IGF

If you’ve always wanted It Gets Fatter buttons, here’s your chance! AND you get to support the first international network gathering of Trans Women of Color at this year’s Allied Media Conference!!! There’s lot of other amazing perks too!Get them here! Tell your friends! This is so important to support in whatever ways you can!
XOXO IGF

If you’ve always wanted It Gets Fatter buttons, here’s your chance! AND you get to support the first international network gathering of Trans Women of Color at this year’s Allied Media Conference!!! There’s lot of other amazing perks too!

Get them here! Tell your friends! This is so important to support in whatever ways you can!

XOXO IGF

Fat is just a description. Its not a prescription - and its certainly not an invitation for hate, for exclusion, for ridicule, for assaults against my body. And it sure as heck ain’t an excuse to make judgments about my health or my morality. — Jill Andrew

Check out this amaaazing TED Talk by Jill Andrew (who we’ve had the pleasure to get to know through our Fat’s How We Roll peer group!)!! Jill breaks down some of the ways fat bodies - especially black bodies - are impacted by discourses of fatphobia & health. 

*TW for discussion of fatphobia, self-hate and some ableist language. 

"Fat is just a description. Its not a prescription - and its certainly not an invitation for hate, for exclusion, for ridicule, for assaults against my body. And it sure as heck ain’t an excuse to make judgments about my health or my morality."

XOXO IGF

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[Black and white photograph of a fat black woman with her hand on her chest]
What is Body Positivity? Exploring Fatness, Self-Esteem and Fat-positivity for Indigenous, Black & People of Color

What does it mean to “love your body” when we live in a world that can’t stop telling us we should hate it? Is body positivity even possible for people of color? What are some practical tools we can use to unlearn internalized body shame while recognizing that body positivity may not work for everyone? Come join the It Gets Fatter Project as we explore these questions in a safe(r), non-judgmental environment.When: THURSDAY MARCH 27TH, 6-8:30 PM
WHERE: CENTRE FOR WOMEN & TRANS PEOPLE AT U OF T
563 SPADINA AVENUE ROOM 100, WHEELCHAIR ACCESS VIA BANCROFT AVE
This workshop is open to all self-identified Indigenous, Black, and people of color, whether they identify as fat or not. To ensure accessibility for everyone, please be mindful of wearing scent-free/low-scent chemicals. The Centre is wheelchair accessible with an accessible washroom on the main floor. Please contact itgetsfatterproject@gmail.com for all other accessibility needs.

[Black and white photograph of a fat black woman with her hand on her chest]

What is Body Positivity? Exploring Fatness, Self-Esteem and Fat-positivity for Indigenous, Black & People of Color

What does it mean to “love your body” when we live in a world that can’t stop telling us we should hate it? Is body positivity even possible for people of color? What are some practical tools we can use to unlearn internalized body shame while recognizing that body positivity may not work for everyone? Come join the It Gets Fatter Project as we explore these questions in a safe(r), non-judgmental environment.

When: THURSDAY MARCH 27TH, 6-8:30 PM

WHERE: CENTRE FOR WOMEN & TRANS PEOPLE AT U OF T

563 SPADINA AVENUE ROOM 100, WHEELCHAIR ACCESS VIA BANCROFT AVE

This workshop is open to all self-identified Indigenous, Black, and people of color, whether they identify as fat or not. To ensure accessibility for everyone, please be mindful of wearing scent-free/low-scent chemicals. The Centre is wheelchair accessible with an accessible washroom on the main floor. Please contact itgetsfatterproject@gmail.com for all other accessibility needs.

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! 

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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. 

XOXO IGF