Fattitude the movie and me

If you’re on the fat-positive mailing lists or following blogs like this one, you probably already know there is a terrific new  movie that WILL come out called FATTITUDE. And no, it has nothing to do with me. (Or this blog.) Other than in the way it has something to do with all women of size and body-positive activists everywhere.

The filmmakers, Lindsey Averill and Viridiana Lieberman, currently have a kickstarter campaign. You have 29 days to get in on the fun.

Fun: a documentary filled with interviews with fat historians, activists and artists like Marilyn Wann and Substantia Jones.

Not fun:  death threats and stalking and harassment Averill and Lieberman received after challenging a hate-baiting troll over misuse of their movie trailer. You can read more about the harassment in an editorial Averill wrote for XOJane.com.

A complimentary article at Huffpo praised the film but couldn’t resist going for the slightly jokey headline:

‘Fattitude’ Will Stop You From Making Fat People The Butt Of Your Jokes

Troll-baiting? Or just Sir Mix-a-lot stuck in writer’s head? Oh My God, Becky.

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Big Sexy

Today’s random Internet score is this beauty!

I’m so enchanted by full figure entertainment and the delicious BBW model search you can expect to see more of these big-bootie-full divas in this blog in the future.

http://www.fullfigureentertainment.com/ffe-model-search-2011/5242-2/magnolia-black/

Magnolia Black – Glam, Neo-burlesque, Vintage

Why do you want to represent FFE?

I want to create positive change and promote self acceptance. I want to add my voice to the chorus of women singing , “We are beautiful, we are worthy, we are intelligent, we are powerful , my dress size does not define me, I design my own possibilities.”

Why are you a role model for other plus-sized women?

Gandhi said, “Be the change you would like to see in the world,” and I am. From burlesque to blogging, I have the ovaries and intestinal fortitude to live my dream unapologetically in my present size and body. I love to encourage others towards the same.

If you could tell FFE fans one more thing about yourself, what would you want them to know?

I went through “it”. From sneak eating to starving, I’d binge and purge on self hate. I believed what “they” told me. Now I know differently. I refuse to let anyone suppress my sensuality, my personality and neither should you. I became free, I became fierce. Let me share all this sexy saucy freedom and fierceness with you .

What is your theme song?

 

Click here to visit this finalist’s official page on Facebook.

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10150455927389988&set=a.10150455925359988.463746.19402074987&type=1&theater

 

Fat Positive Vid

Brilliant mini-documentary of fat activism including footage of my Fat Sheroes, Marilyn Wann and Linda Bacon. Kudos to filmmaker Sara Zendehnam.