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.

BBG: Big Beautiful Geek

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The Fat Lady Sings… and Dances!

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Big Girl, You Are Beautiful

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Let go and just be…

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Make every moment one of your favorites.

What’s your secret agent name?

The following was posted on the blog Red No. 3 in response to some fat-hating drivel which included the phrase “agent of obesity”. The self-loving fat-accepting blogger behind Red No. 3 envisioned  O.B.E.S.I.T.Y. (Operatives Built with Exceptional Size Imperiling Thinness’ Yoke)

The official seal of O.B.E.S.I.T.Y. (Operatives Built with Exceptional Size, Imperiling Thinness’ Yoke). You call us whales. We call ourselves Killer Whales.

…In scanning the comments, one thing jumped out at me. One commenter had praised New York’s fat shaming, saying “I’m glad to see a move against an agent of obesity.” The continued on with some boiler-plate liberal fat hate about consumeristic culture of over-consumption, blah, blah, blah, but that phrase struck me as kind of funny. Soda is an “agent of obesity”? Fat people have agents now? Out servicing our agenda? Obviously, this was a person who prefers their fat shaming with a big dose of dehumanization, regarding “obesity” only as some nebulous concept and forgetting about the actual fat people that exist that they are trashing, but I couldn’t help giggling at the concept of being an “agent of obesity”. Like a spy organization? We have secret agents in service of OBESITY…

And off I went. I went over to Twitter and made a joke about the remark. Then created a hashtag. Then saw a bunch of other people joining in the fun, imagining our secret agent code names. Mine is Nick Fatty, Agent of O.B.E.S.I.T.Y. I even came up with acronym for that! Operatives Built with Exceptional Size Imperiling Thinness’ Yoke. And from there I expanded to Tumblr and created my secret agent portrait and even an official seal for O.B.E.S.I.T.Y. (Which I’ve now typed enough times to wish I wasn’t amused by the periods denoting the acronym). And eventually portraits of a whole lot of other O.B.E.S.I.T.Y. agents having fun with this as well. Heck, there are even t-shirts!

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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.

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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.

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