Latest Tweets:

"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 (via itgetsfatter)

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somepalestiniankid:

Dear Muslim men, our sex lives whether existent or not are none of your business. What we wear is none of your business. What we do is also none of your business. We are neither saints nor sluts. We are our own person. We’re not perfect, but we’re not lost causes either. We’re people, and you need to respect that.

itgetsfatter:

[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.

itgetsfatter:

[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.

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Submit your session proposal for Abundant Bodies - Deadline March 1!

itgetsfatter:

abundantbodies:

Just a reminder that the deadline to submit a session proposal to the Abundant Bodies track for this year’s Allied Media Conference is MARCH 1st 2014 by midnight EST!

That’s right around the corner!

Do you have questions? Want to know more about what it would mean to propose a track? Want…

Please submit folks! We wanna see you there!

sord:

draws girls w/stars for the rest of my life 

(Source: fozfens, via heartz-n-fartz)

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lifejourneyblog:

I told myself I was going to eat better in 2014.

I just had 3 samosas, so I’m off to a good start!

"We teach females that in relationships, compromise is what women do. We raise girls to see each other as competitors, not for jobs or for accomplishments— which I think can be a good thing— but for the attention of men. We teach girls that they cannot be sexual beings in the way that boys are. If we have sons, we don’t mind knowing about our sons’ girlfriends, but our daughters boyfriends? ‘God forbid!’ But of course when the time is right, we expect those girls to bring back the perfect man to be their husband. We police girls, we praise girls for virginity, but we don’t praise boys for virginity. And it’s always made me wonder how exactly this is supposed to work out because [laughs] the loss of virginity is usually a process that involves [laughs]….
We teach girls shame. ‘Close your legs!’ ‘Cover yourself!’ We make them feel as though by being born female, they are already guilty of something. And so, girls grow up to be women who cannot say they have desire. They grow up to be women who silence themselves. They grow up to be women who cannot say what they truly think. And they grow up—and this is the worst thing we do to girls—they grow up to be women who have turned pretense into an art form."

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (via tobia)

(Source: owning-my-truth, via adoringbeyonce)

"Keep it cute or put it on mute!"

If you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say it at all (via blackproverbs)

(via 2brwngrls)

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Goal for 2014: take more selfies.

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queensparklelips:

I took some okay selfies

(Source: livebythequeen, via livebythequeen)