sixtyforty:

tranqualizer:

[photo set: several different photos of fat queer femme actors performing in Fat: the Play.] 

labrujamorgan:

queerandpresentdanger:

Scenes from Fat: the Play, a play some friends and I cowrote and performed about being fat queer femmes. We entered into Frontera Festival, a short play festival, in Austin and performed initially on Friday. We were then chosen for Best of the Week, and after Saturday’s performance have been selected to go on to Best of the Festival. We will perform two more times this week.

This play was written by BunnyDanJulesAltheaNicoleSandy, and myself and directed by Jules.

The director’s note goes as follows:

We are a group of fat femme-identified queers. Most of us are not actors and don’t identify as writers, but we have stories to tell. For two months, we have been meeting to talk and eat and cry and laugh and write about living in fat bodies. How do our different race, gender and class identities affect our experiences as fat people? How do we undo the internalized shame our culture has taught us? For so long this word has been used against us- to dehumanize us and to pathologize us:

Fat adjective: (of a person or animal) having a large amount of excess flesh.

But fat is not lazy. Fat is not ugly. Fat is not stupid. Fat is fun. Fat is beautiful. Fat is smart. Fat is sexy. 

Take a moment to consider how you think about fat people; about the fat people you see on t.v., the fat people you see in the super market, the fat people that you love. 

This is for you. But it is also for us. We ask you to bear witness to our reclamation.”

Photo credit to Beverly Bland Boydston.

omfg y’all were sooooooooooooooo goooooddddd uuuggghhhhh

i cried 

i had all the feels

CALEB I WANNA SEE THIS SO BADLY

Take this show on the road because yes!

Any fat poc on twitter? I’ve been pretty absent from this space and probably will continue to be. But would love to follow more of u on twitter!

Also, any POC going to #NOLOSE? I’m not going, but I def wanna read any tumble posts, twitter, blogs, erc whatever of those going. I know 2 years ago a POC contingent wrote a great article it is my hope some progress has been made. So far though I’ve only seen white folks talking about it. Which I hope means I’m just not paying enough attention rather than its gonna be super white.

Tags: nolose fpoc poc fat

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peechington-marie:

thegoddamazon:

POC spaces ARE UNDER NO OBLIGATIONS TO MAKE ROOM FOR NON-POC.

Queer/Trans spaces ARE UNDER NO OBLIGATIONS TO MAKE ROOM FOR CIS-HET PEOPLE.

Feminist spaces ARE UNDER NO OBLIGATIONS TO MAKE ROOM FOR MISOGYNISTS/MEN

Fat/Thick woman spaces ARE UNDER NO OBLIGATIONS TO MAKE ROOM…

this goes for sex worker’s spaces too. we have no obligation to make ANY KIND OF ROOM for non sex workers. if we tell you to fuck off, DYAF and fuck right off.

yes! If u aren’t invited don’t assume u have to be and don’t invite urself!

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riotsnotdiets:

TIME FOR A FAT-POSITIVE GIVEAWAY!
Over the weekend I reached 4500 followers and it feels like a good time to thank you all with a chance to win one of three super special, body-pos prizes. First prize is your very own (signed, if you want!) copy of The Fat Body (In)visible, my short documentary film about fat activism, fatshion, and fat visibility, starring my friends Keena & Jessica. Second prize is a copy of Virgie Tovar’s Hot & Heavy: Fierce Fat Girls on Life, Love and Fashion which features some seriously life-changing essays by some of the most amazing fatties I know (and also my essay, “Who Wears Short Shorts?”). Third prize is your very own bottle of Plump’s Riots Not Diets, the robin’s egg blue polish specially formulated by Plump for this very blog.
All you have to do to enter is reblog this post with all its original text, and three winners will be picked at random on Saturday, June 15th at 12 pm PST. The giveaway is open to international folks, and each reblog counts as one entry (but don’t be spammy, that’s rude!). <3
Good luck to everyone who enters, and thanks to all of you for your continued support and love!
xo,Margitte 

riotsnotdiets:

TIME FOR A FAT-POSITIVE GIVEAWAY!

Over the weekend I reached 4500 followers and it feels like a good time to thank you all with a chance to win one of three super special, body-pos prizes. First prize is your very own (signed, if you want!) copy of The Fat Body (In)visible, my short documentary film about fat activism, fatshion, and fat visibility, starring my friends Keena & Jessica. Second prize is a copy of Virgie Tovar’s Hot & Heavy: Fierce Fat Girls on Life, Love and Fashion which features some seriously life-changing essays by some of the most amazing fatties I know (and also my essay, “Who Wears Short Shorts?”). Third prize is your very own bottle of Plump’s Riots Not Diets, the robin’s egg blue polish specially formulated by Plump for this very blog.

All you have to do to enter is reblog this post with all its original text, and three winners will be picked at random on Saturday, June 15th at 12 pm PST. The giveaway is open to international folks, and each reblog counts as one entry (but don’t be spammy, that’s rude!). <3

Good luck to everyone who enters, and thanks to all of you for your continued support and love!

xo,
Margitte
 

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Not only are people with disabilities massively unemployed, but when they are hired, they’re paid ridiculous wages. This is also aside from the fact that many companies get away with not paying pwd’s at all of they simply get them on a volunteer basis. I’ve seen this shit happen in my own community. This is likely happening in every community across the country.

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Missed the deadlines and all the other stuff to attend nolose yet again. Sigh.

xxwhispers:

Incubus - If Not Now, When?

Brandon Boyd’s voice 

mocosyamores:

translatinxs:

“No tengo que ser masculino o femenina. ¡Supéralo!”
No soy tu chiste. Daniel Arzola 2013.

MEEEEEEE

mocosyamores:

translatinxs:

“No tengo que ser masculino o femenina. ¡Supéralo!”

No soy tu chiste. Daniel Arzola 2013.

MEEEEEEE

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angstiosis asked: you're so fantastic

Thank you! As are you!