Fierce Fat People of Color
A space for celebrating, empowering, and healing our fat selves
Fierce Fat People of Color resists racist, sexist, queerphobic, transphobic, and body hating attacks on our communities and ourselves. Here we celebrate, heal, and empower our amazing Fat selves. We showcase how our cultures, our identities, our voices carry the power to resist the oppressive powers at be. Through our own empowerment and healing, we can support the movements of changes towards a decolonial possibility for our communities!
What are we fighting against?
We are living in a culture where it is encouraged to nitpick, commodify, objectify, police, and alter bodies to fit into the Barbie and Ken boxes. Where people of color (especially black folks) live in a state of war because the nation deems our skin colors criminal. Misogyny, queerphobia, and transphobia are hurting our communities’ abilities to thrive in their home environments.
This is the state of our society right now: where people freely shame, attack, sexualize, and violate othered bodies without consent (those who are not white cis-gender, abled bodied, affluent, men). With the easy access of social media, and its great influence on our world, these harmful messages are being circulated to thousands of people in seconds. So let’s change what we circulate and put ourselves out there.
Hello fellow fattys, queers, and allies of color! I am Dafne Luna. I started Fierce Fat PoC because well I’m a Fat Chicana jota who loves talking about being fat (and my vagina to be very honest). I love talking about my fatness because it is the most visible part of me and yet the most ignored. So I’m done doing that. I am done hating myself. I am done hiding my body from the world. I am done conforming to this fat hating, queer hating, woman hating, color hating society. I am choosing to honor my body, celebrate it, and love it. No, I don’t love my body everyday, but I do fight every day to love it. So this is why I envisioned Fierce Fat PoC, because I wanted to create a space where fat folks can talk about their bodies, their fatness, and experiences in a safe, empowering, and loving way. So thank you for letting me hold that space for you.
El Sexy Gay Trans* Cub de San Jose
Identities: Transman, Gay, Cub, Fat, Xicano, Student, Coffee Snob
I played on a Varsity golf team and won the 2nd place in CCS as a Freshman.
When and how did you realize you were fat?
Growing up, I was called “gordis” and never really took it to heart. I felt that it was just a cute nickname. It wasn’t until that I was in the 3rd grade that my mom told me that I was going to go on a diet. It was then that I realized that I was actually “gordis”. It was then that I became conscious of my body. From that point forward, my mom put me on many diets, each year a different kind. I feel that I have been on a diet my entire life.
How does your fatness intersect with your other identities?
My fatness mainly has the most impact on my gay identity. People have an image of what a gay man looks like, white, fit and cis-gender. When I am on Grindr or any other dating apps, a lot of profiles say: “No fats, no femmes, no Asians”. It's really isolating to see these images and profiles of men that are in the same community as me.
What is the most authentically fat truth you wish you could?
I’ve never really shared this with anyone. As I have only met one person that I could be authentically fat with (Dafne). Being fat and being in a classroom setting is very stressful for me. If I know I am going to be late for a class, then I just won’t go, I don’t want people to look at me and see me walk in front of the class. I am always worried about what kind of desks and chairs the classroom has, am I going to have to ask to sit on the teacher's rolly chair? Sit on the floor? Or just stand in the back?
What is the most amazing part about being fat? How do you own it?
There are a lot of little perks about being fat. But the most awesome thing about being fat is that people love to hug me. I love giving hugs so it’s a win-win!
Leigh-Anna Grace Hidalgo
Fierce Fat Mom in Academia!
As Women of Color our ability to mother is constantly under attack. As recently as the 1970s Latinas in Los Angeles were sterilized without consent. The medical community undermines us at every turn. When you are a Woman of Color and a Woman of Size, the oppression is compounded because our bodies do not fit into western notions of beauty & health. Our bodies are labeled as pathological. We represent an epidemic, a plague taking over America. Our doctors tell us that our genetic makeup as People of Color predisposes us to diabetes & heart disease. They scrunch their faces up at us as they scan our bodies up and down with eyes full of contempt & test and retest our blood looking for diseases. They do this because they say Latinos are predisposed to these diseases. We are told our DNA carries these diseases and in a moment our bodies will betray us and those tests will come out positive. It’s only a matter of time they say.
I say it’s this country, it’s these racist/sexist/sizist institutions that oppress us and undermine our abilities to BE to EXIST, and you smug doctor, it is you who is killing me slowly at every visit, filling my mind and spirit with poison and making my body sick.
I want to share just a few of the violent encounters I’ve had over the years with the medical community. For the last five years I have been denied access to birth control. Because of my size, I’m told that birth control puts me at risk. Because of my size doctors told me, I should not get pregnant and not have a baby because of the complications and risks involved with the disease they say I have called obesity. So what is a married woman to do? Abstain from sex? My very sexuality ability to feel and partake in pleasure and desire is under siege. When an OBGYN with a rough touch hurt me and caused me to shout out in pain during a pap smear, she told me it was my fault it hurt because I was overweight, as if being plus sized had anything to do with the physical anatomy of my vagina. The trauma of that experience led me to dread these annual visits so much that I refused to go for three years. Every single time I have to go to the doctor for something as minute as chin acne, flu or allergies, I am told all of it is related to the disease they say I have called obesity.
Against all recommendations, admonishment, and doomsday predictions, I joyfully got pregnant.
Now I live in the intersections of being a Woman of Color, a Woman of Size and a Mama of Color. I want to share some of my stories and some of the stories my friends and followers have shared with me that all underly the experiences of violence and oppression we share. One of my followers told me that during her pregnancy her OBGYN tested her for gestational diabetes not once, not twice, but three times, insisting that because she was a Latina she was going to suffer from this complication. All of her tests repeatedly came back negative, but her entire pregnancy she was under scrutiny. A friend of mine, went to a hospital midwife who during an appointment told her she should “lay off the burritos”, in a classic example of a racial microaggression that intersects with sizism.
On my visits with a hospital midwive, I felt the gaze of judging eyes sweeping over my body, the air between us thickening, as each of my questions were dismissed one by one. My self-consciousness came creeping up as I imagined what those eyes must be thinking “lazy”, “stupid”, “diseased” and I floundered trying to protect myself and my baby, bringing up my smoothies, my vitamins, my baby yoga…. Becoming more desperate…. “I’ve been taking long walks in the park while doing my field work. I’m in graduate school working on my PhD (code for: I’m smart please look at me in my eyes)”. They didn’t care. To them I was just a Latina with a disease they call obesity, too dumb to listen to them when they told me over and over not to get pregnant. While I carried her in my body, we were resisting and filling our hearts with hope when they gave us nothing but disparaging remarks. What helped me get through this? My birthing team (Jeff, Havala, and doula Jenny), my family, my friends, and also my online community. I received messages from followers encouraging me and telling me, don’t listen to those doctors/midwives. Mamas who told me “I weighed 300 pounds and I had a healthy pregnancy and normal delivery”. I clung to those words and each story filled my heart. I wrapped those testimonios like a robozo around my baby and shielded her from all the negative opinions about my ability to grow life and to be a mother. I prayed that we would be resilient and that we could weather the storm of a thousand arrows flung at us. I visualized the weekly assaults, aggressions, admonishments launched at me as pointy razor sharp arrows. But cunning mother that I am, I wove an invisible cloak of protection to cover myself and my daughter with love and warmth. As the arrows wet cast, they came flying through the air but my cloak was so strong, none of those arrows could penetrate me. One by one each arrow fell to the ground and shattered into a million pieces. Nothing could break us. Paloma is my beautiful resistance.
To the surprise of the midwives, my glucose levels came back normal. I had a healthy pregnancy, I delivered a strong big & healthy girl vaginally and free of pain medicine. We were warriors, my girl and I. We fought fear with bravery and courage and through 22 hours of labor, we proved them all wrong, my girl and I. We fought lions, serpents, and the boogyman. They were no match for her and I.
I share this with you because these are words I have been needing to write for the last two years and I haven’t. My daughter is approaching one and l’m reflecting a lot. I’m also seriously contemplating about our plus-size movement. For whom is this movement? What is it for? What are we moving towards? What are we hoping to achieve? What are we fighting for exactly? Can we call it a movement if nothing is changing? These are the questions I’m asking myself lately. I know it’s important to have body diversity in advertisements and to be represented positively in the media. Believe me, I am all about plus size selfies everyday all day. I think its important to be able to find clothing in our size at malls, department stores. I understand as well as any large Woman of Color that self-love is revolution and that fashion can be used for radical political agendas. I put on my best heels and clothes every time I exit the door to battle a society that pathologizes me. But is it enough to just be visible, recognized, or tokenized by society? I’m wondering when this “movement” move beyond selfies, fashion and media representation to address the institutions that are killing us??? When are we going to collectively raise our voices against the medical community, insurance community, and institutions that are waging a war on our bodies, on our self-determination. As large Women of Color we are facing real institutional barriers that are affecting our health, limiting our choices, robbing us of our joy, making us believe we are not fit to be mothers. Making us believe that our bodies are carrying a disease, and that our DNA is waiting to turn on us. They want us to believe we are ticking time bombs. But we must fight back. I am not an epidemic, I am a wonderful woman who is beautifully and wonderfully made. I am so tired of taking my daughter to a pediatrician, where they condescend me and give me a lecture on feeding my daughter vegetables because they take one look at me and assume I am feeding my daughter orange soda and hot cheetos. For Christs sake, there are basic civil rights that must be addressed and I don’t want to wait until I see a girl my size regularly featured on the cover of magazines before I get my justice. I want justice today! When will our movement grow to begin addressing these daily acts of violence. Please let it be soon. I need some fat sisters in solidarity with me in this fight.
REPOSTED WITH PERMISSION FROM www.thebiggirlscode.com
My name is Makani, and my pronouns are they/them/theirs! I’m a fat, mixed race, trans, individual who is also a beginner cosplayer! Growing up, I guess I always knew I was fat. But, it was always one of the reasons I hated myself. I went through a lot of self-hate and tried to lose weight in a lot of unhealthy ways, including developing an eating disorder for a while. It wasn’t until I started cosplaying that I embraced being fat and use it as an identifier because being fat definitely stopped me for YEARS from doing it. Cosplay was always something I really liked and wanted to do, but I never saw any fat cosplayers. And any fat cosplayers I did see were getting made fun of for the most part. It really held me back so even for a while I stopped going to conventions cause I felt so bad about myself. But once I cosplayed for the first time, I felt so at peace with myself and began to embrace myself as a fat mixed individual. Ever since I’ve been owning every cosplay I have been doing, including more revealing ones that at first I was super scared to wear. But I was so glad I did!
Also, as I mentioned before, I am trans/nonbinary. For a long time, I didn’t see anyone who looked like me in the trans tag. So when I was questioning my gender, I felt so afraid. I didn’t have anyone to really….look up to for an example. I didn’t have anyone telling me ‘Hey, it's okay to be a fat trans mixed person!” . I once posted some crop top selfies on Tumblr, and I got a message from a mutual whom I don’t speak to often saying that they looked up to me and that I inspired them because they were also a mixed fat non-binary individual. It felt so good to know that I was helping other people learn to love themselves because I know it took me a long time to learn to love myself. But like I have mentioned before, cosplay has really really helped me on this journey. it has helped me own and love being fat. I have also gotten tattoos in various places that I feel the most self-conscious (Like, on my upper arm for example) and have learned to love those parts of my body because it has art on it and because I want to show it off, I wear clothes that show off the tattoos. Clothes I probably wouldn’t have thought to wear on their own. And eventually, I started to wear them because I wanted to, not just to show off my tattoo and because I looked good in them! I love myself. All of my fat, trans, mixed self.
Ramblings of a Chubby up-and-coming fashionista <3
I’ve been chubby since birth so the struggle has been everlasting.For the majority of the time, being fat has never truly made me feel inferior. I consider myself to be entirely unique. However, the part of me that loves fashion cringes when I go into a fitting room because I like to pick out creative clothing pieces and pants don’t flatter my body. Two of my icons (fashion) are Tavi Gevinson and Rowan Blanchard because their style is so unique.
Food. I love food. I'm lucky that I’ve never been diagnosed with an eating disorder because it is dangerous to beat yourself over for being human and consuming the fruits of the earth. Food is awesome.
The most honest truth I’ve told someone is that I hate jeans but that hate mainly comes out of how my body shape does not make me feel confident, and most importantly confident, in pants.
There’s such a bad stigma that fat people hate exercise and healthy food. I love to run and work out when I find the time because it is a stress reliever. And I do find the time to cook myself healthy meals because the inner kid in me that will never leave will always want to be a chef and be on the Food Network. And I’ve found that a lot of the bullying can come from family. It might not seem like it but it’s pretty persistent. However, I find comfort in laughing over bad habits with my best friend because humor helps our inner trauma.
There is so much turmoil in the world and now, we are starting to actual see it more because of social media. Hate is so easy to spread, almost like a wildfire. One of my favorite shows, Girl Meets World recently released an episode where the actors debate good and evil in class. The protagonist , Rowan Blanchard eloquently gives a short speech in which she states that we have lived in this world full of poverty, war, and climate change. We tolerate it and don’t seem to make change even when the world gives us an opportunity to create change everyday. But being the optimistic character that she is , her rebuttal stated that this world is also filled with kids, teens, adults who get up in the morning and decide to create change because something in them knows it’s the right thing to do. I’ve always been completely optimistic, and that might seem like I am stubborn but I have hope that with safe and healthy conversations, we will be able to create change. Plus, I stick close to my sisterhoods because my friends are what makes me feel safe.
The story of an Artista, Student, and Panda Lover!
“Hola, Hello, I am Gabriela Rodriguez-Gomez (She, Ella, Her) I am an Artist and Art Historian, and I love pandas (well I have a fascination with all animals that are black and white -- such as Orcas and Zebras but the Panda is my favorite)“
I realized I was fat at age 13 when my mother and I had to buy clothes for school and I could not find the right look I wanted and I was told that I was fat by my mom. She told me not to be so upset about not finding the right clothing to wear for school and that the only reason why I am experiencing this is because I was fat and could not fit in the right jeans or white t-shirts. In middle school, we had uniforms ( not strict uniform rule just the colors had to be black and white and teal) and it was hard to be busty or chubby in a white t-shirt all day and black pants or skirts. To me at that moment at age 13 fat meant not skinny enough to fit into jeans, pants, or pretty dresses made for skinny girls. I was not obese or incredibly fat, I just was not the desired look for, I guess, the times and for my mom and grandmother. To my grandmother, Ignacia, I had to be the slim beauty that was not too fat but not too skinny (sickly thin), which neither was desirable for men. Growing up I remember Ignacia letting us all know what was the ideal body a Latina should have and that we all (her grand-daughters) should strive to become, thin and beautiful. However, we were also taught to cook the traditional Mexican dishes that all our husbands will eventually expect you to make. So it was never a battle I could or anyone of my cousins could win (none of the boys in our family really felt this -- not that I know of anyway).
Throughout my adolescence, I felt the struggle of dealing with my weight, and although I was an active person, meaning I would participate in sports and activities that involved exercise, it was seasonal and at times due to stress, I would eat more to feel better. It was in late middle school and early high school that I realized that I was playing Russian roulette with my health when I began to not eat -- yes I was anorexic for a time (ending my 7th and 8th-grade years and entering High School as a freshman at 15). I hid it from my parents, and especially my mom, saying I was going vegetarian but actually I just would not eat. It was a very hard moment in my life. I was trying to do too many things at once and still try to become an idolized figure of beauty that I knew I could not reach without serious work and effort. I began to get a lot of headaches, stomach aches, and pains in my lower body that soon I was hurting to just play the sport that I loved (volleyball). I had to stop this habit. I slowly would eat again, but to this day I cannot over eat without the risk of getting flashbacks of not eating and wanting to throw up food if I ate too much. As a sophomore and junior in high school, I began to continue with sports and to really monitor my weight and eating habits. Sometimes I would ask my mom to cook only something simple and healthy for me and leave the rest of dinner for my dad and brother -- but only I would not want to eat in front of everyone and leave to my room. Eating during my adolescence was a constant watch, a chore at times, and I had to break from that mindset.
As an adult, entering college and leaving my parents' diet at home and not an everyday thing was a relief for me. Now I am more concerned with the idea of health and keeping my body at a weight that I could manage without over stressing my body or entering into unhealthy weight gains. I still experience chafing -- throughout my life as a young athletic girl and into adulthood I have had an annoying rubbing between my thighs that has not gone away. Also, my back rolls (Alyssa Edwards BACKROLLS???) LOL I hate it when I try to wear open back anything and there they are -- not to mention the love handles in jeans. UGGGHHHH sooo awesome. -_-http://giphy.com/gifs/rupauls-drag-race-dr-alyssa-edwards-WBoKBmYRrRWvK( I had to share) LOL
I know now that it is not about weight watch for the sake of being beautiful or the ideal beauty -- it is about health. If too much weight gain is bad for my health then I will stop to think about my food choices and will try my best to get my health back on track. I am paranoid about health as I get older due to the realities of my family medical history such as diabetes, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol that have plagued my family and has taken the lives of a few key figures that will never be forgotten. Therefore, my stance now about fatness or being fat is about staying healthy and loving food -- I no longer want to eat alone or hide from others what I am eating or crave to eat. I embrace my curves -- however prominent they may be-- and I embrace my brown body as a curvaceous and voluptuous one. I look for clothing now that show off WHO I AM AS AN ARTIST / CHICANA. I try to keep it comfortable and not worry about what size I am buying. If my body changes again next year then so be it -- just trying to keep a budget on clothes if you know what I mean. I just hope to continue a positive outlook on my own body and not worry about what others think -- as long as my husband and I are happy with our lifestyle then I will do my best to keep it going. AAs I have discussed with several cousins and close friends, who are going through similar struggles with weight gain and loss and the idea of beauty and fatness, is to keep the exercise going in order to achieve the so called toned and sculpted female body that is pushed by the mass media, but it is up to you to make yourself feel comfortable in your own body and that is more satisfying than looking “beautiful.” Men / Boys should be attracted to your looks (yes we know that) but most importantly they need to fall in love with who you are as a person regardless of your current or future body.
When and how did you realize you were fat? Since a very young age, my family labeled me as such. It my family culture calling the kids “gorda” or “flaca” are used as like nicknames. I was/am my moms gordita so I’ve always been aware that I was fat.
How does your fatness intersect with your other identities? I think it just makes me more aware of everything. It inspired me to do research and work to add to scholarship about intersectional Fat Studies. Being all my identities is hard enough so adding the intersection of physical appearance only adds another layer of the complexity of my life. But it definitely doesn’t stop me but rather encourages me to constantly be learning and growing.
What is the most authentically fat truth you’ve shared with someone, or wish you could? I think that as of late I’ve been okay sharing fat truths about me with those close to me. If you would have asked me this question before, I probably would have had more to say. But I’m slowly accepting myself as I am. But also, everything I share about my fatness is feel is private and authentic for that vulnerability is so powerful.
What is the most amazing part about being fat? How do you own it? My ass, thighs, I wear clothes that would make then look nicer than they are lolWhen people start talking about flatness (thin-ness) I always make jokes about my fat self. I’m very loud so a lot my embracing of self happens through smart remarks.
What are your thoughts, fears, concerns, and/or hopes for what’s to come in the next couple of months or years considering the hateful conditions of our society? To me the situation is inspiration to fuck shit up both in academia and like generally. I believe that unity in these times is key and that if it doesn’t occur alot people will feel isolated. I hope to see a lot of progress in fat studies and hope to be one of the people to add to the scholarship.
I think that it is very easy to fall into a trap of self-hate for our society doesn’t create situations where we love our fat bodies. We learn to internalize a lot of hate which is not safe for us. I think that meeting the right people creating safe communities will allow us to move forward and slowly learn to love ourselves.
Fierce Writer and Survivor
How American Diet Culture Negatively Affects Latinas will tell you the painful truth about eating disorders, the graphic details of symptoms and physical pain from Viviana. She includes her personal story of her eating disorders, as well as info about plus size clothing stores, recipes, and an intro chapter from the famous Gloria Lucas of Nalgona Positivity Pride.
Viviana is a pop singer from Long Beach, CA and goes under the name Shanny Lonn. I think fat is beautiful. I find plus size people very beautiful. I crush on plus size guys to be honest. I love everything about the fat positive community. And I hope you consider looking at my amazon reviews for my books they are great! I think in this generation plus size is getting somewhere. More fashion companies are making more plus size clothing. The problem is people are still getting fat-shamed and bullied a lot. People think anorexia is a quick fix to weight loss (my book explains the true story of dangerous eating disorders). We need to be more educated on eating disorders. Society really needs to respect plus size people. The constant bullying needs to stop. So I try to be positive as I can. I try to promote plus size acceptance very heavily.
What is the most authentically fat truth you’ve shared with someone, or wish you could? Well with my ex boyfriend, *blushes* he did rub my belly. It was just a little weird since he would always suggest I should go on diets. A weird relationship that didn’t even survive 2 years. Wish i knew a real man who likes BBWs.
What is the most amazing part about being fat? I love having bigger boobs, rounder butt, and eating tasty foods.
A list of resources about fat empowerment, fat love, fat allyship, fat healing, fat fashion and fat sex. This document is a public file; please feel free to share and connect with me if you’d like something new added. Thank you! Chonchis unite!
9 Plus Size Cuties Share Tips for Androgynous Style http://www.qwearfashion.com/home/9-plus-size-cuties-share-secrets-for-androgynous-style
48 Photos of Fat Babes Embracing Parts of Their Bodies Typically Deemed Flaws http://www.bustle.com/articles/126898-48-photos-of-fat-babes-embracing-parts-of-their-bodies-typically-deemed-flaws
Oh Joy Sex Toy: Finding Fat-Positive Sexuality https://bitchmedia.org/article/oh-joy-sex-toy-finding-fat-postive-sexuality
7 Phrases You May Not Think Are Fat Shaming - But Definitely Are http://everydayfeminism.com/2016/05/fat-shaming-phrases/
It Gets Better, Unless You’re Fat https://www.buzzfeed.com/louispeitzman/it-gets-better-unless-youre-fat?utm_term=.quErbeVLk#.me0kEdVD8
Dear Virgie: is it my job to teach fat positivity to my boo’s family? http://wearyourvoicemag.com/dear-virgie/dear-virgie-job-teach-fat-positivity-boos-diet-obsessed-family
5 Latinas on Reclaiming the Word “Fat” http://www.vivala.com/mind-spirit/reclaiming-the-word-fat/4847?utm_content=vivala_fanpage&utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=sm
On Being Fat, Brown, Femme, Ugly, and Unloveable http://www.blackgirldangerous.org/2014/07/fat-brown-femme-ugly-unloveable/
14 Plus-Size Guys Who are Way too Hot to Handle https://www.buzzfeed.com/chrissymahlmeister/grab-some-water-bbs?utm_term=.tnMe4KEoM#.fl7dVqyaR
How to reassure your partner that they’re hot when they hate their body http://everydayfeminism.com/2016/01/reassuring-partner-theyre-hot/
Dating While Fat: 5 Questions I Ask Before Committing to a Partner http://everydayfeminism.com/2016/04/dating-while-fat-questions/
Virgie Tovar, MA is an author, activist and one of the nation’s leading experts and lecturers on fat discrimination and body image. She is a former plus size style writer for BuzzFeed and the creator of #LoseHateNotWeight. http://www.virgietovar.com/
Michael Spookshow, just a spooky boy in a dress. I am a cosplaying fatshionista sabotaging perceptions of what men should and shouldn’t wear. http://hisblackdress.com/
Meet Jes Baker- a fiery body advocate, fat model, mental health professional, self-love enthusiast, professional rabble-rouser, crazy cat lady, Tedx speaker, a frreal book author, feminist and total pain in the ass. http://www.themilitantbaker.com/p/about.html
Pia: Body lovin, rogue size acceptance activist, writer, foodie, feminist,plus model, mixed fat chick and cultivator of all things creative. https://mixedfatchick.com/
CeCe: I’m a Nigerian girl, born in California and living in NYC. I love writing, fashion, fitness and all things lovely. I’m a dreamer… I create things. WHO SHOULD READ THIS BLOG: If you’re body positive and love fashion, fitness, dating and living an awesome life… this is the place for you. http://plussizeprincess.com/
La Chica Mas Fina is a chapina/guanaca/chicana PhD student in the field of ethnic studies at a university in Southern California. This is a ‘keepin it real’ body positive and fat positive space for women of all sizes. La Chica Mas Fina approaches style & fashion from a chicana feminist standpoint. She believes that ‘fatshion’ is a form of resistance to mainstream standards of beauty and other forms of subordination, including race, ethnicity, class, sexuality and gender. This space is dedicated to promoting expressions of mujer self love, empowerment, & community. http://www.thebiggirlscode.com/
Virgie Tovar. Hot & Heavy: Fierce Fat Girls on Life, Love and Fashion. (Seal Press, November 2012)
Jes Baker. Things No One Will Tell Fat Girls: A handbook for unapologetic living. (Seal Press, 2015)
Jody Houser. Faith. (DC Comics, 2016)
Nalgona Positivity Pride
A xicana/brown*/indigenous body-positive project. •Eating Disorders Awareness •Cultural Empowerment •Decolonizing Body ♡ Made in the USA https://www.instagram.com/nalgonapositivitypride/
The Adipositivity Project
Fat Allyship Articles
3 Important Lessons From My Mistakes as a Thin Ally to Fat Acceptance Movements http://everydayfeminism.com/2016/04/thin-ally-fat-acceptance-lessons/
Super Fat Erasure and How Smaller Fat Bodies Crowd the Conversation https://thebodyisnotanapology.com/magazine/super-fat-erasure-how-smaller-fat-bodies-crowd-the-conversation/
Want to Be an Effective Ally in the Fat Acceptance Movement? Fight Your Internalized Fatphobia First http://everydayfeminism.com/2015/05/fight-internalized-fatphobia/