The first ever Body Love Conference is coming to Tucson, Arizona in April. We need all of the donations we can in order to have all of these amazing keynote speakers addressing fat topics such as Tess Munster, Louise Green, and other speakers who focus on post-pregnant bodies such as Jade Beal. Its going to be an amazing event and the first of its kind. Help make this happen! Plus check out the incentives!
"Stigma causes stress and anxiety. Fat people face stigma either outright or even unintentionally: Small seats, labeled diseased, poor quality clothes, assumptions that you drink soda, or don’t exercise."
"I am a fat man. Once, I was perceived to be a fat woman. My transition has taught me a lot of things that I might not have otherwise engaged with if I had lived my life as a cis person. Transitioning really highlights male privilege and how society can treat you completely differently based on what gender it perceives a person to be. As soon as I started ‘passing’, I found I was treated with a respect that wasn’t often given to me as a woman. My personal space and boundaries were no longer violated, I was no longer talked down to, and people suddenly respected my right to privacy and my right to be left alone. I was no longer treated as if I simply existed for men’s pleasure."
Anonymous asked:I believe the pressure to be thin in our society is horribly fucked up and has ruined more than one life, but I would like to get your opinion about the "morbidly obese", like the late Ricky Naputi who at one point weighed 900 pounds.
My opinion is that everybody is worthy of dignity and respect regardless of body size (and, well, regardless of most other things, with the notable...