It's fat people. Flipping you off. For more, or to submit your own finger (!), go to http://FatPeopleFlippingYouOff.com.
What has crashing waves, towering flames, a baker’s dozen nipples, a bare badonk or two, a decommissioned post office, three musical instruments, 715 books, couplefew fountains, ‘bout a dozen fish, one gay bar, a sari, a bottle of mouthwash, a wall of fat, a real live roadrunner hiding in the bushes, Snoopy (hiding less effectively), a pergola, a parasol, a yard sale, 32 Adiposers from six continents, and Ganesha? The new 2017 Adipositivity Wall Calendar, that’s what!
All the dates. No exagge. I counted ‘em. They’re all there.
All standard US holidays, including the icky ones.
Also those most revered of holy days, Fat Tuesday, International No Diet Day, and the Adipositivity Project’s 10th Anniversary. (!)
Room to write in when your period’s due, your Nana’s birthday, and which nights you’re scheduled to make sweet weekly love.
12 new, never-before-seen Adipositivity images. I flew to the other side of the planet to take some of these photos. And boy are my arms tired.
Every freaking penny of profit goes toward defraying some of the costs of keeping the Adipositivity Project alive, so stuff ya some stockings with these things. You’ll be supporting fat activism, body positivity, and pushback against bigoted patriarchal jackwaddery. Plus it’s all pretty an’ shit.
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Bulk discounts begin at 15 units. And yes, I giggled as I typed ‘bulk.’
I’ve heard so many stories--from Adiposers and from the folks who write to me--about the angsty, heartbreaking push and pull they experienced as teens buying clothes with a parent. Being that prom season is upon us, I’ve come up with a FITTING ROOM PARENT TRANSLATOR.
Fashion Retailers: Print this and post it in your dressing rooms, why don’t ya? G’head! You may never know how much good it’ll do.
Non-Retailers: Print it, stash a couplefew in your bag, maybe with a roll of tape (the gentle, non-destructive sort, please). Next time you’re in a dressing room, adorn the wall with one. Maternal intervention, guerilla style!
If you’d like to hear me squeal, take a picture of said adorned wall, post it on social media, and tag me. I’ll squeal. Or at least smile really big. Nah, I’ll probably squeal. And maybe you’ll inspire other folks to do the print-n-tape thing.
On 6/26/15, I gathered with an artist, a handful of helpers, and several fierce naked fat women for an Adipositivity bodypainting photoshoot. On the front steps of the New York Public Library, natch. We navigated the bumps and ruffles one might expect with such an event. Cops. Crowds. Dudes sexualizing where they’ve no business sexualizing. Cops again. As well as some tribulations we didn’t expect. But fortunately we were right between the famed library lions, Patience and Fortitude, and dammit, we scraped together one hell of an effective outreach event. I must’ve talked to hundreds of people about body positivity, fat visibility, and sizeism. Some of them from the press. As a result, today there are positive pieces about fat people and body love in papers and news sites all over the world. (Example linked below.) Thank you, Press! Wet neck smooches to you! Some of the folks who’d stopped to talk came back later for more discussion. No doubt about it. We made some people think.
The two disrobed women in the photos who aren’t blueish green were passersby who got so caught up in the spirit of fat body love, they took off their clothes. Yup. One even got a bit painted. Her name is Linda. She lives in Detroit. This is Linda’s first visit to New York City. She was going to see the library but got a little sidetracked. She now wants to move to NYC. I made certain she knows the streets aren’t normally teeming with green naked fat ladies, so she can make a more informed decision. But I do hope I’ll see Linda again.
The clothed fat lady in a couple of photos is me. A very grateful photo-activist who had a really nice afternoon. Many thanks to everyone who participated. Many, many thanks.
US News & World Report: http://www.usnews.com/news/offbeat/articles/2015/06/26/fat-nude-body-painting-in-nyc-celebrates-body-positivity
Bodypainting by Andy Golub of NYC Bodypainting Day