Tuesday, October 6, 2009
Hot Fat Girl Revolution
i was completely inspired by this blog post by Lilly and decided to take a plunge and post a picture of myself. i'm only just becoming comfortable with myself, so it's a bit scary to be posting a picture here, but i want to show the world that i feel i am beautiful, despite being plus sized. It wasn't easy and i'm still really nervous and thinking about deleting this post, but i've already promised Master, so i will post it.
i never take nudes, for the most part. i've taken some for Master and i've put up some of just my breasts. And i especially never show off how wide my hips are, but i decided that this was the best way to fully embrace this was to show it off. Besides, this is the body of a woman who had a child, you seriously can't expect it to be model thin (not that i ever was).
Weight is something i've actually struggled with my whole life. As an adult, the lightest i've been is 185lbs. Right now, i'm at 210, but i still think i'm gorgeous. As much as i dislike showing them off, i truly love the curve of my hips (particularly when paired with a cute pair of jeans and a t-shirt, my usual casual wear).
And if you don't like it, you can sod off and go fine someone else's boobs to stare at.
By Zoe Whittal
BECAUSE being a hot fat girl is a lot of work and is undervalued or unrecognized. Because a fat girl still has to pay more money for uglier clothes or spend 11 hours at the thrift store to find anything hot to wear. Because if you take the elevator people think you’re lazy but if you’re on the treadmill people laugh. Because men like John Goodman and Bernie Mac get to have careers on television but sitcom moms of three still have size-two waists. Because even feminist magazines publish fat-phobic articles under the guise of it being a “health issue.” Because anti-capitalist activists still use expressions like “fat capitalist pig.” Because girls are dieting at the age of nine. Because side effects of the most popular diet drugs are seizures, heart failure, fecal urgency, breast cancer, lung disease, insomnia, nausea and vomiting, dangerously high blood pressure, abnormal heartbeat, psychosis, strokes, hallucinations and sudden death. Because the Cooper Institute’s ongoing study of 30,000 people has found that those who are fittest live the longest, no matter what they weigh. Because the doctor who said that there were 30,000 “obesity-related” deaths each year received over $2 million in research funding from Jenny Craig and Weight Watchers. Because that study prompted the FDA to approve Phen-Phen and Redux. Because fat hatred is a money-making industry. Because fat people who exercise live longer than thin people who don’t. Because if you lose weight ’cause you’re sick people tell you how great you look. Because hatred is so ingrained in every single one of us, especially inside the heart of even the hottest fat girl. Because even the most progressive people don’t talk or write about it. Because I am tired of being ignored, invisible, de-sexualized and told that I have such a pretty face. Because it’s not fat that kills, it’s fear of fat. For all that and more I am a part of the HOT FAT GIRL REVOLUTION!