It’s funny how freeing yourself from the expectations of society- what a fat girl should do, what a fat girl should wear, how a fat girl should act- is the very thing that will make you the most beautiful. Building confidence takes time. Expressing yourself takes bravery, but it’s worth it in the end. Take it one step at a time.
Photography: 6 Foot 4 Photography- and possibly my favorite set from the shoot.
Many plus size clothing stores stop at like a size 3X or 24 maybe 26, but if you’re a lil’ bit bigger, like me, you may feel like you’re outta luck. NOT SO! Lookit all these extra fantastical websites I found that offer extended plus size clothing.
- Fashion to Figure Goes Up To Size 26
- Evans (US) Goes Up To Size 28
- Simply Be Goes Up To Size 28
- Torrid Goes Up To Size 28
- Target - Women’s Plus Sizes Goes Up To Size 28
- Domino Dollhouse Goes Up To Size 28
- Old Navy - Women’s Plus (Online Only) Goes Up To Size 30
- ModCloth Goes Up To Size 30
- Yours Clothing Goes Up To Size 30 (thank you, ydontyoumarryanicecreamsandwich : D )
- Gwynnie Bee Goes Up To Size 32
- Avenue Goes Up To Size 32
- Lane Bryant Goes Up To Size 32
- Kiyonna Goes Up To Size 32
- Igigi Goes Up To Size 32
- Catherines Goes Up to Size 34
- Swakdesigns Goes Up To Size 36
- Sonsi Goes Up To Size 36
- eShakti Goes Up To Size 36
- Jessica London Goes Up To Size 40
- Just My Size (JMS) Goes Up To Size 40
- Woman Within Goes Up To Size 44 (SN: Got some really nice size 28 tall skinny jeans from here)
- Sydney’s Closet (Formal Dresses) Goes Up To Size 44
- Big Gal’s Lingerie (For Lingerie, Costumes and Clubwear) Goes Up To Size 12X
(in US sizes, I believe).
OOTD: Good Enough to Eat
Now that Florida is done with its two weeks of winter, it’s back to being rainy and humid. Yesterday I got my dream dress in the mail from Modcloth and holy cow it’s awesome. I had to immediately wear it!
Bolero: SimplyBe, Dress: Modcloth, Shoes: Target, Necklace: Forever21
Je refuse de passer inaperçue
I refuse to go unnoticed
Hey, I’m johnny the chubby boy.
It’s hard to be this manly.
- 19 - US size 20 -
2013: Year of the Selfie.
Here are some of my faves of this year.
Body Positivity for the win.
9 out of 16 are WoC from 9 different nationalities - Spanish, Native American, Middle Eastern, Greek, Hawaiian, South African, Indian, African-American and Chinese.
Even the “white” people don’t all come from the same place - French, Irish, American, Scottish, German, and English.
I’m really sorry if I left out YOUR nationality or YOUR body type, but if I kept going to include every single possible woman in the world I’d never have time for sleep or school work.
Pretty sure I reblogged this before. Definitely worth reblogging again. Body positivity, diversity, et. al. is more than one particular shape and size.
finally a chart like that that doesnt just show one skinny white woman and one fat white woman - i love this!!
This is why those critiques of body positivity posts like the one skinny white woman/one fat white woman posts which end with someone saying something like, “What do you want, a one-legged fat tattooed black transgender little person?!” piss me off so much. Shoving all of everything into one person is not what we’re asking for. What we want to see is something like this, a spectrum of different races, religions, body shapes, beliefs, and other traits spread out over several people, just the way it works in real life.
This post never fails to make me smile for precisely that reason.
prioritize trans women. prioritize fat trans women in your body positivity and fat acceptance. prioritize butch trans women in your celebrations of fucking with gender roles. prioritize trans women of color anti-racism activism. prioritize trans women.
This is a life-size pre-cast clay sculpture of a naked fat woman. The model is Julie Srika. The sculptor is Ramon Sierra. I think it’s beautiful and important. Breathtaking, even. Two days ago I shared it on Facebook, with the permission of both the model and the artist. Many people responded to it as I did. Facebook then deleted the thread and removed the photo from the model’s account, citing it as being in violation of their “community standards.” Appeals to Facebook have yet to be answered.
I think this is a disturbing anti-art stance, particularly vexing, considering Facebook allows far more sexually suggestive photos and sanctions pages designed to promote bigotry and bullying. Yet an amazing piece of art depicting a fat woman in proud non-sexual repose must go.
So while this is not the traditional fare for Uppity Fatty, I’m posting it here so more people can see it without the small-minded interference of Facebook’s double-standards.
~ Substantia Jones
I love seeing art of my body type. I love seeing thick, hanging bellies and curves and folds and rolls on my dash. Representation is so important.
fat power stance
Coat - Asos Curve
Skirt - Asos Curve
Top - A pair of Asos Curve leggings I turned into a top
Fox hat and mittens - Tesco
Tights - Tesco
Can you explain this leggings-into-shirt madness? That’s AWESOME.