I’ve finally accepted that these people get what true happiness and love are.
for real though. at least from the little clips i’ve seen.
All of the above
Even though Jackie and me grew up in the same city, I became aware of her awesomeness on the internet after we both had moved away (thank u, tumblr). She has definitely been an inspiration for me as a fat woman of colour navigating whiteness and fat phobia, not just through solidarity, but also because she is unapologetically who she is which has been my biggest struggle, hence this blog project. Jackie is also a co-founder of It Gets Fatter, “a body positivity project started by fat queer people of colour, for fat people of colour!” I would highly recommend checking out their videos on Vimeo.
Joining Jackie on this crush-worthy post is her boyfriend, Berlin Reed. He is a chef who just published a really great book called The Ethical Butcher: How Thoughtful Eating Can Change Your World (it’s on Amazon if you can’t access a local shop.) His bio describes him as “a food warrior and radical food theorist bent on decolonizing cuisine.” SWOON. Catch him on tour right now!
On a very personal note: I can’t even tell you how special it was to photograph these two. I have never witnessed brown love like this, queer brown love. The experience made me want to keep searching for brown bodies to project out into the world. This is how we heal.
YOU GUYZZZZZZZZ LOOK AT THE PHOTOS THAT KAREN TOOK OF BERLIN AND I OH MY GOD I LOVE THEM SO MUCH!!!!!!!!!!!
reblogging to remind myself of the beauty in my life, even if he’s miles and miles away.
Dear friends, followers, and supporters,
It pains us to inform you that Jackie has decided she can no longer organize with the It Gets Fatter collective. Transitions are always hard, but this one is especially so because it has happened so quickly and in such a difficult manner.
We want to make it explicitly clear that Jackie would like the collective to be disbanded and that for us to continue organizing as this collective is going against her wishes. However, we feel that this space we have collectively created is truly magical for queer & fat people of color, and we are not sure that putting it to rest makes the most sense right now.
We don’t think It Gets Fatter belongs to any of us. It belongs to the collective of people who have shared this space with us, to everyone who has sent us a submission, everyone who has emailed us to share their struggle with body shame, everyone who has attended our events, everyone who has promoted and supported us, and every person of colour who has seen themselves in the stories that have been shared through this collective. We want to acknowledge that.
We have made a number of commitments to organizations and collected donations from people to attend NOLOSE, and we will of course be upholding those commitments. This means the IGF project will be operative until those commitments are fulfilled, and we will make a decision about the state of this collective at that time.
In the meantime, we want to thank you all for your support, generosity and love. Our lives have been changed and uplifted by the ways in which you have held this space with us, by your stories and by your presence. If you have any feedback, input or ideas on how to move forward, please send us an ask or email us at email@example.com.
Sara & Asam / IGF
It’s true that I have left the collective, but since these are not my words, I want to make it clear that I did not want Sara and Asam to stop organizing. I did want them to stop using the name It Gets Fatter because, like they said, it was a group effort and I’m uncomfortable with how the group is moving forward. This project has been close to my heart and I’m hurting over what’s transpired. I will add something more official over the next few days. You can follow me on my personal blog (deeplezstonerwitch) to see more. I wish Sara & Asam the best in their future endeavours.
Give Away for my amazing fatkini loving followers
I am giving away a brand new in the package Forever 21 leopard print Bikini in a size 2X to one of my followers. If you would like this bikini all you have to do is reblog this post by 9pm PST Sunday. I will be doing an old school pick the winning name out of a hat drawing Sunday night.
I will be reblogging this a few times over the weekend so hopefully people who wanted this bikini will see it. I only have one in a size 2X because I ordered two of them and decided to only keep one.