I am fat, is I proud?

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I am fat, is I proud?

I’m here today to talk to you about a very powerful little word, one that people will do almost

Anything to Avoid Becoming. Billion-Dollar Industries THRIVE BECAUSE OF THE FEAR OF IT, AND THOSE OF USA

Who undeniably is it is…………….

I am here to share a word that you don’t look at you, but there is a powerful word, people in order to avoid it, even willing to do anything. People to it

The fear has spawned billions of dollars of industries, and some people have it, and they have to endure it a huge turn of life.

I’m not sure if any of you have noticed, but I’m fat. Not the lowercase, muttered-behind-my-back

kind, or the seemingly harmless chubby or cuddly. I’m not even the more sophisticated voluptuous

OR Curvaceous Kind.

I don’t know if you have noticed it, I am very fat. Not that kind of unambiguous, only the fat behind me, nor the kind of look is harmless

The fat, or even the mysterious, sexy richness.

Let’s not sugarcoat it. I am the capital F-A-T kind of fat. I am the elephant in the room. When I walked

out on stage, some of you may have been thinking, “Aww, this is going to be hilarious, because

everybody knows that fat people are funny.”

Still don’t use any words of the crown. I am the kind of obesity. I am the conspicuous elephant in the room. When I walked on the stage

When some people in you will think, “Hey, this will definitely be very funny, because everyone knows that the fat man is very funny.”

Or you may have been thinking, “Where does she get her confidence from?” Because a confident fat

Woman is Almost Uneinkable. The fashion-conscious members of the Audience May Have Been

Thinking How Fabulous I Look in this Beth Ditto Dress -thank You Very Much.

You will also think, “Where is she come here?” Because a confident fat woman seems to be only imagined. Part of the fashionable

The audience may already realize that I wear this BethDitto skirt very beautiful – thank you.

Whereas some of you might have thought, “Hmm, black would have been so much more slimming.”

You May Have Wondered, Consciously or Not, IF I Have Diabetes, or a Partner, or if i

Eat Carbs After 7pm.

But there are some people who will think, “Well, black will make her look thin.” You may have intentionally or unintentional, I may have diabetes,

Or I have been married, or I still eat snack after 7 o’clock.

I am fat, is I proud?

You May Have Worried That You Ate Carbs After 7pm Last Night, And That You Really Should Renew Your

Gym Membership. Thase Judgments Are Insidious. They Can Be Directed At Individuals and Groups,

And the can also be directed at ou sharses. And this way of thinking is known as faphphobia.

You may still worry yourself, because you eat snacks after you yesterday, you will feel very much to pay for your fitness. These prejudices are unable to avoid

of. They may be generated by individuals, may also be generated, and they may also be generated by ourselves. This kind of thinking is generally referred to as obese phobia.

Like Any Form of Systematic Oppness, Fatphobia Is Deeply Rooted In Complex Structures LIKE

Capitalism, Patriarchy and Racism, And That Can make it real difficult to see, let alone challenge. w

Live in a culture where being fat is seen as being a bad person – lazy, greedy, unhealthy, irresponsible

And Morally Suspect.

Just like various forms of systemic suppression in society, obese phobia is deeply rooted in this complex social structure, just like capitalism, male

And race discrimination, which makes it difficult to be realized, not to say to change it. Our society has told people that fathers are bad people –

Lazy, greedy, unhealthy, irresponsible people, even poor behavior.

And We Tend to See Thinness As Being Universally Good – Responsible, Successful, And in Control of

Our Appetites, Bodies and Lives. We See these ideas again and again in the Media, in public health

policy, doctors’ offices, in everyday conversations and in our own attitudes.

We are also generally believed that thin is a virtue-responsible, successful, able to control your appetite, body and life. We once again

From the media, medical insurance policy, and hospitals have been infused in these ideas, even in the daily talk, and our own ideas are not uncommon.

WE May Even Blame Fat People Themselves for the discrimination The Face Because, After All,

if we don’t like it, we should just lose weight. Easy. This antifat bias has become so integral, so

ingrained to how we value ingru u q e ot o r, questions

Contempt for people of size and where there.

We also take people, blame those obesity, after all, if we don’t like obesity, we only need to lose weight, very simple

one. This is more and more complete, more and more deep, and getting more and more deeply opposed to obese attitude. We rarely learn about it, we can

It is so desperate to people, and even where this contempt is from.

But We Must Question IT, Because The Enormous Value We Place ON How We Look Affects Every ONE OFE

US. and do we really want to live in a society where people are denided their basic humanity if they

don’t subscribe to some arbitrary form of acceptable?

But we need to question this concept, because we look great to our appearance, which affects each of us. We really want such a society

can you? It is extremely bought for this unsuspenstee value to deny the most basic humanity.

So When I Was Six Years Old, My Sister Used to Teach Ballet To a Bunch of Little Girls IN Our Garage. I

Was About a foot taller and a foot wider tour. When it you have to doing our first

Performance, I Was So Excited About Wearing A Pretty Pink Tutu.

When I was six years old, my sister teaches a group of children in the garage of our house. I am probably better than other children, fat one foot, when we

When I first performed, I was particularly excited for the first time wearing a ballerina.

I Was Going to Sparkle. As The Other Girls Slipped Easily Into Their Lycra And Tulle Creations, Not One of O

The Tutus Was Big Enough To Fit Me. I Was Determined Not to Be Excluded from The Performance, SO i

turned to my mother and loud enough for everyone to hear said, “Mom, I don’t need a tutu. I need

a four four.”

I thought I could become a dazzling star. And when other children are relaxed, there is no ballet dress to get me. I decreased

Heart must participate in the performance, so I am going to my mother, saying that everyone can hear, “Mom, I don’t want normal code (sound like 22), I want

A large (sound like 44). “

Thanks, Mom. And although I didn’t recognize it at the time, claiming space for myself in that glorious

Four Four Was The First Step Towards Becoming A Radical Fat Activist.

Thank you, mother. Although I didn’t realize that I walked on the big dance skirt on the stage, I became the first of my active obesity.


Now, I’m not saying that this whole body-love thing has been an easy skip along a glittering path of

Self-acceptance since what day in class. far from it. I soon Learned That Living Outside the the

Mainstream Considers Normal Can Be A FrustRating and isolating Place.

I didn’t mean that in the class, I suddenly learned my body, far from that. I will soon be from outside society,

Learn about the mainstream values ​​that make people feel desperate, loneliness.

I’ve spent the last 20 years unpacking and deprogramming these messages, and it’s been quite the

roller coaster. I’ve been openly laughed at, abused from passing cars and been told that I’m

Delusional. I Also Receive Smiles from Strangers Who Recognize What It Takes To Walk Down The Street

WITH A Spring in Your Step and your head helde.

I have used it for 20 years, understanding these prejudice, and the mood will also fall. I am laughed by the public, humiliated by the past, still

I have doubt that I have a illusory. But I have also got a smile from a stranger, and those people know that I will take the courage, you need to be very chest.


THANKS. And THROUGH IT, THAT FIERCE LITTLE SIX-Year-Old Has Stayed with Me, And She Has Helped ME

Stand Before You Today As An UnapoloGetic Fat Person, a Person That Simply Refuses To Subscribe To

The Dominant Narrative About How I Should Move Through The World in This Body of Mine.

thanks. During this process, the courage to stay at the age of six accompanied me, it gave me, a little fat man standing in front of you.

Qi, also made me a girl who refused to receive social mainstream for how to use my body, and a girl who is proud of my body.

And I’m not alone. I am part of an international community of people who choose to, rather than

Passively Accepting That Our Bodies Are and Probably Always Will Be Big, We Actively Choose to Flourish


I am not a lonely fight. I am a member of a global organization, and I have accepted the dislike of my body, we chose to your own body.

Attitude, we have to illuminate in your body.

People Who Honor Our Stregth and Work with, Not Against, Our Perceived Limitations, People Who

Value Health As Something Much More Holistic Than A Number on An Outdated Bmi Chart. Instead, WE

Value Mental Health, Self-Worth and How We feel in Our Bodies as vital aspect


We are proud of our strength, accepting, not challenging our restrictions, compared to a bunch of numbers on the BMI table, we are more

Treat health. In contrast, we think mental health, self-value, and treat your body’s attitude, is the most important thing for life.

People Who Refuse To Believe That Living In There Fat Bodies Is A Barrier To Anything, Really. There Area

Doctors, Academics and Bloggers Who Have Written Counting Volumes on The Many Facets of this

Complex Subject.

We refuse to think that obesity is a barrier to any place. Doctors, scholars, and some bloggers for different aspects, write a lot about this

Complex topic articles.


exposing the flesh that we’re all taught to hide. There are fat athletes who run marathons, teach yoga

OR do Kickboxing, All Done with a middle finger firmly held up to the status quo.

Some fashionable obese stars promote their beauty, their bodies, wearing “fat,” and short tops, so that those who should hide

come out. There are some obese athletes, they run the Marathon, when yoga instructor, fight boxing, they use their actions to erect the middle finger to this social concept.

And these People Have Taught Me That Radical Body Politics Is The Antidote to Our Body-Shaming

culture. But to be clear, I’m not saying that people shouldn’t change their bodies if that’s what they

Want to do.

These people teach my radical body political activities and is a vaccine of self-body shame. What needs to be clarified is that I don’t want to persuade those who think

Man to give up this idea.

Reclaiming yourself Can Be One of the MOST GORGEOUS ACTS OF Self-Love and Can Look Like a Million

Different Things, from Hairstyles to Tattoos to Body Contouring to Hormones To Surgery and Yes, Even

weight loss. It’s simple: it’s your body, and you decide what’s best to do with it.

Transforming yourself may be the best expression, and you have many ways, from hairstyles to tattoo, to your body’s contour, hormone conditioning or hand

Surgery, yes, even lose weight. This is very simple, this is your own body, what is best for you to do with you.

My way of engaging in activism is by doing all the things that we fatties aren’t supposed to do, and

there’s a lot of them, inviting other people to join me and then making art about it. The common

Thread Through Most of this Work Has Been Reclaiming Spaces That Are Offen Prohibitive To Bigger

Bodies, from the catwalk to club shows, from public swimming pools to prosinent dance.

The way I am involved in this radicalism is that I don’t do anything that fathers should not do, there are a lot of things, I invite people to join, and create together

Art. The main line of most of us is to open up the field that is not a fat man, from the Tianqiao to the nightclub performance, from the public swimming pool to

A conspicuous stage.

And Reclaiming Spaces en masse is not only a powerful artistic statement but a radical community-

building approach. This wasso true of “AQUAPORKO!”

Retreating these areas is not just an artist’s statement, and is also a radical attempt to establish a society. You can from “Aquaporko”


The Fat Fem Synchronized Swim Team I Started with a Group of Friends in Sydney. The Impact of Seeing

A Bunch of Defiant Fat Women in Flowery Swimming Caps and bathings throwing their legs in the Air


A Fancy Swimming Team, a fat woman, and a group of friends have established this team in Sydney. This group of unscrupulous women are wearing beautiful

Swimwear and swimming caps, there is no scruple to kick your legs in the air, and their influence is not to be underestimated.

Throughout My Career, I Have Learned That Fat Bodies Are INHERENTLY Political, and UnapoloGetic Fat

bodies can blow people’s minds. When director Kate Champion, of acclaimed dance theater company

Force Majeure, Asked Me To Be The Artistic Associate ON A Work Features All Fat Dancers, i Litrally

Jumped at the opportunity.

In my career, I realized that the obese body has a natural political color, and the fat people who don’t jeopsels can make people suddenly open.

When the Director of FORCEMAJEURE, the director of the theater, Katechampion invites me to do art guidance, guide a dance that draws obesity

I have grasped this opportunity tightly.

And I mean literally. “Nothing to Lose” is a work made in collaboration with performers of size who

Drew from Their Lived Experiences To Create A Work As Varied And Authentic As We All Are. And It WAS

AS Far from Ballet as you could iMagine.

I was serious. “There is no fear” to use the body of each actor to describe their experience, create a very diverse, true work like us

Taste. It is very different from the ballet performance you can imagine.

The Very Idea of ​​A Fat Dance Work by Such A Prestigious Company Was, To Put Mildly, Controversial,

Because Nothing Like It Had Ever Been Done on Mainstream Dance Stages Before Anywhere in The


Such a famous company, creating the original intention of such a work, simply, subversive, before the world, there is never such a master

Stage stage works.

People were skeptical. “What do you mean, ‘fat dancers?’ Like, size 10, size 12 kind of fat? Where did

they do their dance training? Are they going to have the stamina for a full-length production?”

People’s attitude is full. “What is the meaning of obese dancers?” 10 yards, 12 yards of fat? ” Where are they accepted dance training?

Do they have such energy to complete a complete performance?

But despite the skepticism, “Nothing to Lose” became a sellout hit of Sydney Festival. We received

Rave Reviews, Toured, Won Awards and Written About In over 7 languages. Thase Incredible

Images of outwee seen worldwide.

Despite the various suspicions, “no fear” is very seller in the Sydney Music Festival. We have got a warm praise, touched, took a prize, I

Our performances were also translated into 27 languages. These stage photos have spread all over the world.

I’ve lost count of how many times people of all sizes have told me that the show has changed their

lives, how it helped them shift their relationship to their own and other people’s bodies, and how it

Made Them Confront Their Own Bias.

I don’t remember how many times, people of all kinds of body told me that this performance changed their lives, changed they to see their body, he

The way, let them look directly from their own prejudice.

But of course, work that pushes people’s buttons is not without its detractors. I have been told that

I’m glorifying obesity. I have received violent death threats and abuse for daring to make work that

centers fat people’s bodies and lives and treats us as worthwhile human beings with valuable stories

to tell. I’ve even been called “the ISIS of the obesity epidemic” —

But of course, this will give people a wake-up work, less devalued. I have been described as an unhealthy diet, I accepted hostile

The death threat is misunderstood to be a kind of art that is centered on fatty, regardless of other people’s meaningful life. I am still called “unhealthy diet”

Horist “

A Comment So Absurd That It is Funny. But it also speaks to the panic, The Litral Terror, That The Fear

fat can evoke. It is this fear that’s feeding the diet industry, which is keeping so many of us from

Making Peace with our ing bodies, for waiting to be the after-photo before we truly start to live out


This comment is very ridiculous, very ridiculous. However, it is also directly related to the panic, real fear, and people’s fear of obesity is produced. At once

This fear nourishes the weight loss industry, those industries that let us hate their own body, and those who don’t want to accept the true you want to become “

“” People after “.

Because The Real Elephant in The Room Here Is Fatphobia. Fat Activism Refuses To Indulge this Fear. By

advocating for self-determination and respect for all of us, we can shift society’s reluctance to

Embrace Diversity and Start To Celebrate The Myriad Ways There to have a body. Thank you.

Because the true conscious elephant in the room is an obese fear. Obese radicalism refuses to deliver this fear. We advocate self-definition, respect all

People, we can make such a variety of society to accept the emotions and began to celebrate the numerous forms of the body. thanks.

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