Over on Fat Positive Feminism, Ali has done a fabulous post on a few of her favourite fat positive things. I liked the idea so much, I thought I might do it myself.
So here are some fat positive things that I class as my favourites.
The name Queen really fits this lady. She’s so regal, so elegant, yet so real and down to earth. Not only can she sing, act, dance, carry comedy and looks fantastic in anything, she’s also an awesome role model for young women.
Leonard Nimoy’s Full Body Project
Fat women as they are, natural, beautiful and with dignity. And yes, the photographs are taken by Leonard “Mr Spock” Nimoy!
Big Girl, You are Beautiful by Mika
This isn’t the correct version of the music video, but the correct version can’t be embedded. But you get the idea. A positive portrayal of fat women!
An online shop that REALLY does cater to the plus sized market. Their tights are well made, fit well and go to a very large size. And the colours… oh the colours!
The Corrinna Chapman books by Kerry Greenwood
Corinna Chapman is a fat woman. She’s also sexy, successful, loved by friends and her gorgeous, gorgeous boyfriend, funny, smart, talented and kind. The first book, Earthly Delights opened up a whole new world of fiction for me, fiction where fat women aren’t the lazy, loser friends of the heroines.
This lady is AWESOME. Not only is she a fabulous fat activist, but she’s also changing attitudes within her profession on nutrition and diet, as well as exercise. Plus she’s a very lovely person too.
I am a latecomer to the love of La Ditto. At first I didn’t really dig her, I just thought she was someone that fatties glommed onto simply because she was “not thin”. But then I saw this interview with her, and my opinion of her radically changed. I’ve since got into her music with The Gossip, and I get her so much more. Cool lady.
Elizabeth Patch’s More to Love
Pretty, feminine art depicting beautiful women with full, fat bodies, living their lives with positivity.
Not only do they cater to the plus sized market at a reasonable price, AND ship internationally, but they get some very cool ladies on board to promote, design and model their clothing. Beth Ditto has a range. Crystal Renn is a regular model. Chaka Khan is the face (and bodacious bod) of their latest line. These are clothes I like to see and want to wear.
So, now I throw it over to you. What are some of your favourite things that are fat positive? Clothes, celebrities, art, literature, music, you name it – share it in the comments.
H. E. Bates. No, really. His descriptions of Ma Larkin are delicious, and he clearly appreciated a larger lady.
Another author for the list.
I ADORE Evans, I have the most gorgeous dress from there that I bought for my going away outfit when I got hitched way back when (see fat girls get married too! hehehe). The Corinna Chapman books are so fantastic, I’ve read the first two many times, need to hunt for more of them! Also good is Meg Cabot’s (she of the Princess Diaries) Heather Wells series. Funny mysteries with a dash of romance.
*hums* These are just some of my favourite things………!
Thanks for the tip on the Heather Wells series. I’m gonna find those!
GREAT POST!! You’ve given me some new things to check out! and I can’t believe I forgot to mention Queen Latifa in my post. I think she’s great too!
She’s an awesome lady, that’s for sure. Thanks for the inspiration.
Aw, thank you! You’re very sweet 🙂
I’ve always been a fan of plus-size models! There’s a great site with many images of Crystal and other plus-size models here:
They’re all gorgeous.
The site’s forum also has thought-provoking discussions about body image and the media.