Some of you might remember a few months back I was talking about a photographic project I was working on with Dr Lauren Gurrieri of the Griffith Business School and photographer Isaac Brown of the Queensland College of Art, where I (and several other activists) were being photographed to document the lives of fat people.
Well, with no further ado, may I introduce you to…
On Friday night we launched the online image gallery to provide an alternative to headless fatties in the media and in marketing. In a world where fat bodies are constantly othered and dehumanised, we recognised the need to have images that identify fat people as human beings with lives, loves, careers, hobbies, passions, families and rich experiences.
Not only can these be used for media and marketing purposes, but can be used by anyone who wishes to illustrate an article, blog post or other piece with non-stigmatising photographs of fat people. It is free, and can be used for any non-commercial, non-derivative purpose, (the terms and condition are found on every image page).
How awesome is that??
It has been an incredible experience participating in this project, and we have more photo sessions in the future. The other participants have been Zoe, Sonya, Frances, Nick and Natalie. And in October, there will be an exhibition of more photographs at the Brisbane Powerhouse.
So to introduce you to the project, and show you how awesome the photos are, I have selected a few of my own favourites to share with you. I only chose from photos including myself, so as to let the other activists showcase their own fantastic photos.
Well that’s enough spamming you with photos of me! I hope you like the teaser and please do go and have a look at Stocky Bodies. And spread the word – this is an amazing project that I am very proud to be part of.