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thyccandtyred · 10 months ago
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If you need some good content to follow on instagram, check out Caleb Hearon. He's a writer/comedian and works full-time as an absolute JOY.
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hoe-smad · a month ago
Until my dying day I will thank the creators of What We Do In The Shadows for making a fat character the sexiest motherfucker on the show
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buillermogreenberg · a month ago
Such amazing queer/Latino representation on WWDITS but I wanna take a moment and thank them for making Guillermo a badass and engaging character that is also fat! And to have him be a part of (what seems to be building into) a slow-burn main character romance!
Like, I literally cannot think of another show that has done this, or at least done it as well as WWDITS. We simply love to see it. 
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fatliberation · 11 months ago
Top ten fat celebs?
Oh gosh, I couldn’t pick just ten!! We can do more of these if you guys like!
I’m gonna narrow it down here and first acknowledge lesser known fat musicians. This past weekend I just watched Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom and it’s a shame that I had never heard her story until now! I’m glad she’s finally getting the recognition she deserves as the Mother of the Blues, so if I may, I want to take this opportunity to celebrate ten fat musicians of color!
Ma Rainey
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A queer, Black, influential female singer and songwriter of the 1920s. She was the first popular stage entertainer to incorporate authentic blues into her song repertoire and became known as the "Mother of the Blues!” With her unapologetic lyrics, Rainey proudly proclaimed her bisexuality and helped to mainstream Black female narratives in a musical style that later became a nationwide craze.
Bessie Smith
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The Black, queer, “Empress of the Blues” who began as Ma Rainey’s protegé, later became the most popular female blues singer of the 1920s and 1930s! She wrote songs about liberated women, and had a plainspoken style that foreshadowed rap, and was a major influence on fellow blues singers and jazz vocalists.
Sister Rosetta Tharpe
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The “Godmother of Rock and Roll!” A Black, queer, guitar-playing gospel singer, who paved the way for Elvis, Chuck Berry, and influenced everyone from Miranda Lambert to Bob Dylan! She crafted the sound in the 30s and 40s, her gospel recordings were characterized by a unique mixture of spiritual lyrics and rhythmic accompaniment that was a precursor of rock and roll. F*ck the Beatles, Sister Rosetta is the original rocker!
Willie Mae “Big Mama” Thornton
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A Black female (and gender non-conforming) drummer, harmonicist, singer and songwriter of the 1950s! She was a formative figure in the rhythm and blues genre. The songs “Hound Dog” and “Ball and Chain” became huge hits for Elvis Presley and Janis Joplin in later years, but Big Mama Thornton sang them first!
Israel Kamakawiwo'ole, or “Bruddah Iz”
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A Native Hawaiian `ukulele player, singer-songwriter, and activist, who is best known for his beloved rendition of “Over the Rainbow” in 1988 and forever changing the face of Hawaiian music. Through his joyful songs and lifelong advocacy for the islands’ values and culture, Kamakawiwo`ole has been widely referred to as the “Voice of Hawai`i!”
And now for some up and coming musicians!
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Tedy is a Haitian immigrant, who has moved around from various cities in both America and Canada. Originally a Youtuber, Tedy is a budding musician with little background in songwriting, but you’d never know it. He cultivated his distinct, soulful and explosive musical style by drawing on melodies and sounds he picked up throughout his life and his exposure to different cultures. Tedy released the singles “Can I” in 2016, and “Hold on Tighter” in 2018. Now signed to Sony Music, Tedy is back with the new EP Boys Don’t Cry. The emotionally charged track rides an expressive journey through feelings of fear, sadness, acceptance, and finally empowerment. Be sure to give it a listen!
Spotify | IG | Twitter | Soundcloud
G.R. Gritt
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G.R. Gritt is a Juno Award winning, Two-Spirit, Transgender, Anishinaabe/Metis artist. They reclaim space through songs that show that intersectional identity is expansive and not to be divided into parts. By exploring the emotional and cultural core of their heritage as a non-binary, queer, Indigenous artist, they create new space and encourage others to do the same. Gritt is currently preparing for the release of a new full-length album titled, Ancestors, on Coax Records. Their first single, “Quiet Years” is out now! Check it out!
Website | Spotify | IG | Twitter
Brittany Howard
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Brittany Howard is known for being the lead vocalist, guitarist, and main songwriter of rock bands Alabama Shakes and Thunderbitch. In 2019, she struck out on her own to write and produce a record that comes from the perspective of a queer, mixed-race woman, born to a Black father and white mother in the same city as the founder of neo-Nazi message board Stormfront and a former Grand Wizard in the Klan. Jaime, named in memoriam after Howard’s late sister, is a soul record built for and by our turbulent times, seeking humanity. Listen to it now!
Soundcloud | Spotify | IG | Twitter | Website
Tunde Olaniran
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Tunde Olaniran is a Nigerian-American, gender non-comforming artist from Flint, Michigan. They have quickly embedded themself into the Detroit music scene; a singer, rapper, dancer, choreographer, producer and activist. Their music abandons all preconceptions of what pop can be. Their thematically-rich 2018 record Stranger supplied plenty of rhythms to exercise Olaniran’s voice, as they waxed poetic about what it means to be known. Their lyrics contain multitudes; they can speak on the Black experience, Celine Dion, and science fiction, and float seamlessly between subjects with grace. Their new single, “WDIWHI,” just came out in November! Give it a play!
Spotify | Soundcloud | IG | Twitter | Website
Crys Matthews
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Crys Matthews is a queer, Black singer and songwriter who blends Americana, folk, jazz, blues, bluegrass and funk into a bold, complex performance steeped in traditional melodies. Her two 2017 releases, a full-length album called The Imagineers, about love and life, and an EP called Battle Hymn for an Army of Lovers, which tackles social justice themes. Over the summer, she released a single titled “Six Feet Apart” with Heather Mae (another amazing fat musician!!) as well as their virtual Pride tour ‘The Singing OUT Tour’, which allowed others to continue to celebrate the LGBTQ+ community from the safety and comfort of their own homes. “Six Feet Apart” is a stunning concoction of Mae’s soulful vocals and Matthews’ organic tones, fused to form a beautiful release with a relatable narrative. Be sure to listen and give Crys some support!
Spotify | IG | Twitter | Website | GigglesForGeorgia
Also, check out this great article by Sydneysky G (@blackfatqueer on twitter) to read about more fat, Black, female pioneers of music!
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fatfashionforyou · 16 days ago
6 Online Brands That You’ll Actually Want to Shop From
Only goes up to a size XL? Ew. Outdated prints and frumpy fits? Double Ew. Doesn’t even use plus-size models in their garment photos? TRIPLE EW. 
 We’ve all been through it. Scrolling through our devices, finding the cutest little clothing piece on instagram, going to the website of said clothing piece and then... getting the worst news possible: they don’t have our size. Thus begins the spiral of devastation, frustration, and hopelessness while we ask ourselves “WHEN IS IT OUR TURN TO BE CATERED TO?” 
As someone who has experienced this horrible feeling themselves, I have set out on curating a list of my favorite inclusive, innovative, and fashionable clothing brands that never let me down with their unique styles and aesthetics. And because I care about ya, here they are just for you <3
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WRAY NYC is a staple for me. A NYC-based, size inclusive, fine arts inspired brand that delivers both casual and elevated pieces from their checkered lounge sets (as pictured above) to silky and sexy evening dresses. Check out their new holiday collection for stunning pieces to show off to your friends, family, and tinder dates this upcoming festive season. 
Size range: XXS - 6XL 
Price: $$
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Future forward body wear designed for all bodies. CHROMAT is a brand that I’ve always admired. Through their swimwear, they convey a very valuable message, that “every body is worthy of love, acceptance, and being empowered”. Though they are a little more expensive than you run of the mill Target bathing suit, their garment quality and unique style make the investment oh so worth it.
Size range: XS - 4XL
Price: $$ and a half
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3. Fashion Brand Company
FBC in three words: Campy, non-traditional, made-to-last (okay I know that last one was not one word, give me a break here). Self proclaimed to be exclusively designed and operated by lizards (Penelope, the owner, has a wicked sense of humor), this brand walks the fine line between the absurd and the everyday wear in their magnificently unique garments. My favorite piece from their new collection is their Swiss Cheese Trouser, a pastel yellow, linen pant with circular cutouts on the legs. It doesn’t get much better than that. 
Size range: XS - 6XL
Price: $$
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4. Tyler McGillivary
If you love playful textiles, bold colors, and interesting silouettes, then you’ll love Tyler McGillivary. The line is inspired by a range of influences including contemporary design, illustration, early cartoons, digital art and nature. Want to turn some heads with your look? Then look no further than this brand.
Size Range: XS - 3XL
Price: $$$
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Owned, operated, and designed by Japanese model and comedian Naomi Watanabe, this cutesy clothing brand has been a pioneer for inclusive fashion in Japan and Eastern Asia. As a plus-size woman herself, Ms. Watanabe has always found her confidence in fashion and leads the way in her homeland by creating fun, out-of-the box designs for every body. 
Size Range: about a US 0 - US 20
Price: $ and a half
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6. Snag Tights
Long lasting, size inclusive, ethically made, creatively designed, and affordable tights and body wear. Need I say more?
(Okay I will say a little more - definitely check out their white ‘When Doves Cry’ garter hose. Has the most perfect opaque color and soft buttery feel. You’ll thank me later.)
Size Range: XS - 6XL
Price: $
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Shout out to my thighs just because🥳
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cuntboy-official · 9 months ago
hot take but putting fat characters in caretaker roles isn’t much of an improvement over putting them in comic relief/villain roles if that’s all you give us. Like yeah, it’s nice to see our presence be portrayed as a positive for once, but sometimes I’d take being a fatass villain fucking shit up because they feel like it over being the (thin, conventionally attractive) protagonist’s pillow to cry on .
I mean don’t get me wrong, fat people being nice and gentle is great, but there’s so much more we can be. We can have goals of our own, quirks that don’t come in the Standard Fat Character package, character struggles that don’t have anything to do with our weight. 
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thetravelerwrites · 6 months ago
Representation in Manga/Manhua
Some recommendations for LQBTQIA+/Disabled/Chronically Ill/Overweight characters who are protagonists and not fetishized:
A Bouquet for an Ugly Girl (Overweight, not conventionally attractive girl)
Elf Boyfriend and Boyish Girlfriend (not conventionally attractive female protag)
I Want to Be Normal (Protagonist with Face Blindness)
Gaijin-Chan to Mushinkei Boyish-Chan (Masc Lesbian)
My Androgynous Boyfriend (Genderfluid Male Protag)
Half (Lesbian Couple)
In The Closet (Lesbian One Shot Collection)
Paperbag-Kun is In Love (Male Protag with Anxiety)
Koi no Koe (Male Protag with Anxiety)
Kimi No Koe (Mute Female Protag)
Bring the Love (Male Protag with Burns and Chronic Pain)
Koe No Katachi/A Silent Voice (Deaf Female Protag)
Looking Up to You (Masculine Girl/Feminine Boy Couple)
Perfect World (Paralyzed/Chronically Ill Male Protag)
Pochimani (Overweight Female Protag)
Pulse (Lesbians)
Yankee-Kun and the White Cane Girl (Blind Female Protag)
Womanly Boyfriend and Manly Girlfriend (Exactly what it sounds like, but super cute)
I Married My Best Friend to Shut My Parents Up (Lesbians)
Tamen De Gushi/Start with Your Name (Lesbians, Super Funny and Cute)
Take Off Your Mask, Ishikawa (Female Protag with Anxiety)
Sweat and Soap (Spicy, Female Protag with Hyperhidrosis)
Beauty and the Beast Girl (Spicy, Lesbians, Blind Protag)
Our Dining Table (Gay)
Boyish Girlfriend (Lesbians)
Komi Can't Communicate (Female Protag with A Communication Disorder)
Nearby Muscle Girl (Masculine Female Protag)
Strong Girl Saotome (Masculine Female Protag)
Gestures of Affection/Yubisaki to Renren (Deaf Female Protag)
So far, those are all the ones that aren't fetishy that I've found personally. I want to find more gay ones, but A: I feel weird reading gay stuff as a an unman, and B: most of it is fetishy. If you guys know of any more queer or disabled or just unusual protagonists in anime/manga/manhua, please let me know in the notes.
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alegitsalvage · 6 months ago
Sierra Teller Ornelas, Rutherford Fall's Indigenous show runner (and majority Native American writer's room), casting Jana Schmieding in the role of Reagan Wells as a badass, sexy, smart, and funny fat woman whose fatness is never the subject of any conversation or even subtext is 🔥🔥🔥. It reminds me of how Dan Levy approached homophobia in Schitt's Creek, and I am here for this utopian approach to inclusion. As is so often the case, "representation" usually looks like at best moving someone from disdained butt of the joke to pitiable tragedy. There is certainly space for real and honest stories about the experience of living in a fatphobic world, and I didn't realize how much I needed to see a fat person simply get to be human.
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This means so much to me. I saw a video in my newsfeed of a doll recreation of Lizzo. An artist taking a pre-made doll and recreating it to look like her. It would have been SO easy for them to make her skinny, to give her the Barbie body. But no, they went the extra mile and actually sculpted her body. They didn't take away what little representation that fat people have. I'm so thankful for that.
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bxdtime-ceai · 2 months ago
i'm so goddamn tired of seeing only skinny people in TV shows. and like, when there is a character who is bigger (usually a little chubby, rarely fat), they're always a side character. and if a TV show does have a main character who is fat/chubby, the whole show is about that. like i can't even enjoy my shows anymore because i'm so distracted from the plot wondering how tf these characters stay so skinny in the show. where are the fat waists??? the fat thighs??? where are my apple-shaped bodies??? where are the fridge-shaped bodies??? the rounder pear bodies??? why isn't my body represented????!!!!!!
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that-pansexual-feminist · 5 months ago
shout out to us top heavy bitches. those of us who carry all our weight from the stomach up. who have no ass, no hips. who aren’t hour glass shaped, who have broad backs and wide shoulders, and that neck hump thingy.
all of us motherfuckers shaped like this
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here’s to us 😙✌🏻
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yagirlrose88 · 9 months ago
When Penelope's season comes out, SHE BETTER GET A SEX SCENE. Fat people deserve to see themselves in intimate scenes just like skinny people.
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Lookin like somebody alternative auntie, but then again I'm exactly that😎😋
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kawaiinekoj · 2 months ago
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underused faceclaim challenge - by @sweetiesplum
✨ 4 avatars of the magnificient @jazzminejay, so fond of her youtube content, love for colors and amazing fashion sense!  
❀ made by/credits: kawaiinekoj (instagram | linktree) - typos by dulude, helmut schmid, lok ng’s.
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