So much fat fabulousness

Seriously, is this National Fat Week of Awesome or something?

First, there’s the short film Fatshionably Viral: The Weight of Visibility, which Linda Dianne made for her MA thesis.

She’s planning to turn it into a feature-length documentary about the Fatshionista LiveJournal, fatshion blogging, and body positivity, which is so exciting. I can’t wait to see what she does with it!

Then there’s this amazing video that Gabi Gregg made of herself, Tess Munster, and Nadia Aboulhosn singing along to Beyonce’s “Flawless.”

I generally don’t pass along things that Nadia Aboulhosn does, because she’s said some racist stuff. But I’m making an exception in this case both because this video is SO NEEDED, and because I feel that the positives of promoting the work of a black woman (Gabi) outweigh the negatives of lending credibility to a woman who has made anti-black comments (Nadia).

My #feministselfie contribution

Last week, the feminist internet kind of blew up (as it does every so often) with responses to a Jezebel piece condemning selfies.

Plenty of other writers have already covered what was wrong with the piece, and how selfies can be a liberating form of visibility–so I’ll just give you my favorite selfie.

I took this my senior year of college while getting ready for a Dresden Dolls concert–which, by the way, was amazing.