Fab fatty frolic = success!

Five fabulous fatties frolicking in a field ๐Ÿ™‚

Yesterday was the Fab Fatty Frolic that I organized, and it was a lot of fun. It was a relatively small group, but that turned out to be nice because there was just the right number of people to talk together without splitting into multiple conversations. (Not that multiple conversations is a bad thing, but sometimes it’s just nice to hang out as one group.)

The weather cooperated as well–it was warm, but comfortable in the shade, and there was a good breeze.

We talked about fatshion, the lack of plus size stores in the Boston area, dance groups and classes, various forms of chub rub prevention, and how Kate Harding was most of our entry point to fat acceptance.ย It was great to have people to talk about these things with in real life.

My FA library

I brought a bunch of books to flip through, and of course, my trusty hula hoop.

We all agreed that there should be more fat frolicking soon–perhaps at the beach.

Stay tuned for announcements about the time and location of the next fab fatty frolic!

Two exciting events: Fab Fatty Frolic and Three Big Fat Voices

Huzzah for fat hooping!

So, I went ahead and planned that Fab Fatties Frolic that I was thinking about.

It will be on June 2nd (rain date: June 23rd) at the Cambridge Common park.

I’ve created a Facebook event, which has a few more details:

Let’s enjoy our fabulous fat community out in the sun. ๐Ÿ™‚

Fats and allies of all shapes/sizes/ages/backgrounds/genders/abilities/etc are welcome!

You can find me by my hot pink Hello Kitty blanket. I will also bring various frolicking implements such as a hula hoop, frisbee, and bubbles, as well as FA books to read (and possibly a few to swap). Feel free to bring any frolicking implements, books, snacks, whatever you want.

The Cambridge Common is near Harvard Square on the Red Line.

In even more Boston-area fatty excitingness, I just read about another awesome event that’s coming up: Three Big Fat Voices with Hanne Blank, Lesley Kinzel, and Susan Stinson.

From the event description:

Behold! Three fat superheroines in glorious eyeglasses swoop into Cambridge for one night to read from their own works. Let the skyline be illuminated by the brilliance of their cultural critique and honest words. Listen to their powerful fiction, memoir, and poetry pieces boom out. And be swept away on a cresting wave of fat activism, fat acceptance, and fat community.

Damn, I’m glad I live in Boston. This sounds amazing.

I’ll definitely be there. If you’re in the area, check it out!