Cool Stuff Fat People Do
After reading about the fat hatred thrown at Holley Mangold and how some celebrities in Hollywood, along with your average, everyday people, are using fatphobia to strike back at Chik-fil-A’s homophobia, I thought it would be a great time to post awesome stuff our fellow fatties, famous and non-famous, can do.
Contrary to popular belief, we are capable of more than stuffing our faces with fast food and sitting around taking up space on furniture all day (and even if we do, that’s still no reason to hate).
So, are you ready for a list of cool stuff we can do? Let’s get it started!
Showing off some funky moves in a dance contest (the winner comes in at 1:01)
Performing in professional dance competitions (the Fatosphere’s own Ragen Chastain from Dances With Fat)
Lifting weights and working out beside thinner people
Getting nominated for an Academy Award and being on the front of a mainstream magazine cover
Winning an Academy Award
Publicly going against “the norm” and declaring ourselves diet-free and not giving a damn what other people think.
In other words, being a part of the Fatosphere and being activists, fighting for fat people to be treated with the respect and dignity they deserve. Each and every one of you who constantly get knocked down over and over again by anti-obesity special interest groups, the media, and trolls, yet keep getting back up and staying strong, that’s probably about as cool as it can get.
I know I left out a lot of other cool stuff, but that’s why I’ve got you! Tell me what other cool stuff fat people, including yourself, do in the comments. Let’s show the fatphobes that we can be cool and amazing in our bigger bodies.