Come One, Come All!
At Fierce Fatties, we pride ourselves on having a large and diverse writing staff. From average-sized to ZOMGDEATHFAT, Caucasian to multi-racial, from straight to bi (several of us, actually!), we have a number of bases covered. But we want to do more. We can do better than just “have our bases covered.” We’ve always welcomed contributions from a wide variety of perspectives and peoples, but it’s always just been a sort of open-ended “Hey if you’re out there and you find us and want to write for us, drop us an email” kind of thing. No more!
CALLING ALL WRITERS! Are you DEATHFAT? A Person of Color? A man? A member of the LGBTQIA community? First Nations? Ultra-rich? (Drop me a line! ) Broke-ass poor? Immigrant? Emmigrant? Are you full of wisdom of the ages or just stepping out on your own?* We want to hear from YOU! These voices need to be heard, their perspectives shared, or else Fat Acceptance and the way it intersects with race, socio-economic status, gender, sex, and sexuality, will remain dominated by one very specific perspective; the white, cis, straight, not too fat (but still definitely fat) woman’s perspective.
I am grateful for, and acknowledge, all of the work that’s been done in the name of Fat and Body Acceptance by those who have come before in decades past, as well as those who are still beating the drum of civil rights. I recognize that there are already people out there who fit into categories I’ve described above who are writing in their own spaces and who are sharing their perspective on things and their stories. It’s awesome — I’ve been reading. What we’re offering here is the opportunity to use the FFF platform of 30k+ page views a month to help get that word out. Whether it’s one post a month or weekly or bi-weekly, we want to use our reach to emphasize those voices that don’t get as much coverage.
Head on over to our Join Us page and get with the writing!
*Did I miss something? Something that’s awesome about you, but not included in my list? Join us!