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Fabulous Representations of Fat Bodies

By Danceswithfat @danceswithfat

One of the most powerful things that I do to reinforce my personal body love journey is to seek out positive representations of fat bodies.  I live in a culture that barrages me with negative images of, and messages about, fat bodies. It’s important to me that I counteract that.

I was thinking about it today because the Adipositivity Project Annual Calendar is out [link NSFW unless your work is really cool), and, as always, it is awesome! I was lucky enough to be an Adiposer for the awesome Substantia Jones’ fabulous fat positive project [NSFW] and it was an amazing experience..

Splits on Wallstreet

One of my pictures for the adipositivity project. I did the splits on Wall Street while business people stared at me and ate their sandwiches. 

Fabulous Representations of Fat Bodies

Hanging out with Substantia Jones in NYC #curlygirls

It inspired me to take pictures of some of the positive representations of fat bodies that we keep around the house…

My Best Friend, Kelrick, got this for me at a little shop in his apartment in Astoria
Also from Kelrick
Plaque from

Julianne got these fabulous flying fat figurines at the Big Fat Flea Market
This was in the window of a thrift shop that I passed on all of the training runs for my first marathon.  I told Julianne about it and she got it for me.
I got this at

Kelrick painted this beautiful piece and then gifted it to me.
Magnet from
This was a gift from the amazing Ronda Wood

Great sculpture from
Julianne got this lovely fat ballerina for me
Another magnet from

I was also reminded of these soft sculptures by Yulia Ustinova on Facebook today (and thus reminded that I desperately want one!)

What are some of your favorite representations of fat bodies? Please feel free to leave links to them in the the comments!

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