Sunday, 24 March 2013

How to be a Fat Bitch (#4)

Big Fat Betty's Homework:

#1: You Are Not Giving Up
#2: Reclaiming the Word Fat
#4: See Beauty in Other Fat Bodies

Hello and welcome to Homework #4 of The Nearsighted Owl's How to Be a Fat Bitch E-Course! This week our homework is to "create a tribute to a fat body. Your fat body or somebody else's. Make a papier mache figure, draw a silhouette  photograph your rolls, curate a collection of images of bodies similar to yours, etc."

Going along the lines of some other bloggers choices for their homework, I'd like to introduce you to two ladies that I would like to pay tribute to...

Model/Photographer: Lauren French | Lauren French is my best friend, sister fatshionista and all round general bundle of awesomeness. She inspires me to be beautiful inside and out. Lauren can normally be found being my unpaid hair stylist, MUA and general accessoriser - when she's not doing that, you might find her over at her blog (if you're lucky) or on Twitter. You'll also often find us at Big Girls Paradise together, either on or under the table. PS: Please stop stealing my clothes. Love you <3.

Model: Tess Munster | Photographer: Girlie Show Photography | Tess Munster is a plus size model from LA and is one of my life and modelling inspirations. Not only is she a beautiful, confident woman, but she also has a great personality and is down to earth. I love reading her updates on Instagram and participating in the #effyourbeautystandards movement that she created. Tess may be a bit of a celeb, modelling for the likes of Domino Dollhouse and Jessica Louise Clothing, but she still has time to be a wonderful Mother, partner and friend, as well as spending time supporting people on their size acceptance journey.

Our discussion question this week is: "How has seeing fat bodies in the media affected you? Like Adele, Gabourey Sidibe, Aidy Bryant from SNL, Beth Ditto, Melissa McCarthy, etc. Do you gravitate towards fat positive music, TV and movies?" I enjoy seeing fat bodies positively portrayed in the media but I don't see much of it, and if I gravitated towards fat positive entertainment I wouldn't have anything to watch/listen to! My list of celebrity inspiration seems to be slowly dwindling away, with a lack of 'new fatties' on the scene and an increasing number of 'old timers' falling into the diet trap...it's a sad state of affairs. Cor, this is a bit depressing isn't it...over and out!

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