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girljanitor:

DANZA VOLUMINOSA: Cuba’s Sensational Plus-Size Dance Company

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Danza Voluminosa, a dance group created in 1996 by dancer and choreographer Juan Miguel Mas, features prima ballerina Mailín Daza and seven dancers in total: six beautiful fat women and himself. They have three full-length productions under their belts as well as 30 shorter pieces. A Canadian documentary, “Defying Gravity” (2004) chronicles Juan Miguel Mas’ vision for his troupe and the obstacles they have faced.

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According to Mas:

We provide a context for obese people to develop artistically, to create a language and a structure that makes them able to interact with society. But it’s not limited to fat people. We’ve worked with dancers who gained weight, retired dancers – all kinds of artists said to be ‘good for nothing’. We’ve worked with people with AIDS. 

We’ve played in places for the first time where people have shouted at us, ‘look at those fat people!’ We still hear giggles sometimes, but when audiences see the sense of purpose, the work that has gone into the show, our concentration – well, there’s always huge applause at the end.

(Source: a-spoon-is-born, via realbodyrevolution)

fatpeopleofcolor:

fatpeopleofcolor:

Edit: fixed typos.

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babybutta:

Pretty Fat II-Spring 2013~ Kadejah H.
Decided to make another version o u o
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babybutta:

Pretty Fat II-Spring 2013~ Kadejah H.

Decided to make another version o u o

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strangeasanjles:

belgumbo:

https://www.wf-site.com/microsite/pages/2d733294fbb92ee0
 This is the photo to look for folks when voting. THANKS!!
www.belgumbo.tumblr.com


gloryyyyyyy
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strangeasanjles:

belgumbo:

https://www.wf-site.com/microsite/pages/2d733294fbb92ee0

 This is the photo to look for folks when voting. THANKS!!

www.belgumbo.tumblr.com

gloryyyyyyy

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everybodycardiff:

Fat Merbabe * Kit Wagstaff
[website] & [tumblr] 
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everybodycardiff:

Fat Merbabe * Kit Wagstaff

[website] & [tumblr

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pretzuls:

Bonjour Gazel: August 16 2013
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pretzuls:

Bonjour Gazel: August 16 2013

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rumorsincolor:

I wore these leggings out on Sunday and even though I love them, I fucking hated them. I thought my legs looked too big (as I usually do) and honestly, I didn’t even want to look at myself. So, last night I decided that I was going to love them again. I found this shirt in the back of my closet, put on some makeup, and took these pictures.

Being positive about my body is so hard some days because truly, I’ve been told my whole life that my body is wrong and takes up too much space. But I’ve definitely come a long way. Last month, I would never have posted pictures that showed this much of my arms, stomach, thighs, etc. Last year, I would never have tied this shirt up, worn it without a tank top , and I SURE AS HELL would not have taken or posted pictures in it.

So these pictures are a giant FUCK YOU to everyone who has ever tried to make me feel bad about my body. It’s a fuck you to all of the people who wanted to like me in private because they couldn’t handle my body. It’s a fuck you to everyone who has ever offered me dieting or exercise tips that I never fucking asked for. And most of all it’s a fuck you to everyone who fetishes the fat body.

I don’t want your fucking help. I am not your fucking fetish. I will not hate my body to fit your standards

***DONT REBLOG THIS TO YOUR FETISH/PORN BLOGS that’s not what these are for

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staticrougecurves:

How about feeling freedom within yourself?

Photo by: Kevin Wilford Photography

Location: Aruba :)

Clothing from Forever21+ & Boots from River Island UK

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fatpeopleofcolor:

fatpeopleofcolor:

Edit: fixed typos.

The queue only has enough posts until tomorrow afternoon! We are back and seeking submissions. You can also submit a link of a post you’d like us to reblog directly. Any media is accepted! I will also be browsing the #fpoc tag for posts to reblog!

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