Anonymous asked: Are fat nudes alright?
Fat nudes are awesome! For this space though, because of accessibility, we try to not have nudes. Our avatar is an example of what’s chill. We aim to keep this blog “safe for work” because we wan people to be able to access it from anywhere. There’s a cool new blog pervertsofcolor.tumblr.com that may be just the place to showcase your fine naked self!
The mods of this space have been super busy! We hope to get back into the swing of things soon. We’re going to change up the format just a bit so that we can have continuous stream of media and also to not overwork ourselves. From here on out we’re only going to post 1 type of media each day. This way we can hopefully engage folks in dialogue around that that one piece of media.
We will be opening up a few mod positions. I’ll make a post about it later this week.
Please keep submitting articles, images, links, write ups, whatever you want! We will definitely add it, it just may take some time. If we start getting a large amount of submissions, then we will increase the amount of posts per day.
I have a questions for you all that I would love your feedback on through reblogs or through replying. Feel free to answer all, some or none: Would you approve of posting media from someone who does not identify as fat but depicts “fat” bodies? Would you be open to expanding the imagery seen on this blog to other sizes that may not traditionally be seen as fat? What are your thoughts about what should be seen, read, consumed in this space? How can we be more inclusive? For those who utilize image descriptions: is it better to write short and brief, or do you appreciate it being really detailed? How can we make this space better?
ETA: Another question: There has been, on rare occasion, an anon who is negative. Should I post that and do some “education”, shut it down, call out the anon for their bs OR just keep this space with positive images and words and not publish those types of messages?
I’d like to welcome new followers and thank everyone for their amazing dialogue regarding the cultural appropriation, racism, privilege denying actions by PORK Magazine.
I think we can all appreciate and acknowledge that having the discussion that has taken place and is still continuing is useful for us: people of color, people who are fat, fat people of color, and allies as well. Many of us know that it is long past due.
I do not wish to use this space as my own personal blog, but I wanted to say that I have felt a strong pulse in my blood and a call to action. When I first had the idea for this space, it was out of frustration and anger that I did not see enough people talking about the importance of politics and our bodies among fat people of color. This space has allowed me to see that there are voices out there who have been speaking and will continue to speak, who want to speak but didn’t know how, voices that majority will try to hide, that non-poc won’t reblog (but damn it we will reblog each other!), they may not acknowledge us but they can’t ignore us. With Samantha and Cori, we started this space as our small corner of tumblr to highlight fpoc. It is not just our space though. It is OUR space! The collective of all of us! This space belongs to you… and you and you and you! So, this goes out to all of you (and yous and us and we): Many of you have felt the same way as I do. Many of you didn’t know how to address these feelings. Or maybe some of you just needed something to get angry about to finally speak it out loud. Thank you everyone!
It’s our time. This is the moment for action. Not just reaction.
I have some exciting ideas in the works and I hope that this space will help me bring those to you and that many/all of you are willing to partake in it. Please stay ~tuned~. “The revolution will not be televised… The revolution will be live.” It will be alive.
Lets continue the celebration of ourselves! This is space is yours + ours so please submit here!