itgetsfatter:

Check out this amaaazing TED Talk by Jill Andrew (who we’ve had the pleasure to get to know through our Fat’s How We Roll peer group!)!! Jill breaks down some of the ways fat bodies - especially black bodies - are impacted by discourses of fatphobia & health. 

*TW for discussion of fatphobia, self-hate and some ableist language. 

"Fat is just a description. Its not a prescription - and its certainly not an invitation for hate, for exclusion, for ridicule, for assaults against my body. And it sure as heck ain’t an excuse to make judgments about my health or my morality."

XOXO IGF

Please watch and share! And if you wanna comment on the YouTube page this vid is getting trolled pretty hard and Jill deserves only
"Fat is just a description. Its not a prescription - and its certainly not an invitation for hate, for exclusion, for ridicule, for assaults against my body. And it sure as heck ain’t an excuse to make judgments about my health or my morality."

Jill Andrew (via itgetsfatter)

Jill Andrew is amazing

glittergeek:

femmedisturbance:

We still have $13,978 to meet our fundraising goal and just over two weeks. Please help us meet this goal. In organizing this network gathering, it’s been clear to me why this is so historic and important, why I’ve never heard of a gathering like this before (and please correct me if I’m wrong about that), it’s because so many trans women of color are struggling with multiple oppressions. The coordinators of this gathering are all making an intense personal effort in difficult times to make this happen. We realize that this won’t happen unless we can fund most of the travel costs for participants in this gathering.

If you believe that trans women of color and non-binary trans feminine people of colour as well, which includes, but isn’t limited to, people of colour who identify as bakla, hijra, fa’fafine, third gender, genderqueer, should have a day to meet each other face to face and imagine our collective futures, then please donate, ask your friends to donate, and help us spread the word. 

If you believe in the visionary politics of the Allied Media Conference that starts by listening, proceeds by assuming our power instead of our powerlessless and creates a space for imagining the future, then ask yourself who gets to imagine the future and why, and help us bring more trans women of color into the conversation. 

And lastly, if you want to help us build a network of connected trans women of color who will work for all oppressed people’s liberation by working for their own, then help make that network a reality by donating, asking your friends and organizations to donate and spreading the word everywhere! 

17 days left people. Let’s make this happen. 

hey queers who talk big shit about caring about TWOC - put your money where your mouth is!

Help support TWOC!!

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storm-kid:

In response to “no femmes” grindr guys.


#Femmes4femmes #fuckfemmeinvisibility femmes of all genders are the hottest!

storm-kid:

In response to “no femmes” grindr guys.

#Femmes4femmes #fuckfemmeinvisibility femmes of all genders are the hottest!

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itgetsfatter:

[Black and white photograph of a fat black woman with her hand on her chest]
What is Body Positivity? Exploring Fatness, Self-Esteem and Fat-positivity for Indigenous, Black & People of Color

What does it mean to “love your body” when we live in a world that can’t stop telling us we should hate it? Is body positivity even possible for people of color? What are some practical tools we can use to unlearn internalized body shame while recognizing that body positivity may not work for everyone? Come join the It Gets Fatter Project as we explore these questions in a safe(r), non-judgmental environment.When: THURSDAY MARCH 27TH, 6-8:30 PM
WHERE: CENTRE FOR WOMEN & TRANS PEOPLE AT U OF T
563 SPADINA AVENUE ROOM 100, WHEELCHAIR ACCESS VIA BANCROFT AVE
This workshop is open to all self-identified Indigenous, Black, and people of color, whether they identify as fat or not. To ensure accessibility for everyone, please be mindful of wearing scent-free/low-scent chemicals. The Centre is wheelchair accessible with an accessible washroom on the main floor. Please contact itgetsfatterproject@gmail.com for all other accessibility needs.

itgetsfatter:

[Black and white photograph of a fat black woman with her hand on her chest]

What is Body Positivity? Exploring Fatness, Self-Esteem and Fat-positivity for Indigenous, Black & People of Color

What does it mean to “love your body” when we live in a world that can’t stop telling us we should hate it? Is body positivity even possible for people of color? What are some practical tools we can use to unlearn internalized body shame while recognizing that body positivity may not work for everyone? Come join the It Gets Fatter Project as we explore these questions in a safe(r), non-judgmental environment.

When: THURSDAY MARCH 27TH, 6-8:30 PM

WHERE: CENTRE FOR WOMEN & TRANS PEOPLE AT U OF T

563 SPADINA AVENUE ROOM 100, WHEELCHAIR ACCESS VIA BANCROFT AVE

This workshop is open to all self-identified Indigenous, Black, and people of color, whether they identify as fat or not. To ensure accessibility for everyone, please be mindful of wearing scent-free/low-scent chemicals. The Centre is wheelchair accessible with an accessible washroom on the main floor. Please contact itgetsfatterproject@gmail.com for all other accessibility needs.

humansofnewyork:

"I’m doing a photo project on women who wear the hijab in creative ways. My thought is that challenges and restrictions make us more creative."
You can see the results of her project here: Sara Shamsavari

humansofnewyork:

"I’m doing a photo project on women who wear the hijab in creative ways. My thought is that challenges and restrictions make us more creative."

You can see the results of her project here: Sara Shamsavari

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carnivaloftherandom:

gradientlair:

The International Trans Women of Color Network Gathering at the 2014 Allied Media Conference is currently raising funds to sponsor the costs for trans women of colour to attend the conference. Their goal is $16,700.00 by March 28, 2014, and a breakdown of those costs is listed on their site. According to their fundraising page the goal of the gathering is:

…to connect diverse and dispersed trans women of colour so that we can begin to build the bridges, networks, and resources necessary to transform our communities using media and technology. Our network gathering will focus on sharing wisdom and skills between the Trans Women of Colour already living/working/existing on the front lines through a combination of workshops, skill shares, and networking activities. 

While they chose a name that focuses on TWoC, they also mentioned that the gathering is:

…inclusive of non-binary trans feminine people of colour as well, which includes, but isn’t limited to, people of colour who identify as bakla, hijra, fa’fafine, third gender, genderqueer, provided that they/we understand that this gathering will focus on and centre the most vulnerable in our community—Black, Indigenous, and/or Latina trans women, binary or not, sex workers, incarcerated people, disabled people, immigrants.

To support their conference and support the important work and needs of trans women of colour, DONATE or at least signal boost! 
Support trans women of colour! ❤

SIGNAL BOOST.


Please support even a dollar or two matters!!

carnivaloftherandom:

gradientlair:

The International Trans Women of Color Network Gathering at the 2014 Allied Media Conference is currently raising funds to sponsor the costs for trans women of colour to attend the conference. Their goal is $16,700.00 by March 28, 2014, and a breakdown of those costs is listed on their site. According to their fundraising page the goal of the gathering is:

…to connect diverse and dispersed trans women of colour so that we can begin to build the bridges, networks, and resources necessary to transform our communities using media and technology. Our network gathering will focus on sharing wisdom and skills between the Trans Women of Colour already living/working/existing on the front lines through a combination of workshops, skill shares, and networking activities. 

While they chose a name that focuses on TWoC, they also mentioned that the gathering is:

…inclusive of non-binary trans feminine people of colour as well, which includes, but isn’t limited to, people of colour who identify as bakla, hijra, fa’fafine, third gender, genderqueer, provided that they/we understand that this gathering will focus on and centre the most vulnerable in our community—Black, Indigenous, and/or Latina trans women, binary or not, sex workers, incarcerated people, disabled people, immigrants.

To support their conference and support the important work and needs of trans women of colour, DONATE or at least signal boost!

Support trans women of colour! 

SIGNAL BOOST.

Please support even a dollar or two matters!!

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femmedreamboat:

by Cyree Jarelle Johnson

I’m (not) sorry to inform you that femme privilege does not exist. Not in the queer community. Not in the world at large. Does. Not. Exist. In fact, the very idea of inherent “femme privilege” is rooted in misguided misogyny. It operates under…

taliaitscoldoutside:

sistahmamaqueen:

biyuti:

femmedisturbance:

Please reblog, donate, retweet, share, everything! Thank you!

no, but really.

DONATE! Help make this awesome thing happen.

please please please help us make this amazing gathering happen!!!!! 

Y’all this has over 1,000 notes and only $790 contributed, the goal is $16,700, pls signal boost!

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tgstonebutch:

Diagnostic Tests
by Patrick Califia

You can tell she’s a butch because
She lies on top of her woman
And puts her thigh up against
Her mount—
Holding her own cunt inches away
From skin and bone—
And rubs, pushes, watches
For the turning head,
The mouth opening as the eyes shut,
The…