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WHY USE THE WORD 'FAT'?

WHY USE THE WORD 'FAT'?

I identify with the word 'fat' for two reasons: It is (read: should be) a neutral descriptor, similar to adjectives such as 'short' or 'tall'. It is a fact: My body is fat (and tall, and I have brown hair and lots of freckles).  It is an intentional political act that I do to align myself and my work with fat activist communities and fat positive ideologies Until about six years ago, I would not have been able to say the word 'fat' out loud without crying, and I certainly would have never used that word to describe myself. In...

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FREE LOCAL DELIVERY & PICKUP FOR STATIONARY AND APOTHECARY GOODS

FREE LOCAL DELIVERY & PICKUP FOR STATIONARY AND APOTHECARY GOODS

Shipping can be expensive - especially for our fragile apothecary items! To alleviate this, STAY FAT is offering free local delivery and pick up for all Stationary and Apothecary goods. Delivery will be available on Wednesday evenings and on Saturdays, and local pick-up will be available Monday to Friday between 1 pm and 6 pm at our studio, 780 East Cordova Street. To arrange a time slot, please e-mail stayfatdesignco@gmail.com with your order number.  

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WHY STAY FAT DESIGN CO IS FAT POSITIVE - AND NOT BODY POSITIVE

WHY STAY FAT DESIGN CO IS FAT POSITIVE - AND NOT BODY POSITIVE

There are many differences between body-positivity and fat activism. The former erases systemic and institutional forms of oppression that the latter experiences. Body-positivity is also like a watered-down, neoliberal version of fat-positivity that encourages self-love through consuming and engaging with capitalism. Body-positivity also often still encourages "health" as a necessary factor for self-love/acceptance. The body-positive movement is a movement that advocates for Health At Every Size and encourages self-love and self-confidence regardless of the physicality of one’s body. While this sounds appealing, the body-positive movement decontextualizes fat bodies by suggesting that it is possible to have high self-esteem and good physical and...

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