Since I’m a bit burnt on reacting to and ranting about (and lately even just reading about) the fat hatred this world seems determined to shove down our collective throats over and over incessantly, I’m going to give a quick little post here to showcase my most recent fat-positive bit of artwork. I’ve done a piece with a fat Cinderella and fat Prince. Not only that, but I’ve switched their roles a bit and have Cinderella finding and returning a lost shoe to the Prince.
In other breaks from the hatred though; I LOVE Tim Gunn’s recent words (pointed out by Big Fat Blog) on how he would love to work on a fashion collection for women above size 16 because our available options are just awful.
“If I were to do a clothing line, it would be for sizes 16 and higher. Because I really believe that those women are truly a neglected population, and when I visit department stores and I go to the shop that’s called “woman,” I am horrified! Horrified by the awful, degrading, disrespectful choices that women have. It is mind boggling. I mean, selecting these gigantic prints, and it’s… I mean, who wants to look like a couch?”
Rock on Gunn. I would even drop my mostly non-fashion stance to buy and love your clothing-line offerings! So bring that line!!! Encourage others to do the same.
Enjoy this happy quote and bit of artwork while I work on homework and try to think of recipes to use up this week’s CSA veggie: red cabbage. (Already ate last week’s butternut squash and this week’s acorn squash in a delicious haze of baked squash glory…nom). Recipe suggestions appreciated too for that giant red cabbage.