your fat friend

When I first started my research about the fat body I was into body positivity but the more I have learned about fat activism the more I see how that idea of body positivity can be flawed. I feel the way that I feel about body positivity that same way that I feel sometimes about queer pride. Like I don’t need your fucking permission to be proud or feel beautiful and if there is a day where I don’t want to feel that way, I should not have to. I really like this blog and the way this anonymous author talks about not having to force yourself to fit into these rigid categories and definitions.

https://humanparts.medium.com/five-questions-to-ask-instead-of-is-this-really-body-positive-6769d8fd635b

Published by Christine Gaffney Art

Christine Gaffney is an interdisciplinary performance artist from Dayton, Ohio. She is currently attending the University of Cincinnati where she is pursuing a master’s in Fine Arts and in Art Education. She has studied art at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York, Columbus College of Art and Design in Columbus, Ohio and Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio. She has a master’s degree in Library and Information Science from the University of Pittsburgh. Her research interests include concepts of identity, gender and religion. Her work embraces ideas around body image, body politics, and feminism.

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