Quick post just to say that my Fat Documentary is up on the Fat Experience Project. For those of you who haven’t read about the project elsewhere, it’s a collection of personal stories and experiences from people of size. I quote their mission:
The Fat Experience Project® is an oral, visual and written history project which seeks to be a humanizing force in body image activism.
By collecting and sharing the many and varied stories of individuals of size, the Fat Experience Project® seeks to engage with, educate, empower and enrich the lives of people of size, our allies and the world at large.
The goal of the Fat Experience Project® is to map the experience of fat in a way that is human, has a face, a heart, a mind, a body and a voice. The goal is to listen and repeat – the good and the bad, the hard and the joyful and everything in between – in a way that may ultimately bring compassion to folks who don’t understand. More importantly, however, we hope The Fat Experience Project® will allow the folks who are hearing/reading their own words echoed back to them across the pages, fall in love with themselves and each other just a little more.
Please go check out the site. This project should help us all and provide a good resource of stories to help change the image of “fat as bad.” If you are willing, you should MOST DEFINITELY share your stories!
More on the Fat Experience Project later. Right now, I have to get read and go to work!