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Big Girls Busting Barriers! Push back against body hate. Take back your life.

Big Girls Busting Barriers! Push back against body hate. Take back your life.

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J.K. Rowling on “Fat” as an insult

“Fat’ is usually the first insult a girl throws at another girl when she wants to hurt her.

I mean, is ‘fat’ really the worst thing a human being can be? Is ‘fat’ worse than ‘vindictive’, ‘jealous’, ‘shallow’, ‘vain’, ‘boring’ or ‘cruel’? Not to me; but then, you might retort, what do I know about the pressure to be skinny? I’m not in the business of being judged on my looks, what with being a writer and earning my living by using my brain…

I went to the British Book Awards that evening. After the award ceremony I bumped into a woman I hadn’t seen for nearly three years. The first thing she said to me? ‘You’ve lost a lot of weight since the last time I saw you!’

‘Well,’ I said, slightly nonplussed, ‘the last time you saw me I’d just had a baby.’

What I felt like saying was, ‘I’ve produced my third child and my sixth novel since I last saw you. Aren’t either of those things more important, more interesting, than my size?’ But no – my waist looked smaller! Forget the kid and the book: finally, something to celebrate!

I’ve got two daughters who will have to make their way in this skinny-obsessed world, and it worries me, because I don’t want them to be empty-headed, self-obsessed, emaciated clones; I’d rather they were independent, interesting, idealistic, kind, opinionated, original, funny – a thousand things, before ‘thin’. And frankly, I’d rather they didn’t give a gust of stinking chihuahua flatulence whether the woman standing next to them has fleshier knees than they do. Let my girls be Hermiones, rather than Pansy Parkinsons.”
― J.K. Rowling

Haters step off: Facebook has curvy clubs

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Facebook has proved a powerful tool in sharing memes, political news, inspiring stories and now CURVE-ERIFIC groups that exist solely to promote fat and fabulous women and their admirers. The above meme from curvy and beautiful .

 

 

What makes this site stand out is its delightful amateur nature. It inspires fatlishious women (or their fans) to send in their own photos and montages. Sweet and brilliant, seeking and receiving words of praise in a society that heaps scorn on women of size. The internet with its hot or not –billion ego bash per minute– bullshit has a lot to make up for. Shiny little corners of good intentions, like Curvy and Beautiful, deserve their moment in the sun. Good on you, Grrrls.

Their reason for being (as lifted directly from their page’s What ups) 

 

About

(Owner : Crystal) (Admins : Cupcake & Tristina)

** Welcome to Curvy and Beautiful. Everyone is welcome to join. Please respect each other. Any NEGATIVE comments will be deleted and you may be banned. Please, no debates.

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Curvy And Beautiful is a page dedicated to women who are finding inspiration in accepting their curvy figures in todays society. We discuss fashion, beauty, body acceptance and share your photos!

There is nothing sexier than a confident and curvy woman!

Please keep it POSITIVE and respectful!

Disclaimer: All content, wallpapers, images, photos, pics in this page were found on the internet or submitted by fans, submissions & all data and information provided on this blog is for informational and entertainment purposes only. If you own copyrights over any of them and if you do not agree with it being shown here, send an email to curvy_and_beautiful@yahoo.com

 

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Fat Girls Pack A Punch!

Fat-hating speak is fighting words. Put down the attitude skinny boy and back away slowly.