Fat Bodies are Good Bodies

Stitched by: Victoria Knight

Pattern designed by: myself

This piece was born out of a realisation – knowing that fat bodies are good bodies required me to embrace that my fat body was, too, a good body. In a world which spouts the “obesity epidemic” rhetoric daily and reinforces ideas of fat people being lazy, unattractive and burdensome at every turn, the simple act of embracing fat bodies as good bodies is an important step. Of course, fat bodies are so much more than just “good” – they are complex, varied, imperfect and fallible, but this does not make them bad bodies. So, this piece was born out of deciding to start with fat bodies – specifically my fat body – as good bodies. And hopefully, we as a society can go from there.

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