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Archive for June, 2008

The Fat Experience Project

Monday, June 30th, 2008

Laurie and Debbie say: Maven has started a new fat website, and it is spectacular! 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® […]

Letter to My Body: Looking in the Mirror

Saturday, June 28th, 2008

Laurie says: BlogHer invited me to be a guest editor and write a “Letter to my Body” for their Body Image topic. Women have been writing these letters since they began on Valentine’s day. Deb wrote hers a while ago. =========================================== It’s hard for me to think about writing a letter to my body because […]

Dream Fatphobia

Friday, June 27th, 2008

Debbie says: I’ve heard of restaurants turning away customers who they thought were too fat (fortunately, not very often). Last night, however, I dreamed about a restaurant franchise that turned away potential store owners because they didn’t meet the BMI and blood cholesterol standards of the franchise. Let’s just hope life doesn’t imitate my dreams […]

Four More Women of Japan

Friday, June 27th, 2008

Laurie says: Junko Fukazawa sent me this image of four women that she photographed at the Tokyo exhibition. She called it “Four More Women of Japan” She said that Becky’s (Professor Rebecca Jennison) lecture on Women of Japan was very successful. Mari Kotani and Manami Tachibana also talked about their experience as the models. About […]

Invincibility: Iron Man and The Incredible Hulk

Tuesday, June 24th, 2008

Debbie says: Unlikely as it may seem, I’ve been to two superhero movies in the last ten days. I saw The Incredible Hulk because I’m an Edward Norton fanatic. I saw Iron Man because several of my friends have liked it (with reservations) and it was 95 degrees out. While I have lots to say […]

Exhibition in Tokyo

Friday, June 20th, 2008

Laurie says: May and June are being exciting months for my work. In May, my portrait of Fukazawa Junko from Women of Japan was awarded “Most Feminist in the Art Show at Wiscon (the World Feminist Science Fiction convention). And Debbie, I and models Mari Kotani and Manami Tachibana gave a very well received panel […]

Then You Win

Wednesday, June 18th, 2008

Laurie and Debbie say: We’ve been giving a lot of thought to Internet attacks. This post certainly stems from the WisCon events of three weeks ago, but the questions it raises are much more general. One thing we are thinking about is the urge to respond when people are saying nasty and harmful things about […]

Marshall in Platinum

Sunday, June 15th, 2008

Laurie says: My friend Ctein told me about a remarkable exhibition in San Francisco of the work of Jim Marshall, a truly iconic photographer of musicians. The exhibition at Gallery 291 includes 70 of Marshall’s prints, spanning a number of years. It runs through July 4th weekend. There are portraits of many major jazz musicians […]

Body Image Links of Many Flavors

Wednesday, June 11th, 2008

Laurie and Debbie say: When we started this blog (wow, three years ago!), we wanted it to be almost always about body image, but interpreted as widely as possible. The links that have come in from readers and from our reading over the last ten days or so are an excellent sampling if what we […]

Kung Fu Panda: Fat, Fit, and Fighting

Sunday, June 8th, 2008

Liz Henry says: Kung Fu Panda is an animated movie about Po, a panda who gets laughed at a lot. He’s big, fat, and clumsy, and feels bad about himself. He doesn’t want to be a noodle seller like his dad. He wants to be a martial arts hero! By accident, his dream comes true […]