The Whitney Museum chooses silence in an effort to displace, downplay, and negate valid public outrage regarding their policies, ethics and leadership. By Jamara Wakefield May 17th marked the start of the 79th Whitney Biennial. The Biennial is a contemporary art exhibition, featuring typically young and lesser-known artists, at the Whitney Museum of American Art […]
Daily Share: Fat Folks Just Having FUN
Saying that fat women and femmes get a bad rep is the understatement of the century. As a woman of size, I can attest to the fact that depictions of us either objectify and hypersexualize us — or completely drain us of sexuality. Simply having FUN can be an act of defiance and liberation.
PudgePDX, a now defunct Portland-based organization of fat folks and their allies, put together a gorgeous calendar full of amazing images. Fat people as art, fat people as artists and musicians, fat people as mermaids, fat people as lovers, fat people as people. Photographers Beth Olson, Kyle Lang and Suma Jane Dark teamed up with the PudgePDX committee helmed by makeup artist Bethany Tate and her creative team to create gorgeous images allowing fat people to just have fun. Here are a few of the outtakes that didn’t make it into the calendar; they’re too gorgeous to miss.