Our bodies are valuable for more than what they offer other people.

Our bodies are valuable for more than what they offer other people.

So often, when people try to come up with something good about fat bodies, the first and only idea is “comfort.” So many folks have fond memories of snuggling with lovely warm soft fat bodies as children, or snuggling their own children.

After that, it’s silence.

A few threads to pull:

Why is what our bodies can offer others the first response?

Why is it usually the only response?

What might make us as a culture reluctant to admire and appreciate fat bodies as more than objects of comfort and service?

Challenge: What is valuable and precious about fat bodies beyond the comfort object? How many things can you think of?

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Image description: Fat people in summer clothing sit on concrete steps in a park, with smashed bathroom scales in front of them. One person is holding a yellow crowbar.

Hi there! I'm Lindley. I create artwork that celebrates the unique beauty of bodies that fall outside conventional "beauty" standards at Body Liberation Photography. I'm also the creator of Body Liberation Stock and the Body Love Shop, a curated central resource for body-friendly artwork and products. Find all my work here at bodyliberationphotos.com.