{The Body Liberation Guide} Ask a Fat Musician: Jay Danger

Hi friend,

Funded by my Patreon supporters is a new fat creator interview!

Raised in the sleepy northern Toronto suburb of Willowdale, Jay Danger is a quintessential product of the 90’s. Brought up by the sounds of Eminem, Tupac, and Biggie, and steeped in the influence of A Tribe Called Quest, MF Doom, and Mos Def, his tight rhyme schemes and abstract lyrical concepts aim to bring a breath of fresh air to the tapestry of modern Hip Hop.

A true creative pioneer, Jay Danger’s upcoming project “The Book of Flow: Chapter 1 / Jazz Cabbage” combines film and music to paint a beautiful and relatable portrait of a person coming of age and making sense of an increasingly confusing world.

Along with music, Jay Danger is an accomplished writer, and emerging visual artist. Currently, he is working on an illustrated chapbook of “high”ku poetry, as well as a series of artwork featuring his Happy Mushroom Gang designs. His non-fiction blog “Leave it to the Prose” is launching in early 2024.


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The Conversation

Here’s what’s being discussed this week in the world of body acceptance and fat liberation: 

» Allyship opportunity! Help fund Jay Aprileo’s top surgery (view)

» Event: FAT CONTACT: movement session with visiting artist, Gillie Kleiman (Portland, OR)

» Event: How to Make Your Social Media Presence Fat Positive: Critical Mistakes to Avoid and What to Do Instead, March 26 (online)

» Movement resource: Fat-positive online dance classes (view)

» Fewer than 6% of people with eating disorders are medically diagnosed as “underweight.” (read)

» Fat, happy and healed: A movement toward fat liberation (read)

» The Fat Joke by Rachel Wiley (watch/read)

» Illustrator Kelly McKernan reveals the raw impact of AI on artists’ lives (read)

» ‘We’re sedating women with self-care’: how we became obsessed with wellness (read)

🦄 Unicorn chaser: You Sexy Devil – The Story of the Genie du Maal (read)

Quick Resources: Normalizing Body Hair

» Yes, That’s Hair & Yes, I’m Ok: Loving ALL of Your Hair While Being Black and Femme

» Instagram Body Hair Movement Backlash & Death Threats

» 13 Times Celebrities Normalized Body Hair (Because, Yes, Everybody Has It)

» Body Hair Is Natural. Society Thinking Otherwise Is Dangerous

» HeForShe: Acceptance of Female Body Hair and Why It Is More Important Than You Think

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.