Worth Your Weight

October 1, 2008

LOLfat 4

Filed under: fat acceptance — worthyourweight @ 1:01 am

In this case, “LOL” stands for living out loud and getting the last laugh. LOLfats attempt to reclaim our decapitated images.

The caption was inspired by the description of a living book, Fat Person, from the extremely cool Living Library project, Aussie version:

I think one of the biggest “light bulb” moments in my life was when I realised that I am not a broken thin person. I’m a person with feelings, dreams and aspirations – and those don’t all revolve around the size or shape of my body.

I learned about the project from Big Fat Blog’s guest post by rainalee. If you haven’t read the series on her experience as a living book, I highly recommend it.

I also remember hearing somewhere that “men are failed women at birth.” Whether that is true or not, it’s wildly offensive and negating. Akin to saying a lesbian is a “failed straight person.” Just no.


  1. This is wonderful and I love the idea of reclaiming the headless fatty pictures! I have to put that line on a sticky on my PC “I am NOT a broken/failed thin person.” Perfect.

    Comment by April D — October 1, 2008 @ 6:47 am

  2. We are what we are. Being what we are does not make us ‘failed’ anything. I’m loving this version of lol.

    Comment by Twistie — October 1, 2008 @ 10:05 am

  3. This post made me feel better when my day was feeling rather down!
    Thanks :)

    Comment by Melissa — October 1, 2008 @ 2:56 pm

  4. April D,
    The idea that I am who I am and not broken/failed is really a lifesaver for me. I’ve only been in FA a little over a year, but I still struggle against the urge to diet. So the sentiment behind this particular LOLfat really helps.

    “We are what we are.”
    Exactly! Thank you.

    I’m so glad! That is what blogging is about for me.

    Comment by worthyourweight — October 1, 2008 @ 5:49 pm

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