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Stand for Kids!

Anyone who reads The Fatosphere Feed has already heard about Marilyn Wann's Stand for Kids Campaign. It's a HAES, body lib reply to Georgia's god-awful bullying Strong4Life billboards, which portray fat children as pathetic and inherently unhealthy.

Atchka of Fierce, Freethinking Fatties has created a Stand for Kids Blog where he's republishing related posts.

Recent Fatosphere Feed articles include:

I hope I didn't miss anyone!

The full album of images is here, on Facebook, and there's a Facebook group as well. There's also a I STAND AGAINST WEIGHT BULLYING tumblr.

If you'd like to Stand with Kids, Marilyn says:

Do you want your very own Stand4Kids ad? Yes? Good!!! It's easy... Steps:

  1. Send me a photo (either attached to a message here or by email: marilyn-at-fatso.com)
  2. Tell me your "I STAND..." statement.
  3. Wait until I send you the ad for your approval.
  4. Post your ad online and change the world!

There's an effort underway to fund actual billboards with some of these images, through Kickstarter. I'll post when I hear more about it.

I haven't submitted a picture (yet!) but hopefully our fearless leader Carrie won't mind if I post her very excellent contribution.

More "Shit you Say to Fat People" | NWSA 2012 Fat Studies Interest Group Call for Papers

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vesta44
January 24th, 2012 | Link | I submitted my photo - it

I submitted my photo - it was taken in 1955, I was a slightly chubby 2 year old (and really cute, I might add). I'm waiting for it to be finished so I can post it on Facebook.

WLS - Sorry, not my preferred way of dying. *glares at doctor recommending it*

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DeeLeigh
January 26th, 2012 | Link | Vesta, Is it this one?

Vesta, Is it this one?

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vesta44
January 26th, 2012 | Link | No, that's not me. I'll have

No, that's not me. I'll have to email Marilyn and see if she has mine done yet, I sent it on Saturday or Sunday.

WLS - Sorry, not my preferred way of dying. *glares at doctor recommending it*

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DeeLeigh
January 26th, 2012 | Link | Just to let you know, mine

Just to let you know, mine got done fast because I've been helping with the Photoshop processing, and I did my own. I put them in the finished box for Marilyn, but she hasn't posted them yet.

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DeeLeigh
January 27th, 2012 | Link | ...and mine still haven't

...and mine still haven't appeared anywhere. I'm glad I saved copies on my computer. Marilyn must be having trouble organizing all the images. Maybe some of the earlier ones fell through the cracks.

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DeeLeigh
January 30th, 2012 | Link | I saw yours on Facebook,

I saw yours on Facebook, vesta. So cute!

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Bree
January 25th, 2012 | Link | I have a good picture of

I have a good picture of myself but it's on a deck. Can all that be shopped out?

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vesta44
January 26th, 2012 | Link | Bree - Marilyn and the ones

Bree - Marilyn and the ones who are helping her can photoshop out the background - that's what they've been doing on most of the pictures that have been submitted.

WLS - Sorry, not my preferred way of dying. *glares at doctor recommending it*

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DeeLeigh
January 26th, 2012 | Link | Bree, yes. It can be

Bree, yes. It can be Photoshopped out.

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DeeLeigh
January 26th, 2012 | Link | I've got a couple now too.

I've got a couple now too. One's a picture of me as a kid and one was taken yesterday:

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vesta44
January 26th, 2012 | Link | Awesome, Dee, totally

Awesome, Dee, totally awesome!

WLS - Sorry, not my preferred way of dying. *glares at doctor recommending it*

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