1. fatpeopleofcolor:

    [Image Description: Photo set of fat women of color. First photo is a group photo. Dancers are smiling, one is doing the splits. Next three photos are of dancers doing a routine. They wear chiffon style dresses.]


    DANZA VOLUMINOSA: Cuba’s Sensational Plus-Size Dance Company


    Danza Voluminosa, a dance group created in 1996 by dancer and choreographer Juan Miguel Mas, features prima ballerina Mailín Daza and seven dancers in total: six beautiful fat women and himself. They have three full-length productions under their belts as well as 30 shorter pieces. A Canadian documentary, “Defying Gravity” (2004) chronicles Juan Miguel Mas’ vision for his troupe and the obstacles they have faced.


    According to Mas:

    We provide a context for obese people to develop artistically, to create a language and a structure that makes them able to interact with society. But it’s not limited to fat people. We’ve worked with dancers who gained weight, retired dancers – all kinds of artists said to be ‘good for nothing’. We’ve worked with people with AIDS. 

    We’ve played in places for the first time where people have shouted at us, ‘look at those fat people!’ We still hear giggles sometimes, but when audiences see the sense of purpose, the work that has gone into the show, our concentration – well, there’s always huge applause at the end.

    (Source: a-spoon-is-born)

  3. swoozi:

    I just can’t seem to stay up to date on my yoga challenges! I got sick on saturday and I’m finally better today.

    Here is what I’ve missed on big-gal-yoga's challenge

    Day 12: Swaying Tree
    Day 13: Marichi
    Day 14: Warrior I
    Day 15: Warrior II

    (via the-exercist)

  4. iphotographlove:

    Tomorrow I have my first OFFICIAL belly dance performance.  I am doing two numbers, completely improv.  I am nervous as HELL.

    I am scared of walking into that crowd and having people look at me. I suppose the best thing about improv though is that if I mess up, I can fake it to look like it’s part of the dance.

    And as much as I hate my belly, I have to put it out there. If I want my daughter to be fearless, I NEED TO BE FEARLESS.

    (via fiercefathealthy)


  5. Big Girls Code: Rasquache Yoga


    Mary and I met when we were undergraduates at Arizona State University and we immediately clicked. To this day, we can talk continuously from topics that range from theory, immigration laws, social justice, past lovers, and sex so good our toes still curl…

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  6. syruckus:

    Prince Fielder on the c over of ESPN Magazine “The Body Issue:”

    “You don’t have to look like an Under Armour mannequin to be an athlete,” says Fielder in the issue. “Just because you’re big doesn’t mean you can’t be an athlete. And just because you work out doesn’t mean you’re going to have a 12-pack. I work out to make sure I can do my job to the best of my ability. Other than that, I’m not going up there trying to be a fitness model.”

    (via the-exercist)

  7. gradientlair:


    Fatkini in the Keys!

    (Not for porn blogs)

    So beautiful! She’s gorgeous and her joy is everything. Love these photographs.

  8. kittening:

    photoset of me frolicking on the beach

    (via sapphicnymph)

  9. isabellelovespeanutbutta:

    Concur the unthinkable<3

    (via healthierbymiles)