Thursday, 28 June 2012
Meet the Fattylympians: The Fat Geography Massive
Who are you?
We are The Fat Geography Massive, also known as Rachel and Bethan.
What does the Fattylympics mean to you?
A celebration of fabulous fat bodies that move, think, speak, love, have fun. An opportunity to collectively make fat bodies present in public space. A chance to disrupt the policing of bodies and the elitism which surrounds the you know whats and sport more generally. And the chance to have fun.
What's the best thing you can do with your body?
Bethan: Give someone a hug
Rachel: Touch another body and give life to another body
Who would you most like to invite to the Fattylympics, and why?
Some of the obesogenic-bunch; geographers whose research ignores fat bodies and does not consider them to be fleshy, moving, thinking, feeling bodies with rights.
Egg or Spoon?
Bethan: Spoon because it is a nicer word to say. Spooooooonnnn
Rachel: Egg because I loved boiled eggs
What else would you like to say?
Were gym knickers the most hated item in your school uniform? Do you wonder to this day why schools think it's a good idea to make girls run around in special uncomfortable, sweaty underwear? If so, then this event is for you. We are organising a stall at the Fattylympics where you can customise gym knickers! If you still have yours bring them along, or dip into our gym knicker bag and grab a pair. Subsequent wearing is optional.
Are you a Fattylympian? Wanna be featured here? Get in touch: firstname.lastname@example.org