Collection of images of women standing up against a society that protects fat culture while bastardizing thin and athletic women. Read more
This project's funding goal was not reached on January 12, 2013.
About this project
"In this era we have moved to a point where we have become so politically correct that suddenly it is not only perfectly okay , and acceptable in common situation , but encouraged and beat into our children's heads from birth to judge, bash, and condemn anyone who is of a more statuesque build than you, or fits more ideally inside of the model of the golden ratio."
Its undeniable that when we stand a skinny, athletic or even average sized female next to a larger (even if less healthy, overweight or obese) female, that unless we live outside of this stigma, we as Americans will assume that the heavier person is funnier, smarter, nicer, and less sexually promiscuous, all because she is not as thin or physically fit than the girl next to her.
The premise of the book is not to bash or assault any single body type, quite the opposite. I want to share the stories of women who have dealt with this discriminatory action.
Why should a woman have to apologize for wanting to be fit?
Why should a woman have to apologize because she likes to run? or eat healthy? or just has the metabolism that is geared to keep weight at bay?
There are millions of women out there and im sure you know at least one looking for a voice , not from tvs and magazines, not from victorias secret.. but from the ground level , to speak up and tell them that its okay to want to be in better shape.
It doesn't make you stupid or shallow or un-motherly or bad person to want to take care of your body.
I think this book will probably upset a few people, i think it will be looked at wrong by some people..
But.. if it just makes it into the hands of ONE little girl who feels like she has to be overweight to fit in with the current 70% of the overweight population of America, and it gives her the strength to know that being healthy isnt a bad thing.
Then this whole project is worth all the time and effort i can possibly afford to put into it.
WHERE WILL THIS MONEY GO?!
The money im looking for will go into printing in the form of $10 per book times 1000 books .($10,000) and a certain amount of design and professional photo work we will not be able to handle on our own as well as some advertising, not even so much for sales but to make sure we get our message out.
There will be 100+ women in the book , so this is something that could have , on its own, made the projects budget undo-able, but so many woman have pledged to help get this project out that i feel like we can handle the models , photography, design and a small amount of advertising with in the $10,000 allotted. I have been called insane for thinking i can do so but i believe that sticking to this budget is something we can do because of the tremendous support we have already gotten from women who are exited to get their voice out and from the photographic staff that has said they would love to help them.
Risks and challenges
This thing has already taken a life of its own , the insurgence of women who feel they have been put into box where they are allowed to be attacked but are not allowed to defend themselves, where they can be mocked and assaulted for having an ideal size, or for working on their body , but where the inverse is a protected category of people who if you were to repeat to them the inverse ( Girl you look like you need a sandwich VS You should skip a meal) you could be fired , assaulted, or arrested for a hate crime.
This is our advantage and our greatest risk, i have to be very delicate in showing that this book is NOT an attack but is just women showing how bad this level of one sided discrimination is effecting them and hurting them.
This book WILL be printed , i will get our message out , but the greatest risk here is not having the funds to do it right, to do it in a way where it is an inarguable thing, a beautiful piece of artwork that shows the pain these girls are dealing with and shows the misnomers and stereotypes that the other 30% of America has to deal with.
Our challenge isnt finding the women who want their voice heard our challenge is making sure they are properly justified and we really get their voice out there to the world.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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