There is a term in the fat community “FA” – Fat Admirer.
Because of its history, there are some creepy connotations with that term.
So I’ve decided to, for myself, to describe myself as an FBA – a Fat Body Admirer.
Recently, I enjoyed a post in Vol-Up-2 that showed “plus-size” male models.
All I can say is Yum.
Yes, I am objectifying those fat bodies.
I am also taking personal joy in their beauty and enjoying those who are expressing gender fluidity.
I am cishet – but that doesn’t mean I can’t enjoy the beauty of the whole spectrum of gender expression.
And I am especially appreciative of the fat body.
I had an artist friend who told me that many artists prefer a fat model because the body is so much more interesting!
Fat bodies come in a whole range of sizes, shapes, rolls, folds.
I appreciate a non-fat body as well – Hell, I appreciate all bodies in their magnificent array of diversity.
Maybe I enjoy fat bodies because that’s what I have. And I know the bravery of modeling for or creating an expression of a fat body.
There is a joy in the person who is able to express, “Look at who I am!” “Isn’t this amazing?”
I still have hundreds of boards on Pinterest for Fat Art, but I finally had to stop collecting images because it was becoming overwhelming.
That’s a good thing! That means that the world is being flooded with images of fat people!
And that makes me so happy!