Fashion Blogger Noel AKA LeGlamPrincessofCurves
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This blog is a manifestation of my denial of any authority or established order over my body.
MY FAT BODY. MY FUCKING BUSINESS.
Fashion Blogger Noel AKA LeGlamPrincessofCurves
So…some of us fatties in PDX are making a fat calendar and it’s gonna be awesome and I just think everyone should know because today is the first day of photography for it and it’s really exciting.
More to come.
This picture’s of me, from an Alice in Wonderland-themed fancy dress party (even though I look like a sexy smelly pirate hooker). It was taken by my fucking amazing gorgeous badass babe of a friend fatanarchy, and the airbrush tattoo on my chest was done by her husband, the incredibly talented and totally dreamy Damian Zari, of ZARIART.
GOD ALL MY FRIENDS ARE SO COOOOOL
Why thank you, Miss Gorgeous! x
My image has been stolen and being used on Facebook diet ads for a company called Venus Factor. These ads are running throughout Facebook from more sources that I can report and have removed. My coworkers, friends and family are seeing these ads pop up. The company won’t help me on Facebook and told me to email them more, I already emailed them twice. So let’s send them some email!
Tell them why we won’t stand to have our image stolen for the profit of diet companies.
Fatties roll out!
This is so disgusting. Please email this company.
This is disgusting and beyond wrong. Send some emails, make sure they hear that we WILL NOT tolerate this kind of behavior!
Companies ARE NOT allowed to use images of fat people without their consent FOR ANY REASON. THIS IS WRONG, AND THEY MUST BE TOLD SO.
I have just warned these assholes that the fatties of Tumblr are about to descend like a pack of rabid, fatassed wolves. DO NOT PROVE ME WRONG.
These people already profit from the pain and insecurity of people who should not be ashamed. They do not get to use other people’s photos and bodies to do this without explicit permission.
For those who have a hard time figuring out what to say, here’s what I sent; feel free to borrow bits, pieces, or the whole damn thing to help you craft your email to this gross-ass company.
Your cowardly refusal to take responsibility for your affiliates’ use of stolen photos to hawk your product is utterly inexcusable. The fact that it happened, is bad enough, but your repeated attempts to weasel out of taking action and giving Rachel the runaround (http://rachelecateyes.tumblr.com/post/78983486349/my-image-has-been-stolen-and-being-used-on) is even worse. You shouldn’t need to hear the specific words of “These are affecting my personal and professional life etc.” before you’ll (finally, grudgingly, slowly) take action. The words “Your product is being marketed using my images, without my consent or foreknowledge” should be enough - and WOULD be enough, for any ethical company. Your behavior in this matter has been incredibly unprofessional and inappropriate.And, of course, the fact that it’s become this much of an issue, and your ridiculous mishandling of the situation, makes me wonder how many other people are out there being used by your product and your affiliates in this degrading, shameful way without their consent?How DARE you - and your affiliates, since you seem inclined to try to shove responsibility off onto them for all of this - use the lives and bodies of people without their consent, to market a product whose message is in essence “See this person? Buy our product to avoid looking like them!” It is demeaning, it is disgusting, and no human being deserves to be maliciously held up as a scare tactic to shame other people into buying a product, without even being consulted on the use of their images in such a fashion.Remove Rachel’s image from your marketing, and/or remove any affiliate from your marketing scheme who continues to use her photos, and make it entirely clear to your affiliates and all marketing associates that you will not tolerate image theft and abuse of people’s personal images in any marketing capacity. This is unacceptable, and I look forward to seeing you take public, concrete steps to rectify the situation.Thank you,Jadelyn
I took a few pieces of Jadelyn’s response (thanks!) and posted it right on their FB page.
Hmm, already got two likes.
Call to all fatties.
seriously though i’ve seen it too many times that a lot of white people will use the irish as like… some sort of copout to poc like ‘HA! A GROUP OF WHITE PEOPLE THAT FACED OPPRESSION!’ and it reeks of tokenizing
not to mention that poc never oppressed irish immigrants in any way possible but nice try, White People, who oppressed irish immigrants through harsh factory work and mistreatment more than any poc you don’t want to admit you’re racist to ever did
Okay, so I’m gonna sorta disagree here?
The Irish now have it quite well, but it is a historical disservice to downplay the fact that they were a British colony, same as any other.
While the other British colonies were used for their natural resources, Ireland was used as something of a material resources hub.
If you wanted slaves, you went to Ireland and grabbed some; prior to the Trans-Atlantic slave trade, Ireland was the marketplace for indentured servitude and outright slavery.
Ireland also has a historical legacy of genocide, both cultural and physical. It’s a country that had its own language and culture for thousands of years, which within a few generations of British conquest was completely outlawed and nearly rendered extinct. Even now, the Gaeltach hasn’t fully recovered.
Cromwell, under the auspices of the Crown, succeeded in nearly emptying Ireland; you could get sent across the world to die in Australia for so little as stealing a loaf of bread.
The deliberate mismanagement of food resources by the English government is another example of a genocide by negligence; mass starvation due to famine is what caused the Irish Diaspora in the first place.
And we can’t ignore the fact that, for the first fifty years of their arrival, the (established) Americans treated them worse than dogs, or that the a Irish were disproportionately represented in the urban poor, the sweatshop labour and the incarcerated.
Now, all of this doesn’t change the fact that they’ve done very well for themselves since then.
But Ireland has a uniquely colonial history, dating as recently as the Troubles and the IRA, and I don’t think it does any good to ignore it because it’s historically inconvenient.
femmefluid asked: I'm an empath too and have never heard of HSP. Can you speak more to that?
Mmmm„, HSP (Highly Sensitive Person/People) is just a more socially correct and psychologically scientific term for “empath”. The term “empath” is overused and incorrectly used nowadays, imo.
"attributes of HSP:
I’ve always known I was deeply empathic and did a lot of research and discovered HSP. There are a lot of books on it and here’s a test you can take to see if you might be one.
Anonymous asked: So I've never had a problem with body acceptance except when it comes to my own body. Like I'm fine with how my fat body looks, but I constantly feel disgusting in my skin. This is kind of hard to explain...but do you have any suggestions on how I can feel better in my body?
Well, to be honest, this is difficult to answer because since I don’t know what that’s like and I’m not sure what you’re experiencing so I don’t know what would be best to combat it.
Something I can think of is to get yourself a bar of natural sage soap- if you can’t find any where you live, let me know if you’re interested and I’ll send you some.
The reason I suggest this is because not only does sage have amazing cleansing power (not that you’re dirty, but washing with it might make you dislike your skin less), it also has amazing psychologically cleansing power. The sage really helps remove negativity and it smells really clean but not flowery. It’s recommended to people like me who is an “HSP” (aka empath). Maybe when you wash with it you can add a mantra to it that is about loving your skin or washing away the negativity you feel about it.
Like I said, since I don’t know precisely what’s going on, there’s little I can suggest,. But something like sage soap can’t hurt (unless of course it causes an issue with your skin, which is highly unlikely).