fat girl break down magazine inserts, 2001

in 2001 I made these flyers to protest the flagerant use of skinny models and erasure of fat people in the pages of Cosmopolitan, YM, Teen, and Allure magazines. drew the little person and everything. i dont think i made her fat enough but it was a start, i think i was hoping to appeal to teens like i had been just a few years before; chubby and feeling like i was on the verge of complete and utter failure. this little person was me and as that’s how most people enter their own fat-positive journeys, on the verge of a breakdown and ready to figure out how to love themselves as a growing adult. “start a revolution, stop hating your body” was my call for people to see fat as a feminist issue, something that stood for a lot more than just health and beauty. i still see fat erasure and fatphobia as a sign of an abusive patriarchal system. 

 

fat girl break down magazine inserts, 2001