fatsizedcoffin:

fed up fest day 2

burial permit//discipline//aye nako//sorrows//curmudgeon//in school//limp wrist

30 Jul 2014 / Reblogged from fatsizedcoffin with 169 notes

fatsizedcoffin:

+HIRS+//fed up fest// 7.27.2014

30 Jul 2014 / Reblogged from fatsizedcoffin with 45 notes

Anonymous asked: Alex Beyer is such a babe town.

fatsizedcoffin:

caughtinaflood:

fatsizedcoffin:

I’m sorry, I can’t hear anything over the sound of my projectile vomiting.

gonna get serious for a second.  I wanna talk about something that I am guilty of perpetuating.  I get a lot of attention because of the way I look, and though it’s flattering as all hell, especially because I’ve struggled with body issues since I was like 14 and continue to do so, a lot of the attention I get comes from being a white, skinny person, with blue eyes and blonde hair.  I think that we can all work to challenge our desires more, especially in more radical scenes, of how we still cultivate western beauty standards in our communities and how it gives privilege to people that have those certain qualities.  someone articulated this way better than I ever could and I’m going to quote them: “Not only we do need to actually start recognizing that fat people (on a spectrum of course) are subjected to numerous levels of violence, but how even in our sub cultural isolated lives, we perpetuate harmful beauty standards that perpetuate sexism, misogyny, trans misogyny and white supremacy. When will my friends, partners, sweeties, and crushes stop only just dating skinny people? When will medical institutions recognize eating disorders in overweight people instead of encouraging it? When will people stop telling me ‘oh you’re cute but I’d personally never want to be your size’. If you only desire skinny people, and haven’t critically looked at how your desire functions and has been constructed. You are a part of the problem. You are apart of the war on all of our bodies.”

that being said, I think we can all look at why we deem certain people attractive and certain people “unattractive”.  I’m guilty of perpetuating it and want to work harder against it.  

it feels really good for people to say that I’m cute or good looking, but I’m also a person too.  I’d rather be known for qualities of mine (good or bad), rather than just my physical appearance.

Hi, hello. I’m going to keep talking about this because it’s fucking important, and none of y’all seem to be taking it seriously.

This past weekend I attended Fed Up Fest, a punk fest highlighting queer and trans folks in punk. Although I had an incredible time, I realized that the only reason I was generally anxiety-free was that before I even got there I had resigned myself from being cruised or hit on, because I knew I wouldn’t be. I was right. Now, with that in mind think about how over the course of the weekend I was told how two of my most fit and thin friends were “so hot” at least a half dozen times, heard stories about my thinner friends hooking up with “mega babes” all weekend, and even got a fucking anonymous message about how hot one of the most conventionally attractive, most swooned over people I know is a “babe town” whatever the fuck that even means. It gets fucking old.

Yeah, those people are attractive, I get it. But what about all of the incredible fat people who were in the same space this weekend? What about the fat people in our communities who are still experiencing fatphobia in our radical spaces on top of dealing with this shit in the “real world”?

There was a wonderful performance and Q&A given by Gus dealing with fatphobia, and within five minutes of being in the room I was in tears. Seeing another fat person stand up in front of a room dominated by thin bodies and real talk y’all about how your fatphobia fucking hurts was enough to turn me into a giant gooey baby for half an hour. But, even though the room was full of bodies, I can’t help but wonder if you all are actually listening? Why aren’t you talking about it? Why aren’t you trying to change the way you think about and desire different bodies? Why is “I can’t help who I’m attracted to” still a thing people think is legitimate?

Basically, what I’m trying to say is that you skinny radical punks need to get your shit together, recognize these problems in your communities and spaces, and do something about it.

reblogging again because what Mary said is so important, and that being a skinny radical person I need to try harder than I have been to challenge fatphobia.

30 Jul 2014 / Reblogged from fatsizedcoffin with 60 notes

Anonymous asked: Alex Beyer is such a babe town.

fatsizedcoffin:

I’m sorry, I can’t hear anything over the sound of my projectile vomiting.

gonna get serious for a second.  I wanna talk about something that I am guilty of perpetuating.  I get a lot of attention because of the way I look, and though it’s flattering as all hell, especially because I’ve struggled with body issues since I was like 14 and continue to do so, a lot of the attention I get comes from being a white, skinny person, with blue eyes and blonde hair.  I think that we can all work to challenge our desires more, especially in more radical scenes, of how we still cultivate western beauty standards in our communities and how it gives privilege to people that have those certain qualities.  someone articulated this way better than I ever could and I’m going to quote them: “Not only we do need to actually start recognizing that fat people (on a spectrum of course) are subjected to numerous levels of violence, but how even in our sub cultural isolated lives, we perpetuate harmful beauty standards that perpetuate sexism, misogyny, trans misogyny and white supremacy. When will my friends, partners, sweeties, and crushes stop only just dating skinny people? When will medical institutions recognize eating disorders in overweight people instead of encouraging it? When will people stop telling me ‘oh you’re cute but I’d personally never want to be your size’. If you only desire skinny people, and haven’t critically looked at how your desire functions and has been constructed. You are a part of the problem. You are apart of the war on all of our bodies.”

that being said, I think we can all look at why we deem certain people attractive and certain people “unattractive”.  I’m guilty of perpetuating it and want to work harder against it.  

it feels really good for people to say that I’m cute or good looking, but I’m also a person too.  I’d rather be known for qualities of mine (good or bad), rather than just my physical appearance.

29 Jul 2014 / Reblogged from fatsizedcoffin with 60 notes

fatsizedcoffin:

peeple’ watchin’//fed up fest//7.27.2014

<3

29 Jul 2014 / Reblogged from fatsizedcoffin with 25 notes

darbysouth:

fatsizedcoffin:

anomaly//fed up fest//7.27.2014

me in the right top corner!

where’s taylor?

29 Jul 2014 / Reblogged from darbysouth with 61 notes

I heard you wanted to see the lineup for some Queer Punk Rock Event

fedupfestchicago:

well here it is

FED UP FEST IN CHICAGO CHILLINOIS JULY 2014 TRANS AND QUEER PUNK ROCK FESTIVAL HAVE FUN

FRIDAY JULY 25th:
VENUE TBA

CLOSET BURNER (IN) http://closetburner.bandcamp.com/

BREATHING LIGHT (Chicago!) http://breathinglight.bandcamp.com/

HOMEWRECKERS (NY)

Fed Up Fest starts today!

25 Jul 2014 / Reblogged from fedupfestchicago with 77 notes

(Source: samdesantis)

25 Jul 2014 / Reblogged from princessbvnny with 82,624 notes

amyjunesmells:

Alex and I by the lake
Chicago, Illinois

way back when, on a good day

25 Jul 2014 / Reblogged from amyjunesmells with 20 notes

amyjunesmells:

Anomaly practice
Chicago, Illinois

I miss these people a lot

25 Jul 2014 / Reblogged from amyjunesmells with 15 notes