FatArt doesn’t usually publish asks or questions, this to keep the flow of the blog going.
We try to answer everything privately, unless you’re anon of course.
Thank you for all the support, we appreciate all the mail we get!
From Karen (Founder):
I have always had a love of art. I spent my summers on my best friends family sculpture gallery and foundry, and was lucky enough to have fantastic and renowned artists as family friends. I learned at an early age what kind of aesthetic I found pleasing, and was always thrilled to share my love of art with people who had not been exposed to it in the way I had; the wonderment I saw in peoples eyes who had not been immersed in it, it was so rewarding.
I created FatArt to have a safe space on tumblr to find artistic images featuring fat bodies without having to dig though the tag search which could be triggering in many different ways. I had no idea it would resonate with so many people. It was my first step into feminism and fat acceptance without really knowing much about either at the time. I have met some wonderful people through this, and since then have learned so much about acceptance and action.
You can find my personal blog here: www.chunkydunkkaren.tumblr.com and follow me on twitter and instagram @chunkydunkkaren
Meet the other Fat Art Curators and Mods
Hello, my name is Rima. I help the lovely miss Karen out with FatArt. I am a body positive artist. Via FatArt I help spread the fat acceptance/diversity message through beautiful inspiring art.
You can find me here:www.rimadeer.tumblr.com
In a past life I was a lion, in the next life I’ll be a Sailor Scout, but for now I’m a fat mamma with a love for tea and various forms of art and that is just as good.
You can find me at: www.iamacollectionofmiscellanyandtea.tumblr.com
“My name is Nadine, you can call me Deenie unless you piss me off… then just call me ‘one who is so much greater than I’. I do things, I like stuff… I collect many things, and I like to eat a lot of stuff. I draw sometimes. I have a tug-of-war relationship with my body— on Tuesdays I treat it like a temple, and on Saturdays I treat it like a whore. I’m fat and accepting of it. I’m black but that’s not all.”
Find her at: www.freshest-tittymilk.tumblr.com