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Fat Girl Zine Crew

For those who write zines about body acceptance, weight discrimination, fat love, fat beauty, and fatasses. And for the others that just love reading them!

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Latest Activity: Jan 15

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Started by tilwearefree. Last reply by fishspit Sep 14, 2012.

Fatty Cooking Zine 9 Replies

Started by Katie D. Last reply by Kisha Jun 12, 2009.

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Comment by Amazing Sunflower on December 13, 2008 at 9:47pm
I am writing an article about We Make Zines for the upcoming issue of Zine World. I want to ask some folks some questions. If anyone in this group wants to participate, message me and I'll send the questions to you. Thanks!
Comment by Krissy PonyBoy Press on November 11, 2008 at 5:12pm
Hey Kisha,

That is good. I am glad it got into some of the right hands and I know that is what matters. I guess the fact that she just directly copied the pages just really surprised me...
Comment by KellyRose-Pulse Zine on November 11, 2008 at 11:07am
i like what chantel g. said. i feel the same way..my zine isn't all about body image or sizeism, but it does influence a lot of what i write and i have included articles on fat/body image/size acceptance in almost every issue.
Comment by Krissy PonyBoy Press on November 1, 2008 at 2:48am
I got Fat is Beautiful and just read through it. 90% of it is other peoples work, some copied directly from the book. She doesn't state this on the pages, but I recognized them. Did the other people who read it know this?

It is important to get this info out and I totally see how zines can work as a funnel for people by doing these kind of reprints, but it seemed really weird to me that it wasn't shown on the page that this is actually a copy from a book and not something I wrote. There was a list at the back of sources, but it doesn't show which of these sources were used, it only lists them with many others.

How do you all feel about this? How do you think the authors would feel. I personally feel ripped off a bit that I went out of my way to buy this zine from a distro thinking I was getting some original content and just got reprints of stuff I already own. However, I may not be the average reader.
Comment by AndiePants on October 3, 2008 at 2:47pm
Ah, man. I'm so happy this exists.

That's all, right now.
Comment by erin on September 26, 2008 at 4:28pm
kisha--my zine dirty love deals a lot with body image/fat +, and i'm sending it to you! hurray :)
Comment by Amazing Sunflower on September 16, 2008 at 8:43am
I don't do an zine explicitly about being a fat girl (grrrl gal lady woman etc.), but I joined this group because I think being a fat gal influences what I write and what I read. (And if folks think that's not enough for me to stay in this group, I will totally understand and leave graciously.)

I think size/body positivity is important and I really appreciate everyone who is putting those ideas out there as a way to comfort ourselves and each other and as a way to inform and educate the rest of the world (or at least the world that reads zines).
Comment by Krissy PonyBoy Press on September 15, 2008 at 6:50pm
I don't know if I have read it. Who does Fat is beautiful?
Comment by Samantha Trees on September 14, 2008 at 4:22pm
Has anyone on here read Fat Is Beautiful? That zine really rocks! I would love to trade a copy of it for any other fat girl zines. I can also throw in your very own cheer card for all the fat positive cheers I do with the Radical Cheerleaders!
Comment by Krissy PonyBoy Press on September 10, 2008 at 8:57pm
Ha! That is a great idea.

So, let's have a role call. What fat zines do you all do and more importantly where can i get them?

I do Figure 8. I started it in 2001 and just finished issue number 5.
 

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