Did you know that fat people are paid $1.25 less an hour than their thin counterparts? Or that a fat person who excels can still legally lose a job just because s/he's fat? How about the reality that 1 in 3 doctors associates fat bodies with hostility, dishonesty and poor hygiene?
Fat people are subject to discrimination everywhere they look. In children's books and stories fat people are villains and bad guys. On our television screens and in the advertising world the fat body is a joke. Magazines and entertainment news shows fixate on the "fatness" of celebrities' bodies and there are very few films that feature fat leads, despite the fact that 60%+ of Americans are - or at the very least consider themselves - fat.
It is our goal to inform people about the harsh and very real realities of fat shaming and fat hatred - to expose how fat hatred permeates our popular culture, spreading the message that fat is bad and in turn forwarding the idea that being cruel, unkind or downright unjust to a fat person is acceptable behavior. AND THEN, TO INSPIRE CHANGE.
Fattitude is a body positive documentary, but it is also an activist movement.
Look at all these super cool people.
Abigail Seguy, Alex LaRosa, Andrew Walen, Ash Christian, Bruce Sturgell, Celia Finkelstein, Chastity Garner Valentine, Cheryl Hayworth, Claire Mysko, Daniel Farr, Deb Burgard, Deah Schwartz, Dianne Budd, Eden Miller, Elizabeth Scott,
Guy Branum, Howard Murray, Isabel Foxen Duke, Jackson Katz, Jane Read Martin, Janette DePatie, Jefferey Costello and Robert Tagliapietra, Jennifer Posner, Jes Baker, Judith Drake, Kelsey Miller, Kjerstin Gruys, Linda Bacon, Lindy West, Lisa Tealer, Lizabeth Wesley Casella, Lynne Gerber, Magnolia Black, Marilyn Wann, Melinda Alexander, Melissa Fabello, Nicholas Messitte, Pia Shivo Campo, Rajdulari, Rebecca Phul, Regan Chastain, Ricki Lake, Savannah Dooley and Winnie Holzman, Shiela Addison, Sonya Renee Taylor, Substantia Jones, Tess Holliday, and Virgie Tovar
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Fattitude is a radical renegade film born over cocktails and the wild-eyed late night body positive feminist dreams that over take you when you should be completing your final exams. Fattitude is a dream of equality in action. Fattitude is a call for change. Fattitude begins so small - with duct-taped lights and interviews in small apartments, offices and hotel rooms. But slowly Fattitude grows and no one can stop it...
Join the movement to end weight bias! Post your photo to Instagram using the hashtag #fattituderevolution and show off your proud self. Think of this photo as your coming out party - your public declaration that you will not tolerate fat-hatred and fat-shaming - your commitment to treating every BODY with Respect! The #fattituderevolution is a state of mind and supporting the end of weight bias has no size requirements so go on, show us your Fattitude!
We think Fattitude has the potential to change the national conversation about body image so that it focuses not just on learning to love your body but also on working to create a world where body love and care are possible at every size. The hurdle filmmakers face anytime they make a social justice documentary is that making a movie costs money.
Fattitude is a passion project driven by our team's tireless belief that this movie must get made and supported by donations from people like you who want to see the world change - so that every BODY is respected.
There is no donation too small. Every Dollar Counts.
In 2014 - when Fattitude launched our kickstarter - we caught the ire of internet trolls. The storm that followed was messy and often, people want to talk to us about the hatred we've experienced.
Being shocked by the hatred fat people encounter is understandable, but we think love is a much more powerful tool. Fattitude gets love letters all the time and honestly, these letters make it all worth while.
What you see here are actual excerpts from letters sent to us from Fattitude fans.
Look at all these fans y'all.
You da best.