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mermeydele wrote in fatshionista
brilliant story about awseome fat activism: fat is contagious

thanks to battygurl for the link!

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Dear Kimberly Brittingham:

I think I love you.

XO,
Jess

Thank you so much for posting this link... the story made my day.


i agree about its excellence - in fact, i just sent a letter to freshyarn complimenting brittingham and them for writing and publishing it.

That was friggin awesome. Thanks so much for posting that.

That was awesome, thank you for sharing it! Do you mind if I repost the link? I think everyone should read this!

repost away - i have done exactly that from my orginal source. :)

I loved it except for the snarks about thin/bony bodies and the ageism.

However wide my middle, my ass is too bony and too old to be comfy with this.

Sad, because it is otherwise SO excellent.

The most painful parts for me were about class, how she went to such lengths to demonize her persecutor as poor. I couldn't even deal with this when I first commented.

I wanted to tell her she looked like a rat -- a sickly, underfed rat crudely ejected from an overcrowded consumption asylum; a 19th-century trash picker just turned out of the workhouse. I wanted to rub it in her face that I was robust and pink and lusty

I liked it overall. I'm goning have to check this site out more because they also posted an essay by my favorite author, Francesca Lia Block.

This story was exactly what I needed today. I forwarded it to about 20 of my girlfriends. Thank you for sharing. :)

I really enjoyed reading her story, thank you for sharing it!

Thank you so much for posting that. I feel like cheering.

Utterly brilliant.

Thank you for sharing that!

Thanks for this! What a great idea.

Seriously, ditto; this is going into my "fat history" bookmarks, it is so cool. I kind of want to make out with the author, just so some of her AWESOMENESS will rub off on me.

Dood that was AWESOME. Thanks fo the link!

Thanks for all the thoughtful reading!

I just wanted to offer a heartfelt thank you to everyone who took the time to read my essay, "Fat is Contagious". I'm flattered by your thoughtful attention to my work. It's the best any writer can hope for.

It was suggested that I make my fake book cover available to others mischievious enough to perpetrate similar hoaxes elsewhere. So I did! Blank books with my original "Fat is Contagious" cover are available at www.cafepress.com/teeandsympathy

Enjoy -- and keep me posted on public reaction!

Kindest regards,
Kim Brittingham

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