Organizing the Carnival of Fatty Goodness
This is a post where I’ll be discussing the Carnival of Fatty Goodness, a proposed blog carnival for highlighting posts written from a fat pride or fat acceptance point of view.
This came up in the discussion on this thread. Here, based on what we discussed and also on what I’ve been thinking, are my proposals. I’m putting these forward for discussion; they are by no means writ in stone.
The Carnival should be named “The Carnival of Fatty Goodness.” Or maybe the “Carnival of Fat, Fat and More Fat.” If everyone hates those ideas and no other suggestions come up, then we could just call it “The Carnival of Fat,” but I’d personally prefer something less bland and more striking and in-your-face.
The Carnival is for posts discussing fat pride; fat acceptance; critiques of anti-fat bigotry, attitudes and research; celebration of images of fat people; practical difficulties of being fat; fat love (queer and otherwise); feminist views of fat and fat acceptance; the health at every size movement (HAES); and whatever else each edition’s editor deems appropriate (apart from the topics noted below).
The Carnival is not open for advocacy of weight-loss diets, weight loss surgery (WLS), or feederism.
Discussions of fat fetishism (pro or anti) are on-topic so long as they are written from a fat-acceptance perspective; in contrast, simple fat fetishism (for example, “Here’s a fat fetish story I wrote that’s really hot!”) is not on-topic in this carnival.
The Carnival will initially take place once every two months.
Please let me know what y’all think. I realize that the bit about fat fetishism may be particularly controversial, so please don’t feel that you can’t argue against that if you don’t agree with it.
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