“It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas”. Well, actually, it’s not. Having spent the first 28 years of my life in the Northern hemisphere, I am not sure if I will ever adapt to beach ware, jandals, and BBQ during the holidays. But even if the warm weather feels wrong to me, I cannot deny that trees are being decorated, lights are being hung, and Christmas carols are being played in the stores.
One of the many things I love about the holidays is the gift giving guides put together by corporations trying to sell you their goods. My favourite guide comes from Entertainment Weekly, as they break down gift guides into types of people.
In that spirit, here is my gift guide for the rad fatty or fat ally in your life!
For the Bookworm
Fat and proud: The politics of size by Charlotte Cooper
Fat shame by Amy Erdman Farrell
For the Multi-Tasker
Marilyn Wann’s 2012 Fat?So! Dayplanner is a great way to stay organised in a fatlicious way!
Adipositivity Project 2012 calendar
Cheeky fat pinup calendar by Jen Oaks
For the Uninformed
Fat?So! by Marilyn Wann
The ‘No diet talk’ brooch from Fancy Lady Industries
For the Fatshionista
The Fat necklace by Fancy Lady Industries
Fatshopaholic for Nakimuli Dookie Bracelets
For the Student/Scholar
Fat Studies in the UK edited by Corinna Tomrley & Ann Kaloski Naylor
The Fat Studies reader edited by Esther Rothblum & Sandra Solovay
For the Number Cruncher
The obesity myth by Paul Campos
The end of the obesity epidemic by Michael Gard
For the Kid In All of Us
Fat Ladies in Spaaaaace is a fat positive colouring book by Nicole Lorenz
For the Activist
Fat Rights Tool Kit by Love Your Body Detroit
For the Nester
Marilyn Wann’s ‘Yay!’ scale (A must for any bathroom!)
For the Health Nut
Health at every size by Linda Bacon
The Fat Chick Works Out! DVD by Jeanette DePatie (aka The Fat Chick)
A cool digital illustration self portrait from Fancy Lady Industries
F*ck flattering crop tee from Gisela Ramirez
Big big love by Hanne Blank
I hope this helps as you buy gifts for those you love, if you so choose.
Happy Holidays & Peace to All.
See you in the New Year! It’s gonna be FATLICIOUS!