Episode 21 (AKA My Broad is Fat & Boujee)

WELCOME WELCOME WELCOME. 

Here we are, first episode in the year of our (erroneously snubbed) Rihanna 2017. It's also Black History Month and Ariel's birthday month. Episode 21, clearly the most savage of all the episodes.

We spend some time talking about the plans for the podcast for 2017 - in short, less model nonsense garbage fire outrage and more of... well, everything else. We still have plenty to talk about on the issues of clothes and representation, but fewer trips to Mt. Curvysexylicious are ahead.
 

You may remember this episode for covering topics such as:

"Problematic" Influencers

The Never-ending Race to The Bottom in the Expansion of Sizing by Plus Retailers

Get You A Girl Who Can Do Both: Body Shame & Exploit "Body Positivity" For Financial Gain (We don't know Khloe Kardashian)

Fat Burlesque (& Who Gets Public Acknowledgement)

Nicolette Mason's solid af piece for R29

Don't leave fat people behind/forget about fatphobia in your social justice framework. Let's all look after each other. And please stop giving the attention seeking hate speech spewing baby a platform. 

Sigh (TW: Fatphobia in Medicine)

Let fat people write about the fat experience. It's better reading for us. Like this piece. And also making room for loving yourself at a variety of levels.

FAT COOL. 

In OTHER news:

NEW PATREON SUBSCRIBERS:

Abbott V.

David G.

We raised $475 for our friends who are in need of support as they find a home. After processing fees from Generosity, we were able to give them 456.25. Thanks so much for all of your help!

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EPISODE 20 (AKA BIG BELTS AROUND THE WAIST: + SIZE FASHION OR WRESTLING STYLE "RULE"?)

We're trying to end 2016 on a high note! 

Read about more about Shay Neary here! (FYI Coverstory is not a single brand, but rather a plus focused retailer that carries sleek, minimalist brands like Universal Standard and Hackwith Design)

Good Reads!

Shoutout to Nora Whelan for this and this

More genius from Kiva Bay!

TaLynn Kel reflects on her cosplay experiences.

Become a new PATREON sugarparent!

Help our friends, please. 

We <3 you, we made it. See you in 2017, fam.

P.S. LET A FAT BITCH BE FAT

Episode 19 (AKA Tale As Old As Time, Ass Is Just As Wide AKA Self Care City, Bitch)

EPISODE 17 (AKA BORED BRATTY FAT BROADS)

SHIT IS REAL. SHIT IS HARD. Here we are. Episode 17 of Bad Fat Broads. 

Note: This episode was (obviously) recorded prior to the results of the U.S. election. Disappointed, disbelief, angry, scared, sad, unsurprised - a short list of words that don't even begin to describe the emotions we're experiencing. I can't pretend to write this episode guide in a pre-election mindset, so I apologize if I seem a little extra unimpressed by our garbage fire antics this week. Our next episode guide is going to be a little more robust and full of actionable ideas, reading material, safety suggestions and encouragement. In the meantime, here's a note from each of us to you:

KC: "We love you. Keep breathing."

Ariel: "We love you. If you did this, I don't like you and I wanna fight you. If you didn't and you need my help, I'm here for you."

As always, Bad Fat Broads remains an intersectional podcast dedicated to the liberation of all people. We stand in solidarity with everyone who will be negatively affected by this outcome. And as we've said before - anyone who takes issue with this can take a hike, get the fuck on, etc.

ANYWAYZ.

 

Tim, we guess.  Now more than ever, it's time out for this basic-ass analysis and people with privilege being the spokesperson for a excluded population. This, like the celebration of the off-duty plus model that doesn't wear plus size clothes, is a snoozefest. We're over it. 

STOP PRAISING PEOPLE FOR DOING THE BARE MINIMUM 2KFORVEVER.

PERSPECTIVE. Now more than ever. You wanna create an artificial struggle for yourself, so be it. But don't expect us to celebrate you for it or give a shit or uphold you as some aspirational BS. 

Sigh. 

Boohoo could have kept this. Simply Be can keep their dwindling selection. ASOS Curve can keep the stale, repetitive collection. 

We are here for you. We support you. We don't always have the answers, but we are here to listen. This shit? It's hard. Bodies are hard. I got nothing. 

We apologize for the mild sound issues in this episode - we're navigating some equipment related difficulties. Stick around until the very very end for a fun Easter Egg (yes, I know I told you where the egg is, so it's not much of a hunt. It's more like an extra scene at the end of a Marvel movie, I suppose).