Mycroft Masada is a queer trans faith leader who moved to the Washington DC area of Maryland’s Montgomery County from their lifelong home of Boston in 2014. Mycroft co-chairs the MoCo Pride Center, is a TransFaith National Council member, a TransEpiscopal Steering Committee member and former Congregation Am Tikva board member. Mycroft is particularly called to pursue justice at the intersections of LGBTQI+ and fat communities, and is an advocate, organizer, consultant, educator, trainer, writer and artist. They are partnered with Julia McCrossin, the massculine fatshion blogger, and with her co-parents a dogter. Their central online home is MasadArts.blogspot.com.

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Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Happy Purim 5775

Happy belated Hamanoshin'. Found these on super sale after Purim at one of our local Giant Foods (Stop&Shop back home). Especially nice as we somehow didn't get around to making or getting any before Purim, and my practice of Judaism does not include paying retail. 

As usual, I’m not finding much queer and/or fat themed/inclusive Purimaterial, especially that I particularly like and haven’t seen before. Nu, if you have thoughts, do let me know. And in the meantime, Queer Fat Femme Bevin Branlandingham’s “Get Me Embodied: Bevin’s Story of Disembodiment” (March 5th 2012) bears repeating, partly because it includes Jews for Racial and Economic Justice (JFREJ)’s Purim Ball.

Also, yes, it's a good reminder that I need to make some queer fat Purimage myself.

And speaking of JFREJ, they're how I heard about Shivtei Shivtei Jeshurun Society's #‎PurimNotPrejudice; "Wear Costumes, not Cultures. Practice Religion, not Racism". To which I would add / specify that fatphobic "costumes" are also not okay.

I posted elsewhere about Interfaith Worker Justice’s ‪#‎FastFoodFast‬ in solidarity with the struggle of fast food workers and others, a Lent-centered campaign connected with the ‪#‎FightFor15‬ movement and ‪#‎WageAction‬ day -- mostly April 15th (April 14th in my hometown of Boston due to the Marathon bombing anniversary).  Here I want to further raise up the Jewish content, including today's daily prayer and reflection about Purim.

Marilyn Wann's FAT!SO?'s Hank's Gab Café is back

Good news, flabulous gabbers and friends.

Marilyn Wann has re-opened the discussion forum on her FAT!SO? website -- Hank's Gab Café; a different version of it was a very active online community back in the 90s and early 2000s. Visit http://www.fatso.com/, Login / Register (top right corner), give a name / e-mail / password, wait for the confirmation e-mail and answer it.  I completed my registration and introduced myself today.

"Welcome to the café!
Pull up a comfy chair and enjoy a frothy beverage.
This is a fat-positive place for people of all sizes and descriptions.
Weight-loss content is not allowed. Weight doesn't define health here. Health, and so-called healthy behaviors, don't define a person's worth here.
Bad behavior will be dealt with.
Please enjoy a fabulous time and have fun adding to the fabulousness!
Thanks!
- Marilyn Wann (aka Hank)"