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.
Wednesday, March 4, 2015
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!
- Marilyn Wann (aka Hank)"