|Dare to Show Your Face
||[Mar. 11th, 2008|11:06 am]
If you’ve watched any news segment about fat people, ever, you’ve undoubtedly seen the video that accompanies any such news segment: the parade of headless fatties. Fat people in public, shown from the neck down, voiceless, stripped of their humanity—most likely without their permission. It implies that it’s shameful to be fat, that we ought to be ashamed to show our faces in public.|
COFRA, the Coalition of Fat Rights Activists, wants your help in turning this portrayal inside out. That’s why we’ve started a project called Dare to Show Your Face. The goal is to show the world that we are people, first and foremost, no matter what our shapes. Fat people have voices, they have stories, they have faces.
We’ll be putting together a series of promotional videos for COFRA spotlighting the everyday lives of fat people in all walks of life.
How can you help? It’s easy: just upload a 1 or 2 minute video of yourself to our YouTube group.
Tell us about your life. Show us what you do. There’s no need to get fancy with video effects (but if you want to, go for it) – just your raw story is what we’d like to see.
For more information on COFRA and to join us in our campaigns for fat rights, sign up at fatrights.org.
Watch our first video by Carrie:
Feel free to repost anywhere you see fit!
PS--We do accept photo mashups for those without access to a video camera. Also, some libraries loan out video cameras, especially at universities.