Thanks to everyone who sent photos, and keep ‘em comin’! Send a photo along with your height and weight to katesblog at gmail dot com.
Please note that because the point of the BMI project is to show how fucking insane the cut-offs are, I’m generally only using people at the very low end of their categories for that. One exception is the awesome Fat Girl on a Bike — and in a swimsuit! — Sarah, rockin’ the morbid obesity category. Action shots like that are most welcome (though I am trying to keep things worksafe, btw). Basically, anything that clearly busts a stereotype, beyond just “I’m fat AND pretty” — ’cause you’re ALL fat and pretty, except for the ones who aren’t fat — is what I’m looking for for that. (Oh, the other exception is the obesity category, because I stopped dividing it into 2 on the Flickr page, but I’m still including both ends of that category.)
For the Shapely Readers photostream, I want all shapes, sizes, and degrees of adherence to fat stereotypes! And because it’s been asked a couple times already, lurkers are totally welcome to contribute! If you read the blog, I want your photo!
Oh, and yes, men are absolutely welcome for both projects, too, and I’d love to see more people of color.
Huge thanks to Mindy, Laurie, Joy, Fillyjonk, and Sheana for agreeing to go first.
Oh, and hey, this ought to go without saying around here, but there will be NO criticism of any participant’s body in comments, for any reason.