For a movement that includes Fat people and Fat Liberation, Disabled people and Disability Justice
WE AIM TO:
+ INSPIRE and EMPOWER FAT & DISABLED PEOPLE everywhere to help create and engage in the broad LIBERATION movement: for JUSTICE for all, and against all oppression.
+ TELL the MOVEMENT that FAT & DISABLED PEOPLE are FIGHTING FOR JUSTICE, and that a free & just world includes JUSTICE & LIBERATION for FAT PEOPLE & DISABLED PEOPLE. The EMBODIED WISDOM & POWER of fat & disabled people is vital to our movement.
WE GIVE THANKS TO:
+ DISABILITY JUSTICE: a movement & framework created by queer, disabled people of color, that goes beyond disability rights and insists we understand the tapestry of unjust systems: capitalism, racism, settler colonialism, heteropatriarchy, & mass incarceration that require ableism and body-mind oppression.
+ FAT LIBERATION: the lesbian feminists of the 70s & 80s who said “fuck you” to diet culture; the “RIOTS NOT DIETS” dykes and queers of the 90s; the Black, Indigenous, POC, Trans, Non-Binary, Superfat & Disabled fat folks who have worked to build a FAT JUSTICE movement that centers the most marginalized; and the radicals who understand that systemic fat oppression is not addressed by “body positivity.”
+ ALL THE LIBERATION MOVEMENTS that make or have made Fat Liberation & Disability Justice possible: BLACK LIBERATION, WOMEN’S LIBERATION, QUEER LIBERATION, TRANS JUSTICE, INDIGENOUS SOVEREIGNTY, DISABILITY RIGHTS, and so many others.
NOBODY IS FREE UNTIL EVERYBODY IS FREE.