Intersectional body positivity with the It Gets Fatter Project

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Sara and Asam are two organizers from the It Gets Fatter Project (IGF), a body positivity project for fat people of colour. IGF doesn't try to tell folks that one day, it will get better -- they encourage folks to love themselves as they are using an intersectional approach to fatness. Originally a tumblr, sharing videos and pictures of the experiences of fat people of colour, the IGF Project now runs a support group at the University of Toronto for fat people of colour, hosts workshops for community groups and organizations on body positivity and desirability and recently received a grant from Art Reach Toronto for more programing for fat youth of colour.

You can find out more about the IGF Project by checking out their instagram, Facebook page or by emailing them at itgetsfatterproject@gmail.com. Also make sure to visit Sara's amazing tumblr F-yeah Fat Brown Hijabis!

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