Fat, nude body painting in NYC celebrates body positivity
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Black girls with big titties photographs naked, fat people, mostly women, and posts the pictures on her blog to empower and teach people about different sizes.
Massengill collaborated with local artist, Andy Golub, and three nude of varying sizes and shapes. She said in a news release that the word "fat" should be used whenever possible, as "overweight" imposes judgment and an expectation that fat is girl acceptable weight limit.
Golub — who has been painting naked bodies for several years — said society expects people who are fat to be ashamed of it, but when faced with people who are happy to show off their naked bodies to the public, they find themselves in uncharted territory.
Massengill said that aside from one or two people, everyone walking by has had a positive reaction. Mollena Williams, one of the models, said she was really nervous about being naked publicly, but the positive responses to the Adipositivity Project prompted her to volunteer for the event.
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