Ignite jones 3


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Slides from November 3, 2010 Ignite in Chicago. Talk titled Fat Bottomed Girls and is about fat acceptance and cycling.

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  • I even started to shift gears on my blog of old, writing about my vintage Schwinn Varsity and how it felt to pedal 9 miles to work and 9 miles home. To travel across the city powered by my body and the food that fueled it. To see the skyline and the lake and feel the city under my wheels. I started looking for clothes to wear on longer rides.
  • Fun, Joy Confidence
  • Dangerous
  • So I went looking. My sister had long ago told me of Kate Harding from Shapely Prose and a book called Health at Every Size. Tumblr introduced me to Fat Activists and Size Acceptance bloggers.
  • Ignite jones 3

    1. 1. Fat Bottomed Girls
    2. 2. Urban Cycling Fat Acceptance
    3. 3. “Biking, on my old school Schwinn Varsity, has given me something that being an entrepreneur did not. “Confidence.” Leah Jones, Accidentally Jewish
    4. 4. www.definatalie.com
    5. 5. www.flickr.com/photos/randyweiner/3808313927/
    6. 6. “I'd be grossed out if I had to watch them [Mike & Molly] doing anything. To be brutally honest, even in real life, I find it aesthetically displeasing to watch a very, very fat person simply walk across a room.” Maura Kelly, Marie Claire
    7. 7. Fuck yeah, Girls and Bikes
    8. 8. Max is photographed by @extraface and loves dogs of all shapes and sizes. My cousin Mike’s pug who does not need to be an Italian Greyhound.
    9. 9. “Regarding fear…aren’t we all scared of something? I am scared most of the time about a variety of things-scared that I will never find someone who loves me for who I truly am... So I have made the decision to not be scared about biking. Yes, I am in a city congested with cars, buses and taxis, but if you are smart, you will find there is room for all of us, and no room for fear.” heartbrake biker
    10. 10. 1. Please consider wearing a dorky looking helmet. Looking silly is better than a brain injury. Yes, we’ve all heard miracles of the person a helmet would’ve killed, but you probably aren’t that person. 2. Buy non-owner’s operator insurance. Yes, car insurance for people who don’t own cars. Perfect for pedestrians and cyclists.
    11. 11. 312-869-HELP (4357) www.activetrans.org
    12. 12. New Bike! New Bike!