NotBlueAtAll

I'm just a fat gal with a blog and an opinion. Well, lots of opinions.

Tank Top Tuesday!

March27

I am taking submissions from anyone who wants to exercise their right to Bare Arms for future Tank Top Tuesday posts! Email your pics here: notblueatall@notblueatall.com, please include the name you’d like in the post, a blog or etsy shop you wanna plug, your thoughts on bare arms or other fatty philosophies. It does not have to be in a tank top, so long as your arms are bare. Have fun with it!

Today’s post may or may not be suitable for work, I really don’t know those guidelines, but a photo of a shirtless male awaits!

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This week’s Tank Top Tuesday post comes from new friend of the blog and me, Charlie:

The photo(s) was/were taken at my first bear run in 2010 by my dear friend Carlos.  I have some things to say about the fact that pretty much the only queer “safe space” for fat men involves arenas where we’re either implicitly or explicitly sexualized (and I’m sure that my invisible knapsack of white male privilege makes it well-nigh impossible to truly empathize with women’s experiences in this regard), but speaking from my own experience, being in a pool with a bunch of fat queers was hugely healing.  I can’t wait to have the experience again!  I should really blog about this rather than just giving it such short shrift in this caption; if that’s something you would be interested in reading, or if you’d like to check out what I’ve posted so far about mental health and self-care (more fat acceptance stuff to come, I promise!), check out my blog at http://mindunquiet.blogspot.com!

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Thank you Charlie for the fantastic pictures! What an empowering experience that sounds like! I hope to hear and see more fatties enjoying some fabulously positive pool time soon! Woo hoo! <3

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“Tank Top Tuesday!”

  1. On March 28th, 2012 at 6:36 pm SherryH Says:

    Lookin’ good, Charlie! I especially like how the top pic highlights the contrast between your dark facial hair and eyes and your lighter skin. And in the bottom pic, you look like you’re having a great time in the water. Thanks for sharing them with us!

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