God It’s been forever since I’ve posted. My life has gotten complicated in my last year of school. I’m working two jobs, going to school full time, am Vice President of an organization, and am getting ready to graduate and start the next chapter of my life. I’ve had some mental health issues this year and I’m working on taking care of those issues….
I’M ENGAGED!! :D I got engaged in January. My fiance and are are very happy, I love him so much, and I’m excited to be planning a wedding.
In conjunction with my engagement, I’m doing a research project on being a fat bride for my last Women Studies course of my college career.
So… Calling all FAT BRIDES!! Those who are engaged, who are thinking about their weddings, or who have already gotten married. Those who identify as straight or as lgbtq. Those from all backgrounds.
What does it mean to be a fat bride? What does it mean to defy traditional gender performances that dictate that one must lose weight before her wedding? In what ways are fat brides oppressed and ostracized from bridal culture?
Are you a fat bride? Do you know a fat bride? Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to participate in my research project :)
PLEASE PASS THE WORD ALONG! I WANT TO MAKE THIS RESEARCH PROJECT THE BEST IT CAN BE AND I NEED TO HEAR FROM ALL YOU WONDERFUL FAT BRIDES!