Photographer and body politics activist Substantia Jones insists on using the word "fat" to describe herself and the couples in her ongoing photo series The Adipositivity Project. Every Valentine's Day, she turns her lens on couples. A lot of people very much look forward to it every year and want to pose," she explains. Body positivity activist and photographer Substantia Jones gets real AF about her newest photo series that celebrates curvier couples, just in time for Valentine's Day. Substantia Jones: I use it to describe myself, I encourage others to as well. Other words that are commonly used that people think are harmless are not so harmless. The word "overweight" is a word of judgment.
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Note: This post contains nudity, but you should enjoy it, because it's Valentine's Day. While we're being bombarded by chocolates and heart-shaped cards and lots of ads featuring happy couples celebrating their love with said chocolates and cards, there might be certain people feeling a little left out — and it's not just single people. Substantia Jones is the creator of The Adipositivity Project , a photography series that highlights the beauty of people of varying sizes, racial backgrounds and gender identities, while also using it as a platform to discuss body politics. I use it, and I encourage you to. See also: Photographer's nude photo series with women of all sizes is completely unapologetic. Inspired by the Valentine's Day season, her latest addition to the series focuses on couples — namely people of color, fat people, the disabled, the LGBT community, the elderly or other group that may feel marginalized by mainstream media that highlights white, cis-gendered, physically fit couples we commonly see in TV commercials or print ads. The unenlightened like to believe fat people are unworthy of love and long-term romantic partnerships.
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