Title (as given to the record by the creator): Lip Service?
Date(s) of creation: June 1995
Creator / author / publisher: Candida Albicans Royale, Fat Girl
Physical description: The top half of a zine page with text in black and white.
Reference #: FG3-007-LipService
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Hey, word about FaT GiRL is getting out. We’ve gotten brief mentions in such glossy magazines as Out, Deneuve, Girlfriends, and On Our Backs. But do you see any fat women in these publications? Ever? (When?) What about other kinds of media?
Sure, we’re publicity whores. We’re hungry! Fat women are starving for visibility. If the pages of these magazines were any indication, you’d think the entire gay/lezzie population was skinny and white. As though fat lesbians (in ALL our variations) were some kind of rarity!
We appreciate that these publications have made a point of mentioning our zine—and several other editors have recently complimented us on our work, as well. But I’d hate to think that by mentioning one zine catering to fat dyke interests, they think they’ve done their part in representing us. (Whew, now that someone’s covering diverse fat women, we don’t have to?)
Hey, think of this minor media attention as a foot in the door. Fat queers are more visible than ever, and in great numbers, so please use this opportunity to make yourselves visible! Some publications are possibly even eager to please a fat readership now that they see a demand for FaT GiRL, but just haven’t made the outreach. Send photos and articles about yourself or other fat dykes to magazines you’d like to see yourself in. Are you a fat athlete? Submit to Girljock! Want to be in On Our Backs? Deluge them with fat photos! Feel like The Advocate is just a skinny white boys’ club? Submit an article about fat activism in your community.
Of course, FaT GiRL still wants, craves, and welcomes your submissions. We need you. But don’t let fat visibility end with us. After all, if we’re going to get Lip Service, it had better be good!
—Candida for FaT GiRL
FaT GiRL #3 Pages
- FaT GiRL #3 Cover
- Fat Girl #3 is…
- Things to Do on a Rainy Day
- Lip Service?
- EXTRA! EXTRA!! THOUSANDS OF FAT DYKE VIDEOS AT THE 1995 SF QUEER FILM FEST!
- Fat and Healthy
- The Lesbian Health Guide, a review (mostly)
- Poetry: Three Inches
- Difficult Seductress! Dorothy Allison
- April Miller, Torchsinger
- An Interesting Discovery
- Crystal, Wild Pig of the Desert
- Fat Girls on the Big Island
- No Apologies
- Cowrie review
- Women I’d Like to Meet
- Who’s Fat Anyway? The Other Side of Fat
- Fat & Thin Together
- Fat Girls
- Big Fun
- Survey: What do you dislike about being FAT? What do you like about being Fat?
- Roundtable 3: Racism and Fat Hatred
- Comic: True Tales from Life in the Fat Lane
- Tips For Dating Fat Girls [Ask the Gear Queen]
- Val and Steph
- Breast Plates
- The Kitchen Slut Presents: Breakfast in Bed
- The Adventures of FAT CHICK
- FaT GiRL Sightings
- A word to our “concerned” sisters
- fat, fucked up & fucked over
- Fat Watch
- Comic: Fat Girl Fantasy #66
- The ever-growing bio page
- Personals and Classifieds
- Fat hatred won’t die by itself. It needs help from you.
- FaT GiRL #3 Back Cover