At bedtime I get sad and start having flashbacks. It’s not fun. I think it’s because for a long time I would spend all night crying. Now I try to acknowledge the feelings I have and sooth myself but it sucks. I am angry that I have to deal with this fallout from so many fucked up things people have done to me. But here we are. And since I was put on my current meds I am more levelled out and I can identify feelings and link them to events in the story of my life, and maybe one day I will become a real adult human being.
I found a purple one piece at Kmart for $25. It’s thin and a bit cheap looking but it’s the only thing I could find.
2 fat for anything at Big W and Best and Less. Trying not to have a panic attack.
My image has been stolen and being used on Facebook diet ads for a company called Venus Factor. These ads are running throughout Facebook from more sources that I can report and have removed. My coworkers, friends and family are seeing these ads pop up. The company won’t help me on Facebook and told me to email them more, I already emailed them twice. So let’s send them some email!
Tell them why we won’t stand to have our image stolen for the profit of diet companies.
Fatties roll out!
This is so disgusting. Please email this company.
This is disgusting and beyond wrong. Send some emails, make sure they hear that we WILL NOT tolerate this kind of behavior!
Companies ARE NOT allowed to use images of fat people without their consent FOR ANY REASON. THIS IS WRONG, AND THEY MUST BE TOLD SO.
I have just warned these assholes that the fatties of Tumblr are about to descend like a pack of rabid, fatassed wolves. DO NOT PROVE ME WRONG.
These people already profit from the pain and insecurity of people who should not be ashamed. They do not get to use other people’s photos and bodies to do this without explicit permission.
For those who have a hard time figuring out what to say, here’s what I sent; feel free to borrow bits, pieces, or the whole damn thing to help you craft your email to this gross-ass company.
Your cowardly refusal to take responsibility for your affiliates’ use of stolen photos to hawk your product is utterly inexcusable. The fact that it happened, is bad enough, but your repeated attempts to weasel out of taking action and giving Rachel the runaround (http://rachelecateyes.tumblr.com/post/78983486349/my-image-has-been-stolen-and-being-used-on) is even worse. You shouldn’t need to hear the specific words of “These are affecting my personal and professional life etc.” before you’ll (finally, grudgingly, slowly) take action. The words “Your product is being marketed using my images, without my consent or foreknowledge” should be enough - and WOULD be enough, for any ethical company. Your behavior in this matter has been incredibly unprofessional and inappropriate.And, of course, the fact that it’s become this much of an issue, and your ridiculous mishandling of the situation, makes me wonder how many other people are out there being used by your product and your affiliates in this degrading, shameful way without their consent?How DARE you - and your affiliates, since you seem inclined to try to shove responsibility off onto them for all of this - use the lives and bodies of people without their consent, to market a product whose message is in essence “See this person? Buy our product to avoid looking like them!” It is demeaning, it is disgusting, and no human being deserves to be maliciously held up as a scare tactic to shame other people into buying a product, without even being consulted on the use of their images in such a fashion.Remove Rachel’s image from your marketing, and/or remove any affiliate from your marketing scheme who continues to use her photos, and make it entirely clear to your affiliates and all marketing associates that you will not tolerate image theft and abuse of people’s personal images in any marketing capacity. This is unacceptable, and I look forward to seeing you take public, concrete steps to rectify the situation.Thank you,Jadelyn
Reblogging for the sample letter.
I’m really fortunate to have access to cuties to model my tiaras. Also the sky was pretty killer yesterday.
Tiaras should be up on Fancy Lady Industries tomorrow, all things going to plan! I’ll be letting my mailing list know first, so if there’s a particular thing you want you’d better sign up to get the drop on everyone else.
Also I’ll be redesigning the shop a bit in the next few weeks - and the awful mobile version will be fixed! HORAH!
Since we joined the pool/ gym I need a one piece to do laps in. It’s easy to find tanks and two pieces in fat sizes, but I’m yet to find a decent plain old one piece for laps. I’m going to go to Best and Less and Big W today. Stay tuned for agonised liveblogging.
(NB: if you’re gonna suggest shops, remember I live in Australia! And I have about $30 tops for tog shopping, and I need them today for swimming this week. So no online retailers.)