Photographers may submit photos of others, but permission is required and presumed. You’ll be asked to honest-to-Jah both promise AND pinky swear the photo belongs to you. You must be either the subject with full permission from the photographer or the photographer with full permission from the subject. If someone notifies us claiming you don’t have rights to post their photo, it’ll be removed and you’ll be barred from future submissions. This is f’reals. You may submit anonymously. One needn’t have a tumblr account to submit a photo.
Nudity is allowed—encouraged, even—but as with The Adipositivity Project, this isn’t about arched backs, parted legs, or come-hither stares from over one’s shoulder whilst on all fours. In short: pink is allowed. Glisten is not. Nor are depictions of minors or victimization.
We won’t do any cropping or editing, but something may be rejected because it’s not been cropped or edited in a way that blows our skirts up, so take care to do this before submitting, if need be. If it appears as though you’ve removed fat or anything fat-related (cellulite, stretch marks), your photo will not be posted. I mean C’mon. Really? And if you’re showing your face, let’s keep the “fat girl angle” shots to a minimum, mmmkay?
Watermark or sign your images, if you like, but URLs of commercial ventures will not be allowed. Sorry. Tumblr’s upload limit is 10MB.
Upon submission, your photo will be reviewed by one of a team of Uppity Fatty curators (fancy, eh?). This is a no-tears situation. These curators are busy volunteers, doing this to help further the cause of body positivity. You won’t be receiving any correspondence. If an image isn’t selected for inclusion, it’ll be deleted and you’ll know when it doesn’t show up on the site. My hope is that you’ll respect their choices and nobody’s feelings will get hurt. Keep submitting!
All of the above is, of course, subject to change at my discretion. Especially during this early, free-fall phase.
This part won’t change, though: Your comfort and security are important to me. The curators are a handful of fat women who work in the visual arts and who’ve sworn to never let another living soul see the unused or not-yet-posted submissions. If you have knowledge of a violation, or if someone urges you to submit photos directly to them, please immediately email me the deets (email@example.com). And feel free to email me with any questions or tumblristic advice for a newb.