Living Large And Loving It!
Large and Loving It!" (LLLI) is a bimonthly video magazine dedicated
to fat acceptance, and to the audience made up of large men and women.
A video magazine is just like a print magazine, except that the subscriber
receives a video cassette in the mail rather than a book. Our subscribers
will receive 6 video tapes a year packed with stories for, by, and about
large people. Each tape will be one hour in length. We will cover a spectrum
of issues relevant to the large audience: fashion, health, workplace issues,
legislation, travel, self-acceptance, size-friendly and size-unfriendly
business profiles, and interviews with large successful people. We will
provide our subscribers with the encouragement they need to accept themselves
as they are, with skills to cope with discrimination and limitations placed
upon them by others, and with the resources to enjoy a full, rich life,
regardless of their size.
Weight issues are addressed in other video, but LLLI offers a unique
editorial perspective: the idea that it is OK to be fat.
As mentioned above, "Living Large And Loving It!" will have 6 issues
a year. Each issue will be mailed to the subscriber via U.S. Mail. The
approximate cost of each issue to the subscriber will be $15.00. It is
not, however, planned at this time to sell individual issues. Rather, the
magazine will be sold on a subscription basis for a cost of $90 for a one-year
LLLI has plans to distribute a free or near-free sample tape, which
essentially is a "mini issue" of the magazine, introducing size acceptance,
laying down our editorial philosophy, and covering some basic important
An open letter from the producers of LLLI
LLLI was, at the risk of seeming imodest, a tremendous idea. Unfortunately,
it was an idea that never quite got of the ground (mostly for a lack of
capital). It is our understanding that a Canadian production company is
now pursuing a similar idea (although it may be broadcast or cable, rather
than a subscription magazine--our information is sketchy). We wish them
well. In fact, if anyone wants to pursue this idea, especially as a subsciption
video, we would applaud their efforts. Heck, we'd even share information
we had gathered for our business plan. If you want to "talk" about LLLI,
or anything else related to fat acceptance,
us a line.
The Fat Person's Home Page isn'tgoing
away. We'll try to do some of the things in this media that we had hoped
to do with LLLI, although our breadth cannot be as great. Keep up the good
fight! It's still OK to be fat!