I am fat

Portrait Series

They refuse to be ashamed. They refuse to hide. And they’ve had enough of being shouted at. Stared at. Laughed at. Spat at. Of being objects of ridicule and hate on social media. In a new series of photos, Marie Hald portrays young Scandinavian women who insist on living in their fat bodies without trying to change or become smaller. Some of them are Instagram activists and have chosen to stop only posting selfies of their faces, but to show their bodies. Including on the beach. And in bikinis. Some of them try to change society in their daily lives by — as they say: “Simply existing in their bodies”

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