Our Vision

Take space, and demand more.

 
 

Free Figure Revolution is a Southern body liberation organization based in Black fat queer futurism. Our work is dedicated to working directly from the margins of our society, centering the highest and most deadly casualties of white supremacist humanity standards, and from the heart and foundation of any and all body liberation movements - Black fat folks.

Free Figure's mission is to create the revolution we need, and demand the humanity we deserve. We do this through community programming + initiatives, campaigns, and data futurism. In curating safer spaces and programming centering healing, we use a Black fat queer futuristic lens to humanize ourselves in moving through the ongoing antiblack violence we experience.

In cultivating data futurism, Free Figure created the Fat Census is an analytical tool that we created to ask fat people about their experiences to create and provide more data on fatphobia through an intersectional lens.

The census is intentionally curated to interrelate how sizism is amplified by antiblackness, racism, ableism, colorism, transphobia, etc. The executive summary and data futurism art release will be at the Fat As Fuck! Art Show on March 30th.

 

Ashleigh Shackelford
Creative Director, Data Futurist

 
 Ashleigh Shackelford leading the Visioning Liberation for Black Bodies event for Free Figure on February 27th, 2018.

Ashleigh Shackelford leading the Visioning Liberation for Black Bodies event for Free Figure on February 27th, 2018.