Our life stories and experiences inform our relationship to our bodies. It can be easy to forget this when we focus on the cultural factors that determine our body image.
In this short animation, artist and fat activist Stacy Bias has captured the power of story. Through a single, continuous line, she shares the experience of the woman who started the first yoga class for larger-bodied people in London, England.
It’s a humble and calming film, conveying a sense of continuity and presence. The short is a gentle reminder of the importance of creating intentionally safer spaces that welcome all body types. Yoga for Larger Bodies is part of an ongoing series Bias is creating for the Fat Experience Project. She’s encouraging other people with stories to come forward. Learn more about Stacy Bias and her work here.