Thursday, 5 April 2012

Make Fattylympics Medals!

The Fattylympics embraces a philosophy of non-competiveness. Everybody who takes part or comes to the event will win something, there won't be any losers because, frankly, pretty much every one of us already feels like a loser in the face of the You Know Whats, whether it's through gentrification, the glorification of some bodies over others, nationalism, or simply having every useful amenity in your neighbourhood transformed into an estate agent. We know that hosting a non-competitive sporting event for fat-friendly losers is heresy and we are quite happy about that.

In order to facilitate this non-competitive ethic, the Fattylympics needs a ton of medals for everyone. We will also be awarding extra-fancy Medals of Merit to people who make a special effort in some way. This could include making tea for people, wearing an extravagant outfit on the day, taking part in an event with extra gusto, supporting the Fattylympics in some amazing way, it could be anything. Fattylympians are also encouraged to cheat and bribe their way to a Medal of Merit, just like the real You Know Whats.


It does not matter if you've never made anything in your life before, or if you can't draw or have no skills at crafting, we like this kind of stuff.

Here's the brief:
  • Medals can be made of any material but must be wearable so therefore not too heavy or dangerous (no sharp edges, for example)
  • They must say 'Fattylympics' on them somewhere
  • They must not depict anything likely to offend and should be designed in line with Fattylympics values. Non-competitive themes are especially welcome
  • Medals can be pinned or worn around the neck. If the latter, make sure the ribbon is long enough for even the fattest neck.
  • Make as few or as many as you like
  • Anyone anywhere can make medals, you don't have to attend the Fattylympics. Feel free to invite your friends round to have a medal-making party.
When you have made medals, please email for details of how to get them to us.


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