This is the 7th Fat Girl Fleamarket that has been created. It all started in winter of 2002, when a group of friends were commiserating about the lack of secondhand or consignment stores for plus size women in New York City. Many of them donated their clothing to thrift stores like Housing Works but would never find anything there to buy. Plus Nolose was struggling financially after September 11th and they all wanted to do something to help the conference get back on it’s feet. Voila, the Fat Girl Fleamarket was born!
The Fat Girl Fleamarket got everyone to dig through their closets for a great cause and that’s just what we’re doing again this year. This year we have the help of Re/Dress NYC our own plus size resale clothing store, other plus size clothing retailers, manufacturers and most important people like YOU to provide the awesome clothing that will be available to shop.
They are both a gathering space for queer activists working in areas involving size acceptance, body image and other anti-oppression work. They help build the foundation of a movement that challenges fat hatred and develops positive culture & community like The Fat Studies Reader, or Re/Dress NYC. We are proud to support the work they do as it benefits all of us regardless of sexual orientation, gender or body size.