Rad Fatty Merit Badges are an activist project from Stacy Bias. Started as a lark on her personal Facebook wall, the badges soon took on a life of their own via a wildly successful (over 700% funded) crowdfunding campaign. The badges went from a concept to an actual product — pins and stickers — and garnered press from an impressive variety of sources:
Using some of the funds from the crowdfunding campaign, Stacy set up this website in hopes it would serve as a continuation of the wonderful storytelling happening across social media as people discussed how they’d earned their individual badges. Storytelling is a powerful way to eradicate shame and feelings of isolation.
Stacy is a fat & queer activist and artist, formerly from Portland, Oregon, now living in London, UK. Past Projects include: FatGirl Speaks, the Fat Experience Project, DykeTees, Chunky Dunk, Pussy Pucker Pot and Literati Vegan Lip Balms, & TechnoDyke.com. More about here: