What do you think about using the alternate spelling phat? It’s sort of a way to reclaim the word. To say that we’re proud, but we’re also independent and reject the years of oppression that we’ve suffered. Just a thought.
If you feel this doesn’t belong on your blog, I completely understand. I was just wondering what you’re opinion is.
I think it’s appropriation of AAVE (African American Vernacular English), from which that spelling comes. Black and/or African American fat people might use it, but I don’t think it’s acceptable for other fat people to do so, especially white fat people.