Cherry Midnight and Max Airborne share and preserve the powerful origin story of the term “superfat,” a term first popularized at NOLOSE in 2008 during its regular, US-based, international gathering. View and read the full story on Medium.

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On a vibrant background of energetic red and yellow starburst stripes, in a thick font, the title “Community Origins of the Term Superfat – A Brief History.” The words “superfat” are extra wide.

A rainbow-colored beach ball flies over a “Welcome to Fatlandia” banner. Several prior Nolose programs proclaim conference years 2000, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012 in this illustrated comic. Two fat people frolic in an outdoor pool under a blue sky at the top of the image. Under the banner, race- and gender- identity diverse fat conference attendees arrive with suitcases, greeting each other with hugs and reading the conference program. Signs direct “fat queers” while a person in a dapper hat using a wheelchair greets attendees at the registration desk.