Join the Rebellyon!

I doubt many of you know about this, but as an Amanda Palmer fan it has come to my attention. If you want the short version, skip to where you see these ***

Recently, she filmed a video for her new song Leeds United, in which she's wearing trousers and a bra underneath a jacket. Roadrunner Records, who put out Slipknot, Murderdolls, Dresden Dolls and many other alternative bands, insisted that she cut several shots out because they showed her belly. And Amanda Palmer's belly was not considered small enough.

And here is why I love Amanda Palmer: she told them to go fuck off. She cut the video how she wanted to, and told her fans in a blog. Now Amanda is a person too, and while she's got to be about a size eight, she has MASSIVE issues about her body (obviously), and her stomach is one of her main concerns. She's voiced this a couple of times. And I for one know how it feels to be told that the thing you hate most about yourself is as awful as you think; it's not nice.

So now to the point!

*** A website has been set up from the many people who sent in pictures of their bellies to show that they come in all shapes, colours and sizes, and that we are proud of it. I think it's beautiful; I hate my stomach, but later on I'm going to take a picture of it to upload. It's changed from just a few people supporting a singer to a movement against the kind of scum that think that bellies aren't beautiful.

And gosh, there are some really lovely ones. One that made me cry is a man who wrote on his stomach that he's anorexic and from December 1st, thanks to the Rebellyon, he's going to seek help.

So I URGE you guys, please take pictures of your bellies! Upload them to the site (there's an email address under the contact section) and post them on here too! Let's all be proud of our stomachs, whether they are big, small, saggy, wrinkly, stretch-marked, whatever!

..please =)

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23 replies since 5th December 2008 • Last reply 5th December 2008

I'm on my way to take a look at this now...
I think it's great!

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Well at least SOMEONE replied.

I shall start the festivities. Here is my beautiful belly (which apparently has quite a foul mouth):

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I sent my pic in...
I'm rubbish at writing stuff on myself, so a wonky heart was all I managed. haha

I can't believe they made an issue of amanda palmer showing her belly, I watched the leeds united video for the first time after seeing this thread & she looks amazing! what is wrong with them?

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i rlly wanna see this site [i have major body image issues...] but im being kinda stupid, wheres the address?

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http://www.therebellyon.com/The_Rebellyon/Home.html

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thank yew!

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^^ wow.. I like the page.. I have to take a picture of my belly too ^^ But my camera doesn´t work right now Happy

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Yay for joining in Crystal!

I have huge body issues as well. This is the only time I've ever shown any part of my body online. But I kinda feel like it's part of a good cause - and although I know that tomorrow I won't wear a top because it makes me look fat, for just a moment I can feel like I'm part of something where I don't have to be something. I suppose it's very similar to Dis's breast thing, but I could never do that.

I read the whole thing Amanda said, and they were REALLY horrible to her. After saying she was too fat (come on, she's tiny! In fact I've met her and I can assure every one of you that while she has a little wine belly, I don't think she's any bigger than a size eight), they said that she should try to be more commercial if she wants to sell more records, and when she said she didn't want to be commercial, the guy sighed and shook his head. I really don't like people sometimes.

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By the way Leigh - we are now on the website =)

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Hey ladies - yep I think I'll definately be sending pics in of my lovely scarred up belly. Of course, I'll have to jazz it up a bit first. Hmmmm.... ^.^

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I'd like to join it's a good idea! I took a pic but I know this isn't the idea, but because of the angle and light and that I kept staring at my belly in a pic I couldn't put the pic up lol I do actually like my tummy, just not in that photo and it's late and I can't be bothered now so I will do it tomorrow.

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I know, I just took a look on there & saw our pics...
Happy

I've never really felt comfortable with my body, but recently I've come to the realisation that it's how it's meant to be. I've never been skinny & I never will be.
it's about time that people realised that there's no such thing as 'perfection', and that in order to achieve something you shouldn't need to try and conform to someone else's ideals... beauty comes from within.

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This is awesome.I want to put my bely up there.I am so self conscious of it but when I seen this page and then the website Rebellyon I instantly felt better.I just have to wait until my bateries for my camera are charged and then I'm in.

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I'm gonna send mine in, too! I have outrageous body issues, but this is really inspiring. Happy My chubby and scarred belly deserves to be loved.

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