Sitting Pretty: The View From My Ordinary Resilient Disabled Body (2020), by Rebekah Taussig, was a recent book group selection, and I’m so glad! If we live long enough, all of us, without exception, will become disabled. Sitting pretty, by rebekah taussig Taussig writes brilliantly and with humor about growing up disabled and being aContinue reading “Sitting Pretty: The View From My Ordinary Resilient Disabled Body”
In Bad Fat Black Girl: Notes from a Trap Feminist, Sesali Bowen (coming October 5, 2021) combines memoir and feminist cultural analysis seamlessly. Bowen centers her own fat Black queer experience, as a memoirist should, and she includes definitions to make her writing accessible to people not familiar with Black culture, and more specifically, trapContinue reading “Bad Fat Black Girl”
For pulse-pounding Native American fantasy with no anti-fat bias, look no further than Rebecca Roanhorse, starting with Trail of Lightning and continuing into Storm of Locusts.
It’s the novelette I wish I’d written.
Fat Girl Finishing School by Rachel Wiley (2014 and reprinted in 2020) is the Columbus, Ohio area poetry slam artist’s first published book of poetry. It includes more than forty poems, including the widely-shared (and linked above) “10 Honest Thoughts on Being Loved by a Skinny Boy.” Wiley is biracial and unapologetically fat and queer.Continue reading “Fat Girl Finishing School”
The award-winning Girl, Woman, Other by Bernadine Evaristo is deserving of every award received and more.
Akata Witch is a fairly fat-positive young adult fantasy set in Nigeria and is recommended.
Here’s the first entry in my new blog, Reading While Fat, in which I will review a book every week and tell you whether there are any fat positive or fatphobic aspects to it.
Have you ever been reading and come across a description of a fat character that annoys you? Me, too. Each week, I’ll review a different book and report whether it is fat positive (Yay!) or fatphobic (Boo.). I’ll focus on fiction and memoir, with an emphasis on diverse and queer-friendly authors.