A BOOK FOR US
No need to shrink yourself in order to belong...
Fat Girls in Black Bodies combine razor-sharp cultural commentary, scientific research, and community voices to expose the racist roots of diet culture, healthism, and the ways society erroneously conflates body size with personal responsibility.
To be a womxn living in a body at the intersection of fat and Black is to be on the margins. From concern-trolling–“I just want you to be healthy“–to outright attacks, fat Black bodies that fall outside dominant constructs of beauty and wellness are subjected to healthism, racism, and misogynoir. The spaces carved out by third-wave feminism and the fat liberation movement fail at true inclusivity and intersectionality; fat Black womxn need to create their own safe spaces and community, instead of tirelessly laboring to educate and push back against dominant groups.
Writing this book was both empowering and healing. Through the power of our stories, we're changing the narrative one page at a time.