On Sunday, June 28, at 6:00pm, Magers And Quinn Booksellers, bloggers Kate Harding and Marianne Kirby discuss their book Lessons from the Fat-o-sphere.
When it comes to body image, women can be their own worst enemies, aided and abetted by society and the media. But Harding and Kirby, the leading bloggers in the “fat-o-sphere,” the online community of the fat acceptance movement, have written a book to help readers achieve admiration for--or at least a truce with--their bodies. The authors believe in “health at every size”--the idea that weight does not necessarily determine well-being and that exercise and eating healthfully are beneficial, regardless of whether they cause weight loss.
Kate Harding is a Chicago-based writer, editor, crazy dog person, humorless feminist, recovering grad student, and blonde. She also a contributor to Fatshionista, Shakesville, and Salon’s Broadsheet. And yeah, she’s on MySpace (more or less), Facebook, and Twitter
Marianne Kirby is an Orlando-based writer, editor, artist, cat-owning, feminist-theorizing, blue-hair-dyeing, fatty. She helps moderate the livejournal community Fatshionista, blogs at The Rotund, sells mixed media pieces and jewelry at a gallery called Naked Art (which is not to say it is all nudes--just that the art tends to be functional and unpretentious), and generally has herself a good time.
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