Big: Stories About Life In Plus-sized Bodies

February 14, 2020|
Big: Stories About Life In Plus-sized Bodies by Christina Myers
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Pop culture stereotypes, shopping frustrations, fat jokes, and misconceptions about health are all ways society systemically rejects large bodies. BIG is a collection of personal and intimate experiences of plus size women, non-binary and trans people in a society obsessed with thinness. Revealing insights that are both funny and traumatic, surprising and challenging, familiar and unexpected, 26 writers explore themes as diverse as self-perception, body image, fashion, fat activism, food, sexuality, diet culture, motherhood and more. These stories offer a closer look at what it means to navigate a world designed to fit bodies of a certain size (sometimes literally) and, in turn, invites readers to ask questions about—and ultimately reconsider—our collective and individual obsession with women’s bodies. Contributors include Dr. Rohini Bannerjee, Amanda Scriver, Cassie Stocks, Jo Jefferson, Layla Cameron, Rabbit Richards, Sonja Boon, Simone Blais, Tracy Manrell and other writers from across Canada, the US, and the UK.
Christina Myers is an award-winning newspaper journalist turned freelance writer and editor. After leaving her long-time newsroom post, she turned her attention to more creative work, including both fiction and narrative non-fiction (and sometimes, secretly, poetry too.) She holds degrees in journalism and psychology from TRU and UBC, ...
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Title:Big: Stories About Life In Plus-sized BodiesFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:224 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.7 inShipping dimensions:224 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.7 inPublished:February 14, 2020Publisher:Caitlin PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1773860216

ISBN - 13:9781773860213

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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