Hot & Heavy: Fierce Fat Girls on Life, Love & Fashion

October 16, 2012|
Hot & Heavy: Fierce Fat Girls on Life, Love & Fashion by Virgie Tovar
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In this fun, fresh, fat-positive anthology, fat activist and sex educator Virgie Tovar brings together voices from an often-marginalized community to talk about and celebrate their lives. Hot & Heavy rejects the idea that being thin is best, instead embracing the many fabulous aspects of being fat—building fat-positive spaces, putting together fat-friendly wardrobes, turning society's rules into personal politics, and creating supportive, inclusive communities. Writers, activists, performers, and poets—including April Flores, Alysia Angel, Charlotte Cooper, Jessica Judd, Emily Anderson, Genne Murphy, and Tigress Osborn—cover everything from fat go-go dancing to queer dating to urban gardening in their essays, exploring their experiences with the word “fat,” pinpointing particular moments that have impacted the way they think and feel about their bodies, and telling the story of how they each became fat revolutionaries. 

Ground-breaking and long overdue, Hot & Heavy is a fierce, sassy, thoughtful, authentic, and joyous collection of stories about unapologetically—and unconditionally—loving the body you're in.

Virgie Tovar is a San Francisco-based fat activist and sexologist. After receiving a bachelor''s degree in political science at U.C. Berkeley, she was offered admission to the only human sexuality master''s program in the U.S., housed at San Francisco State University. She completed research for her master''s thesis on the subject of ...
Title:Hot & Heavy: Fierce Fat Girls on Life, Love & FashionFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:256 pages, 8.25 X 5.5 X 0.5 inShipping dimensions:256 pages, 8.25 X 5.5 X 0.5 inPublished:October 16, 2012Publisher:Basic BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1580054382

ISBN - 13:9781580054386

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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