Fat Activist and Body Positive Zine Review Article

Today I learned that an article that I co-write with my friend and colleague Charlotte Price was just published in Library Journal! Titled “Fat Activism and Body Positivity: Zines for Transforming the Status Quo,” the piece was edited by Barnard librarian Jenna Freedman.

Here’s the intro to the article, in which we reviewed five amazing zines, including Figure 8 and Fat Girl:

“Zines are an especially important medium for marginalized groups, providing a safe space to have an open discussion. With the so-called war on obesity in full swing, it’s no wonder that an increasing number of fat-activist and body-positive zines are appearing. Fat acceptance often intersects with subjects and interests like feminism, queer studies, social and political activism, history, health, fashion, and even pop culture. The zines reviewed here cover several areas, such as radical queer and transgender fat activism, fat activism history, DIY fat activism, body-positive art and poetry, and clothing design.”

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