A rallying cry for rejecting fatphobia and thriving at any size
Evette Dionne wants fat women to take back their bodies-from the diet industry, doctors, harassers, and anyone else who treats them as problems to be solved. Author and Bitch Media editor-in-chief Dionne deftly illustrates the complexities of life as a fat woman of color in a thin-obsessed, racist culture and eviscerates the unspoken rules that allow this culture to continue. Drawing on her own experiences, Dionne explores subjects ranging from dating while fat to finding adequate healthcare in a medical system that prioritizes thinness, to the particular stigma experienced by fat black women. In this powerful and wildly liberating manifesta, Dionne enjoins all women to reclaim the story of their own bodies and assert their right to live in the world as they are.