Fattitude Documentary Screening with Virgie Tovar
Fattitude examines how popular culture perpetuates the fat hatred and fat-shaming that results in a very real cultural bias and a civil rights issue for people who are living in fat bodies. Fattitude is the brain-child of filmmakers Lindsey Averill and Viridiana Lieberman. Informed by a social justice background, Fattitude is very conscious and attentive to the idea that fat hatred crosses the lines of race, class, sexuality and gender. The film features a diverse variety of voices such as academic scholars, activists, Hollywood types (directors, writers and actors) and psychologists – including the likes of Ricki Lake, Rebecca Phul, Jackson Katz, Marilyn Wann, Sonya Renee Taylor, Virgie Tovar, Jen Posner, Lindy West, Winne Holzman, Guy Branum, Tess Holliday, Andrew Walen and others.
Ultimately, Fattitude’s goal is to change the national conversation about body image so that it focuses not only on issues of self-acceptance, but also on legitimate questions of systemic cultural prejudice.
Check out the trailer at Fattitudethemovie.com
Virgie Tovar is an author, activist, and one of the nation’s leading experts on fat discrimination and body image. She is the editor of the anthology Hot & Heavy: Fierce Fat Girls on Life, Love & Fashion and the founder of Babecamp, a 4-week online course designed to help women who are ready to break up with diet culture.
You Have the Right to Remain Fat invites us to join Tovar in her fight for the freedom to be fat. At a time when body positivity suggests that we focus on “health” rather than “thinness”, this book offers a new solution: unapologetically living your best life, regardless of your size.
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