In this episode, Niki, Natalia, and Neil discuss the history of fat activism and the body positivity movement.
Here are some links and references mentioned during this week’s show:
- In recent years, “body positivity” has become a buzzword. Natalia cited The Fat Studies Reader and this Campus Reform article about more extreme forms of fat liberation. Niki referred to this Bitch Media article about the connections between fat and queer liberation. We previously discussed plus-size models on Episode 98.
In our regular closing feature, What’s Making History:
- Natalia recommended Alexis Coe’s new biography of George Washington, You Never Forget Your First.
- Neil discussed Corey Kilgannon’s New York Times article, “The Truth About Alligators in the Sewers of New York.”
- Niki shared Crystal R. Sanders’ Washington Post article, “Katherine Johnson Should Also Be Remembered for Desegregating Higher Education.”