lessons from the fat o sphere

cloudsareflowering  asked:

In your interview on CNN, you mentioned Susan Bordo's Unbearable Weight - are there any additional books you recommend checking out on the subject of body image and body autonomy?

There are a bunch of books I enjoy but they aren’t necessarily on body image but the body or fat bodies in general.

Bodies out of Bounds: Fatness and Transgression - Jana Evans Braziel & Kathleen LeBesco

The Fat Studies Reader - Esther Rothblum & Sondra Solovay 

FAT!SO? : Because You Don’t Have to Apologize for Your Size - Marilyn Wann

Lessons from the Fat-o-sphere: Quit Dieting and Declare a Truce with Your Body - Kate Harding & Marianne Kirby

Body Outlaws: Rewriting the Rules of Beauty and Body Image - Ophira Edut

Fat Shame: Stigma and the Fat Body in American Culture - Amy Farrell

The “Fat” Female Body - Samantha Murray (This is hard to get a copy of unless you have University access to it)

Fat: The Anthropology of an Obsession - Don Kulick & Anne Meneley

Revolting Bodies?: The Struggle to Redefine Fat Identity - Kathleen LeBesco

There are way more and you can find yourself falling into a black hole of book options if you look.