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Fat and Queer

An Anthology of Queer and Trans Bodies and Lives
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AASECT Book Award for General Audience

'A joy to read' ESSIE DENNIS
'A beautifully written collection' JUNO ROCHE

We're here. We're queer. We're fat.

This one-of-a-kind collection of prose and poetry radically explores the intersection of fat and queer identities, showcasing new, emerging and established queer and trans writers from around the world.

Celebrating fat and queer bodies and lives, this book challenges negative and damaging representations of queer and fat bodies and offers readers ways to reclaim their bodies, providing stories of support, inspiration and empowerment.

In writing that is intimate, luminous and emotionally raw, this anthology is a testament to the diversity and power of fat queer voices and experiences, and they deserve to be heard.
  • Published: May 21 2021
  • Pages: 336
  • 135 x 211mm
  • ISBN: 9781787755062
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Press Reviews

  • Juno Roche

    'A beautifully written collection of stories, poems, pieces that does so much more than just celebrate different bodies, this book poetically and stoically lays claim to the space that we've been told to avoid at all costs. This book is an exploration of the freedoms and reclaimed joys that feel as if they were stolen from us. Important stuff!'
  • Dr Charlotte Cooper, Psychotherapist, Author Fat Activism: A Radical Social Movement, Fat & Proud: The Politics of Size and Obesity Timebomb

    Fat and Queer introduces a new generation of writers creating intersectional fat culture. It is a fine feast of life stories and poems exploring fat, sexuality, race and gender. As someone who has spent their life nurturing a movement of fat queers and trans people, I can't express how satisfying it is to see the work grow and bloom.
  • Essie Dennis

    Reading "Fat and Queer" was a breath of fresh air for me. So many stories truly touched my heart and made me reflect on my own experiences. These stories were written with so much honesty and depth, the whole book was a joy to read.
  • Amy Long, author of Codependence and winner of the 2018 CSU Poetry Center Essay Collection Competition

    Fat & Queer presents readers with a vibrant collection of diverse, often-silenced voices that speak to the extraordinary resilience and tenacity that allows these writers to thrive in a world that rarely celebrates or affirms their identities. A necessary addition to an ever-expanding literature of the body and the new queer canon.
  • Emma Copley Eisenberg

    A powerful meditation on the nuanced and layered lived experience of being fat--in its most potent and politicized sense-in America
  • Book Riot
    This is a collection of a range of voices and formats, including fiction and nonfiction, poetry and prose. It's a much-needed collection with honest accounts of what it's like to live in this world as a fat and queer person.
  • Library Journal
    This must-have title is a radically necessary addition that will bring joy and understanding to readers. The contributors revel in their identities, thrive despite challenges, and claim the space they deserve.