Part one of a two-part series on fat politics: The F word explores fat politics, fat oppression, the relationship between fat and health, healthism, and much more. This show features the first half of a conversation between collective members Carissa Ropponen and Pargya Esh, and guest Kalamity Hildebrandt.
Kalamity Hildebrandt is a fat activist based in Vancouver, Unceded Coast Salish Territories, who started the group Fat Panic!, an alliance of people of all sizes who are committed to ending the oppression of fat people, and to working towards a society in which no one is taught to hate their own or anyone else s body, for any reason. They are also the Director of Research & Education at the Simon Fraser Public Interest Research Group (SFPIRG) at Simon Fraser University.
The F Word creates feminist media outside of the mainstream and seeks to give space to alternative voices and perspectives. We define feminism broadly in order to leave space for debates and differences within the collective and to engage with communities in and around Coast Salish Territories. Our members conceptualize feminism as a lens, a model and practice that works to address and dismantle hierarchies of oppression; guides a personal practice of courage, compassion and connection; and an entry-point for anti-oppressive ways of living. For more information on The F Word, please visit our website at: www.feminisms.org or email: [email protected]
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