Part Two of a two part series on Fat Politics: The F word explores fat politics and fat oppression. This show features the second half of a conversation between collective members Carissa Ropponen and Pragya Esh, and guest Kalamity Hildebrandt.
This week s show continues that conversation. Pragya and Kalamity discuss how they came to love and accept their bodies and the relationship between fat politics and intersectionality.
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.
Also featured is a reading by Virgie Tovar, a fat femme activist and writer, reading a chapter from the book, Hot and Heavy: Fierce Fat Girls on Life Love and Fashion, about loving her body.
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]
Thank you for reading this story…
More people are reading rabble.ca than ever and unlike many news organizations, we have never put up a paywall – at rabble we’ve always believed in making our reporting and analysis free to all, while striving to make it sustainable as well. Media isn’t free to produce. rabble’s total budget is likely less than what big corporate media spend on photocopying (we kid you not!) and we do not have any major foundation, sponsor or angel investor. Our main supporters are people and organizations -- like you. This is why we need your help. You are what keep us sustainable.
rabble.ca has staked its existence on you. We live or die on community support -- your support! We get hundreds of thousands of visitors and we believe in them. We believe in you. We believe people will put in what they can for the greater good. We call that sustainable.
So what is the easy answer for us? Depend on a community of visitors who care passionately about media that amplifies the voices of people struggling for change and justice. It really is that simple. When the people who visit rabble care enough to contribute a bit then it works for everyone.
And so we’re asking you if you could make a donation, right now, to help us carry forward on our mission. Make a donation today.