Hot & Heavy: Fierce Fat Girls on Life, Love & Fashion

Hot & Heavy: Fierce Fat Girls on Life, Love & Fashion

by Virgie Tovar
     
 

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Celebrates Hate Loss, not Weight Loss

In this fun, fresh, fat-positive anthology, activist and educator Virgie Tovar brings together voices from an often-marginalized community to talk about and celebrate their bodies. Writers, activists, performers, and poets write about everything from fat burlesque and queer dating to plus-size modeling and building the

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Celebrates Hate Loss, not Weight Loss

In this fun, fresh, fat-positive anthology, activist and educator Virgie Tovar brings together voices from an often-marginalized community to talk about and celebrate their bodies. Writers, activists, performers, and poets write about everything from fat burlesque and queer dating to plus-size modeling and building the ultimate fat wardrobe. Long overdue, Hot & Heavy is a fierce, sassy, and joyous send up to living large-and loving it.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781580054386
Publisher:
Avalon Publishing Group
Publication date:
10/16/2012
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
679,798
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 2.60(d)

Meet the Author

Virgie Tovar is a San Francisco-based fat activist and sexologist. After receiving a bachelor's degree in political science at U.C. Berkeley, she was offered admission to the only human sexuality master's program in the U.S., housed at San Francisco State University. She completed research for her master's thesis on the subject of fat women and femininity in 2011.

Tovar is a certified sex educator who has performed research for the Center for Court Innovation in New York, worked for the National Sexuality Resource Center and is currently a contributor for Good Vibrations Magazine, where she writes on the intersections of body image and sexuality. In collaboration with organizations including the GLBT Historical Society, Tovar has brought events focused on fat activism and positivity to the Bay Area in hopes of ending the official and unofficial War on Obesity.

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