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The Other F Word: A Celebration of the Fat & Fierce

The Other F Word: A Celebration of the Fat & Fierce

by Angie Manfredi (Editor)


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The definitive collection of art, poetry, and prose, celebrating fat acceptance

Chubby. Curvy. Fluffy. Plus-size. Thick. Fat. The time has come for fat people to tell their own stories. The (Other) F Word combines the voices of Renée Watson, Julie Murphy, Jes Baker, Samantha Irby, Bruce Sturgell, and more in a relatable and gift-worthy guide about body image and fat acceptance. This dazzling collection of art, poetry, essays, and fashion tips is meant for people of all sizes who desire to be seen and heard in a culture consumed by a narrow definition of beauty. By combining the talents of renowned fat YA and middle-grade authors, as well as fat influencers and creators, The (Other) F Word offers teen readers and activists of all ages a tool for navigating our world with confidence and courage.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781419737503
Publisher: ABRAMS
Publication date: 09/24/2019
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 714,035
Product dimensions: 7.20(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 13 - 17 Years

About the Author

Angie Manfredi is a librarian and writer who owns every season of Law and Order on DVD and sends over 150 handwritten Valentines every year. She has spent the last eleven years working directly with children and teens of all ages in a public library and now works in a library consulting on all things youth services. Fat and not sorry about it, she is a passionate advocate for literacy, diversity, and decolonizing the discourse surrounding children’s literature.

Marisa Blake is a full-time bilingual (Spanish/English) voice actor who specializes in audiobooks, e-learning, cartoon and video-game voices, and commercials. Passionate about children’s literature, she created the YouTube channel Miss Bee’s Audio Reads and regularly volunteers with Learning Ally, an organization that records audiobooks for children with learning disabilities. When not narrating, she enjoys spending time with her husband and three boys in the beautiful mountains of North Carolina.

Shiromi Arserio is a stage actor, voice talent, and audiobook narrator. She holds a BA in theater from Rose Bruford College of Theatre and Performance. In addition to narrating dozens of audiobooks, her voice can be heard in documentaries, e-learning projects, and video games such as Nancy Drew: The Shattered Medallion. A native of London, England, she currently resides in the Seattle area with her husband and her two fur babies.

Tim Andreas Pabon is an actor and a voice actor, who has been seen on House of Cards and The Wire. As a stage actor, he has worked Off-Broadway, and his regional credits include Center Stage, The Shakespeare Theatre, The Hippodrome, and GALA Hispanic Theatre, among others. Both a Spanish and English audiobook narrator, he has narrated over sixty books, one of which was nominated for a 2015 SOVAS award. He is from Washington, D.C.

Natalie Naudus is an award-winning audiobook narrator. After receiving her master’s in music from the University of North Texas, she went on to become an opera singer. She has a passion for stories and characters and excels at unique character voices and passionate storytelling. She currently resides with her husband and two daughters on a mountaintop in Virginia.

Robin Eller is an accomplished actress, dance educator, and voice artist who has appeared on stage and television and in films and commercials. The narrator of several audiobooks, she speaks fluent Italian and has performed with prominent musicians, including James Brown, with whom she traveled the world as a dancer.

Table of Contents

Letter from the Editor Angie Manfredi 1

Body Sovereignty: This Fat Trans Flesh Is Mine Alex Gino 5

Chubby City Indian Jana Schmieding 12

How to Be the Star of Your Own Fat Rom-Com Lily Anderson 20

The Story of My Body Renée Watson 30

Brighter Than Starlight (an illustration) Jiji Knight 34

A Body Like Mine Mason Deaver 38

Fat, And S. Qiouyi Lu 42

Write Something Fat Sarah Hollowell 51

Seven Things I Would Tell Eleven-year-old Me David Bowles 58

Black, Fat, Fem: The Weight of a Queen Jonathan P. Higgins, ED.D. 67

The 5 Things You Need to Start Your Very Own Rad Fat Babe Revolution (from Someone Who Knows) Virgie Tovar 73

I Wear What I Want 'Cause I Want To P. S. Kaguya 81

Fatness & Horror: The Match Made in Not Heaven Hillary Monahan 87

A Poem That's About Nature and Fatness Miguel M. Morales 94

For the Love of Ursula's Revenge Body Julie Murphy 98

Fat Prom (an illustration) Shelby Bergen 104

Fat and Thriving Isabel Quintero 110

Can't Find Your Community? Create Your Own Bruce Sturgell 117

Your Journey to Being #fatandfree Saucyé West 125

Confidence Corissa Enneking 130

Make Your Own Self-Care Kit (an illustration) Rachelle Abellar 134

Losing My Religion Jess Walton 138

You Are Loved Ady Del Valle 145

Fat Acceptance Is (Really) Real Evette Dionne 149

50 Tips from a Fat and Fabulous Elder Miguel M. Morales 158

Does this poem make me look fat? Miguel M. Morales 162

Elephant, Hippo, and Other Nicknames I Love Jes Baker 165

Love You (an illustration) Mel Stringer 176

To All the Pizzas I've Loved Before Laina Spencer 180

From Your Fat Future Adrianne Russell 185

Fat. Boy. Walking Miguel M. Morales 190

Reasons to Hang in There Samantha Irby 192

Baltimore … and Me Amy Spalding 201

Fat Fashion Resources 209

Acknowledgments 215

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