The (Other) F Word: A Celebration of the Fat & Fierce
More than 30 writers, models, activists, artists and speakers contributed pieces to The (Other) F Word, an ode to fatness and love, and a provocative and enlightening collection of personal essays, prose, poetry and artwork edited by Angie Manfredi. The contributors are queer, cis, disabled, non-disabled, BIPOC (black/Indigenous/people of color), white, younger, older. Some are working to "move the needle of representation in media and entertainment." Others are focused on public perception, personal identity and body positivity. All share one message, though: to become our best selves, we all must rethink our ideas about beauty and worthiness.
Essay titles and contributor bios are almost as empowering as the pieces themselves--readers will be buoyed by titles like "From Your Fat Future" and "Does this poem make me look fat?" An appendix of "FAT FASHION resources" rounds out this upbeat, forward-thinking compilation. --Emilie Coulter, freelance writer and editor