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Fat girls in black bodies : creating communities of our own

Author: Joy Cox
Publisher: Berkeley, California : North Atlantic Books, [2020]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Combatting fatphobia and racism to reclaim a space of belonging at the intersection of fat, Black, and female. into three sections--"belonging," "resistance," and "acceptance"--And informed by personal history, community stories, and deep research, Fat Girls in Black Bodies breaks down the myths, stereotypes, tropes, and outright lies we've been sold about race, body size, belonging, and health. Cox's razor-sharp  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joy Cox
ISBN: 9781623174996 1623174996
OCLC Number: 1134671927
Description: xxiv, 163 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Section 1: Black People, Black Culture, Black Fat --
Chapter 1: Where it all began --
Chapter 2: God and "His" Problem with Fat Folks --
Section 2: To Accept is To Resist --
Chapter 3: To Accept and Be Accepted --
Chapter 4: Acceptance is Choosing Sides --
Chapter 5: Acceptance + Resistance = Activism --
Section 3: My Community, My People --
Chapter 6: It's a Family Reunion! --
Chapter 7: Together We Can Change the World --
Chapter 8: Now That We're Here, What's Next? --
Conclusion: A Love Letter to Fat Girls in Black Bodies.
Responsibility: Joy Arlene Renee Cox, PhD.

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"Combatting fatphobia and racism to reclaim a space of belonging at the intersection of fat, Black, and female. into three sections--"belonging," "resistance," and "acceptance"--And informed by personal history, community stories, and deep research, Fat Girls in Black Bodies breaks down the myths, stereotypes, tropes, and outright lies we've been sold about race, body size, belonging, and health. Cox's razor-sharp cultural commentary exposes the racist roots of diet culture, healthism, and the ways we erroneously conflate body size with personal responsibility. She explores how to reclaim space and create belonging in a hostile world, pushing back against tired pressures of "going along just to get along," and dismantles the institutionally ingrained myths about race, size, gender, and worth that deny fat Black women their selfhood"--

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