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Saturday, June 20 • 11:00am - 12:30pm
Fat 101 - Fatness as a Political Issue

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Due to the rhetoric surrounding the "obesity epidemic," deconstructing narratives around fatness has become vital to humanizing fat people. We will explore how discourse around health and fatness has been challenged by media created in fat positive community. We will learn how to think about fatness by focusing discussions on social justice and body autonomy. Participants will walk away with a better understanding of fatness as a political issue and be better equipped to challenge fat phobia in their daily lives.

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Kytara Epps

Kytara is a 26 yr old Detroiter. She's worked with Planned Parenthood and other community organizations. She will be attending Tulane University's school of public health in the fall. Her passion is making health accessible & culturally competent for all. She also likes naps, wine, and cupcakes.
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Amanda Levitt

Fat Body Politics
Amanda Levitt is the writer and self defined unapologetic fat lady behind Fat Body Politics. She has been working with fat positive community for over a decade where she critiques and challenges mainstream narratives about fatness and fat people.


Saturday June 20, 2015 11:00am - 12:30pm
State Hall: Room 137