I read an interesting twitter exchange yesterday about fat representation as regards women of color, and it hit me like a mac truck that my last post was very white-centric. In the images and examples I posted, I only featured one WoC. I apologize (this is a great example of how privilege makes you blind—though that’s no excuse). A series of thoughtful tweets below:
I don’t want to co-opt that conversation, so I’ll let those tweets stand on their own and only add the following:
As I did with the first post about fat representation, I’d like to show a few “plus-sized” WoC whom I admire greatly. I would love to read any book with similar main characters.
Allison Teng: plus size blogger
Amber Riley: singer, dancer, actress, lady I’d like to have lunch with
Ashley Graham: plus size model, most gorgeous woman ever? Probably.
Kellie Brown: PR/marketing expert and plus size blogger
Nadia Aboulhosn: plus size blogger, model, and fashion designer
Naomi Watanabe: actress, comedian, Beyoncé impersonator.
Gabourey Sidibe: Oscar-nominated actress
…and truth-teller extraordinaire
Love these ladies. They’re succeeding in a world where even a size ten is “fat.”
Leave your recs for books in any genre featuring fat main characters–I’m always looking for more.