Writing

A few projects I’ve worked on are making, or have made, their way into the world. Recently, the Champlain Society shared a short piece I wrote about Justine Blainey. This documentary analysis looks at a letter to Blainey from her lawyer about a telephone conversation with a hockey official. Part of a larger project I’m

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Fat Activism Book Review – Free Copies

Women’s Studies, an Interdisciplinary journal, is offering free copies of my review of Fat Activism by Charlotte Cooper. Click here. Spoiler alert: the book is well worth the read, but more details and discussion on the book’s contribution to Fat Studies are in the review.

International Women’s Day

I am preparing a talk for International Women’s Day (IWD) on fat activism. Why does it exist and why does it matter? In casting about for a way to explain this to members of the Mount Allison community, I came across this quote from Breakfast of Champions. I think it is a good one. I

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Read Mindy Kaling’s Book

Subtitle of this post: if you like the same stuff I like. I like popular culture that deals with regular people and everyday concerns. So, Mindy Kaling’s new book Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? was a treat to read. The book is short, mostly biographical, and includes some sharp observations about beauty and the body

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Fitness for Every Body

I’ve been working on a review article for a new journal, Fat Studies, on recent exercise DVDs for larger people. The DVDs (Yoga, Belly Dancing, Scuba) are all great – I won’t pre-empt the review here. Instead, I’ll note that in preparation for writing the article I reviewed some new and older medical studies on

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