October 12, 2021 at 7:00pm EST join my online talk for the Ottawa Historical Association, called “‘Ordinary, middle of the road women who were pissed off:’ Fat Activism in Canadian History.”
Zoom address of the event: https://carleton-ca.zoom.us/j/99028093588 Meeting ID: 990 2809 3588 & Passcode: 270450
Here’s the blurb for the talk: It is okay to be fat. This is the basic premise of fat activism, a social movement that has existed in Canada since the 1970s. Fat activism offers insight into women’s embodied experiences and the ways that Canadians grappled with feminism, femininity and health at the end of the twentieth century. This talk traces the contours of this activism, revealing the diverse and unexpected ways that fat women have challenged beauty and bodily norms.