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Hot & Heavy Audiobook

Hot & Heavy: Fierce Fat Girls on Life, Love, & Fashion

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Publisher's Summary

In this fun, fresh, fat-positive anthology, fat activist and sex educator Virgie Tovar brings together voices from an often-marginalized community to talk about and celebrate their lives. Hot & Heavy rejects the idea that being thin is best, instead embracing the many fabulous aspects of being fat - building fat-positive spaces, putting together fat-friendly wardrobes, turning society’s rules into personal politics, and creating supportive, inclusive communities. Writers, activists, performers, and poets - including April Flores, Alysia Angel, Charlotte Cooper, Jessica Judd, Emily Anderson, Genne Murphy, and Tigress Osborn - cover everything from fat go-go dancing to queer dating to urban gardening in their essays, exploring their experiences with the word fat, pinpointing particular moments that have impacted the way they think and feel about their bodies, and telling the story of how they each became fat revolutionaries.

Groundbreaking and long overdue, Hot & Heavy is a fierce, sassy, thoughtful, authentic, and joyous collection of stories about unapologetically - and unconditionally - loving the body you’re in.

©2012-2050 Virginia Zolala-Tovar (P)2014 Seal Press

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    Sarah 06-28-16
    Sarah 06-28-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Entertaining and Important"

    What ever shape or size you are this book is extremely valuable. I learned a lot about this community of women. I have gained a better understanding of the challenges fat girls and women face and therefore have more empathy and support for fat liberation/advocacy movements. I think this book should be read by everyone. Each chapter is a mini memoir like window into a woman's life and her journey towards fat acceptance and more. It was written very well and captured and sustained my attention from start to finish. There were several moments where I could relate emotionally as well. I loved it.

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    Dc1313 02-24-16
    Dc1313 02-24-16 Member Since 2013
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    "love, love, love!"

    I can't put into words how much I live this book!It makes me feel so good about myself and my body!

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    Roberta Ramones-maluenda CA 02-15-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Great for all gals!"
    If you could sum up Hot & Heavy in three words, what would they be?

    Hot. Heavy. Honest.


    What other book might you compare Hot & Heavy to and why?

    Things no one will tell fat girls


    What does Joy Nash bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    sas


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Hold on to your glitter


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    Easy to listen to!

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    "A great book for all body types"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    It's uplifting, challenging and questions preconceptions


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    In a world where we are sold the idea of perfection this book is the perfect antidote. It gives the listener different views and I really enjoyed it and rethought my notions about body acceptance.

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