Join us for an evening of queer fat activism as Dr. Charlotte Cooper premiers the new edition of her book Fat Activist Vernacular.
UPDATE: This event has been moved to Room RHB 307 in the Richard Hoggart Building at Goldsmiths. The room is accessible by lift. You can find directions at:
Originally published in 2016, Fat Activist Vernacular. is a “collection of words, phrases and concepts exploring fat queer feminist activist sensibility” with 610 entries making up the 2019 edition. Expanding beyond bio-medical concepts of fat, Dr. Cooper’s work shows the subjectivity of language and how it is constructed via our own positionality and experience. In addition to reading excerpts from her book, there will also be a slideshow, singing, and a Q&A.
Dr. Cooper has been at the forefront of fat queer activism in Britain for nearly thirty years. Her work both within and outside the academy is nothing short of prolific, spanning a variety of fields and media. Examples of her work include the blog “Obesity Timebomb”, the zine/paper/archival object “A Queer and Trans Fat Activist Timeline”, The Chubsters, a fat queer girl gang, a fat community response to the 2012 Olympics called Fattylympics, and the books Fat & Proud (1998) the first book to apply the Social Model of Disability to fat politics, and Fat Activism: A Radical Social Movement (2016) which examines how queer fat feminism might be used in fat activism and broader social change. She currently works as a psychotherapist in East London. More information about her work can be found on her website http://charlottecooper.net/.
Copies are available as an e-book for £6.99 on her website as well as from most e-book retailers.
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|12 Feb 2020||6:00pm - 8:00pm|
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