The (Other) F Word: A Celebration of the Fat and Fierce

The (Other) F Word: A Celebration of the Fat and FierceThe Definitive Collection Of Art, Poetry, And Prose, Celebrating Fat Acceptance Chubby Curvy Fluffy Plus Size Thick Fat The Time Has Come For Fat People To Tell Their Own Stories The Other F Word Combines Personal Essays, Prose, Poetry, Fashion Tips, And Art To Create A Relatable And Attractive Guide About Body Image And Body Positivity This YA Crossover Anthology Is Meant For People Of All Sizes Who Desire To Be Seen And Heard In A Culture Consumed By A Narrow Definition Of Beauty By Combining The Talents Of Renowned Fat YA And Middle Grade Authors, As Well As Fat Influencers And Creators, The Other F Word Offers Teen Readers And Activists Of All Ages A Guide For Navigating Our World With Confidence And Courage

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  • 224 pages
  • The (Other) F Word: A Celebration of the Fat and Fierce
  • Angie Manfredi
  • English
  • 24 November 2019

10 thoughts on “The (Other) F Word: A Celebration of the Fat and Fierce

  1. says:

    When I first saw this book on Netgalley, I felt that I had to get it because it s such an important book, and I also wanted to know about the body positivity and fat acceptance movement And I m so glad that I got the opportunity to read this one.To understand why I felt this book was so important, you should know a bit about me I was once a very thin girl when I was young, who slowly became fat and I have been on a fluctuating journey with my weight since then And it was mostly due to hormonal dysfunction in my body, and there was nothing much I could do except keep up with my medication However, this also meant that I started listening to everyone around me talk about how sad it was that I had become fat, that I should try to control my diet and not put on weight, that I was spoiling my already fragile health by not doing anything and how would I ever get married if I didn t lose weight All of this had a huge affect on me I have gone on drastic diets, thought I was looking pretty just because I reduced some pounds, assumed I was normal now because I could atleast find some form fitting clothes though the fact remains that mainstream fashion brands don t know how to handle curves and then felt utterly devastated when I put back the weight I had lost And the last thing I did among all these disastrous things was going to a 15 day weight loss camp because my family insisted that was the only way I would ever lose weight being forced to starve yourself or eat tasteless food and listen everyday to lectures about how we will die soon of numerous diseases because we are fat and need to do something about it But after that, I just gave up I will not say that I got enlightened about the body positivity movement or learnt how to love myself the way I am I just found myself too tired to care about what everyone else thought about me or to conform to any societal standards And that s why this book is important for me at this age, even though it s focused in catering towards youngsters In the world I grew up in, I don t know if this would have helped a teenage me, but I definitely need it now This collection of essays, poems and art by fat activists and artists is necessary because first and foremost, it s about making you realize that every body size is natural and every person deserves to be respected and treated with dignity, irrespective of their size It s about understanding that our worth doesn t depend on us conforming to the society s beauty standards It s about not letting the prejudiced words of others affect us and loving ourselves the way we are and living our best life It s about finding a community of people like us who understand each other and can help in facing the struggles we encounter everyday And finally it s about fighting for the right to exist and take up space in this world, without worrying about people who feel uncomfortable just because of our existence To conclude, I wanna say that this is brilliant collection of writings by a diverse group of people and I think everyone should read it I loved how representative it was of race, sexuality, ethnicity and this is important because being fat is just one part of our identity and intersectionality is even important If you have ever struggled with accepting your body for whatever reasons and would love to find some resources, then this book has lot of information in that regard If you want to know about the body positivity movement or be a part of it, then this book is good beginner primer Or even if you just want to read the experiences of other fat people who are a bit ahead of you in their journey of accepting themselves, do checkout this book I promise you will find something in these pages that will resonate with you.

  2. says:

    Finally, finally, finally a fat anthology.

  3. says:

    goodreads doesn t even know who the other authors are

  4. says:

    I think this is an essential addition to any high school library, or any book collection teenagers have access to Between the poetry, anecdotes, advice, and humour, there will be something here for anyone to connect to This is really a book that could change lives, and I hope it gets into the hands that need it.Full review at the Lesbrary.

  5. says:

    I LOVED this book and so wish that it had existed when I was an awkward, fat teen There s such a great range of essays, poems, and art in the digital ARC I had some of the art was still TK but what s in here is already great I love how intersectional it is and how hopeful, helpful, and angry it is Both affirming and eye opening I F ing love it.

  6. says:

    A much needed book in the YA nonfiction genre that will appeal to young people who are frankly tired of being told they should hate their body Told via memoir vignettes, poems, essays, and visual art, it takes a multi voice approach to celebrating the miracle of the human body regardless of how much space it takes up or what shape it forms.I would have liked to see on the way body image is often weaponized against people of color women in particular , or perhaps a discussion of body currency and the connection between fatness and loss of economic opportunity It is also briefly mentions the Health At Every Size movement More information would have better rounded the book, but at least it gives the reader something to research further review does not include the book s visual art, which was not available in the ARC I received arc received from the publisher

  7. says:

    Disclaimer I received this book from the publisher This has not impacted my review which is unbiased and honest The Other F Word is a stunning anthology It is it hopeful, introspective, and intellectual The Other F Word is one of those anthologies that demands to be gifted After the first story, I knew I had to buy some copies and give it to some of my closest friends It has it all A diverse list of creators that examine intersectionality and fatness Moments where they talk about the fatphobia But it s also a love letter to your body That s where this anthology really sets itself apart is how the essays feel like they re talking straight to you Holding your hand, wiping your tears, and lifting you up.full review

  8. says:

    Most of this book did exactly what it was trying to do There were a few of the stories that were self promotion and trying to sell their book blog etc but overall, this was very powerful and empowering I loved the LGBTQ representation of the authors in this anthology A very enjoyable read.

  9. says:

    An excellent anthology of incredible voices, all with their own experiences, triumphs, and literary style An important book, particularly for women, and of any size It speaks specifically to and for Fat readers, but anyone who has struggled with body image will relate to this book and feel empowered Alex Gino s essay was a favorite for me I read it again and again But they were all wonderful, unique, and worthy of grand celebration.

  10. says:

    I m so glad I read this book It s incredibly diverse, examining the fat experiences of people of different races, genders, abilities, and sexualities I think anyone reading this will learn at least one thing about the world and one thing about themselves I hope fat people reading this can figure out the next step to loving themselves, and thin people can learn to be compassionate and be an ally to the fat community I also thought it was cute how a lot of the authors in this anthology cited each other as inspirationschokengtitik

    titikchokengs all the pieces written by miguel m morales were beautiful and amazing and i loved them so much I have a lot of time on my hands, so I did little reviews for each piece written in this book I added content warnings to some of them, but only for the ones that really impacted me If I missed important warnings I m sorry.Body Sovereignty This Fat Trans Flesh is Mine by Alex GinoA strong start to the anthologie that explains the importance of doing what you want with your body, not what others want you to do The intersectionality of fat and trans is something I think people need to know about Creating awareness that there can be difficulties transitioning due to doctor prejudices against fatness is really important, but also knowing that that fat body is yours and you deserve to love it and do what you want with it is really powerful.Chubby City Indian by Jana SchmiedingA beautiful essay on how surrounding yourself with your culture and people like you can help you shine and how european beauty standards are bullshit.How to Be the Star of Your Own Fat Rom Com by Lily AndersonThis was a fun and empowering step by step on being the main character in your own life and navigating the world of romance After every step was a trope to avoid pertaining to the step For example, Step 3 involves surrounding yourself with friends and family and the trope to avoid is The Frenemy.The Story of My Body by Ren e WatsonA poem about the author s fat, black, girl body and how much it has experienced in life cw mention of sexual assaultBrighter Than Starlight by Jiji KnightSuper cute illustration of a fat girl with a little blurb about the artists influence.A Body Like Mine by Mason DeaverNonbinary author Mason Deaver laments the exclusivity of the fashion industry and what it s like to be a fat clothes shopper They also talk about how things are changing and suggests ways to help the change progress.Fat, And by S Qiouyi LuThis piece talks about identity and how people often label themselves or others as fat without looking any further into who the person is It stresses that fat is one aspect of oneself but people are so complex and multifaceted that it isn t the only aspect or identity they have.Write Something Fat by Sarah HollowellSarah Hollowell writes a letter to her past self encouraging her to write fat characters and telling her she is capable of living any life she wants and she can do it while fat This was really sweet to read.7 Things I Would Tell Eleven year old Me by David BowlesI loved this so much with my whole heart David Bowles talks to his past self with so much love and compassion It s beautiful cw mentions of an eating disorderBlack, Fat, Fem The Weight of a Queen by Jonathan P Higgins, ED.D.I was a little confused by this one but I believe the author is speaking to the reader Basically a reiteration of all the other contributors thus far about embracing your fatness and accepting yourself.The 5 Things You Need to Start Your Own Rad Fat Babe Revolution from Someone Who Knows by Virgie TovarA fun guide that demonstrates how fat people are capable of having loud, joyful, glamorous, and loving lives, without losing weight.I Wear What I Want Cause I Want To by P.S KaguyaA lovely message about finding confidence and loving yourself I liked the way this was written in a tone that really encouraged the reader to find self love It was like Hey This sounds possible Fatness Horror The Match Made in Not Heaven by Hillary MonahanThis explores the inequality and disrespect of fat characters in horror especially comedic horror The message was super important but there were some graphic examples of horror that made me really uncomfortable If you re like me and don t have the stomach for horror, maybe skip this one or just proceed with caution cw graphic death and violenceA Poem That s About Nature and Fatness by Miguel M MoralesI love a good nature comparison and this poem delivers perfection It talks about how people don t judge trees and flowers, etc and so fat bodies shouldn t be judged either because both are natural and beautiful.For the Love of Ursula s Revenge Body by Julie Murphy I actually really liked this essay Murphy s complicated feelings towards Disney s Ursula and ultimately finding her an empowering figure was really interesting Also, the fact that Ursula was inspired by a drag queen has always been one of my favourite facts, so, shout out to Julie Murphy for letting the world know Fat Prom by Shelby BergenAnother illustration This one depicts a multitude of fat teens dancing at a prom It s fun and has a lot of energy The artist briefly talks about being a fat artist and giving herself and others fat people in drawings that are out in the world having an awesome time.Fat and Thriving by Isabel QuinteroThis one went a little over my head, but I believe it had the continuous message of this anthology of loving yourself and owning your beautiful fat bodyCan t Find Your Community Create Your Own by Bruce SturgellThis was super cool I ve never heard of Chubstr fashion blog for fat men before and the whole idea and story behind its creation is pretty neat I love the idea of just going online and creating such an awesome community and resource It s kinda inspiring.Your Journey to Being fatandfree by Saucy WestNot sure if I m totally on board with the self love activity Saucy West recommends Honestly I think basic cognitive behavioral therapy to change your negative self talk would be better than putting up negative Post it notes to remind you of what you don t like about yourself I get the idea was to keep it in mind so you want to change it, but many therapists I ve talked to say writing down negative thoughts without writing an immediate challenge can be harmful than good It would probably be better to write challenging Post it notes Like instead of writing my belly is too big write something like my belly is soft and comforting so every time that negative thought comes into your mind you can remember your positive note.Confidence by Corissa EnnekingYeah this was awesome This essay talks about how you should prioritize self love over confidence because once you ve got the self love part down, the confidence will follow I especially liked the author s take on non judgmental thinking It s so true that once you stop judging others you judge yourself less Make Your Own Self care Kit by Rachelle AbellarSuper cute and helpful illustrations of what to put in a self care kit Losing My Religion by Jess WaltonThis poem is about how unhealthy losing weight can be for your mental health and how beautiful your body can be when you accept it.You Are Loved by Ady Del ValleSome positivity about how fashion makes one feel fierce and how the author is out there living his plus size male model life, so don t give up on dreams Fat people can do anything.Fat Acceptance is Really Real by Evette DionneThis was so cool This article explains what the fat acceptance movement is What made this so awesome were the amount of facts used There was an honest to goodness reference page after the article, so you know this is the good stuff.50 Tips from a Fat and Fabulous Elder by Miguel M MoralesMr Morales is out here dropping some sage wisdom and I m loving it.Does this poem make me look fat by Miguel M MoralesAnother beautiful poem I had to read it out loud the second time I read it just to hear how well the words flowed.Elephant, Hippo, and Other Nicknames I Love by Jes BakerI love reading people s personal journeys to loving themselves This one was really neat because it talks about reclaiming and reframing words people try to use as insults Hippos really are crazy awesome animals cw mentions of eating disorders Love You by Mel StringerAn illustration of popular big bodied characters from various media and a little message about finding curvy bodies in media and creating your own fat media.To All the Pizzas I ve Loved Before by Laina SpencerThis one was about being fat and aro ace Short but affirming From Your Fat Future by Adrianne RussellAnother letter to the past This included the struggles the author experienced with accepting her weight and saying how it won t be like that forever.Fat Boy Walking by Miguel M MoralesGorgeous little story of walking while fat and all the wonderful movements of the body.Reasons to Hang in There by Samantha IrbyFunny but also totally real and valid.Balti and Me by Amy SpaldingOne of the previous pieces in this book mention Tracy Turnblad from the 2007 movie Hairspray, but Amy Spalding goes much deeper into the impact and inspiration Tracy had on her and the positive representation she brought to the screen Also I just have to say Amy s cat dress in her author photo is stunning

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