Fat is a Political Issue

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“If we actually started calling bullying what it is and address it as racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, ableism, fat phobia and classism it would actually give children a better way to deal with the very same power dynamics they will face as adults, while also giving adults more responsibility to challenge the intolerance that is rooted within our society overall.  Amanda Levitt

Amanda Levitt

Amanda Levitt

Amanda Levitt founded “Love Your Body Detroit” a grassroots non-profit activism organization dedicated to bringing awareness of fat phobia and weight bias to Metro Detroit.  Her blog Fat Body Politics goes way beyond the common blather of diets and obesity epidemic.

Amanda comes to talk about the state of fat activism, what people with disabilities have to learn from alliances with fat activists and much more.I stand for Little Girls

Eddie Ytuarte and Adrienne Lauby host.  Produced by Eddie Ytuarte.

 More about Amanda:  Amanda Levitt is the writer and activist behind Fat Body Politics on tumblr, twitter and her personal website fatbodypolitics.com. She began blogging almost 8 years ago at the age of 20 after finding peace with her own body and wanting to speak up for those who feel silenced in their own. As a future fat studies scholar, her work focuses on fat embodiment, body politics, health as a social construct, sexuality and identity politics. In 2010 she founded Love Your Body Detroit, a non-profit grassroots activist organization dedicated to bringing awareness about fat phobia and weight bias to her community.

Original air date: 4-5-13
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