“Fat church”: Three Big Fat Voices

About a month ago, there was an awesome fat event here in Cambridge: Three Big Fat Voices, a reading with Lesley Kinzel, Susan Stinson, and Hanne Blank.

It was AMAZING. All three of them were fierce and brilliant.

Lesley, Hanne, and Susan during the Q&A

And the sense of community was wonderful. Despite near-torrential rain, an army of fabulous fatties in colorful attire turned up to listen, ask questions, and bask in the glow of fat solidarity.

I even met two other Lauras and a Lauren!

The Lauren is on the right.

And Lesley liked my dress, which gave me much fangirl joy. (The dress was a lucky Big Thrifty find, and it deserves its own post, so I’ll have an OOTD post coming soon.) Continue reading

Two exciting events: Fab Fatty Frolic and Three Big Fat Voices

Huzzah for fat hooping!

So, I went ahead and planned that Fab Fatties Frolic that I was thinking about.

It will be on June 2nd (rain date: June 23rd) at the Cambridge Common park.

I’ve created a Facebook event, which has a few more details:

Let’s enjoy our fabulous fat community out in the sun. 🙂

Fats and allies of all shapes/sizes/ages/backgrounds/genders/abilities/etc are welcome!

You can find me by my hot pink Hello Kitty blanket. I will also bring various frolicking implements such as a hula hoop, frisbee, and bubbles, as well as FA books to read (and possibly a few to swap). Feel free to bring any frolicking implements, books, snacks, whatever you want.

The Cambridge Common is near Harvard Square on the Red Line.

In even more Boston-area fatty excitingness, I just read about another awesome event that’s coming up: Three Big Fat Voices with Hanne Blank, Lesley Kinzel, and Susan Stinson.

From the event description:

Behold! Three fat superheroines in glorious eyeglasses swoop into Cambridge for one night to read from their own works. Let the skyline be illuminated by the brilliance of their cultural critique and honest words. Listen to their powerful fiction, memoir, and poetry pieces boom out. And be swept away on a cresting wave of fat activism, fat acceptance, and fat community.

Damn, I’m glad I live in Boston. This sounds amazing.

I’ll definitely be there. If you’re in the area, check it out!