We need to the stories of fat folks more than ever. With all of the fatphobia we have experienced over the years, and the heightened fear of fat that has come out of Covid, fat positive books from fat authors like Roxane Gay, Kiese Makeba Laymon, Lindy West, and Leah Vernon have kept me laughing, smiling, and vigilant.
Books have helped me articulate what I am feeling to family, friends, medical providers, and even my therapist.
None of us are born with understanding how this society works and how to dismantle fatphobia. We learn, and we grow together.
I compiled a list of books that have inspired me and helped me understand myself and how to support others in the fat community.
As we fight for liberation, I believe that we must take care of ourselves. By reading Pleasure Activism, I learned how to reimagine self love and prioritize my happiness while doing social justice work.
Right now I am currently reading the 2nd Edition: The Body Is Not An Apology: The Power of Radical Self-Love. If you haven’t read the first edition then you need to get your copy now! Sonya Renee Taylor eloquently talks about how self love can dismantle systemic injustices.
Here Is a List Of Fat Positive Books I Recommend
A few more books that you should put on your reading list!
Have you heard of these books before? What are your favorite fat positive and body positive books? I would love to include more to my reading list!