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You have the right to remain fat

Discusses stigma against overweight persons, detailing how the author unlearned her own fatphobia and gave herself the freedom to love her own body again. - (Baker & Taylor)

Growing up as a fat girl, Virgie Tovar believed that her body was something to befixed. But after two decades of dieting and constant guilt, she was over it—andgave herself the freedom to trust her own body again. Ever since, she’s been helpingothers to do the same.Tovar is hungry for a world where bodies are valued equally, food is free frommoral judgment, and you can jiggle through life with respect. In concise and candidlanguage, she delves into unlearning fatphobia, dismantling sexist notions offashion, and how to reject diet culture’s greatest lie: that fat people need to waitbefore beginning their best lives.

- (Consortium Book Sales & Dist)

This manifesto isn’t about body positivity—it’s about a fat revolution.

- (Perseus Publishing)

Author Biography

Virgie Tovar is an author, activist and one of the nation's leading experts and lecturers on fat discrimination and body image. She is the founder of Babecamp, started the hashtag campaign #LoseHateNotWeight, and edited the groundbreaking anthology Hot & Heavy: Fierce Fat Girls on Life, Love and Fashion (Seal Press 2012). Virgie has been featured by the New York Times, MTV, Al Jazeera, NPR, the San Francisco Chronicle, the Huffington Post, Cosmopolitan, and BUST.

- (Perseus Publishing)

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