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Reclaiming and Revolting Bodies: "Fat: The Play"

Monday, March 21, 2016 By Sarah Rosenblatt, Truthout | Graphic Journalism
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In the summer of 2014, PLUMP, a collective of self-identified fat, queer, femme performers, writers and community members in Austin, Texas, came together to vision, heal and create. Out came Fat: The Play, a performance piece that shares collective members' experiences with body oppression, racism, misogyny and classism. The powerful, intersectional and ever-evolving work of PLUMP continues to confront systemic and interpersonal fat-hatred by centering the narratives of those who it impacts most.

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For more information, follow PLUMP on Facebook: facebook.com/PLUMPfemmes
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Sarah Rosenblatt

Sarah Rosenblatt (AKA Syan Rose) is a comic artist and freelance illustrator based in Seattle, Washington. Her work revolves around anti-racist feminism and examinations of political and cultural resistance. See more of her work on her artist websiteTumblr and Facebook.

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Reclaiming and Revolting Bodies: "Fat: The Play"

Monday, March 21, 2016 By Sarah Rosenblatt, Truthout | Graphic Journalism
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In the summer of 2014, PLUMP, a collective of self-identified fat, queer, femme performers, writers and community members in Austin, Texas, came together to vision, heal and create. Out came Fat: The Play, a performance piece that shares collective members' experiences with body oppression, racism, misogyny and classism. The powerful, intersectional and ever-evolving work of PLUMP continues to confront systemic and interpersonal fat-hatred by centering the narratives of those who it impacts most.

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For more information, follow PLUMP on Facebook: facebook.com/PLUMPfemmes
Copyright, Truthout. May not be reprinted without permission.

Sarah Rosenblatt

Sarah Rosenblatt (AKA Syan Rose) is a comic artist and freelance illustrator based in Seattle, Washington. Her work revolves around anti-racist feminism and examinations of political and cultural resistance. See more of her work on her artist websiteTumblr and Facebook.

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Will Companies' Health Care Programs Result in More Body Size Discrimination?
By Alissa Fleck, Truthout | News Analysis
Ingredients to a Well-Balanced System of Body-Hatred
By Sarah Rosenblatt, Truthout | Graphic Journalism
Heeding the Call: Black Women Fighting for Black Lives That Matter
By Sarah Rosenblatt, Thandisizwe Chimurenga, Truthout | Graphic Journalism