FPS Smart, sassy, sensual, and soulful — five women share the poetry and process of fat embodiment. | FPS2 Embraces the lives of fat women in a thin-loving culture, living and loving with gusto, passion, and yearning. | FPS3 Features poems about the joys, sorrows, anger, sadness, and pleasure of living in a world that constantly tries to reject and inhibit fat people. Includes “The Days of Fat Lilith,” a series of poems celebrating fat goddesshood.
Félix Garmendía’s poems narrate his life as a gay activist in the face of illness and intolerance, from his early years in conservative Puerto Rico to his arrival in New York City, experiences as an HIV+ survivor, and disability due to Inclusion Body Myositis. He is winner of the 2022 Rainbows in Chariots award for outstanding LGBT cultural contributions from those with different abilities, from Tupilak (Nordic rainbow culture warriors) & the International Lesbian and Gay Cultural Network (ILGCN).
Poems recognizing the individuality of animals with the view that they are, as naturalist Henry Beston saw them, “other nations, caught with ourselves in the net of life and time, fellow prisoners of the splendor and travail of the earth.”
TF The “war on obesity” is about many things, but it is not about health. | AP “Fat Acceptance 101.” The phenomena of fat prejudice — from inception to resistance — is explored using bell hooks’ ideology of domination.
A collection of poems chronicling the author’s recovery from a brain damaging car accident, with a list of journaling therapy writing prompts and other resources she found helpful in transcending trauma.
10S The Queen of Rubenesque Romances shares the steps she created — and took — to heal the damage of years of dieting. | STTA Homespun wisdom shines in this inspirational collection of short essays, quotations, and poetry. Available exclusively from Amazon’s Kindle store.
Born to an emotionally abusive father and long-suffering mother, Linda felt off kilter even before being diagnosed with scoliosis. Balance eluded her until she learned to stretch her Self as well as spine.
A touching, tender, and at times funny account of a woman’s struggle for stature in a 4 foot 8 1/2 inch tall body, speaking to the heart of soul-breaking attempts to fit an arbitrary and elusive cultural ideal of physical perfection.
Shattered by tragedy, a Southern teenager finds solace in art and literature. Decades later she is called to the continent whose literature comforted her, and to a connection with an Aboriginal woman transcending race and half a world.