Fat and Queer: An Anthology of Queer and Trans Bodies and Lives
We’re here. We’re queer. We’re fat.This one-of-a-kind collection of prose and poetry radically explores the intersection of fat and queer identities, showcasing new, emerging and established queer and trans writers from around the world.Celebrating fat and queer bodies and lives, this book challenges negative and damaging representations of queer and fat bodies and offers readers ways to reclaim their bodies, providing stories of support, inspiration and empowerment.In writing that is intimate, luminous and emotionally raw, this anthology is a testament to the diversity and power of fat queer voices and experiences, and they deserve to be heard.
Fat & Queer presents readers with a vibrant collection of diverse, often-silenced voices that speak to the extraordinary resilience and tenacity that allows these writers to thrive in a world that rarely celebrates or affirms their identities. A necessary addition to an ever-expanding literature of the body and the new queer canon.–Amy Long, author of Codependence and winner of the 2018 CSU Poetry Center Essay Collection Competition
Reading “Fat and Queer” was a breath of fresh air for me. So many stories truly touched my heart and made me reflect on my own experiences. These stories were written with so much honesty and depth, the whole book was a joy to read.–Essie Dennis
Fat and Queer introduces a new generation of writers creating intersectional fat culture. It is a fine feast of life stories and poems exploring fat, sexuality, race and gender. As someone who has spent their life nurturing a movement of fat queers and trans people, I can’t express how satisfying it is to see the work grow and bloom.–Dr Charlotte Cooper, Psychotherapist, Author Fat Activism: A Radical Social Movement, Fat & Proud: The Politics of Size and Obesity Timebomb
‘A beautifully written collection of stories, poems, pieces that does so much more than just celebrate different bodies, this book poetically and stoically lays claim to the space that we’ve been told to avoid at all costs. This book is an exploration of the freedoms and reclaimed joys that feel as if they were stolen from us. Important stuff!’–Juno Roche
A radical, first of its kind anthology exploring the intersection of fat and queer identities
About the Author
Bruce Owens Grimm writes haunted queer essays and memoir. His work has appeared in The Rumpus, Kenyon Review Online, Ninth Letter, AWP’s Writer’s Notebook, Iron House Literary Review and Older Queer Voices among many others. Miguel M. Morales grew up working as a migrant/seasonal farmworker, and now works in a library. His writing has appeared in Hibernation and Other Poems, Imaniman: Poets Writing in the Anzaldua and From Macho to Mariposa: New Gay Latino Fiction. Tiff Joshua TJ Ferentini is a graduate of Manhattanville College’s MFA Program, and a 2019 Lambda Literary Emerging Writers Fellow. Tiff’s writing has appeared in The Gambler; Off the Rocks: The LGBTQ Anthology of Newtown Writers Press; and Songs of My Selfie: An Anthology of Millennial Writing.