Category: FaT GiRL 5 — April, 1996

FaT GiRL #5 Front Cover

Photo by Beth P


Changes in the FaT GiRL collective

FaT GiRL #5 Contents

Table of contents for FaT GiRL #5

Fat Girl Letters

Letters from readers.

Oso’s First Official FaT GiRL Word Find

Can you find them?

Botero and Us

Daisy and Laurie take a trip to the park for some photographs.

Actions: Avengers Eat Out

Boston Lesbian Avengers reportback about an action in front of a diet business.

Max’s Rant

Rant about lesbian feminist lack of support for FaT GiRL.

Sexuality Roundtable

Five fat dykes talk together about sexuality. April Miller, Pandoura, Margo Mercedes Rivera, Sondra Solo, & Susannah.

Survey: How does being fat affect your sexuality?

Reader responses to our survey


News compiled by Sondra Solo and Max Airborne

The Trick

Smut by JJ Cooley

Poetry: Posturing

Poetry by Hannah R.T.

Poetry: Clean Satisfaction

Poetry by Hannah R.T.

Blind Alleys

“Walking down the street in New York City in a leather vest and Levi’s 501’s and boots, I project the image of a self confident, heavy, fat butch who happens to be Asian…”
by Yodel Sloth
from FaT GiRL #5, April, 1996.

Drawings by Megaera

Charcoal nudes by Australian artist Megaera.

Stories: Worshipping

Convention-slaughtering Jewish smut by Margo Mercedes Rivera, from FaT GiRL #5, April, 1996.


A Story by Margaret.

Stories: Lesson #1

Story by C.C. Dane

Poetry: On Your Knees

Poem by Margo Mercedes Rivera

Survey: How have your lovers responded to your body size?

Readers respond to a FaT GiRL survey

No One’s Getting Fat Except Mama Cass

Charlotte Cooper on fat role models.

Story: Untitled

Fat queer smut by Maxbear Finkelstein

Review: The Invisible Woman

Review by M.G. Cimino

The Kitchen Slut presents: Sweets for the Salty

reader-submitted recipes!

Health Report: Sleep Apnea

Column by Lori Ann Selke


A page of advertisements.

Survey: What do you do to promote positive feelings about your body?

Readers respond.

Poetry: Romancing the Bones

Poetry by Lea E. Arellano

Poetry: Outcast Dykes

Poetry by eMRobinson


Zines, organizations and events.


Contributors to issue #5.


Personals from FaT GiRL #5.

Go for a ride with FaT GiRL

Photo by Laura Johnston

FaT GiRL #5 Back Cover

photo by Laura Johnston