“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.
There is no way we can begin to understand and end fat phobia unless we understand how deeply racism and classism work to sustain fat phobia and vice versa. You cannot discuss fat issues without also looking at the class and race dynamics. This roundtable is an excerpted discussion among fat dykes from the bay area sharing their personal experiences with fat and racism.
From FaT GiRL #3, June, 1995.