Hot & Heavy

  • by Virgie Tovar
  • Narrated by Joy Nash
  • 7 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In this fun, fresh, fat-positive anthology, fat activist and sex educator Virgie Tovar brings together voices from an often-marginalized community to talk about and celebrate their lives. Hot & Heavy rejects the idea that being thin is best, instead embracing the many fabulous aspects of being fat - building fat-positive spaces, putting together fat-friendly wardrobes, turning society's rules into personal politics, and creating supportive, inclusive communities. Writers, activists, performers, and poets - including April Flores, Alysia Angel, Charlotte Cooper, Jessica Judd, Emily Anderson, Genne Murphy, and Tigress Osborn - cover everything from fat go-go dancing to queer dating to urban gardening in their essays, exploring their experiences with the word fat, pinpointing particular moments that have impacted the way they think and feel about their bodies, and telling the story of how they each became fat revolutionaries.
Groundbreaking and long overdue, Hot & Heavy is a fierce, sassy, thoughtful, authentic, and joyous collection of stories about unapologetically - and unconditionally - loving the body you're in.

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A great book for all body types

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It's uplifting, challenging and questions preconceptions


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In a world where we are sold the idea of perfection this book is the perfect antidote. It gives the listener different views and I really enjoyed it and rethought my notions about body acceptance.

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- mims

Book Details

  • Release Date: 27-03-2014
  • Publisher: Virgie Tovar