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Being Fat and Trans

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Like transness, fatness is politicized and stigmatized in nearly every part of our culture. So how do fat trans people navigate the challenges and joys at the intersection of these identities? To get more insight, Imara first chats with theorist and storyteller Da’Shaun L. Harrison about the history and politics of anti-Fatness, anti-Blackness, and transphobia. They discuss the colonial roots of fatphobia, the policing of children’s bodies, and how fatness became defined in relationship to thinness. Next, Imara is joined by artist and model Miss Mojo, who shares her experience of desirability as a fat Black woman, and the discrimination she’s faced in the hip hop world. 

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