REVIEW: Books:Fat & Queer An Anthology of Queer and Trans Bodies

August 18, 2021

Fat & Queer

An Anthology of Queer and Trans Bodies

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, with a superb collection of new voices, and some established queer and trans writers.  The stories in the book are filled passion and charm, avoiding cliché and embracing  a Rubenesque radical revolution, not just marking out territory but building new spaces, not taking away with critique but giving with generous warm-hearted constructive and illuminating narratives which offer real opportunities to celebrate and love yourself. All of you.

With voluptuous voices as diverse as the big bodies celebrated in these stories we experience some seriously intimate stuff not all of it easy to read, but each story written with a connective grace which puts the author firmly in control.  You read it and think, ‘I so understand what that feels like’.

I enjoy a good anthology and one which  highlights the experiences and adventures of anyone who has to navigate the body shaming highways of modern life,  before turning off to the sedate byways of homo queer fat folx is a treat to find.  The trio of editors have selected  stories, poems, prose and a rather delightful stream of consciousness which say, loud and proud, hey I’m here, and fat, come love it with me.

Out now £14.99

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