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Fat shaming and the thin epidemic: Jill Andrew at TEDxYorkU 2014

April 17, 2014


In a 10-minute TEDx Talk, Jill Andrew, a Black queer feminist based in Toronto and co-founder of Fat in the City, talks about fat shaming, the power of words, and the problem with perpetuating the thin epidemic. Fat in the City is a fashion and lifestyle blog for stylish women with curves.

Jill, a PhD student at York University, draws a parallel between ‘fatness’ and ‘blackness’ as disruptions to dominant thin centric/Eurocentric body ideals. Jill’s key message: “Fat is a description not a prescription, nor an invitation for hate!”

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