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!”