You Have the Right to Remain Fat

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Pub Date: 08/14/2018

Pages: 128

Trim: 5 x 7

Publisher: The Feminist Press at CUNY

Imprint: The Feminist Press at CUNY

ISBN 13: 9781936932313

ISBN 10: 1936932318

Price: $14.95 / $19.99 CAN

Category: HEALTH & FITNESS / Beauty & Grooming

You Have the Right to Remain Fat

By Virgie Tovar

Price: $14.95



About the Book

Growing up as a fat girl, Virgie Tovar believed that her body was something to be

fixed. But after two decades of dieting and constant guilt, she was over it—and

gave herself the freedom to trust her own body again. Ever since, she’s been helping

others to do the same.

Tovar is hungry for a world where bodies are valued equally, food is free from

moral judgment, and you can jiggle through life with respect. In concise and candid

language, she delves into unlearning fatphobia, dismantling sexist notions of

fashion, and how to reject diet culture’s greatest lie: that fat people need to wait

before beginning their best lives.

About the Book

This manifesto isn’t about body positivity—it’s about a fat revolution.


Virgie Tovar is an author, activist and one of the nation's leading experts and lecturers on fat discrimination and body image. She is the founder of Babecamp, started the hashtag campaign #LoseHateNotWeight, and edited the groundbreaking anthology Hot & Heavy: Fierce Fat Girls on Life, Love and Fashion (Seal Press 2012). Virgie has been featured by the New York Times, MTV, Al Jazeera, NPR, the San Francisco Chronicle, the Huffington Post, Cosmopolitan, and BUST.