I will be co-presenting at MIT tomorrow
THURSDAY - MARCH 22, 2012
MIT - 77 MASSACHUSETTS AVENUE, RM [4-270]
THE FAT BODY (IN)VISIBLE
Director: Margitte Kristjansson
What happens when women decide to love their bodies, no matter what size? This documentary short by fat acceptance activist Margitte Kristjansson features two of her fellow fat acceptance activists, Keena and Jessica, who share their experiences of being judged by society for their decision to not bow to how women are expected to look - including being harassed and discriminated against because of their size. Undeterred, they talk about how the fat acceptance movement has allowed them to become empowered through fashion, explore the intersection of race and fatness, and how they found community support through social media and blogs.
24 minutes. Discussion about the film and presentation on portrayals of fat women in film to follow.
I will be co-facilitating and co-presenting as an assignment for my consortium class. If you are free and in the Boston area, feel free to attend.