I’ve been in the paper writing about my family, MI6, the state, surveillance, secrets, snooping, class, gender and being queer.
Isy has just published Eat Like It Matters: Food Choice, Nutrition and Wellbeing in a Capitalist Food System. This is a small publication with big implications.
Isy is rare in the field of dietetics and nutrition in that she integrates health at every size principles into her work. With this work she deepens an analysis of food and wellbeing under capitalism with HAES and she does the necessary work of encouraging vegans in the left to engage with their own fatphobia. It’s accessible and beautifully made.
I am really thrilled to have contributed a small piece to this book.
The Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles has acquired Miranda July’s Joanie 4 Jackie collection of around 300 videos, documentation and press materials. I am in one of those videos, recorded about 20 years ago.
Find out more in this article from The New York Times: Miranda July Shares Her Vintage Feminist Film Archive
You’re Not My Dad! is a zine about autism by Simon Murphy and me. It came about because we wanted something that relctected our experiences of autism, something that wasn’t geared towards parents or professionals. We’ve ended up making something that we hope reflects how we see autistic culture in the UK, something funny and serious.
Paper copies are available whilst stocks last. Contact me for details. Otherwise, check out the digital version: You’re Not My Dad 1 (5.4mb)
I wrote a piece for The Guardian about fat and language in aid of Body Language, which is taking place at The Wellcome Collection, and at which I am presenting and dancing.
Some of the things mentioned in the article, some things not mentioned which relate to the event:
My book, Fat Activism: A Radical Social Movement
My zine, Fat Activist Vernacular.
Another zine, The Blob, created specially for the Wellcome Collection event, which you can download for free.
Beats for the dance I am performing, But Is It Healthy?
A blog post about the whole thing, How to Killjoy an Obesity display one #BodySpectacular at a time.
You can download copies of the workbook from the project’s website:
Rare footage of fat feminist activists from the 1970s is now available to watch online, via a reader of my blog. Marge Dean’s 1979 Fat Underground film makes use of earlier material from 1975. Find out more about this historic artifact.
The book is very expensive but our chapter is available online for free thanks to funding by the University of Liverpool.
Evans, B. and Cooper, C. (2016) ‘Reframing Fatness: Critiquing ‘Obesity” in Whitehead, A. and Woods, A., eds., The Edinburgh Companion to the Critical Medical Humanities, Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.