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You’re Not My Dad! 4

Cover of You're Not My Dad! zine, with cartoon image of Rain Man featuring Dustin Hoffman and Tom Cruise's heads on fire, rendered as a Jack Chick tractThe fouth and final issue of the autism zine I co-create with Simon Murphy is now available.

This issue features reports on The Autism Show, autistic zines, advocacy, pseudoscientific specs, Oliver Sacks and Gayle Newland. The cover shows an iconic still from the film Rain Man, rendered as a Jack Chick tract, with Dustin Hoffman and Tom Cruise’s heads on fire.

You can get a paper copy by contacting me. You can also download and read digital copies of issue 4 and all of the back issues:

You’re Not My Dad! 1
You’re Not My Dad! 2
You’re Not My Dad! 3
You’re Not My Dad! 4

Eat Like It Matters

I first met Isy Morgenmuffel through her gentle, smart, kind and funny comics and came to admire her as a dynamic force in alternative housing, community organising and food.

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.

Get a copy of Eat Like It Matters via Active Distribution.

Body Language at the Wellcome Collection

body-language-mainI 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.

The rhetoric around obesity is toxic. So I created a new language for fat people

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.