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.
My book, Fat Activism: A Radical Social Movement is now out through HammerOn Press. To celebrate, we made a little video.
This issue is themed Health and I have a contribution in it about being a working class psychotherapist.
Copies and info available at Poor Lass
I got quoted talking about doing therapy with sex workers as clients in Why we need to change the way we talk about sex work by Leonie Roderick in Dazed.
Scroll through #SWOU15 on Twitter for more accounts of the Sex Worker Open University conference, which took place in London in November.
I have been part of a group of people who have got together over the past year or so to produce a zine/pamphlet about accessing and surviving mental health services. It’s written from a broadly anarchist perspective and is intended to reach people who might normally feel disenfranchised. ‘Class struggle and mental health: Live to fight another day’ is also an attempt to bring mental health into focus within radical left and activist spaces.
You can download and read Class struggle and mental health: Live to fight another day for free.
The Para-Academic Handbook, edited by Alex Wardrop and Deborah Withers, is a very timely edited collection about people who pursue critical scholarship within and beyond the bounds of the university. It should be essential reading for anyone who has ever wondered about what it might be like to work in academia, or to pursue higher education. It is radical and life-affirming!
The Handbook includes a chapter by me, No More Stitch-Ups! Developing Media Literacy Through Fat Activist Community Research.
You can find more information about the book, including ordering details, at HammerOn Press.