Category Archives: News

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.

Poor lasses, therapy and class

The latest Poor Lass is out, a necessary zine of real life stories by working class women.

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

Class struggle and mental health: Live to fight another day

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.