Just wanted to say how much I loved doing some drawing in the art space. For me, making things is always a really important part of processing what's going on in my head - and I had a lot to think about over the conference, which I wouldn't have been able to process without making some bad art. I also wanted to ask if you could recommend any good texts about fat studies, as it was an area I didn't really know anything about, but what you were all saying gave me a lot of food for thought. I'd made some assumptions about what some of the most (er..how do I put this...) 'well known' texts in the field talked about (even though I hadn't read them) and I was pretty horrified to hear about what they actually said. Anyway, thank you! It was ace.Eva G.
Hey Eva, thanks for contributing!Fat Studies recommendations, well, I wrote a book and Corinna edited a book, to which Bill and I contributed. Maybe start with them?Cooper, C. (1998) Fat and Proud: The Politics of Size. London: The Women's Press.Tomrley, C. & Kaloski Naylor, A. (eds.) Fat Studies In The UK. York: Raw Nerve Books.More of my publications here, including a load of Fat Studies stuff:http://obesitytimebomb.blogspot.com/p/charlotte-coopers-publications.htmlxx
Thanks so much for the recommendations! That's great :)