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Writing Fat Characters Master Class with Marianne Kirby and Meg Elison

When fat characters are included in narratives they’re often either negative portrayals (villains or others with moral failings) or faux “positive” portrayals that still center the Thin Gaze. In this Master Class authors Marianne Kirby and Meg Elison will help you move beyond these kinds of tropes and create characters with big bodies that constitute good representation. [...]

Deep Dive Into Description

When writers get to the point of describing people from marginalized groups they’re sometimes filled with anxiety over the words and phrases they should use. In this three week craft-centric class, authors Nisi Shawl and K. Tempest Bradford dive deep into these language and description pitfalls and how to avoid them. [...]