Writing Fat Characters – An Interview With Marianne Kirby

This month’s video is an interview with Marianne Kirby, co-author of Lessons from the Fat-o-sphere and author the gothic horror novels Dust Bath Revival and Hogtown Market. Marianne has been writing about body politics, fat acceptance, feminism, and related subjects for over a decade, first on her blog The Rotund, and then for the Guardian, xoJane, the Daily Dot, Bitch Magazine, Time Magazine, and others.

Tempest interviewed Marianne about fat characters, why she uses the term Fat, non-conforming bodies, and stereotypes to avoid and representations she’d like to see.

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