XL-Yoga Book Club
This will be our first and this group of short essays is perfect to get us started. Since we can't meet, it will be on Zoom. Hope to meet in person to discuss other books in the future.
Supporting local business, you can order the book online from Munro's Book in Victoria. https://www.munrobooks.com/ They can deliver or offer contactless pick-up at the store.
Stories about Life in Plus-Sized Bodies
Edited by Christina Myers
Finally a book about the diverse and intimate experience of being large in a culture obsessed with thinness.
Pop culture stereotypes, shopping frustrations, fat jokes, and misconceptions about health are all ways society systemically rejects large bodies. BIG is a collection of personal and intimate experiences of plus size women, non-binary and trans people in a society obsessed with thinness. Revealing insights that are both funny and traumatic, surprising and challenging, familiar and unexpected, 26 writers explore themes as diverse as self perception, body image, fashion, fat activism, food, sexuality, diet culture, motherhood and more. These stories offer a closer look at what it means to navigate a world designed to fit bodies of a certain size (sometimes literally) and, in turn, invites readers to ask questions about—and ultimately reconsider—our collective and individual obsession with women’s bodies.
Contributors include Dr. Rohini Bannerjee, Amanda Scriver, Cassie Stocks, Jo Jefferson, Layla Cameron, Rabbit Richards, Sonja Boon, Simone Blais, Tracy Manrell and other writers from across Canada, the US, and the UK.
Information from Caitlin Press
Support local and purchase this book online from Munro's Books for delivery or contactless pick-up.
When: Monday, June 15, 7pm