Thu, May 25|
All She Wrote Books
Fat Church: In-person Conversation w/Author Anastasia E. Kidd
Join All She Wrote Books for an in-person event with Anastasia E. Kidd, author of FAT CHURCH on Thursday, May 25th at 7:30pm.
Time & Location
May 25, 2023, 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM
All She Wrote Books, 451 Artisan Way, Somerville, MA 02145, USA
About the Event
Join us for an in-person event with Anastasia E. Kidd, author of Fat Church on Thursday, May 25th at 7:30pm. For this event, Anastasia will be joined in conversation with Shelly Rambo.
Anastasia will be signing copies of their books at the event, so be sure to pre-order your copies here. Additional copies will be available for purchase at the event!
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Income-based sliding scale ticketing: If you are someone who identifies as having little to no income, please feel free to RSVP to our event for free. If you are someone who identifies as having disposable or generational income, please pay as close to full price for our event as you can.
ABOUT THE BOOK
Whether your body is small or large, aged or young, disabled or abled, toned or soft, lithe or stiff—or somewhere in-between—anti-fatness affects us all, because it is intended to. Fat Church critiques anti-fat prejudice and the Christian Church’s historic participation in it, calling for a fatphobic reckoning for the sake of God’s gospel of freedom.
Pastor and theological educator Anastasia Kidd reviews the history of diet culture, beauty, body policing—and the white supremacist machinations underpinning them—in order to work for a society rooted in bodily liberation for all. Fat Church offers a disruption to the social habits of shame perpetuated by colonial Christianity and remembers the theology of abundance that first called us all beloved by God.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Anastasia Kidd, is a pastor, educator, storyteller, and fat activist who studies how Christian colonialism helped establish structural anti-fatness in U.S. society and beyond. She believes that identifying with unrepentant fatness can help undermine all that is wrong with the world by reconnecting humanity with the abundance of nature, practicing sustainable communal relationships, and cultivating beautiful and pleasurable ethics. Find her @FatChurch on Instagram and at FatChurch.org.