Fat & Queer Writing

Fat & Queer. There is a history of writers tackling one or the other. But both at the same time hasn’t been captured as much. What does Fat & Queer writing look like? Here are some examples of Fat & Queer writing.

 
 
Secrets never want to stay hidden, even if that’s part of their initial appeal.

Secrets never want to stay hidden, even if that’s part of their initial appeal.

Feature 1

Bruce Owens Grimm writes about his desire to be fat & how that intersects with his queerness. Please not that it’s under his birth name and not his chosen name.

I am fat. I am queer. I am Latinx.

I am fat. I am queer. I am Latinx.

Feature 2

Miguel M. Morales dives into what it’s like to be Fat & Queer and explores what it’s like to go home to a family that may not be understanding of fatness.

Sometimes, I imagine movies and shows I love with a fat actress instead of a thin one, but identical in every other way.

Sometimes, I imagine movies and shows I love with a fat actress instead of a thin one, but identical in every other way.

Feature 3

Carmen Maria Machado explores the fat examples that have shown up on both the small and big screen and how we need more in both television and movies.