Anti-Blackness and Anti-Fatness: A 201-Level Teach-In
What does a Black fat femme centered future look like? How does it feel? What does it illuminate for you? In this workshop, we will discuss the intersections of antiblackness and fatphobia to think through our varying positionalities in relation to this hopeful future. We will engage experiential activities in this workshop to collaboratively envision a Black fat femme centered futurity that boldly refuses the limits of fatphobia, the weight of antiblackness, and the divisions that hegemony reinforces between marginalized peoples. Using pop culture figures like Lizzo to ground our time, we will consider how Black fat women have been seen as of use for others as an entry point for our engagement with one another.
Mary Senyonga (she/her/hers) is an Assistant Professor of Black Feminisms in Women’s and Gender Studies at Sacramento State University. Her research and teaching privileges Black feminisms, Critical Race Theory, and Queer of Color Critique to surface alterity to systemic oppression. Her most recent work focuses on Black women organizing during the 60s and 70s to highlight the genealogy of Black lifemaking against domination
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