fbpx Skip to main content
Loading Events

The Other F Word: The Politics of Being Fat

Tuesday June 13 2017 • 7:00pm - 8:15pm ET
In-person event

Lindy West


When it comes to the politics of being fat in America today, writer and activist Lindy West says no one is getting it right.

From the food industry to the media to health policy experts themselves, she believes we’ve created a society that stigmatizes fat people without bothering to help them.

West joins Project Runway Season 14 winner Ashley Nell Tipton and Ebony contributor and writer Tomika Anderson for an honest discussion about fatness that will explore whose interests are truly being served when we talk about health and body image. For anyone who has grown frustrated with the lack of diversity in mainstream opinions about weight, this conversation aims to shift the narrative away from the norms.

Related: Weight a Minute: Why Obesity in America is Not What You Think


→ Video Webcast

Watch a live video stream here beginning 7pm


Leadership support for this event is provided by: 


Event Details

1 hour and 15 minutes
The Greene Space
44 Charlton Street
New York , NY United States

The Greene Space is funded by you.

Make a monthly donation of $10 or more to support us and all the programs and podcasts you love from WNYC, WQXR, Gothamist and more!