Cultural critic Clarkisha Kent found that as a dark-skinned, queer, first generation American facing anti-Blackness, homophobia, and respectability politics, the pursuit of “high self esteem” seemed oxymoronic. Psyche A. Williams-Forson, Professor and Chair of American Studies at the University of Maryland, has studied how racism operates in the practice and culture of eating.
Their discussion of Fat Off, Fat On: A Big Bitch Manifesto and Eating While Black: Food Shaming and Race in America promises to be incisive and frank. The event features samples of traditional African American and Black diasporic dishes.
Presented with The Women’s Initiative and The Maxine Platzer Lynn’s Women’s Center at UVA.
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