Weightless: Author Visit with Evette Dionne

Program Type:

Author Visits

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Adult
Registration for this event will close on February 4, 2023 @ 11:00am.

Program Description

Event Details

Join local author, National Book Award nominee, and former editor-in-chief of Bitch Media Evette Dionne to discuss her newest book, Weightless: Making Space for My Resilient Body and Soul

Fatphobia is baked into every level of our society creating prejudice that extends into adulthood, especially for fat Black women who are forced to navigate multiple intersecting types of discrimination in the course of everyday life. Weightless is a poignant and ruthlessly honest journey through cultural expectations of size, race, and gender that interrogates the assumptions our society makes about fatness and guides us toward a more accepting, body-positive world.

Photo of Evette Dionne

Evette Dionne is a journalist, editor, and culture critic. She is the former editor-in-chief of Bitch Media and the current executive editor of YES! Media. Lifting as We Climb: Black Women’s Battle for the Ballot Box, Dionne’s middle-grade nonfiction book about Black women suffragists, was nominated for a National Book Award and won a Coretta Scott King author honor. She lives in Denver with her partner and two pets and they are likely listening to Beyoncé right now.

This event is a part of Winter of Reading, a reading challenge for adults. Learn more about Winter of Reading here. This event is in person and will not be recorded. Registration is optional but encouraged. 

Sign language interpreters and real-time captioning via CART are available upon request with notice of three business days to SignLanguageServices@denvergov.org or 720-913-8487. For other public accommodation requests or concerns related to a disability: DisabilityAccess@denvergov.org.

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