Program Type:Author Visits
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.
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.