The act of living fat is itself an act of defiance, an eschewal of discursive modes of bodily being. Seemingly, the fat body exists as a deviant, perverse form of embodiment and, in order to be accorded personhood, is expected to engage in a continual process of transformation, of becoming and, indeed, UNbecoming. The process of transformation entails a constant disavowal of one’s own flesh. The fat body can only exist (however uncomfortably) as a body aware of its own necessary impermanence.

(Un/Be)Coming Out? Rethinking Fat Politics.” Samantha Murray. Social Semiotics. Aug2005, Vol. 15 Issue 2, p153-163.

 

I came across this amazing article while doing research for my final project for Feminist/Queer Lit & Theory

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