A review by ruthypoo2
The Other F Word: A Celebration of the Fat & Fierce by Angie Manfredi

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A wonderful collection of essays, poetry, and musings by a diverse group of writers, bloggers, and creators who’ve lived their lives in bodies that are usually determined to be overweight.

There’s a great sense of empowerment and encouragement as the various contributions talk about living a full life without limitations and creating a place and purpose in this world. The contributors talk about the importance of recognizing how society in general finds it okay to laugh at and discriminate against obesity but there are ways fat people can influence a change in the way overweight gets a dignified representation.

It’s very heartening that there are so many different and necessary perspectives represented in this book. A variety of ethnicities, LGBTQA+, life experiences, and upbringings. I think when reading this book, most young people struggling with self-acceptance could find words they need to hear and maybe even someone to whom they can relate.

I listened to the audiobook and thought it was great to hear all the different voices telling their stories. Highly recommend!

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