In Rotund Days of Yore
It all started when…
I began blogging about fat things back in the day on Livejournal. In order not to interrupt my regular posting of “which goth band are you?” memes, I started a dedicated fat acceptance blog called The Rotund. That led to Lessons from the Fatosphere: Quit Dieting and Declare a Truce with Your Body, a primer for radical body politics that came out in 2009 from Penguin-Perigee. I’m hella proud of that book and the work I’ve done for fat acceptance. Interested in talking about bodies with me? Hit the social links below and reach out.
If you’re wondering what happened to therotund.com…it’s a long and tragic tale, mostly involving some miscommunication and my host at the time purging the site. I thought I was okay, but it turns out I’m still, all these years later, kind of devastated to have lost that work. We’ll see what happens—the posts are at least on the Wayback Machine. In the meantime, thanks for hanging out with me here as I go on new writing adventures.
No matter what, I’m fat, and I’m loud.