Angie Manfredi - The (Other) F Word (San Francisco Ferry Building Store)

Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 6:00pm

In Conversation with Contributors Alex Gino and Saucyé West

Chubby. Curvy. Fluffy. Plus-size. Thick. Fat. The time has come for fat people to tell their own stories. The (Other) F Word combines the voices of Renée Watson, Julie Murphy, Jes Baker, Samantha Irby, Bruce Sturgell, and more in a relatable and gift-worthy guide about body image and fat acceptance. This dazzling collection of art, poetry, essays, and fashion tips is meant for people of all sizes who desire to be seen and heard in a culture consumed by a narrow definition of beauty. By combining the talents of renowned fat YA and middle-grade authors, as well as fat influencers and creators, The (Other) F Word offers teen readers and activists of all ages a tool for navigating our world with confidence and courage.

Angie Manfredi is a librarian and writer who owns every season of Law and Order on DVD and sends over 150 handwritten Valentines every year. She has spent the last 11 years working directly with children and teens of all ages in a public library and now works in library consulting on all things youth services. Angie is fat and not sorry about it. She is a passionate advocate for literacy, diversity, and decolonizing the discourse surrounding children’s literature.

Alex Gino is author of middle grade novels You Don’t Know Everything, Jilly P! and the Stonewall Award-winning George. They love glitter, ice cream, gardening, awe-ful puns, and stories that reflect the diversity and complexity of being alive. Born and raised on Staten Island, NY, they now enjoy living in Oakland, CA. Saucye West is a plus model, fat fashion influencer and fat activist. She does consulting  and marketing for plus size brands who are interested in expanding their sizes beyond 4X. Saucye has been in the fashion industry for 9 years and had both runway and print experience and is the largest doing both at a size 30. Saucye also started the Hashtag and movement for #fatandfree in 2017, challenging people to live and love their fat bodies without apology.

Saucye West is a plus model, fat fashion influencer and fat activist. She does consulting  and marketing for plus size brands who are interested in expanding their sizes beyond 4X. Saucye has been in the fashion industry for 9 years and had both runway and print experience and is the largest doing both at a size 30. Saucye also started the Hashtag and movement for #fatandfree in 2017, challenging people to live and love their fat bodies without apology. 

Location: 
1 Ferry Building
San Francisco, CA 94111
Other F Word: A Celebration of the Fat & Fierce Cover Image
By Angie Manfredi (Editor)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781419737503
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Harry N. Abrams - September 24th, 2019