You Have the Right to Remain Fat

You Have the Right to Remain Fat Review

Growing up as a fat girl, Virgie Tovar believed that her body was something to be fixed. But after two decades of dieting and constant guilt, she was over it―and gave herself the freedom to trust her own body again. Ever since, she’s been helping others to do the same. Tovar is hungry for a world where bodies are valued equally, food is free from moral judgment, and you can jiggle through life with respect. In concise and candid language, she delves into unlearning fatphobia, dismantling sexist notions of fashion, and how to reject diet culture’s greatest lie: that fat people need to wait before beginning their best lives.

Title:You Have the Right to Remain Fat

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  • Krista Regester

    The solution to a problem like bigotry is not to do everything in our power to accommodate the bigotry. It is to get rid of the bigotryVirgie Tovar destroys this shit. Call her when you’re unsure of...

  • Taryn Pierson

    Absolutely transformative. I borrowed this teeny-tiny book from the library and read it over the course of a couple hours, but it had a huge impact on me and I’m still mulling over everything I lear...

  • chantel nouseforaname

    This book was a pleasure to read. Short, sweet and to the point. Virgie was dropping straight facts and education. I love and really resonated with some of the before narratives but most of the after ...

  • Karla Strand

    For full review, see: F*ck Your Fatphobia.Overall, I really enjoyed this slim volume and read it in one afternoon. One of the strengths of this book is its accessibility. Tovar is very good at explain...

  • Elena

    It’s said that you shouldn‘t judge a book by its cover, or its size, rather, in this case (no pun intended). Nevertheless: a very small, very thin book with large letters about a topic of massive ...

  • Carla Estruch

    Si este libro hubiese existido hace cinco años, habría cambiado muchísimo a la Carla de aquel entonces. La de ahora ya está cambiada y bastante contenta con su cuerpo (carrera de fondo, ya sabéis...

  • Julie Mickens

    Nobody combines academic theory with liberation feminism with personal essay better than Virgie Tovar. She makes it all so fun. She is also brilliantly concise. This book is only 125 quick-reading pag...

  • Erin

    Some really great fat-positive talking points. I’m not keen on militant anything, so it only gets three stars, but as a fat woman, this was a helpful book to read and recommend. ...

  • Aimee Dars

    "I had been taught to believe that weight loss was the key to all my heart’s greatest desires, but the truth is that it wasn’t. Because you can’t find self-love by walking a path paved by self-h...

  • Charlott

    Virgie Tovar is an author, researcher, activist, former Buzzfeed-style writer - and so much more. She regularly gives lectures and organizes workshops on body image and fat discrimination. In 2012, sh...