Last May, I was invited to present as part of a panel entitled “Fat Politics and Sexuality in the Face of Hate: A Forum on Rights You Didn’t Know You Needed” in New York, alongside some noted luminaries of fattery, namely Katie LeBesco, Substantia Jones, Zoe Meleo-Erwin, and Marilyn Wann. It was a good time, even though I ridiculously waited until the last minute to figure out what I was going to say. I wound up explaining — in a manner of speaking — the origins and significance of “two whole cakes”.
The video above captures my individual ten-minute talk. For the first five minutes you can’t see me much at all through Substantia Jones’ lovely head, so just trust that I was gesticulating wildly with my hands, as I am oft wont to do. Eventually someone moves the camera.
What I say in this video really does sound like something I wrote quickly and emphatically, but then sometimes those are the things that resonate most with people. (To my occasional chagrin.)