Virgie Tovar does a Q&A with Daniel Handler for LitQuake in San Francisco
ABOUT YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN FAT:
A manifesto for the fat revolution.
“The importance of Virgie Tovar’s perspective and identity cannot be understated. As we collectively deconstruct our society’s addiction to body negativity, Virgie’s words provide crucial guidance, clarity, and support for all those who champion universal body liberation.” —Jessamyn Stanley, author of Every Body Yoga
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 rejecting diet culture’s greatest lie: that fat people need to wait before beginning their best lives.