Join us for an online talk on being fat & chronically ill

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Join us for an online talk on being fat & chronically ill

EDIT: this video from this talk is now available online - please contact me if you would like the link.

COVID kept her from giving this talk at Camp Boom 2022, but it's too important not to have, so House of Boom is delighted to host Kath for an online session.

Join us for a conversation about being fat and living with chronic illness. With so much stigma and shame around health for fat folk, chronic illness can be extra difficult to live with for fat people. Join Kath for a discussion on breaking down stigma and shame, working your way through the medical minefield and sharing our experiences with living with chronic illness. From diabetes to fibromyalgia, arthritis to ME, and beyond to any and all you may be dealing with or nervous about, let’s have a safe space to talk about it.

This session is provided free as part of our fat liberation kaupapa - if you'd like to koha to support this and other events, you can buy something from House of Boom or drop a donation into the Boom bank account - 01-0527-0681527-00

Kath Read is a librarian and long-term fat activist who has spent more than 16 years fighting for the dignity and respect of fat people. She has been living with chronic illness for some time and has had to negotiate the health care system in both Australia and New Zealand as a very fat woman, to get diagnosis and care. She moved to Aotearoa New Zealand three years ago and lives and works in Wellington/Te Whanganui-a-Tara – and absolutely loves it here! She can’t wait to become a real Kiwi.

Please note: since we're on a free version of Zoom, the meeting will end after 40 minutes, but you can use the same link to get back into the meeting and we'll start it up again.

Topic: Fat and chronically ill - shedding the shame
Time: Jan 29, 2023 05:00 PM Auckland, Wellington

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Meeting ID: 816 9228 9897
Passcode: RqEne3