DATE: Sunday, November 3, 2019 | TIME: 4:00 PM | VENUE: Radical Book Fair Pavilion – USM Columbus Center Plaza
Kimberly Dark Presents: Fat, Pretty, and Soon to be Old – A Makeover for Self and Society
Sunday, November 3, 2019
Radical Book Fair Pavilion – USM Columbus Center Plaza
701 E Pratt Street, Baltimore, MD, USA
Fat, Pretty, and Soon to be Old is a moving, funny, and startlingly frank collection of personal essays about what it means to look a certain way. Or rather, certain ways. Navigating Kimberly Dark’s experience of being fat since childhood—as well as queer, white-privileged, a gender-confirming “girl with a pretty face,” active then disabled, and inevitably aging—each piece blends storytelling and social analysis to deftly coax readers into a deeper understanding of how appearance privilege (and stigma) function in everyday life and how the architecture of this social world constrains us.