I know! I know! I can't believe it's been an entire year since Hot & Heavy: Fierce Fat Girls on Life, Love and Fashion was released either! It's been an amazing year unleashing the good word of #fatlife on the world, gurl!
It's been almost a year since I walked nervously, sequin-clad with my friend Kori (who helped me bring the requisite 12 bottles of freixenet) into the Booksmith for the book release party, and the action still hasn't managed to die down. Just last week we were reading from the pages of H&H at Beauty Bar by way of invitation from LitQuake (San Francisco's annual literary festival). I've read your letters and your reviews, seen the amazing H&H selfies you've posted on the tumblr and the facebooks and I've heard your cry for moremoremore!
So, we're going to give it to you.
Next week, starting November 6 keep your greedy little eyes glued to this here blog to get exclusive content and some juicy "one year later" stories from H&H's contributors (including a new foreword from me!).
Until then, like us on Facebook, order some copies for Christmas, send us happy birthday wishes and let us know how Hot & Heavy has impacted you!
Virgie Tovar, MA is one of the nation's leading experts and lecturers on fat discrimination and body image. She is the founder of Babecamp (a 4 week online course focused on helping people break up with diet culture) and the editor of Hot & Heavy: Fierce Fat Girls on Life, Love and Fashion (Seal Press, 2012). She writes about the intersections of size, identity, sexuality and politics. See more updates on Facebook.