Conversations with a Thin Girl: Considering this Large [Female] Body
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I created this project as a response to an assignment Professor Jon McKenzie gave while I was in his English 481 class.
The project is modeled after several works we read in class, notably Marshall McLuhan's "The Medium is the Message." In the project, I attempted to dissect a portion of my identity that I have never before examined--living as an overweight woman in (specifically American) society. I look at the transgressive roles that fat women inhabit based on patriarchal standards of worth, value, and goodness. I also consider how fat and female--though seemingly mutually exclusive--attempt to reconcile in my own body. The theory of Susan Bordo and the extraordinary artwork of Garry Hobbs have also greatly inspired this project.