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Departures in Critical Qualitative Research. 2019; 8329–45 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/dcqr.2019.8.3.29
Published: 01 September 2019
... and patronize plus size vendors. However, two years of participant observations with a critical lens has revealed how FFFWeek employed organizational decisions that demonstrate the complicated context of fashion and fatness, along with the ongoing struggle between body positive and fat accepting...
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Departures in Critical Qualitative Research. 2019; 8457–63 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/dcqr.2019.8.4.57
Published: 01 December 2019
...-defined genderqueer person of color fat femme fag feminist. Her words inch us toward a futurity that evades the dictates of existing taxonomic structures: ...
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Departures in Critical Qualitative Research. 2019; 831–2 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/dcqr.2019.8.3.1
Published: 01 September 2019
... subjects as an entanglement of matter and meaning.” Things, as the cliché goes, are not always what they seem. They are always more. Our next essay—Joy Cox, Bernadette M. Gailliar, and Shardé M. Davis's “Transformation or Assimilation?”—takes us into a critical ethnography of pro- and anti-fat...
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Departures in Critical Qualitative Research. 2019; 838–28 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/dcqr.2019.8.3.8
Published: 01 September 2019
... teaching, and my personal life because I understand that my Whiteness and cis-ness allow my queer, fat, Femme, disabled body to experience the world differently and with more privilege than those holding other oppressed identities. Clearly, the processes and politics of visibility are complex in a world...
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Departures in Critical Qualitative Research. 2019; 8131–41 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/dcqr.2019.8.1.31
Published: 01 March 2019
... next to it to symbolize Gill. There are big fish, little fish, fat fish, skinny fish in all colors—blue, red, purple, pink, black, and green. I've turned my notebook into an aquarium in honor of our impending matrimony. I've decided that since we'll both study to be doctors, our parents will...
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Departures in Critical Qualitative Research. 2018; 74113–122 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/dcqr.2018.7.4.113
Published: 01 December 2018
... falling like fat snowflakes through my tiny bedroom window. It's a little bigger than the one-inch frame that Anne Lamott advises us to write through, 2 but it will have to do. Here are some poems, moving on.                    ***                    ***                    ***                    ***                    ***                    *** ...
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Departures in Critical Qualitative Research. 2017; 6378–89 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/dcqr.2017.6.3.78
Published: 01 September 2017
.... It is a suffocating place to be, and as a fat Black lesbian, I fell off of that tightrope of respectability a long time ago. But I did not die. Rather, I found a grounded place I always knew… ratchet ! Cooper writes that Black folks’ emotional selves have not yet caught up with the political...
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Departures in Critical Qualitative Research. 2016; 5377–100 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/dcqr.2016.5.3.77
Published: 01 September 2016
... shortcomings. I was too tall, too fat, too dark, too poor, too loud, and too smart for my own good. I had to learn the hard way to stand up in the face of the sharp, harsh reality that existed for little black girls like me. toja:   In the classroom, I make it clear that the struggles of women in...
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Departures in Critical Qualitative Research. 2016; 5151–62 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/dcqr.2016.5.1.51
Published: 01 March 2016
... is about Luckett's past as a morbidly obese black actress and her new transweight 3 identity after losing nearly 100 pounds. Within Luckett's world of metaphysical ambiguity (her obese mind has not caught up with her slender body), fat acceptance and thin privilege are conflated through several...
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Departures in Critical Qualitative Research. 2015; 4351–69 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/dcqr.2015.4.3.51
Published: 01 September 2015
... if we do the right things we will be rewarded with lower numbers on the scale. However, this might not always happen, and so we find ourselves asking if muscle weighs more than fat, or if we look different, even though the numbers have not changed. Thus, weight loss becomes uncertain, potentially out...
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Departures in Critical Qualitative Research. 2015; 4316–26 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/dcqr.2015.4.3.16
Published: 01 September 2015
... the Navarrone!!! I go I roll I burn smoke drink fuck fight gonna do it do it nothing nothing nothing sets my power plant dry motherfucker nothing between us but air and opportunity bitch don't worry how ugly it might get wanna make you do it Fat Man Little Boy Godzilla's Coral Atoll One burning...
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Departures in Critical Qualitative Research. 2015; 4327–50 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/dcqr.2015.4.3.27
Published: 01 September 2015
... cause to know. This was a frequent feeling for me. She ordered medicines by name the same way I ordered my non-fat chai latte at Starbucks. She knew which pairings were safe for her to consume, and which couldn't be taken in tandem. She is seventeen… . She was seventeen. Her friends spoke in acronyms...
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Departures in Critical Qualitative Research. 2012; 1137–52 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/qcr.2012.1.1.37
Published: 01 March 2012
... numbers right. I am graying and balding. I am losing muscle and gaining fat. I see and hear less well, and I fear I am less worth seeing and hearing. I cannot do what I once could do. I surprise myself, however, by driving 15 hours in one day, by cleaning the house and then playing a round of golf, or by...