San Francisco: Marilyn Wann, 1995-1996.
Staplebound wraps. A nicely preserved 1995-1996 collection of three issues of fat activist and weight diversity speaker Marilyn Wann's original zine "for people who don't apologize for their size," featuring photography, essays, poetry, fiction, comics, advice, interviews, trading cards for the heroes and villains of fat history, "anatomy lessons" featuring an isolated body part photographed across people of various sizes, and DIY activities ("the upwardly mobile flying fat fair-go-round" mobile of Issue #4, stamp designs in Issue #5), all promoting the mid-1990s fat acceptance movement. Called "avant-garde," "gutsy (and somewhat explicit)" in the August 7, 1996 Washington Post profile on Wann by Carole Sugarman (Second Thoughts About Fat: She's Fat! [You Gotta Problem with that?]), Fat!So? offers an insightful, incisive, and playful glimpse at the fat acceptance and body positive movements in the 1990s.
8 1/2" X 7". 34pp each. Pink printed staplebound wraps show moderate edgewear, with soiling to Issue #4 and black postal marks to rear and sticker remnants to rear wrap of Issue #6. Black circular closing stickers to front wraps. Bindings are firm and sound. Excepting some mild soiling to first few pages of Issue #4, pages are clean and unmarked. Post-it from Heather M. Urban of Fat!So? regarding subscription gift to contents page of Issue #4. Good +. Item #4134