Did you know that you can request for your library to buy more books? You can!
I’ve got a month left at Columbia, and I’m requesting everything fat and feminist. I’m working off this list of books and adding in some documentaries off Women Make Movies. I want to support authors and filmmakers. I may not be able to afford $100 for a copy of The Fat Body (In)visible, but I know my library can. I also want these resources available for future students and academics. Fat studies is important, and this institution ought have a decent collection of books, films, and resources. Future students should be able to walk into a library looking for one fat book and find a dozen similar and equally important books shelved adjacent. That can only happen if the powers at be in the library know which fat resources to invest in. So I’ve grown well acquainted with the “Recommend Titles for Purchase” page.
Support authors and filmmakers. Give more people access to groundbreaking books and films. Subvert your library.