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"The truth is, body positivity is for white women. White female bodies being safe is paramount to maintaining white supremacy."
– Stephanie Yeboah, 2017
Twenty-nine year-old plus-size blogger Stephanie Yeboah has experienced racism and fat-phobia throughout her life. From being bullied at school to being objectified and humiliated in her dating life, Stephanie's response to discrimination has always been to change the narrative around body-image and what we see as beautiful. In her debut book, Fattily Ever After, Stephanie Yeboah speaks openly and courageously about her own experience on navigating life as a black, plus-sized woman – telling it how it really is – and how she has managed to find self-acceptance in a world where judgement and discrimination are rife.
Featuring stories of every day misogynoir and being fetishized, to navigating the cesspit of online dating and experiencing loneliness, Stephanie shares her thoughts on the treatment of black women throughout history, the marginalisation of black, plus-sized women in the media (even within the body-positivity movement) whilst drawing on wisdom from other black fat liberation champions along the way. Peppered with insightful tips and honest advice and boldly illustrated throughout, this inspiring and powerful book is essential reading for a generation of black, plus-sized women, helping them to live their life openly, unapologetically and with confidence.
About the Author
Stephanie Yeboah has been a part of the fat acceptance/body positive community since 2014, and since then, she has written many pieces on her blog, on social media platforms and in external publications on topics such as intersectionality in the body positivity movement, standards of beauty within the movement and self love. This has led her to speak on panels surrounding these subjects at events such as the Women of the World Festival, Africa Utopia, the Youth Select Committee, the London College of Fashion diversity panel and many others.