We are thrilled to host our very first in-person book talk with Da'Shaun L. Harrison on August 26, 2021! On this occasion we've asked Milo Silver, artist and barista at Rofhiwa Book Cafe, to join Harrison in what we trust will be a generative and truly sublime conversation.
Registration and Attendance
We will offer seating for up to 26 in-person guests, with priority access given to those who purchase the book at rofhiwabooks.com. If you choose to pre-order a copy through Rofhiwa, please use your order comments to indicate whether you would like 1-2 seats reserved for you.
This event will also be live-streamed on Crowdcast.io and free with registration - click "Save My Spot" above or visit https://www.crowdcast.io/e/belly-of-the-beast
About Belly of the Beast: The Politics of Anti-fatness as Anti-Blackness
Da’Shaun L. Harrison – a fat, Black, disabled, and nonbinary trans writer–offers an incisive, fresh, and precise exploration of anti-fatness as anti-Blackness, foregrounding the state-sanctioned murders of fat Black men and trans and nonbinary masculine people in historical analysis. Policing, disenfranchisement, and invisibilizing of fat Black men and trans and nonbinary masculine people are pervasive, insidious ways that anti-fat anti-Blackness shows up in everyday life. Fat people can be legally fired in 49 states for being fat; they’re more likely to be houseless. Fat people die at higher rates from misdiagnosis or nontreatment; fat women are more likely to be sexually assaulted. And at the intersections of fatness, Blackness, disability, and gender, these abuses are exacerbated.
About Da'Shaun L. Harrison
Da'Shaun Harrison (they/them) is a Black trans writer, abolitionist, and community organizer in Atlanta, GA. Da'Shaun currently serves as the Managing Editor of Wear Your Voice Magazine, and is the author of Belly of the Beast: The Politics of Anti-Fatness as Anti-Blackness. Da'Shaun is also a public speaker who often leads workshops on Blackness, queerness, gender, fatness, disabilities, and the intersection at which they all meet.
About Milo Silver
Milo Silver (they/them) is an artist of many talents; editor, writer, filmmaker, dramaturge and barista. With an MFA in creative writing specializing in fiction and screen writing, they view their work as “finding magic in the mundane” and their stories as “quiet portraits of everyday people living extraordinary lives.” Milo is inhouse dramaturge and Literary Council Lead at Mojoaa Theatre Company here in Durham.