Writings by Women on Fat Oppression
Edited by Lisa Schoenfielder and Barb Wieser
Foreword by Vivian Mayer
This now-classic collection of articles, personal stories, and poems by fat women about their lives and the fat-hating society in which we live. Shadow on a Tightrope also includes material previously distributed by Fat Liberation Publications.
Shadow does it all… It may be the most important feminist theory published this year.
Will open the eyes of even the most fat-phobic. If you read nothing else, read this.
—Feminist Bookstore News
Fear of fat is so entrenched in the American mind that even the most radical women, who have spent years exploring and rebuilding women’s consciousness through the Women’s Liberation Movement, have failed to spot the fraud.
—Vivian F. Mayer, The Fat Illusion