“When everything feels horrible, what tiny detail can we seize on and laugh about.”
Writer Lindy West talks about being fat and being a feminist with an honesty and vulnerability infused with humor. Titles of her essays and books — “My wedding was perfect — and I was fat as hell the whole time” or Shrill: Notes from a Loud Woman — get at both the laughter and pain of her journey to body positivity, with poignant insights into the destructive power of comedy.
is a columnist at The Guardian, a contributor to This American Life, and the author of Shrill: Notes from a Loud Woman. Her work has appeared The New York Times, GQ, Jezebel, and The Stranger.