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Reflecting On Riva's Visit

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During Riva's powerpoint she mentioned artists who portrayed issues with race, class, age, disability, as well as a size. This really struck me because I rarely hear fatphobia being talked about. I can not distinctly remember the image that she showed but, the concept of including size along with societies categories that other people really resonates with me. I think that within the classroom size discrimination is rarely talked about. The demonized word fat is compared to the words queer and crip. In recent years campaigns like  Let's Move led by Michelle Obama have systamically ostracized children of various size. While Fat Acceptence movements (mostly done through social media) are constantly critiqued or ignored.  I want to know if size could be another facet of identity that we can delve into within our discussions? Whether it be within Anne's course or Kristen's.