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The first full-length collection of poems from Rachel Wiley, whose work spans from body image, to love and loss, and feminism. Fat Girl Finishing School is a love letter to Wiley’s living body.
When confronted with fatphobia, racism, misogyny, and shame each poem chooses self love, despite society’s expectations of conformity.
More than just a book about one single identity, Fat Girl Finishing School makes intersectionality dimensional. This is a book steeped in experience, every story is striking, powerful, and unmistakably palpable.
"Fat Girl Finishing School overtook me. I don't know what else to say. It left me both weeping in public and snapping my fingers while alone...and I can't think of another book of poetry that's ever done the same. Fat girls of the world will find their voice through Wiley's brilliance, and we all owe her for that."
-- Jes Baker, TheMilitantBaker.com, Blogger, Baker, Advocator