What is fat activism and why is it important? 

Charlotte Cooper has been writing and thinking about fat for more than 30 years. A true original, her interdisciplinary work in the field defies categorisation. Charlotte has done incredible work in detailing fat activism methods, challenging long-held assumptions that uphold systemic fatphobia and makes clear how crucial feminism and queer theory are to the lifeblood of the fat liberation movement. The second edition of her hugely impactful book Fat Activism was published last year.

Charlotte will be joined in conversation by Irish fat activist and Bloomers co-founder Emily O’Brien.

Dr Charlotte Cooper is a writer, scholar, activist, performer and therapist. Her work on fat activism, writing on therapy culture and archival work can be found on charlottecooper.net.


Event Location

An Taibhdhearc

19 Middle St, Galway, H91 RX76

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The main auditorium is step free, and there are accessible toilet facilities. There are two accessible parking spaces either end of Middle Street and three spaces on Saint Augustine Street opposite. There is a Loop system. HEPA filter will be in use