“As a fat black man, you’re expected to be funny, wealthy or a target of ridicule. Either way, you’re not seen as a person beyond your weight,” writes Sihle Mthembu.
Thabiso Mahlape writes: “I have been with my therapist for about four years now. In that time, through tears and laughter, we have managed to pinpoint the source of most of my angst in life – food, erections and alcohol.”
Meanwhile, genderqueer trans media artist Dean Hutton uses their own body to provoke dialogue about the gaze, queer bodies, love and social justice.
We bring together these three speakers for a discussion on the body.
How is “fatness” perceived in South Africa across race, gender and class?
What overt aggression and microaggressions do those considered to be overweight face?
Are we really being sincere when we prod overweight people about their health?
Join a probing hour-long discussion on October 5 at 10am, hosted by City Press arts and lifestyle editor Grethe Kemp, where we will incorporate comments from our readers and hear your views.
Go to quicket.co.za to sign up