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Radio Interview on “Friend of Marilyn”


“Imagine a world where you literally do not fit: clothes, rooms, conversations, schedules, relationships…” – Beth Murch, Fat

I was recently interviewed by Cat Pausé, the host of the New Zealand radio program, Friend of Marilyn. We discussed my spoken word poem, Fat the hubbub surrounding it, and what it is like being a large-bodied person in spoken word.  Here’s the link to the interview, which you can listen to free and at your leisure!

Friend of Marilyn – 01/10/2014

I am really grateful to have had the opportunity to talk about my poem with such a diverse audience. I had no idea when I wrote the piece that it was going to impact people so strongly (both negatively and positively!). It is an honour to be the vessel through which people engage in their own explorations of consciousness-raising…and it means so much to me when people share their experiences of how that poem impacted them. May we come to live in a world where we learn to love one another regardless of our shapes and sizes…and we learn to love ourselves, regardless of our shapes and sizes.