It was Hilary Clare (formerly C.M. Donald) who introduced me to fat liberation. I have in my library a copy of The Fat Woman Measures Up. I also have a gift — a laminated poster of Obélix sporting a gay pride button.
It contrasts with the meditative cover of The Fat Woman Measures Up. The cover photo of the book is by Marty Crowder and called “I Love Women and Rainbows”.
And the last stanza from the last poem — the last word belongs to the poet:
I’m out of bounds,
out of breath,
out of sight,
out of the closet
and what was it, actually,
that needed to be under control?
And so for day 2024