FT. Rebecca Sky, Tash Mcadam, E.Latimer, and Tanya Boteju
Moderated by: Susana Hernandez Rojas
Body positivity. We’ve heard these two words many times, now more than ever. But have we actually stopped to reflect on what these words mean? To us individually, and as a collective? Body positivity has long been a subject that has been rarely touched upon, and almost seen as taboo in the young adult literary world. While this is changing, and for the better, body positivity (and many others) have a long way to go when it comes to representation in YA lit.
In this panel we’ll be discussing the underrepresentation of fat bodies, trans bodies, disabled bodies, and so many more in YA literature. How things are changing, how we as readers/writers/people in places of power can be allies, and reflecting on what body positivity means to us, as individuals and as a collective.
*We are recording this session and will be uploading the recording to our YouTube channel and Website*