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Lecture: Combating Fatphobia In WLW (Women-Loving-Women) Communities

Thursday, December 9, 2021
12:30pm – 1:45pm

Storrs Campus
Rainbow Center; Student Union 403

The Out to Lunch Gender, Sexuality, and Community is a weekly academic lecture and discussion series with guest scholars and community activists from various disciplines examining a variety of topics related to gender identity, gender expression, and sexuality. Each semester offers a broad sampling of the areas.

Today's lecture is entitled, "Combating Fatphobia in WLW (Women-Loving-Women) Communitiess" and will be presented by Beck Cyr (they/them/theirs).

Synopsis: This presentation will highlight the intersections of fatphobia, body image, and patriarchy with the WLW community. WLW (Women-Loving-Women) includes folx that may identify as Lesbian, Bisexual, Pansexual and/or Asexual/Ace, and are attracted to others whom are not men. While fatphobia impacts more communities than WLW, this presentation will specifically address how fatphobia manifests for WLW. Following the presentation, there will be a roundtable discussion where participants can share relevant lives experiences and ask questions to each other to enhance learning. The group will brainstorm action steps to combat fatphobia and problematic language as allies and members of the LGBTQ community.

*Important Note: this presentation will discuss things that might be sensitive to some, such as dieting, body image, and relationships. While we aim to have a safe-space, self care is always encouraged.

Biography: Beck Cyr (they/them/theirs)

The lectures are open to all to attend. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own lunches.


Rainbow Center (primary), UConn Master Calendar, Women's Gender and Sexuality Studies

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