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I am going to call out the Midwest Writers workshop for fatphobia.
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roxane gay Jan 9
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Sarah Hollowell, who I met through MWW has worked with them for five years. She was voted to be on the organizational committee.
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But then someone said “do we really want someone like her representing us?" That person elaborated “someone so fat. It’s disgusting.” Only two people in that room spoke up for Sarah.
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TheCrankyBuddhist Jan 9
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That's fucked up.
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roxane gay Jan 9
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They committee decided to NOT bring Sarah on board. Because of her body. But because she is “so talented” they are willing to hire her for less public things.
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susie banikarim Jan 9
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how could that possibly impact her representation of them?
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Silas Hansen Jan 9
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WTF
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rhonda sherman Jan 9
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Let me guess- they were women. Fat is the final frontier .
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Jessie Male Jan 9
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😡😡😡
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Paulette Beete Jan 9
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That’s effing awful!
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#Hope Jan 9
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Oh my God.
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roxane gay Jan 9
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This is unacceptable. And cruel. And cowardly, Midwest Writers Workshop. And you thought you could get away with it. You very nearly did.
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roxane gay Jan 9
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I guess I too am too fat and disgusting for your workshop. Which is fine. But Sarah was a tireless worker on your behalf. She is intelligent, passionate, and brave. You would be LUCKY to have her.
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Meredith McWilliams Jan 9
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Especially funny that it’s in the Midwest where lots of people are overweight. (I’m from Iowa so I can say that.)
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Gwenda Bond Jan 9
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😡🤬😡🤬😡🤬
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Thomas Pluck Jan 9
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Fucking infuriating.
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Sarah Hollowell Jan 9
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I love you a lot. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.
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Jedi Mind-Vix Jan 9
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I want names.
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JAddyWright Jan 9
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May you find someone lucky enough to have you represent them.
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