You are cordially invited to a talk by Da'Shaun L. Harrison, author of “Belly of the Beast: The Politics of Anti-Fatness as Anti-Blackness,” on February 3 at 4:15 p.m. in the Community Foundation Theatre in celebration of Black History Month. 

Harrison is a Black trans theorist and storyteller in Atlanta. “Belly of the Beast” won the 2022 Lambda Literary Award for Transgender Nonfiction, and since then, Harrison has been the recipient of ProjectHEAL's Inspire Award and was listed as a Forbes 30 under 30 (Media) honoree. Harrison lectures on Blackness, fatness, gender and their intersections. 

Harrison currently serves as editor-at-large at Scalawag Magazine and is the co-host of the podcast "Unsolicited: Fatties Talk Back." Between the years 2019 and 2021, Harrison served as associate editor — and later as managing editor — of Wear Your Voice Magazine.

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This event is organized by Queer and Trans People of Color, co-sponsored with Unity House and Black Student Union. QTPOC and BSU are hosting a discussion group before the event. Please email if you have any questions about the discussion.

Join the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, the Black Student Union and many other campus groups for a series of events in celebration of Black History Month.


Please email if you have any questions or to discuss access considerations needed to participate fully in our events.