» December 5th 2018:

Sofie Hagen and Scottee: 'Fat should be something you flaunt'

The comedian and her artist-activist friend have teamed up for Hamburger Queen, a beauty pageant that celebrates fatnessA few months ago, I went to see a show and when I got to my seat, I sat down. Or rather, I tried to sit down. I realised quite quickly that I couldn’t fit into the seat. It wasn’t “a bit tight” – I was absolutely unable to get my bum in between the two armrests. For a moment, I panicked. I considered if I could just, sort of, sit on the armrests. Maybe I could seem like one of those cool people who choose to sit differently on a chair to impress people, like a new teacher in an 80s teen film.I found an usher and said, “Excuse me, but I seem to be too fat for your seats.” The usher wore the facial expression of someone currently having the worst shift of his life. Continue reading...

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