Monthly Archives: August 2016

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I curated the chapter on Bisexuals of Colour!

Thursday is our big day!
At long last, Purple Prose: Bisexuality in Britain will hit bookstore shelves on Thursday, September 1! By now you should have your backer copies (let us know if they didn’t make it). This Friday, September 2, we’ll be gathering at 7:30 p.m. at the Brixton Community Centre. Please join us if you can–and bring your friends!

Help us spread the word!

You can help us promote the book for launch day by sharing the order links with your friends. And be sure to leave a review!

Order it at Waterstones http://waterstones.com/book/purple-prose/kate-harrad/9780996460163
Order and review it on Amazon https://www.amazon.co.uk/Purple-Prose-Bisexuality-Kate-Harrad/dp/0996460160
Review it on Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/29362988-purple-prose
You can also submit a purchase request at your local public or university library.

Thank you for your support!

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The myth that black men love fat women needs to get in a volcano

Is it easy
Being black and fat?
Do you enjoy random men telling you
“I’d hit that!”
Are you attracted to those who insult you on the street?
Or at family gatherings
When relatives you meet
Tell you nobody wants you when you’re fat.
But oh, black guys are supposed to love that!

Is it easy when you’re not thin
And black, like how do you even fit in?
Folks look away when I catch their eye
And don’t get me started when they find out
I’m bi.
I’m not butch, and I hate the styles of the 1950’s
So I have to learn to dress a little differently.
But it’s not easy, not easy at all.
You should hear the names I get called!
I’m not hourglass shaped or light-skinned at that.
My belly has rolls and I am fat!

So no, your racist ideas don’t help me one bit.
When you think I have it easier, you perpetuate a myth.
Fat liberation is blindingly pale;
Your racial oppression keeps me down on the scale.
The lines on my skin aren’t just stretch marks,
But self inflicted pain I cannot get past.

So sure, say it’s easy being black and fat.
Look the other other way as I deal with this crap.
And if liberation for fat folks
Don’t include queers of colour at the heart of it,
Then well done, sister:
Your movement’s full of shit!