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Culture, The Exhibitionist Local Comedian's Weight Loss Secret: Life-Threatening Illness

Local Comedian's Weight Loss Secret: Life-Threatening Illness

Two years ago, Queenie TT, also known as Kamane' Malvo Marshall, weighed well over 400 pounds. She performed stand-up while sitting down, with a cane, and was sick with Acute Hypothyroidism Stage II Lymphedema. On August 25, 2011, she…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist <i>Weight of the Nation</i> Serves Up More Fat-Shaming

Weight of the Nation Serves Up More Fat-Shaming

Today our nation relapses into what might be our worst case of fat fearmongering yet. The current source of our infection with pseudoscientific sensationalism is something called Weight of the Nation, a highly contagious conference/book/series/website onslaught backed by the U.S.…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist MTV Gains Weight -- and Some Insight

MTV Gains Weight -- and Some Insight

As a child of the 1980s and '90s, I routinely saw a handful of plus-sized bodies on my MTV  interspersed between taut video vixens and studs. The Fat Boys. Heavy D (rest in peace). Missy Elliott. Biggie Smalls, Fat Joe,…
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