You Don’t Want to Lose Your Girlish Figure: A Struggle with Childhood Obesity
by Kathleen Fleming PhD, EdD
About the Book:
The book gives a real-life example of how people view a person who is overweight, especially women when they expect you to look a certain way for your age and gender. Being female in American culture puts a lot of pressure on girls and adult women to present themselves physically as slim and attractive. In my case, I present my childhood experience of obesity and how it impacted my life and what women around me thought about my physical appearance as a way to inform and help people become knowledgeable about the stigma people put on obesity.
Kathleen C. Fleming
July 14, 2021