18 episodes

Join fat activists Marquisele Mercedes (she/her), Da’Shaun Harrison (they/them), Caleb Luna (they/them), Bryan Guffey (they/them), and Jordan Underwood (they/he) as they break down how and why anti-fatness shows up in our lives and relationships. Listen as they get endlessly sidetracked while re-answering old advice columns about weight, fitness, and more from fat liberationist perspectives. Released almost every other Sunday.

Unsolicited: Fatties Talk Back Unsolicited

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.6 • 24 Ratings

Join fat activists Marquisele Mercedes (she/her), Da’Shaun Harrison (they/them), Caleb Luna (they/them), Bryan Guffey (they/them), and Jordan Underwood (they/he) as they break down how and why anti-fatness shows up in our lives and relationships. Listen as they get endlessly sidetracked while re-answering old advice columns about weight, fitness, and more from fat liberationist perspectives. Released almost every other Sunday.

    CREAM

    CREAM

    Hello again, fupas!! In this episode, the fatties share their dream ice creams and explore the pronunciation possibilities of different nuts. Then we pivot to a column from Dear Prudence about kink and the complexities of grappling with ~parental worries~ or external involvement in our romantic relationships. We get into fetishism, gaining, “pleasure politics”, edtwitter, autonomy, and, as always, desire. Grab a sundae and get into the first part of our conversation about fat kink. 
    P.S. We recorded this months ago before we got our audio sorted out. Sorry for any hiccups! 
    P.P.S Say hello to the many pets in the background of this episode!
     
    This episode's advice column: Help! My Parents Seem Intent on Forcing Me to Reveal My Kink.
     
    Media mentioned: 
    The Color of Kink: Black Women, BDSM, and Pornography by Ariane Cruz 
    Samuel Delaney’s keynote talk “Aversion/Perversion/Diversion” 
    Revenge Body by Caleb Luna 
    Belly of the Beast: The Politics of Anti-Fatness as Anti-Blackness by Da’Shaun Harrison 
    No Health, No Care The Big Fat Loophole in the Hippocratic Oath by Marquisele Mercedes 
    Find us on social media!
    Unsolicited on Twitter Unsolicited on Instagram Find Da'Shaun: Twitter/Insta: @DaShaunLH Find Mikey: Twitter: @marquisele Insta: @fatmarquisele Find Jordan: Twitter/Insta: @jordallenhall Find Caleb: Twitter/Insta: @dr_chairbreaker Find Bryan:  Twitter/Insta: @blackqueeriroh

    • 1 hr 15 min
    How Do I Strip You of Your Power?

    How Do I Strip You of Your Power?

    ¡Hola Fupas! In this episode, your beloved fatties discuss the one, the only: Semaglutide!!! We take on the ‘Ozempic Revolution’ and take some turns into a heated discussion about ‘movement strategy’ to ponder a pressing question: What the hell are fat activists even asking for? But before any of that, we discuss our respective fast food sweet treats. It’s a packed episode, so grab a snack and prepare to be rage with us! 
    (P.S. We recorded this months ago before we got our audio sorted out. Sorry for any hiccups!) 
     
    Media mentioned:
    Wegovy Isn’t a Game Changer, But An Update by Marquisele Mercedes
    Institutional Antifatness w/ Marquisele Mercedes & Monica Kriete (from the Death Panel podcast)
    "Firm behind Wegovy slimming jab suspended from UK trade association" 
    ‘Orchestrated PR campaign’: how skinny jab drug firm sought to shape obesity debate 
    Wegovy’s So-Called “Long-Term” Study by Ragen Chastain 
    Weight Loss Research Should Be Five Years Long - At Least by Ragen Chastain 
    I Lost Weight on Ozempic. Here’s What the Debate Gets Wrong. (from the NYT’s First Person podcast) 

    • 1 hr 38 min
    Do You Carry a Lunchbox?

    Do You Carry a Lunchbox?

    Happy Pride Fupas!! This episode, your fav fat queers start off by discussing our favorite noodles, with the amount of confusion, disagreement and hilarity you all have come to know and love. We move on to discuss the reason for the season: is there room for fat liberation at gay pride? We talk about the complexities and, more often than not, failures of pride celebrations to welcome ALL of all of us.  Take a seat, a beat, a cookie, and listen on all your favorite podcast streaming platforms. And above all: don’t forget deodorant for your inner thighs this summer!! 
    (P.S. There are some audio hiccups that we hope you can excuse. Like queerness, we too are messy.) 
     
    Media and topics mentioned:
    Revolting Bodies? The Struggle to Redefine Fat Identity by Kathleen Lebesco  
    Regret rates for gender affirming procedures 
    The Ugly Laws w/ Susan Schweik (from the podcast Sad Francisco) 
    A Primer on "Libidinal Economy" in Relation to Black Folks from Cosmic Hoboes 
    Desirability: Do you really love fat people when you can’t even see us beyond the political? by Da’Shaun Harrison 
    An discussion of “summer bodies” and Pride 
    Imani Barbarin on TikTok discussing COVID and the thin ideal 
    Jockstraps and Crop Tops: Fat Queer Femmes Dressing for the Night by Caleb Luna 
    Fire Island (2022) 
    Conversations on Equity: Eating Disorders, Race, and Queerness (a long-form audio project by Marquisele Mercedes) 
     
    Find us on social media!
    • Unsolicited on Twitter https://twitter.com/unsolicitedftb
    • Unsolicited on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/unsolicitedftb
    • Find Da'Shaun:
      • Twitter/Insta: @DaShaunLH
    • Find Mikey:
      • Twitter: @marquisele
      • Insta: @fatmarquisele
    • Find Jordan:
      • Twitter/Insta: @jordallenhall
    • Find Caleb:
      • Twitter/Insta: @dr_chairbreaker
    • Find Bryan:
      • Twitter/Insta: @blackqueeriroh
     
    Transcript available soon!

    • 1 hr 18 min
    Un/touchable

    Un/touchable

    We’re back, fupas! In our glorious return episode, the fatties gush over their favorite breads (and question whether crackers count?). Then, we tackle a problem closer to home; Mikey shares her concerns and we discuss the pressure to lose weight ahead of important life events, the difficulties with maintaining a fat politic, and the desire to be untouchable.
     
    Find us on social media!
    • Unsolicited on Twitter 
    • Unsolicited on Instagram
    • Find Da'Shaun:
      • Twitter/Insta: @DaShaunLH
    • Find Mikey:
      • Twitter: @marquisele
      • Insta: @fatmarquisele
    • Find Jordan:
      • Twitter/Insta: @jordallenhall
    • Find Caleb:
      • Twitter/Insta: @dr_chairbreaker
    • Find Bryan:
      • Twitter/Insta: @blackqueeriroh
     
    Transcript available soon!

    • 1 hr 5 min
    She's All Fat

    She's All Fat

    Welcome back, fupas!! In this week’s ep, the fatties battle it out over favorite cereals and milk substitutes. Then we pivot to a column from Dear Prudence that opens up conversation into changes in relationships over time, desirability politics, and friendship.

    This episode's advice column:
    "Prudie advises a man who lost all feelings for his wife after she gained 50 pounds." Find us on social media!
    Unsolicited on Twitter Unsolicited on Instagram Find Da'Shaun: Twitter/Insta: @DaShaunLH Find Mikey:
    Twitter: @marquisele Insta: @fatmarquisele Find Jordan: Twitter/Insta: @jordallenhall Find Caleb: Twitter/Insta: @dr_chairbreaker Find Bryan:  Twitter/Insta: @blackqueeriroh Transcript available soon!

    • 1 hr 1 min
    ACAB Includes Food Policers

    ACAB Includes Food Policers

    Happy Halloweenie, fupas (what we have decided to call our listeners)!! In this week’s spooky-ookie episode, the fatties rumble about their favorite spicy-icy foods. What qualifies as spicy and what doesn’t? And furthermore, whomst will be left standing—or sitting—in the battle royale?? The remaining fatties then return to the advice column format to ask the hard questions about fat-shaming, food-policing roommates. Listen now and Happy Halloween!!! 👻🎃🕷🕸
    Media mentioned in this episode:
    https://www.byfood.com/blog/culture/what-is-wasabi Find us on social media!
    Unsolicited on Twitter Unsolicited on Instagram Find Da'Shaun: Twitter/Insta: @DaShaunLH Find Mikey:
    Twitter: @marquisele Insta: @fatmarquisele Find Jordan: Twitter/Insta: @jordallenhall Find Caleb: Twitter: @chairbreaker_ Insta: chairbreaker2.0 Find Bryan:  Twitter/Insta: @blackqueeriroh

    • 1 hr 6 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
24 Ratings

24 Ratings

scubamia ,

Fun & Insightful

Loving this podcast so much! Such a great blend of perspectives and caring camaraderie amongst the speakers. Keep up the great work!

T.123:) ,

Best podcast, absolutely recommend to everyone!

Thank you for the immense amount of labour and time you put into this podcast. You are all so amazing and your thoughts are so brilliant!

Lars_- ,

Thank you, fatties!!

Thank you for providing us with such excellent content!!!

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