Inspirational Women

1/15/23 – Mekdela

Mekdela is the author of Plus Size: A Memoir of Pop Culture, Fatphobia and Social Change. Mekdela addresses the body and size shaming all too present in our world, and uses her book and her website ( to engage readers to see themselves in whatever role they play, and look toward making constructive changes to language and comments. She discusses this in context of being similar to other issues in society that cause othering. It’s important to see that we and others are more than just our body.