In the summer of 2014, PLUMP, a collective of self-identified fat, queer, femme performers, writers and community members in Austin, Texas, came together to vision, heal and create. Out came Fat: The Play, a performance piece that shares collective members’ experiences with body oppression, racism, misogyny and classism. The powerful, intersectional and ever-evolving work of PLUMP continues to confront systemic and interpersonal fat-hatred by centering the narratives of those who it impacts most.
We need to update you on where Truthout stands.
To be brutally honest, Truthout is behind on our fundraising goals for the year. There are a lot of reasons why. We’re dealing with broad trends in our industry, trends that have led publications like Vice, BuzzFeed, and National Geographic to make painful cuts. Everyone is feeling the squeeze of inflation. And despite its lasting importance, news readership is declining.
To ensure we stay out of the red by the end of the year, we have a long way to go. Our future is threatened.
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