Being overweight carries with it a social stigma, as does being a man who embraces the feminine, but for those in the gay community who live at the intersection of such identities, life can be like the worst case of double jeopardy. To Jamal Lewis, however, who is also black and who identifies as "gender deviant," being fat and effeminate is a source of power and a subject worthy of exploration in a documentary titled "No Fats, No Femmes." "For me, I'm just interested in the spaces that people are afraid to occupy," said Lewis, who uses "he-she" as a gender pronoun. "I think there is something to be learned from what we are most afraid of, and so, if that's what I was taught to be afraid of, well [forget] that. I am the Fat Femme."
May-2-2016, 16:12:07 GMT