Figure 8

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Issues 1-4 of Figure 8

In her zine, Figure 8, Krissy Durden writes about sizism, fat acceptance and The Body Revolution. The zine is based in Portland, Oregon, U.S.A.

Issue 1 was a one pager that was made for the first Portland Zine Symposium in 2001. Issue 2 came out in 2003 in time for the first FatGirl Speaks in Portland. Issue 3 came out in 2005, issue 3.5 in 2006 and issue 4 was first published in the summer of 2007.

Issue 5 of Figure 8 is called a Rainy Day Activity book and is filled with body positive and fat equality games and activities. It was published in 2009.

Figure 8 was featured in volume nine of the Zine Yearbook, released in 2008. It is included in the West Coast Zine Collection at San Diego State University.

Figure 8 was also featured in the a 2009 issue of Signs - a Journal of Women in Culture and Society published by the University of Chicago Press. The essay was written by Jenna Freedman and titled Grrrl Zines in the Library.

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