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Presented as part of the third annual Black Arts Matter Festival, Body Politics features the debut performance of "Full of Herself" by Black Arts Matter Festival Founder and Artistic Director, Shasparay. "Full of Herself" is a one-person show or choreopoem that is centered on themes of the body, self-image, and identity. The interdisciplinary work uses spoken word, comedy, and movement to tell Shasparay's story as it relates to living and loving in a fat body. "Full of Herself" discusses relationships, self-love, and even self-hate as she interacts with societal and internalized fatphobia.
Following the performance, Shasparay will participate in a talkback and panel discussion led by Dr. Sami Schalk, Assistant Professor of Gender and Women’s Studies at University of Wisconsin-Madison. Select artists and experts will have a meaningful discussion about body policing and other themes related to the performance, and the audience will have the opportunity to ask Shasparay questions about her work.
Please note: this performance is intended for mature, adult audiences.
Single tickets available for purchase now.
Dr. Sami Schalk, Moderator
Sami Schalk is an associate professor of Gender & Women's Studies. Her research focuses on race, gender, and disability in contemporary American literature and culture. She is the author of Bodyminds Reimagined: (Dis)ability, Race, and Gender in Black Women's Speculative Fiction (Duke UP 2018) and the forthcoming Black Disability Politics (Duke UP Fall 20220.
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