Award-winning writer to discuss body image on March 6

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Award-winning writer to discuss body image on March 6

Kimberly Dark
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Kimberly Dark

Writer, storyteller and speaker Kimberly Dark will present “Things I Learned from Fat People on the Plane” at 8 p.m. March 6 in the Nebraska Union’s Centennial Room, 1400 R St.

The event, sponsored by the University Program Council, Women’s Center and Healthy Outlook Peer Educators, is free for University of Nebraska-Lincoln students with a valid NCard and $5 for faculty, staff and the public.

Dark’s performance is the final event of the university’s Eating Disorders Awareness Week.

Dark is the author of seven award-winning performance scripts and a number of educational programs regarding the body in culture – how appearances and identities influence experiences related to gender, race, body type/size, beauty and ability. She uses humor and intimacy to prompt audiences to discover their influences and reclaim their power as social creators.

Dark has contributed to such news and literary outlets as Decolonizing Yoga, Ms. Magazine, Everyday Feminism and Full Grown People. She has presented and held workshops at colleges, conferences and festivals in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom.

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