In conversation with MARK WATSON
SOFIE HAGEN has always been fat. But after years of struggling with her body image and subjecting herself to countless diets, Sofie began to question the incessant body shaming and internalised fatphobia that she had always taken for granted. She started to worry less about fad diets and impossible beauty ideals and began to challenge the origins of these deep-seated aspirations.
Published on May 2, Happy Fat is a response to this exploration: part-memoir, part-social commentary, Sofie describes how she conquered a negative relationship with her body and provides practical tips for readers to do the same – drawing wisdom from fat liberation champions along the way.
Sofie burst onto the British comedy scene by winning Best Newcomer at Edinburgh Festival 2015, which she followed with two sellout shows. One of the founders of the wildly popular Guilty Feminist podcast, Sofie has spoken to millions as host of her successful Made of Human podcast, appeared on Comedy Central’s Roast Battle The One Show, The Now Show and Live From The BBC and has written for The Guardian and Standard Issue.