Katie McCrindle, B.S.W, M.S.W
Katie McCrindle, B.S.W., M.S.W. (she/her) of Take Up Space Forever is a registered social worker and fat activist who lives and works in Hamilton, Ontario. She identifies as fat as a way of reclaiming the word and situating herself in a political identity. She believes that every body is inherently worthy, and those whose bodies are considered “larger” deserve to proudly take up space in this society which is both overtly and insidiously fatphobic. Katie is passionate about body/fat liberation and about creating fat community, both online and off, and believes that the body holds wisdom if you can figure out how to listen. Katie has 10 years of experience in the social service field and has a Master’s of Social Work with a thesis entitled “Body Relationship and the Fat Female Experience”.