Anshuman Iddamsetty is an activist, writer and podcast producer
My work is exclusively focused on fat liberation. My non-fiction debut, Hello Pig: Notes For a Fat Future is out late 2020 on Strange Light. I'm represented by Martha Webb of CookeMcDermid.
My published writing can be found on The Outline, Hazlitt, The National Post, and the first edition of Best Canadian Sports Writing (ECW Press, 2017). I was recently nominated for the 2019 Knickerbocker Award for Best Games Journalism for the essay, “How Video Games Demonize Fat People".
I'm a podcast producer with over a decade of experience in telling stories through sound. I was the host and showrunner of Vanguard by Shopify Studios, a podcast about how marginalized people make money today. It ran for two seasons. Previously, I produced the podcasts Cavern of Secrets and The Arcade for Hazlitt. Before that, I was an associate producer and sound designer at CBC Radio One, producing such shows as Spark, Know Your Rights, and GO.
Tapestry, CBC Radio One
"Writer and activist, Anshuman Iddamsetty, says being fat ... and happy about it ... is an act of 'disobedience' in a culture that expects us to want to be thin."
“My life began when I decided to gain as much weight as possible. The moment I chose to become fat, everything changed.”