Pia Schiavo-Campo

Pia Schiavo-Campo

Bio

Pia Schiavo-Campo is a fat feminist, writer, and author of the blog Chronicles of a Mixed Fat Chick. Her agenda includes extinguishing conventional notions of beauty and empowering women to take up as much space as they damn well please. She has written many articles on the subject of body image and self-acceptance, which have earned her a place as a valuable voice in the movement.  Her passion for changing the representation of women of size and women of color in the media, is a challenge she embraces daily. Pia believes that when women work together, they can heal and lead the world, changing the landscape of the existing oppressive patriarchy. She is inspired by the strong women in her life, especially her mother, Hazel, who was her first feminist role model. Pia is half Black and half Italian, speaks Italian fluently, and lives in Los Angeles her awesome husband, Will. 

Pia Schiavo-Campo Articles

5 Ways to Unpack White Privilege: The Tess Holliday Incident

I am a woman of color, and when I first read the article, it made me think of the white women I know who exclusively date black men. And so Tess's comment, “I do admit that black men love me. I always forget that, and then I come to a black neighborhood and I remember,” was not a surprise to me. I know many black men who will date fat white women, but not fat women of color, which I find problematic. It's just one of many symptoms of internalized racism, which I'll get into another time.

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Rachel Dolezal, You're Not Black: An Essay On Deconstructing Race

"Taking on a culture is one thing. But taking on a phenotype in the name of solidarity is perverse."

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10 Reasons Being Married to My Husband Totally Rocks

This is perhaps one of the things I treasure most about our marriage. We love spending time together, but we also both crave solitude now and again. We allow each other to have the space to decompress after a long day or to explore a budding hobby. When he’s tinkering in the garage listening to The Clash, I might be upstairs writing a blog post and burning incense.

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Why Do We Have To Be Pretty All The Time?

You know, I really want to not be writing about this in five years. I hope there won’t be a need.

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